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Tue Jun 21, 2022, 02:23 PM

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest

Source: The Daily Advisor

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill to criminalize abortion in Louisiana with no exceptions for rape or incest if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its historic Roe v. Wade decision.

Senate Bill 342 by Democratic Monroe Sen. Katrina Jackson built on Louisiana's 2006 "trigger law" to outlaw abortion if the Supreme Court ever reverses Roe, which seems likely after a draft decision doing so was leaked in May.

Jackson's bill specifically exempts pregnant women from prosecution but doubles the 2006 penalties for doctors or others who terminate pregnancies to a maximum $100,000 fine and 10 years in jail.

Edwards, a devout Catholic who has a record of supporting abortion restrictions, said he would have preferred exceptions for rape and incest, although he has signed a previous bill without such exceptions.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-governor-john-bel-edwards-165116804.html

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Reply Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 21 OP
muriel_volestrangler Jun 21 #1
BradAllison Jun 21 #2
Hav Jun 21 #3
Renaissance Man Jun 21 #4
Lonestarblue Jun 21 #5
Lil Liberal Laura Jun 21 #6
rockfordfile Jun 21 #7
brooklynite Jun 21 #12
SouthBayDem Jun 21 #14
LudwigPastorius Jun 21 #8
LudwigPastorius Jun 21 #9
Stuart G Jun 21 #10
dchill Jun 22 #21
kimbutgar Jun 21 #11
SouthBayDem Jun 21 #15
LudwigPastorius Jun 22 #24
Mysterian Jun 21 #13
LeftInTX Jun 21 #16
moose65 Jun 22 #17
Polybius Jun 22 #20
Aristus Jun 22 #18
pstokely Jun 22 #19
moose65 Jun 22 #22
sakabatou Jun 22 #23

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 02:34 PM

2. And that's that folks

The American South is a third world territory.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 02:42 PM

3. My first thought was azzhole

but he argues that signing this law rather adds exceptions in comparison to another law that would come into play if Roe falls. Still, it feels disgusting.
It seems more anger should be directed at those writing these laws.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 02:59 PM

4. John Bel Edwards and Katrina Jackson

Both John Bel Edwards and Katrina Jackson are Democrats.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:13 PM

5. Whay don't they just come out and say we hate women and we want to punish them

for being alive and daring to think they have any rights. They donít. Men get to control their lives. Louisiana has the ďhonorĒ of having the highest maternal death rate in the US. California has the lowest rate at 4.0 per 100,000, followed by Massachusetts at 8.4, so a pregnant woman in Louisiana is almost 15 times more likely to die than one in Californiaóthe difference between backward Republican states and Democratic states.

For most developed countries in Europe, the maternal death rate per 100,000 live births is 1-4.
Notice that most of these states are run by Republicans. Itís quite b ious that Republicans do not care about the lives of women, just about their ability to punish them for having sex.

Here are the 10 states with the highest maternal mortality:

Louisiana (58.1 per 100k)
Georgia (48.4 per 100k)
Indiana (43.6 per 100k)
New Jersey (38.1 per 100k)
Arkansas (37.5 per 100k)
Alabama (36.4 per 100k)
Missouri (34.6 per 100k)
Texas (34.5 per 100k)
South Carolina (27.9 per 100k)
Arizona (27.3 per 100k)

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/maternal-mortality-rate-by-state

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:19 PM

6. What does his Catholicism have to do with it?

Having been raised Lutheran, I know my grandma Fey is probably spinning in her grave as I write this, but most of the misogynistic bastards who advocate these policies are evangelical "Christians." But there are woman-hating nutjobs everywhere, calling themselves Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists (!), Zoroastrians, or not proffessing any religious faith at all.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:45 PM

7. He's a un-American pos. Time to kick him out. I support a woman's right to choose

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 05:55 PM

12. And you've got a more progressive Democrat in mind to replace him?

Election is next year; better get cracking...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:09 PM

14. JB Edwards is term limited nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:57 PM

9. We're not supposed to talk shit about Democrats here.


However, how can our party include people who actively take away basic human rights from half of the population of the state they govern with the stroke of a pen?

You can save the argument, "Well, would you rather have a Republican in that office?".
You've got to draw the line somewhere, or else you are no better than the stinking GOP.

I draw the line at a woman's right to control her body. Fuck this guy and fuck Katrina Jackson too.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:59 PM

10. K & R. Thanks for posting this. What John Bel Edwards has don is so simple. He has removed all

of his everything & exposed his soul to the world. To sign this ahead of a future Supreme Court Decision..with
no exceptions for rape or incest is beyond belief. It proves he cares about nothing but himself and
his deep rooted hate for women. The rape & incest part is the telling key. There is little more to say about
this woman hating ass**le

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 12:23 PM

21. "Give the people what they want!"

I hope someday this kind of craven calculation fails.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 04:18 PM

11. Could he have signed it because he knew the Republican majorities would override his veto?

And isnít he up for re election? Pick the Republican devil or the Democratic devil. If re elected he might be able to get the law undone.


( Iím giving him the benefit of the doubt) but I am pissed he signed it!!!!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:12 PM

15. Gov. Edwards is term limited

Plus he's the only statewide Democratic elected official in Louisiana, so politically he has to throw some bones to conservatives to survive (think Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama).

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Response to SouthBayDem (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 03:11 PM

24. "he has to throw some bones to conservatives"


I think we would agree that those bones shouldn't be from Louisiana women that died from back-room abortions.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 07:18 PM

13. Unbelievable this could happen in this century

Republicans have taken us back about 500 years.

Rights for rapists but none for women.

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:44 PM

16. The governor is a Democrat

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 09:09 AM

17. Well, that may be true....

but in this case the governor AND the person sponsoring the bill are both Democrats.

I don't really understand John Bel Edwards on this. He is term-limited and can't run for governor again. Why would he do this?

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Response to moose65 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 11:55 AM

20. Why would he do this?

Perhaps he truly supports banning abortion. Some politicians actually have strong beliefs that they won't sacrifice.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 11:14 AM

18. Every skeevy uncle in Loosiana is celebrating right now.

Official state government endorsement of their predatory behavior.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 11:46 AM

19. is there anything where he's not a DINO?

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Response to pstokely (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:47 PM

22. Actually yes

He vetoed the legislature's redistricting plan because it did not include a second majority-Black district.

Maybe folks from Louisiana can chime in on that question.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 02:50 PM

23. He must think women as chattle.

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