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Wed May 15, 2019, 08:30 PM

Welcome to the Dystopia of Alabama By Connie Schultz

'Let's start with a few facts about the children currently living in Alabama.

Twenty-six percent of them more than 285,280 lived in poverty in 2018, which is the most recent year for available data. About 30 percent of Alabama's children living in poverty are younger than 5.

This data comes from Kids Count, an annual project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks children's well-being in every state.

Poverty has its consequences, particularly for young children. Research has long shown that growing up poor harms brain development. How much?

A 2015 pediatric study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association answers that question with devastating clarity. . .

Here's another: Alabama has the highest infant mortality rate in the country. When it comes to keeping children alive after they're born, Alabama is rock-bottom last.

So, what is Alabama doing to help these children?

Well, we have news.

In the competition for which state is the closest replica of Margaret Atwood's dystopian Republic of Gilead, Alabama is the hands-down winner. It is now the most dangerous state in the country, and the most hostile one, for women of reproductive age.'>>>

https://www.creators.com/read/connie-schultz/05/19/welcome-to-the-dystopia-of-alabama?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. Connie Schultz speaks the truth to power, out loud.

I commend her for her clear-eyed vision and for her ability to get to the heart of the matter.

What a great First Lady she would have made!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:38 PM

2. The highest infant mortality rate in the country. And they want forced birth.

Beyond comprehension.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:40 PM

3. Connie nails it, as usual.

I am so proud of my fellow Ohioan who writes so eloquently.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:47 PM

4. They are exporting this autocrat-led mental instability to other states in various ways.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:41 PM

5. Love Connie Schultz.

Her and her husband Sherrod are Ohio's best. Always carrying the torch for the working stiff.

Thanx for posting.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:27 PM

6. Once they are born

You are on your own!

Men and old women love this crap!

I can never sing the National Anthem again!

O'er the land of the free ?? WTF!!

If you're a white guy with money maybe.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #6)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:36 AM

10. Indeed. If you can't control your own body, you have no freedom. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:54 AM

7. I don't consider the word "war" in the phrase "war on women" to be metaphor.

Never have - because the oppressors don't mean it that way. To them - it has never been a metaphor. They have long been waging war against women.

Controlling and killing women under the color of law in no way changes the nature of the attacks on women.

They can hide their intent in the lofty language of protecting life but their actual intent is the complete and total subjugation of women - with death or imprisonment for those who fight back or in any way challenge them.

They would happily stand over the dead body of a woman and proclaim it the "wages of sin". Proof of some god's judgment and their own righteousness.

They are the enemy and should be treated accordingly.

Anyone who thinks I should find common ground or attempt to reason with those who seek to enslave, imprison, and murder women is a coward who serves the oppressors.

The oppressors have long shown they do not respond to reason. It simply does not work with them.

Because being fair or just or reasonable isn't what they care about. They don't care.

They only care about controlling women.

That's it.

They don't give a damn about children. That's long been evident as well.

It's about controlling women.

Anyone who seeks to control me as a woman is my enemy. They are a danger to my well being. They are an imminent threat to my life.















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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #7)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:35 AM

9. I feel the same way. Women's lives are being targeted. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:34 AM

8. K & R for exposure.

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