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Thu May 16, 2019, 07:38 AM

 

Kamala Harris is fundraising for abortion-rights groups rather than her own campaign




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Reply Kamala Harris is fundraising for abortion-rights groups rather than her own campaign (Original post)
ehrnst Thursday OP
Cha Thursday #1
BlueMTexpat Thursday #2
Kaleva Thursday #3
Funtatlaguy Thursday #4
JI7 Thursday #5
Funtatlaguy Thursday #6
safeinOhio Thursday #8
luvtheGWN Thursday #21
Funtatlaguy Thursday #24
luvtheGWN Thursday #28
Marcuse Thursday #29
loyalsister Thursday #30
pdsimdars Thursday #7
pazzyanne Thursday #9
KitSileya Thursday #12
pazzyanne Thursday #13
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NurseJackie Thursday #10
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:40 AM

1. Good on Kamala!

 

Thank You, ehrnst!
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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:43 AM

2. + a million or so! eom

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:48 AM

3. Posted about this yesterday

 

E-mail from Kamala Harris campaign on protecting Roe v. Wade
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:49 AM

4. The question to ask is WHY - why is abortion so important to them.

 

My theory - itís their Preachers.
In the pews, they constantly hear the sermon ďabout God knowing us all before he formed usĒ.
The theory being that there is the thing called the SOUL and God places it into the fetus at the moment of conception of the fertilized egg.

I grew up in this culture.
And I was the precocious kind of kid that asked a lot of questions of my Sunday School teachers.
They all hated me because they didnít have answers to my questions other than to say to just live by faith and read the Bible.

Anyway, if you believe this theory, then you will believe that you have moral superiority for being a pious defender of babies. And, what is more precious than a baby.
At least, an unborn one anyway.
That is how these people think.
* It also explains why they wonít give exceptions for rape or incest. They will say that itís not the babies fault as to how it got here. They will say God makes no mistakes and that SOUL deserves the right to live just as any other does.

These forced Birchers have been waiting for their pounds of flesh by voting republican for many years.
With a 5-4 Supreme Court now, they think God will lead America back to righteousness.
They wonít rest until their republican leaders find a way to overturn Roe.
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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:54 AM

5. it's about controlling and taking power away from women

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:59 AM

6. Yes. Fundamentalism is very Patriarchal. God the Father/God the Son.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:12 AM

8. Then God knows he is making hermaphrodites too.

 

just saying.
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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:15 AM

21. Thanks for your explanation.

 

Seems to me that if this religious belief is the basis for the anti-abortion movement, then that would be in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state.

I've heard die-hard Catholics aver that Catholic doctrine states that life begins at conception (not true, folks!) so there again, Catholics are trying to change the laws of the land to conform to their religious belief.

And I will NEVER to refer to the movement as Pro-Life. It is anything but.......
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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #21)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:22 AM

24. Oh no. These people DO NOT believe in church/state separation.

 

They will tell you that we are a Christian nation.
They will tell you that all bad things that have happened in America is because the country has turned its back on God.
(E.g. taking prayer out of public schools).
They want a Christian Taliban led by Christian Dominionists (like Pence) to set policy.
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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #24)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:19 AM

28. Well sure, that's what THEY want.

 

But you DO have a Constitution.

And isn't it past time that their wants be brought to light in major ways so that the majority knows? I never see any discussion about this movement, either on broadcast or cable, nor even in social media. Everyone seems so damn afraid of exposing them, for fear of being called religious persecutionists.
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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

29. It's all about maximizing the numbers of European-Americans while suppressing others.

 

In the perfect RW world abortion would be banned for some and mandatory for others. It has nothing to do with choice. See Richard Spencer.

[link:https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/08/alt-right-abortion-richard-spencer-upholds-margaret-sanger-eugenicist-legacy/|


On this understanding, abortion is a form of eugenics, helping to shape the population to produce more desirables and fewer undesirables. This is why Spencer supports the practice ó not because he believes that it is a moral good or that women are owed the right to choose, but because he views it as a morally neutral tool that improves the American gene pool by making it whiter and richer.



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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:18 AM

30. Counter balance

 

The sacred fetus was a deliberate scam. Prior to that shift, Baptist, Methodist and other clergy supported legal abortion because they had to soon bury women who had talked with them about their dilemma.
The conservatives who wanted to cut social programs that feed, house, and provide health care to poor families found their way in by exploiting the misogyny which drove the narrative that women who would have abortions are simply callous. Behind it all was a fear of white women who dared to not have enough children with white men.
White supremacy which had been conveniently rooted in the early religious right, abd an early manifestation of the eugenics movement was for families who were believed to have superior genetic make-up to make large contributions to their superior population. The women's movement and desegregation were simultaneous threats because white women having fewer children was complicated by increasing interracial relationships.
Policy initiatives which reduced spending on social programs exploited race. Thus, the "welfare mom" and her many children stereotype was intentionally not white, even though the majority of recipients have always necessarily been from the largest population.
The perceived threat of immigration has the same roots.

I'm not sure what it will take to satisfy their agenda but I don't think overturning Roe would be enough.
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:08 AM

7. God we have great candidates on our side. Every one of them I hear inspires me.

 

Put them all in. One will be president and the rest should make up the cabinet.
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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #7)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:13 AM

9. Except it would take away from the need to win the Senate in 2020.

 

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:28 AM

12. But only Hickenlooper, Bennett and Castro/O'Rourke

 

Are from states that have a Senate seat up for grabs in 2020.
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Response to KitSileya (Reply #12)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:34 AM

13. But if we take the Democrats running for 2020

 

and put them all in the cabinet, that opens up a lot of Democratic Senate seats in special elections.
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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #13)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:42 AM

15. Blue wave in 2020 could win us those special elections.

 

I hope so. I want the Repub party destroyed.
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Response to KitSileya (Reply #15)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:49 AM

16. So do I!!!

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:18 AM

10. Good for her! I've seen this done before, EXCEPT...

 

Good for her! I've seen this done before, EXCEPT she's not keeping half for herself. I think that speaks very highly of her character.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:25 AM

11. That's the kind of person she is!

 

Top quality!

Certainly puts a lie to certain "progressive writers" who claim our candidates are only in it to get rich!
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:34 AM

14. Well done! nt

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:54 AM

17. Beto is doing the same thing

 

He even sent out an email asking his supporters to donate to Planned Parenthood.

The email said:
Legislators in Alabama passed a state law yesterday that criminalizes doctors and makes providing an abortion punishable by 99 years in prison. This is not only unconstitutional ó itís a radical attack on women across Alabama and America.

We won't back down when it comes to fully protecting Roe v. Wade, fighting dangerous efforts to roll back reproductive health care, and defending a womanís right to access an abortion. We will fight these dangerous efforts with everything weíve got in legislatures across the country, in the courts, and at the ballot box. We will win.

But itís going to take all of us getting to work right away. If you can join us in stepping up at this moment, the groups that fight on the front lines of this battle need our help right now ó from national groups like Planned Parenthood to local groups in Alabama like the Yellowhammer Fund.

Can you make a donation today to Planned Parenthood and Alabamaís Yellowhammer Fund? Your contributions will strengthen our fight to protect abortion care in Alabama and elsewhere at a time when it continues to be targeted by radical attacks.





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Response to Indygram (Reply #17)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:00 AM

19. +1

 



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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:57 AM

18. I'm glad to see this!

 

Kamala trying to make a difference NOW.
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:00 AM

20. Kick

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:18 AM

22. She's excellent!

 

All the Dem candidates are. They speak for us. Geez this really is a fight between Good and Evil....

Didnít someone wise once say something about living in ďinterestingĒ times? 😕
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:19 AM

23. She's the ONE!

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:32 AM

25. This issue is only the latest in a cacophony of dire issues. But it sure is a wake up call.

 

Good for Senator Harris for the right move on this.
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:54 AM

26. Good for Senator Harris

 

And all women and men that back their women should be even more riled up to vote against trump and the gop. This will backfire badly for trump and the hate group formerly known as the gop. Many of their issues are driving republicans away, and will make this next election even worse for trump and the hate group that supports him in Congress.
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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:17 AM

27. K&R

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:27 AM

31. Awesome! k&r

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 05:27 PM

32. Textbook Dedication To Cause! Go, Kamala! (n/t)

 

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