Ruth, Justice, and the American Way

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How Was I To Know?

Or so says the Republican Ohio legislator who wrote the bill on re-implanting an ectopic pregnancy into the womb…something that is not physically feasible nor viable. An Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible as a way of fighting abortion worked closely on…

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Implications Of Trump’s California Air Quality Changes

Yesterday, in his ongoing fight to punish California for voting against him, President Donald Trump announced that he was removing California’s waiver to impose stricter automobile emission standards than the federal requirements. Unsurprisingly some of his rationales don’t make any sense but he made them just the same. “The Trump…

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A New Organization That Needs Your Charitable Donation:

When you are considering charitable donations this year…if it wasn’t on your list in the past…you may want to add Planned Parenthood. It Just Got Harder to Get Birth Control in America Title X made sure poor women could have access to health care. The Trump administration has compromised that….

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Rep. Steve King Defends Not Allowing Rape and Incest Exceptions.

I was working on another post when this popped up in my news feed: U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, ‘would there be any population left?‘ You really can’t make this stuff up! Jeez: Rep. Steve King told an Iowa crowd Wednesday that humanity might not exist…

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More Madison GOP Hypocrisy Around Healthcare

We are all aware that the US is having a record measles outbreak this year. Officially, Wisconsin has been spared but there are tens of thousands of un-vaccinated residents in the state. So of course there has been a push to get people vaccinated. Some politicians are pushing to remove…

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Big government Wisconsin Republicans continue GOP war on women

I’ve always been fascinated by Republican claims to support less government intrusion into the lives of citizens…..except when it comes to issues like same-sex relationships and women’s rights. Here in Wisconsin we’re seeing that first-hand as Republicans in the Legislature have passed a series of bills aimed at allowing government…

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Let’s Stop Talking About Exceptions in Anti-abortion Legislation.

As Georgia and Alabama and Missouri passed their restrictive anti-abortion laws…much has been written about the exception written into the laws…and more pointedly those left out. Most commonly included are clauses permitting abortion to save the life of the mother. But this isn’t always a given. There was literal screaming…

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Christian Supremacist

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard that term until this morning. And it was being used in relation to the groups and people who are responsible for pushing through the onerous anti-abortion laws in many of the Republican states…including Wisconsin. In that context it made a lot of sense to…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Protect Roe v Wade

from this morning’s email inbox: In Alabama, Missouri, and in states across the country, extremist Republican lawmakers are trying to turn back the clock, outlaw abortion, and deny women access to reproductive health care. Even though Roe v. Wade established a woman’s constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion…

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