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Many pro-choicers on Twitter seem to think that if a mother with an unplanned pregnancy is talked out of an abortion and doesn't choose to place her baby for adoption, all the needs of the baby should be provided for for 18 years, either by pro-lifers or the government.
They'll complain that pro-lifers only provide some basic supplies and then are done helping. But that isn't generally true of pro-lifers, especially those who volunteer at and/or donate to pregnancy help centers. pregnancyhelpnews.com/pregnancy-help…
Ideally, couples won't have fertile sex unless they are ready to raise a child together. If there is an unplanned pregnancy, fathers ought to stick around to raise the child they helped conceive alone or with the mother.
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#BREAKING: In United States v. Texas (challenging the constitutionality of #SB8), Judge Pitman has issued a preliminary injunction temporarily barring enforcement of the controversial six-week #abortion ban by "the State" — *including* judges and clerks:

justsecurity.org/wp-content/upl…
Here's the injunction itself. It's a 113-page ruling, so bear with me. But this is a remarkable decision (and one that Texas will almost certainly immediately ask the Fifth Circuit to stay):
Judge Pitman on why he won't stay his ruling:
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California law states that people have a “fundamental right” to choose and obtain an #abortion.

But just because abortion has more legal protection in #California does not mean it is readily accessible to all, advocates of reproductive choice say.

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Many Californians struggle to afford the procedure, and some live far from a clinic that provides it.

Such practical barriers can make abortion too difficult to access for Californians, despite the legal assurances on the books, advocates say.

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California requires commercial health insurers to cover abortions, but many patients seeking to terminate a pregnancy face out-of-pocket costs such as copayments.

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Continuing the exploration on the historical rise of #circumcision in #Britian, let’s look at the evolving definition of circumcision in the Encyclopaedia Britannica over the decades- showing HOW perceptions changed so dramatically. #i2 #mgm #childrights #historyofBritian (1)
“In the third edition (1797) #circumcision is described as “the act of cutting off the prepuce; a ceremony in the Jewish and Mahometan religions.” Discussion focuses around “strange middle eastern traditions”. Little division is made between male or female circumcision: (2) #i2
“Circumcision is practised on women by cutting off the foreskin of the clitoris, which bears a near resemblance and analogy to the praeputium of the male penis.”(3) #fgm #i2 #historyofcircumcision
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THREAD: Historically, Catholic disapproval of #abortion was not rooted in concern for the fetus. It was based on the assumption that only someone who engaged in forbidden sexual activity would need to have an abortion. (1/5)
Catholic arguments against abortion did not usually focus on the morality of abortion itself because scientifically, theologically, and morally, the fetus was not considered a person. (2/5)
Many church officials and anti-choice Catholics now use what's called the ontological argument against abortion by claiming that the fetus is a person from the moment of conception. (3/5)
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25/ We have obtained (with permission) reams of court documents related to the poisonings at #SBUniv.

These reference multiple instances of sexual assault, slander, or abuse, perpetrated by SBU personnel - most members of First Baptist Church of Bolivar.

#SBC #sbctoo
26/ We'll present this information publicly through several publications and, in brief, these Tweets.

The attorney for the injured student (who wasn't expected to survive the pesticide poisonings at #SBUniv) told her these documents were already public.

#SBC #sbctoo
27/ However, she discovered her *own* attorney engaged in a series of deceptions, including, concealing the fact that he previously worked for Roy Blunt - former #SBUniv trustee and president, Secretary of State, congressman ... and current Senator of Missouri.

#SBC sbctoo
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15/ Before beginning today's "episode," we make note of several realities.

"How many?" someone asked, "How many babies were killed by the #pesticides."

Is that even the right question?

How many murders does it take to reach some macabre threshold? But ...

#SBUniv #SBC #SBCtoo
16/ To put this in perspective, one student reported that during Homecoming she realized that virtually every married women in her dorm had two or more pregnancies end in miscarriage, often late term.

Is that enough to prompt the #SBUniv governance to investigate?

#SBUniv #SBC
17/ Apparently not.

Because, in the #SBUniv view, this is *only* women's pain and women's losses.

But, every one of these children had fathers and grandparents and often siblings.

This is long-term, family pain, generational pain, Bearcat pain.

#SBCtoo #SBC #abortion
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15/ Before beginning today's episode, we make note of several realities.

"How many?" someone asked, "How many babies were killed by the #pesticides."

Is that even the right question?

How many murders does it take to reach some macabre threshold?

But,

#SBUniv #SBC #SBCtoo
16/ To put this in perspective, one student reported that during Homecoming she realized that virtually every married women in her dorm had two or more pregnancies end in miscarriage - often late term.

Is that enough to prompt the #SBUniv governance to investigate?

#SBCtoo
17/ Apparently not.

Because, in the #SBUniv view, this is *only* women's pain and women's losses.

But, every one of these children had fathers and grandparents and often siblings.

This is long-term, family pain, generational pain, Bearcat pain.

#SBCtoo #SBC #abortion
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1/14 It appears some believe our questions about embryo genesis are prompted by latent guilt on our parts.

If it relieves minds: No, before God, none of us have ever been a party to an abortion, nor even a miscarriage.

These are ethical questions.

#SBUniv #SBCtoo #SBC
2/14 Nonetheless, our questions are prompted by real events, which if, one accepts the Baptist definition of #abortion, constitutes mass murder - the illegal application of undeniably abortifacient pesticides for decades on the Southwest Baptist University campus.

#SBUniv #SBC
3/14 In fact, Dr. James Sells and his administration continued daytime application of pesticides for years, even after students' injuries - because the University did not want to appear at fault and "increase their risk of liability."

#SBUniv #SBCtoo #SBC
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I'm pro-Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.
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You can argue and say that I'm pro-choice all you want, but the truth is:
I'm pro-life. Their lives. Women's lives.
You don't get to pick and choose which scenarios should be accepted.
It's not about which stories you don't agree with.
It's about fighting for the women in the stories that you do agree with and the CHOICE that was made.

Women's rights are meant to protect ALL women, regardless of their situation!

#roevwade #prochoice #abortion #women #womensrights #mybody #mychoice #mybodymychoice
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@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge 8:27 DOOD

3.5G 100%

Please take a moment to consider this perspective, tisupportroevwade

I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life
@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge sustaining organs.

I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later

I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a
@CriticalReikan @tlhicks713 @estockbridge placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.

I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old
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I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.

I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come
to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.

I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on
whether to save her or her unborn child.

I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn't mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.

I'm pro-Melissa who's working two jobs
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Let me explain something about the canard that #Judaism permits #abortion based on the concept of "rodef" or "pursuer."

Forget the fact that third status only applies when an abortion is required to literally save the life of the mother, in medical terms.

That's secondary.>
Again: It is indeed not only permitted, but required, to kill a pursuer to save the life of the pursued.

And we say that a fetus is like a pursuer if, but remaining pregnant, the mother is likely to die.

And why don't we say this about toenails, teeth or tumors? >
Because we don't have to. Who would think otherwise?

We have to teach this about a fetus, however, not because the Torah classifies a fetus like a tumor (which obviously we can remove) but because it classifies a fetus like a person. >
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Turns out, Republicans aren't really against killing babies. They're kind of for it. Texas leads in child COVID deaths.

Maybe it's time to view anti-abortion activism as another right-wing disinformation campaign, pushing anti-science lies about fetuses, babies & women's bodies.
Seeing the "pro-life" movement as part of the general right-wing strategy—pushing anti-science propaganda, conspiracies & incendiary lies—should free Democrats to fully embrace abortion as a healthcare issue about women's bodies & freedom. "Killing babies" is GOP disinformation.
This is how we need to talk about the anti-abortion movement—as an early right-wing disinformation campaign. Republicans were wildly successful in reframing science into crazy rabid anti-science. GOP's "killing babies" disinformation helped Republicans gain power across America.
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I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20 week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.
I'm pro-Jessica who is FINALLY getting the strength to get away from her physically abusive spouse only to find out that she is carrying the monster's child.
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We have seen a massive rush to join the @satanic_Temple_ in hopes to secure a religious exemption to new #Abortion [SB8 etc] laws.

The big issue being: the Satanic Temple hasn't actually won a case involving reproductive rights, yet.

This thread will help clear the confusion up
Last year the Supreme Court refused to hear a case of a TST member who was challenging Missouri's abortion legislation:

apnews.com/article/mo-sta…
The Satanic Temple has an ongoing lawsuit in Texas, but the State has already filed for dismissal:

washingtonexaminer.com/news/texas-mov…
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Want the booksellers at AAR/SBL conference in San Antonio to move online due to #Texas record on #COVID, guns, or #abortion? Contact your top 5 presses, ask them to go virtual, and commit to buy some books. @AARWeb @SBLsite @GregAbbott_TX @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @HoustonChron
Partial list:
Cambridge University Press 212 337 5000
Eerdmans 616-459-4591
Harvard University Press 617-495-2600
Oxford University Press 919-677-0977
Princeton University Press 609-258-4900
Routledge evelyn.elias@taylorandfrancis.com
University of California Press (contact your area editor) ucpress.edu/resources/acqu…
University of Chicago Press 773-702-7700
University of Illinois Press 217-333-0950
University of North Carolina Press 919-966-3561
Yale University Press 203-432-0960
Zondervan 616-698-3514
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Want to cancel your @AARWeb hotel booking (or not make one at all) due to #Texas record on #COVID, guns, or #abortion? Call and let them know why you're not spending money in TX. Here is a list to help. @GregAbbott_TX @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @HoustonChron
Best Western Alamo Suites 210-472-1002
Best Western Plus Sunset Suites-Riverwalk 210-223-4400
Crockett Hotel 210-225-6500
Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk 210-228-0901
Emily Morgan Hotel 210-225-5100
Grand Hyatt San Antonio 210-224-1234
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown 210-225-8500
Hilton Palacio Del Rio 210-222-1400
Historic Menger Hotel 210-223-4361
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk 210-224-2500
Homewood Suites by Hilton Riverwalk 210-222-1515
Hotel Contessa 210-229-9222
Hotel Gibbs 210-933-2000
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Not a ruling on the merits. The #Texas #abortion providers had sought an injunction in the district court. The district court was set to hold a hearing on their request but the 5th circuit suspended the hearing until it could decide whether to hear an appeal on procedural issues.
The providers filed an emergency application with #SCOTUS requesting an injunction until these issues are resolved. The Court 5-4 (the 3 liberals + the chief dissenting) declined to intervene. So there's been no ruling on #SB8 one way or the other, but...
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(1/4) Initial thoughts about the Texas #abortion law (SB8) in a larger context. this is another example of conservatives following liberal strategies in that progressives have historically mobilized private attorneys general for civil rights cases, in the tort field, etc...
(2/4) Tx's new #abortion law flips conservatives’ traditional takes on private enforcement. Conservatives have historically supported private enforcement when they think that it will not be effectively used (e.g. civil rights cases, ADA, etc)...
(3/4) They also traditionally rail against private enforcement in the tort context in the name of fighting “frivolous” and “harassment” lawsuits. Here, however, they are incentivizing such lawsuits. Why?
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Presenting "Thoughtful and Compassionate Choice: Abortion and the Buddhist Churches of America." As Texas severely restricts it, let us consider the history of the issue in the BCA, which was the 1st American #Buddhist organization to issue an official stance on #abortion.
The 1970 BCA Ministers Seminar featured keynote speaker Effie Chow from the San Francisco Chinatown Planned Parenthood. Her appearance was organized by the BCA Youth Department, which recognized sexual issues (including abortion) as main concerns of young Buddhists. In August 1970, Effie Chow ...
Rev. Tesshi Aoyama of the BCA was the world's first hospital chaplain (Buddhist clergy have visited hospitals since ancient times, but not as trained, official chaplains). In 1971-1972 he served at Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles, advising patients about abortion etc. In 1973, Rev. Tessho Aoyama...
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If you think eliminating Abortion is the only end goal of these zealots and fanatical religious nuts slowly losing power and thrusting towards patriarchal theocracy, you haven't been paying attention. This is just the beginning. #abortion #texas #SCOTUS /1
/2 Christian Nationalists are well organized, well funded, have broad and deep roots in government at national and local level, and plan long term and they are having success Project Blitz; Jan. 6 insurrection (numerous groups and symbols there seen next) blitzwatch.org
/3 And although trump was about as non-religious as it gets, the Christian Nationalists knew they could use him to promote their agenda... Judges at all levels for example, but more importantly a continued deep intertwining of religion and government usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
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