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We can think of a million reasons why Ron DeSantis is not the "Great American Comeback" that he thinks he is. A thread ⬇️ #DeSaster
On Abortion: DeSantis signed a six-week abortion ban bill into law earlier this year: #DeSaster #BansOffOurBodies…
On Book Bans: The state of Florida banned 357 books between July and December 2022. #DeSaster #ReadBannedBooks…
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🚨 Happening now: House and Senate lawmakers have started to take up Senate Bill 20, the 46-page monster abortion ban announced last night. Lawmakers have had less than 11 hours to read the bill.

Watch live:… #NCGA #ncpol #BansOffOurBodies
The monster abortion ban has been put forward as a "conference report," not a regular bill. This is a deliberate procedural move that allows politicians to (1) bypass the standard committee process (2) prevent any amendments to the bill (3) ram it through for a vote. #NCGA #ncpol
"I believe a deliberative body should deliberate. I am very uncomfortable with looking through this bill and seeing the wide range of subjects that are affected... This affects the rights of over half the population of the state." - @LeaderReives #NCGA #ncpol
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🧵 🚨Important update🚨 We WILL continue lawfully providing medication abortions with mifepristone in Illinois regardless of the outcome in Texas — thanks to IL pro-abortion champions @GovPritzker & @ILAttyGeneral. #BansOffOurBodies "Planned Parenthood ha...
Last Friday, the lawless decision out of Texas to pause the @US_FDA's approval of mifepristone created confusion and anxiety for people who need abortions. Mifepristone is safe, effective, & has been used by more than 5 million people since the @US_FDA approved it 20+ years ago.
According to @CDCgov, more than half of the abortions in the U.S. in 2020 were medication abortions. By allowing ideological operatives to undermine @US_FDA, this case sets a dark and dangerous precedent for public health and medical interventions in this country.
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SB300, the near-total abortion ban, has made it through the Florida senate.

Meet the 🤡Senators🤡 you can thank for banning abortion and meet the 🦸‍♀️Senators🦸‍♂️ who tried to stop them.

Senator Ben Albritton just voted for a 6-week abortion ban. This vote by @Sen_Albritton completely ignores what the majority of Floridians want: to be free from governmental interference into their most private decisions. Abortion is health care.
Senator Bryan Avila just voted for a 6-week abortion ban. This vote by @BryanAvilaFL completely ignores what the majority of Floridians want: to be free from governmental interference into their most private decisions. Abortion is health care.
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“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
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17 House Democrats were detained by U.S. Capitol Police on Tuesday while protesting near the Supreme Court building over its decision to strike down Roe v. Wade last month. Image
According to Axios, the lawmakers arrested include 5 members of ‘The Squad’—Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Cori Bush (D-MO). ImageImageImage
House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), among others, were also arrested. 18 other individuals were reportedly also detained at the abortion rights rally.
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🧵Since the Dobbs Decision was issued and state abortion bans have taken effect, people with disabilities and chronic health conditions have been suddenly denied access to medications they'd used for years to manage their symptoms and treat flares. 1/4 #BansOffOurBodies
The reason for these denials? Medications like methotrexate, commonly used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis & lupus, are abortifacient. In states where abortion is criminalized, so too could supplying these meds to anyone who needs them. #DisabledAndProChoice 2/4
@AAPD and others raised these concerns to @HHSGov & @WhiteHouse, and they were responsive. Today, HHS issued guidance to pharmacists that they may not refuse to fill prescriptions for methotrexate and similar meds. 3/4 #DisabledAndProChoice…
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#BREAKING: A federal district court in #Arizona has blocked a “personhood” law—one that would grant rights to fetuses, embryos, and fertilized eggs—from being used to criminalize abortion services.
After #SCOTUS overturned #RoevWade, abortion providers in Arizona stopped services, unsure whether the "personhood" law would allow state officials to inflict a total abortion ban on Arizonans.
In 2021, the Center and its partners filed a lawsuit to challenge a harmful abortion ban that put providers and pregnant people at risk of being prosecuted. #BansOffOurBodies #AbortionIsEssential
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#BREAKING: We just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the last abortion provider in #NorthDakota seeking to block the state’s trigger ban, which would prohibit nearly all abortions in the state now that #Roe has been overturned.❗The ban is set to take effect on July 28.
If the trigger ban is allowed to go into effect, abortion providers could face a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. #BansOffOurBodies #AbortionIsEssential
Our client in this case, Red River Women’s Clinic, argue in the lawsuit that the trigger ban is unconstitutional under the North Dakota Constitution, which guarantees North Dakotans the rights of life, liberty, safety, and happiness, all of which protect the right to abortion.
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#BREAKING: Florida’s harmful 15-week abortion ban remains in effect.

Shortly after a state trial court officially issued an order blocking the abortion ban, the state appealed the ruling, triggering an automatic stay of that injunction under Florida state law.
The law, which has been in effect since July 1, has already had devastating consequences on the health and futures of Floridians by forcing them to continue carrying pregnancies against their will. #BansOffOurBodies #AbortionIsEssential
“Everyone deserves the ability to access the abortion care they need, and we’ll continue fighting for that right with every tool at our disposal..."
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🧵 I am beyond disappointed and angry with the #RoevWade decision. I am proud to be a pro-choice legislator and am ready for the fight ahead to advocate for the right to an abortion because abortion is healthcare. #AbortionIsEssential #ncpol Image
Important: Abortion is STILL LEGAL in states across the country, including North Carolina.

Now, more than ever, we must ensure we have pro-choice champions in our state legislature who will be strong advocates for the right to choose. Follow @LilliansList @VoteChoice @emilyslist Image
I am proud to be an outspoken leader for reproductive rights in the North Carolina House. I have filed several proactive pieces of legislation to protect the right to abortion in our state. But, In NC, we are at the razor's edge for abortion access. #ncpol #BansOffOurBodies Image
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15 minutes until we get started! Tune in to see PRH Board Member @unbossedmd, @TexanHispasian, and @michelebgoodwin testify before Congress! We'll be live-tweeting the action so that you don't miss anything. #BansOffOurBodies #LiberateAbortion
Three more minutes! Yall ready? We are so excited to hear from an abortion provider, an abortion storyteller, and an abortion rights expert. These are the voices we should be listening to. #BansOffOurBodies #LiberateAbortion
Let’s get started! Thank you Chairman @RepJerryNadler and Members of the Committee for organizing this important panel on the abortion access crisis we’re facing across the country. #BansOffOurBodies #LiberateAbortion
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Thoughts after yesterday's #BansOffOurBodies march: the current rhetoric aligned with the pro-abortion movement is overwhelmingly focused on self. I. Me. My body. My choice. My rights. My decision. All of it is completely focused on serving one's self before anyone else.
This is not new, of course: we've seen this type of rhetoric for a long time now. But after meeting multiple women this week (one became pregnant at 14) who chose to "die to self" and place their baby before their own needs, this obsession with self only stands out more strongly
This little lady is alive because her mother, who told me that she became pregnant at 14, was courageous enough to face her high school world as a teen mom and have her child. She’s a prolific rodeo competitor, so her daughter loves horses too 🐎 Image
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Offering “thoughts and prayers” after every mass shooting you co-sponsor with the NRA is not “standing up for life.”
By denying climate change and blocking the swift action needed to prevent it, the @GOP is guaranteeing “an escalation of infectious diseases” that “will spread to new regions”… “diseases that have never infected humans… may 'spill over' from animals.”…
The @GOP’s pro-life hypocrisy includes their callous disregard for the lives of women. Prestigious medical journal The Lancet says “women’s blood will be on their hands” if #RoeVWade is overturned. #BansOffOurBodies #WomensMarch Image
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“Justice Roberts has said that the Supreme Court can self regulate. That’s simply not true. We’ve got one sitting Justice whose wife has been shown to have been planning the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.”
@MondaireJones @RepMondaire @KatiePhang
“Justice Clarence Thomas [at AEI 5/13/22] bemoaned the leak of the SCOTUS opinion that will likely overturn Roe v Wade, [claiming] that when you lose trust in an institution, it changes that institution fundamentally.”
@KatiePhang @katiephangshow #RoeVWade
“Out of 75+ scholar citations, only 4 are women. Out of 90+ judge/justice citations, 5 are women. ‘Justice’ Samuel Alito cites HIMSELF 6 times. And this [SCOTUS opinion] would effectively govern the bodies of millions.”
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An endless March for abortion rights is crossing the Brooklyn bridge right now.
Utterly massive march gathering in DC and heading to Capitol Hill.
Huge march moving through the streets of Chicago right now too
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To all the women and the men who support them, off to rallies today for abortion access, you are appreciated by those of us who are staying out of crowds because #COVID is surging. Your voices matter.
St. Louis shows up. #BansOffOurBodies
This is what DC looks like now. Monumental. #BansOffOurBodies 📸 Taso Katopodis @GettyImages and Josh Morgan @USATODAY A giant crowd of protestors at the Washington monumentWoman holding sign that says SCOTUS wants to kill women
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Made it to the #BansOffOurBodies protest in New Braunfels.

This ain't exactly a liberal city, but even here a fairly substantial crowd has started to form less than half an hour into the protest. Image
There's a voter registration stand set up here too, but it's not very busy. I would hope because everyone here's already registered.
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They all lied. #LyingGOP
Thank you to all the grassroots supporters who stepped up to make our work like this possible! If you have the means to chip in, consider doing so here to keep us going during this crucial midterm season. Every single dollar and retweet helps:…
Watch and share our #LyingGOP video across all platforms to help it reach as many voters as possible!




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Protest at the Utah Capitol in response to the leaked draft opinion that suggest the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade #utpol #utleg
Hundreds of people are at the Capitol building, some carrying signs emblazoned with messages like “Mind your own uterus” and “I will not go silently back to the 1970s”
Back in October, the same site played host to a similar rally:…
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Last night a draft opinion of the USA Supreme Court was leaked and would pave the way for abortion rights to be overturned in the US. This major attack on fundamental rights can have global implications for women, girls, and people who can get pregnant. A group of activists holdin...
The year is 2022 and we are STILL fighting against decisions that retrogress governments’ obligation to protect the rights of girls, women, and people who can get pregnant. Our right to decide is under attack. #RoeVWade #legalabortion #BansOffOurBodies An activist stands in front...
It could not be clearer: the right to access safe abortion is a human right. If the Supreme Court in the US decides to ban abortion, it is Black, Indigenous, and lower-income people who will suffer the most. Activists stand in front of...
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For years, we in this country have warned about the end of abortion. That day has arrived tonight, when learned that at least five unelected and unaccountable SCOTUS justices decided they just don’t care about us, precedent, the Constitution, or about the institution they serve.
Tonight, the Supreme Court isn’t just on the wrong side of history—it’s on the wrong side of the present.
This is a worst-case-scenario come to life. If and when this decision takes effect, the consequences will be unbearable—and for many, lethal. That is no exaggeration. But it’s also no exaggeration to say that we will fight back like we always have.
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“We now have the evidence to support a story of the worst presidential political crime against the union in American history.” Jamie Raskin

@RepRaskin @January6thCmte @jamie_raskin #January6th
Laurence Tribe describes what “is being bandied about as the technique that they hope to use if they get Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and Alito and Thomas on board… to take the next election regardless of who wins.”

@tribelaw @JoyAnnReid @thereidout #TheReidOut
“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable… If Russian journalists [had such freedom] would they use it in the same way? Ask yourself that question every day.”
@Trevornoah #WHCD

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The NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit is starting NOW! We are livestreaming this event on our Facebook page. You can also follow along as we live-tweet on this thread! #RacialJustice #RJS22
Today we will hear from three powerful panels:
🏠 The Housing Crisis
🏩 Reproductive Justice
🗳️ Voting Rights
Let's get into it!
National NOW President @ChrisFNunes is opening the NOW 2022 Racial Justice Summit with a big THANK YOU to all of our attendees, members, and panelists. Let's talk about how each panel is connected to #RacialJustice.
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