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I don't think people will fully comprehend for a couple of years just how badly America has scuttled itself by overturning #RoeVWade. Future historians will be baffled at how we in the year 2022 decided to criminalize abortion when 20% pregnancies end in abortions.
As divided as America has been in this century, none of its blunders directly hit as huge a percentage of the population as this decision has. Most damage has been limited to Afghans, Iraqis, black folks, Latinos, Asians.

But uteruses exist in every American family.
Y'all should look up and read the history of the activism that led to the legalization of abortion in America in the first place.

And remember that this is a uniquely Christian obsession.

No non Christian cultures obsess over whether a woman decides to have a baby or not.
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For those who say they are tired of hearing about the link between the anti-Abortion movement and white male domination in the US…

For those who cheer the Supreme court ruling on Roe and still claim to be anti-racist and pro-women, the truth Is… 1/ lisasharonharper.substack.com/p/the-death-of…
There are many reasons people join movements. Your anti-Abortion stance may be grounded in your sense of morality.

But morality was not and IS NOT the driver of that movement. It has always been about regaining white male domination.

And here’s the thing… 2/ #RoeVWade
If the impact of well-intentioned people following white supremacists is racial and gender oppression, then those followers are guilty of racial and gender oppression.

Why? They did not require their party to find better way. 3/3
#RoeVsWade #thetruthis

lisasharonharper.substack.com/p/the-death-of…
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A story in one picture ...
#RoeVWade #JFK #LBJ #KennedyAssassination
[2] This doesn't even highlight how Wade was with the FBI, and ran successful Nazi spy infiltration and arrests in the USA and central/south America during WW2 for FBI Director Hoover (who oversaw JFK assassination investigation). He appeared to be a dependable ally of Hoover.
[3] Nor does it highlight how Judge Sarah Hughes was a prominent "right to abortion" advocate, even being a public events during the very same months of the 1970s during which she was on the initial 3-judge panel.
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A crowd of at least two hundred, so far, are at BOK Center in downtown Tulsa to protest the fall of Roe v. Wade. This crowd is at least as big as the protest last week, if not bigger, and it’s still growing. #RoeVWade #RoeVWadeprotest
A fight between a woman who got out of her car to heckle the car just broke out, but the woman just drove away after several protesters broke up the fight.
Meanwhile, this is a crowd of counter protesters on the other side of the street who are holding bibles and signs that say “murderer.”
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It's easy to miss how consistently GOP #SCOTUS majority is ruling for the vision of American rep'd by the red states that elect the presidents who nominate & senators who confirm them. Over and over, the same states benefit & lose out in its decisions on #RoeVWade, guns, climate
Of the 21 states, @nytimes lists as already, or imminently, banning or severely restricting abortion post-Roe, 17 rank in the top 1/2 of states w/the highest per capita gun ownership. Fully 18 of 21 anti-abortion rank in top 1/2 of states that emit the most carbon per $ of GDP
So the same states that are moving thru the opening GOP #SCOTUS Justices created to ban abortion are also those most opposed to transitioning from fossil fuel economy-which Court made vastly more difficult w/its EPA ruling. They are also most immersed in gun culture
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I was glad to speak to @froomkin about the ways U.S. media have failed in their abortion coverage and why they refuse to call the white supremacy, misogyny, theocracy, and patriarchy what it is
presswatchers.org/2022/06/massiv… #RoeVWade
One of the reasons I started FEMINIST GIANT was because U.S. media would not--I know--publish what I want to write. e.g. essays calling out the arrogance and naïveté of white Americans feministgiant.com/p/essay-the-ha…
And essays calling out the white Christian women who have been instrumental in destroying #RoeVWade feministgiant.com/p/essay-the-wh…
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END OF QUARTER DEADLINE: in order to codify abortion rights into law nationally and protect abortion access in our state, we need to win Wisconsin this fall. This thread lays out exactly why and how. Read on—and become a monthly donor to support the fight: secure.actblue.com/donate/juneeom…
The national fight to reinstate reproductive freedom runs through Wisconsin, as I’ll lay out downthread. In the meantime, it’s a state-by-state battle. Wisconsin has a pre-Civil War law from 1849 that could ban abortions in nearly all cases.
.@Tony4WI, anticipating the Roe overturn, called for a special session of the state legislature to repeal Wisconsin’s pre-Civil War abortion law. It took the GOP-led State Senate just 15 seconds to gavel in and out of the session.
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1/. Tmw is the 1st anniversary of #Turkey’s withdrawal from the #IstanbulConvention on violence against women

The message it sent out - that men who violently abuse women can carry on with impunity - is dangerous

So what has happened over the last year?
2/. A year after #Turkey withdrew from the #İstanbulConvention, research by @hrw has revealed how women facing domestic violence are being failed

Restraining orders aren’t enforced

Women are face recurring violence & even murder whilst ‘under protection’
3/. “Every day we wake up to news of another woman killed by a lover, an ex, a husband or stranger”

At least 342 women were killed in #Turkey in 2021

In the face of escalating numbers of femicides the govt should have implemented the #IstanbulConvention!
rudaw.net/english/middle…
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Bette Midler calls for ban on Viagra after Roe v Wade repeal because 'a limp d**k is God's will'

Full story: trib.al/5DKjDNe
Bette Midler has vented her fury over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade, suggesting they should also ban Viagra because it's 'God's will' for men to have a 'limp d***'
The Hocus Pocus star posted: 'Time to ban Viagra. Because if pregnancy is "God's will", then so is your limp d***'

+ The post racked up nearly 250,000 likes amid the huge wave of opposition to the controversial SCOTUS ruling
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Again, concerning debates about #RoeVWade and #Dobbs in #Germany: keep in mind that abortion is illegal in Germany due to §218 in Germany's criminal code. 1/4
You can face up to three years in jail for having or performing an abortion. Abortions remain free from prosecution only if certain criteria are met. 2/4
The abortion must be performed within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. There has to be a mandatory counseling session from a recognized provider. This counseling session must counsel "for life," i.e., against abortion. There must be a three-day waiting period afterwards. 3/4
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A tragic consequence of #RoeVWade decision that will harm women:

time to talk CANCER during PREGNANCY.

Without abortion access, women with cancer will have an impossible choice: risk delayed cancer care or severe fetal harm

angry ER doc thread... (1/8)

#reproductiverights
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1,000s of pregnant women each year in the US are diagnosed w cancer. These include breast ca, rectal ca, melanoma.

Treatment may require radiation, chemotherapy. But here's the problem....

radiation & chemo can cause great fetal harm in up to 15%-20% cases

what to do?
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imagine: you're a pregnant women, excited to have your 1st child. You receive terrible cancer news. And you are told that you need chemo NOW - or you risk the cancer spreading.

But you are told chemo has a big chance of harming the fetus.

If you live in many states....
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I have had 2 abortions. I know how rare it is for someone from my background to see themselves in abortion narratives. And because of that, I know how necessary it is for those of us who can, to share our stories. #RoevWade #ourabortionstories feministgiant.com/p/essay-the-se…
The few abortion narratives that are considered “acceptable” are often prefaced with trauma and pain—as if they were the price to be exacted for bodily autonomy.

It is important to share abortion stories that say simply: I did not want to be pregnant. feministgiant.com/p/abortion-is-…
I was not raped. I was not sick. The pregnancies did not threaten my life. I did not already have children. I just didn’t want to be pregnant. I didn’t want to have a child. I’m glad I had my abortions. They gave me the freedom to live the life I’ve chosen feministgiant.com/p/essay-lies-s…
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After reading the Dobbs opinion, here are some thoughts on what the future might hold:

First, much has been made, rightly, of the Thomas concurrence, which basically invites test case challenges to the rights of contraception, same-sex marriage, and bedroom privacy.
As the dissent observes, there is no principled reason those issues would end up any differently based on the majority's analysis. If the men of 1868 didn't believe in abortion rights, they also didn't believe in contraceptive rights or LGBT rights of any kind.
Thomas's concurrence is a clarion call to the conservative Christian Legal movement, Federalist Society, Blackstone, etc, to tee these cases up and get them to his desk ASAP. They hear him, and they will.
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🧵𝑻𝑯𝑹𝑬𝑨𝑫: The Supreme Court lit 49 years of precedent on fire, creating the nightmare reality the Republican Party has worked so damn hard for.

Let's take a look at where we are and where the GOP will drag our country, kicking & screaming, if given more of an opportunity.
At least 28 @NRCC-endorsed GOP challengers supported overturning #RoeVWade.
At least three vulnerable House Republicans & three @NRCC-endorsed challengers support 𝑗𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑜𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 (including @BlackmanForAZ in #AZ02 who also 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑗𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠).
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To provide context & insight to Friday's Supreme Court decision to overturn #RoeVWade, @PoliticsGenderJ is ungating our articles on abortion politics in the U.S. & around the world -- all will remain free to access until the end of August 2022: cambridge.org/core/journals/… [1/16]
In "The Politics of Medical Necessity in American Abortion Debates," @danielrskinner maps how 🇺🇸 abortion politics has moved to medical rather than political ground, miring debates in abortion's medical necessity rather than its political value: cambridge.org/core/journals/… [2/16]
In "Understanding the Gender and Partisan Dynamics of Abortion Voting in the House of Representatives," @RolfesHaase & @MicheleSwers unpack the role of gender & party in votes on abortion-related legislation between 1993 & 2018: cambridge.org/core/journals/… [3/16]
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1/ My starting point for #SupremeCourt jurisprudence since 2000 is a telling quote from Joel Klein's "The Natural" in which a Republican Senator concedes to Clinton that Republicans don't believe in government, but they love power.
2/2000: #BushvGore, the Supreme Court stays the Florida recount with any opinion justifying the stay and then reverses the Fla. Supreme Court recount order as violating the Equal Protection Clause in a per curiam opinion that can't be cited as precedent.
3/2002: President Bush signed the #McCainFeingold campaign finance reform law, which foolishly included a restriction on the use of independent expenditures for commercials 60 days before an election.
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At the violent #RoevWade inspired direct action in Portland on Friday, #Antifa smashed windows & vandalized property. They wrote messages calling for the Supreme Court judges to be killed & for me to be murdered. "Spoon" here refers to late Antifa member Jacob Camello/Andrea Mun
#Antifa vandalized a veteran's memorial outside the federal courthouse on Friday at the #RoevWade direct action in Portland & wrote messages around downtown calling for me to be murdered.
"Abortions are lit AF"
"C'mon libs...you said you'd riot"

On June 24 & 25, #Antifa vandalized a building near the federal courthouse in downtown Portland with the name of far-left terror group, Jane's Revenge.
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So, get comfy, this is going to be long. But it is very important. #cdnpoli #RoeVWade #TruthAndReconciliation

I am going to try to work through this thought process, and I welcome correction from voices I respect...
@ironbow I especially want your take on this.
I am a Canadian woman. I have stood up for the rights of women and girls all my life. I also have sought to be an ally for Indigenous issues and BLM and the LGBTQ2+ community. Everyone has rights. Whether they are recognized or not.
When Roe V Wade was overturned 2 days ago, I felt it deeply. Yes, that is in the US, and so far, only about half the states have a ban. But it is robbing women of their human rights. I felt that deeply for them, and also
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There is a false narrative going around

“Obama could have codified #RoeVsWade when he had a supermajority but chose not to. Therefore there is no point in voting for Democrats and #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

This is misleading at best and harmful at worst

Here are the facts 👇
When Obama was sworn in, there were:

56 Democrats + 2 Independents in the Senate

Al Franken’s victory was not acknowledged by Republicans until July

Republican Arlen Specter did not become a Democrat until April
Amongst these 56 Democrats there were pro-life Democrats from red states like Arkansas and Nebraska

Including Ben Nelson who held Obamacare hostage until there was an amendment preventing Obamacare policies from covering abortion
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WAKE UP!

THEY WERE NOT VACCINES,
THEY HAD #RoeOverturned
TO HIDE THAT THEY WERE ANTI-FERTILITY DRUGS!

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12346214/
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africanglobe.net/africa/sterili…

It's the Nazi eugenics depopulation program.

#RoeVsWade #RoeVWade #ProChoice #ProLife #AOC roe wade protests scotus CV19
Of 32 outcomes: 23 spontaneous abortions (miscarriages), 2 premature births w/ deaths, 2 spontaneous abortions w/ death, 1 spontaneous abortion w/ death & 1 pregnancy w/ “normal outcome.” hxxps://vaccinedeaths.com/2022-01-21-covid-vaccine-causes-miscarriages-stillbirths.html
Table 6 states that of 270 “unique pregnancies” that were exposed to the vaccine, “no outcome was provided for 238 pregnancies.”

This leaves 32 pregnancies with known outcomes (above). This is what a rigged study looks like; they threw-out 238 subjects to get passable numbers.
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It is important to share abortion stories that say simply: I did not want to be pregnant. #RoeVWade Mona holding up a sign that reads “I have had two abortion
I have written seven essays that deal with abortion in various ways. This one is about ways to fight back against abortion bans feministgiant.com/p/essay-the-se… #RoeVsWade
Read the others here.

And subscribe: it’s free.

If you can pay, it helps to keep it free feministgiant.com
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Το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο των ΗΠΑ αποτελείται από 9 μέλη.

3 μέλη τα διόρισε ο Τραμπ στη θητεία του. Από τους υπόλοιπους, οι 3 είναι Democrats, οι 2 Republicans (ο ένας εξ αυτών είναι ο Chief Justice).

Και ο ένας από αυτούς είναι ο Clarence Thomas.

#αμβλωσεις #RoeVsWade
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Ο Clarence Thomas αναλαμβάνει χρέη Ανώτατου Δικαστή υπό τον Τζωρτζ Μπους το 1991, όντας ο μακροβιότερος στο αξίωμα.

Ο Thomas έχει επίσης κάτι ακόμα ξεχωριστό.

Είναι ο μόνος που έχει ψηφίσει κατά των αμβλώσεων από την ίδια θέση 30 χρόνια πριν.

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edition.cnn.com/2022/05/11/pol…
Βασικά ας πάρουμε τα πράγματα από την αρχή.

To 1969 μια γυναίκα από το Τέξας ονόματι Norma McCorvey – ή αλλιώς Jane Roe, με το επίσημο ψευδώνυμο που θα χρησιμοποιούνταν στη δίκη – κατηγορεί την υπάρχουσα νομοθεσία της Πολιτείας της ως αντισυνταγματική.

3/
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Here's anti-racism activist Jane Elliott explaining in 2017 (?) why White Republicans wanted Roe Vs Wade overturned ASAP
"The Birth Dearth"

#RoeVWade #RoeVsWade
that GOP #BirthDearth 💩 is chilling

#RoeVsWade #RoeVWade
#ThisIsAmerica
White women are under-represented in American abortion statistics, as they generally have better access to family planning education & methods than other ethnic groups

Clarence Thomas signalled the right to contraception is next after RoeVsWade
npr.org/2022/05/11/109…
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