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There's been a lot of Pro-Life nonsense going on around the Bird app lately. I trust women, I trust science, and I am pro-choice 100%. BUT, for those who are on the fence in the religious world about #abortion, I thought I'd go over this for y'all as well. #Threads #thread
When people ask me where our religion stands on abortion, what I’d like to respond with is that perhaps we shouldn’t be consulting an Iron Age document written for a specific people to help build 21st century laws in our nation. But alas, as a rabbi, I cannot.../1
...and so, instead, I emphasize what the Bible says about abortion.
That answer, as it turns out, is easy. The Bible says absolutely nothing on the topic. Nothing. Anywhere.
The closest the Bible comes to speaking on this issue is a verse in parshat Mishpatim.../2
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If you're interested in abortion numbers post-Dobbs, this thread is for you 🧵
(I'm going to reference some sources, which I'll hyperlink at the bottom of the thread, FYI)
In February I compiled a bunch of data from sources including Texas Health & Human Services, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the Journal of the American Medical Association, & the US Census Bureau in order to figure out what abortions in Texas looked like post-Dobbs.
Since virtually all the abortion clinics in TX shut down, the obvious question for many would be, "What abortions? It's illegal now. Right?"


I was looking specifically for data on out-of-state abortions and mail-order abortions, and what the data suggested was tragic.
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When people tell you what they stand for, believe them.

The Conservatives are accelerating their efforts to re-open the abortion debate in Canada.

@PierrePoilievre has moved up debate on Conservative Bill C-311, paving the way to granting legal status to a fetus.

The dogwhistles are everywhere…

Conservative MPs spoke of "pre-born" children.

They spoke of the "legal voids" caused by the "lack of abortion laws in Canada".

When people tell you what they stand for, believe them. ImageImageImageImage
These not-so-subtle dogwhistles have been heard.

By far the most active support of the Bill is coming from the anti-abortion campaigns run by right-wing Christian lobby group ARPA

These flyers are everywhere… Image
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Here's a proposal to solve the serious social and political problems in the #USA: #Partition.

Let's just use the 2020 Presidential Election Results as a basis.

Split the US to create two new countries, one for Blue America and one for Red America.

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The red states can be called URSA, or United Republican States of America, and the blue states can be called United States of Democratic America (USDA).

In blue states (USDA), #abortion would be a fundamental right; in red states (URSA), it would be illegal.

#Evolution would be taught in USDA, #Creationism in URSA.

#Opencarry guns would be a fundamental right in URSA; the #SecondAmendment would be abolished in USDA; no private guns.

In URSA, there would be a flat tax rate of 10%.

In USDA, the #top1percent would pay 99% tax.

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Big and happy news out of #Poland yesterday: Patients' Rights Ombudsman decision states clearly that threats to mental health are grounds for legal #abortion.
This is a huge win for the health & rights of people in #Poland and for @federapl.… Image
2/ In #Poland, where legal abortion is virtually banned & near impossible to access, this puts pressure on drs & hospitals to recognize mental health risks of continuing pregnancy, lays groundwork for ppl to fight for right to legal #abortion. Background:… Image
3/ In ongoing research by @hrw in #Poland, drs, psychiatrists, & activists told us that ppl showing clear mental health risks due to a pregnancy often struggled to access #abortion bc the law lacks clarity about what constitute "risks to life or health". Image
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#Distort, #discredit, #dismiss - 6 additional tactics of media manipulators and why they work to sabotage public discourse


Details follow:
1/ 6 types of media manipulators
Anti-science activism never went away, it got a new ugly face in the #information age:

Quacks, gurus, contrarian doctors, fake experts, influencers, political commentators and similar media manipulators.

Previously we looked at "merchants of #doubt"

Today, we take a look at the "merchants of #ambiguity"

Their overarching goal is to create the perception that scientific issues are either eternally #unresolved or that #alternative interpretations are just as plausible or likely.

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The NCGOP is about to drop a “consensus” bill to ban #abortion after 12 weeks. Most abortions happen before 12 weeks - but people seek abortions after that for valid reasons. They deserve healthcare. Banning abortion at 12 weeks is not the consensus of North Carolinians. #ncpol
People reference the fact that 93% of abortions happen in first 13 weeks as a talking point about how 12 week bans aren’t harmful because they don’t affect many people. But the people they do affect are real people with agency and complicated lives.…
That statistic indicates that there really isn’t this big problem of many people getting abortions very late in pregnancy, despite what you hear some conservatives say. This is a manufactured problem, and there are other important policy issues more deserving of attention.
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1. Thread on Legend and Teigen - chrissy teigen, john legend... #johnlegend #chrissyteigen #luna Image
2. This is not a deep dive, it will mainly be a series of tweets from Teigen of a pedophilic nature that Chrissy Teigen was allowed to get away with in Twitter 1.0 #chrissyteigen #pedophiletweets Image
3. Chrissy Teigen likes seeing little girls do the splits half naked, knows its wrong but still tweets about it and was allowed to get away with it.... #chrissyteigen Image
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Application (22A902) granted by the Court. The application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted. The April 7, 2023 order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, case No. 2:22-cv-223, is stayed pending 1/x
disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such a writ is timely sought. Should certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event certiorari is 2/3
granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. Justice Thomas would deny the application for stay. Justice Alito dissents. (Detached Opinion) 3/3
#appellatetwitter #lawtwitter #lawfare
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1/ So what’s the plan? March? Boycott? Lawsuits? Strike? Walkout? Is there coordinated nationwide action? What am I missing? Please read whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
#TransRights #LGBTQ
2/ The #GOPextremists assault on women’s rights & trans rights is only going to spiral further out of control.
Please read the whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
3/I’d like to see a VERY large group of women sue the shit out of every legislator endangering pregnant women’s lives.
Pls read the whole 🧵
#Abortion #AbortionRights
#HealthcareIsAHumanRight .@BlueFutureNow
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Happening NOW!

Follow this🧵for live tweets of the #Barnraising panel discussion feat. @DrCMBoraas @UshmaU @ajeanstevenson Dr. Suzanne Bell & Dr. Siri Suh! @minnpop #abortion #healthequity
Dr. Siri Suh is faculty at @BrandeisU & teaches Sociology of Reproduction.

Last fall after the #Dobbs decision, enrollment in this class doubled. Shows interest but also alarm in the aftermath of overturn of #RoevWade. @minnpop #Barnraising #abortion
Dr. Siri Suh's research area is post-#abortion care in Senegal, which is a country where abortion is prohibited.

Recently, she has focused on use of misoprostol & working to decolonize reproductive health knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa. @minnpop #Barnraising #healthequity
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We'll be live-tweeting the #Barnraising panel discussion feat. @DrCMBoraas @UshmaU @ajeanstevenson Dr. Suzanne Bell & Dr. Siri Suh! @minnpop #abortion #healthequity
The in-person #Barnraising group is grounding in the political history of #abortion in the US & globally, with @minnpop member Dr. Elizabeth Heger Boyle outlining US restrictions on #RoevWade from the 90s to #Dobbs. #healthequity #ReproductiveJustice
Dr. Elizabeth Heger Boyle continues to define PLACE as a social delineation, a distance, and as physical environment.

@WHO advocates for #abortion across the globe, but that international authority has different meaning in US. #Barnraising #healthequity #ReproductiveJustice
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On #StPatricksDay2023 I want to shout out to my compatriots from #Ireland producing some of the most incisive, compelling, and agenda-setting scholarship in global constitutional law today. Read them, follow them, connect with them.

A loooong (but very incomplete) thread 🧵
A few quick starting notes for a global audience.
I often think constitutional law research by Irish scholars is so rich because of our unique context, in a constitutional system that has one foot in colonialism and conflict, and one (today) in the rich Global North.
#Ireland's war of independence, civil war, 1922 Constitution, partition, and 1937 Constitution (still in force) sets our experience apart from the gradualist constitutional development of e.g. #Canada, #Australia, #NewZealand, but has commonalities with other states (e.g. India).
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Back to business — and what may turn into a big debate. The Senate is considering another abortion and gender-affirming health care bill. #nmleg
“Under this bill, if you seek or provide reproductive or gender-affirming care in New Mexico, regardless of where you come from, New Mexico will do everything in its power to protect you and protect your information from the reach of other states,” said @Sen_MimiStewart. #nmleg
A FIR says SB 13 "would protect providers of reproductive care or gender-affirming care from civil or criminal liability and discrimination by the licensing boards of their specialties and by other states where activities protected in NM are not protected." #nmleg
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“In colorado we got your back!” Says @SenadoraJulie

“We will make sure to hold these businesses to accountability & address these fake clinics”

This is the #reroductivehealthrightsjustice package
We have tons of cosponsors for the bills today! @RepEpps @sonyajlewis @RepMegFroe & so many more!

Hearing from Dusti at @colorlatina

“We are working along side our partners to tackle mis information from the fake clinics that target our communities!” #copolitcs Image
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So much wrong with this article: "The doctor asked not to be named because the hospital where they work has not given them permission to speak to the media" and said a specialist would have to do the who could do the "complicated and risky" termination.…
We can't get details because the hospital won't let the doctor speak to the media, but we're supposed to believe that Beth's life was more at risk carrying her pregnancy to term rather than having a "complicated and risky" abortion at 17 or more weeks gestation?
The couple was told there was no chance for the baby to survive long after delivery, but that may not be true. And why an abortion at 21 weeks when a C-section could be done if Beth's health deteriorated? #abortion ban
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🧵 let’s channel our frustrations and turn this into #40daysforrights If we do a few today we will catch up, then I will add a new idea every day.
Day one: if you don’t already, follow @backoffscotland here and on Instagram and Facebook. Even if you already follow, you could Image
like and share some posts to help boost their message. You don’t need to live in Scotland to boost their message and support them.
Day Two of #40daysforrights follow @BPAS1968 who share information, campaigns and even have some interesting podcasts to listen to.
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1/ It came to me very clearly while writing about the #consistentethic and #Catholics this morning.

The consistent ethic, on one view, sought to join what we might call 'sexual morality' to 'social morality,' our concern abt #abortion to other issues.
2/ Bernardin hoped a call for consistency would bring together these strands of what the #CatholicChurch teaches us.

The divisions that would thwart him already existed in 1983 when he proposed the consistent ethic. But there would be other problems.
3/ Following the cues offered by JP2's curia (to a lesser degree JP2 himself), US #Catholic bishops went a different way emphasizing sexual morality & #abortion as a preeminent priority while claiming the consistent ethic unpersuasively & keeping social morality in the backseat.
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Was any other major issue given as little time as abortion and the overturning of #RoeVWade in #Biden’s #sotu2023?

Fucking outrageous.

If you thought “Where’s the sense of urgency?!” now you know.

It doesn’t exist.
It’s as if nothing happened just a few months ago.

It’s bad enough that Republicans won the House just 5 months after the Supreme Court overturned #RoeVWade and now the president gives it what—3 or 4 sentences?!

I am THRILLED that I am postmenopausal because to be a person who could get pregnant in this country right now would be to held hostage to a zealotry that at the highest levels of politics in this country is denied.

Fucking outrageous #SOTU
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