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Time to talk about women's reproductive health and dispel a few myths. I'm not one for long threads, so bear with me here. I have a lot of thoughts on this.

The main thing I think gets lost in partisan rhetoric is that we ALL want there to be fewer abortions. But how?
#RoeVWade
2) Let's start with a universal truth.

🔥Making abortions illegal does not make them less common.🔥

Ever.

#LegalSafeRare

dailykos.com/stories/2018/3… Abortion rates are not lower in places where it is illegal.
3)
Just in case you thought this was an American phenomena.

It's not.

Other countries have learned the hard way that punitive measures don't work.
#RoevWade

economist.com/international/… Abortion is as common in countries where it is illegal as it is where it is legal.
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If it’s one thing I hate about the current times we are living in, it’s the need for attention. It’s why we have mass shootings and why we’ve seen a spike in school shootings. 24 hour news coverage of these events practically makes the perpetrators demigods. The next shooter
are almost always inspired by the actions of the previous one. We live in a time where one person filmed themselves eating tide pods for attention and no one thought “let me get this person some help” No! They thought “How can I top it” in order to get like and views on Social M.
Now think about why are kids shooting up schools? Hell I won’t even stop there, think about why do people in general commit mass shootings....currently? People are committing murders and are posting it online for the world to see in order to bring attention to themselves.
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1/ Yes, they do want to take your guns. All of them. The gun control lobby has been saying so over 30 years. Right now it’s an incremental plan. This thread gives the proof. #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe
2/ "b,bu,buh nobody wants to confiscate guns!" NY Times #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opi…
3/ "b,bu,buh nobody wants to confiscate guns!" Boston Globe #gunsense #guncontrol #guncontrolnow #MarchForOurLives #MolonLabe bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/11/…
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My thread for gun-ownership and -safety reform. Link to a comprehensive plan at the bottom...
Establish age, mental-health, and registration prerequisites to ownership: Set minimum ownership age to 21 for all weapons except shotguns, which can be purchased at 18. All owners must pass ATF-designed mental-health exam with a locally-designated physician prior to purchase.
For handgun ownership, this must be repeatedly yearly. All owners of handguns must register ownership annually and meet all prerequisites at the time of registration. All sellers must register as dealers annually.
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1/ @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense #MentalHealth In light of the epic failure of Law Enforcement and our mental health system in #Parkland Florida, I want to comment on our mental health system. My wife is a psychiatric nurse practioner who has worked
2/ extensively with medicaid, as well as private insurance and military patients; the whole gamut. The system is fundamentally dysfunctional in a way that it promotes the kind negligence resulting in the tragedy at Parkland H.S. @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense
3/ Medicaid only pays for 15 min for a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to see a patient. In order to survive financially, it becomes necessary for a provider to see 25 or so patients per day, in an assembly line fashion. @RepDLamborn @SenBennetCO @SenCoryGardner #gunsense
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Some have expressed outrage this week on how Democrats handled the sexual harassment charges against two of its leaders:
“Dems didn’t call for ousting quick enough!”
“Called for ousting too quickly!”
“It was a GOP hit job!”
“Oust the women, that ousted the man!” (Really?) /1
Some of you have gone as far as saying:
‘We’re going to join a 3rd party!” or “We need a 3rd Party to unite the Nation.” /2
So here is a thread about our Country’s history with 3rd Parties and why forming a 3rd Party to unite us wont help as much as demanding policy that dismantles inequality, institutionalized racism and misogyny /3
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Hi, #GunSense crowd? I'd like to help you if I could. Let's take a walk, shall we? Here we go: I am a #2A Defender and #ConcealedCarry advocate - WAIT, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!! - but I would also like to end #GunViolence and promote #GunSafety. You alright!? Still with me? Okay.
The realistic way to do this, while protecting our #2A right to keep & bear arms (#RKBA) is to fix and enforce the gun laws already on the books. There should also be harsher penalties for people who 'lie & try' as well as felons found in possession of a weapon. Still good? Good.
We would also fix the background check system (NICS) - FIX, NOT CHANGE - and we know that teaching small children what to do if they ever come across a gun and promoting gun safety to older children PREVENTS accidents, so we'd like to do that, too.
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While we keep #LasVegas in our thoughts and learn more about the shooter let's remember some things we already know about #GUNviolence
Since 1970 more Americans have died from #GUNviolence than in all wars dating back to the American Revolution /2
Every day, some 92 Americans die from guns /3
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