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15 Sep, 6 tweets, 3 min read
🧵 It took about a day, but here we are. The anti-choice movement is bending over backwards to justify its continued support of Trump and his administration after a whistleblower revealed the reproductive coercion and oppression at an ICE detention center. bit.ly/3hDj1UB
Instead of calling out Trump and ICE for these horrific human rights abuses and the reproductive coercion they have subjected immigrant women to, they’re spreading disinformation about abortion and Planned Parenthood—and attacking Democratic lawmakers. Sounds about right.
They used the same deflection tactics back in 2018, when “the most pro-life administration ever” separated thousands of children from their families. What was the response from SBA List, an anti-choice advocacy group? “We refrain from public comment on immigration.”
Worse than that, anti-choice extremists and news sites actually tried to make family separations seem like they weren’t so bad. Newsflash: Separating children from their parents is despicable, immoral, and unconscionable. No matter who or where you are, families belong together.
These extremists won't condemn Trump's heinous actions towards immigrants and their families because they don't actually care about families. They care about advancing their own agenda—which has always been rooted in maintaining white patriarchal control. bit.ly/3kfzIao
Bottom line: There is nothing “pro-life” about ignoring the suffering of immigrant women and families because it’s politically expedient. Voting for Trump means voting for these horrendous practices to continue. It's past time for these injustices to end. bit.ly/33xFg9v

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11 Sep
🧵 THREAD: Trump just released an updated #SCOTUS shortlist filled with anti-choice extremists. Why now? The timing of this release is *very* intentional. It's all part of Trump's tried and true strategy to attack reproductive freedom whenever he's feeling threatened.
Trump released another shortlist in September 2016, right before the Access Hollywood tapes revealed the true depths of his misogyny. While fellow Republicans called on him to drop out, he spread disinformation about abortion on the debate stage. wapo.st/2ReD1m4
Fast forward to February 2019, when Trump tried to distract people from his plummeting approval ratings after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. What did he do? Spread disinformation about abortion later in pregnancy during his #SOTU speech. nbcnews.to/3m6hbzc
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Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and anti-choice activists are stacking the courts with far right-wing judges that will strip away our rights. @SenateDems should be doing EVERYTHING they can to stop it—but instead, @SenatorSinema is trying to elevate an anti-choice extremist judge.
.@SenatorSinema was elected last year in large part due to a wave powered by women voters who wanted to put a check on this anti-choice administration. You can’t claim you are an advocate of women while elevating right-wing judges who will inflict long-term damage to our cause.
Michael Liburdi, the anti-choice extremist supported by @SenatorSinema, has an EXTENSIVE record of opposing #ReproFreedom. He acted as chairman of the AZ "Right to Life" PAC for 5 yrs & helped AZ Gov Ducey pass a law requiring women to justify their reason for having an abortion.
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BREAKING: Kevin Williamson, who called for women who’ve had an abortion to be hanged, was just 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from @TheAtlantic in the face of mounting pressure from pro-choice activists, NARAL, @UltraViolet & the media. #FireKevin
Extremists like Kevin Williamson deserve condemnation—NOT a byline to espouse racist, misogynist, right-wing extremism. Normalizing violence against women who are making these important decisions about their own bodies & lives is unacceptable. #FireKevin
Calling for the death and punishment of 25% of American women is unconscionable. Yet men like Kevin Williamson are given the benefit of the doubt, second chances, and national platforms time and time again.
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THREAD: #GrahamCassidy isn’t just bad for women's health - it’s catastrophic. Here are FIVE things you need to know:
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1 in 5 women rely on @PPFA. Over half of PPFA patients rely on Medicaid. 56% of PP clinics are in underserved areas. #DoNoHarm #SaveMedicaid
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