a note to pro-life voters:

If your 2020 vote is based on the avoidable prevention of death of innocent victims - please know that Trump's focus on "herd immunity" will => 3-7M deaths in the next year or two:

3.5 - 8x as many people will die from COVID than from abortion (2019)
Note that wide range: 3M is the low range of the estimate: remember that as COVID cases increase, hospitals will lose capacity to treat victims of car accidents, worksite injuries, psychiatric crises...
and, as more medical professionals are impacted by COVID - regardless if they become ill, die, or leave practice to protect themselves and their families - fewer available medical professionals to care for COVID patients will lead to an even steeper increase in death rates.
Also, note that - due to an almost total breakdown of the dating scene post-COVID, there will likely be a decrease in the number of unintended pregnancies among single women, reducing the number of cases where abortion is used as 'birth control'
but we've already seen an initial increase in abortion rates for PLANNED pregnancies due to economic/health threats.

Abortion rates for unintended pregancies among married couples in households with vulnerable children or where the mother's life would be at increased risk will undoubtedly increase dramatically -
If your child was undergoing chemotherapy, you suddenly developed early onset preeclampsia, would you take the risk of staying in the hospital, being unable to see your child for months if they might die?

Is "trading in" a "defective" child for one with no known health risks ok?
So before you cast your ballot, please consider this: allowing Trump to put a third hand-picked Supreme Court justice in place will likely ensure any election-linked suits will be decided in his favor - and not just for a second term.
And ensuring he stays in office doesn't just pose a threat to our democracy -

it also will increase death from both COVID & the number of abortions for pregnancies that would otherwise be carried to term.

And that seems to me like something pro-life voters should care about.
*And, no - I don't think that anyone with leukemia is "defective."

Insurance companies might see it that way, but I don't.
But I certainly don't think anyone should be forced to risk sacrificing a child/spouse with preexisting health issues for a conceptual child where it isn't even guaranteed that they will survive to term.
Regardless, the pandemic changes things. For everyone.

Let's fix it first - then we can get back to finding solutions to end the need for abortion services, & fighting about the details later, to prevent millions of unnecessary deaths from destroying families in the next 2yr.

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"There are certain forces urging resistance to law in the name of freedom. They are not seeking freedom for themselves - they have it.

They are seeking to enslave others.

Their works are evil. They know it.
They must be resisted.

The evil they represent must be overcome by the good others represent.

Their ideas which are wrong, for the most part imported, must be supplanted by ideas which are right.

This can be done.
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* predatory con men
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incl: "I am a New Yorker; I am an American"
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what proportion of living Americans have inherited more than $100,000, or $500,000 that originated with wealth derived from slavery?

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Does anyone have a reference or primary source data?
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Note: above is untitled, for some reason - it's the proportion of households per state that owned slaves.

This is the overall proportion in all slave-owning states. Image
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