Alabama, Georgia, Ohio
The Alabama Human Life Protection Act is an attack on women’s health and freedom. This is one phase of a plan by the Federalist society to overturn reproductive rights nationally.
Alabama passed a ban on abortion, without exception for rape or incest; the measure is the most extreme anti-abortion law in the country.
There was an attempt to add an amendment to the bill, exempting rape and incest, but it failed with a vote of 11-22.
With this new legislation, doctors could who perform abortions could face 99 years in prison. This sentence is more severe than for murder and rape.
The actual bill passed with a vote of 25 to 6, and although Alabama Governor Kay Ivey had six days to review it, she signed it immediately.
In Alabama, women, and children, victims impregnated during rape have no option but to give birth to the child.
Add to that the knowledge that Alabama is one of seven states where the rapist can sue for custody of the child.
What can we do?
We can boycott Alabama. Let these companies know why you choose to do business elsewhere; this may be enough incentive for them to relocate: AAA Copper, American Cas Iron Pipe Company, Books-A-Million, Hibbard Sports, Mercedes-Benz US International, Protective Life (What do they do?), Sneaky Petes, Waterman Steam Corporation, etc
Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in now in the Republican governor’s hands
Unfortunately, there is a current example of anti-abortion legislation harming a child victim of rape. This week in Ohio, Republican Governor Mike DeWine, signed an anti-abortion bill that will not permit an 11-year-old victim to abort a pregnancy caused by a criminal violation, regardless of the risk the pregnancy puts on her life.
And there sits Mike Devine, surrounded by women who are traitors to there gender.
Should 11-year-old girls have to bear their rapists’ babies? Ohio says yes.
What can we do?
We can boycott companies based in Ohio: Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Marathon Petroleum, Nationwide Insurance, Macy’s, Progressive Insurance, Goodyear, Sherwin Williams, JM Smucker, Fifth Third Banks, Big Lots, etc.
Who remembers Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia?
Kemp oversaw his own election when he ran for Governor in 2018. He was the Republican candidate who used his position as Secretary of State to disenfranchise thousands of voters by withholding 53,000 voter registration applications, 70% of which had been submitted by black citizens. He rejected absentee ballots, closed polling stations across the state in black communities, he did not provide enough working machines in predominantly black neighborhoods (Do you see a pattern?), which resulted in extremely long slow moving lines, and discouraged many, including older and disabled people, from voting.
Stacey Abrams, a black woman, would likely have won had Kemp not (I’ll say it), cheated. Abrams lost by only 59,000 votes.
Incidentally, Georgia has not done anything to correct their policies of voter suppression, not unlike other GOP held states. They will not change that which keeps them in power.
A top GOP adviser slammed Georgia’s Brian Kemp for cheating and undermining democracy to win Georgia governor race
Governor Brian Kemp, you must remember him now.
Kemp, the successful fraud, has an anti-woman agenda. He is the one and only Governor of Georgia who just signed the fetal heartbeat bill.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs fetal heartbeat bill, one of most restrictive abortion laws in the the the the nation
The “Heartbeat Bill” is the bill that allows abortions only until a heartbeat can be detected, usually six weeks of pregnancy. ￼This is essentially a ban on abortions because few women know they’re pregnant at six weeks. Incidentally, the pregnancy clock begins ticking at the end of the last menstrual cycle, not when sperm meets egg. Your next period is only two weeks late when you are at six weeks.
How and when to take a pregnancy test
According to medicalnewstoday.com, HCG can usually be detected by a urine test 12 to 14 days after conception— USUALLY.
Usually, a woman has no pregnancy symptoms 14 days after conception.
So, we’ve established that Brian Kemp is a cheat and a misogynistic asshole.
What can we do?
We can boycott a few companies headquartered in Georgia: Chick-fil-a, Waffle House , Hooters, Popeye’s, Spanx (You won’t need them if you boycott the above), Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Aflac, Brawny, Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Sparkle, Mardi Gras, Dixie, Wellspring, Georgia-Pacific- (Owned by Koch Industries and Georgia based)
How the Koch network rivals the GOP
Speaking of the Koch brothers, their goal, it appears, is to deconstruct the government, and one step in that direction is to control women through legislation.
Another billionaire family behind much of the dark money in politics are the Mercers. They have direct ties to the far right-wing Federalist Society, which was instrumental in selecting Trump’s two Supreme Court picks, tipping the balance in that branch of government to extreme conservatism.
Why Does the Mercer Family Foundation Give 10 Percent of Its Assets to The Federalist Society? | Right Wing Watch
Republican’s relentless assault on women’s health is the beginning phase of their ultimate goal to force a court battle to destroy Roe v. Wade and with it all reproductive freedom.
The 2-part plan to outlaw abortion:
- enact state bans
- install judges who’ll uphold the bans
✅ and ✅
If the trend we see in Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia, continues, this fight will end in the Supreme Court, where the billionaire right-wing boys club, the Federalist Society has stacked the deck. Trump’s two newest SCOTUS picks, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, previous members of the Federalist Society, join Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito. Billionaires now control the majority in the SCOTUS branch of government.
Donald Trump and the Republican majority Senate have confirmed well over 100 federal judges, and Mitch McConnell is working toward installing many more.
Among the ranks of judges in line for confirmation is Wendy Vitter, who says abortion causes breast cancer. She has also worked eradicate Planned Parenthood.
Still not convinced that this is an anti-woman agenda, rather than a pro-life agenda? Consider the actions of a staunch anti-choice crusader back in October of 2017. Pennsylvania Republican Representative, Tim Murphy’s hypocrisy shows us that this fight is not about a fetus, but rather about men controlling women. The 65-year-old, married Congressman Murphy resigned in shame after news broke that he had urged his 32-year-old mistress to abort his child.
There are other battles in this war on woman. Donald Trump and contemptable (of congress), Attorney General Bill Barr refused to defend a ban on female genital mutilation. I had no idea this abuse existed in the United States.
I spent some time writing a post on this subject last week, but I couldn’t finish it. I had to stop because it is too much.
Female genital cutting | Womenshealth.gov
Do you still need more proof that women are the current target of the GOP? The following bills, that are relevant to women’s rights, are among over 100 bills McConnell has blocked from a vote in the Senate since the new year:
- Violence Against Women Reauthorization
- Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act
- Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act
- Paycheck Fairness Act—
Every Democrat in the house of representatives voted yes for the paycheck fairness measure; all 187 Republicans voted no. Because Democrats have the majority, the bill progressed to the Senate, where McConnell blocked it. This is the new normal.
Mitch McConnell has blocked over 100 bills in just four months
Call Congress, 202-224-3121, every day.
I would urge women in those States where abortion rights are under siege to stock up on Plan-B, the morning after pill. It is available over the counter and online. It has a shelf-life of four years.
What else can we do?
We can vote. Will our votes count?
Whether or not you have been disenfranchised in the past, you must vote. If you don’t vote and fight to see your vote count, we are no longer a Democratic society.
It was recently revealed that hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal.
Ever wonder why Mitch McConnell is not concerned with his low approval rating and the upcoming election?
Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal
Another Republican who won an election in 2018 rife with fraud, Ron Desantis, says he can’t disclose which counties in Florida were hacked because ”they made him sign a non-disclosure agreement.”
Is it possible the reason ”they” want to keep it secret is because the counties are Democratic counties that went Republican, surprising everyone, like Miami Dade? Did ”they” not want to shine a spotlight on the illegitimacy of the Desantis’ win against Andrew Gillum?
Florida Governor Says Russian Hackers Breached 2 Counties In 2016
We can not wait until election day to insist on fair elections, specifically: hand-marked paper ballots, machines without internet connectivity, random hand-counted public audits, accountability with video surveillance, and signatures of those who handle votes.
Because states purchase voting machines, those states with elected officials who were fraudulently elected will not willingly work to secure elections. The federal government must take over to ensure our elections are fair.
Make your voice heard and your votes count!
Call Congress, 202-224-3121, rinse repeat.
5 thoughts on “The Slow Death of Womens Rights”
This is a direct attack on Roe vs. Wade and with the current set up of the Supreme Court is in danger of being overturned. A return to the Middle Ages.
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First: it doesn’t seem like things are going slowly to me.
Second: while the attack on women (in some cases female children) I think that there could be a more nefarious long term goal (the reason for the secret hand symbol?).
Note that the support for this is well matched with the white supremacist leaning constituencies. Your posted photo illustrates this.
A possibility: Roe v. Wade says that the government was to keep its dirty meat hooks out of the decision at all. Reversing it means that the government would be allowed into that decision…it could then be involved in either direction. Ethnic cleansing, anyone? Note that the support for this is well matched with the white supremacist leaning constituencies.
This is not as far fetched as it may seem. In China they decide who can have how many children based on ethnicity or, as I heard it called recently “minority-ness”.
For now they are keeping support for over-turning Roe v. Wade by claiming it is “conservative” (a word with at least some positive connections) and life affirming. Once Roe v. Wade is overturned they will allow the xenophobia to ooch into the discussion, voila! (Think about Germany!)
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I agree with everything you wrote, but in defense of my title, this plan has been under way for a long time. Trump is too stupid to have turned us into Nazi Germany and the Taliban by himself. The Federalist Society has been working toward this goal since its inception. These are scary times.
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Is there anything in that bill that says ….. since the woman has to have the kid , then the father is legally responsible for raising that kid through it’s formative years ? Financially , emotionally, socially … etc ……. I doubt it ……. it takes two last time I checked .
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I’m guessing the woman would have to sue for child support, and in the case of rape it would mean the rapist becomes a part of the victim’s life for 18 years. Getting the money would be another issue— 39% of the population do not pay court-ordered child support now.
I think the man should be held accountable from the moment of conception— prenatal care, etc., but until people stop voting for idiots, and the government has equal female representation in Congress, it won’t happen.