Legislatures in Virginia & Oklahoma move to outlaw birth control

madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Bills bestowing 'personhood' at the moment of conception are making their way through the state legislatures in Virginia and Oklahoma, and there are no roadblocks in their way. These bills will result in many forms of hormonal birth control becoming illegal, and will elevate abortion to a capital offense for both the doctor and patient.

Yay small government!
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
violet72
Broadway Legend
joined:12/12/06
This just pisses me off to no end. How can someone tell me what I can or can't do to my own body. I am sick of mainly older men having the right to make up stupid laws about women's bodies. It would be like me puttng out a law that men over the age of 50 MUST get a vesectimony...ugh and that whole Required Vaginal Penetration why don't we just legalize rape while we are at it
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life. Define yourself"
JerseyGirl2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/4/05
Why on earth are we taking so many steps backwards?
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than f**ckin' perfect!
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
There's some historic quote about a society getting the government it deserves. Many people vote 'D' or 'R' without giving any thought to the person they're voting for, or the implications of an election. In 2010 the GOP swept into power in state houses across the country, and this is the fallout. They ran on a platform of job creation, but if you did any research into their position on social issues, nothing here should be a surprise.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
It's disgusting how regressive so many modern Republicans are. From Santorum being against women fighting on the front lines because it'll cause their male counterparts to want to protect them and thus distract, to their stance on any gay issue, to this. This way of thinking is ludicrous and should have dissipated decades ago.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
"This just pisses me off to no end. How can someone tell me what I can or can't do to my own body. I am sick of mainly older men having the right to make up stupid laws about women's bodies."

Please educate yourself. The Obamacare health laws give a huge amount of power to the Dept of HHS which is run by Kathleen Sebelius. What you are seeing now is a dog and pony show to make Congress look like they have a stake in the game. In the end, anything they can't do through Congress will be taken care of by Sebelius.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
It's Romneycare. Why aren't you pissed at Obama for plagiarizing it?
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
violet72
Broadway Legend
joined:12/12/06
Last time I checked HHS didn't run state legislatures...and most of the legislators voting to outlaw birth control in Virginia and OK are men
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Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Violet sounds pretty educated to me.
thetinymagic2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/07
UH-oh. GOTH is back. Where's WINSTON? LOL, (I'm out on this one). Good luck kiddies!!
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
"Last time I checked HHS didn't run state legislatures"

That's what the fight is about. The federal law in Obamacare is overriding state legislatures. That's why the Supreme Court is looking at it, because it's a huge power grab by the federal government.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Is there anyone...ANYONE...on the right who can speak intelligently on these issues?
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
It's Romneycare.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
"Is there anyone...ANYONE...on the right who can speak intelligently on these issues?"

The right is speaking intelligently on these issues. Where's the intelligence on the left?
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
The Supreme Court has ruled quite definitively on abortion with Roe v. Wade. These gambits are to stir up the right wing base and drive more donations and will, of course, be struck down by the supreme court.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Contraception and all the attendant far right extremist circuses including the demonizing of Planned Parenthood will be the ultimate over-reach and undoing of the hardline coalition.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
The right is speaking intelligently on these issues.

Loudly? Yes. Passionately? Yes. Intelligently? No. Or if they are, they are hiding it well.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
"Contraception and all the attendant far right extremist circuses including the demonizing of Planned Parenthood will be the ultimate over-reach and undoing of the hardline coalition."

Perhaps, but not unless good people become more active and informed at the polls. In the meantime, these legislatures are running rampant. In addition to moving to restrict women's access to healthcare, they've been busy making it more difficult for the young and the poor to vote, and stripping away union rights.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Funny you should mention Union rights....That sure hasn't turned out the way they said it would:
Wisconsin is the only state in the country to have lost jobs for the past six months
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.