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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

George Zornick, The Nation: For years the pro-choice movement has had to battle a wide array of restrictions passed on the state level, from onerous regulations on abortion clinics to "fetal pain" bills that deliberately give women bad information about abortion procedures. In fact, from 2011 through 2013, more than 200 state laws were passed that make it harder for women to access abortion services. But the Senate Judiciary Committee held an important hearing Tuesday on a bill that could, in one swoop, clear out most of those laws. The Women's Health Protection Act, introduced last year by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin, enumerates many of these laws that would be expressly prohibited and keeps abortion providers from being singled out by legislation that doesn?t apply broadly to most other medical services in the state.

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If men could have abortions, they would have been legal, and free, 5,000 years ago.

I don't know anyone who "likes" abortions; the position of most people is that they should rare, safe, and legal.

Letting the government determine a person's health concern seems to be at odds with most rwing rhetoric.... but then, it's only a woman we are talking about, and they've been pretty uppity ever since they got the non-Constitutional right to vote.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-16 02:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#1 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2014-07-16 02:54 PM | FLAG: NW

Despicably NEWSWORTHY, CORK.

Well put.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-16 03:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's a great idea but it would never get through the R house. The religious right claims they've won the war on abortion & now they're going after birth control. Women, after all, are supposed to be barefoot, pregnant, and not get all uppity.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-07-16 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The legislation has essentially no chance of passing this Congress" - GOOD

"fetal pain" bills that deliberately give women bad information about abortion procedures - LIE

Makes the following other restrictions on the performance of abortion unlawful and prohibits their imposition or application by any government:

a prohibition or ban prior to fetal viability;
a prohibition or restriction on obtaining an abortion prior to fetal viability based on a woman's reasons or perceived reasons or that requires her to state her reasons before obtaining an abortion prior to fetal viability.

So in actuality it's a MURDER bill.

a risk to the woman's life or health; Yeah - health is as concrete a term as general welfare to liberals.

#4 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-07-16 03:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Women, after all, are supposed to be barefoot, pregnant, and not get all uppity.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-07-16 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Right, drama queen.

#5 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-07-16 03:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"So in actuality it's a MURDER bill."

Right, drama queen.

#6 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-16 03:54 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 6

Forcing the Republicans to tell woman they are against birth control and Abortions is like forcing Demarcates in red states to state they are against Guns. We have an election coming up and they hope this issue will bring woman to the poles that might have passed without an issue they think is important. I have a friend that hated President Obama but held her nose and voted for him on one issue, that issue was who would appoint to the Supreme Court and she feels her vote kept the court from going even more to the far right and maybe have overturned Roe V Wade.

#7 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-07-16 06:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

"So in actuality it's a MURDER bill."

Prefers to see unwanted children baked in cars. Also complains incessantly about single mothers on welfare.

#8 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-16 08:00 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

If every woman had to keep her child she would think long and hard about opening her legs.

Abortion just makes it easier to have risky behavior with no consequences.

Why liberals love abortion I don't know but they sure do. And no its not about a womans right to choose. But that is the lie they keep repeating.

Abortion murders a baby and a woman doesn't even need the cosent of the dad of the murdered baby.

#9 | Posted by mcmlcxx at 2014-07-16 08:28 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

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#10 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-16 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

racist misogynist.

#11 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-16 08:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

So in actuality it's a MURDER bill."

Prefers to see unwanted children baked in cars. Also complains incessantly about single mothers on welfare.

#8 | Posted by northguy3 at 20

when you MAKE THIS STUFF UP ....do you do it because LIKE OBAMA.pelois,..ried..and every other lying democrat..you think you can get away with it...

well you see they've got the media covering their every lie and fraudulent statement...you don't have that luxury ..

OR do you think it's a ..like...a joke or something ??

#12 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-16 09:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

they hope this issue will bring woman to the poles

There's a stripper joke in their somewhere...

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-17 03:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

If every woman had to keep her child she would think long and hard about opening her legs.

Abortion just makes it easier to have risky behavior with no consequences.

Right. Because before Roe unintended pregnancies out of wedlock never happened...

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-17 03:18 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

when you MAKE THIS STUFF UP ....do you do it because LIKE OBAMA.pelois,..ried..and every other lying democrat..you think you can get away with it...

I'd actually like for you to answer your own question for yourself, afk.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-17 03:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

If every woman had to keep her child she would think long and hard about opening her legs.

#9 | Posted by mcmlcxx a

And I am sure you never ever had sex until the time you and your wife decided to have children RIGHT?

#16 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-17 03:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

#16, Actually mcmlcxx has never had sex, even if he is married. Like so many other Xtians, the act has been so stigmatized for him that he thinks of it as just dirty, dirty, filthy, dirty, and can never enjoy it.

I hope you righties continue on with this puritanical view of the world, because you are doing a fantastic job of turning off normal people, women and especially the youth of today to your party and your cause! It's why the ------ party is the nothing more than the old, uptight, can't dance to save your lives, white guy party.

#17 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2014-07-17 06:01 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The bill would stand a better chance if it weren't directed specifically toward women. The bill should focus on preventing the states from passing any law that restricts rights guaranteed by the constitution.

#18 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2014-07-17 06:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

The bill won't hold completely against Roe v Wade. In that decision, the Supreme Court recognized State's interest in conjunction to the physician's judgment.

A sweeping bill to prevent any State legislation involving abortion will negate the State's interest when valid.

It is better that the courts continue to reject State laws that run contrary to Roe v Wade's decision, but uphold State interest as supported by Roe v Wade.

#19 | Posted by Petrous at 2014-07-17 07:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

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