Archive for February, 2011

Since when did the best way to reduce the number of abortions become cutting access to safe clinics? Oh right, NEVER.

Who in their right fucking mind thinks that a woman in crisis, looking for an abortion, will CHANGE her mind simply because the local Planned Parenthood had to shutter its doors? Apparently a whole hell of a lot of House Republicans.

Lest we forget…. Planned Parenthood does a shit-ton of amazing things other than abortion. LIKE PREVENTING UNWANTED PREGNANCIES. Only three percent of their services are abortions, but 35 percent of services were contraception. And the fact that limiting access to abortions is the stupidest and most dangerous way to force women to carry these babies to term.

Jezebel has a great post today with videos of two amazing Congresswomen — Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) — and their testimony against this bill, also known as the Pence Amendment. Here  they are for your viewing pleasure:

But, these women were not heard. And the damned thing passed the House today. If we keep going down this path, we are on a goddamned slippery slope back to clothes hangers and backroom surgeries.  Thank god I have a long weekend to calm down.


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I have no words for this one. Here is the lede from today’s Mother Jones article:

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor vote in the state’s GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon.

Doesn’t get a whole lot more awful than that, does it? I wonder if we can pass a law to soften penalties for murdering total asshats who would rather MURDER A HUMAN BEING than allow a woman to choose what happens to her body. Think of it as a preventative measure.

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Happy Friday!

I know the regular weekly posts haven’t really been happening as “regular” as they used to… maybe they need some fiber and psyllym husks or some shit. 

So, for your Happy Friday this week, I am sharing something that has made my motherflipping day.

You may remember the YES Dance. If not, check out the vid below to refresh your memory:

Now, thanks to a glorious Facebook friend, we can know this kid exists in the world:

Enjoy your weekends you sexy broads.

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