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Fūck Texas

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I'm surprised and disappointed that there doesn't seem to be a Jane Collective-type of underground in Texas. I thought the resurgence was nation-wide! Will someone please step in and rectify that?

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I always wondered if any of these christofascists could, for example, look a ten year old who was impregnated thru rape in the eyes and say,” God needs you to go thru this. Being female means you must suffer for the made up lady eating an apple in a story written by a man a few thousand years ago. You will suffer a lot and probably have problems getting pregnant later when you want to because you are still growing and your womb is small compared to an adult woman, plus you might hemorrhage to death, but someone will get a baby from your horrific trauma and ordained suffering. Isn’t that nice??! I’m sure it will make all the trauma of what happened to you go away like magic!” I know now the man that would give zero shits about doing that- his name is Ken Paxton.

If that ghoul continues to pull moves like this, who knows how many women will suffer so needlessly? Not to mention this mother’s fetus would not live a pleasant short existence, did he not listen to what the condition does to the fetus after birth? So is he saying it is good with his God that Mom suffer and possibly die, the fetus will have a tortured, short life if born alive, and that he is ok with that? This man is showing he is a true sadist and he believes in a sadistic god. I think the extremists believe in this sadism, especially for women. He loves nothing but power and control and a false sense of superiority. Who, in real compassion, would look at this woman’s situation and say, “Nah, I need you and the baby to suffer and die to not give those libs any room for changing the law.” All of the conservatives I know who I can still have reasonable conversations with vehemently disagree with Paxton’s decision. They say the same thing- it is so needlessly cruel and illogical.

Ah, but the cruelty is always the point, isn’t it?

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Time for an airline ticket and some phone calls. My wife and I went through enough pain finding out in the 5th month that our unborn daughter had one (at best) viable kidney, heart abnormalities that would require immediate heart valve surgery after birth, and then amniocentesis revealed genetic abnormalities that produce skull and brain defects. It wasn’t much of a choice. Life is hard enough without all those obstacles. Survival was far from certain, and even then a “normal” life wasn’t possible. On top of that, we found out so late we had 3 days to act in our state. Only 2 other states would have afforded more time, which would have required our travel. We were fortunate at least not to have corrupt, ignorant politicians forcing us to go forward and let that nightmare play out.

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Women in Texas, Wake up, register and vote these misogynist fucks outta office!

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Dec 11, 2023·edited Dec 11, 2023

Texas is trying to argue that the fetus has rights, but here's another kicker when it comes to Texas pregnancy laws. That Texas prison guard who experienced labor pains on the job, was not allowed to leave and ultimately gave birth to a stillborn child has sued the State of Texas, and their defense is, you guessed it, the fetus did *not* have rights.

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They even KNOW the "Pro-life" bullshit IS bullshit. It's all rooted in the same thing as "Replacement Theory"...they know that the only way to further their worldview is to instill it from birth--so they're trying to make sure that ONLY parents with said worldview are allowed to have children. There, I said it.

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This won't surprise anybody, but just in passing, which is how I scanned the websites in question for headlines ... neither Gateway Pundit nor The Federalist has made any reference to this matter. THeir silence is deafening. They are of course in favour of Paxton's actions, but being gutless wonders are not putting that in writing.

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Dec 10, 2023·edited Dec 10, 2023

The Texas Supreme Court judge, who had 37 previous arrests for "protesting" (Narrator: harassing women with grisly signs, bullhorns, and obstructing their path at reproductive care clinics), who failed to recuse himself despite his obvious bias, is John Devine. His wife, Nubia Devine, barely survived the high risk birth of her 7th(!!!!) baby, who died shortly after birth (her physicians advised her to terminate the pregnancy due to the absolute certainty of death of the fetus, and high risk of death of the mother). This is a death cult. They embrace suffering and death for women, specifically. They revel in it, even when their own families (as long as they are women) are the victims. He now holds an elected position. Texas voters need to step up, or go fuck themselves.

https://www.texastribune.org/2012/07/13/questions-qualifications-ethics-texas-court-race/

Also, as long as Christian Nationalists like to use "miracles (LOL, snort) as a cudgel", consider the fact that Ken Paxton's face, due to a horrific accident (God (LOL, snort) moves in mysterious ways), is the perfect malevolent, evil Super Villain Face. Coincidence? Who can say.

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There is a political side here and a practical side. On the political side, she is not going to bring about a change in the Texas abortion laws or the AG there in time to have a procedure to protect her health. On the practical side, can she travel to Europe, Mexico, another US state and have the procedure done there?? She shouldn't have been put in the place of having to deal with this in the courts rather than the privacy of her obgyn office but she's there. What are her practical options, if any, at this point?

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if she could afford to go i think she would have?

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this is Terri Schiavo all over again only somehow worse.

what is bodily autonomy, even?

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This poor, poor woman.

Texas sucks.

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founding

I’ve already been admonished elsewhere by our good and sensible moderators, so I will moderate myself. But, Jesus Christ, these men who want to control the lives of women. Fuck them!

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You stupid liberals think you know everything like you think doctors know better than lawyers about women's health. 95% isn't 100% so the fetus does have a chance and that's all that matters...

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I sure miss the "block" function on this platform.

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Becky, Becky, Becky…

You can’t parody reality with reality. Well, at least, I don’t think you can…

Who the hell knows anymore?

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Putting The Onion out of business..

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Good luck with that!

Irony and parody aren’t dead (but they are on life-support in a self-induced coma).

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