No idea who originated this, but I do love it. So appropriate for this time of year.
Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – various articles on how losing abortion rights will snowball
I subscribe to a website called phys.org which has articles on the various sciences.
Post Roe, women in America are right to be concerned about digital surveillance. And it’s not just period-tracking apps
Facebook, Instagram take down posts offering abortion pills
Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion
Hate sites are using the wider abortion argument to spread racism and extremism
Genetic screening results just got harder to handle under new abortion rules
WHO chief: U.S. abortion ruling ‘a setback,’ will cost lives
One thought I have had is that here in the US, we should push our senators and representatives propose bills to require that *all* children and families be supported with housing, health care, food, education, etc. Surely the conservatives would have no problem at all with this since they are ever so “pro-life”? Right? Shame the idiots into showing either what they really are or getting the help people need.
Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – it’s time to stand up, liberal Christians
Unsurprisingly, conservative Christians are doing all they can to turn the US into a theocracy. They want to control everyone, not just women, not just LGBT… folks, not just people of different religions, etc. Everyone. All based on their belief that some god wants this. They of course can’t show this god even exists or theirs is the right version. They find they must invent a god that agrees with them.
They are trying to claim that the US constitution determines the laws of this land and if it doesn’t mention something, those laws can’t be on the federal level. McConnell is of course now wanting a federal level law to make abortion illegal, which shows just how much conservative Christians lie when they have claimed how much they want states to have the ability to rule on abortion the way the people want:
“If the leaked opinion became the final opinion, legislative bodies — not only at the state level but at the federal level — certainly could legislate in that area, And if this were the final decision, that was the point that it should be resolved one way or another in the legislative process. So yeah, it’s possible.”
They don’t care about that at all. They want their way no matter what, democracy be damned. And evidently their god be damned since it says not to lie and they have chosen to do so.
It’s notable that some of the justices are also now shown to have lied under oath with their claims of respecting precedent.
Of course, these cowards are sitting behind a fence to protect them, something that they refused to allow when it came to women getting their legal healthcare.
It is time for everyone to stand up against this, and for anyone who wants to claim they are a Christian, just not THAT type, to be loud to show us there is a difference. If not, they are going to be responsible for the destruction of the freedoms of the US because of their tacit acceptance of this nonsense. If there is a theocracy, there can only be one “church”.
Which is more important? Your freedoms or your need to circle the wagons to protect your religion?
Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – when the quiet part is said aloud
“There is nothing more wretched than murdering babies before they’re born.” – JB
“Memorable villains are not pro-choice. The greatest villains always exert their will over everyone else.”- JB
“Heroes never kill innocent people. Everybody knows that and you’re never going to achieve hero status by sacrificing babies for any cause.” – JB
Seems like this god isn’t quite what christians usually try to claim. Rather surprising when a Christian shows this so well.
I suspect it isn’t quite what he intended.
A pdf of the failure.
Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – Roe v. Wade
This day is an anniversary of the date that women won the ability to control their own bodies here in the US when it comes to childbirth and abortion. This was the famous Roe vs. Wade decision.
Pleasantly enough, I have just read that the GOP majority in the US House of Representatives have failed to pass their draconian bill to attempt to retake control over women and treat them as second-class citizens who can’t make their own health care decisions. Some of their own members, women for the most part it seems, were not willing to vote for something that would require women to report rape to the police to be permitted to have an abortion. In an aside, lots of these Republicans in congress would like to entirely eliminate abortions for any reason, essentially forcing girls and women to bear the children of their abusers and forcing girls and women to bear to term fetus that have no chance of survival for no reason.
I personally think abortion is a stupid means of birth control, when there are so many good methods out there (let’s hear it for IUDs!). However, a puritan sense of morality keeps those hard to get for women, so abortions are what many are left with.
Many Christians claim that they are “pro-life”. This is shown not to be the case when these same people are often horrified if they are expected to provide a decent life for that child. These people are simply “pro-control”, needing to make everyone obey their religion and beliefs in a need for external validation.
If you are so interested in preventing abortions, support the availability of birth control and good thorough sex education, not some crap about celibacy which does not work. I had to be my friends sex ed teacher when we were in high school because the class was taught by gym teachers who had no idea what they were doing, and who never talked about anything but the anatomy charts. My mom was smart enough to talk to me and let me ask questions. None of my friends got pregnant; a lot of other girls did.
And if you still want to pretend your religion has a position on abortion, read your bible. Your god does a lot of killing and commands a lot of killing in there, women, children, and men and not one bit about how it’s important to keep eggs and semen. If you think that this god will judge anyone who supports a women’s right to control her own body, then allow him. Trying to murder them yourself certainly shows you have no respect for life at all or care what your bible says.