Amazing the number of Republicans who continue to insist that gee, nothing is changing on abortion, false issue, everybody knows nothing is going to change.
Here's a short Google search.
First hit from the search: NPR: State Legislatures Stay Busy On Abortion Laws
Haven't looked beyond the first page on that Google search, but it looks to me like every single "hit" on the first page covers the same topic.2011 was a banner year for state laws restricting abortion. And 2012 looks like runner-up.
That's the central finding of the midyear report from the Guttmacher Institute, the reproductive policy research group that keeps track of such things.
There were 39 laws restricting abortion enacted in the first half of 2012. While that's less than half the 80 put in place during the first half of last year, the number of laws already on the books for 2012 is higher than any other year before 2011.
Among the popular targets this year are:
- Restrictions on medication abortions (passed by three states);
- Banning abortion prior to fetal viability (also passed by three states); and,
- Limiting coverage of abortion by insurance policies participating in health exchanges that will sell policies under the new health law starting in 2014 (passed by four states).
Looks, to me, like yeah, abortion is being targeted by legislation. By the Republican Party. Everywhere that they have the ability to do so.
Looks to me like the GOP does a lot more than just "talk about it".
It's much easier to pretend abortion is a non-issue, particularly for a group of men.
REMINDER FOR REPUBLICANS: Do not accept any government help today. YOU built that. YOU can clear the roads. YOU can restore power, not FEMA.
Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings
Overturning Roe, nor personhood will stop abortions,only changing hearts will
they did not even stop ru-486 or the morning after pill
“These are the ideas that people come to America to get away from.”Rubio
How should society view a cure for a ailment of limited duration that takes another's life to 'cure'?
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion. ...Dean Inge
Evil Genius REMINDER FOR REPUBLICANS: Do not accept any government help today. YOU built that. YOU can clear the roads. YOU can restore power, not FEMA.
Save political statements for after the catastrophe. It's not over yet. Go volunteer and help RE-build it.
Last edited by Thiebear; October-30th-2012 at 12:51 PM.
Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort
As the St. John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church vans pulled up to the C. Blythe Andrews library polling place to let congregants out to vote, a line already snaked out the voting entrance. A table was set up on one end of the libary’s parking lot where volunteers served fried fish and hush puppies. A DJ blared gospel music that could be heard blocks away. It was after-church Sunday, the first and only Sunday of “Souls to the Polls” in most of Florida, and the second day of early voting. Here in Tampa, early voters, and black voters in particular had already made their statement.
Despite setbacks such as Gov. Rick Scott’s HB 1355, which undercut voter registration drives, reinstated harsh felony voting restrictions and his notorious purge program, voters turned out in record numbers this past weekend: over a half-million people cast early votes statewide by Monday morning. In Hillsborough County, 36,702 early votes Saturday and Sunday—roughly 2,500 of those cast at the C. Blythe Andrews site in Tampa’s historically black College Hill neighborhood. As of last night, over 55,000 voted early.
These numbers far outweighed the historic 2008 election here, when less than 17,000 turned out for the first weekend of early voting, 1,248 at Andrews (then called College Hill Library). Back then, those were considered remarkable numbers. This year, they’ve almost doubled that, despite the odds against them.
After dismal voter turnout numbers in 2010, the year Scott was elected, Get Out The Vote advocates re-tooled and put together an aggressive canvassing strategy that made sure people were registered and “knew their status”—making sure their address was updated, and that any felony convictions were cleared up
File this under "**** You Can't Make Up"
Michael Brown, former President George W. Bush's former FEMA director who was criticized for his slow reaction to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said on Monday that President Obama may have acted too quickly on Hurricane Sandy this week.
Brown said Obama's Sunday press conference with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials was "premature" because the effect of the storm was not felt until a day later.
"It's premature [when] the brunt of the storm won't happen until later this afternoon," Brown said Monday, according to Denver Westward.
doin' a heck of a job, Brownie.
In superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie praises Obama's crisis leadership
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