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  1. 19 Aug '13 03:43
    August 18, 2013 REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than 100 people rallied outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic after a trial date was set in its fight against a state law. People from across Mississippi and as far as Houston, Texas, and Louisville, Ky., gathered Saturday outside the bright pink Jackson Women's Health Organization.

    Mississippi is among five states with one abortion provider, said Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, organizer of a 15-state, one-month "Abortion Rights Freedom Ride." "Abortion rights across the country are in a state of emergency. ... We've been going to the states with only one clinic left in them, states where restrictions have been passed, states where abortion providers have been murdered," she told WLBT-TV.

    Mississippi's law requires every doctor at an abortion clinic to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The clinic's owner, Diane Derzis, has said that hospitals rejected requests from doctors at her clinic. The OB-GYNs working there don't live in Mississippi. Hospitals often won't give privileges to out-of-state physicians.

    On Friday, a federal judge scheduled trial next March. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan allowed the new law to take effect but blocked the state from imposing penalties while the clinic seeks admitting privileges.

    "I already hear those stories of women trying to abort on their own and that's where we're at in Mississippi. Where women already can't access a clinic and with no clinic it'll only get worse," said Laurie Roberts, one of the protesters. Laurie Bertram Roberts, president of Mississippi Now, said, "If we don't do what we're supposed to do to protect the rights of women and young women in this country and in this state, people will die, women will die and we will lose a constitutional right. In Mississippi, guns are more protected than your uterus."

    A few anti-abortion activists, including frequent protester Roy McMillan, stood quietly across the street during the early part of the rally. After McMillan left, a protester with a sign that read "Killing babies today" walked around, leaving after Jackson police were called as a precaution.

    Alliance for Justice, a Washington-based group, took video for a planned film, spokesman Kevin Fry said. "The purpose of the film is to raise awareness and promote a model for activism," he said. "What's happening in Mississippi is happening in other states across the country." [Republican War on Women]

    Statements read at the rally, included one from actor Mark Ruffalo, who wrote that his mother had an illegal abortion when she was young. "I don't want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of the night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line," he wrote.
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    19 Aug '13 05:58
    I can't believe this nonsense is still going on in a "first-world" country. Americans do themselves no credit for allowing their fanatics free rein.
  3. 19 Aug '13 07:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I can't believe this nonsense is still going on in a "first-world" country. Americans do themselves no credit for allowing their fanatics free rein.
    I know. It's amazing, and sad. A direct attack on women. Thanks go directly to the Republican Party.

    Women have a legal right to abortion before viability, and the Republican Party is clearly trying to take that right away from women where they can.
  4. 19 Aug '13 08:36
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I can't believe this nonsense is still going on in a "first-world" country. Americans do themselves no credit for allowing their fanatics free rein.
    tell that to the 150,000 children that will not see life by the end of this day, the main reason why they are aborted, social convenience, and here you are pontificating to others about progress and giving credit, i mock your pretensions.
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    19 Aug '13 08:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    tell that to the 150,000 children that will not see life by the end of this day, the main reason why they are aborted, social convenience, and here you are pontificating to others about progress and giving credit, i mock your pretensions.
    What would you know? Your statistic is rubbish. Rich women get abortions when they like, the bigots who attack poor women's clinics should have been aborted themselves. The world would be a better place without people like you.
  6. 19 Aug '13 08:49
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    What would you know? Your statistic is rubbish. Rich women get abortions when they like, the bigots who attack poor women's clinics should have been aborted themselves. The world would be a better place without people like you.
    really when was the last time you googled reasons for abortion, why dont you do it, it may just save you from looking quite so silly in future. As for your caustic diatribe, i mock it as well, people like you cannot handle variety, you want clones of people like you and what a dull world that would be.
  7. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    19 Aug '13 08:54
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    really when was the last time you googled reasons for abortion, why dont you do it, it may just save you from looking quite so silly in future. As for your caustic diatribe, i mock it as well, people like you cannot handle variety, you want clones of people like you and what a dull world that would be.
    people like you cannot handle variety, you want clones of people like you and what a dull world that would be.

    Says the JW!! LOL!!
  8. 19 Aug '13 13:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I can't believe this nonsense is still going on in a "first-world" country. Americans do themselves no credit for allowing their fanatics free rein.
    Fanatics? What about the Fanatics who don't even stop monsters like Dr. Gosnell as he murders unborn children who are legally viable, targets poor black women for ill treatment, and actually kills a few mothers along the way all over about a 30 year period with impunity? This is all because the state decided long ago to stop monitoring people like Dr. Gosnell, all because abortion has become a political football and any disruption or condemnation of abortion in any form is seen as threatening to the cause.

    You people may as well wear brown shirts as you protect monsters like this who target poor minorities and allow viable infants and women to die at his hands. Fanatics is a terms that is really too good for individuals like yourself.
  9. 19 Aug '13 16:06
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    [b]people like you cannot handle variety, you want clones of people like you and what a dull world that would be.

    Says the JW!! LOL!![/b]
    we come in many varieties!
  10. 20 Aug '13 11:19 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I can't believe this nonsense is still going on in a "first-world" country. Americans do themselves no credit for allowing their fanatics free rein.
    "fanatics" a very good word choice. Perfect.

    "allowing their fanatics free reign" is a good choice of words. Describes perfectly what is happening.

    We have to stop these fanatics like whodey. Women have a legal right to an abortion before viability in the US. Why let these fanatics like whodey wage this war on poor women.
  11. 20 Aug '13 14:31
    Originally posted by moon1969
    "fanatics" a very good word choice. Perfect.

    "allowing their fanatics free reign" is a good choice of words. Describes perfectly what is happening.

    We have to stop these fanatics like whodey. Women have a legal right to an abortion before viability in the US. Why let these fanatics like whodey wage this war on poor women.
    Your right. Killing ones own children is not fanatical but Whodey is and he must be stopped. My heart goes out to them poor women.
  12. 20 Aug '13 21:39
    Originally posted by moon1969
    "fanatics" a very good word choice. Perfect.

    "allowing their fanatics free reign" is a good choice of words. Describes perfectly what is happening.

    We have to stop these fanatics like whodey. Women have a legal right to an abortion before viability in the US. Why let these fanatics like whodey wage this war on poor women.
    People in this country have a right to protest practices they believe to be wrong. Is that a correct statement? Is it your desire to take away this right for everyone?

    People in this country have a right to vote for politicians who they believe will enact laws they agree with. Is that a correct statement? Should we do away with our democracy because some of the laws that are passed are inappropriate?

    People who are opposed to abortion believe abortion is murder. Is that a correct statement? Should they not be allowed to believe this?

    If a person believes abortion is murder, then they believe that over 1000000 people are murdered each year in the US. What should such a person do?

    The people protesting are actual real people, with jobs and families and all that good stuff. Just the same as the Occupy Wall Street people or the March on Washington people. They believe just as the OWS crowd did or the March on Washington people did that what they are protesting is wrong. Should we deny them the right to protest?

    For the record, I don't believe abortion should illegal and I believe that violent protests at abortion clinics should be handled swiftly and the violators prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  13. 21 Aug '13 19:03 / 7 edits
    Originally posted by dryhump
    People in this country have a right to protest practices they believe to be wrong. Is that a correct statement? Is it your desire to take away this right for everyone?

    People in this country have a right to vote for politicians who they believe will enact laws they agree with. Is that a correct statement? Should we do away with our democracy because so n clinics should be handled swiftly and the violators prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    You seem to forget that abortion before viability is legal, and that this is not about protests but about states (Republicans) violating the Constitution in outlawing all abortion.

    People have the right to protest and elect representatives, but those elected representatives do not have the right to close down all abortion clinics across a state and deny access to legal abortion for poor women. This will be made clear when the federal courts overturn these state laws designed to outlaw legal abortion.

    The Republican War on Women continues.

    No matter what one's personal beliefs, we are a democracy with a rule of law. And the law of the land per the Supreme Court the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution is that abortion before viability is a legally protected right. If the Republican religious fundamentalists want something different, they should move to another country, or vote for Presidential candidates who will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who will change the law of the land. Having state representatives enact laws that violate the law of the land is un-American, and these state representatives will be spanked by the federal courts, and rightly so.
  14. 21 Aug '13 19:13 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by dryhump
    People in this country have a right to protest practices they believe to be wrong. Is that a correct statement? Is it your desire to take away this right for everyone?

    People in this country have a right to vote for politicians who they believe will enact laws they agree with. Is that a correct statement? Should we do away with our democracy because so n clinics should be handled swiftly and the violators prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    Women have a legal right to abortion before viability, and the Republican Party is clearly trying to take that right away from women where they can. The Republican religious fundamentalists are very un-American to do so by violating the Constitution and the law of the land. Moreover, we are not a theocracy.

    The Republican War on Women continues.
  15. 28 Aug '13 01:34
    So hi I'm Laurie Bertram Roberts one of the rally organizers and the head escort at the clinic. There is a War on Woman and it's happening every day in many ways. I do take exception to it being called a small rally. It may seem like a small rally to those outside of Jackson but it's a big deal to get almost 150 people out in the heat at an abortion clinic in Mississippi. People don't like to be publicly associated with us due to the amount of harassment from the extremist bullies in the state.
    These people make sure people lose their jobs for attending pro choice events. It's that serious here.
    Thank you for the supportive comments y'all