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Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
#31
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
The new Texas bill outlaws abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected...usually by six weeks when women often don't even realize they are pregnant.

I was listening to the local radio station while out running work errands and that news played over and over including a lady who said that in the last couple days the clinics have been inundated with women trying to beat the new law.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#32
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
This tweet is great:

https://twitter.com/DoctorHenryCT/status...8321927172

Quote:Voter suppression laws are passed to intimidate people from voting for fear of being arrested. I hope a consequence of the Texas abortion law is that women decide that it's not worth having sex with men in Texas for fear of pregnancy and the intended consequences of the law.
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#33
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
(August 31, 2021 at 9:37 pm)Foxaire Wrote: Texas is always attempting to pass absurd laws. They never succeed.

And it's now law.

To everyone who told people that SCOTUS doesn't matter in 2016 and they just couldn't vote for the E-mail lady: this is on you.
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to woman is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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#34
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
Hillary was right about everything.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#35
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
Best part about the bill....there's no heart at 6 weeks.

Any bets on what's next? Gay marriage, gender discrimination....maybe? Seems like some things they might want to deal with while winding the clock backwards. Neither of them are safer than abortion was.
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#36
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
(September 1, 2021 at 4:24 pm)HappySkeptic Wrote:
(September 1, 2021 at 1:52 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: The most common argument made by nutters who try to pass laws like these is also the most hypocritical: that life beings at conception, therefore a foetus is a person so abortion is murder. They don’t believe it, and they KNOW they don’t believe it.

Boru

The Catholic church officially DOES believe this.  A soul is created at the moment of conception, and therefore for every egg that gets a sperm, that soul will eventually knock on the gates of heaven, and will help condemn those who helped with an abortion.

That's actually only been their position since 1869 and actually runs contrary to anything in the bible, and more importantly (because souls are involved), all the writings of the church fathers on whose writings dogma is supposed to be based. Before that date the catholic position was that abortions were a-ok until ensoulment which, depending on who you talked to, happened somewhere between 40 days and 13 weeks. Yes there were catholic "intellectuals" who were totally anti-abortion but until Pius IX (he of papal infallibility and as thick as mince) took up their cause they were very much a fringe group.
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#37
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
(September 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm)Nomad Wrote: That's actually only been their position since 1869 and actually runs contrary to anything in the bible, and more importantly (because souls are involved), all the writings of the church fathers on whose writings dogma is supposed to be based.  Before that date the catholic position was that abortions were a-ok until ensoulment which, depending on who you talked to, happened somewhere between 40 days and 13 weeks.  Yes there were catholic "intellectuals" who were totally anti-abortion but until Pius IX (he of papal infallibility and as thick as mince) took up their cause they were very much a fringe group.

Yes, I thought I had heard that until recently, the entry of the soul was considered to be when the fetus starts to kick.
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#38
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
Abortion used to be called "the catholic issue" - as in in living memory..by protestants, who didn't share such concern with it. Today, protestants advance that cause more competently than catholics...though even protestants (apperently) prefer to rely on catholics, rather than their fellow protestants..in positions of authority, to cosign this revulsion.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#39
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
To make the veins in their necks stand out, here’s a good hypothetical to pose to the anti-woman crowd:

You’re at a fertility clinic (doesn’t matter why - maybe you just stopped in to use the toilet).  Suddenly, the fire alarms go off and the place begins to fill with smoke - this is a real fire, not a false alarm. On your way to the exit, you pass an open door. Inside, there’s a two year old child, crying and screaming in terror. Going in to rescue the child (yay, you!), you see that the room also contains a cryocase labeled ‘100 VIABLE HUMAN EMBRYOS’. It isn’t possible to save both the child and the embryos - one or the other. No one else is near enough to assist in the rescue.

These are you choices:

A) Save a living, breathing, thinking human being at the cost of 100 potential lives

B) Save 100 fertilized ova, each of which has the potential to become a living, breathing, thinking human being and leave the toddler to burn to death.

C) There is no third option. If you try to save both, you all die.

What do you do?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#40
RE: Texas Law could circumvent Roe V. Wade
(August 31, 2021 at 9:34 pm)Cecelia Wrote: https://www.thenation.com/article/societ...rtion-law/

Unless the conservative majority Supreme Court steps in (which it seems unlikely to do), Roe V. Wade may be made functionally useless by a Texas Law.

Quote:But there is another aspect of this Texas law that is extreme, even by conservatives’ forced-birth standards. The Texas law, known as SB 8, places a cash bounty on abortion providers and empowers any citizen to come collect.

The law stipulates that any US citizen can sue a Texas abortion provider, or sue a person suspected of “aiding or abetting” abortion services. The plaintiffs don’t even have to be residents of Texas to sue Texans suspected of helping people make private choices. Should the lawsuit prevail, the person who brought the suit will receive $10,000, plus attorney fees. Texas has created a cash incentive to haul not just doctors and nurses into court but also lawyers, reproductive rights counselors, and even receptionists.

This is absolutely insane! And not enough people are talking about it. This is why McConnell et al wanted Kavanaugh and Barrett on the court.

The GOP are pro birth, not pro life. They think they are better than the Taliban. They certainly are acting like they want to be the Taliban.
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