Roe v. Wade: The Fight

92 Responses to “Roe v. Wade: The Fight”

  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    May 11, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for your voices, Mr. President, and FLOTUS, many people hear you clearly.

    Thank you for your earnest dedication, NW/UTAL, for giving us all a place to use our own voice.


  2. 8 Dudette
    May 11, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, for keeping the lights for us here at TOD village. Love ya, Girl! 😘♥️

  3. May 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    From fighting the Nazis with the Soviets, to fleeing from Putin’s war.

    “When Arkady Perchenko was 11 years old he fought alongside the Soviet Army,
    as part of the local resistance against the Nazis.

    At the age of 92, he was forced to leave his home in Ukraine to escape from Russian forces.
    From safety in Israel, Arkady has been talking to the BBC about his view of both wars.”


  4. May 11, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Vice President Kamala Harris
    to Deliver Pre-Recorded Remarks During the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022

    “Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver pre-recorded remarks at the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Tribal Public Health Summit on Wednesday, May 11, where she will speak to the ongoing desperate outcomes of Native women and their maternal health journey and what she and Administration are doing to address it.”


  5. May 11, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    100 ways Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and allies have found solutions to racism and violence.

    By Angela Yang, Kimmy Yam, Claire Wang, Brahmjot Kaur
    Illustrations by Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants
    May 2, 2022


  6. May 11, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    The FIGHT

  7. May 11, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    ‘We cannot go back’:
    People share their stories of abortion and access

    We asked our readers:
    How has getting an abortion — or deciding not to — changed your life? Here’s what they said.

    “My wife and I have three beautiful children. However, that would not be without access to abortion. [With] an ectopic pregnancy, it was devastating that we had to choose one life over another. But we did … and to our surprise the doctor recommended continuing to try. After the elective abortion, we had two more healthy babies.”

    “The abortion I had was significant because it wasn’t. It didn’t disrupt my life. It didn’t financially devastate me. I was surrounded by support. I had the right to choose and the accessibility afforded by a liberal state.”

    “I got pregnant when I was 15 in 1977. I was not prepared to be a mother. Fortunately my mother, who was not totally in favor of abortion, but knew I was not mature enough to be a mother, took me to Minneapolis for a safe abortion. I would not have the life I now have if I would have been forced to have a baby at that age.”


    —–thx for sharing so many important stories.

  8. May 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Vice President Harris cast her 18th Senate tie-breaking vote to confirm Lisa Cook, who becomes the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

  9. May 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
    warned that eliminating women’s access to abortion
    would have ‘very damaging effects’ on the U.S. economy, keeping some women from completing their educations
    and reducing their lifetime earnings potential and participation in the labor force.

  10. May 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm


    Senate Republicans and Democrat Joe Manchin

    teamed up to block the advancement of legislation that would federally codify abortion rights.


  11. May 11, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    Senator Debbie Stabenow to Alician Menendez yesterday:

    “Tomorrow there will be the vote…and then we will go forward and continue to shine a light on what is happening across this country. All the way to November, when we have an opportunity to change it. By electing a bigger majority in the Democratic Senate, and keeping the US House and electing great people across the country.”

    • May 11, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      Sen. Stabenow:
      “What I want to keep focus on is what has really brought us here.
      Republicans for years. Mitch McConnell for years, and years, and years working hard to set up this situation. Right wing members of the United States Supreme Court, putting others on the federal benches that are right wing. Supporting those in state legislatures where Republicans have been chipping away at our freedoms now for years.

      I mean there’s no mistake about it.
      We are here because of the Republican party and the fact that they’re willing to say,
      that THEY as politicians
      should be making OUR decisions
      about what we’re going to do
      in terms of our most intimate reproductive decisions.

      And so I find that incredibly outrageous.
      And 50 years of settled law should be enough for all of us in the United States.
      And tomorrow (vote today) is an accumulation of what the republicans have been doing for years.”

    • May 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm

      Sen Stabenow:
      ““Disproportionately women of color are affected by this because of their circumstances, their lack of other kinds of choices.”

      “I watched what happened before Roe. And what happened when we were told as a country that in America, that we have a right to privacy, that we have the freedom to decide our most intimate health care decisions.”

    • May 11, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      Sen. Stabenow:
      “We all know of situations of someone being raped, or incest, a 12 or 14 year old.

      Why in the world
      should government,
      should politicians step in front of the family,
      step in front of the woman with her faith,
      her doctor, her family,
      and say that politicians should make those decisions,
      that Mitch McConnell should make those decisions,
      other Republicans
      should make those decisions?
      I mean that is really quite extraordinary.
      That is the fundamental question that we’re talking about is who decides, who decides.”

  12. May 11, 2022 at 6:19 pm


    manchin and gop vote No.

    After warbling on about big government and individual rights, this Mickey Mouse operation
    wants to sit around your living space, your doctor’s office, and dictate the how and what about your family.

    This includes men and their family choices – what say they about it all?

    Manchin and GOP openly don’t care about your well being or your privacy.

    btw, trump went overboard to create a culture of cruelty towards infants, children, teens, and got away with it. Pls prepare for the worst by protecting and putting them front and center in every possible way now.

  13. 27 amk for obama
    May 11, 2022 at 6:34 pm

  14. 29 amk for obama
    May 11, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Ignorant idiotic whacko. Great job, rethuglican murkkka.

    • 30 amk for obama
      May 11, 2022 at 7:27 pm

  15. 31 amk for obama
    May 11, 2022 at 8:09 pm


  16. 32 amk for obama
    May 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm

  17. 33 pkayden
    May 11, 2022 at 10:26 pm

  18. 35 Dudette
    May 12, 2022 at 12:46 am

    A good reminder to iPhone users: Turn that Airdrop shit off or limit it to people you know.

  19. May 12, 2022 at 9:55 am

    ‘My Body, My Decision’: House Democrats Protesting
    as the Senate voted against the Women’s Health Protection Act.

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who was part of this protest,
    joins Ayman Mohyeldin to discuss what Democrats plan to do next to preserve Roe.

  20. May 12, 2022 at 10:00 am

    U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen:

    Eliminating abortion access would have a damaging effect on the economy, Yellen says

    “I believe eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and set women back decades,” Yellen said in response to a question while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.

    She went on to address the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision directly, stating that “access to reproductive health care including abortion helped lead to increased labor force participation. It enabled many women to finish school.
    That increased their earning potential. It allowed women to plan and balance their families and careers.”

    Sarah Ewall-Wice: (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eliminating-abortion-access-would-have-a-damaging-effect-on-the-economy-yellen-says/)

  21. May 12, 2022 at 10:05 am

    (But don’t look now…)

    A GOP senator (MT) likened ‘pre-born’ human beings to sea turtle eggs while arguing against a Democrat-led
    abortion rights bill

    “Sen. Steve Daines later tweeted claiming that an “unhatched sea turtle would have more protections than an unborn human baby” if Roe v. Wade were to be codified into law.

    “Why do we have laws in place that protect the eggs of a sea turtle or the eggs of eagles? Because when you destroy an egg, you’re killing a pre-born baby sea turtle or a pre-born baby eagle,” said Daines, while speaking against the bill on the Senate floor.

    “Yet when it comes to a pre-born human baby, rather than a sea turtle, that baby would be stripped of all protections in all 50 states under the Democrats’ bill we’ll be voting on tomorrow,” he added. “Is that the America that the left wants?”

    Daines made his speech while standing next to a poster displaying sea turtles and a row of babies.”


    • May 12, 2022 at 10:05 am

      “Among other things, because sea turtles and eagles don’t have constitutional rights as equal citizens of the United States,” tweeted Democratic strategist Emmy Bengtson.
      “But hey, apparently women don’t either.”

    • May 12, 2022 at 10:12 am

      Daines conflating wildlife management with women’s rights using visual aids.
      Ask him about regulating men’s bodies?
      Let’s say women passed a law saying all men had to have a vasectomy. Suddenly it would be about men’s rights and the preservation of every sperm as a “pre-born human being”.

  22. 41 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

  23. 44 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:34 am

    The war criminal corrupt thug is now threatening Finns and Swedes. War on 3 fronts at the same time while still losing the first one? LOL.

  24. May 12, 2022 at 11:49 am


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  25. May 12, 2022 at 11:50 am

    President Biden:
    “Chris Smalls is making good trouble and helping inspire a new movement of labor organizing across the country. Let’s keep it going.”

  26. May 12, 2022 at 11:51 am

    “Truth is Power”
    Legal Defense Fund
    34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner honored Stevie Wonder, featuring the Dance Theater of Harlem and video messages from Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Colin Kaepernick.

    Former First Lady MichelleObama
    congratulates the honorees of the 2022 National Equal Justice Awards —
    Stevie Wonder, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Sherrilyn Ifill.

  27. 49 Dudette
    May 12, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    This ABC song has me up dancing! 😃

  28. 50 ggail44
    May 12, 2022 at 12:07 pm

  29. 51 ggail44
    May 12, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Good West Coast morning Nerdy & TOD family. 💖💃🏾😎

  30. 53 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 12:11 pm

  31. May 12, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    OAN Admits On The Air That There Was No 2020 Voter Fraud

    OAN ran a thirty-second segment on the air admitting that there was no 2020 widespread voter fraud as part of their settlement with two Georgia election workers.

    Today OAN
    – Retracted their lies
    – Admitted there was NO widespread voter fraud
    – Paid Moss & Freeman


    • May 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Can we join the dots between RT big lies…and FOX big lies that go on killing us?
      Who in the U.S. cannot see Putin’s war and the death toll being lied about on Russian State Television?
      How about FOX openly lying about trumpQ and the 2020 election?

  32. May 12, 2022 at 3:46 pm

  33. May 12, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    imo nothing short of thrilling…the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit underway in D.C. !!!

  34. 62 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Yup. Every day, every crime. No consequences. Hopium sux.

  35. 63 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 10:56 pm

  36. 64 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:15 pm

  37. 65 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:21 pm

  38. 66 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    That’s because 70% of murkans do not show up when it matters most.

  39. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    May 12, 2022 at 11:57 pm

  40. 68 amk for obama
    May 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Yet another techbros scam.

  41. 69 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Also. Too. Virgin territory.

  42. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    May 13, 2022 at 12:07 am

    “Today we make our own good luck.”

    Happy Friday the 13th when you get there!

  43. 71 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 1:34 am

  44. May 13, 2022 at 2:34 am

    It came to me how come i made such an insensitive remark about baby formula, of which there’s a dire shortage.

    Was pretty sick over the last couple of weeks and somehow missed that news.

    Sincere apologies, so sorry, love babies and moms so much.

    What could be worse, how are families who need formula managing? Thanks to everyone helping.

  45. 75 Dudette
    May 13, 2022 at 8:53 am

    This! ✊🏾

  46. 77 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 11:02 am

  47. 78 jer44
    May 13, 2022 at 11:17 am


  48. 81 ggail44
    May 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm

  49. 82 ggail44
    May 13, 2022 at 2:10 pm

  50. May 13, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Vice President Harris Hosts a Meeting on Climate

  51. 84 jer44
    May 13, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Soon – President Biden delivers remarks highlighting state, local leaders investing in ‘American Rescue Plan’

  52. 85 jer44
    May 13, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    WATCH LIVE: Jen Psaki holds final news briefing as White House press secretary

  53. 86 Dudette
    May 13, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Jen’s last day 🥺

  54. 87 Dudette
    May 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Wow! Go California!

  55. 88 Dudette
    May 13, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Here Fishy! 🐠

  56. 89 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 4:41 pm

  57. 90 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks to Millions of dollars worth free ad time from the stupid stooges from media.

  58. 91 amk for obama
    May 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Or the worst voters.

  59. 92 Nerdy Wonka
    May 13, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    New post.

    Our Bodies

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