24
Jun
22

Roe v. Wade: Abortion Is Healthcare


106 Responses to “Roe v. Wade: Abortion Is Healthcare”


  1. June 24, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      June 24, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      Justin Trudeau issued a similar statement. Amazing that our country has now gone back at least 50 years.

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 3:34 pm

  3. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    “You cannot keep looking to 13% of the population to keep this damn country on track”

  4. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 3:41 pm

  5. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 4:31 pm

  6. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 4:42 pm

  7. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    June 24, 2022 at 4:43 pm

  8. 12 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    bin laden and taliban: Mission Accomplished. And we didn’t even had to lift a fucking finger. #selfdestruction.

  9. 13 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Secede and Survive.

  10. 14 pkayden
    June 24, 2022 at 6:43 pm

  11. 15 pkayden
    June 24, 2022 at 6:58 pm

  12. 16 jer44
    June 24, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Scott Dworkin
    @funder

    4h
    Everyone needs to vote in more Dem Senators so we can steamroll the BA filibuster, protect Roe and the American people. Let’s get to work!

  13. 17 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    No, the system where you ‘judge’ till you die is broken. And steeply fucked up.

  14. 18 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 10:11 pm

  15. 19 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm

  16. 20 amk for obama
    June 24, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Yup. Value your effing vote in every effing election in every effing year in every effing level.

  17. 21 amk for obama
    June 25, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Fucking fifth columnists. Enemies of democracy.

  18. 22 jer44
    June 25, 2022 at 10:05 am

    @WestWingReport

    President has signed the gun safety bill – first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. Now departing for Europe for #G7 and #NATO summits – this as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on into its fifth month.

    8:57 AM · Jun 25, 2022

  19. June 25, 2022 at 10:23 am

    President Biden:

    “Make no mistake: Today’s overruling of Roe v. Wade is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades
    to upset the balance of our law. t’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court.

    “While today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade puts at risk the health and lives of women across America, most states in this country still recognize a woman’s right to choose. Here’s what you should know.”

    “if you live in a state that restricts abortion, today’s decision does NOT prevent you from traveling to a state that allows it.”

    “If a state or local official tries to interfere with you exercising this basic right, I’ll do everything in my power to
    fight that un-American attack.”

    “My Administration will protect a woman’s access to medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration, like contraception and mifepristone, a FDA-approved drug that safely ends an early pregnancy
    of up to ten weeks and is commonly used to treat miscarriages.”

  20. June 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Abortion providers scramble to help women as state bans spread

    “Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and C.E.O. of Whole Woman’s Health, talks with Rachel Maddow about the hardships her clients face in the wake of the Republican Supreme Court’s striking down of Roe v. Wade,
    and the effort to get abortion services to women who live in states with bans already in place.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/abortion-providers-scramble-to-help-women-as-state-bans-spread-142819909568)

  21. June 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

    “To those seeking abortions around the country: Know that you are welcome here, and that we will make every effort to ensure our reproductive services are available and readily accessible to you.”

    Mayor Eric Adams of New York City

  22. June 25, 2022 at 10:27 am

    This is about the raw exertion of power by five right-wing judges who have absolute, near veto-proof authority over the rest of the country. Today, millions of Americans had their right to bodily autonomy stripped
    because of this radical, activist court.” (Chris Hayes)

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYuN2drTGJU)

  23. June 25, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the overturning of the constitutional right to an abortion:
    “Supreme Court doesn’t get the last word. In a democracy, we get the last word. It’s time to get in this fight and it’s time to make real change on behalf of everyone in this country.”

    (https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/warren-on-ending-of-roe-supreme-court-doesn-t-get-the-last-word-we-do-142808133926)

  24. June 25, 2022 at 10:28 am

    “As the keepers and stewards of this land,
    and as citizens and descendants of our tribal nations,
    we state very clearly, these systems were never built to protect our peoples.
    From forced sterilization of our women and relatives capable of becoming pregnant to the implementation of the Hyde Amendment, this is yet another attack on the sovereignty of Indigenous people. What we are witnessing now and what we know will continue to happen to all women and birthing peoples in this country, is that striking down Roe is dangerous and will cost countless lives. There is no scenario where women and birthing people will not be put at further risk. It creates a stark choice about how to care for women during this time.

    Our inherent sovereignty as Indigenous women and people
    determines that we must decide our own fate,
    and not allow the state to define these outcomes on our behalf. Upholding Roe v. Wade is the very least this country could have done, after centuries of the systemic oppression of anyone not white, male and Christian,”
    said Ms. Foundation for Women’s Indigenous Women’s Advisory Committee in a statement.

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/we-will-never-ever-stop-having-abortions)

  25. June 25, 2022 at 10:29 am

    “I will never forget that abortions were banned before AR-15s.” (T.A.)

  26. June 25, 2022 at 10:32 am

    imo

    We’ve had a series of orchestrated shocks and we’ll have to stay conscious.
    Am guessing that No-justice Thomas will double down while we’re sorting it through…Bannon’s dream to keep piling on the outrage, wipe out our resistance and keep us disoriented.

    Responding to the cover up in Uvalde, getting a handle on all the evidence around Trump trying to use the DOJ, next day we’re hit with SCOTUS. No mistake about the timing…from the right wing extreme offensive.

  27. 33 whenpamelawandered
    June 25, 2022 at 11:02 am

    An excerpt from a book I borrowed from my daughter’s bookshelf:

    Women Who Run With The Wolves
    by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD
    NYT bestseller list for 2 years ~ 1992
    ballantinebooks.com

    “Why this intruder which, in women’s dreams, most often takes the shape of an intrusive male, seeks to attack the instinctual psyche and its wildish knowing powers in particular, no one can say for certain. We say it is the nature of the thing. Yet we find this destructive process exacerbated when the culture surrounding a woman touts, nourishes and protects destructive attitudes toward the deep instinctual and soulful nature. Thusly, these destructive cultural values—-to which the predator avidly agrees—-grow stronger within the collective psyche of all its members. When a society exhorts its people to be distrustful of and to shun the deep instinctual life, then an anti-predatory element in each psyche is strengthened and accelerated.”

    We women who have chosen all our lives to run with the wolves, no more being ‘ladies’ ~ it is time to put on our marching boots, and get out into the streets ~ yet again ~ for ourselves, for our daughters, our granddaughters and great-granddaughters..

    Because if we don’t do it, who will?

    Big hugs all around

    This book needs to become a best-seller again, for all those who may have missed it 30 years ago.

    💙🕊💛

  28. 34 amk for obama
    June 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    And absent during white terrorists resurrection. Fucked up country alright.

  29. June 26, 2022 at 10:19 am

    “This is the smoking gun.”

    “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and Republican congressmen,” said Trump,
    according to Donoghue’s notes.

    • June 26, 2022 at 10:19 am

      “This is the smoking gun,” (former AG) Holder wrote.
      “Coupled with other testimony demonstrates Trump’s substantive involvement and corrupt intent,
      requisite state of mind.”
      (The Hill)

  30. June 26, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Huffington
    “So, to sum up the Supreme Court’s week: life begins at conception and ends in a mass shooting.”

  31. June 26, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Sherrilyn Ifill
    What can you do?

    1. Mutual aid – donate to orgs that offer support for women seeking abortion esp those who need to travel to another state.
    2. Make sure the ppl especially young ppl around you know that you are available to help confidentially if they need abortion care.
    3. Attend peaceful protests happening across the country. Mobilizing empowers us & reminds us & them of our potential power.
    4. Flood the offices of your state reps NOW (strategic visits, phone calls, texts, tweets) and tell them to oppose any state restrictions on abortion.
    5. Organize at the local level with groups focused on strengthening the voice of progressive women and girls to advocate.
    6. Make sure your D.A. knows that how you will vote in their next election if they participate in prosecuting women who seek abortion care or those who assist.
    . If your neighboring state prohibits abortion, form groups who can help women from those states access travel & care in your state.
    8. Register & vote in every election this year (primary, special,general) & for every office (sheriff, D.A., school board, House & Senate).
    9. Express your alarm abt the Supreme Court’s actions w/your representatives in Congress. They need to hear your concern and your expectations.
    10. Decide today that you will never give up fighting for the country you want for yourself, your children, your community. Decide it. Then no matter what happens, you won’t be swayed or paralyzed.

  32. June 26, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Opinion:

    SCOTUS Unleashes Reign of Terror on Americans

    “Reading cases in which Justice Clarence Thomas struck down a New York conceal carry gun law and Justice Samuel Alito reversed Roe v. Wade and eliminated a 50 year-old constitutional right,
    I find myself on one hand compelled to parse through the irrationalities, specious reasoning, abuses of history,
    and frankly bad faith arguments. It’s hard to believe Alito and Thomas are considered brilliant human minds and that they are in a position to make important decisions about the lives of Americans.

    We have to recognize that the Supreme Court is now currently operating
    not just as an enabler
    of domestic terrorism in America
    but rather as a chief terrorist organization
    and a chief purveyor of anti-intellectualism in American culture.
    It is more interested in taking rights from Americans,
    cultivating fear, controlling the population,
    and killing independent thought and reasoning
    in an effort to define American culture and identity
    according to white male supremacist values dominant and operative
    in a earlier America.

    Let’s start with this last one.
    How is the Supreme Court killing reason and thought and returning us to a white male supremacist value system?”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/06/26/scotus-terror.html)

  33. June 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    “When it comes to Thomas’ ruling on firearm regulations,
    try to imagine a world in which most places you go in your daily you see people carrying firearms.
    Does that make you feel more secure?
    It might make the person with the gun feel more powerful and safer,
    but imagine the rest of us.
    A world with guns constantly present is a security-state that keeps us constantly insecure,
    which is a state of terror,
    not a state of freedom from fear.

    But this is where the Supreme Court is bringing us—to a national life of less safety,
    more fear and insecurity,
    less rights,
    and more state repression.”

    Libretti: (politicus.usa)

    • June 26, 2022 at 12:50 pm

      End the sale of weapons of war to civilians, duh.
      —They want you to look here – no, no, look there!
      —Conceal or not..ballistic blankets..arm disrespected teachers..cover up failed police armed to the teeth.
      Go to the source, stop making excuses, stop selling weapons invented and intended for rapid-fire killing.

  34. June 26, 2022 at 12:49 pm

  35. June 26, 2022 at 12:58 pm

  36. June 26, 2022 at 1:20 pm

  37. June 27, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Good Morning TOD….the messages from the Obamas are always uplifting and hopeful…but they also tell us to get engaged…I’m so grateful for them

  38. 49 tnmtngirl1
    June 27, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Good morning, I have to share this story with y’all. A man replied to a comment I made in a thread on Facebook saying emphatically that the ONLY way a woman can get pregnant is from rape. I kid you not. Honest as a ‘heart attack.’ #stupidity

  39. June 27, 2022 at 11:56 am

    For a White House eager to show meaningful progress on bipartisan measures that will make a difference,
    there’s a growing list of success stories.

    (Steve Benen)

    “President Joe Biden signed into law the most sweeping legislation aimed at preventing gun violence in 30 years at the White House on Saturday shortly before departing for Europe for a series of meetings with world leaders. Biden called the signing of the legislation a “monumental day” and said it was proof that Democrats and Republicans could find common ground on important issues.” (nbc)

    • June 27, 2022 at 11:57 am

      “The legislation creates resources for red flag grants to every state. Those that choose not to approve red flag laws will get related funds for other crisis prevention programs.

      It closes the so-called “boyfriend loophole,” restricting the gun rights of non-spouse dating partners who are convicted of domestic abuse.

      It makes new investments in mental health services and school-safety measures.

      It brings new clarity to laws regarding licensed gun dealers, as a way to strengthen the existing background-check system.

      It expands the background-check system for gun buyers under 21, allowing up to three days to conduct checks, and an extra 10 days if there are signs of concern.

      It creates new criminal penalties for firearm straw purchasing.

      But this modest, narrowly focused bill passed, it’s likely to save lives,
      and it’s a breakthrough unlike anything Americans have seen in a generation.”

      (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/bill-gun-violence-biden-scores-another-bipartisan-win-rcna35454

  40. June 27, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    “Giuliani, Eastman, Meadows, members of Congress, Giuliani’s associates and the RNC were involved in this
    fake electors scheme.” (Katie Phang)

  41. June 27, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Jane Goodall is a primatologist most known for her long-term study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania.
    The Gombe chimp observation, which Jane began in 1960, is the world’s longest running continuous wildlife research project.

    “We are not the only beings on the planet with personalities, thoughts, and – most importantly – feelings.”

    “The nonverbal body language is the same for chimpanzees as it is for us. They use the same gestures and postures in the same context.”

    Using stories from her remarkable life, research, and career, “The Book of Hope” (2021) explores questions like:
    How do we stay hopeful? How do we inspire hope in the next generation?

    • June 27, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      Jane Goodall, now 88, world renowned activist and researcher said yesterday:

      “I see our species at the mouth of a very long and very dark tunnel,” she said, decrying rampant environmental destruction, prejudice, greed, poverty and war. But there’s a “little star” at the end of the tunnel: hope. To reach it, she said, humankind must struggle to overcome any obstacles in the way.
      Hope isn’t just wishful thinking, it’s about action.”

      • June 27, 2022 at 12:57 pm

        imho,

        A beautiful, green outdoor event, so diverse, beautiful children, over a thousand people.
        A flashback to summer days of yore, the grace and kind affection between all the people there.
        I was about 30 yards behind and to the side of Ms. Goodall, who answered a few questions after her presentation. Literally the crowd went wild…!!!
        Grateful to have a photo of her with my daughter at around 8 years,
        who had been willing to drive 7 hours and over winter mountains to hear her speak.

        A million thanks, Ms. Goodall.

    • June 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

      January 6th Committee:

      “The Select Committee will convene a hearing tomorrow,
      June 28 at 1:00pm
      to present recently obtained evidence
      and receive witness testimony.”

  42. June 27, 2022 at 5:11 pm

  43. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    June 27, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Take a breath! Happy news, for a change!

  44. 65 amk for obama
    June 27, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Decades to construct.
    A week to destruct.

  45. June 28, 2022 at 8:45 am

    OMG

  46. June 28, 2022 at 8:58 am

  47. June 28, 2022 at 11:29 am

    “Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Aid Access, talks with Rachel Maddow
    about lessons women living under repressive governments have learned about using medication abortions,
    and how doctors with that experience are helping American women facing new abortion bans.”

  48. June 28, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans
    Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.

    “The method, known as medication abortion, is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration
    for use in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.”

    Pam Belluck: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/26/health/abortion-medication-pills.html)

  49. June 28, 2022 at 11:50 am

    imo,
    a nation without universal healthcare, universal childcare, or paid family and medical leave,
    with one of the highest maternal mortality rates among our peer nations, cannot be forced to give birth.

    Young women and their mothers have been using abortion pills for quite some time elsewhere. Remember reading an article describing women taking a little time off, a mourning process, a gentle acceptance of reality
    as it is. imho non wealthy women here deserve to be fully informed, ready with the pills in their dresser drawers, and ready to act early on in the pregnancy.

    Fossilized white guys in Congress have zero-zero-infinitely less than zero, to do with it.

  50. June 28, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    1 pm ET

    The Jan 6th Select Committee convenes a Hearing
    to present recently obtained evidence
    and receive witness testimony.

  51. 76 Anna
    June 28, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Majority vote in House, but 2/3 vote in Senate to impeach Supreme Court Justice. We must work on that 2/3 of Senate. Some of current members are a band of creeps, crooks, bought and paid for by dark money and unethical, amoral, members of Senate and secret groups that want their way. All of them showing they don’t believe in the Constitution, democracy, starting with you Mitch McConnell.

  52. June 28, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    imo,
    a note about an astonishing emergency hearing today by the Jan 6 Select Committee…

    Trump knew his supporters were armed with AR-15s,
    He wanted the metal detectors taken down, so this supporters could come into the Elipse where he was speaking.

    Because said Trump, those armed supporters were: “Not there to harm him”.

    “If they were not there to harm him, who were they there to harm?”
    (Chuck Rosenburg)

  53. 79 amk for obama
    June 28, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Literally, thugs and mobsters were running us of a unchecked for four years with zero consequences till date.

    God bless murkkka indeed.

  54. 80 pkayden
    June 28, 2022 at 6:32 pm

  55. 81 jer44
    June 28, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    @hbecerraLATimes

    Trump attacked Secret Service agent in attempt to reach Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies – Los Angeles Times

  56. 82 pkayden
    June 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm

  57. June 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s Remarks at Weekly Press Conference

    JUNE 24, 2022

    “This morning, the radical Supreme Court is eviscerating Americans’ rights and endangering their health and safety…Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party – their supermajority on the Supreme Court – American women today have less freedom than their mothers. With Roe and their attempt to destroy it, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom.”

    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/62422-8)

  58. June 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Pelosi Calls For Filibuster Elimination While Laying Out Agenda To Restore Choice

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/06/27/pelosi-filibuster-choice.html)

  59. June 28, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Sherrilyn Ifill:

    “I’m gonna say this before things get out of hand on legal SCOTUS. B/c it is true that many brilliant attys & profs, especially women, have been predicting this moment since 2018. The voices of the “calm down” folks (largely men) were given greater prominence and credibility.”

  60. 87 amk for obama
    June 28, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Lol. Bill’s girls are smart and funny unlike the trumptramps.

  61. 88 pkayden
    June 28, 2022 at 9:32 pm

  62. 90 amk for obama
    June 28, 2022 at 10:05 pm

  63. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    June 28, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    That was some #J6 hearing today! Whew!

    • June 29, 2022 at 8:07 am

      YES it was….
      Confirming what we already knew….
      Incredible…

    • June 29, 2022 at 9:27 am

      Plus Trump’s plan to walk to the Capitol with armed supporters…which was actually in his speech.
      “I’m the effing President, take me up to the Capitol now !!”

      “We will be charged with every crime imaginable if we do it.” (Cippolone)

      “I don’t effing care if they have weapons.” (Trump)
      “They had many kinds of weapons.” (Cheney)

      “What was he going to do? Break and window and storm the building?” (Rachel Maddow)
      —-How would Trump have ended with Pence, a confrontation?

      Trump was the center of the plot to use the force of the federal government if necessary to stop the peaceful transfer of power, obstruction of electoral count, intent to violence.

      “Trump doesn’t want to do anything about the rioters at the Capitol.”
      (Meadows)

      There was a pre-game discussion about the “Hang Mike Pence” chant at the WH.
      Later, Trump said “Mike deserves it.”

      “But you cannot throw yourself a surprise party.” (Ari Melber)

  64. June 29, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Duly noted…

    Vice-Chair Cheney: “Do you believe in the peaceful transition of power in the United States of America?”

    Flynn: “Fifth”

  65. June 29, 2022 at 9:58 am

    The optimistic melancholy of Bennie G. Thompson

    “Pull up a chair and have a listen; the stories will curl your hair.”

    Hutchinson delivered these details calmly and clearly. The only moment she looked particularly stricken
    was when shown a tweet that Trump published at 2:24 on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in which he threw the vice president to the salivating wolves rampaging through the Capitol.

    “As an American, I felt disgusted,” Hutchinson said.

    Givhan: (https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/28/optimistic-melancholy-bennie-g-thompson/)

  66. June 29, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Actions recommended by AOC
    on The Late Show:

    – entertain expansion of SCOTUS
    – end the Senate filibuster
    – repeal the Hyde Amendment
    – codify Roe, same-sex marriage, right to contraception, and interracial marriage

    (Colbert interview)

  67. June 29, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Hello TOD family! Am finally back stateside after almost 3 months away! And Jaysus & WTF! Trying to catch up w/ all the WTF’s. Wasn’t able to connect to certain sites while away, did send email to NW to let y’all know I was a-okay, and couldn’t access TOD!

    Now am trying to catch up on everything TOD! How the heck are y’all? Much love💞

  68. 103 jer44
    June 29, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced he will officially retire at noon on Thursday.

  69. June 29, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Remarks by President Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg | Madrid, Spain

    JUNE 29, 2022

    Institución Ferial de Madrid
    Madrid, Spain

    (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2022/06/29/remarks-by-president-biden-and-nato-secretary-general-jens-stoltenberg-madrid-spain/)


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