A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Tunisia has the first Arab Spring election I like the photos of men and women celebrating together
A report to the UN has concluded that restricting abortion doesn’t work and is in fact damaging to women’s health. Full report is available here. For the more visual, you can compare the World Abortion Laws Map from the Center for Reproductive Rights with the World Health Organization’s Maternal Mortality Rates Map. Spoiler alert courtesy of TrustLaw: “countries which ban abortion have far higher rates of maternal mortality than those with liberal laws – with botched terminations accounting for 13 percent of maternal deaths worldwide.”
Terrifying news right here in America: you already know Mississippi’s personhood amendment is god-awful. What you may not know is all the other implications: birth control could be illegal. IVF could be banned. Ecotopic pregnancies? Sorry ma’am, you’ll have to wait until you’re near death to see medical attention. That last one really pisses me off. Ecotopic pregnancies cannot continue to birth. Did you hear that Mississippi? There is no possibility for a baby. So by all means, let’s value those cells that will never be anything else over the actual human being—the woman.
Also of note: this state is so pro-life they have the highest infant mortality rate in the country. There are twice as many infant deaths as there are abortions in Mississippi. Way to work the problem.
An awesome woman from Mount Desert calls Olympia Snowe on her BS anti-jobs bill vote and rhetoric.
While complaining that nothing is getting done in Washington, Snowe said she couldn’t vote yes on President Obama’s jobs bill package because no amendments were allowed. But the vote was not “for” the bill. It was to allow the bill to proceed to the floor of the Senate. Her vote was in support of a GOP filibuster to block consideration of the bill…In the past couple of sessions this tactic has been used at unprecedented rates by the GOP to paralyze the functioning of government. It is disingenuous for Snowe to lament to us about the very problem she helps create.
…She comes to us not as a moderate, independent voice. She is trying to sell us the same plan “tea party” senators such as Rand Paul are trumpeting. Snowe is counting on support from independents and Democrats to hang on to her seat, as she always has. She never has deserved it less.