‘Life Of A Witness’
(3 May 2022)
We knew this day was coming. Republi-cons and Christian Con-servative Taliban assured this in their Permanent Republi-con Majority initiative, their Contract on Amerika.
Elections have consequences. You voted Republi-con and Christian Con-servative. You voted for Reagan, Papa Bush, Baby Bush, and Crooked Drumpf; each of them stuffed the federal judiciary and the Supreme Court with lackey appointments, unqualified to secure Justice, assured of doing the bidding of their political overseers.
Yet, too many Americans went along with it.
You did this.
Worst are you Women, Democrats, Liberals, Leftists who vote Republi-con, Christian Con-servative, Drumpfian.
Nor are you off the hook, you who are members of Our Trans and LGBT Community who vote Republi-con and Christian Con-servative.
Alice B Toklas, I whole-heartedly agree! Justice Ginsberg should have retired no later than midway during Obama’s second four years, perhaps 2013 or 2014 would have been the best. Thus, Ginsberg’s seat would have been secured within the scope of the Democratic Party majority in the Senate and abortion rights would still be protected. Democrats became too certain that they would defeat Crooked Drumpf in 2016; those Democrats knew that Crooked Drumpf campaigned to appoint anti-abortion rights politicians to the federal courts, but those Democrats ignored all the obvious signs that proved otherwise. Then there are Democrats who vote Republi-con, voted for Crooked Drumpf knowing full well the history that McConnell declared on the night of Election 2008 – that he would completely obstruct Obama. Alice, I am as angry as you and anyone else. I wrote about this impending doom repeatedly throughout 2016. If little ol’ me saw it coming, then the Big Shots at the Democratic Party knew it was coming; those Democrats did nothing, they allowed this to happen.
Roe v Wade is about Body Autonomy and the subsequent inherent Right to Medical Privacy. You know. As in your Right to your own self-determination between you and your medical advisors. As in your Right to Transition – your Right to hormones and medicines, your right to affirmation surgery. Without the requirement of Right-wing Big Guh’mint Imprimatur. You stole this Right from your Community. You committed Your Trans and LGBT Community to annihilation.
But don’t say that the Democrats have the majority position in the federal government. There is only so much that the President can do, at least one as Biden who complies with the Constitution, unlike Crooked Drumpf who prattled that he was not subject to the Constitution. The House of Representatives is a bare majority of Democrats, any few who decide to join with the Republi-cons are enough to stop Democratic legislation in that body. There are only 46 actual Democrats in the Senate as compared with 50 Republi-cons – there are two ‘Independent’ Senators who align with neither major political party and there are both Manchin and Sinema who currently unofficially align with Republi-cons though they carry the ‘D’ after their name, they are expected to flip to the Republi-con Party either slightly before Election 2022 to spur on the Republi-con vote or else consolidate with their Republi-con Party after they seize the Senate.
Roe v Wade is about Body Autonomy. As in the case to the Supreme Court in 1972, Body Autonomy is about the Right to Medical Privacy leading to the Right to medical services and the Right to an abortion.
For Our Trans and LGBT Community, this Right to Body Autonomy translates to the Trans child’s or Trans adult’s Right to Medical Privacy in their Transition, their Right to medicines and medical services each of us deems necessary and essential for our own individual well-being.
You Republi-con and Christian Con-servative Trans and LGBT are Disconnected from Reality. You criminalised Our Trans and LGBT Community’s very existence. You did this each and every time when you voted Republi-con. Republi-con and Christian Con-servative acts will surely be our extermination, precisely as you planned. You persist following along the lines of Hitler’s Final Solution, identified in his Three Stages to Genocide.
And so Our Trans and LGBT Community faces Stage Three:
– You have no Rights
– You have no Rights to live amongst us
– You have no Rights to live.
We of older generations lived that Genocide. My mother’s younger brother Frank faced his demise when our family had him murdered during his Transition during the 1960s. My mentor Denise nearly died because of the lack of medical services available at the state where she lived, she had to travel to dangerous facilities at a foreign country during her Transition and for her surgeries during the 1960s. My own life is a Witness. I, too, experienced elements of that Genocide as a Trans child, Trans teen, Trans adult during the 1950s, the 1960s, the 1970s, even into the 1980s, and as late as the 2000s when my last employer fired me on their accusation that I am F-M Trans; they declared me ‘mentally unfit’ and therefore unemployable.
‘Drumpf IS the Party of division! Drumpf Republi-cons have to be divisive. That’s the basis for the Republi-con Party. ‘
– Crooked Drumpf Ohio Republi-con supporter voting in the 2022 Ohio Primary Election (PBS NewsHour, 2 May 2022)
Allow me to share with you some of my own personal experiences regarding abortion.
The mother who raised me told me that she had an abortion; she explained that she refused to carry a child by her second husband.
Then we have these examples of Amerikan Patriarchy and Misogyny.
Being Inter-sex is another abortion issue. The Catholic Church held that an Inter-sex pregnancy was an abomination to their god. Republi-cons and Christian Con-servatives command that their fellow physicians and Obstetricians demand that their patients abort all Inter-sex embryos and fetuses, Republi-cons and Christian Con-servatives preach that their adherents abort their Inter-sex embryo or fetus.
Raised as Catholic, I learned about more than a millennia of Catholic doctrine that required the abortion of a fetus carried by an un-wed mother (child, teen, or adult). This Catholic abortion demand ideology was publicly active at least through the end of the 1800s, it persisted in many secretive forms and applications throughout the 20th Century – the Church imposed abortion against pregnant girls who attended Catholic girls schools. Of course, Catholic ideology held for no obligation or detriment for the boys and men who impregnated those girls.
Let’s not forget about Catholic priests who rape and impregnate nuns. The Catholic parish and diocese demand that the pregnancy be terminated, that the nun be ostracised from her Community. But there is no discipline taken against the rapist priests, pastors, bishops, cardinals, and the Pope.
Republi-cons and Christian Con-servatives are whining about The Leak, but not about the actual decision. Seems that Republi-con and Christian Con-servatives are more eager to keep their acts private rather than public.
Republi-cons and Christian Con-servatives know full well that as many as 80% of Americans surveyed support Roe v Wade, support the Constitutional Right of Body Autonomy, support the Constitutional Right of Medical Privacy, support the right of abortion.
I suspect that it is a Right-wing idealist who Leaked this decision early. Seems that this Drumpf Kangaroo Supreme Court made their decision by February 2022, but were trying to determine when best to publicise their order. Now is about as good a time as any. The 2022 Election campaign season is in its early stages, the first primary elections are beginning, the politicians need to be laying down their platforms. Well, Republi-cons boast that they have no actual political platform of their goals of what to do when elected, they simply want to get elected to do nothing but act on behalf of their Corporate Bosses. A month or two from now and no one will ever recall that this day was the day of the end of Roe v Wade and all its Constitutional implications.
There could be these likely scenarios following the Drumpf Supreme Kangaroo Court decision to dissolve Roe v Wade:
– Election 2022 could swing wildly to either side. Democrats could flood the polls in record numbers, elect Democrats throughout the states and federal Congressional districts, those Democrats will get their act together pass necessary legislation during the next two years in time to re-elect a Democratic Presidential nominee, whether it be Biden, Harris, Abrams, Warren, etc.
– Either major party stays home and refuses to vote. These results will wrought continued legislative failure. The absence of Democrats will certainly be the call for Crooked Drumpf, Republi-cons, Christian Con-servatives to seize American government and install their Christian Taliban Theocracy with Drumpf restored to the President and given a lifetime appointment.
Republi-cons are steeped in Federalist Society ‘Originalist’ ideology. They assert that the Constitution means only what it meant when it was ‘Originally’ written and ratified – only White male landowners had Constitutional rights; wimmin, chil’ren, ‘Darkies’, ‘Savages’ were not enumerated in the content of the ‘Original’ Constitution, are classified as chattel property of the White male landowner, thus, have no Constitutional Rights.
Curious what Thomas will do when the tick stops at the repeal of Inter-racial Marriage. Whoopsies! Betcha that Thomas will actually rule that Inter-racial Marriage is un-Constitutional, Thomas is exactly that stoopid.
Reaction to report on U.S. Supreme Court draft abortion decision
FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court, Roe vs. Wade
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Mon, May 2, 2022, 7:44 PM·5 min read
(Reuters) – A leaked initial draft majority opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, Politico reported on Monday.
The unprecedented leak stunned Washington. It holds the potential to reshape the political landscape ahead of U.S. midterm elections in November.
Following is some reaction to the report:
U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AND SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER:
“The Republican-appointed Justices’ reported votes to overturn Roe v. Wade would go down as an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.
“Several of these conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the American people, have lied to the U.S. Senate, ripped up the Constitution and defiled both precedent and the Supreme Court’s reputation – all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could soon be stripped of their bodily autonomy and the constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century.”
INDEPENDENT SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS:
“Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.”
FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:
“This decision is a direct assault on the dignity, rights, & lives of women, not to mention decades of settled law. It will kill and subjugate women even as a vast majority of Americans think abortion should be legal. What an utter disgrace.”
DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN:
“An extremist Supreme Court is poised to overturn #RoeVWade and impose its far-right, unpopular views on the entire country. It’s time for the millions who support the Constitution and abortion rights to stand up and make their voices heard. We’re not going back — not ever.”
REPUBLICAN TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON:
“I hope that SCOTUS returns the question of abortion where it belongs: the States. This is why I led a 24-state coalition in support of MS’s law banning them after 15 wks. I’ll con’t to ensure that TX protects the unborn & pray for the end of abortion across our nation.”
REPUBLICAN SENATOR TOM COTTON:
“The Supreme Court & the DOJ must get to the bottom of this leak immediately using every investigative tool necessary. In the meantime, Roe was egregiously wrong from the beginning & I pray the Court follows the Constitution & allows the states to once again protect unborn life.”
REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOSH HAWLEY:
“The left continues its assault on the Supreme Court with an unprecedented breach of confidentiality, clearly meant to intimidate. The Justices mustn’t give in to this attempt to corrupt the process. Stay strong.”
“I will say, if this is the Court’s opinion, it’s a heck of an opinion. Voluminously researched, tightly argued, and morally powerful.”
DEMOCRATIC SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR:
“If nothing can get done in Washington because of Republican obstructionism, then the American people and women are going to have to vote and people who believe in choice are going to have to vote like they never voted before, because that’s the only way we can change this.”
DEMOCRATIC NEW YORK GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL:
“This is an absolutely disgraceful attack on our fundamental right to choose, and we will fight it with everything we’ve got. Let me be loud and clear: New York will always guarantee your right to abortion. You have our word.”
REPUBLICAN SENATOR RICK SCOTT:
“The Supreme Court’s confidential deliberation process is sacred & protects it from political interference. This breach shows that radical Democrats are working even harder to intimidate & undermine the Court. It was always their plan. The justices cannot be swayed by this attack.”
DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATE CANDIDATE TIM RYAN
“Overturning Roe would be absolutely wrong. Not to mention catastrophic for Ohio, where Republicans have introduced one extreme proposal after another to ban abortion before most women even know they’re pregnant. We must fight back. Ohioans’ most fundamental rights are at stake.”
DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ:
“As we’ve warned, SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights. Manchin is blocking Congress codifying Roe. House has seemingly forgotten about Clarence Thomas. These 2 points must change.”
ABORTION RIGHTS ADVOCACY GROUP PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT ALEXIS MCGILL JOHNSON:
“This leaked opinion is horrifying and unprecedented, and it confirms our worst fears … While we have seen the writing on the wall for decades, it is no less devastating, and comes just as anti-abortion rights groups unveil their ultimate plan to ban abortion nationwide… (W)e will continue to fight like hell to protect the right to access safe, legal abortion.”
NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER:
“The language in the draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court is outrageous, irresponsible and shocking. Any Justice who signs onto this opinion is fueling the harm and violence that will happen to people who become pregnant in this country.”
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION:
“If the Supreme Court does indeed issue a majority opinion along the lines of the leaked draft authored by Justice Alito, the shift in the tectonic plates of abortion rights will be as significant as any opinion the Court has ever issued.”
(Compiled by Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Robert Birsel)
Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Alito writes in an initial majority draft circulated inside the court.
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Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade published by Politico
3 May 2022
Mom was always a fighter. My mom was the kind of feminist that made Gloria Steinem look like Phyllis Schlafly. She was a 5’4” category 5 hurricane. Captain of the cheerleaders, she was loud too. I remember in 1976 when we went out to Poplar Level Road to the Board of Education when teachers were on strike in Louisville.
She had her bullhorn leading everyone around the building. I got a blister on my foot and she carried me around hollering like only she could. She was a pistol.
When I awoke this morning to the news that Alito has written the majority decision to strike down Roe vs. Wade, I thought about what her NSFW response would be. All them Republican senators are lucky she’s dead because she woulda killed them with her murderous eyes or an ax. She did not like men telling her what she could or could not do much to the chagrin of my Grandpa.
If I ever saw a man trying to tell my mom what to do, I wouldn’t even throw him a bullet-proof vest because that would just prolong his pain and I sincerely want to enjoy the sheer agony Republicans are going to feel come November. I want to savor every moment of it.
I cannot remember a day since I ran into Mitch McConnell in 1986 at a cocktail party where I did not absolutely hate the man. There have been many days where I daydream about very elaborate scenarios where he is cattle-prodded into a moat full of crocodiles that if he gets free of, he falls into another mote full of hot coals and broken glass. The coup d’gras always involves an industrial wood chipper.
When Robert Bork was justly voted down to be a Supreme Court Justice, Mitch McConnell swore a blood oath that night that he would never lose another Supreme Court appointment and to the full horror of American women and corpse worms, Mitch has kept his blood oath.
If you are a semi-conscious sentient human being, it is important for you to understand now, at this moment, you are at war with the Republican Party and it is a just cause.
It is important that we recognize our enemy and to not grant them the comfort of our silence. So let us first recognize what overturning Roe v. Wade means.
It means in no uncertain terms that if your mom or sister or wife are violently beaten and raped in the 30-odd states run by Republicans and they get pregnant, they have to give birth to the rapists’ child.
If that happens in Oklahoma and the rape victim goes to a sane state to have an abortion, she can be sued by the rapist’s family. She will have to pay them $20,000 if she terminates her pregnancy.
If any teenage girl is raped by any family member, she must give birth. If she tries to abort an incest baby, she will be prosecuted for murder. In Alabama they are currently drafting legislation to make abortion a capital offense.
There are no exceptions after 15 weeks.
If you have an ectopic pregnancy, well it was nice knowing you, you die.
It is important for now and forever to understand that literally *everything* a Republican says is a lie and it is meant to deceive.
When Republicans bemoan ‘activist judges’ it is specifically because they only want *their* activists judges.
Remember how Republicans kept talking about cutting down on the ‘frivolous lawsuits’ but do not give a damn about Devin Nunes suing an imaginary cow? Or Trump suing to try and keep the people from knowing what he did while in office?
It’s because Republicans lie about big things and small. There is nothing valid in anything they say because they lie constantly. Marjorie Traitor Greene talked about Trump implementing ‘Marshall law” multiple times and when she’s put under oath and asked about that, ‘she doesn’t remember’. When they are caught lying, they lie even more.
Do not tolerate some ‘both sides are the same’ imbecile either. Democrats protect rights and Republicans strip them away if they offend their religious beliefs because they don’t care about the constitution! It’s like the Bible to them, they only care about the parts they like and throw the rest out because they don’t care.
If you are upset about Republicans granting more rights to an actual corpse than living and breathing women then you have to stop pretending like the forces of evil are not determined to make the United States into the Gileade Margaret Atwood warned us about.
We have extremists Supreme Court Justices now who are more than willing to toss out the constitution because to them biblical law supersedes the constitution and that is exactly why Leonard Leo started the Federalist Society to get these perfectly coached Christian dominionists on the court.
Neil Gorsuch, Bret Kavanaugh, Sam Alito, Amy Barret and Clarence Thomas all testified that Roe v. Wade was ‘settled law’ in their confirmation hearings and each and every single one of them said that because Leonard Leo coached them to say that and whenever they were asked about some other case they were coached to say, ‘that case could be revisited by the court and it would be inappropriate for me to comment’ which isn’t an option to avoid answering questions you don’t want to answer.
They lied, all of them. They are political actors as dirty as Mitch McConnell bemoaning how people are talking about justices being political when they’re not. It’s a lie. They are gaslighting you. It is the only thing Republicans know to do.
When was the last time you heard any Republican say, ‘oops sorry I was wrong about that.’? It doesn’t happen because all of these cold-blooded miscreants think they are warriors in God’s service trying to bring the prophecy of the book of revelations to pass.
They WANT war. They want all of the worst things in that disgusting book of fiction to happen like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Religious extremists have been on a crusade against Roe from the beginning and now they have succeeded in imposing their primitive religious beliefs on the entire nation under the moronic notion of ‘states rights.’
All women in the United States are now second class citizens who do not get to enjoy the bodily autonomy we grant a corpse because we still respect the right of a corpse to keep its organs.
The reason our founders made the separation of church and state their very first amendment is because they fully understood that religion and civilizations cannot coexist for long. It took 240 years for Republicans to forget this very bloody fact and here we are at war with religious zealots on the Supreme Court who have abrogated 240 years of constitutional law in lieu of Catholic doctrine. Every single one of the justices voting to overthrow Roe are Catholic.
And make no mistake either that Catholics believe that any form of birth control is abortifacient and that will be next up on the agenda and it’s going to be outlawed by the Republican states because Republicans have never and will never give a damn about individual liberty. They care about fighting for their god who they believe is good and righteous; which god is Satan.
It is right that women should be terrified of losing their right to bodily autonomy. As a partisan man, I rejoice at this grievous mistake the Supreme Court will make. The storm that will come this November will change the body politic forever. Republicans will not retake the house now. Two senators keep Joe Biden from appointing the four additional justices to fix this injustice by the Supreme Court majority who were put there by a vast minority.
This can be fixed if women are angry enough to convert their anger into votes. The storm is taking form tonight and it will build into a Republican calamity of epic proportions come November. Let that passion and fury nourish us all until then.
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This fits with what I have been writing about all along – for years.
Today, Thom Hartmann also has been reminding his audience likewise that literally everything is on the table to be destroyed by Republi-cons. Which makes this infuriating how Trans and LGBT Community are supporting this Republi-con ideology when they are equally subject to the oppression of their own blind ideology – Racism is their superior motivation.
Fundamental LGBTQ Rights Also Under Attack In Leaked Supreme Court Draft
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Really, Really Ticked Off
News about Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned has lit a few fires around Capitol Hill.
May. 3, 2022, 01:34 PM EDT
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is mad as hell.
When a reporter asked her Tuesday how she’s feeling about the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, the typically reserved legislator didn’t hold back.
“I am angry,” Warren said. “Angry and upset and determined.”
“The United States Congress can keep Roe v. Wade the law of the land ― they just need to do it,” she continued.
“The Republicans have been working toward this day for decades. They have been out there plotting, carefully cultivating these Supreme Court justices so they could have a majority on the bench who would accomplish something that the majority of Americans do not want.”
THIS is the energy every single Democrat should be bringing to the fight to protect Roe.
End the filibuster. Codify Roe.
9:05 AM · May 3, 2022
Reverend Raphael Warnock
As a pro-choice pastor, I’ve always believed that a patient’s room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government.
I’ll always fight to protect a woman’s right to choose. And that will never change.
yvette nicole brown
If you are upset that #RoeVWade is about to be overturned by the Supreme Court but you didn’t vote in 2016 or you voted for Trump because you didn’t like the smart lady, YOU did this w/your apathy or your decision to choose an imp for President. YOU gave him THREE SCOTUS seats.
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Important to remember: Overturning Roe vs. Wade will impact Americans with the fewest resources, not the wealthy or well-connected
Sooo…it appears the Supreme Court believes their opinions have a fundamental right to privacy…
So the Republican Party supports forcing women to give birth against their will, but opposes providing childcare, paid leave or healthcare. Got it.
United States government official
My statement on the reported Supreme Court decision draft.
Polling consistently shows a majority of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should be upheld and that the decision of whether a woman can have an abortion should be left to her and her doctor.
“69% of people across this country ― across this country, red states and blue states, old people and young people ― want Roe vs. Wade to maintain as the law of the land,” said Warren.
“We need to do that. And we have a right. Extremists? We’ve heard enough from the extremists, and we’re tired of it.”
Earlier, she’d dismissed a line of questioning about the leak itself.
“Really? You think the whole issue is about a leak?” she asked CNN’s Manu Raju. “This is about five extremist justices … at least two of them swore up and down that they cared about the rule of law and Roe v. Wade is settled law.”
“And now they are just turning around and saying, ‘No, [not] really.’ … That is what is fundamentally wrong and that’s what undermines the credibility of the United States Supreme Court.”
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ROE V WADE
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Dr. Toni D’orsay, aka Dyssonance
The first trans femme confirmation surgeries were done in the 1920’s. In 1979, using falsified and exaggerated hyperbole, a small group of people managed to get all trans care — despite more years than heart surgery — as experimental, in an effort that finished in 1981. 1/8
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From 1981 until 2012, all trans medicine was categorized as experimental by the Federal Government on a spurious and malevolent effort meant to effectively result in “a moral mandate” to erase trans people — Genocide. Impacts: 2/8
It took trans pharmacopeia to off label use, chilling further research into better ways to do it.
It acted as a dampener on media coverage and gutted a nascent trans rights movement
It set up the invisibility of Enby and Trans Men, even as Trans Men began to organize.3/8
It gave cover to the researchers who decided — without actually studying trans people and following on from the published results of a falsified controlled trial — that trans people were actually homophobic Gay men. 4/8
It made people think that the number of trans people was tiny.
Recent studies have shown that it is not — as high as 9.2% of the population, all depending on how you ask about trans people, which cis researchers rarely do properly.
What happened, then? 5/8
That immense number of people who “never came out” died. Suicide (direct or indirect).
1981 to 2012. 30 years. Two generations.
The trans people who you know that lived then are the survivors of an attempted genocide by the US Government. 6/8
All these bills, these laws that attack trans youth?
All these people calling for it to be stopped and blocked and made illegal?
They liked that. And they are directly descended from the ideology that created the problem. 7/8
Tens of Thousands of children and adults whose lives were purposefully ended by an attempt at genocide.
By people who groomed kids into death. Republicans and TERFs.
We beat this once.
We will do it again.8/8
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every human over the coming generations will have much to be grateful for, because of all the courageous trans people in this world who have or who are now helping humanity evolve into something better ♥️
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🇺🇦 Mavis River ⚧️🏳️⚧️💜🤍💚🦖🦕
Sir Ewan Forbes – transitioned in the 1920 – The court case brought by his cousin challenging his inheritance in the late 1960s was one of the triggers for more recent transphobia in Britain:
Sir Ewan Forbes, 11th Baronet – Wikipedia
Dr Ramey at Vanderbilt in late 1970’s early 1980’s provided surgical/urological care. I remember some nurses refused to provide care. He was ostracized by many of his Bible Belt peers.
It really hits different to realize you’ve lived through attempted genocide against trans people. I’ve never really thought about it like this.
Amy M 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️Trans Liberation Now🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈
And when you realize you’ve lived through an attempted genocide which was targeting you, that hits in a different way altogether.
The normalest gaymer
It was horrible watching my chance to transition evaporate before my eyes in the late 70’s, early 80’s. Fuck Reagan, Raymond, and McHugh.
We’ve always been here
We persist despite last attempt to eradicate us starting >100 years ago
We’re an intrinsic emergent property of human existence brought forth through a myriad of polygenic/epigenetic conditions…
We are BIOLOGICALLY Valid & we will NOT be erased again.
@tonidorsay We’ve always been here We persist despite last attempt to eradicate us starting >100 years ago We’re an intrinsic emergent property of human existence brought forth through a myriad of polygenic/epigenetic conditions… We are BIOLOGICALLY Valid & we will NOT be erased again……
The End of Roe v. Wade: Leaked Opinion Shows Supreme Court Is Set to Overturn Abortion Rights
MAY 03, 2022
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The Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked draft opinion published by Politico. In it, Justice Samuel Alito writes for the majority that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.” We speak to two reproductive rights advocates: attorney Kathryn “Kitty” Kolbert, who argued the landmark 1992
Planned Parenthood v. Casey case, and law professor Michele Goodwin, author of “Policing the Womb.” The reproductive rights movement must not only stir public outcry and depend on the courts to protect these rights, but also focus more on state-level elections to vote out anti-abortion politicians, says Kolbert. Where Roe v. Wade didn’t go far enough, passing legislation such as the Women’s Health Protection Act can enshrine abortion rights, says Goodwin.
Apr 18, 2022
Abortion Bans Pass in GOP-Led Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma & Tennessee as SCOTUS Set to Overturn Roe
3 May 2022
Look Out – The Supreme Court Is Not Stopping At Abortion
The Supreme Court is going after everything that isn’t nailed down with a law. This includes both Gay and women’s Rights and contraception. There’s much more they’re coming for.
‘Indiana has a Period Registry – ‘Periods for Pence’. Women report their periods every month. And a funeral for a miscarriage did make it to law. Any woman who has money can always get an abortion, an abortion when it is illegal. Now, American women will go to Canada or Mexico where abortion is fully legal. It wasn’t hyperbole that Pence wanted to track every woman, to make sure that every miscarriage was turned into a funeral. Birth Control and Gay Marriage might be next. Criminalising Gay sex is next. Alito made law in his decision. Gorsuch says the EPA can’t regulate arsenic; he would end OSHA, USDA, he would kill them all. Koch campaigned on ending all regulation. This is NOT the end, this is the beginning. As with Putin and Orban, everything is on the table. Gay Rights. LGBTQ Rights. Gay Marriage. Birth Control. Inter-Racial Marriage. Alito says these are not in the Constitution, not in legislation, the states are responsible. ‘
3 May 2022
Liberal Redneck – SCOTUS Overturning Roe v Wade
Well set your clocks back fifty years, y’all, they really doin it … they’re really finally coming for reproductive rights like that.
‘The GOP ideology that can love the fetus but hate the child. Throw the baby in the dumpster and go to Chik Fil a. This is the first of a long list of Rights these people will gleefully restrict in the name of freedom or smaller guh’mint. Gay, Transgender, and Moslem are next. They WILL come for YOU. ‘
The Young Turks
3 May 2022
Biden Speaks Out Against Leaked SCOTUS Draft
‘Only once in 30 years did a Republi-con win the popular vote for President. We’ve been voting for Pro-Choice candidates for years. Yet we have all these structural impediments; our system on virtually every level is un-Democratic. Democrats have done nothing to protect a women’s Rights long before Drumpf. Do something! ‘
‘Democrats care more about getting elected than getting Progressive legislation done. ‘
‘Drumpf became President and put three troglodytes on the Supreme Court. It mattered who won in 2016. The people did vote for Clinton, they didn’t want Drumpf. The fate of the Court mattered. ‘
‘Manchin and Sinema are in it for the Long Con. They are Republi-cons in sheep’s clothing. They look to bring the Democrats down with their very Con-servative ideas. Manchin and Sinema are clearly not to the Left whatsoever. ‘
The Young Turks
3 May 2022
BREAKING: Roe V. Wade Has Enough Votes To Be Overturned
‘We are witnessing the loss of our Constitutional Rights. ‘
‘Preventing Americans from getting birth control. ‘
‘We’d seen this coming as soon as Drumpf got elected. Americans protested. Gay Marriage is being taken away. Access to contraception being taken away. Electing the orange Fascist in office, we knew this was coming. Anyone who is surprised hasn’t been paying attention. The Supreme Court mattered. Alito’s decision reads like hate mail. Alito and Republi-cons say there’s no Constitutional Right to privacy. So sniveling! Your own personal Body Autonomy IS your Constitutional Right. ‘
‘This is Guh’mint telling women their national duty is to make babies for the military. Have a child for the Guh’mint. ‘
‘States are undermining what is a Right. Huckabee says no legal abortion in his state of Arkansas, but poor women will die from illegal abortions, bad medical advice. Women and babies will die, Huckabee says ‘Yay!’. ‘
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This Republi-con and Christian Con-servative overthrow of Roe v Wade is a sad culmination for Sarah Weddington and her legacy. Sarah was a women who fought her hardest to secure the Rights to Body Autonomy for all Americans.
I came to know Sarah Weddington through my activities with National Organization for Women during the early 1980s. She taught me about Roe v Wade, amongst many Feminist issues.
27 Dec 2021
Sarah Weddington, a Texas attorney who successfully argued the landmark 1970s abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, died at the age of 76 this past Sunday. Susan Hays, Weddington’s former student and colleague, said that she died in her sleep in the early morning at her Austin, TX, home.
Weddington’s cause of death is unknown, but she had reportedly been in poor health for some time. Just years after graduating college, Weddington and former classmate Linda Coffee took up a class action lawsuit on behalf of Norma McCorvey, a woman who sought to terminate her pregnancy. The lawsuit, which was filed under the pseudonym ‘Jane Roe,’ eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case saw Weddington argue before the Supreme Court in both December 1971 and October 1972, leading to a 7-2 ruling in 1973 that preserved abortion access nationwide. Weddington’s death comes as the right to an abortion is in extreme jeopardy once again. Many red states across the country have passed laws severely limiting abortion access and/or the time period in which a pregnant person might legally seek one.
The current Supreme Court, which holds a 6-3 conservative majority, is considering a case regarding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban that is viewed by many as the most significant challenge to Roe in years. A decision on that case is expected in the middle of 2022.
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