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  1. You are complicit in the deaths of hundreds of helpless children EVERY YEAR. How does it feel?
  2. Now, why in the world is Planned Parenthood building a brand new facility in Alabama when they just passed a law banning almost all abortions? Hmm... that's a tough one. Maybe, just maybe, it's because they don't give a flying f*ck what cons have to say about it, or anything else. They are going to continue providing these services that every woman has a Constitutional right to have. THAT'S WHY! https://www.huffpost.com/entry/planned-parenthood-building-alabama-clinic-defying-abortion-law_n_5d05159fe4b0985c419e6637 (Full article and video at above link) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women’s clinic that’s under construction despite the state’s passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is now nothing but a steel frame and roof. Workers under the constant watch of security guards appear to be installing electrical wiring, plus heating and cooling units. The new facility could be complete around November, which is the same time the new state law will take effect unless blocked by courts. Abortion critics vow to oppose the opening, but a spokeswoman for the women’s health organization said neither the new law nor opponents were a factor in the project. (You are on the pay-no-mind list, cons.-drvoke) “We are a doctor that Birmingham has counted on for decades, and we are committed to continuing to provide that care,” said Barbara Ann Luttrell, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based Planned Parenthood Southeast. Construction began in January and is continuing despite the Republican-controlled Legislature’s passage of a law that would outlaw abortion in the state unless the mother’s life is in peril. Lawmakers rejected exemptions for cases of rape and incest. Groups including Planned Parenthood have sued to block the law, which supporters hope will become the vehicle that a conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court uses to gut the 1972 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. But no court hearing is set, so abortion opponents say they hope the opening will be blocked by some combination of the new law, public pressure, and a state agency. Regardless of the law, abortion opponents aim to convince the Alabama Department of Public Health to deny a license for the facility, and they’ve tried to convince construction contractors to refuse work on the building through phone calls and emails, said Rev. Terry Gensemer of Metro Birmingham Life Forum. “It was surprising when we found out that they were going to build this,” said Gensemer. “My question is after the bill passage, why are they continuing to be so aggressive when the possibility exists that they won’t be able to be in business?” (lol. Guess, dumbass.-drvoke) Alabama has a long history of passing laws to restrict abortion, and Luttrell said there was “absolutely no slowdown due to the legislative session” or the new law. “It’s going to be a big, state-of-the-art facility with several exam rooms, offices. It will just be a new, beautiful building,” said Luttrell. “We still stand and we will kneel in prayer that this facility will not be built,” Reeder during a news conference across the street from the construction site Thursday. (Let us know how that works out for you.-drvoke)
  3. That's true. It will also give women the ability to organize their life to become more productive - not just reproductive - members of society.
  4. The Constitution shouldn't be an excuse for a dumbass to kill their kids. The child should not be at the mercy of religious retards. If medical treatment is denied on religious grounds and the child dies, the parents should be beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
  5. You should be able to. If not, the parents should be charged with negligent homicide.
  6. This was completely predictable. At the end of the day, the result of all the anti-abortion protests will be easier access to the procedure. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-york-could-become-first-city-to-provide-abortion-funding/ar-AACTOeB?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) New York is slated to become what abortion activists say would be the first city in the country to provide funding for abortions. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, both Democrats, announced a budget agreement Friday that included funding for individuals seeking abortions in the city. The move comes as part of a wave of abortion protections springing up in Democratic legislatures in response to a slew of Republican states advancing bills restricting abortion access. Conservative lawmakers have pushed such restrictions in an effort to force a potential legal challenge to the landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. Such efforts prompted New York state to pass a law earlier this year protecting abortion access in case the historic case is overturned. The New York City budget proposal will fund $250,000 for reproductive health care services that will go largely to the New York Abortion Access Fund, a group that helps fund abortions for individuals, including those from out of state, seeking abortions in New York state. "NYAAF is getting $250k from New York City!" the group said in a Facebook post on Friday. That makes NYC the first city in the country to directly fund abortions -- and that's something to celebrate!" Abortions usually cost about $500, Elizabeth Nash, the senior state issues manager at the reproductive rights advocacy group Guttmacher Institute, told CNN -- meaning that the city's funds could provide about 500 abortions. They have also discussed setting up a donations page to supplement the fund with private donations. Johnson said during a news conference Friday that he was "proud" of the proposal. He added that he looked "forward to work to figure out the best way to administer this fund with the organizations that advocated for it to target low-income women that really need this help and support." "Today, New York City's leaders made a loud and clear statement: no matter where you live or how much money you make, New York City is here for you," Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, said in a statement. While abortion bans in other states' "hostile" legislatures "punish those seeking or providing abortions," she added, "New York is leading the charge when it comes to protecting and advancing a woman's right to make her own decisions about her body, life, and future. And they will not have to worry about the cost of the procedure. Come one, come all!" Republican values.
  7. drvoke

    In Texas It's A Crime To Be Poor

    This doesn't just apply to Texas. Once the insurance lobby bribed its way to mandatory car insurance for all vehicles, criminality went from one of morality to one of economics. This exactly coincides with the astronomical rise in prison populations. Caught without insurance - and there is only one reason why someone wouldn't have it: no money- the police steal your vehicle and hold it for ransom. Your license is suspended, which means you lose your job and are unable to get a new one for at least 6 months. An easily foreseeable prescription for disaster. I was a police officer during this transition. I know exactly what happened. On a larger scale, the con dream is to reopen debtor's prisons.
  8. Well, then why do you hate them and want them killed?
  9. Once again, AOC proves that she is attuned to the Millennial zeitgeist. Part of her Green New Deal was a call to eat less red meat. She told them something they already wanted to hear. It is an ethical evolution as well as a practical solution to climate concerns. For cons, I will speak in a language that you can understand. Beyond Meat shares rose as much as 12% to $157.90 on Friday. That’s up from its IPO price of $25 on May 1. (!) I have made quite a tidy sum. Keep laughing. I'll laugh all the way to the bank. https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/impossible-burger-shortages-hit-white-castle-and-red-robin/ar-AACQkvh?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) Large restaurant chains Red Robin and White Castle are reporting shortages of Impossible Foods Inc.’s popular meat-free patties, even as the plant-based food producer embarks on a nationwide expansion with Burger King. Calls to a dozen Red Robins and the same number of White Castles on Thursday found that only two locations of each chain had Impossible Foods Inc.’s patties available. Individual locations from New York to Hillsboro, Oregon, with the burger on their menu told customers this week that they’re fresh out. White Castle spokesman said " Impossible Foods is a great partner and we’re confident they’ll quickly power through the process of ramping up production to meet growing demand,” the company said. Rachel Konrad, a spokeswoman for closely held Impossible Foods, told Bloomberg that the gap between supply and demand “has nothing to do with Burger King.” Expanding Presence The shortages coincide with the arrival of the Impossible Whopper at Burger King, which was tested in St. Louis in April before expanding to cities such as Miami and Columbus, Georgia. Under terms of a deal inked earlier this year, Impossible Foods patties will be inside Burger Kings nationwide by the end of this year. The chain operates more than 7,300 U.S. restaurants in the U.S. The burger chain, owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc., doesn’t seem to be affected by the shortage. Every Burger King location contacted by Bloomberg, including those in St. Louis, Miami; Montgomery, Alabama; and Columbus, Georgia; said the patties were in stock. Burger King did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The supply hiccups may be a sign of how eager companies are to expand market share as demand soars for meat alternatives and startups that make the products increasingly go national. there’s also been a rise in plant-based diets in wealthy nations. This has spawned an expanding array of meat substitutes, ranging from products that are meat-like but made from plant matter, As major restaurant chains latch on to the plant-based meat craze, they are going to want assurances that once an item is placed on the menu, it can stay there. “Those companies have to prove to these bigger brands that they can, in fact, deliver day in and day out,” she said. Impossible Foods told Bloomberg earlier this week that its products are now on the menu at about 9,000 restaurants, but couldn’t say how many currently had access to stock. “I’m not going to estimate the number of restaurants that currently have the product or are sold out,” Konrad said at the time. In a recent earnings call, Beyond Meat executives said they’d learned from past supply problems, but the company may not be out of the woods yet.
  10. The Pope tried to enlighten Trump to the very real problem of Climate Change. Trump just blew him off. He blew off the Pope!
  11. It says in the article that they built a nest together, engage in 'mating activity', and take turns sitting on a fake egg the zoo provides. They're fags, no doubt about it.
  12. They are living their best lives. Don't judge them. "Mommy, why are all those men dressed so funny and cheering for those birds?" "Get over here, Billy. Stick close." Gay flamingos Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass are Denver Zoo's most iconic love birds https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/gay-flamingos-freddie-mercury-and-lance-bass-are-denver-zoos-most-iconic-love-birds/ar-AACPJ1x?ocid=spartandhp (Full article at above link) Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass are just two of Denver Zoo’s 76 flamingos. They look like the other flamingos. They stand on one leg like the other flamingos. They’re named for legendary performers like the other flamingos, as the head bird keeper is something of a music buff. (Others include Slash, Santana, Hendrix and Harry Styles.) They are just ordinary flamingos. But these two particular birds are in the limelight this week, Denver’s Pride Week. Freddie Mercury, a male American flamingo, and Lance Bass, a male Chilean flamingo, are in love. “Flamingos tend to pair up with their own species. In this case, they not only decided to pair up between the species, but two boys like to be with each other, which is perfectly fine here at the zoo,” said birdkeeper Anton Morrison. Did you know that Denver Zoo is home to a same-sex flamingo couple? Chilean flamingo Lance Bass and American flamingo Freddie Mercury have paired up. Zookeepers guess Freddie to be at least 50-years-old. He came to Denver from Abilene in the 1970s. He had been in a monogamous relationship with a female flamingo for years. But then Lance caught his fancy. Lance was born in Denver in 2001 and knows no other zoo. “A lot of these flock species have long-term relationships just like people, and sometimes things happen. Sometimes they’re not as faithful. Sometimes a new bird comes along or matures, and you just decide to move on,” said Morrison. In 2014, after Lance matured, zookeepers noticed the birds’ fondness for one another. They wanted to be together all the time, and they engaged in mating rituals like head flagging and marching. It all became especially obvious what was happening once they built a nest together. These days, they take turns warming a fake egg. If a breeding couple ever abandons one of their own, the dupe could be swapped out for the real thing. That’s what happened in 2015 when another gay flamingo couple at Denver Zoo raised an egg together. It hatched a female flamingo. She’s still part of the flock today. Morrison said gay bird couples aren’t uncommon. The zoo currently has a gay lorikeet couple, too. Flocking birds have a wide range of choices. “They not only have birds that they want to pair up with and be mates with, but they have friends, they have their families, they have enemies. It’s just like people,” Morrison said. "We have zoo patrons that seek out the couple." “It happens way more often than we think. These flamingos – they are just flamingos, doing what they can to live their best lives, and I’m here to help and support them do that,” Morrison said. A handsome couple.
  13. Pompeo will go before the UN Security Council next and talk about WMDs and mushroom clouds. Deja vu.
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