I guess I can’t say “oh I love it” because I don’t actually love it, but at least it’s a change to see the “you musta been coerced you silly woman” trope applied to something that all feminists are SUPPOSED to hold dear, namely abortion rights.
ATLANTA, GA (WABE) – HouseBill 1155 is controversial and that’s something even the newly elected house speaker David Ralston realizes.
He says the bill definelty needs to be reviewed,”it sounds like a very deep subject and I would like to read the bill before I comment on that”
The bill was introduced as the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act and the main framework of the bill would make it a crime to coerce or solicit an abortion based on race. Penalties would include jail time and fines depending on the severity of the offense.
Supporters of the bill, such as Georgia Right to Life, claim the state’s abortion rate points to a deliberate attempt to target black women.
Here’s the Bill, and it’s a sneaky one, lots of code abbreviations so you’d have to go read through a whole bunch of other code and splice it together to see what it will actually enable – one thing is it lets men sue abortion doctors if they didn’t want the abortion to have been performed. (here’s all the Georgia code on justia if you wanna do some splicing)
You’d think that seeing this crap applied to abortion would make a couple of feminist folks realize that the same crap is what antis use to deny sex workers rights and therefore it must be bullshit wherever it is applied. Coerced, dontcha know. Though I guess the middle class sheltered white feminists will think it sounds good, cause they are used to the “choice out of no choice” crap paradigm that’s already been laid out.
Catharine MacKinnon Feminist Icon For Rich White People
See ladies, you’re all so silly thinking you can make your own decisions and stuff! Stop all that autonomous thinking and opining cuz the lawmakers know the truth about how you are all just a bunch of push-over victims who can’t think for yourselves. Or at least the women of color can’t anyway, not when it comes to abortions… I know! Let’s END THE DEMAND for abortion! Because it’s exploitative and all, to the underprivileged and whatnot. Yay. Also: Who ya think is gonna be getting locked up for coercing black women to get abortions? Doctors? Planned Parenthood? Clinic escorts? Nahhhh, I’m guessing it’ll be black men. Again.
Interestingly, this is not the first “Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act” to be proposed, I know that one was proposed by Trent Franks (R-AZ), but it had a longer title: “The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act” -
Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2009 – Imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion; or (3) solicit or accept funds to finance a sex-selection abortion or a race-selection abortion. Authorizes injunctive relief. Deems a violation of this act to be prohibited discrimination under title VI (Federally Assisted Programs) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Violators of title VI lose federal funding.) Provides for a private right of action for appropriate relief: (1) for the father if he is married to the mother at the time she has such an abortion; or (2) for the maternal grandparents of the unborn child if the mother is under 18 at the time of the abortion. Declares that appropriate relief includes money damages for all injuries, whether psychological, physical, or financial, including loss of companionship and support. Requires a medical or mental health professional to report known or suspected violations to law enforcement authorities. Imposes criminal penalties for a failure to so report. Prohibits a woman having such an abortion from being prosecuted or held civilly liable. Excludes from the definition of “abortion” actions taken to terminate a pregnancy if the intent is to save the life or preserve the health of the unborn child, remove a dead unborn child caused by spontaneous abortion, or remove an ectopic pregnancy.
Awww ain’t that sweet? It’s for wimmins and black folks! White males DO care about us! Yay! I wonder how many wimmins and black folks co-sponsored Franks latest effort?:
Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] – 3/31/2009
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 3/31/2009
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 3/31/2009 There’s a wimmin!
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] – 3/31/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 7/27/2009
Rep Boozman, John [AR-3] – 3/31/2009
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 3/31/2009
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] – 9/15/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 3/31/2009
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 3/31/2009
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] – 3/31/2009
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 6/23/2009
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] – 3/31/2009
Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] – 3/31/2009
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 3/31/2009
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] – 3/31/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] – 7/27/2009
Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] – 9/15/2009
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] – 3/31/2009
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 3/31/2009
Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] – 3/31/2009
Rep Linder, John [GA-7] – 3/31/2009
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] – 3/31/2009
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 9/15/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 3/31/2009
Rep McHenry, Patrick T. [NC-10] – 3/31/2009
Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] – 9/15/2009
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 3/31/2009
Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] – 3/31/2009
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] – 3/31/2009
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] – 3/31/2009 – Hey! – This is the guy who gave us the first anti-sex trafficking bills! I’m SHOCKED that he isn’t pro-choice!!!
Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 3/31/2009
Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] – 3/31/2009
Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] – 3/31/2009
Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] – 7/27/2009
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] – 3/31/2009
(the last action taken on his bill was on: Apr 27, 2009: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.)
The “other” in the affairs is almost always “the other woman”, and boy oh boy do they pay for it. For being women without power, I mean.
Some wonder why don’t we hear about Powerful Women having dalliances with pool boys and such, they reach and blame society for not thinking older women are hot, or say women can’t brag about it the way men do. Fact is, it’s about power, the husband of a powerful woman knows that if he accuses her of running around with the pool boy, nobody will really care. Good for her, they will say.
Sheesh! Trying this again, the sound doesn’t stop, just close this tab or click “continue” in the video window, then pause or whatever….
So, I’m over on Alternet earlier and I see this article: Media Fail: 2nd Cop, not Kimberly Munley, Brought Down Ft. Hood Shooter
On Friday, the New York Times ran an interview with Sgt. Mark Todd, the police officer who, contrary to previous reports, ended the Fort Hood rampage by shooting Nidal Hasan.
Sgt. Kimberly D. Munley has been applauded as a hero across the nation for shooting down Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during the bloody rampage at Fort Hood last week. The account of heroism, given by the authorities, attracted the attention of newspapers, the networks and television talk shows.
But the initial story of how she and the accused gunman went down in an exchange of gunfire now appears to be inaccurate.
Another officer, Senior Sgt. Mark Todd, 42, said in an interview Thursday that he fired the shots that brought down the gunman after Sergeant Munley was seriously wounded. A witness confirmed Sergeant Todd’s account.