Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Good One -- Incorporate Your Uterus

The ACLU has a pretty good idea here. MSNBC has it:
MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has a message for women who want complete control over their reproductive health: Incorporate your uterus.

To help women who want to do this, the organization launched the website www.IncorporateMyUterus.com on Tuesday, which will issue a declaration of incorporation for women who would like one.

Head of ACLU of Florida Howard Simon says "The Florida Legislature - and extreme social conservatives across the country - are taking rules and regulation off of businesses and adding them to uteruses."

Simon says that telling lawmakers that your body is a business "is really the best way to get them to leave it alone."

The website will produce a printable document and shortly, men will be allowed to incorporate an honorary uterus. Florida ACLU launches 'Incorporate My Uterus' website


Anonymous Better One said...

MADISON, Wis. - Little-known attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg has declared victory over incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.

According to unofficial results, Kloppenburg had 204 more votes than Prosser. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Kloppenburg had 740,090 votes, or 50.01 percent. Prosser had 739,886 votes, or 49.99 percent. Final results could change and aren't official until they are canvassed and certified by the Government Accountability Board.

Kloppenburg issued a statement thanking Prosser for his service and vowing to be an impartial judge. Prosser's campaign didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on whether he would seek a recount. The latest such a request could be made is April 20.

Back in February, on the first night protesters slept in the Madison capital building, the primary votes for this state supreme court race were:

David Prosser (inc) 55%
JoAnne Kloppenburg 25%
Marla Stephens 11%
Joel Winnig 9%

Gov. Walker said he didn't believe the election was a referendum on his policies.

April 06, 2011 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"HONOLULU -- One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. Robert "Bobby" Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and later released on $500 bail, according to Honolulu police."

David probably thinks this guy has been denied his right since the behavior he is being arrested for doesn't hurt anyone

April 06, 2011 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Pence backs more abortions said...

Rep. Mike Pence vowed to continue his jihad against Planned Parenthood Wednesday morning, telling Willie Geist on "Morning Joe" that he's willing to reject any budget compromise, and shut down the federal government, if that's what it takes to defund the women's healthcare services provider.

"Of course I am. I think the American people have begun to learn that the largest abortion provider in the country is also the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X. They want to see that come to an end. I think there's a broad consensus in this country, regardless of where you stand on the subject of abortion; there's a broad consensus for decades now opposing public funding of abortion and abortion providers… We're going to dig-in, we're going to fight for the principle that taxpayers should not have to subsidize the largest abortion provider in the country, namely Planned Parenthood of America."

Pence is lying, and he knows it. Not a dime of government funding goes to Planned Parenthood to provide abortions. The group has a separate organization, with separate staff in separate buildings, all with private funds, to provide abortion services. Federal funding pays for a broad range of women's healthcare, from breast and cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and contraception. Last year Planned Parenthood, which provided family planning and other healthcare services to 2.5 million women, performed over a million cervical cancer screenings and more than 800,000 breast exams. Six in 10 clients say it's their main source of healthcare.

A 2009 Guttmacher Institute report found that the nation's abortion rate would be two-thirds higher -- and the rate for poor women would be twice as high -- without federally funded family planning services, most of which go to Planned Parenthood's network. Former President Clinton, who tends to stay out of culture war messes, made note of that contradiction in a statement supporting Planned Parenthood today.

"The assault on Planned Parenthood is unjustified. It is penny-wise and pound foolish. The law strictly and clearly prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion services. The Republicans’ elimination of funding for Planned Parenthood, will in the end cost more than it saves by ending the ability of millions of American women to receive family planning services, breast and cervical cancer screenings and preventative healthcare at cost-efficient Planned Parenthood centers. And the denial of simple birth control and family planning services may well increase both the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in our country."

Clinton is right; we shouldn't hesitate to point out that what Pence and his GOP friends are doing is encouraging abortion.

April 07, 2011 8:50 AM  

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