University of Alabamas Top Donor Pushes Boycott Over Abortion Law

The fallout from Alabama lawmakers passed legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion in nearly all cases, including instances of rape and incest. Gov. Kay Ivey signed it into law. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have already filed a federal lawsuit to block implementation of the lawone of several measures across the nation designed to get the newly conservative U.S. Supreme Court to reassess Roe v. Wade. But Alabamas law is stricter than the other measures, many of which are so-called heartbeat bills that outlaw abortion after six or eight weeks gestation. Georgia has enacted one such law, triggering celebrity calls for filming boycotts and leading Netflix and Disney to suggest they might stop …

The Handmaids Tale comes to life in Alabama. Women must heed the warning | Zoe Williams

The indictment of Marshae Jones for the manslaughter of her unborn child shows that misogyny is now state law, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when another woman, Ebony Jemison, shot her in the stomach, in an Alabama town called Pleasant Grove. The 27-year-old Jones survived but the foetus, hit by the bullet, did not. Jemison successfully pleaded self-defence, since her gun was drawn in the middle of a fight that Jones reportedly started and was winning according to an unnamed police source until the gun was fired. Since the shooter was exonerated, it seems odd still to be preoccupied with who started the fight. But this is one of two key elements in the …

‘This is a lie’! AOC’s case against the Alabama anti-abortion bill is dripping with dishonesty

You might want to sit down for this … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t being entirely honest about the Alabama anti-abortion bill: Alabama lawmakers are making all abortions a felony punishable w jailtime,incl women victimized by rape+incest. Of course, no added punishments for rapists. It’s going to @GovernorKayIvey‘s desk. She will decide the future of women’s rights in Alabama.https://t.co/IRR0EtsxHp — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 15, 2019 The bill would be the strictest anti-abortion legislation in the country, and even some pro-lifers think it goes too far. But does it do what AOC says it does? No. Even the New York Times article she cites refutes her claim that victims of rape or incest would face jail time for getting abortions: The Alabama …

Samantha Bee Schools F*cking Idiot Senators After Alabama Abortion Ban

Once again, Samantha Bee is the extreme new abortion ban bill. I have a confession, the host said at the top of this weeks Full Frontal. Last night, I completely bailed on Alyssa Milanos sex strike. Shrek was on, I got very riled up. Ooh, the things I would do to that gingerbread man. Clearly the strike didnt work anyway, she continued. Today Alabama effectively banned abortion from conception with no exceptions for rape and incest. Speaking of Alabama, no exceptions for rape and incest is also Roy Moores dating profile. Bee went on to warn that while Alabamas bill is the most far-reaching abortion ban this year, it is not alone, pointing to this weeks episode of The Last …

Alabama Woman Indicted for Her Unborn Childs Death After She Was Shot in the Stomach

An Alabama woman whose unborn child died as a result of a shooting last year has been arrested on manslaughter charges in connection with her babys death, while the alleged shooter has had charges against her dropped, saying after the shooting. The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby. When a 5-month pregnant woman initiates a fight and attacks another person, I believe some responsibility lies with her as to any injury to her unborn child, Reid said. Jones was due to be taken to a Jefferson County jail and held on a $50,000 bond on Wednesday night. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

States are prosecuting women in the name of ‘fetal rights’. We should all be alarmed | Moira Donegan

The indictment of Marshae Jones is part of a larger trend of states criminalizing women for unintended pregnancy outcomes In December, 28-year-old Marshae Jones saw a woman she didnt like, Ebony Jemison, in the parking lot of a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, and confronted her. The fight turned physical, and Jemison shot Jones, who was five months pregnant, in the stomach. Jones was rushed to a hospital. She survived, but lost her pregnancy. The fetus had been struck by a bullet. Yet a grand jury indicted Jones not Jemison for manslaughter. Under Alabama law a fetus has the same rights as a living person, and the grand jury ruled that Jones had an obligation to avoid anything that …

‘WTF is she smoking?’ Dem Rep. Jackie Speier takes a page from AOC’s book to argue for abortion rights [video]

Today, Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier took the stage at a “Stop the Bans” rally to argue against anti-abortion laws: At the #StopTheBans rally, Rep. Jackie Speier says she is not ashamed of her second-trimester abortion, that she had for medical reasons, and criticized male state lawmakers for thinking “it’s ok to send women to prison or give them the death penalty for having an abortion.” pic.twitter.com/mJLaNBFW8t — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 21, 2019 First of all: The sole exemptions for the Alabama abortion ban, which is arguably the strictest in the country, are to protect the life of the pregnant woman or if the fetus cannot survive. It seems that Rep. Speier’s second-trimester abortion fell into one of those two …