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Friday, June 24, 2022

DOJ: "The Justice Department will work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom. Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, the Department will continue to protect healthcare providers and individuals seeking reproductive health services in states where those services remain legal. This law prohibits anyone from obstructing access to reproductive health services through violence, threats of violence, or property damage. The Department strongly supports efforts by Congress to codify Americans' reproductive rights, which it retains the authority to do. We also support other legislative efforts to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive services. And we stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government that seek to use their lawful authorities to protect and preserve access to reproductive care. In particular, the FDA has approved the use of the medication Mifepristone. States may not ban Mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA's expert judgment about its safety and efficacy. Furthermore, federal agencies may continue to provide reproductive health services to the extent authorized by federal law. And federal employees who carry out their duties by providing such services must be allowed to do so free from the threat of liability. It is the Department's longstanding position that States generally may not impose criminal or civil liability on federal employees who perform their duties in a manner authorized by federal law. Additionally, the Department's Office of Legal Counsel has determined that federal employees engaging in such conduct would not violate the Assimilative Crimes Act and could not be prosecuted by the federal government under that law. The Justice Department is prepared to assist agencies in resolving any questions about the scope of their authority to provide reproductive care.

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"What did Jesus say about abortion, the favorite subject of Jeffress and the rest of the evangelical movement? Nothing. What does the Bible say about abortion, a practice as old as civilization? Nothing. Not one word."

Chris Ladd

#1 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2022-06-24 06:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Interesting. Garland can say anything he wants, but if the SCOTUS Six say otherwise, he has nada. And probably, they WILL say otherwise.

#2 | Posted by e1g1 at 2022-06-24 07:51 PM | Reply

Somebody needs to explain to the states that they have zero jurisdiction over the US Mail.

#3 | Posted by DarkVader at 2022-06-24 08:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

^True dat

#4 | Posted by e1g1 at 2022-06-24 09:23 PM | Reply

"What did Jesus say about abortion, the favorite subject of Jeffress and the rest of the evangelical movement? Nothing. What does the Bible say about abortion, a practice as old as civilization? Nothing. Not one word."

Chris Ladd

#1 | Posted by SomebodyElse

Yep. Not one word.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-06-25 07:14 AM | Reply

But Matthew 25: 31-46 is a test about actually being actively pro-life ... to the sentient living.

But Talibaptists are far more concerned with the Old Testament and Paul - who never knew Christ in His lifetime - than they've ever been with practicing the tents of the namesake of Christianity.

An applicable term is "Cafeteria Christians," who pick and choose from the Bible when they don't want to do what Christ said to do in their Bibles.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-06-25 07:19 AM | Reply

Christians suck

#7 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-06-25 08:17 AM | Reply

What did Jesus say about abortion

#1 | POSTED BY SOMEBODYELSE AT 2022-06-24 06:44 PM |

He said that anyone who would harm the little ones would be better off with a millstone tied around their neck and dropped in the depths of the sea.

Not that Im religious or a christian - I just know what it says.

BTW, what does the constitution say about abortion?

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 08:26 AM | Reply

"He said that anyone who would harm the little ones"

Haha!!!

www.biblegateway.com

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-25 08:34 AM | Reply

Jesus never existed.

#10 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-06-25 09:04 AM | Reply

BTW, what does the constitution say about abortion?

#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

What did those SC fascists say about legal precedent?

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-25 09:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Jesus never existed.

#10 | POSTED BY RJSQUIRREL

I disagree with this but understand that many people don't. That's fine with me.

JUDGE KEG is pushing his religion on Mr. Squirrel while at the same time pushing his version of religion on me.

There's no reason for it to happen, and no reason to put up with it.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-25 09:07 AM | Reply

Just a reminder that the only reference to abortion in the bible is in Numbers 5-instructions on how to induce an abortion on an unfaithful wife.

Truth Hurts

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 09:28 AM | Reply

At least not until SCOTUS guts the ability of government agencies to regulate.

Roe was just an appetizer. The main course is repealing all progress made by the general public in the last 100 or so years towards stemming corporate control of their lives, destruction of the environment and any expectation of honesty or safety in product production/use.

Robber Baron age, here we come!

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-25 10:49 AM | Reply

What did those SC fascists say about legal precedent?

#11 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2022-06-25 09:04 AM | REPLY

You answered the question with a question, Junior.

Please answer the question. YOu are eligible for the phone-a-friend feature.

#15 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 12:46 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

The Consitution doesn't talk about most things. I mean, how could it?

Let me repeat: It really doesn't say much about life and living at all.

Whereas the Law has an awful lot to say about precedent in the interpretation of the Constitution.

Fascist Republican judges lied about their commitment to legal precedent.

You are going to pay just like the rest of us.

Junior.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-25 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Individual gun ownership isn't mentioned in the Constitution, either.

In the fullness of time, some more majority of SC Justices will notice that.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-25 01:00 PM | Reply

YOu are eligible for the phone-a-friend feature.

I'm willing to bet ole Zed's at the age where he just needs to push the button on that little device hanging around his neck to make that happen

#18 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-06-25 01:35 PM | Reply

"The Consitution doesn't talk about most things. I mean, how could it?"

That's where state's rights come into play.

#19 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 02:58 PM | Reply

state's rights

The Supreme Court just proved state's rights don't matter.

Congratulations!

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-06-25 04:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The win win part of all this is, the court gave back to states the right to make their laws concerning the things the constitution is silent about. It also yanked back on the states that are trampling the 2nd amendment.

America is officially out of rehab.

#21 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 04:34 PM | Reply

what does the constitution say about abortion?

#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Nothing.

It also says nothing about women at all.

"That's a problem to remedy, not a precedent to honor."

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-25 05:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The SCROTUS six seem to have forgotten about the 9th Ammendment, which recognizes that there will of course be rights granted to Americans not enumerated in the Constitution. Yet Judge Smellshisownfarts Prunface quotes a 16th nobleman who believed in witches and thought they should be executed as a subject matter expert on abortion.

I think it's ironic that Judge PubeonmehCoke wants to "revisit" read that to mean "overturn" other precedent under privacy like the right to gay marriage, ------, and birth control. Still, he never mentions Loving; funny how he's more than happy to take away rights from others but don't touch his mixed marriage to his criminally insane wife.

#23 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-06-25 05:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

America is officially out of rehab.
#21 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

America is officially divided.

And as you should learned by now ... a house divided against itself cannot stand.

Enjoy the fruits of your labors. (If you live long enough)

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-25 05:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW, what does the constitution say about abortion?

#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

What does the constitution say about Christianity, or any other religion?

#25 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2022-06-25 05:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What does the constitution say about Christianity, or any other religion?

#25 | POSTED BY EL_BUSCADOR AT 2022-06-25 05:36 PM

What does this Court ruling have to do with Christianity or any other religion?

#26 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 05:37 PM | Reply

What does this Court ruling have to do with Christianity or any other religion?

#26 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

It will impinge on the rights of several religions?

#27 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 06:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Apparently lfthnd can't conceive of people believing things other than what he believes, and if they do, they're all wrong and don't deserve to be considered or even listened to. Next I'm sure we'll hear how we're not a democracy but a republic where the rights of the minority are protected...

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2022-06-25 06:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW, what does the constitution say about abortion?

#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Please explain how forcing a woman to carry an unwanted fetus (possibly to her death) is not depriving a person of life or liberty without due process?

#29 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BTW, what does the constitution say about abortion?
#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Please explain how the constitution permits the government to infringe on a person's bodily autonomy?

#30 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Please explain how forcing a woman to carry an unwanted fetus (possibly to her death) is not depriving a person of life or liberty without due process?

#29 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS AT 2022-06-25 06:35 PM

There's a thing called contraception, there's a thing called abstinence, there's also something a man or a woman can do that prevents them from being able to reproduce. If it weren't for these things you may have a valid point.

Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior. Abortion shouldn't be a remedy for irresponsible behavior.

As far as the mother's life is concerned - even Texas gives room for abortions in those situations.

#31 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 06:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

*Getting pregnant and needing an abortion, in most cases*

#32 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 06:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So your contention is that non medical governmental officials who will be making the decision of life threatening conditions justifying an acceptable abortion is adequate protection for a woman? And not her doctor and herself?
My u are naive

The rest is a prudish mysoginistic value judgment

#33 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 07:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As far as the mother's life is concerned - even Texas gives room for abortions in those situations.

#31 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

BTW that is a very ignorant conclusion to reach given the complexities of human health and the vagueness of the laws being written.

I read about a woman who had a congenital heart condition that made pregnancy very dangerous. Against her intentions she became pregnant. She wanted to get an abortion and got one, however, under the laws that are being written and/or are in effect now, she would be prevented because the threat is not an emergent condition. She could die suddenly due a burst blood vessel during pregnancy, on the birthing table due to the stresses of delivery or post-delivery.

Since her conditions isn't emergent she would be precluded from getting an abortion.

#34 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"BTW that is a very ignorant conclusion"

Look in the mirror

#35 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-25 10:24 PM | Reply

"Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior. Abortion shouldn't be a remedy for irresponsible behavior."

Wow!

That's almost exactly what Jesus said!

Not.

But there will always be a"remedy" for "irresponsible behavior" for those who can afford it. So it is just the poor and disadvantaged that will be affected anyway. So no big deal.

Just like Jesus wanted it. (Not)

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-25 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"BTW that is a very ignorant conclusion"
Look in the mirror

#35 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

So, IOW you have nothing. about what I expected
thanks for playing.

#37 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-25 11:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior. Abortion shouldn't be a remedy for irresponsible behavior."

Should there any remedy at all?
If so, name it.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-26 12:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior.

#31 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Having sex outside of marriage is irresponsible behavior.

I'm sure you never did that.

#39 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-26 08:12 AM | Reply

Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior.

#31 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

And, each and every time you did have sex, you expected the girl or woman to take care of birth control.

Men always enjoy an option women don't have when there is an "irresponsible" or accidental pregnancy (you do know the concept of accidents?).

They can walk away. Many do. I'm sure you know men that have. Perhaps you've done.

#40 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-26 08:15 AM | Reply

There's a thing called contraception

#31 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

That very well not be with us much longer, legally.

You belong to a weird-ass political cult that feeds on spectacular ignorance, spite, misogyny, and hypocrisy.

But it makes you feel good, so there's that.

#41 | Posted by Zed at 2022-06-26 08:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Getting pregnant, in most cases, is irresponsible behavior.
#31 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Most cases.
Do you care about the other cases, or nah?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-26 12:25 PM | Reply

Most cases.
Do you care about the other cases, or nah?

#42 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-06-26 12:25 PM

If people hadn't began using drive-thru as a convenience for stupid decisions or Margaret Sanger hadn't started her KKKiller clinics for people of color, we likely wouldn't be having this conversation. But you want to take that one red herring and parade it around like it's tied to every circumstance concerning abortion.

#43 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-26 04:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If people hadn't began using drive-thru as a convenience for stupid decisions or Margaret Sanger hadn't started her KKKiller clinics for people of color, we likely wouldn't be having this conversation. But you want to take that one red herring and parade it around like it's tied to every circumstance concerning abortion.
#43 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

-------------- thinks rape victims are the result of irresponsible behavior.

Republicans are scum

#44 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-06-26 04:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry, I didn't quite see an answer there.

"Most cases."
Do you care about the other cases, or nah?

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-26 04:36 PM | Reply

Who are you trying to bullschitt?

If the ruling was for abortions to be legal, you'd still be throwing your hissy fit.

#46 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-06-27 12:39 PM | Reply

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