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"Paul Hill Days" Call To Action


On July 29th, 1994, Paul Hill boldly defended 31 babies from unspeakable violence by killing a paid assassin and his bodyguard. He was arrested, given a sham trial, and executed as a martyr. On the 13th anniversary of Paul Hill’s act of love and mercy, memorial events will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to honor him as God’s man and our hero.

Dear Mr. Biskupic,

This is a public celebration of domestic terrorism. As a concerned American citizen, I demand that the US Government enforce the provisions of the PATRIOT Act that make the support of terrorism a prosecutable offensive.

Michael Varian Daly

United States Attorney Steve Biskupic is the chief federal law enforcement officer within the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Office of the United States Attorney
Eastern District of Wisconsin
517 E Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 530
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4580

Phone: (414) 297-1700
Fax (414) 297-1738

Toll-Free (800) 680-8949
TTD (414) 297-1088

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NJ Bill on Pharmacists

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]eiredrake) NJ Bill requires Pharmacists to Fill Orders no Matter Beliefs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A pharmacy would be required to fill prescriptions for any drug it stocks such as birth-control pills regardless of a pharmacist's moral beliefs under a bill that cleared the Legislature on Monday.
The bill, approved 56-18 by the Assembly, establishes a pharmacy's duty to fill lawful prescriptions without undue delay and without consideration for a pharmacist's moral, philosophical or religious beliefs.
If a pharmacy doesn't have a prescription in stock, the pharmacy would have to either obtain it under expedited ordering or find a nearby pharmacy to fill the prescription.
The bill was approved by the Senate in June 2006 and goes to Gov. Jon S. Corzine for his signature.
(Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Oddly enough when I search google for this, I find only five or six articles all posted to anti-choice websites. Funny that.

This issue is mostly effecting female reproductive choice. Since the people behind it hate women and hate the idea of them being free to do with their own bodies as they see fit. They'd rather see you all barefoot, naked and in the kitchen. Now, I'm not female, but the very idea that a pharmacist can deny someone prescribed drugs is a threat to everyone's liberty, not just women. It is especially absurd in that the drugs in question are being touted by the religious right as 'abortion drugs' when they do nothing of the sort. They use the same tactics of lies, distortions, hominem attacks, straw men and other fallacies that they do in every other aspect of any issue they find themselves forcing on people. This issue potentially effects me just as much as anyone and it effects all of you.

Personally, I can't believe this is even an issue that needs to be put into a law. Am I to be lectured before I purchase a Whopper at BK now too? Should we allow Muslim pharmacists to deny diabetics insulin made from pig pancreas? Should we allow a Hindu to allow someone with blood clots to die because he refuses to give them heparin, which is made from unclean cow liver/lungs? Should a Scientologist pharmacist be allowed to ignore someone's prescribed anti-psychotics because that religion believes modern psychology and psychiatry to be non-science?

The answer to all these is no, even from the right winger's perspective. So why the hell should Christian pharmacists be given a special right to do this? As far as I'm concerned the rights of these pharmacists do not outweigh the rights of the customers. Their rights to preach about their religion end when it begins to interfere with my rights. That's the bottom line. I go into a pharmacy because I need or want a particular drug. I am not going into a pharmacy to have some asshole tell to me about how I'm an evil person. This is no different than the rabid evangelicals chaplains in the military who demand that they be allowed to proselytize to everyone yet deny anyone else has a right to practice their own religion.

If you can't do the job, whatever your reason, then quit. It's one thing to expect your job to be reasonably accommodating when it comes to your religious beliefs. It is quite another to use your workplace as a pulpit to try to belittle the choices of others.

Edit:  Bill number is A992
Text of the Bill here from NJ state assembly site

Edit: Apparently it's the shortest bill ever

Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


     1.  Section 27 of P.L.2003, c.280 (C.45:14-66) is amended to read as follows:

     27.  a.  A pharmacist shall conduct a drug utilization review before each new medication is dispensed or delivered to a patient.

     b.  A pharmacist shall conduct a prospective drug utilization review in accordance with the provisions of this section before refilling a prescription or medication order to the extent he deems appropriate in his professional judgment.

     c.  A pharmacist shall exercise independent professional judgment as to whether or not to dispense or refill a prescription or medication order.  In determining to dispense or refill a prescription or medication order, the decision of the pharmacist shall not be arbitrary but shall be based on professional experience, knowledge or available reference materials.  A pharmacist shall not refuse to dispense or refill a prescription or medication order solely on the grounds that to dispense or refill the prescription or medication order would contravene the pharmacist's philosophical, moral or religious beliefs.

(cf: P.L.2003, c.280, s.27)


     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

xposted here and to my livejournal.

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The Christian Right's Fear of Pleasure is Our Greatest Threat to Choice


The war against abortion has nothing to do with the protection of life. It is a war against an open society -- a cover for assaults against sexual pleasure and personal choice. )

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Eric Rudolph taunts victims from prison

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]einatlanta)

The big news in Atlanta this morning: Eric Rudolph is taunting his vicitms from his Supermax jail cell. Rudolph was convicted of the Olympic bombing here in town, plus bombing several abortion clinics. Many people in Georgia think he should have gotten the death sentence, but his trial was conducted in Alabama, and he was only given life.

Eric still belives that anyone helping abortion doctors should die, and has nothing but contempt for his victims. He still enjoys the support of many a fanatic. The local articles require log-ins, so behind the cut is the AP story copied from a free source. Our local news has been running interviews with lawyers who are trying to pass laws similar to those restricting criminals from keeping photos of their victims in cells. The lawyers want Rudolph's missives from jail to stop.

As of earlier this morning, if you looked on the Army of God website, you could find his supporter reading out Rudolph's letters. I can't bring myself to link to the videos, but they're out there.

Associated Press Article )

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110th Congress


A bill to provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception

Sometimes I wonder if the Dominionists are all that's hard at work subverting this country...

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Plan B update

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

FDA expected to allow some non-prescription sales of morning-after pill Read more... )
I have always defined a compromise as a resolution with which no one is happy. I predict that this will meet that definition. Still, it is a step in the right direction.

Link to the official FDA page on Plan B

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Two very disturbing articles...

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

:::this decidedly mainstream doctor and administrator says, "I no longer trust FDA decisions or materials generated [by the government]. Ten years ago, I would not have had to scrutinize government information. Now I don't feel comfortable giving it to my patients."

Read more... )

The new lies about women's health - Glamour Magaizine

If that one is not bad enough:

Forensic vagina inspectors? )

Pro-Life Nation (NY Times, requires registration, use darkchristian/darkchristian)

courtesy [info]starcat_jewel

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More on the Britney statue

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

... but still no mention that she had a C-section!

EDIT: And finally, this...
Probably not worksafe, likely to offend pro-lifers and He-Man fandom.

(X-posted to my journal)

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We predicted there would be "me-too" legislation after SD abortion ban

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

And Alabama has decided to be right there on the forefront of the copycats.

"I thought if South Dakota can do it, Alabama ought to do it, because we are a family-friendly state," said state Sen. Hank Erwin, R-Montevallo, who has introduced a bill in the Senate that would even ban abortions in cases where a woman became pregnant because of rape or incest.

Alabama considers similar abortion ban

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A Passionate Commentary on South Dakota.



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Pro-life pregnancy porn statue of Britney. No, really.

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

X-posted to my journal.

So nude pictures are bad and sinful - unless they're selling the pro-life agenda.

(Link to not-safe-for-work pics of the statue. Actually, it's pretty cute... and it's *art* so that's OK.)

' A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a ‘first’ for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the “ideal” model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.

Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. “A superstar at Britney’s young age having a child is rare in today’s celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision,” said gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right To Life Committee.

“Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,” believed Pro-Life’s first monument to the ‘act of giving birth,’ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears’ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands.

“Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice’,” said artist Daniel Edwards, recipient of a 2005 Bartlebooth award from London’s The Art Newspaper. “She was number one with Google last year, with good reason --- people are inspired by the beauty of a pregnant woman,” said Edwards. '

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Battle to overturn S. Dakota abortion law begins

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (Reuters) - Abortion-rights supporters planned to launch an attack on Friday on a new South Dakota abortion law designed as a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 33 years ago.

An abortion-rights coalition, South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, said it would lay out its strategy to take down the law in mid-morning news conferences in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

The Sioux Falls local newspaper reported that the group would announce a petition drive to overturn the law through a referendum in November. The group has not publicly detailed its strategy, but participants in the campaign have said that a referendum had advantages over a lawsuit.

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Ms. Fire Thunder and the Oglala Sioux Planned Parenthood

Go read the post. Make donations, or not, as you wish. Show support, or not... I intend to do so.

EDIT: Be informed. See this disclaimer also.

In addition, I won't be responsible for you deciding to do this, or not. I'm only sharing the latest info on the topic, since it is at least tangentially related to this community.

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Oglala Sioux To Fly In the Face of SD Anti-Abortion Law


This is ABSOLUTELY great news! Please post it far and wide and let EVERYONE know. If more states try to ban abortions, look to Sovereign American Indian Nations to tell them where to get off!!

Note to Mods, if this is inappropriate to the list, let me know.

Giago: Oglala Sioux president on state abortion law
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"When Governor Mike Rounds signed HB 1215 into law it effectively banned all abortions in the state with the exception that it did allow saving the mother’s life. There were, however, no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. His actions, and the comments of State Senators like Bill Napoli of Rapid City, SD, set of a maelstrom of protests within the state.

Napoli suggested that if it was a case of “simple rape,” there should be no thoughts of ending a pregnancy. Letters by the hundreds appeared in local newspapers, mostly written by women, challenging Napoli’s description of rape as “simple.” He has yet to explain satisfactorily what he meant by “simple rape.”

The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed. A former nurse and healthcare giver she was very angry that a state body made up mostly of white males, would make such a stupid law against women.

“To me, it is now a question of sovereignty,” she said to me last week. “I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction.”

Strong words from a very strong lady. I hope Ms. Fire Thunder challenges Gov. Rounds and the state legislators on this law that is an affront to all independent women."



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I've been working...


I'm still finding things to add to the Illinois section of "Bad Laws" on the Wiki, and I came across one that made me think. The religious type of jobs would like to be excluded from having to hire someone that doesn't follow their faith or belief systems - there's a bill pending that would make that so in Illinois.

I don't have a problem with that, really. If, say, a Baptist church doesn't want to hire a secretary that's a Pagan - I don't mind. (I also don't know how many Pagans want to work for a Baptist church, but that's beside the point.)

But I think there ought to be some equinamity to that. If you are applying for a public service position and your religion makes it impossible for you to perform that position as required in the job description, then you should not be hired for that job. Kinda like a conscientious objector in the Army. Or thought of in another way, if you're religion means you are anti-abortion, you can't become a pharmacist, because your religion is going to interfere with the full and complete performance of your job.

This would, of course, have the hypocritical fundies screaming "DISCRIMINATION"!!!"

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The Battle to Ban Birth Control


Another extensive Salon article. You'll need a day pass to view it if you are not a subscriber.

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'Choose Life' plate upheld as free speech

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Tennessee has 1st Amendment right, too

The state would be within its rights to issue specialty license plates reading "Choose Life" while denying a plate encouraging abortion rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled yesterday.

Messages on Tennessee license plates are government speech, not a public forum as the American Civil Liberties Union argued, the majority decision of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. While one-sidedness may be "ill-advised" on politically charged issues like abortion, the court ruled there's nothing in the First Amendment that prohibits it.

What is happening to the judiciary in this country? Is it fear, as Sandra Day O'Connor suggests?

EDIT: I have become aware that my original intent was not made clear. Let me state it bluntly. Government has responsibilities. Government does not have civil rights. Civil rights are what we use to protect ourselves from the encroachment of government. That was the thought process behind my question above.

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Georgia Senator Channels Ceausescu

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)

The Hartwell Sun has reported in passing on some disturbing comments made by Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer. For those of you who don't know, Schaefer is one of the main driving forces behind anti-abortion and anti-contraception legislation in Georgia. Here she explains one of the reasons for her anti-choice stance:

50th District Senator Nancy Schaefer, who serves on the economic development committee, mentioned jobs, industry and tourism as issues needing attention. She said we need to "make Georgia a destination."

Commenting on illegal immigration, Schaefer said 50 million abortions have been performed in this country, causing a shortage of cheap American labor. "We could have used those people," she said.
In other words, abortion is bad because it depresses the birth rate, thereby reducing the number of poor people available to work sh*tty jobs.

You know what else can depress the birth rate? Birth control.

It sounds to me like Schaefer wants to try out Romanian dictator Ceausescu's failed population policies on Georgians. I'm sure she believes this would be God's will...

Update: See [info]wyldraven's comment below for background on Scheafer's dominionist philosophy.

This Just In: Schaefer states the same thing in a newspaper editorial: "I am convinced [illegal immigration] is a consequence to the almost 50 million children we have put to death in their mother's womb through abortion. The large unfilled job market in Georgia would not be a problem if the almost 50 million Americans were here filling many of those jobs." You can't make this sh*t up!

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Missouri aims for "forced pregnancy", particularly for the poor

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Missouri House OKs birth control funding ban

The Missouri House voted Wednesday to ban state funding of contraceptives for low-income women and to prohibit state-funded programs from referring those women to other programs.

Read more... )

I heard it a few days ago. What they are striving for is "forced pregnancy". It's nothing but a case of "power over" gone horribly out of control. One more way to achieve dominion?

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Georgia House Bill Supporting "Conscience Clauses" Fails

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)


Thank you for helping protect Georgia's women access to emergency contraception (EC or the 'morning-after' pill)! Because an overwhelming number of activists responded to Friday's urgent alert, the Georgia House did NOT pass HB1445!

House Bill 1445 would have allowed pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, but thanks to our advocates, we finally have a victory to celebrate!

NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia extends our deep gratitude to the following Representatives: Debbie Buckner, Karla Drenner, and Jeannette Jamieson, who spoke out against the bill from the House floor and were integral in stopping it.

The Senate version of this bill, SB123, has passed the Senate and is pending in the House - so please keep up the fight!
If you look at the Georgia General Assembly site, though, the situation looks more complex. To me, it looks like the House passed the bill, then voted to reconsider it, then voted to table it. WTF? I hate politicians...

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