Sunday, May 08, 2016

Alabama lawmakers pass bill treating abortion clinics like sex offenders.

Courtesy of Mother Jones:  

Alabama lawmakers passed two bills in the waning hours of their legislative session on Wednesday that could close two of the state's five abortion clinics and make it harder for women to receive abortions in their second trimester. 

One of the bills prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of an elementary or middle school—the same restriction that applies to sex offenders. If Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, it may force two of the state's five abortion clinics to close, including a clinic in Huntsville that is the only one providing abortion care in the northern half of Alabama. The clinic just moved to its current location, across the street from a school, in 2014, in order to comply with other abortion restrictions passed in Alabama in 2013. 

The sponsor of the bill, Alabama state Sen. Paul Sanford, likened the restrictions to those imposed on sex offenders. "We can put a restriction on whether a liquor store opens up across the street and make sure pedophiles stay away from schools," he told the Times Daily in February. "I just think having an abortion clinic that close to elementary-age school children that actually have to walk on the sidewalk past it is not the best thing." 

The second bill would ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

First off family clinics do not typically have "Abortion" on the sign in front of their buildings. So how would school children know unless somebody told them in order to start the indoctrination into their anti-abortion hate cult?

Secondly this is yet another example of one of the deeply red states essentially undermining the law of the land until it is all but non-existent.

And thirdly if somebody was serious about protecting young children by imposing a 2,000 foot perimeter it would be one that kept Republican lawmakers from crossing it, because let's face it when a young child is sexually assaulted that is the direction one should look first


  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    Talking about the fact that Alabama only has five clinics where abortions are performed and the state continues to try anything to shut them down and people likening health clinics to liquor shops and women and their doctors to pedophiles are just porn shops is just a DISTRACTION from REAL ISSUES, Gryphen.


    1. Anonymous7:20 AM

      (I was so distracted from real issues by the not-real issue of reproductive rights that I made a huge editing error in the middle of my comment)

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  3. Anonymous7:03 AM

    OT: Check this!! Co-parenting! Dakota was doing so well...he's gonna be sorry!!

  4. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Oohhhh, Sarah Palin, dressed as inappropriately as you can imagine, is goin' after Ryan, doing Trump's dirty work for him...

    Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan's Career Is 'Over' For Not Supporting Trump

    ..."I think Paul Ryan is soon to be cantored, as in Eric Cantor," Palin said, referring to the politician who was unseated in a huge midterm upset. "His political career is over, but for a miracle, because he has so disrespected the will of the people and yeah, as the leader of the GOP, the convention certainly, he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support, was not a wise decision of his."

    Palin suggested on CNN's "State of the Union" that Ryan made his comment to preserve a chance at running in the 2020 election. CNN host Jake Tapper told Palin that Ryan had said he wasn't ready to support Trump because of some of the policies the real estate mogul had suggested and for the tone he took on the campaign trail.

    "Those concerns are relatively speaking, Jake, they're superficial, talking about tone and certain verbiage that is chosen over what perhaps Paul Ryan or somebody would have chosen to articulate, she said. "Who cares?"

    What an utter c*nt she is!

    1. Anonymous7:27 AM

    2. Anonymous7:42 AM

    3. Anonymous8:02 AM

      "His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people..."

      Yeah, Sarah, sort of how you have disrespected the will of the MILLIONS of people who voted to put Barack Obama in the White House, TWICE. You hypocrital media whore!

    4. Anonymous8:04 AM

      So if Sarah is going to back Ryan's opponent and his career is over WHY is Trump even bothering to meet with Ryan on Thursday?

  5. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Holy shit she looks like hell!

    Palin on Whether She’d Be Trump’s VP: I Don’t Want to Be a ‘Burden’

    When Tapper asked her point-blank if she’d answer the call, Palin said, “I am just a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who say ‘Anybody but Palin.’ I wouldn’t want to be a burden on the ticket.”

    1. Anonymous7:22 AM

      I would love to see Ted Cruz go after Palin. How much fun would that be?

    2. Anonymous7:27 AM

      ‘Choose me’: Sarah Palin says she’s ‘as vetted as anybody in the country’ for Trump’s VP

      Asked whether she would support the man challenging Ryan in a primary race in Wisconsin this fall, Palin said she would.

      “I will do whatever I can for Paul Nehlen ,” she said. “This man is a hard-working guy, so in touch with the people.

      “Paul Ryan and his ilk, their problem is they have become so disconnected by the people whom they are elected to represent.”

      Republicans like Ryan feel, she said, “feel so threatened at this point that their power, their prestige, their purse will be adversely affected by the change that is coming with Trump and with someone like Paul Nehlen, that they’re not thinking straight right now.

      “We worked so hard to get Paul Ryan in there and so many other quote-unquote conservatives, and look what they have done.”

      Asked if she would be interested in running for vice-president again, this time with Trump, Palin said: “I think I’m pretty much as vetted as anybody in the country could be vetted, already.”

      The former Alaska governor retreated from an expression of interest, though. She said: “They already know who I am, what I stand for. They wouldn’t be in for any surprises. I wanna help and not hurt … I wouldn’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I recognize that in many, many eyes I would be.

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  6. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Donald Trump was asked if he was worried about President Obama campaigning against him in the fall. Trump replied with a complete non-answer that revealed his fear of the President.


    1. Anonymous7:47 AM

      But> dRumpf does NOT PAY his taxes. 4 bank-Corruptions. He uses BAD LAW.

    2. Anonymous8:05 AM

      Trump Just Killed The Republican Party By Agreeing With Obama On Raising Taxes On The Rich

      ...For the wealthy, frankly, I think it’s going to go up. And you know what? I think it should go up.

  7. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Trump's got his attack dogs out in force today!

  8. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Fuck the republicans

  9. Anonymous7:32 AM

    This is terrible -- and another reason to vote for Democrats at the state level! Abortion is a woman's right in this country. It is legal. As Hillary says, they should be legal, safe, and rare. They can only be rare if women have access to birth control!

  10. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Anally retentive idiots in those red states. Time to institute an intelligence testing system for those running for office.

    Back in the day we fought for the right to choose and won. Now it is being eroded slowly.

  11. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Yah doncha hate it when they do those abortion thingees right in the front window like where kids can see it?


  12. Anita Winecooler6:09 PM

    Leave it to Alabamastanian politicians who think there's a cause/effect between abortion and pedophilia. Or sex and pregnancy in general. These archaic laws need to be scrubbed from the books, I'd rather my kids learn exactly what planned parenthood does, and that why I took them myself, and I have no regrets whatsoever. In fact, I think they should have satellites for educational purposes to speak in schools. We're talking about saving people's lives, and if it saves one, it's worth it.
    We have "clinics" in Pennsylvania that are thinly veiled religious adoption agencies, they offer no, nada, zip, zero real counseling, but will have bible study and bible based education, which is like locking the door after the horses left.


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