LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2017

Just In! 2017’s Hottest Trends In Hating Women 

Patriarchy much? Here’s an effing infuriating rundown of all the ways that women are being run down in the new Trump World. From attacks on repro rights to sexual harassment, under this new regime, you’ve got a target on your uterus.

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Undocumented People Who Need Abortions Should Never Need “Papers” This Isn’t the Westminster Dog Show, it’s Healthcare FFS  

Papers? PUH-LEEZE! Living under Trumpism is ten times as hard when you or your loved ones are undocumented—especially if you’re trying to access repro care or want to join the fight for your reproductive rights. It takes guts to demand control over your uterus when they’re threatening to send all of you away.

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Google Hang Out and Get An Abortion, Just Leave the Dog Ears Filter Off

OK—one more time! Abortion is SAFE. Medical abortion is SAFE. Telemedicine is SAFE. All of them are MUCH SAFER than childbearing. The only thing that endangers you are the puritan fucks who are lying to you about abortion safety. 

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The Devil Wears…Whatever the Fuck They Want To Their Abortion

The Devil Made Them Allow Me to Do It! Abortion access gets easier in Missouri—YES, MISSOURI!—thanks to… oh, I don’t know… maybe SATAN! Read how a lawsuit from the Satanic Temple is helping clinic in Missouri reopen!

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A Dumpster firex over at the Federalist Did An Article About Comedy and Abortion and Didn’t Include Us and We Are PISSED.

What the fuck does a pro-abortion comedy activist cell need to do to get a little rightwing media hate in this shit-hole? The Federalist did a rant about pro-choice comedy and didn’t say anything about Lady Part Justice League? Hey Federalist, next time we’re railing about neo-fascist propaganda tools, we’re not gonna even MENTION you! 

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#ExposeFakeClinics

“When interacting with the website, I saw that they offered an “online pregnancy test” (that’s not a thing) which was a survey of questions. Once I submitted it, it didn’t give me “results” other than to text/call the business for a free consultation which means providing them with my cell phone number.”

Read the rest of Amber’s review on Google and/or Facebook and UPVOTE (bonus points for upvoting on both platforms!). Pregnant people searching for ALL OF THEIR OPTIONS in Binghamton deserve to get the facts – not fake “tests” and “results.” With close to 4,000 CPCs in the United States, calling out these  fake clinics is going to take a LOT of teamwork. There’s no “i” in CVS – (a place that ACTUALLY has legit pregnancy tests – unlike this Crisis Pregnancy Center.) Let’s get upvoting and reviewing! 

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 14th, 2017

People Are Not Wedges. A Wedge is a Shoe or a Cheese Increment. Read How Abortion and Bodily Autonomy Are ACTUALLY the Lefty Glue!

Come together, right now—over bodily autonomy! Far from being a wedge issue, like abortion opponents like to say, here’s someone explaining how repro-rights concepts like bodily autonomy can UNITE the left! EveryBODY has a body—it’s right there in the word! Read this and go hug someBODY. 

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All The Single Payers! All the Single Payers – Fuck the Hyde Up OH OH OH 

Can’t HYDE much longer! Bernie Sanders SINGLE PAYER healthplan covers the cost of abortions for EVERYONE—finally shit-canning the Hyde Amendment that bans federal money for abortion care. Now we need to MAKE IT HAPPEN. 

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The Man Who Got Into Politics to Loosen Pesticide Regulations Visited the White House to Propose a Nationwide Abortion Ban

America is a fetal heartbeat away from a virtual ban on abortion! Top anti-choice slimers including former House Speaker and infamous pest exterminator Tom DeLay just met at the White House to push a bill that outlaws any abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That’s 6 weeks in—before you know you’re pregnant! DeLay is a former exterminator, and now he wants to exterminate abortion rights!

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Getting Insurance Coverage For Abortion Care is Harder Than The D*cks Getting Discounted Viagra 

There’s no movement to block insurance for hard-dick pills, but opponents of repro-rights are making it VERY hard to get insurance for contraceptive and abortion care from private insurers. Those hard dicks have consequences, assholes! 

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#ExposeFakeClinics

The Same Places That Lure Women Into Creepy Sonogram Vans Surprisingly Don’t Comply with State Law Requiring They Put Sign that Says They LIE TO PATIENTS 

Liars gonna lie! And if you pass laws making them tell the truth, they’re going to lie about doing it. New York City needs to get on the ass of the asshole Crisis Pregnancy Centers that flaunt city laws about lying to patients!

 

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 12th, 2017

Horrible Fall Trend Alert: Doctors and Women Being Charged With Murder For Abortion Care!

Framing Device! The State of OHIO is joining the growing list of states that want to set women and abortion providers up for a murder rap! It’s a fucking potential DEATH SENTENCE—not just for abortion rights, but literally for anyone who has an abortion or performs one. 

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Did You Know About This Scary Thing To Worry About If You Miss Your Period?

If you’ve ever asked yourself WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME (and really, if you haven’t then there’s something wrong with you) then you need to read this piece about anxiety and self-acceptance and all the other stuff that just thinking about makes you worry there’s something wrong with you. There’s nothing wrong with you. 

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Why Are Women’s Issues Only Trendy When There’s Beautifully Lit Rape Scenes Involved?

Once you learn to accept your body, you have to stop other people from fucking with it! That first started with an ass-kicking 1970 book called Our Bodies, Ourselves and continues today with the The Handmaid’s Tale. Here’s a great look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.

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You Think You’ve Read Every Angle on Hurricane Devastation, But Access to Abortion Is Also a Crisis for Many People. Amy Hegstrom Miller Stepped Up! 

The HER in Hurricane Relief! Nothing beats our own Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health—not bullshit laws she fights all the way to the Supreme Court, and not even the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Read how Amy is getting free abortion care to Harvey’s victims. 

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Even We Haven’t Seen This Billboard Sized Shaming Tactic of Abortion Providers

For Shame! Some self-righteous pricks in Colorado are putting up billboards trying to shame the SHERO clinic workers who provide abortion care for those who are victimized and harassed by the same fucks who put up these billboards! 

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#ExposeFakeClinics

“I called and asked if they provide abortions and the woman on the phone said no. They also do NOT provide abortion referrals, meaning they will not even tell you where you can get one. Which is odd because their website says that “Our goal is to discuss the facts about abortion” and the woman on the phone told me that they would tell you the type of abortion you would need after they did the ultrasound to find out how far along you are.”

Read the rest of Molly’s review here, and don’t forget to UPVOTE! If you think that it’s creepy and wrong to blatantly lie to pregnant people, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, and #ExposeFakeClinics 

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 11th, 2017

Politicians Debate Whether We Should We Use the Fast or Slow Way to Cure Parkinson’s

The so-called “pro-life” dickweeds aren’t as pro when the life is actual human beings walking around for reals—especially when they have problems that a little fetal tissue research might help. Read how Congress wants to make zygotes rule. 

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3,055,450 MO Women Rejoice as Missouri DOUBLES Number of Abortion Clinics From One To Two

THERE ARE NOW 2 WHOLE CLINICS in Mizzou!  After “Show Me State” shit-heads had shut down all but ONE clinic, now the clinic in Kansas City is reopening—and three more are coming, MIZZ! We guess it’s good news that there are 2 clinics! 

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California’s Secretary of State Starting Process to Criminalize Abortion as First Degree Murder 

It’s gonna be MURDER out there! Really. If a bunch of fringe fucks with a petition get their way, abortion will be FIRST DEGREE MURDER in CALIFORNIA thanks to a ballot initiative. Here’s proof it can happen ANYWHERE!

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The Ohio Supreme Court Will Decide This Month Whether to Flush Two Anti-Choice Floaters

Missouri good. California bad. If it seems upside down, it’s the same old shit in OHIO—bat-shit admitting privileges, TRAP law crap, and general fuckery.  Thanks for being consistent, Ohio, we’re bringing our phones into the bathroom to catch up on this one.

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Do You Have 22 Seconds for the Worst Video on the Internet? 

Here’s the latest from the anti-choice ad Mad Men—turn progressives against repro rights by saying that abortion is killing liberals in the womb. Got that? If you really want to defend DACA, stop murdering babies! They Have officially run out of ways to sound unhinged. 

#ExposeFakeClinics

Harmony Women’s Care Center DOES NOT provide referrals to places where you can get an abortion if you want one, but they DO offer “pre-abortion surveys! (Whatever that means since they don’t provide abortion or information on where to get one #yikes) 

Read the rest of Molly’s review of this FAKE CLINIC in Providence and make sure to UPVOTE so people searching for care in Rhode Island get the truth! Bonus points for following in Molly’s badass shoes by calling and reviewing a CPC today! Visit https://exposefakeclinics.squarespace.com/callandreview/ for guidelines. 

https://www.yelp.com/biz/harmony-womens-care-center-providence-3?hrid=f1rZlgLD25_4_B6sxfcrow

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 8th, 2017

Sure America, Let’s Keep Putting up Chipotles While Women Literally Have Nowhere to Give Birth or Get An Abortion

ENOUGH, KENTUCKY! Rural women can’t get abortion care OR maternity care. Read how the bat-shit crusades by largely rural Red State White Walkers are shutting down abortion clinics and making a shortage of ALL reproductive care in those places even worse!

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Can You Believe It? Research and Science are Actually Correct About the Safety of Medication Abortion???

It never fails-when there are solutions—abortion opponents always show up to create more problems! This story explains the safety of Video conferencing with doctors for medication abortions so of course anti-choice ayatollahs oppose it. Why? Because it works! 

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DAMN! The The Senate Appropriations Committee Just Gave Trump a Hearty Middle Finger and We Are HERE FOR IT! 

American vaginal crossing guards even try and stop international healthcare organizations from fighting HIV/AIDS and Zika if they so much as mention abortion. The Trumpies just put in an extra-toxic version of the “global gag rule” and this article explains how it chokes out any dissent, and they need to be called out on it! 

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Uh huh, Giving Away Free Abortions in Texas is Really Just to Make COLD, HARD, CASH!

THIS HAS TO BE READ TO BE BELIEVED. In the web of smargbargle that is anti abortion logic, someone who has apparently not been exposed to math ( or was maybe just exposed to Texas public school math) wrote this gem claiming Whole Women’s Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller is offering free abortion services to Harvey victims in her Texas clinics to… wait for it… MAKE. MONEY. This one is rich. You know, rich like how rich you get giving away free stuff to people in need.

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#ExposeFakeClinics

TGIF: Trump Gives Insane (Amounts of Money to) Fake Clinics

ugh.

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 7th, 2017

Read About the Kind of “Christianity” You Get From a Catholic Priest Who Was in the KKK.

Surprise, surprise! The KKK and anti-abortion movement have more in common than just attitude and assholery. A VIRGINIA priest who was exposed as a former KKK member is also a leader in the anti-choice movement and regular sidewalk harasser. And as you will find out, the links don’t stop there.

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Wanna know something Scarier Than the clown from IT? HINT: It involves the Political clowns slashing abortion access.

Despite their relentless efforts,the misogynist pigs in the TEXAS legislature won’t be able to turn women into guinea pigs—for now. A court has blocked a new law that would all but end second-trimester abortion and essentially force doctors to experiment on women. Texas wants to take away women’s rights AND their safety.

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Place Your Bets – The showdown of the High Sparrows of Ohio vs Abortion Access Begins

Meanwhile the state of OHIO needs to admit their bullshit “admitting privileges” laws are just another TRAP designed to shut clinics down. They require clinics to make agreements with hospitals, then ban hospitals from entering into the agreements! EVIL GENIUS!

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BREAKING: THE POPE IS SORT OF A BERNIE BRO

Pope Francis, so good on so many things, has a 2,000-year-old blind spot when it comes to reproductive rights. In a new book he offers condemnation for abortion and forgiveness for those who have an abortion. Thanks, Pope—but we don’t need either.

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#ExposeFakeClinics

EXTRA! EXTRA! Jenna Bush to headline a fundraiser for a Fake Clinic! Read all about it, and let her know what you think on social!

 

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 6th, 2017

Planned Parenthood wins Laskers Award Putting them on Their Way to L-EGOT

And the Award goes to… Planned Parenthood. The organization that anti-choice lunatics love to hate has gotten some real love—PP has won the 2017 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award for their work in cancer prevention and treatment. And the award comes with an honorarium of $250,000, which comes in handy as anti-abortion zealots work to take money AWAY from the award winner! (The enemies of PP are in the news too—we told you yesterday how the fake video-makers who slandered them have just been fined by a federal judge.) Of course in addition to cancer screenings, PP offers abortion care despite constant harassment, which makes them a winner on all counts.

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Whole Womans Crushin’ It Wednesday

Shelter from the storm: Wondering how to help out the victims of Harvey? Whole Woman’s Health is doing it big time. WWH is offering free abortion care at its four locations in Texas to women affected by the Hurricane Harvey. Getting an abortion was already a nightmare in Texas, thanks to anti-choice Texas legislators whose actions had closed half the clinics in the state. That forced women to travel vast distances for proper care, and that has become even harder after Harvey. So in addition to free care, WWH will cover both travel and housing costs for Harvey-affected women who need help getting to the organization’s clinics. They’re using their own Stigma Relief Fund, and resources from the Lilith Fund, which helps Texas women pay for abortions. We told you about Lilith in our Friday post about Harvey. Look there for other worthwhile organizations helping with abortion care in the aftermath of Harvey. Remember, none of the federal aid money for Texas can or will go to helping with women who need abortions. It has to come from people who care.

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Kentucky Still Fighting for Last Clinic, TRAP Laws Still F*cking Unconstitutional

The continuing saga: it seems like it never ends in KENTUCKY, where abortion-rights supporters are fighting hard to make sure it DOESN’T end badly! Throngs of supporters of EMW Women’s Surgical Center, the LAST clinic in Kentucky, rallied yesterday at the courthouse where that clinic’s fate is being decided. Kentucky politicians are going after EMW with a TRAP-law that tries to shut down clinics by requiring unnecessary and difficult-to-arrange admitting privileges to a local hospital. Similar laws have been struck down elsewhere, so it’s important to keep fighting in Kentucky. Abortion opponents sure aren’t stopping.

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Not The Kind of “Martha” Anti-Choicers Want

Shamers Gonna Shame. Once again, conservative media outlets are trying to shame and intimidate someone who is clearly not afraid to speak out on abortion rights. Fox and other rightwing echo chamber shits are vilifying actor Martha Plimpton for an appearance this June in Seattle at a #ShoutYOurAbortion rally where she said Seattle is where she had her first and “best” abortion. Hello! The event is called SHOUT YOUR ABORTION! Fox takes glee in calling the Emmy-winning actor “Goonies star Martha Plimpton.” Well, in addition to a career with multiple Emmy noms, Martha is an outspoken supporter of abortion rights, lobbying for Planned Parenthood and participating in rallies. THANK YOU for speaking out, Martha. Conservatives… well, you still have Scott Baio.

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#ExposeFakeClinics

Stop Trying to Make “Their Campaign is Failing” Happen, It’s Not Gonna Happen!

FAIL FAKE. Nothing tells you that you’re succeeding more than having your opponents obsess over saying that you’re failing. So it seems our #ExposeFakeClinics campaign is definitely getting under the skin of the anti-choice dipshits. Article after article in the rightwing press screeches about how nobody is paying attention to the campaign. So why are THEY devoting so much attention to it? I guess the best way to defend FAKE “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” that lie to women is with more lies. Meanwhile, over 100 people have written reviews or uploaded on the St. Paul CPC in the day since we featured it. Keep telling us how badly we’re doing—it lets us know we’re really having an impact.

LPJL Daily Takedown – September 5th, 2017

Anti-Choice Daleiden Has to Pay Up For His Lawbreaking Lies 

Just fine: David Daleiden, the turd behind the stolen and manipulated “undercover” videos about “baby parts” has been told by a judge to cough up $195,000 in fines and sanctions for continuing to spread lies. Daleiden released the videos through his criminal enterprise called the Center for Medical Progress (CMP.) Several years ago Daleiden and CPM set off a round of anti-Planned Parenthood hysteria when they illegally recorded and deceptively edited tapes making it look like attendees at a conference of abortion providers were discussing selling fetal tissue. A federal judge ordered Daleiden not to release any more tapes, but he violated the order. Now Daleiden, CMP, and his lawyers are jointly on the hook for $195,359 in fines, sanctions, and legal fees. It’s nothing compared to the cost of the damage they’ve caused, but it’s good to see some justice in this case. 

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Nobody Puts Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic in a Corner, Except Kentucky 

It’s crunch time in KENTUCKY, which is trying to avoid becoming the first state without any abortion clinic at all. This Wednesday a legal showdown begins in a federal courtroom over the State of Kentucky trying to shut down EMW Women’s Surgical Center—Kentucky’s last abortion provider—over a law required clinics to have “admitting privileges” at a local hospital. It’s the type of law that’s designed to shut clinics down, and that the Supreme Court ruled was unconstitutional in a Supreme Court decision striking down a similar law in Texas. If the Kentucky law is overturned, it would clear the way for Planned Parenthood to open a second clinic—doubling the number in Kentucky! As the head of EMW said, your right to choice shouldn’t depend on your zip code!

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Do We Need To Write a List of Why Making a List of Abortion Providers Puts Them in Danger?

Hit list: The State of SOUTH CAROLINA wants to make a list—and you can sure it will be checked twice by anti-choice lunatics, self-appointed enforcers of vigilante justice, and trouble-making kooks with an axe to grind. What kind of list? A SHITTY, UNCONSTITUTIONAL ONE. SC Gov. Henry McMaster has signed an executive order creating a public list of doctors and medical practices associated with abortion providers. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is telling the governor that list “would be an invitation for intimidation, threats, and even violence.” There are enough crazy people out there looking for trouble without the state of South Carolina providing them with a road map! 

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And what happens when your STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE promotes these dangerous lists? CUE ALABAMA 

And this case in ALABAMA shows what happens when information about abortion providers falls into dangerous hands. And these hands belong to a candidate for Alabama Attorney General! Candidate Sam McLure posted a picture of an abortion doctor on Facebook and said “This woman killed babies on Friday in Montgomery. Can anyone publicly defend why she should not be prosecuted for murder?” And he links to a site that gives the doctor’s address, photo, and other personal information. Some people are calling this a case of “doxing,” publishing private information. It’s also virtual invitation to violence—a tactic McLure seems to endorse. He publicly called for a “2nd Amendment militia” to “prevent a Federal officer from moving against a Pro-Life Alabama Governor who ended abortion in the State.” Alabama has seen before where this type of thing ends. And it doesn’t seem to ever end. There will never be justice for abortion doctors if the very people who are supposed to enforce the laws protecting them think that they should be tried for murder.  

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It’s Not Complicated, ‘National Review,’ Forced Abortions Are Not a Thing 

Force & Farce. When they’re not busy posting “How-To” info packets on harassing abortion providers, anti-choice crazies are spinning lurid tales of “forced abortions.” The latest screed comes from the National Review. They’re not usually lumped in with “fringe” voices of conservatism, but now the fringe has become the mainstream in conservative thought–and that means that conservatives aren’t thinking anymore. Buh-buh, National Review credibility. It takes brass gonads of any gender to spout fantasy propaganda about women being coerced into abortions when your favorite tactics include shouting at and shaming women who are trying to get medical care, harassing them and their doctors, and using lies, threats, and intimidation to force your twisted values and false beliefs onto others.  These fairy tales have a purpose—anti-choice forces want to a new round of TRAP laws to force abortion providers to “screen for coercion.” That is, if the patients manage to get past the gauntlet of intimidation outside the clinic.

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#ExposeFakeClinics

Arbia Pregnancy Resource’s billboard says that they are “Here For You,” but they’re ACTUALLY here to MISLEAD pregnant people and push their religious agenda. Start the week off by TAKING ACTION and upvoting Lizz’s accurate review and/or writing an accurate review of your own! Let’s make sure that pregnant people in St. Paul get the facts when they’re searching for ALL of their options.