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. 

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LPJL Daily Takedown – August 22nd, 2017

You Are the Trumpany (TM) You Keep

Donald Trump’s person in charge of family planning policy at Health and Human Services, Teresa Manning, is a big fan of a notorious Holocaust denier. Manning also opposes government support for family planning and doesn’t believe birth control works, but you probably guessed that when you heard Trump put her in charge of family planning. Her connection to neo-Nazi fringe elements is even crazier. Manning edited a book and led panel discussions that included Joe Sobran, who she described as “a national treasure.” He’s also a leading Holocaust denier, pushing the outrageous lie that “fewer than a million Jews perished of various causes—chiefly disease—during World War II.” And he prefers to call the Holocaust “The Jewish Misfortune.” You can see how Trump might think this is one of those “very fine people” he praised at Charlottesville. Trump’s official in charge of ruining family planning sure loves him! 

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I’ll Never Complain About My Speculum-Free Job Again

Think your job can be a pain? Gynecological Teaching Assistants (GTA’s) take pelvic exams and give feedback to help train medical students and registered nurses how to go about their business in a way that’s the most beneficial to the patients. GTA’s act as patients in order to be more effective teachers. Before GTA’s med students trained on models, corpses, or unconscious patients, none of whom provide much in the way of feedback. GTA’s help students hone everything from speculum technique to bedside manner—all to make your next OB-GYN experience a more pleasant one. It’s hard work, but rewarding—very few GTA’s are saying “Take this job and shove it.” 

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OBJECTION: Biased Judge Would Harm Women 

Justice Denied! OHIO Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy refuses to recuse herself from an abortion case where the fate of Toledo’s only clinic is at stake. That clinic, Capital Care Network, asked Kennedy to recuse herself after she gave a speech for the Greater Toledo Right to Life—two days after the court agreed to hear the case. And Kennedy’s campaign website boasts of her endorsement by anti-choice groups. She issued a two sentence statement calling the recusal request “without merit.” Capital Care was shut down with the favorite TRAP law technique of requiring “admitting privileges” at a local hospital. Capital Care had one with the University of Toledo Medical Center…so Ohio passed a law that banned public institutions from partnering with abortion clinics! Two lower courts have said the clinic should remain open. So far nothing Justice Kennedy has said indicates that she agrees. 

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Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees jkjk Let’s Talk About Vaginas and Penises and STIs


Testing, Testing. With STI rates rising fast, young people in DELAWARE are being urged to get annual testing. Here are four things experts say you should know about getting tested for STI’s:

-Be Real with Teens—let’s call a penis a penis!

-In Delaware, STI Testing for Teens is Confidential—although the parents of a girl under 16 are notified if she has an abortion.

-There Are Options for Testing Sites—including Planned Parenthood clinics and many of Delaware’s School Based Health Centers.

-Schedule STI Tests at Least Once a Year—The fact that you don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean you don’t have an STI.

Oh, and just because you’re not from Delaware doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look into getting tested where you live. 

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#ExposeFakeClinics

TMW Even Texas Can’t Pretend Your Fake Clinic is Helping Women

In-defund-sible! What do you get when you take Planned Parenthood out of a state’s approach to women’s health? In TEXAS you get a big ol’ Texas-sized longhorn cow patty. After Texas defunded Planned Parenthood, they decided to throw $7 million dollars at shit-show “evangelical non-profits” like the Heidi Group. They were supposed to upgrade women’s clinics that don’t offer abortion to provide at least some of the care that had been available from Planned Parenthood. The Heidi Group got $5 million for family planning services, but now only plans to serve 20% of the 18,000 women originally intended. Obviously, they don’t get the “planning” part at all! Even Texas realized they had to cut the money going to these incompetent frauds. They’re no better than the phony “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” that masquerade as healthcare providers.  Both the defunding of PP and shifting that money to CPC’s are things we continue to hightlight in our #Exposefakeclinics campaign. And even as they’re forced to cut money for the blatantly incompetent Heidi Group, Texas continues to pour tax dollars into fake CPC’s! Texas defunded Planned Parenthood in 2011—and they’ve totally failed to take up ANY of the slack to provide services for women. This is the kind of fiasco you’ll get nationwide if conservatives manage to defund PP entirely. 

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 27th, 2017

Seems like winter is always coming for women of color when House of Douche is in power

HEALTH DISSERVICES: The looming Trumpian healthcare implosion threatens us all, but it threatens Women of Color more than most. They’ve gotten the shitty end of the stick forever—and now there’s even more shit on the end of that stick.  Over the past few years, health conditions for WOC had improved, but that’s going down the drain along with everything else touched by Trump. Brutal cuts to Medicaid under the GOP healthcare plans impact more Black and Hispanic women—they’re almost twice as likely to be insured by Medicaid. Repeal of Obamacare threatens minority women’s access to maternity coverage, contraception, and family planning. Defunding Planned Parenthood will deprive them of preventative care like cancer screenings. And the recent assault on abortion rights impacts Women of Color harder—they make up half of the women who live in states that lack abortion services for Medicaid enrollees. Help push back on behalf of everyone—RESIST & PERSIST! 

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Choose Your Own Abortion Restriction: Missouri Edition

MISSOURI’S ANTI-CHOICE AWFUL CHOICE: Missouri, which is currently holding an anti-abortion orgy in the form of a special session of the legislature, may soon try to send some of its toxic waste to Washington. Anti-woman crusader and current MO Attorney General Josh Hawley is making noises that he’ll run for the US Senate seat now held by Dem Claire McCaskill. As an anti-abortion fanatic, Hawley manages to stand out even in a nuthouse like MISSOURI Republican politics. He said last year that “abortion is not a right. It is a violent act against the defenseless. It violates every principle of morality and should be barred by American law.” And he has vowed to use his AG post to crush the only clinic in the state and to support the FAKE crisis pregnancy centers that infest Missouri. Josh Hawley is one of the reasons Missouri is in the mess it’s in. 

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That time when your anti-abortion friend has no chill and can’t keep a secret

NO MO! And speaking of MISSOURI, it’s already the biggest sinkhole for abortion rights this side of Texas, and it’s determined to suck harder. As part of their Special Session of the Damned, MO legislators have just passed a law that requires people seeking an abortion to have a meeting with the doctor performing the procedure as part of the waiting period, it imposes unannounced inspections on clinics, and requires that ALL fetal tissue be sent to a pathologist. Oh, and it lets MO’s nutcase Attorney General (see above!) go after abortion providers regardless of whether local authorities want that. WOW. Can Texas lawmakers hold onto their title of Most Hateful to Women? To be continued…! 

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Women in Texas may have to start becoming future-seeing pre-cogs to get insurance for abortion now

EXTRA BAD: Nope, TEXAS can always create a bigger mess! The Texas Senate is working on a bill that would force people to get separate health coverage for abortion services and pay a separate, extra premium. Seriously! “Honey, did you pay the abortion insurance premium?” HELLO! People don’t anticipate the need for abortions—hence the need for abortions!! And of course this bill has no exceptions for fetal abnormality, rape, or incest. So a person has to have the foresight to realize in advance “I better get that abortion coverage, in case Dad rapes me.” That’s not the real world—that’s Texas politics! 

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No one ever said terrifying sidewalk bullies weren’t morning people!

THE EARLY TURDS: Ever wonder how hateful bigots start their day? Here’s a piece from ThinkProgress about how the bully crew that harass and intimidate patients at KENTUCKY’s last remaining clinic spend their mornings. Unfortunately, the piece focuses mainly on what it looks like when Operation Save America descends on Louisville to torment clinics with their weeklong shriek-fest. What is doubly fucked is that even without the OSA invasion, the clinic is STILL assaulted by hundreds of local zealots… and the court-imposed buffer zone that keeps it all from swamping the patients is only in place during the OSA invasion which ends this weekend. Problem is, this clinic needs a permanent buffer because the assaults WILL continue. The state only granted the buffer zone this week because the world is watching. Let them know we’re still watching—and give the clinic a PERMANENT BUFFER! 

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#ExposeFakeClinics

For the final #ExposeFakeClinics Week of Action day, NARAL Ohio organized not one – but TWO protests in the Buckeye State. Watch their FB live here! These Fake Clinics aren’t going to expose themselves (or are they?), so we have to keep fighting! Save exposefakeclinics.com on your browser, and keep writing (and upvoting) those accurate reviews and share the links on social media so we can all click and upvote! You can actually make a difference one click at a time!

 

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 18th, 2017

Just Another Tuesday: More Unconfirmed Science and Shaming Tactics

REMORSE CODE: Here’s the latest on the much-hyped “abortion regret” meme. As we’ve been telling you for some time, anti-choice crusaders love to push the lie that that there is widespread regret among people who choose abortion. And they like to use a scientifically bogus “abortion pill reversal” myth to frame their scheme. A San Diego doctor claims that he can “reverse” the increasingly popular medication abortion procedure after the patient has taken one pill of the two-pill process. There is a lag of one to two days between taking the pills. Here are the facts—he can’t. A certain percentage of abortions will fail in any case if the second pill is not taken. And here’s another fact—abortion patients do NOT change their mind halfway through. And the whole notion of “abortion regret” is being cynically manipulated by anti-choice people. Certainly there are a lot of conflicting emotions involved in any major life decision, but actual studies show that by far the most common emotion following an abortion is simply relief. The Anti’s need to stop trying to replace that relief with regret through their shaming tactics. 

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The List of Things That Hurt Pregnant People Is Getting Super F*cking Long

COUNTRY MATTERS: If every pregnant person deserves the right to choice, then those that choose to go through with their pregnancy deserve the right to accessible and affordable maternity care. And increasingly, that’s just not available in rural areas. Due to declining population, 80 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and over 200 maternity wards shut down between 2004 and 2014. Over half of rural counties in America don’t have hospital-based obstetrics. Mothers have less access to prenatal care, and the US infant mortality rate is the worst among developed countries. We need to value motherhood by making it voluntary AND safe for those who choose it!

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Iowa’s Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain (but not for women, duh)

CRUSHING WAIT: Legal teams defending abortion rights in IOWA have a message for conservative lawmakers in that state—they be trippin’ if they think they can force those seeking abortions to make multiple trips to the clinic. Iowa has imposed a 72-hour waiting period for abortion procedures—forcing many in the largely rural state to travel long distances for more than one clinic visit. And right now lawyers for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa are busy arguing a court case over these restrictions, pointing out that the waiting period puts an undue burden on poor women who can’t afford the travel or missed work. Waiting periods are one of the oldest tricks in the anti-choice book, but the clowns who oppose reproductive rights are still good at pulling out their old tricks along with all the new ones. Thanks to all of the legal eagles who keep up the fight against them! 
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Florida Has the Chance to do This Right, Don’t Florida This, Florida!

MORE WAIT PROBLEMS! Meanwhile, FLORIDA is dealing with its own 24-hour mandatory waiting period for an abortion. That 2015 law has been put on hold by the Florida Supreme Court, but a judge is hearing arguments on it this week. Like even longer forced waits in other states, the law forces patients to make at least one extra trip to the clinic—for people who are hard-pressed for the time and money. Don’t let uterus-occupying bullies wait you out! Props to Gainsville Woman Care for taking this case on! 

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 #WeShowUp – Rosé Salute To Illinois Activists 

TAKING ON THE GORE-GOYLES: What’s worse than an unwanted dick pick in your inbox? How about a bloody fetus on your commute? Yep, the nasty GORE-GOYLES who haunt busy intersections by waving bloody images of medical procedures were at it again, this time in Mokena, ILLINOIS. But once again they were met with SHEROIC counter-protesters who parried their SHOCK & SCHLOCK tactics with cold hard TRUTH! You can’t argue with a gory propaganda poster, but you can let the public know that there are people willing to stand up to this kind of intimidation and harassment. A huge shout out to everybody who is out there countering the gruesome message of the anti-choice ghouls! Let’s leave no gory fetus pic unanswered! 

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

LPJL’s Pittsburgh stop means drinks with the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center was a blast. We love our Indie providers and we’re so lucky to be able to take them out for a burger and a beer – or maybe a few beers because it seems we uterus tattooed everything in sight.

 Today we take our first action in the CPC campaign AND DID IT LIVE ON FB to show folks how easy it is to make a difference!

Plus Jill Sobule comes today for A SECOND ACTION and for our Pittsburgh show tomorrow night!!  If you are in the Burgh, come and join us at Mr Smalls Wednesday, doors 7pm.

  

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 11th, 2017

Sweden-ing the Deal Post Global Gag Insanity!

Our friends in SWEDEN are helping to loosen the Trump-imposed “Global Gag Rule” by putting their Kronor where their mouth is. They’re giving money for family planning and safe abortion to organizations that are telling Trump to stuff it! The Gag Rule is invoked by Republican presidents—it prohibits U.S. funding to international healthcare organizations that even mention abortion. Well, Sweden is sweeting the pot by making $20 million available to organizations that refuse to follow Trump’s Gag Rule, and they’ll turn down sexual health care funding to any organizations that go along with Trump. THANK YOU, SWEDEN! JAASSS DROTTNING! (That’s Swedish for YAASSS QUEEN! Or as close as Google translate will allow.)

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Toledo Sidewalk Sickos Might Soon Lose Their Freedom Of Sp- Oops, Freedom of Harassment

(UN)HOLY TOLEDO! Toledo, Ohio may soon tell anti-abortion holy rollers they can’t roll over other people’s rights anymore. The city is considering making it a misdemeanor to impede access to a healthcare facility—including Toledo’s only abortion clinic. Of course, screeching threats and harassment is a favorite tactic of “family values” types. The Toledo clinic reports people being harassed in the parking lot and being afraid to leave their cars. The law would create a 20 foot buffer zone. Of course, that’s too much for the Troll Squad, who say it impedes their “freedom of speech.” Ohio has seen too many clinics be shut down to allow these trolls to impede access to those that are still here!

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The “Cocaine Mom Law” is The Most Cheese-dick Bullshit Ever

MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE CHEESE… The state of WISCONSIN is punishing pregnant people with addiction issues—and endangering them and their pregnancies in the process. BECAUSE PRO-LIFE! Wisconsin’s “Cocaine Mom Law” lets the state jail pregnant moms with a “habitual lack of self-control” if they pose a “substantial risk” to “the physical health of the unborn child.” BRILLIANT! This criminalizes motherhood and makes poor people LESS likely to seek prenatal care. It also HUMANIZES A FETUS. The 1997 law is currently under appeal but it’s still being enforced. One pregnant woman was thrown into jail and threatened with Tasers. She wasn’t given access to a lawyer, but one was appointed for her fetus! It all gets back to the “pro-life” LIES that value the fetus above the person carrying the fetus. If you want to support motherhood—THEN SUPPORT MOTHERS!

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If Greg Abbott Gets His Way, It’ll Be Anti-Choice Monkey See, Anti-Choice Monkey Do

DON’T MESS WITH US, TEXAS! Not content with turning the great state of TEXAS into a barren wasteland of reproductive rights, now Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants the state to serve as a model for others to follow it off the conservo-cliff. Texas is asking for a waiver on Medicare and Medicaid that would allow its family planning programs to exclude any organization that provides abortion—which totally takes the “family planning” part out of “family planning”! And Texas Anti-Abortion Advocates want other states to copy this crap. HEY, ABBOTT! How about you AB-BUTT OUT of our uteri!

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

Catch up with the gang on the home stretch of the Vagical Mystery Tour in this exclusive Facebook Live from the Northland Family Planning Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan!

LPJL Daily Takedown – June 28th, 2017

The BCRA is B-CRAP

SHITTY AND SHITTIER: The Senate’s “healthcare” bill is actually worse for birth control than the crap-fest House bill! Under Obamacare, health plans must cover contraceptive services without a co-pay. Both the House and Senate bills make birth control more expensive and inaccessible by defunding Planned Parenthood. But the Senate bill also allows states to decide if birth control is even covered! And you can guess what types of “birth control” will be covered in Missouri—abstinence and prayer! Good news & Bad news: The Senate bill is currently stalled—while lawmakers try to make it even worse!

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The Frontiers of Anti-Choice Lawmakers are Getting Checked In Alaska

CHILL OUT, ALASKA! A lawsuit from Planned Parenthood has finally forced ALASKA to change the cold way it treats those seeking abortions after the first trimester. The state will no longer require a second doctor to get involved in abortions after 12 weeks. And it dropped the TRAPPY rule that blood and an operating room “appropriately staffed and equipped for major surgery” be ready for ANY abortion after the first trimester. Change may come at a glacial pace in Alaska, but at least the long night might be over!

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Spokane Public Schools Might Have a Change of Heartlessness on Sex Ed.

THE FACTS OF STRIFE: Conservative Uter-orcs in Spokane, Washington are trying to shit-can a progressive sex ed curriculum because it was developed with input from Planned Parenthood, because it mentions sex, oh, and BECAUSE JESUS. And they’re not too happy that the curriculum includes LGBTQ issues. One said the new plan would mean that “teachers with religious convictions about male-female roles and differences” could be forced to stifle their bigotry (paraphrasing.) Washington is a great, progressive state, but there are still pockets of douchebaggery. What’s in your state’s pockets?

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Ohio Tri-Masters of None Just Passed Yet Another Fucked Up Anti-choice Bill

COSTUME DRAMA in OHIO: It’s the HANDMAIDS vs. the MaNMAIDS! A bill to ban the safest and most common procedure used in abortions after the first trimester has been sent by an Ohio Senate committee to the full Senate… but not before the committee room hosted a RUNWAY CHALLENGE! Anti-choice forces (mostly male) occupied the front row, smartly decked out in fetus t-shirts, the traditional fashion choice of the intolerant. But the back of the room was lined with pro-choice fashionistas in the very latest VAG POWER accoutrements—HANDMAID’S TALE costumes! SASSY! The anti-choice forces got their bill passed, but pro-choice advocates definitely looked better.

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

YESTERDAY – First stop, deliver some lunch and some LOVE to Family Planning Associates in Chicago!

Second stop, VAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR AT METRO!

Ask anyone how last night’s show went in the Windy City last night and we will bet money they’d say they were BLOWN AWAY! Dina Nina Martinez did a kick-ass job hosting Joyelle Johnson, Leah Bonnema, Lizz Winstead, Alonzo Bodden & Recording Artist K’Valentine!

Lizz wrapped up last night’s show moderating a SPECTACULAR talkback with special guests Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Carrie Mathos, and Dr. Willie Parker!

Next Stop: ST LOUIS, MISSOURI!

The Press is falling in LOVE with the Vagical Mystery Tour. Check out what everyone’s saying about the hottest Resistance Comedy Tour in the country!

An Interview with Lizz Winstead and Things You Can Do to Help RIGHT NOW

On the ‘Vagical Mystery Tour’ with Lizz Winstead

How A Comedy Tour Is Helping Women Retain Their Reproductive Rights

 

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 21st, 2017

Anti-choice Avon Lady Karen Handel Won the Georgia Special Election

You know the former Georgia congressman who said “No one has ever died from not having health insurance?” YOU KNOW, the guy who is now in charge of THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. The guy who keeps hiring anti birth control and anti abortion Orcs to help him shape America’s healthcare policy?  Well anyway, his vacant congressional seat was just filled by Planned Parenthood defundamentalist Karen Handel. And on the same day another anti-choice bill puts a bruise on the peach state. Go Bulldogs!

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Righteous resisters in little rock are kicking some anti choice Arkans-ass

Let’s Call the hogs… out on their bullshit!! The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have both filed lawsuits to stop anti-abortion piggies from running hog wild in the Razorback state. The ACLU suit goes after a ban on the safest and most common method of abortion after the first trimester and other TRAP-law crap-laws about medical records and fetal tissue. A separate suit by Planned Parenthood challenges a law that lets the state close health clinics for being in violations of ANY rule, no matter how minor.

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Ohio is Once Again Chucking A Shit-Brick, Woman-Hating, Anti-Choice Bill Back Into The Abortion Battle

OHIO (HEART) BEAT-DOWN: Lawmakers in Ohio continue to beat a heartless 6-week ban, (which they manipulatively have named a “fetal heartbeat bill”) into the ground. They just reintroduced the fourth version in the past 6 years. It would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be first detected—at around 4 weeks… or about the same time a FUCKING PREGNANCY is often first detected! This piece of shit bill is no more viable than the fetii it pretends to protect. Ohio Governor John Kasich has already vetoed an identical bill. But this gives GOV K-SICK cover to sign another bill that virtually bans all abortions after the first trimester. LPJL HEARTS OHIO! And we don’t want them treated so heartlessly. (Our friends at the Preterm clinic in Cleveland were just vandalized for the 3rd time in 3 weeks.) The Vagical Mystery Tour will be in Cleveland on July 13 to show support. Have a heart and come out!

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

Check Iowa City off on the list of places The Vagical Mystery Tour left its uterus-print! (the tattoos of course!)

Alex English hosted Lizz Winstead, Joyelle Johnson, Tina Schlieske, and VMT Newcomer Dina Nina Martinez!

If  you say FUCK anyone creating/passing legislation to block and destroy access to abortion, YOU CAN SIT WITH US!

Moderation in the Pursuit of Women’s Rights is NO Virtue

A great new article in Quartz puts the lie to the naive assumption that Ohio is a midwestern bastion of moderation with a reasonable and centrist governor in John Kasich. Even “Middle America” is a fringe swampland inhabited by cold-blooded monsters when it comes to abortion rights–because women’s issues are considered a specialty niche where otherwise “moderate” politicians can indulge their hidden extremists tendencies.

Deep red states like Alabama and Oklahoma get a reputation for being festering misogynistic sinkholes where reproductive rights go to die, mostly because that’s what they are. But it doesn’t mean that “moderate” states like Ohio or even solidly blue states aren’t home to some of the same anti-woman, anti-choice tendencies.

Ohio lawmakers just sent a bill to Kasich for signature that would essentially ban abortion after 6 weeks. And since it’s almost impossible to realize the need for an abortion and arrange for one in that time frame, Ohio is virtually making abortion impossible to obtain.

There’s a sordid history of Ohio meddling in reproductive rights. They were the first state to ban the so-called “partial birth” abortions (which don’t actually exist). The state also requires unnecessary ultrasounds, a 24-hour waiting period, and parental consent. And waiting in the wings are perennial attempts to pass one of those macabre fetal burial bills.

Ohio is Mississippi without the BBQ.

And their “moderate” posterboy Governor John Kasich is Mike Pence on Just For Men. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio called him “if not the worst—among the worst of anti-choice governors in this country’s history.” The number of clinics in Ohio went from 16 to 8 under his watch. And he cheered as he watched.

You never know where the next threat to abortion rights will come from. That’s why Lady Parts Justice League watches all 50 states, 24/7, to let you know when you’re being fucked with.