LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – DECEMBER 14TH, 2017

ATTENTION TOM PEREZ! Doug Jones’s Alabama victory shows that Democrats win as their pro-choice selves. Standing up for what you believe in (and your voters believe in!) turns out to be a smart political move. Who would have figured? This is an important read!  

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Say it all together one more time: IT MATTERS WHO APPOINTS JUDGES.  For the second time in a week, a federal judge will hear arguments over whether YOU can have access to affordable birth control coverage. In a real sense, much of that was decided last November.

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Silver Lining Playbook. A long-time repro-rights activist and Planned Parenthood exec is going to take over Al Franken’s Senate seat! Check out MINNESOTA Lt. Gov. Tina Smith here. Don’t assume that the replacement for Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) will be anywhere near this.

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Too real! David Daleiden and the other FAKE “journalists” who face very real charges over the cooked up videos attacking Planned Parenthood keep trying to delay the inevitable. This time they are pushing some phony problems with the judge who will be presiding over their trial.

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In an attempt to infiltrate your uterus, the state of OHIO wants to crawl inside your mind when you are making your most personal decisions. A new law sent to Gov. John Kasich makes abortion a crime if performed due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Tell Kasich to stay out of your head!

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – DECEMBER 13TH, 2017

Have you heard? The word is FEMINISM—and it’s only going to get louder! Merriam-Webster (two old white guys even!) has named Feminism the Word of the Year, from the Women’s March to Wonder Woman to the wo5nderful women in the #MeToo movement. Read all about it here, and say it proud!   

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DID YOU KNOW THIS? WE DIDN’T KNOW THIS? You can get birth control without a prescription in CALIFORNIA! Really! A year-old law in CA allows pharmacies to provide birth control pills without the hassle and expense of getting a doctor’s prescription. But few pharmacies are doing it—and this LA Times piece tells you why. Find out why you don’t already know this!

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The Blaze’s Anti-Choice Headline Blares, ”I’ve never had an abortion, but I’ve had a miscarriage. They’re not the same.” But, honestly, if we’re talking technically, when you have a medication abortion it’s LITERALLY the exact same as a miscarriage. If we’re talking emotionally, well obviously no two stories are the same, but isn’t it funny how anti-choicers pretend to be so empathetic while also yelling “NO, YOU HAVE TO FEEL THIS SPECIFIC WAY.”

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Speaking of telling people how to feel, the anti-choice industrial complex loves to scream how “ashamed” you should be about having an abortion, and you know what, we say “FUCK NO YOU DON’T.” Cecile Richards thinks women should be sharing their abortion stories, because that’s what helps create a dialogue. And frankly, we couldn’t agree more. SHOUT YOUR ABORTION.

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Inspection becomes harassment in OHIO. This on-the-fucking-money letter from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio puts the lie to how Governor John “But I’m a Moderate Republican” Kasich has weaponized health inspections to target abortion clinics. This is a must read!

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – DECEMBER 12TH, 2017

The Yellow Brick Road to victory! Remember LPJL painted the path to Hartford GYN bright yellow because a phony “crisis pregnancy center” was lurking just steps away? Now the city of Hartford is going to require those FAKES to stop using false and deceptive practices. And that is literally their business model! Read this, and celebrate with one for the road!

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Just the FACTS! Then you need to know this: The whole idea of holding these fraudulent non-clinics to account is in danger. They’ve taken the state of California to court over that state’s attempts to rein in their lies and fakery. And it’s now before the Supreme Court—here’s a great rundown of where things stand, courtesy of SCOTUSblog.

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ALERT! Not every line of attack goes through the Supreme Court. Here’s the latest tactic to undermine abortion access. It’s so under the radar that it only shows up on rightwing propaganda sites and YOU need to know about it!  There’s a huge effort to shut down clinics by pressuring and threatening medical waste disposal companies to stop dealing with clinics, making it impossible for the clinics to operate. Here’s the dirt on their scheme in their own words!

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In a variation on that plot, Texas is trying to harass clinics by forcing them to dispose of fetal remains by either cremation or burial! So they want this medical waste to either have a complete funeral… or fester in a dumpster because no waste company will take it. Breathtaking! Here’s the lowdown on the 6-feet under approach.

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Department of DUH! Here’s the right-rag Daily Caller freaking out over the fact that a British doctor says women should be able to take their abortion pills at home. WTF? THAT’s HOW THEY WORK, Geniuses! I know these dicks would rather have women just take the pills directly in a jail cell, but we’re not quite there, yet.

 

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – DECEMBER 8TH, 2017

Anti-choice ratfuck Trent Franks, the Arizona Congressharasser has chosen to resign from the House rather than face an ethics smackdown for sexual harassment! Franks, the slimeball behind the House’s recent attempt to ban abortion after 20 weeks is unable to use the magic “R” after his name to be immune from the consequences of his treatment of women. That’s a first.

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Speaking of sexual harassers, Ginny Thomas, the wife of  Clarence Thomas, (patron saint of sexual misconduct) just presented an “impact award” to sleaze peddler James O’Keefe of “Project Veritas” —right after O’Keefe’s epic fail in trying to frame a Washington Post reporter in an attempt to protect child molester Roy Moore. BTW, she also found time to honor Sean Hannity. We guess the group, Unite For Purpose, unites for the purpose of dunking on themselves.

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Just how badly are your reproductive rights being fucked with? The Daily Dot just created this handy list of abortion restrictions IN ALL 50 STATES! It’s all here—the should-be-better, the bad, and the downright Texas. And yes, this WILL be on the test! Hell, this IS the test.

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Why is JEFF SESSIONS investigating Planned Parenthood? If you guessed “because they’re Planned Parenthood,” you’re on the right track. Get all the nasty details in this great piece from Bustle.

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Does this board position at a fake clinic make my conflict of interest look fat? You MUST read this Rewire exposé of Texas lawmakers who are also serving on the boards of phony Crisis Pregnancy Centers—that get taxpayer money courtesy of these same lawmakers.

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – December 7th, 2017

Al Franken resigns putting people over politics. Let’s put an end to “Everybody but Donald Trump and Roy Moore,” and demand justice for everyone. Like right now.

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BREAKING NEWS! —telling people not to fuck isn’t working all that well. Oh, and neither is rebranding it as “Youth Empowerment.” The Hill looks at all the ways that “abstinence only” is a limp conservative wet dream. 

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Another news flash from conservative media! Townhall says that Grandma and Grandpa have nobody to take to Chuck E Cheese’s because liberals have killed all the babies! Seriously! This is what we’re dealing with, people!

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Meanwhile, back on Planet Reality, Trump’s rollback of Obamacare’s birth control benefits is sparking a backlash from YOU! Who would’ve thought that depriving millions of reproductive choice would make anyone upset? This Rewire piece is a must-read.

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And finally, anti-choice Zootopia rip-off comics are a thing, evidently. Because why not, when they’ve created a world where reproductive choice is some kind of grandchild genocide and they think they can prevent teen pregnancies with disapproving looks. Welcome to their cartoon universe.

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – December 6th, 2017

The Silence Breakers—Time’s Person of the Year is all women who speak out. And that kicks ass, especially considering that last year’s Person of the Year was a serial groper who bragged about sexually assaulting women.

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You might want to celebrate that Time Person of the Year thing by breaking the silence about this ovary-buster of a new tax bill. As Elite Daily points out, it’ll mean the loss of contraceptive coverage, maternity care, and more for millions of women. Do they have to go through your uterus to get more money to the rich?

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We got your broken silence right here! Half a million women tell Donald “Groper” Trump “Hands off my birth control!” Think Progress nails it showing how Trump policies are rolling back Obamacare mandates for contraceptive coverage, and women are speaking out—because that’s what we do!

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Here’s why you MUST speak out—there are other voices out there spreading harmful lies. Here’s a generous scoop of ugly about abortion rights opponents trying to stop our friends at Whole Woman’s Health from opening a clinic in South Bend. Speak up, or your voice gets drowned out by this kind of slop.

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Finally, speaking of speaking out, here’s The Mary Sue on Lady Parts Justice League’s latest video speakout badassery “The Justice League We Deserve.” Just like Time’s Person of the Year, it’s all about YOU and what you can do for all of you. Check it out and check out the video if you haven’t already.

The Justice League We Deserve

From the White House to Hollywood to virtually every misogynistic corner of this country, it’s hard to deal with the freaky shit-show that the world is today, especially if you are not part of the white cis male Creepriarchy. You can’t look at the world without worrying that it’s is going to drop its pants and start masturbating at you.

After the 2016 election my team at Lady Parts Justice League committed even harder to making sure, anti-choice shitheads knew we weren’t backing down without a fight. But what inspired us so much was seeing more and more people who wanted to show up and fight. All of us are the agents of justice and how we use our power will directly reflect the justice we get. So today, my team is releasing a video that gives folks some ways they can jump into the fight, and use their own unique skills, to create “The Justice League We Deserve.”  Leaguers Assemble! OK, OK, I know that’s the wrong movie! Let’s try it again: like they say in the Justice League trailer “Divided we are not enough.” And also, “Oh, awesome.” Look, I haven’t seen the movie yet, I’ll get around to it, but my Moviepass hasn’t come!

In “The Justice League We Deserve” LPJL is  firing up the “Uterus Signal” (so much better than a bat) and offering easy and effective ways to lend a hand, lend your voice, and help build the foundation we need for change in the community. It’s a call to arms, to make your community a better place. Create your own Justice League, preferably one that doesn’t have a 41% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Like in the Justice League movie (OK, I found one person here who actually saw it) we wanted to show that when you work together and have each other’s backs, you win. In real life that means standing up for abortion access, whether that’s by volunteering at your local clinic or spreading the word about erasing abortion stigma and ending the culture of harassment or doing the vital work of organizing facilitating that makes everything possible. You don’t need to be able to talk to fish, have superhuman strength, run really fast, or do whatever Cyborg does. You can use your own special skills to make a difference. And recruit people to join, like Ben Affleck does in the movie!

So watch and share this video, and use it for inspiration. Share it and let the world  know what you’re doing to create “The Justice League We Deserve” using the hashtag #WeShowUp.  

And, you know, for Bruce Wayne his MAIN superpower is having money so if you maybe wanna throw a few bucks LPJL’s way that too is a way to show your commitment to reproductive rights. And thanks for anything that you can do or give—we all deserve it.

 

LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – December 4th, 2017

When anti-choicers were forced to get rid of the laws against abortion, contraception, and gay rights, they just found new ways of blocking those things with volunteer bigots and thugs. Newsweek explains why having abortion be legal isn’t the same as having abortion be available. Get woke: what you don’t know WILL kill you.

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Ugly mobs—is there really any other kind? Anti-choice mob scenes are intentionally staged to frighten patients away from the care they need. This Rewire story about clinic protests in Charlotte shows how anti-choice agitators win by intimidating patients even if the counter-protest is bigger.

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Anti-choice lunacy takes another swan dive into the septic tank of blood-soaked rhetoric. How many terms for “dismemberment” are there? Count them in this National Review gore-fest. We can’t remind you enough that this is the shit they make up to ban abortion.

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And we can’t remind you enough why a ban on abortions after 20 weeks is so dangerous in terms of both healthcare and legal rights. Read the story of how one family’s struggle shows what happens when politicians try to colonize your uterus. Informed decisions? The state of KENTUCKY will make them for you!

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Don’t let yourself get fact-over! This fact-fungible Federalist piece from a Heritage Foundation employee should give you a heads-up on the head games that anti-choice propagandists will be playing with recent studies about hormonal birth control, depression, and suicide. Informed choice means not leaving out important information just so you can push your agenda.