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A Bill Banning Most Abortions Becomes Law In Ohio

13 comments

  1. [6]
    dubteedub Link
    I suppose the only bright side of this is that women would not be sentenced to death for having an abortion like this bill under consideration in Texas would. A Texas bill would make it possible...

    I suppose the only bright side of this is that women would not be sentenced to death for having an abortion like this bill under consideration in Texas would.

    The act of public atonement they are seeking is passage of a bill that would criminalize abortion without exception, and make it possible to convict women who undergo the procedure of homicide, which can carry the death penalty in Texas. Though it faces steep odds of becoming law, the measure earned a hearing this week amid a larger legislative push in GOP-controlled states to curtail abortion rights, in a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

    The legislation is the brainchild of state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington, Tex., who was placed under state protection because of death threats he received when he first introduced the bill in 2017. The Air Force veteran, who has been married five times, argues that the measure is necessary to make women “more personally responsible.” He said Tuesday that his intention is to guarantee “equal protection” for life inside and "outside the womb.”

    If anyone should be put to death, it is monsters like this man.

    11 votes
    1. [5]
      Grzmot Link Parent
      I don't understand what you are talking about, he's clearly the hallmark of a good christian. (/s Just in case). Wouldn't surprise me if he forced his wifes/mistresses into some secret abortions.

      The Air Force veteran, who has been married five times

      I don't understand what you are talking about, he's clearly the hallmark of a good christian. (/s Just in case). Wouldn't surprise me if he forced his wifes/mistresses into some secret abortions.

      6 votes
      1. [4]
        vektor Link Parent
        Oh, you're misrepresenting the facts here. Obviously, this poor man was divorced 4 times by women who just have no sense of personal responsibility for their marriage. Their equal rights before...

        Oh, you're misrepresenting the facts here. Obviously, this poor man was divorced 4 times by women who just have no sense of personal responsibility for their marriage. Their equal rights before the law and independence have made them irresponsible and entitled (to a life without a dickwad husband).

        6 votes
        1. [3]
          Grzmot Link Parent
          Clearly the only rational option is to remove women's right to vote! (/s JUST IN CASE THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

          Clearly the only rational option is to remove women's right to vote!

          (/s JUST IN CASE THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

          3 votes
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            Weldawadyathink Link Parent
            Is that even a question?

            (/s JUST IN CASE THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

            Is that even a question?

            1 vote
            1. Grzmot Link Parent
              I should've phrased better: (/s JUST IN CASE (BECAUSE) THE INTERNET IS WEIRD) or (/s JUST IN CASE, THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

              I should've phrased better:

              (/s JUST IN CASE (BECAUSE) THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

              or

              (/s JUST IN CASE, THE INTERNET IS WEIRD)

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    Pilgrim Link
    The clock is being turned back in Ohio:

    The clock is being turned back in Ohio:

    Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill Thursday afternoon, just one day after it passed the Republican-led General Assembly. The law is slated to take effect in 90 days, unless blocked by a federal judge.

    Now known as the "Human Rights Protection Act," SB 23 outlaws abortions as early as five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

    The bill does include an exception to save the life of the woman, but no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

    8 votes
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      alyaza Link Parent
      i'm really loving how openly theocratic some of these laws are now that the age of civility politics has left the building. i'm pretty sure if another country tried to pass a law like this from a...

      i'm really loving how openly theocratic some of these laws are now that the age of civility politics has left the building. i'm pretty sure if another country tried to pass a law like this from a state of having previously legal abortions it would draw our condemnation as a massive overreach of power and totalitarianism, but when we do it, it's just fine.

      11 votes
      1. [3]
        Cosmos (edited ) Link Parent
        Same people applauding this law are the ones who go nuts every time a Muslim person runs for office, afraid they will impose "Sharia law".

        Same people applauding this law are the ones who go nuts every time a Muslim person runs for office, afraid they will impose "Sharia law".

        12 votes
        1. [2]
          Greg Link Parent
          This all clicked into place for me when a friend pointed out that these people would do (and are doing) exactly that if the roles were reversed - they know this and don't want to be on the...

          This all clicked into place for me when a friend pointed out that these people would do (and are doing) exactly that if the roles were reversed - they know this and don't want to be on the receiving end. It's like a horrible bastardised version of the golden rule.

          5 votes
          1. cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
            Do unto others... before they do it unto you. :(

            Do unto others... before they do it unto you. :(

            6 votes
    2. nothis Link Parent
      I'd propose a bill disallowing politicians to name their bills.

      Human Rights Protection Act

      I'd propose a bill disallowing politicians to name their bills.

      6 votes
  3. NeonHippy Link
    Republicans. SMH.

    Republicans. SMH.

    1 vote