abortion

Jobs? Sorry, no, we're busy with this abortion stuff

Having doubled down on his lie of the year, Guvnor Pat keeps trying to insist that he didn't break his campaign promise about abortion. The trouble is, everyone knows he's lying. And the Democrats called him out on his lies.

Democrats have wasted no time jumping on Gov. Pat McCrory’s decision to sign the abortion bill, which triples the required waiting time.

Frankenstein Abortion Bill

HB 465, this year's abortion bill, is a Frankenstein Bill. It started out ugly and after some attempts to pretty it up it's still ugly as sin. It's hard to keep track and after the shenanigans of the Motorcycle Vagina bill a couple of years ago, we know it's not over til it's over.

In Chapter 1, On April Fool's Day, four Stepford wives in the NC House introduce a bill to (1) extend the mandatory waiting period to 72 hours, (2) ban any doctor who is not an Ob-GYN from performing abortions and (3) ban ECU and UNC from performing abortions or teaching abortion care. All under the guise of supporting a woman's right to choose and protect her health.

Let's make it three, Governor!

Governor McCrory has done the right thing by vetoing ag-gag and religious discrimination. There are a few more things that need attention - the environment, voting rights, education, expanding Medicaid .... The top of my list: the latest attack on access to abortion.

Attention to this bill has mostly focused on the proposed 72 hour waiting period - which is medically unnecessary and insulting to women who are totally capable of making their own moral decisions without intrusion from politicians.

The ENCSIS Act - A proposal for NC Democrats

With all that's happened with HB 465, I think it's time for the Dems to take drastic action. They need to introduce their own bill.

The Every NC Sperm is Sacred Act would require prostrate and sperm count discussions and exams for all males over 18 and prohibit any state funding being used for condoms or vasectomies. In addition, the law would prohibit vasectomies only when the carrier of the sperm's life is in danger and that records concerning those vasectomies be catalogued at DHHS.

Unfortunate Changes to HB 465

Unfortunate changes were made this morning to HB 465. Other legislation proposed by Democrats, Sen Jeff Jackson amongst them, has been lumped into the Extend-Waiting-Period-For-An-Abortion bill, putting all Democrats at NCGA in the unfortunate position of potentially voting against good measures or voting for the 72 hour waiting period. Either of which could be used against them in the next election

The bill has also been given a new and wonderful name:

Women and Children's Protection Act of 2015.

Who would want to vote against that!

Which religion takes precedence?

The argument over SB2, allowing magistrates to opt out of marrying people they don't like, is about more than religious beliefs--it is about whose religious beliefs take precedence.

This is the same argument the right uses against birth control pills and abortion--they violate a business owner's beliefs and they violate a pharmacist's beliefs, or a doctor's beliefs or a hospital's beliefs. But in caving to the business owner, pharmacist, doctor and hospital, they violate the religious beliefs of the employee and patient.

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