@landofmanyislands
No, not alone.

I post and boost things on a daily basis that are more than that.

And I do lots of things offline. I don't necessarily post about all of them. For reasons.

However, not voting hands power right to the fascists. Maybe you have voted in every election, which is worthy of thanks. But not everyone has. I certainly understand feeling bad, but we also have to look at politics locally and not just nationally. Our power is as a collective.

@alisa When I lived in a state open primary state (choose which primary you vote in every election), I sometimes voted in the Republican primary to vote for the moderate rather than the extreme. (I always vote, but which primary varied. I now live in a closed state and am a registered Democrat.)

I think this article is conflating two things. There's a difference between spending money to boost an extreme opponent in order to get them to win the primary, and spending money to attack an extreme opponent by pointing out just how bad they are. While the latter may also excite the extreme Republicans, it's hard to accuse Shapiro of not trying to turn out Democrats and independents in probably the country's most important gubernatorial election this year. Is he supposed to not call attention to Mastriano saying he wants to make DeSantis look like a moderate? This isn't the election where you vote for Shapiro because you want to have a beer with him. You vote for him to protect democracy.

#FCKTheChurch

"Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday."

Top Southern Baptists stonewalled and denigrated sex abuse victims, report says

text.npr.org/1100616952

@harmonyears2
Religion is the greatest threat to humanity. There is just no other way to say it.

“The same energy that inspired many to stand for hours on hot pavements with signs, make numerous calls to their congressmen, march, and selflessly give countless funds must be the same energy implored to now demand early education, food assistance, and childcare relief,” Kori Porter, CEO, Christian Solidarity Worldwide—USA

This needs to be every single person who voted for the two minority presidents who put the votes to overturn Roe on the Supreme Court.

Funny, though, it's a small minority of anti-abortion people. Most of them say "private charity" or worse, "you got pregnant, it's your problem." Who is in favor of a strong social safety net? Oh, it's Democrats, who are largely pro-choice. Pro-choice people are the ones who are actually pro-family, which means supporting families who struggle to support themselves.

theatlantic.com/politics/archi

@MariaHill
Interestingly, all Republicans did since the Roe decision came out Friday is introduce more ways to squash people's given rights and threaten already marginalized groups.

It's not about the babies or their educational programs would be about paying for education, healthcare, prenatal care, and leave. They're not.

@TonyStark As a ex-resident of Maine I can assure you that Collins is never misled. She is a cross between Rosa Klebb and Dolores Umbridge. As vile as both. Maine media never push her and maintain this “duped” propaganda.
She’s not up for re-election so concentrate on those who are. Increase the Senate Dems and let Susan make tea on her one way ferry ride to Inconsequence, Maine.

Too much mayo now can get you the death penalty.

And that’s what open carry does for society.

And somehow people having more guns everywhere seems like a great idea for Republicans.

Man killed Subway worker over ‘too much mayo on his sandwich,’ police say-
washingtonpost.com/nation/2022

@Sunspot

All these rights are about privacy. Right now, no one but your doctor is interested in whether you have an IUD, implant, get a shot or take estrogen or progesterone pils for contraception, because you have PCOS, endometriosis, bad menopause symptoms, or menstrual migraines, or just don't want to menstruate. What is Thomas proposing? That your doctor will have to keep careful records on why you need these medications to make sure that it's not baby-prevention? Or letting the state outlaw contraceptives and too bad for you if you lose an ovary or have debilitating pain that had been well-controlled until someone brought a court case arguing that you should be forced to either be celibate or carry any zygote you conceive to term.

@TonyStark

It is important to remember that safe options are still out there no matter where you live, including ways to get abortion inducing medication and how to safely self manage an abortion at home, abortion funds to help you travel to a clinic out of state if needed, resources to make sure you find legitimate clinics, and hotlines if you are concerned about something while self managing an abortion or making sure you stay under the legal radar when planning or having an abortion.

Here are some good resources for anyone in need of an abortion, regardless of where you live in the U.S.

A website that gives you reliable sources for where to find abortion medication regardless of where you live: plancpills.org

An international aid group that delivers abortion medication through the mail to people in the U.S. They will even send them to you if you are not pregnant, so that you can already have them on hand if you ever need them: aidaccess.org

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A website that has a lot of information about abortion, the different procedures, and how to get one. It especially has a lot of useful information about medication abortion: safe2choose.org/safe-abortion/

A list of abortion funds by state. Abortion funds can help cover the costs of an abortion and transportation and lodging needed for the procedure: abortionfunds.org

A hotline that can help you find help funding an abortion: prochoice.org/patients/naf-hot

A website that helps you find legitimate abortion clinics in the US: abortionfinder.org

Another website that helps you find legitimate abortion clinics in the US: prochoice.org/patients/find-a-

A website that can help you find an abortion provider and can link you to resources in your area and answer questions you might have: ineedana.com

A link to the list of Planned Parenthood clinics that provide abortions and also information on what happens during in clinic and medication abortions: plannedparenthood.org/learn/ab

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A hotline that is run by a group of medical providers; they can help answer any questions you might have when self managing an abortion: mahotline.org

A hotline that offers peer-based, trauma-informed emotional support to anyone having an abortion at home with pills: reprocare.com

A site that can help make sure you don’t end up at a anti-choice Crisis Pregnancy Center meant to talk you out of an abortion or report you for desiring an abortion: reproaction.org/fakeclinicdata

A document with current best abortion practices from the World Health Organization including the typical protocol for abortion using the medications misoprostol and mifepristone or misoprostol alone up to 12 weeks and a protocol for medication abortion from 12 to 24 weeks. This is for medical professionals but does have a lot of helpful information: apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/ha

A group of pilots who fly patients out of state for abortion and transgender healthcare services: elevatedaccess.org

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A site that can help you stay under the legal radar and guard your digital privacy when considering abortion or procuring/self-managing an abortion: digitaldefensefund.org/ddf-gui

A site that offers legal help for anyone aborting or experiencing pregnancy complications: reprolegalhelpline.org

Another site that offers legal help for anyone aborting or experiencing pregnancy complications: reprolegaldefensefund.org

Another site that offers legal help for anyone experiencing a negative pregnancy outcome (miscarriage, stillbirth, or pregnancy or birth complication) nationaladvocatesforpregnantwo

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Let’s spread awareness and resources and support those resources during this dark time for America. Many need our help.

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She can say she misspoke, but the audience applauded anyway.

"Victory for white life" sounds about right coming from the people afraid that Muslims, Jews, Black people, brown people, and immigrants are going to "replace" them. Force people to have babies they don't want! That worked out so well before 1973.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2022

Want to know why things are how they are? Take a look at gerrymandering.

Elitist SCOTUS judges like Kavanaugh can make all the patronizing statements about democracy they want. The right wingers on the SCOTUS have already made it more difficult for the voice of the voters to be heard.

That's how this is going on in a country where most people want gun control and abortion rights are are getting neither.

If every voter who truly cares enough to save abortion as a right really shows up to remedy it, we can install Democratic majorities in each state legislature and governor’s office. Barbaric restrictions to abortion only last as long as they’re protected. But it's going to take awhile, at least as long as it look to get this way.

Supreme Court Throws Abortion to an Unlevel State Playing Field-
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade shifted the abortion fight to state legislatures, where gerrymandering has given Republicans an advantage.
nytimes.com/2022/06/25/us/poli

@TonyStark
As Republicans seek to strip away our freedoms and liberties
- the freedom snd liberty to choose whether to use contraception or have an abortion
- the freedom and liberty to chose who we marry or have consensual sexual relations with
- we can stop them by throwing them out in Nov., for starters.

How many times can Senator Collins be “misled” by the same people, using the same script?

Senator Collins can join the Democrats to remove the filibuster and vote for codifying Roe and shoring up voting rights if this is really true. If she doesn't, we know she wasn't misled by fraud, but that she was an accomplice to it.

The rest of us can elect Democrats to the Senate who want to do the same thing. Forget about Manchin. His state isn't going to elect anything different and probably someone worse if he leaves.

Focus on winnable states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, or Georgia.

Opinion | How Susan Collins can repair the damage she has wrought-
She broke it. Now she must fix it.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Every GOP troll or smug score settler who is trying to use this moment to sow division among 2022 Democrats wants a piece of the next fiasco.

Unite and vote blue in 22. Don't get hung up on coulda, woulda, shoulda.

If the Republican SCOTUS justices are originalists, the Heller case would be ruled unconstitutional. There no phrase "individual rights" in the 2A. The Founders meant solely well-regulated militia.

The problem with "Constitutional Originalism" is that the interpretations nowadays are bastardized based upon today's political views meaning it's not original at all, just another smokescreen used to promote various agendas.

The idea for right-wingers was to construct a modern idealized conservative state and pretend that it existed when the Constitution was signed. Then use that pretend world to justify whatever conservatives want.

The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’-
politico.com/news/magazine/202

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