The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday 228 to 196 that prohibits women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, authored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), bans abortions after 20 weeks, based on the medically disputed theory that fetuses can feel pain at that point.
Two quotes that called out to me when i read this:
“Today, instead of focusing on creating jobs and improving our economy, the House majority is once again playing doctor and trying to tell American women what they can and can’t do, despite what the Constitution tells them they can do. House Republicans need to abandon their war on women and start working on the issues Americans care about.”
“If the woman’s life is threatened, okay, she can have the abortion. But if her health is threatened, if the doctors conclude that she will become terribly injured in some way, it doesn’t matter,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Tuesday. “She can’t have the abortion, because the morally arrogant people in this building decided that their outlooks are more important than her health and her safety.”
Good game government, good game
Pass this around, or contact your local asshat republican who voted for this.
Have you ever sat and just thought about how lucky we are to have disney? It has created so many dreams for people of all ages. Do you ever sit at the parks and watch the kids as they meet there favorite princess, or even if they are going on their favorite ride? The emotion behind their eyes and smile is priceless. If you really sit and think about it, what Walt did was incredible. To this day i’m still astounded and I know I always will be. He created hope, joy, and happiness in millions of peoples lives. I can never say it enough, thank you Walt.
Again: Walt Disney was a raging anti-Semite and racist.
Stop worshiping him like some sort of demigod, cause he isn’t,
Actually, there is no actual proof that he was an anti-Semite and racist. In fact, one of his closest friends was Jewish! Herman “Kay” Kamen was the head of the Disney merchandise arm and a Jewish entrepreneur [x] He never openly expressed any hate against any racial group. Most people would point to “Song of the South” as proof, but he actually went through a lot of trouble to make sure that it was racially sensitive. He had various African Americans in the business to review the script [x].
Don’t believe everything you hear about a person to be true.
Giving him credit for starting a company that inspired the dreams of millions of people is not worshiping him like a demigod. He actually deserves this attention.
Also, ad hominem attack: the qualities of the person do not have anything to do with the qualities of the ideas they put forth. And regardless, even if he ate babies for lunch, what his work has become has far outgrown what he could have possibly imagined.
I would just like to say… oh snap!
I’m not too fond of snakes, but I can’t seem to take the Blunthead Tree Snake seriously.
Concept arts for Final Fantasy IX