Oklahoma votes for total abortion ban and penalties for doctors | The BMJ


The Oklahoma state legislature has passed a bill banning abortion “except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency” and penalising healthcare personnel who perform or attempt to perform an abortion with fines and jail time.

1Republican state governor Kevin Stitt has promised to sign every bill limiting abortion.2 The bill will go into effect this summer, 90 days after the end of the current legislative session……..

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So, the ‘land of the free’, is not as free as it was, especially for women who are pregnant.

It takes, at least 2 to become pregnant but nothing is being done to men, but is to the choice of women.

So, an act of minutes can lead to a lifetime for women. It was a long time fight to gain abortion through Roe-v-Wade, where the Supreme  Court said it was  ‘the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction’. But now in Oklahoma and some other States, it appears that they are against the Constitution on the whim of political intrusion and maybe some religious involvement.

The feelings of women are not being considered, surely they have rights of their own body. In some States not even rape is a consideration, perhaps women should abandon these States or even America itself and go to reside in other countries which respect the rights of women better.

Source: Oklahoma votes for total abortion ban and penalties for doctors | The BMJ

Mother-of-one, 20, attacked by crowd in Delhi, India after being gang raped and tortured [Video] | Daily Mail Online


WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Police arrested 11 people after a 20-year-old mother-of-one was gang raped and dragged through a jeering crowd that attacked her on Wednesday in Delhi, India.

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In India misogamy appears to part of their culture which is not good news for women in India. While the Indian authorities say they are doing what they can to uphold the rights of women it does not appear to be so in many parts of the Indian population and this is in many ways reflected in the Indian Law and order system to some extent.

Until the rights of women are really defended and respected in India then women will continue to be abused.

Only India can do this, but they are not alone for many parts of the World do not respect women as they should, as this can be seen, especially in Afghanistan by the ruling Taliban and some other Arabic countries including Saudi Arabia.

However, in the West all is not as it should be in some instances as can be seen with the Met police in London

 

Source: Mother-of-one, 20, attacked by crowd in Delhi, India after being gang raped and tortured [Video] | Daily Mail Online

Thomas Massie: US congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo – BBC News


I am at a complete loss to understand how anyone could believe that the gun message was relevant to Christmas and the ammo reference is showing utter contempt for the occasion.

But then in American the gun is worshiped as a God, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see some in the Gun lobby to depict Christ with a AK-47 and ammo belts.

Source: Thomas Massie: US congressman condemned for Christmas guns photo – BBC News

US supreme court refuses to block extreme Texas abortion law | Reproductive rights | The Guardian


Court voted 5-4 to deny emergency appeal against law that bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity


Is this using the Law correctly or incorrectly or is it just using politics incorrectly or some other.

 

Source: US supreme court refuses to block extreme Texas abortion law | Reproductive rights | The Guardian

The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth : The Conversation


Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors’ role in the country’s founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.

Source: The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth : The Conversation

British-Israeli woman sues easyJet for £15,000 after they make her move seats twice | Daily Mail Online


Melanie Wolfson, 38, is claiming 66,438 shekels compensation from the low-cost airline in a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC).

Source: British-Israeli woman sues easyJet for £15,000 after they make her move seats twice | Daily Mail Online

Why are white supremacists protesting the deaths of black people? : The Conversation


They’re not really protesting – they’re hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.

Source: Why are white supremacists protesting the deaths of black people? : The Conversation

Battle of the Bully: Trump assaults protesters to occupy church over objections of priests : Daily Kos


His all-consuming vanity stung by public knowledge that he had spent two nights huddled in the White House bunker with the lights turned off, Donald Trump decided to show the nation what a tough guy he was on Monday by … walking across the street. On Monday afternoon, thousands of peaceful protesters outside the White House were surprised when, without warning, they were struck by a sudden barrage of rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and tear gas. As protesters reeled from that assault, hundreds of federal police and National Guard forces, including troops mounted on horseback, drove into the protesters pushing them away from the area. All of this was done so that Donald Trump could cross the street and wave a bible. At a church where he was not invited.

Trump’s demonstration that he was willing to put lives at risk to ease the slightest wound to his ego grew even more transparent on Monday evening as it developed that some of those people who were driven away from the church … were the priests. In harrowing accounts, those priests recounted how both clergy and layworkers at the church were working and speaking with a medical team from Black Lives Matter when Trump’s assault began. And those priests recount how Trump’s federal troops seized the church, drove away those who belonged there, and staged an assault on religion that was far more than a metaphor.

 

Source: Battle of the Bully: Trump assaults protesters to occupy church over objections of priests : Daily Kos

Trespassing: St. John’s Bishop says Trump was on church property ‘without permission’ : Daily Kos


As if the man is truly on a quest to be the most malevolent sack of crap in America, it turns out Donald Trump’s gaudy “walk” to a burned church next to the White House didn’t just come with the White House ordering the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to clear a path for the bone-spur-having fascist: Trump was trespassing on church property for the photo-op. He didn’t have permission to be there, says the Episcopal bishop responsible for St. John’s Church!

In a CNN appearance, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde blasted Trump for the grotesque stunt.

“Let me be clear: The president just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, at one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as the backdrop to a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for.”

 

Source: Trespassing: St. John’s Bishop says Trump was on church property ‘without permission : Daily Kos