Thursday Open Thread | They Are Coming For Your Reproductive Rights😠😠

The GOP is coming for reproductive rights. Make no mistake on that.

The recently passed bills in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, and pretty much anywhere where the GOP is in charge of the State House.

Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months

Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground.

Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were then sent abortion pills in the mail. The majority of the recipients live in states with hostile abortion policies.
Women who obtained pills online described desperation at being unable to access affordable medical services locally, with some saying they had considered extreme measures to end their pregnancies.

“The reality on the ground is already so desperate,” said Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Aid Access, which provides online prescriptions for abortion pills that are dispatched to the US by mail. “If a woman cannot access a normal abortion in the US they will do anything to end their pregnancy.”

I follow a poster on another blog named Kay, who is an attorney. She always looks at laws like this through her attorney eyes. She says that the Democrats and all who care about reproductive choice, need to rename these bills not Anti-Abortion Bills, but PREGNANCY BILLS.

Because, this is about the State being involved in EVERY PREGNANCY.

Exceptions for Rape and Incest? Nope.

Just had a case where an 11 year old would have been forced to carry to term under these new laws.

Arkansas has decided to jump into this by passing a pro-spousal rape bill, that allows husbands who impregnated their wives through rape the right to sue to stop an abortion.

May 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm
20 or more years ago anti-abortion people used to run this tv ad that was probably pretty effective. It was an empty swing on a playground and “choose life” or something equally non-coercive. Have to love that now they have no qualms about bringing the hammer down. Because of course now, under our scheme, rape or incest victims can choose to carry the pregnancy. There are no mandated abortions. They’re not happy until they remove that option. If they don’t trust a woman in that horrible position to make that decision why would they trust her with the baby?

May 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm
It’s just shocking, isn’t it? To turn over her body to someone else – like real estate. He has a claim on that plot for a year.

The woman is the only one who isn’t permitted to choose. He can choose not to bring a lawsuit. They can choose to draft these laws and pass them and enforce them however they want. She has no choice. She’s the inanimate, silent object of these laws. The condition of being pregnant opens her up to all these people’s claims.

The woman’s PREGNANCY would become an issue for THE STATE, and allow for THE STATE to define what you do with your pregnancy. Not ‘bad women’, or’ sluts’ or ‘promiscuous hoes’…

ALL WOMEN will be subject to this.

And, let’s make it clear and plain – they won’t stop at abortion.


And, also, don’t be silly that they will be satisfied with leaving it to ‘the states’. I believe the Georgia bill has it so that the woman will be charged if she leaves the state to go to another state where abortion is legal. You think they won’t come after those blue states where abortion is allowed? Come on, now.

Democrats pit GOP against American public opinion on Roe v Wade
Senator Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about exposing Republican senators who won’t admit to holding the unpopular position of opposing Roe v. Wade but who consistently vote for judges who are likely to overturn it.

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66 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | They Are Coming For Your Reproductive Rights😠😠

  1. rikyrah says:

    Michelle Obama Posts Throwback Photo of Pre-Teen Malia, Sasha During Visit to Sesame Street

  2. rikyrah says:

    Seems as if the new Mayor got into a skirmish with Alderman Ed Burke at her first City Council meeting….and, came out on top👏👏

  3. rikyrah says:

    Why should a Non-Democrat be leading the Democratic Party Primary?🤔🤔

  4. rikyrah says:

    The 10 Biggest Cultural Thefts in Black History

    Michael Harriot
    Today 9:30am

    Netflix’s new documentary, The Lion’s Share, chronicles the history of the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” how it became a worldwide hit and—most importantly—how media companies including Disney, kept the song’s original creator, South African musician Solomon Linda, from receiving any of the profits.

    While discussing the film, someone on The Root’s staff pondered if—considering the millions of dollars generated by this song over the span of eight decades— “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was the most heinous incident of cultural theft in history. The question piqued our interest, which led to this ranking of what I consider to be the worst cultural thefts of all time.

    This list was not voted on by a panel of wypipologists or vetted by the American Consortium of Caucasians Be Stealing. Instead of broad categories like the blues, jazz or Kardashian-ing (a verb that combines cultural appropriation and desperation for fame—also known as “Ariana Grandestanding”), we (meaning “I”) chose specific examples that met the following criteria:

    Something was created by a black person or black people.
    A white person or white people took it without permission.
    The white person benefitted or profited.
    The people who created the thing never shared in the recognition, accolades or financial benefit.

    While this is different from cultural appropriation, this list is indicative of how American culture has not only sucked the creative marrow out of the bones of black culture, it also shows how white America will manipulate laws, whitewash history and twist white supremacy into an underhanded narrative that makes the world believe that black people are the ones who steal because white people are too busy being great.

    Thieving motherf …

    But I digress.

    The list is pretty good. Two of these I didn’t know at all, and I’m ashamed because I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about little known Black History Facts.

  5. This sick and twisted deranged thug. Robert Mueller cares about the country. But the whole world does hate him! Intensely!

  6. rikyrah says:


    Barr Says Mueller Could Have Made Decision
    May 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Attorney General William Barr told CBS News that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller could have reached a decision on whether President Trump obstructed justice during his investigation.

    Said Barr: “I personally felt he could’ve reached a decision.”

  7. rikyrah says:

    Yes, Marsai…make those Boss moves, young lady :)

    Marsai Martin to Star in Fantasy Adaptation Amari and the Night Brothers, Will Also Produce With Don Cheadle

    Tonja Renée Stidhum
    Today 11:30am

    Marsai Martin may be Little, but that secured bag ain’t.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to Amari and the Night Brothers. The debut novel comes from first-time author B.B. Alston and the option resulted from a bidding war. Pretty damn impressive.

    Marsai will be starring in the film, but will also rack up yet another producing credit in the project with her father Josh Martin, via their Genius Productions. See, this is why I have resorted to lovingly calling her “Yung EP.” Don Cheadle is also set to serve as producer on the adaptation, along with Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films (Beauty and the Beast, Wonder).

  8. rikyrah says:


    It’s a horror movie, so I won’t be seeing it..but, for those who don’t mind movies like that…

    Ma Proves Why Black Mamas Never Let You Go Over Anybody’s House

    Tonja Renée Stidhum
    Today 1:00pm

    Ma has one mantra: “Don’t make me drink alone.” My response: Don’t drink around her, ever.

    Growing up, black kids learn two major things concerning “other” people, (meaning, outside of the family): You can’t eat anybody’s food, and you can’t go over anybody’s house. Ma is a film-based masterclass to remind you why.

    I clearly remember my grandma and/or mama being extra-hesitant to let me spend the night at a friend’s house if they didn’t know the parents. Or if they did know the parents and they had roaches. Either way.


  9. rikyrah says:

    I am so glad that she’s still competing :)

    Jaw, Meet Floor: Simone Biles Unveils Unreal New Moves in Lead-Up to Summer Competition

    Anne Branigin
    Today 1:03pm

    While your ass was busy complaining about how long this week feels even after having Monday off, gymnast Simone Biles (arguably the very best athlete on the planet right now) was out here being … Simone Biles. By which we mean doing things that literally no other woman gymnast on the planet can do.

    On Tuesday, Biles dropped two videos showcasing jaw-dropping additions to her floor routine. As Team USA notes, the first video she posted includes her signature move, “the Biles,” a double layout flip with a half twist. Except she went on and added a front layout somersault.

    For perspective, “signature moves” in gymnastics aren’t like signature moves in real life (see: the same body roll I’ve been hitting since ’98). The Biles is named for Simone because she was the first—and thus far, only—woman to land the element in international competition.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Sons of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade to Follow in Their Fathers’ Footsteps and Join Forces at Sierra Canyon High School

    Jay Connor
    Today 2:00pm

    Over the course of the past year, the careers of NBA superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have undergone significant changes. While James surprised no one when he took his talents out west and decided to join the Los Angeles Lakers, Wade’s 16-year career finally met its conclusion in April.

    However, the Los Angeles Times reports those aren’t the only changes the future NBA Hall of Famers have on their plate, as their sons Bronny James and Zaire Wade look to follow in their fathers’ footsteps by joining forces on the court at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles.

    As one of the premier basketball programs in California, Sierra Canyon went 32-3 last season before taking home the state championship with a roster that boasted the offspring of NBA legends Scotty Pippen and Kenyon Martin.

  11. rikyrah says:

    #PicnickingWhileBlack: Pistol-Packing White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Couple

    Michael Harriot
    Yesterday 3:00pm

    A black couple who planned to spend their Memorial Day enjoying the beauty of nature found themselves at the wrong end of a gun barrel when a pistol-wielding white woman confronted them at a Mississippi campground.

    According to WCBI, on Sunday, Franklin and Jessica Richardson planned a picnic outside of Starkville, Miss., at Oktibbeha County Lake, a destination for fishing, swimming and frolicking. I don’t quite know what “frolicking” means but I’ve seen white people do it at sunset in Corona commercials and it looks fun as hell. I kinda want to frolic, too.

    In the commercials, one person of mixed race is allowed to accompany the Caucasian frolickers, which was probably the Richardsons’ fifth-biggest mistake, the first three being:

    Being black;
    Going camping in rural Mississippi;
    Not making a frolicking reservation.


    If nothing else, this incident should serve as a valuable lesson to all black people:

    Camping is stupid: That’s why the ancient Egyptians invented a thing called “inside.” I go camping at hotels.

    Picnics are stupid: Unless a church is involved, picnics are always trash. The fried chicken skin is always cold and chewy. Flies and mosquitoes won’t leave you alone. And who the fuck knows where to find baskets?

    Going to Kampgrounds of America is stupid. I don’t know about the company’s reputation but, as a general rule, I tend not to get involved with organizations that gratuitously use the letter K. It just seems vaguely racist. That’s why I don’t mess with the Klan, the band Korn, Kappas, or Amerikkka.

    Mississippi is stupid: Aside from shooting a white person, there’s almost nothing you can do with a gun that’s illegal in Mississippi. It has the nation’s laxest gun laws and an aggressive “no duty to retreat” law. You don’t need a gun permit to own a gun. The state doesn’t even require that residents get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. That’s probably why the state has the fifth-highest rate of deaths by firearm in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  12. My response….

    My youngest boy has a tattoo in memory of my mother on his arm. He got a degree in Exercise Science a couple of years ago and recently opened his own personal training and fitness gym. So you can take your tattoos makes folks look criminal and shove it.

  13. rikyrah says:



    Tonight at 8:30 PM EST on ESPN :)

  14. Liza says:

    So, we should go to war with Iran because this demented, despicable, neo-conservative f*ck wanted to do it when Bush II was president but failed because the US got mired down in Iraq?

  15. Ametia says:

    Mitch McConnell’s outrageous hypocrisy on a Supreme Court vacancy
    Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

    Updated 11:45 AM ET, Wed May 29, 2019

    McConnell knows exactly what he is doing — the pause, the smile, etc. — and how his comments will be covered and treated. He simply doesn’t care. In his mind, the chance of Trump nominating a third conservative justice in a single four-year term is well worth the vitriol he will get from Democratic activists and the negative media coverage his clear flip-flop will cause. And when it comes to his own personal politics — McConnell is up for another term in 2020 — he figures liberals will go all out to beat him no matter what he does, while his statements on Tuesday will be cheered by the Republican base, who could care less about what he said in 2016 when Obama was president.

  16. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : May 30, 2019

    Disbursement noun diss-BERSS-munt

    : the act of paying out money especially from a fund : the act of disbursing; also : funds paid out

  17. Well meaning aides tried to shield Trump from viewing USS John McCain? WTF is this? First thing. Y’all have to stop treating this fraud like he’s a real president. He’s not legitimate. Russia helped him. Listen to Mueller Press Statement. Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.

    • rikyrah says:

      ‏Verified account @DeanObeidallah

      This is the moment in old time TV detective shows where the suspect accidentally admits he committed the crime: “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected”
      5:17 AM – 30 May 2019

      16 replies 39 retweets 319 likes

  18. rikyrah says:

    Ari never stops digging. Always trying to bring us the truth. Spread the word.👏👏

  19. rikyrah says:

    I don’t even know how I found this guy’s Twitter feed, but following his journey with his new animal family has been full of laughs and tears.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

  21. TokyoSand says:

    We all knew this would happen if Kavanaugh got confirmed to the Supreme Court and leaned the Court to the right. That’s why we fought so hard.

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