Open Thread | Fighting the Fight for Body Autonomy

Ever since the Dobbs decision, there are those in the medical field in Blue States doing what they can to help those in Red States.

Blue-state doctors launch abortion pill pipeline into states with bans

A new procedure adopted in mid-June by one of the largest abortion pill suppliers, Europe-based Aid Access, now allows U.S. medical professionals in certain Democrat-led states that have passed abortion “shield” laws to prescribe and mail pills directly to patients in antiabortion states.

The result is a new pipeline of legally prescribed abortion pills flowing into states with abortion bans. In less than a month, seven U.S.-based providers affiliated with Aid Access — including the Hudson Valley doctor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she was concerned for her safety — have mailed 3,500 doses of abortion pills to people in antiabortion states, according to Aid Access, putting just this small group alone on track to help facilitate at least 42,000 abortions in restricted states over the next year. If more doctors and nurses sign up, as current providers hope they will, the numbers could climb far higher.

“Everything I’m doing is completely legal,” the Hudson Valley doctor said, her family’s ping-pong table covered with abortion pills bound for the South and Midwest, where abortion has been largely illegal since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

“Texas might say I’m breaking their laws, but I don’t live in Texas.”


“One state can extradite if a person commits the crime in the state, then flees,” Kay said. “But no one is fleeing here. You are just sitting in your office in New York.”


“We’re medical providers suddenly thrown into this world of shipping,” said Lauren Jacobson, a nurse practitioner who operates out of Massachusetts. “Do we write labels by hand? What if we mess up an address? How on earth do we ship 50 packages a day?”

Jacobson concedes that this system is far from perfect. While medication abortion is overwhelmingly safe and effective, she said, on rare occasions her patients in restricted states require in-person care — and they fear the legal risk that could come with a trip to the hospital. In those cases, she said she will try to help them navigate their state’s health care system safely, searching online for a trustworthy provider and advising them on what to say. Sometimes, she said, she’ll go on LinkedIn and scope out the local OB/GYNs, searching for someone who has posted something that supports abortion rights.

“This isn’t normal health care,” she said. “We don’t want to have to do this.”

No, it’s not normal health care. But, the Red States don’t care.
They don’t care, because they could care less how their laws are harming women.
They don’t care, because they KNOW how their laws are harming women, and instead to taking back these laws, or even going back seriously to see if they can improve them..
you have some states who are now dismantling the process by which Maternal Mortality Rates are measured. I mean, one Red State has just zeroed out, in their state’s budget, the way that they keep track of Maternal Mortality rates.

Then, you have the states that are mad that the voters are organizing and putting on the ballot, measures to protect the right to choose.
In Ohio, they are trying to change the entire way that you can change something by a voter initiated Constitutional Amendment.
Currently, you have to get valid signatures for the measure from half of all of Ohio’s counties.
This new Issue 1 would make it that you have to have signatures from ALL of Ohio’s counties.
Used to be that it would pass if it got 50% +1 of the votes on that measure.
They want to change it that it can’t pass unless it gets 60% of the votes.

This is all done because anti-abortion legislators don’t want for the Pro-Choice amendment to pass in November.


Another thing that the anti-abortion liars are doing…they know that BANS ON ABORTION ARE UNPOPULAR.
So, they are trying to rewrite what ‘ ban’ means. They are trying to pretend that they are doing anything other than establishing ‘ bans’.
They are trying to Frank Luntz abortion language.
They’re not for a National ‘ ban’.
They’re going for a National ‘ consensus’ on abortion.
And, they are not only trying that bullshyt, but, they’re trying to get the MSM to stop using the word BAN when they talk about what’s happening in the Red States.

NO, loss of Body Autonomy for half the country isn’t going away. This issue isn’t going away. And, it very much will be part of the 2024 Election.
The FREEDOM for a woman to do with her body as she sees fit.
Body Autonomy is SO not going away as an issue in 2024.

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38 Responses to Open Thread | Fighting the Fight for Body Autonomy

  1. rikyrah says:

    Love this. They are terrific🤗🤗🤗

  2. rikyrah says:

    Lightening and the Northern Lights …at the same time!👀👀😳😳😳

  3. rikyrah says:

    I have seen the news about the Houston School District FIRING ALL THE LIBRARIANS and making LIBRARIES DISCIPLINARY CENTERS. 

    I just have to continue to ask..

    Isn’t this the school district where Abbott et al, got rid of the duly ELECTED school board and replaced them with GOP stooges?

  4. rikyrah says:

    Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    President Truman seventy-five years ago today ordered desegregation of U.S. armed forces — crucial, historic day that American schoolchildren should know:

  5. rikyrah says:

    Reda (@RedaMor_) tweeted at 9:12 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    BREAKING: Lawyers for former President Trump have arrived at special counsel Jack Smith’s offices for a meeting as potential January 6th indictment looms

  6. rikyrah says:

    EMILYs List (@emilyslist) tweeted at 10:00 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    VP @KamalaHarris said it best- “Let us not be seduced into believing that somehow we will be better if we forget. We will be better if we remember. We will be stronger if we remember.”

  7. rikyrah says:

    under the jail

    Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) tweeted at 9:57 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    A prison nurse has been found guilty of sexually assaulting 9 women in the custody of Oregon’s only female prison. Tony Daniel Klein, 38, would fabricate reasons to get women alone so he could rape them.

    This should be much bigger news.

  8. rikyrah says:

    RIP 🙏🏽 😞 😢

    And, she was right.

    Dr Robert Bohan (@RobertBohan) tweeted at 2:00 PM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    By the time Sinéad O’Connor sang this (1992) some 70,000 children had been sexually abused by Catholic priests & brothers in Ireland. The state, media, bishops, cardinals & pope had covered it up. She was scorned.

  9. rikyrah says:

    lips so pursed.

    Aaron T. Starks 🌊 (@StarkyLuv73) tweeted at 0:11 PM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    Ice Cube trashing Obama while driving Tucker Carson around South Central is such epic coonery, I don’t think he can recover.

    HoTeps are *dangerous*

  10. rikyrah says:

    clap clap clap

    Marcus (@memphis_marcus) tweeted at 11:50 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    DOJ launches civil probe into Memphis police after Tyre Nichols killing @tamisawyer @sylamore1

  11. rikyrah says:

    tee hee hee

    Nancy Levine Stearns ❎ (@nancylevine) tweeted at 10:03 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    “Stefanie Lambert was a defense attorney with financial woes before seizing on the election-denial movement for new business. Now she faces potential disbarment and a criminal investigation…”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) tweeted at 9:57 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    NEW: Stephanie Lambert has been INDICTED in Michigan for tampering with voting machines in 2020 on behalf of Donald trump

  13. rikyrah says:

    Jeff Zients (@WHCOS) tweeted at 9:54 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    BIDENOMICS: “Efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to bring semiconductor manufacturing back to the United States are boosting factory construction.”

  14. rikyrah says:


    JP Collins (@prof_jpc) tweeted at 7:01 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    New:  Four new judicial nominees, including nominees for the Seventh and Tenth Circuits:  

    JP Collins (@prof_jpc) tweeted at 7:14 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    There’s a lot to like about these new nominees.  First, they’re both to seats in Red states. Although blue slips are not required, my understanding is that they will be returned on both nominees, ensuring confirmation without drama.  1/x

  15. rikyrah says:

    The Biden Accomplishments Guy (on Threads) (@What46HasDone) tweeted at 0:14 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    The funny thing about this is that Manchin has basically disowned the Inflation Reduction Act (he threatened to vote to repeal it) because the Biden administration has maximized the climate impact while inplementing it.

  16. rikyrah says:


    Acyn (@Acyn) tweeted at 9:41 AM on Thu, Jul 27, 2023:
    Lieu: Growth is up, consumer confidence is up, inflation is down. This is bidenomics. It did not happen by accident. When Democrats were in control last term, we passed laws to grow our economy.. What are Republicans focused on? Putting women in jail for concealing abortions

  17. rikyrah says:

    Interesting how we’re just finding this out

    Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) tweeted at 9:21 PM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    New: McConnell had a previously undisclosed fall at Reagan airport on July 14, according to a person who witnessed the incident. McConnell has also been getting around crowded areas with a wheelchair lately. NBC first reported the fall tonight.

  18. rikyrah says:

    He breaks it down like a fraction


  19. rikyrah says:

    Florida Chris (@chrislongview) tweeted at 6:51 AM on Mon, Jul 24, 2023:
    “Diluting the horrors of slavery does not serve or protect children. It deprives them of the liberating power of knowledge, and a comprehensive education that readies them to shape the future by understanding the past.”

  20. rikyrah says:

    John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) tweeted at 5:42 AM on Mon, Jul 24, 2023:
    I hate saying this. People don’t like hearing it. But the facts show the overwhelming majority of child abusers and sexual predictors are:
    – straight
    – white
    – male
    – Christian
    – republicans
    Who almost certainly watch Fox and right-wing media. #SWMCR

    Virtually never LGBTQ.

  21. rikyrah says:

    NBC News (@NBCNews) tweeted at 6:45 AM on Mon, Jul 24, 2023:
    Starting treatment for multiple sclerosis early — before symptoms even begin — could possibly delay the onset of the condition, new research finds.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Florida Chris (@chrislongview) tweeted at 6:58 AM on Mon, Jul 24, 2023:
    Reality Check:

    Slavery was evil.
    Nazis are bad.
    Straight pastors and priests groom and rape kids, gay people and drag queens do not.
    Someone else’s body is not your business. Worry about yourself.
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing a good job.
    I’m still calling it twitter.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Legal Defense Fund (@NAACP_LDF) tweeted at 1:27 PM on Tue, Jul 25, 2023:
    Today, on what would have been Emmett Till’s 82nd birthday, President Biden signed a proclamation establishing a national monument for Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley. We remember the life of Till and cannot forget the violence done to him. This history matters.

  24. rikyrah says:

    NewsOne (@newsone) tweeted at 0:59 PM on Tue, Jul 25, 2023:
    Amid its new anti-Black curriculum, Florida has approved K-12 school lessons from PragerU, a right-wing organization founded by suspected white supremacist Dennis Prager.

  25. rikyrah says:

    CBS News (@CBSNews) tweeted at 8:57 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    BREAKING: Actor Kevin Spacey has been found not guilty of all charges in a sexual assault trial in the U.K.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) tweeted at 8:45 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    Hunter Biden has already been mentioned at least 104 times *this morning* on Fox News and Fox Business, according to a transcript search. It’s not 10am eastern yet.

  27. rikyrah says:

    From the clown whose whistleblower was a SPY

    The Recount (@therecount) tweeted at 8:39 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    House Oversight Chair James Comer: “For some in the media, we need more evidence … We’ve far exceeded anything that Adam Schiff or Jamie Raskin’s ever produced on the Russian collusion, or January 6th, or anything. But for some of you all, it’s not enough.”

  28. rikyrah says:

    Dr. Genevieve Guenther (@DoctorVive) tweeted at 6:42 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    Right-wing think tanks have written a 920 page plan, which begins day one of a Republican presidency, to dismantle most of the federal government’s work on climate.

    Make no mistake: this is a battle plan. The war being waged is against our children’s future.

    Elections matter!

  29. rikyrah says:

    GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 10:45 PM on Tue, Jul 25, 2023:
    “elon musk buys twitter and destroys it” is not actually an interesting business school case and never was.

    “elon musk’s profound incompetence opens up a new front in social media warfare” actually kind of is.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) tweeted at 11:48 AM on Mon, Jul 24, 2023:
    MAGA pastor Hank Kunneman warns that GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is Hindu and therefore anyone who supports him “will have a fight with God.”

  31. rikyrah says:

    James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) tweeted at 7:54 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    There are 15 patients in the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix who are there because they were severely burned by the pavement/asphalt after falling to the ground. That’s crazy – and not normal.

  32. rikyrah says:

    Pete Strzok (@petestrzok) tweeted at 8:09 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    A more legally acceptable re-phrase of “I am so terrified of what I have yet to turn over in discovery that I would sooner admit to defamation.”

    I think Rudy is about to go through some things.

  33. rikyrah says:

    Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) tweeted at 5:53 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    Tuberville has been lying about his father’s service in WWII for years.

    This is very ugly stuff.

  34. rikyrah says:

    This is a 15-20,000 person convention.

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ® (@apa1906NETwork) tweeted at 8:32 AM on Wed, Jul 26, 2023:
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. moves 2025 General Convention from Orlando, Florida due to Governor Desantis’ harmful, racist, and insensitive policies against the Black Community.

    Please share.

    #APA1906Network #MenOfDistinction #AlphaPhiAlpha

  35. rikyrah says:

    How could (and how would) UVa begin tracking political and religious affiliation?
    Luke Fountain
    Jul 13, 2023

    Conservatives with ties to Virginia’s higher education system say that students and faculty at the state’s flagship university may reflect a diversity of race and gender but not of religion and politics.

    Now, with seats on the governing board at the University of Virginia and the power to do something about it, they have started to float new ideas to change diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, initiatives at the school.

    One of those proposals: Track the political and religious affiliations of students and faculty the same way race and gender are already tracked.

    Leading the charge is Richmond businessman Douglas Wetmore, who Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the UVa Board of Visitors in 2022.

    “How come we don’t have dashboards that track, for example, the political ideology of the campus population?” asked Wetmore at June 2 board meeting. “Why wouldn’t we do that to try to convince ourselves that we have balance and that we’re serving the full range of needs from our constituents as a leading public university?
    Wetmore has not responded to multiple requests for comment from The Daily Progress, but some of his allies did.

    Jim Bacon, the executive director of the Jefferson Council, a conservative alumni association, has backed Wetmore’s proposal with one clarification: The data collected on religious and political affiliation would be used for no other reason than general knowledge

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    You don’t really believe that bullshyt, do you?

    General knowledge?
    Phuck outta here.

  36. rikyrah says:

    Texas A&M suspended professor accused of criticizing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in lecture
    The professor, an expert on the opioids crisis, was placed on paid administrative leave and investigated, raising questions about the extent of political interference in higher education, particularly in health-related matters.


    Joy Alonzo, a respected opioid expert, was in a panic.

    The Texas A&M University professor had just returned home from giving a routine lecture on the opioid crisis at the University of Texas Medical Branch when she learned a student had accused her of disparaging Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick during the talk.

    In the few hours it took to drive from Galveston, the complaint had made its way to her supervisors, and Alonzo’s job was suddenly at risk.

    “I am in a ton of trouble. Please call me!” she wrote to Chandler Self, the UTMB professor who invited her to speak.

    Alonzo was right to be afraid. Not only were her supervisors involved, but so was Chancellor John Sharp, a former state comptroller who now holds the highest-ranking position in the Texas A&M University System, which includes 11 public universities and 153,000 students. And Sharp was communicating directly with the lieutenant governor’s office about the incident, promising swift action.

    Less than two hours after the lecture ended, Patrick’s chief of staff had sent Sharp a link to Alonzo’s professional bio.

    Shortly after, Sharp sent a text directly to the lieutenant governor: “Joy Alonzo has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation re firing her. shud [sic] be finished by end of week.”

    The text message was signed “jsharp.”

    For free speech advocates, health experts and students, Texas A&M’s investigation of Alonzo was a shocking demonstration of how quickly university leaders allow politicians to interfere in classroom discussions on topics in which they are not experts — and another example of increasing political involvement from state leaders in how Texas universities are managed.

  37. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    PragerU, a conservative nonprofit often criticized for downplaying systemic racism and promoting anti-immigrant theories, announced today that Florida is “the first state to officially approve PragerU as an educational vendor…”

    Responding to a request for comment, the Florida Department of Education says that it “reviewed PragerU Kids and determined the material aligns to Florida’s revised civics and government standards…”

    Founded in 2009 as a nonprofit by conservative radio host Dennis Prager, PragerU posts a variety of content online: mini-documentaries, shorts, kids’ shows, and five-minute videos on YouTube. The content propounds Christian conservative values, decries mainstream media narratives, and promotes capitalism.

    In PragerU’s universe, “there is no gender wage gap” and “the nuclear waste problem is a myth.”

    With titles such as “Playing the Black Card” and “Blacks in Power Don’t Empower Blacks” and a roster of hosts that, in addition to (Candace) Owens, features right-wing personalities Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, and Charlie Kirk, PragerU’s videos have tallied more than a billion views.

  38. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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