SCOTUS Strikes down abortion restrictions that create undue burden

Good News from the Supreme Court for those in need of an abortion. The Daily Beast reports the Supreme Court in a decisive 5 to 3 ruling has struck down Texas's HB2 that enacted Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers or TRAP laws.In Texas had the decision been upheld it would have shuttered most of the abortion clinics and left women in the Rio Grande Valley without a safe, legal abortion provider as far as San Antonio as no regional hospital would grant admitting privileges t … [Read more...]

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SCOTUS to rule soon on undue burden on abortion clinics

The US Supreme Court ruling on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt from Texas's HB2 that enacted draconian restrictions on abortion providers may come down as soon as Monday. What will the Supreme Court ruling on whether abortion TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) like TX HB2 mean for pregnant people across the country?Aron Ra and I got together on the Ra-Men Podcast with Heather Busby, the Executive Director of NARAL ProChoice Texas, to discuss the ramifications of th … [Read more...]

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House Democrat Sit In Comes to an End Now What?

Perhaps House Democrats have decided they have made their point about the importance of passing a gun legislation bill and have ended their takeover of the House floor and adjourned. “It is late,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said at 3:36 a.m., just after leaving the floor. “The House is adjourned.”He added, “We will be back … The Republicans have left in the dead of night with business unfinished.”So where will the gun bills that had been stalled by the GOP majority ruled House unt … [Read more...]

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House Democrats in Seventh Hour of Sit In over Gun Legislation

In the wake, of the largest mass shooting in American history in Orlando that caused the death of 49 LGBTQ Lantinx Americans, House Republicans staunchly refuse to even bring proposed gun legislation to a vote. In this election season, it is all too convenient to not have your name attached to a no vote on not doing anything about keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people yet again.House Democrats are in the 7th hour of a sit in on the House floor. They have had the microphone and … [Read more...]

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If you needed another reason to go to Reason Rally…

More than a few atheists (unfortunately), who are angry at Reason Rally for standing up for Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ equality, are refusing to go. I can't say I will miss the unwarranted hostility because there will be plenty from creationists like Ray Comfort. Aron posted a video commenting on the diversity of viewpoints despite what anti-feminists believe and triggered a bunch of angry anti-social justice  commenters.It's disheartening to see some of the comments t … [Read more...]

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Texas Governor and Supreme Court Prioritize Bathrooms over Classrooms

Sorry Texans! The priority in education for Texas government is to stop transgender students from using the appropriate bathroom. Our Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, called this week for the resignation of Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner allowing the district's transgender students to choose their own bathroom. “Without any discussion with parents, board members, principals, and other community leaders, Dr. Scribner’s unilateral action underscores this lack of fitness to hold his position as s … [Read more...]

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Feelin’ Berned

Call me what you will, but this is my position. I have given this a helluva lotta thought over the last several months, and I'm completely sincere in what I say. Every single person I personally know is a Bernie supporter -including people who normally vote Republican. How could any sane or rational person vote Republican in THIS election? I have only ever met only one person in person who said they would vote for Hillary, but that was back when Bernie first announced his candidacy. So that … [Read more...]

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Joycelyn Elders Approves of Sander’s Marijuana Legalization Plan

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is most known for taking stances such as support for comprehensive sex education that included education on masturbation that were not just controversial with the general public, but during the Clinton administration as well. She also received disapproval during her tenure for saying that marijuana legalization should be studied. A pediatrician, Dr. Elders served as Surgeon General in the Clinton administration. In 1993, she opined that drug legalization … [Read more...]

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The Hateful Voter

Although support for same-sex marriage has risen from 39 percent in 2001 to 55 percent in 2015, GOP candidates are still running their homophobic credentials to court evangelical voters. Republicans face an aging base at the polls that lags behind the country in same-sex marriage acceptance at 32 percent. Religious belief also plays a role in shaping the political landscape for GOP candidates.The top GOP presidential candidates beliefs on the matter reflect the majority of their … [Read more...]

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Making it through the GOP Debates

I really appreciate the people, who are going the distance on watching the GOP debates especially. It takes real determination to wade through all that. There is another one for the good people of New Hampshire tonight.   It's important for me and everyone, who feels the same to get as many people to watch them as possible. I live in Texas, and we haven't seceded yet, but we are the canaries in the coal mine for just how bad the GOP has gotten. Even here there are people, who don't get how bad … [Read more...]

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