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    Women are property.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama...st-2019-05-14/

    The Alabama State Senate just passed a near-total abortion ban in a 25 to 6 vote. The legislation provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

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    Cross that state off the civilised list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Cross that state off the civilised list.
    Remove one star from the flag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Remove one star from the flag!
    The Stars and Bars.

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    You know they're out there when they start talking about post birth abortions. How is it that people can believe this "stuff"?

    I also did not see a companion program to help raise the kids - is that something they are working on? [insert sarcasm emoji]
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    This $hit could be stopped in under a month if the majority of women of this nation would unite and the next time their significant others were feeling frisky JUST SAY NO.

    It’d be fun to see just how long the viagra popping Neanderthals could go without any luvin’.
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    NPR had an interesting segment on this; with holding sex. Supposedly, the idea has been implemented in the past in the UK back in the 1600's when France fought against the Dutch. I think I have this right, my mind was centered primarily on such actions were implemented in the past not on the example so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    This $hit could be stopped in under a month if the majority of women of this nation would unite and the next time their significant others were feeling frisky JUST SAY NO.

    It’d be fun to see just how long the viagra popping Neanderthals could go without any luvin’.
    These jerks would just pass laws against women saying no. The old "if you're married it can't be rape" thing.
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    You would think Alabama would want to fight the stereotypes, not confirm 'em.
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    Where's Pless?

    How's he gonna work "liberals suck" into this thread?
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    I want to see the SC strike this down so hard.. This is the law of unintended consequences at work. They wanted to outlaw abortion? Now it's all gone. No ifs, ands, or buts.

    As for Skulthorp, I am not sure Alabama was ever really civilized. It's at the bottom of the list of any and all states I wanted to visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    You would think Alabama would want to fight the stereotypes, not confirm 'em.
    Unfortunately, they're not ot stereotypes, but accurate descriptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    This $hit could be stopped in under a month if the majority of women of this nation would unite and the next time their significant others were feeling frisky JUST SAY NO.

    Itíd be fun to see just how long the viagra popping Neanderthals could go without any luviní.
    Sounds like a Greek play.
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    i can't believe this bill is going to hit the governor's desk and get signed. patriarchy on full display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Sounds like a Greek play.
    Attractive notion, for sure. Yes, it worked well in fiction. Hard to imagine that sort of unity, spread over a nation, or even a state, (not just a city)... in real life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i can't believe this bill is going to hit the governor's desk and get signed. patriarchy on full display.
    Why not, it's what Republicans like to do.Here's Ala trying to "upstage" Ga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Sounds like a Greek play.
    Euripides's play The Bacchae. Would this modern interpretations not be entertaining to some degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc
    i can't believe this bill is going to hit the governor's desk and get signed. patriarchy on full display.
    Shirley yer joking.
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    I imagine Katherine was referring to Aristophanes 'Lysistrata'.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysistrata
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i can't believe this bill is going to hit the governor's desk and get signed. patriarchy on full display.
    The governor of Alabama is a woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    Shirley yer joking.


    just look at the face of this evil man


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    You don't really believe she could get away with not signing it. Besides, she'd be overruled in a heartbeat.

    On to the Supremes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    The governor of Alabama is a woman.
    Indeed.

    But yanno... one doesn't have to be a female to be an ally of feminism (that silly notion that women are equally people).

    Likewise... one doesn't have to be a male to uphold patriarchy. Life is a bit more complex than that.

    There's a reason that the term 'Uncle Tom' carries meaning.
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    Yesterday's US News & World Report ranks Alabama 49th best state to live in. Only Louisiana was worse. However, Louisiana healthcare ranked higher than Alabama's.

    BTW, not to gloat, Washington is #1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Yesterday's US News & World Report ranks Alabama 49th best state to live in. Only Louisiana was worse. However, Louisiana healthcare ranked higher than Alabama's.

    BTW, not to gloat, Washington is #1.
    Thanks to Boeing <G>
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    hahahha, i knew it wouldn't be long before there was a pathetic UNCLE TOM reference. here's your award


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Yesterday's US News & World Report ranks Alabama 49th best state to live in. Only Louisiana was worse. However, Louisiana healthcare ranked higher than Alabama's.

    BTW, not to gloat, Washington is #1.
    Very interesting.... MA was #8, losing points mostly for a poor infrastructure, but was #1 in education, #2 in health care. Alabama, on the other hand, was at or near the bottom of the barrel for virtually every category.... their state motto probably ought to be "At least we're not Louisiana".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I want to see the SC strike this down so hard.. This is the law of unintended consequences at work. They wanted to outlaw abortion? Now it's all gone. No ifs, ands, or buts.

    As for Skulthorp, I am not sure Alabama was ever really civilized. It's at the bottom of the list of any and all states I wanted to visit.

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    from - https://reason.com/2019/05/15/reason-roundup-20/

    Bill sponsor Sen. Clyde Chambliss, a Republican, specified that the law would not prohibit the destruction of fertilized eggs used for in-vitro fertilization, only those conceived within a woman's body. "The egg in the lab doesn't apply. It's not in a woman. She's not pregnant," Chambliss said, in floor debate with Democratic Sen. Rodger Smitherman.

    Just in case anyone missed this, Alabama senator championing abortion bill differentiates between fertilized egg that is deserving of protection under the law and one that isn't: https://t.co/2T9G9QM9Dq

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    This isn't about 'the babies' or even 'a new life' (ie fertilized eggs/zygotes) - & never was. It's about 'owning a woman'.

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    pffffft. that "owning a woman" line is sooooooo old. no one buys it that aint already selling it

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    Amazing. The bill's sponser essentially states it.. and you scoff.

    Not just a river in Africa and all...

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    New motto in Alabama - "Thank God for Louisiana!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    pffffft. that "owning a woman" line is sooooooo old. no one buys it that aint already selling it
    You might be right, today, they are all just potential hosts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    hahahha, i knew it wouldn't be long before there was a pathetic UNCLE TOM reference. here's your award
    And here's one for you

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    These laws are written with the intention of getting to the Supreme Court. They are hoping to reverse Roe-Wade.

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