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Dec 14, 2023Liked by Thom Hartmann

This is one of the most difficult articles I've read in some time. Yes, all the news is challenging these days and nothing can be ignored. But, to envision women being sent back to the 1870's, treated as chattel whose main function on this planet is to produce children, is beyond belief. Yet, it could become our reality.

The final paragraph in this report sets our agenda..."The stakes couldn’t be higher and we need to not only pay attention to these behind-the-scenes actions but also prepare for the worst by developing both political and legislative strategies now for the possibility of an adverse ruling and the impact it could have on next year’s election". Those reading The Hartmann Report get it. We must focus on engaging those who pay no attention to what's going on and/or believe this could never happen in America because they are wrong! It can happen, it will happen, and we must be prepared for the challenge.

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I bought a box of 20 coat hangers through the mail a couple of months ago. Was that illegal?

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Appreciate Thom’s fact based historical information in all his articles as well as pointing out the battle for sane policy- making out there for us. But I agree with other commentors that we are in an information bubble of our own on this site and unfortunately the information desert out there in right wing land and the MSM controlled “news” on the airwaves never go into much detail regarding the real world consequences and damage of regressive right wing policies. I am beyond angry at the fascist idiot Republican Party and their power grab to destroy democracy as we know it. Those of us whose parents fought in WW2 should be outraged and voting as if our life depends on it. Is the current generation aware and listening enough to pay attention to the misogyny and bigotry of the current excuse for a political party in their whole -hearted worship of a serial sexual predator/ rapist, conman, and business fraudster? I hope sanity and the rule of law prevails in our country and the younger generations push back forcefully by voting “no Republican ever in charge of anything again “ in all future elections.

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The reason I support free birth control for all people, including pets, is to prevent unneeded suffering. That view goes completely opposite of what the fascists have in store. Since the fascists are a bunch of sadists, the more pain the more pleasure they derived from it. What the fascists are planning to do is more ungodly than doing nothing at all. The rich having about 6 billion people to exterminate on Earth are not happy and they want even more. Bring the babies in and torture them. That is not pro-life, that is torture!

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I suppose next we'll have the American Inquisition. What is that? Well just look to the Spanish Inquisition to get the facts. What I want to know is will John Roberts, Amy Coney Barrett, Thomas, Alito have the role of Tomás de Torquemada or will that be left on the Catholic bishops of America.

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Why on earth has Comstock not been repealed before now? And f*** the filibuster!!! Time to end that sabotage rule once and for all. What positive thing has the filibuster produced?

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The Genesis story still has a phenomenal grip on all of us. The idea that women did not exist originally, and were created from man’s rib, and that they are temptresses who lure men into sin and have great power by virtue of their supposed weakness will not die. I doubt that the overwhelming fear that many religious and conservative people have of, not just sex, but of the mere knowledge of sex and the women who represent the vulnerability of men’s desire is comprehensible to most normal people (hopefully, like you and I).

These individuals, such as Alito, Barrett, Thomas, Mikey J., and the other fanatics pushing a religious agenda are much more dangerous than we have imagined. They have immense influence and they are seen and see themselves as the emissaries of God fighting the evil of non-believers. Nothing is too extreme for them and their corruption and extremism are just evidence of their association with good and with God. To underestimate their ability and their willingness to tear everything down is foolhardy. Liberal/progressives are late to this war and if we don’t up our game and our commitment, we will not recognize this country in the next decade.

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Dec 14, 2023·edited Dec 14, 2023

I suspect that the medieval and Tudor notion of gestation still lingers. The homonuclus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus. a miniature fully formed person in the sperm.

Rejection of the homonuculus, is a rejection of the male, because we know children are mini me's, don't we, that the mother plays no part in the birth, other than to act as the incubator, and that all children are copies of the fathers. (Sarcasm)

These ignorant ancestors of ours, have living descendants, 6 of which sit on SCOTUS, 222 in Congress and 50 in the Senate, and control over 23 state governments.

They knew nothing of chromosomes,. X and Y sperm, or biology.

These fools believe a fable from a book in which some spook in the sky, took a rib out of a man and created a woman. If that was so, then that would not be a woman, but a man, the DNA of a man is XY, and thus anything created from his flesh, blood or bones, would also be XY.

But underlying it all is the misogyny of males, who regardless of culture and religion, even in a so called matriarchy, women have no function or use that than that to be sexual and domestic servant, an incubator and a nanny for the man's mini me.

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Forgive me if you mentioned this. How does the Post Office/FedEx know what is in a package sent to a person? Eg I could send pills from here in France and say it's a book or clothing.

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I suspect the Grand Ole Pedofiles Viagra pills discreetly and conveniently mailed to them will be quite a hurdle of inconvenience along with sex toys mailed discreetly to force handmaid wives to gratify their ghoulish creepy cruel tendencies.

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If even condoms are outlawed, there will be a huge increase in sexually transmitted diseases. I think more men will be getting vasectomies since men will continue to have a choice.

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Late as always, but this time to a favorite soap-box of mine. To really get a broad picture of the horrific sociology for women at the time of Comstock, and detail about him and the politics of his Act, I see there are multiple cheap copies available online of Barbara Goldsmith's book "Other Powers."

I guess marketing was helped by a veneer of it's subject being "table-tipping" Spiritualists, but it turns out that was all in the mix of women abolitionists overlapping women suffragists sold out by Frederick Douglass who decided "half a loaf," ie voting rights for African-descended with penises was to be settled for: persons without penises had to wait 50 years. Susan B. Anthony was prosecuted for voting illegally. (Guilty!) but was not allowed to testify at her own trial, but not for why you might think. No penisless person was legally "competent" to testify in any court, because, you know, females not fully rational humans; not really able to comprehend significance of raising right hand. Offspring of female belonged to husband from conception. If she dragged herself away in fear he was going to kill her, she literally didn't own the clothes on her back, never mind any claim to her children. If a female happened to do any paying work, her earnings belonged to husband or father ab initio. Nonetheless, there were female institutions providing health care, including abortion, and these were some of Comstock's particular targets. The male medical establishment supported his Act because it profited them. "Government Jackboots?" you say? Congress gave Comstock personal status as a special Postal Inspector to go armed and haul in to custody any female he deemed improper. We only have had the right to vote since 1920! Blink of proverbial eye, sisters!

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This has been my worry ever since R v W was overturned by the court, because one can see the writing on the wall for authoritarian government with a White Nationalist agenda, and a Supreme Court that is populated by members of the Federalist Society/Opus Dei. I am trying to get my daughter and her friends to be aware of these things. She is going to University in a country where the abortion laws need work, but birth control is not in danger. Also, there are supports for parenting that don't exist in the USA. I want her to have a choice of what kind of country she is going to live in. Watching rights get curtailed is something that it only takes a couple of generations to forget. Will that lead to acceptance of back alley abortions again, and the criminalization of care for women both with wanted and unwanted pregnancies? If this passes we can expect to see the life expectancy of American women drop.

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Again , common sense has been tarred and feathered by Republican fanatics who will not take up their real

Responsibilities in a Congress that wishes to ruin and incapacitate women .

Have they accomplished any good for people in the course of their free for all reign? None whatsoever.

They only can comprehend taking away freedoms in America.

They are a threat to every woman in this country .

They can only destroy as per the desire of their Maga masters, including DJT.

These people need to be relieved of any expectation of their doing anything good and positive for the people of this country. And be removed from their office as immediately as possible as they continue to do malicious harm.

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Dec 14, 2023·edited Dec 14, 2023

Just some quick questions. How many OTHER vital medications can cause harm to a fetus? Are they going to stop shipping them?

They thought they were clever by saying the states need to decide the abortion issues. Not working in Kansas or Ohio, with more to come.

The MSM have been relentless on reporting about Mrs. Cox having to leave Texas to get compassionate health care. Seems their state Supreme Court isn't very clever either.

The rope they are tightening around women's rights to plan a family and take care of their own health is going to be tightening around the GOP at the same time.

The road to Gilead just may kill the Republican Party. I don't want SCOTUS to use and abuse the stupid Comstock Act, but.....

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Thank you, Thom!

You've effectively lit another fire under the arse of this activist. I'll be mass posting the article and marching orders to call Congress to voice opposition.

Do you also feel as though you're living a bad dream? Most day I do. Surreal times. Ugh!

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