• TubeTalkerX
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    466 months ago

    Well don’t go back, they’ll probably charge you and your family.

    • @PhlubbaDubba@lemm.ee
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      216 months ago

      Nah, now it’s gonna be an interstate commerce fight, something texas basically has no chance of winning even with SCOTUS rooting for them

  • @spider@lemmy.nz
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    406 months ago

    “Get the government off the backs of the great American people.”

    – Ronald Reagan

    Well, so much for that…

  • @ATDA@lemmy.world
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    366 months ago

    I left my usual round of asshole political voicemails this weekend. After another call I accidentally tapped Paxton’s 800 number again today and it was not accepting calls or overwhelmed.

    Good fuck them.

    • @FlowVoid@lemmy.world
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      Keeping the filibuster is pretty important. Without it, Republicans would simply have un-codified Roe in 2016.

      Followed by repealing the Voting Rights Act and Medicaid, privatizing Social Security and the Post Office, enacting a regressive flat tax, etc.

      • @Ensign_Crab@lemmy.world
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        86 months ago

        Keeping the filibuster is pretty important.

        …for blocking progress. Republicans don’t have to put any work into blocking progress since Democrats do it for them.

          • @Ensign_Crab@lemmy.world
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            And Democrats from implementing any. Popular progress would make Republicans very unpopular indeed if they repealed it. Just look what happened when they finally caught that car they’d been chasing for decades and killed Roe.

            Imagine if they had to undo the law first and then get the Supreme Court to strike down Roe. They would have taken the same popularity hit twice. Imagine if the John Lewis Voting Rights Act passed instead of being stopped in its tracks by the filibuster. All the fuckery Republicans are trying to pull at the state level would have to get through a popular civil rights law first. But no. The filibuster is a relic of the Jim Crow era, and holds back civil rights to this day. And that’s how centrists like it.

            Since it provides Democrats a way to pretend their hands are tied, they prioritize its preservation over the civil rights of their constituents.

            Of course, this also means they have limited accomplishments to run on. Which is why the only message right now is “not trump”.

            • @FlowVoid@lemmy.world
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              Yes, what happened after Republicans killed Roe? Kate Cox had to flee her state to get an abortion, that’s what. Republicans are doubling down, not backing down.

              I’d rather have small, permanent progress than constantly watch Republicans take away what we gained.

              By the way, state legislatures don’t have filibusters. Having seen what they are doing, I don’t want more of the same at the federal level.

                • @FlowVoid@lemmy.world
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                  46 months ago

                  I’d rather not have the equivalent of the Florida or Texas legislature running the country. That’s worse than no progress.

      • @Ensign_Crab@lemmy.world
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        116 months ago

        Yes, SCOTUS overturned Roe, but they wouldn’t have dared to strike down your abortion statute.

        They would have had to figure out why it was unconstitutional first. It would be greater protection than Roe by itself.

        • @bostonbananarama@lemmy.world
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          They would have had to figure out why it was unconstitutional first.

          Because Congress lacks the authority to regulate that issue, and the tenth amendment exists. Issues relating to health or morals are typically left to the states. Arguing something like the interstate commerce clause would have been quite the stretch.

          • @HandBreadedTools@lemmy.world
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            36 months ago

            The 9th amendment also exists, as do the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 14th. To believe it’s a states rights issue is hilariously wrong, as is the Dobbs opinion. Dobbs is law right now, but this court destroyed any concept of precedent mattering, and the younger generations are in overwhelming support of abortion. Dobbs will be overturned, and the right knows it, hence aspects of project 2025 being partially about stripping all people of the right to an abortion.

            • @bostonbananarama@lemmy.world
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              Dobbs proves my point, not yours, they are limiting unenumerated rights and returning an issue of morality and healthcare to the states. They would do the same with this statute. You don’t need to agree with them, but it’s true.

              Are you going to base Congressional authority on a tenuous interplay of the 1st and 14th amendment and an unenumerated right to privacy? Because the court already ruled against that. Interstate Commerce? That’s laughable at best.

              If you want to make your point you’re really going to have to state where Congress gets authority, because I assure you, SCOTUS would ask in oral arguments.

              Also, Dobbs shouldn’t be overturned, Roe was a terribly written decision that wasn’t based on law, but tried to settle the issue by being everything to everyone. The next liberal court should rule on bodily autonomy grounds, not privacy.

              • @HandBreadedTools@lemmy.world
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                Also, Dobbs shouldn’t be overturned, Roe was a terribly written decision that wasn’t based on law, but tried to settle the issue by being everything to everyone. The next liberal court should rule on bodily autonomy grounds, not privacy.

                Lmfao sure bud, keep living in your fairytale world

                • @bostonbananarama@lemmy.world
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                  Lmfao sure bud, keep living in your fairytale world

                  You strike me as someone with no legal training, who has never read Dobbs, never read Roe, and doesn’t have the first clue what they’re talking about.

  • @Pratai@lemmy.ca
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    My girlfriend just made a cross-country trip from Florida to WA state. She took a southern route across and actually went around Texas to avoid giving them ANY money (gas, food, etc). Yes, it delayed her trip, and cost a bit more, but knowing she didn’t support a bigoted and hateful state government was worth it.

      • @Pratai@lemmy.ca
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        Didn’t want to drive a smart car (what she was picking up) with two cats through maintain passes in December.

        • @RubberElectrons@lemmy.world
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          Good luck to you both, stay safe and maybe get a vasectomy? Sure sucks less than a fat oinker bothering your girlfriend on a necessary medical trip.

          E: lots of downvotes. Troubled about the vasectomy suggestion, or that I mistakenly thought the dude’s gf had to travel for an abortion? 😂

              • @AquaTofana@lemmy.world
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                I think she was on a road trip bruh. Like just a normal, every day road trip. She didn’t want to give Texas any of her $$$ in gas, taxes, hotel, or food. If I didn’t live here, I wouldn’t either, and I openly applaud her for her dedication.

                Not every single road trip across the US needs to be specifically for medical care. In fact, I’d argue that no one should have to take a road trip for medical care. Don’t make assumptions.

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                  Oh, dang. It being an article about someone leaving the state to get an abortion, I thought that’s what this person was saying their girlfriend also had to sort of do, avoiding Texas in the process.

                  But it could also just be a road trip. 😅

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    I wonder if she is considering leaving the state for good. What a dumpster fire.

    I bet these Republic of Gilead states try to prevent women from traveling or moving out of their shithole states next. Or charge them with something when they get back after getting medical care in a free state. We can’t be having these uppity women thinking they live in a FREE country or anything.