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Record-Low 38% Extremely Proud to Be American


Record-Low 38% Extremely Proud to Be American


38% are "extremely" and 27% "very" proud to be Americans

Extreme pride at new lows for Republicans (58%), independents (34%)

Democrats' 26% extreme pride near record low
Posted by Demovictory9 | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 06:28 PM (3 replies)

Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion, (jail or death penalty)

Inside the Extreme Effort to Punish Women for Abortion
Abortion “abolitionists” are the outer edge of the anti-abortion movement. They’re looking to gain followers after the decision to overturn Roe, unsettling mainstream anti-abortion groups.

Hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, a man with a wiry, squared-off beard and a metal cross around his neck celebrated with his team at a Brazilian steakhouse. He pulled out his phone to livestream to his followers.

“We have delivered a huge blow to the enemy and to this industry,” the man, Jeff Durbin, said. But, he explained, “our work has just really begun.”

“Even the states that have trigger laws,” which ban abortion at conception without exceptions for rape or incest, did not go far enough, Mr. Durbin, a pastor in the greater Phoenix area, said. “They do not believe that the woman should ever be punished.”

Resistance to “the question of whether or not people who murder their children in the wombs are guilty,” he said, “is going to have to be something we have to overcome, because women are still going to be killing their children in the womb.”

Even as those in the anti-abortion movement celebrate their nation-changing Supreme Court victory, there are divisions over where to go next. The most extreme, like Mr. Durbin, want to pursue what they call “abortion abolition,” a move to criminalize abortion from conception as homicide, and hold women who have the procedure responsible — a position that in some states could make those women eligible for the death penalty. That position is at odds with the anti-abortion mainstream, which opposes criminalizing women and focuses on prosecuting providers.


About one in three American adults believe that, if abortion is illegal, women who have the procedure should serve jail time or pay a fine or do community service, according to a Pew Research Center study conducted in March. Men, white evangelicals and Republicans are among the most likely to believe that a woman should be punished, the study found.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 06:07 PM (5 replies)

"Beware those who claim to know the mind of God..."

Posted by Demovictory9 | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:48 AM (0 replies)

Child abuse victim, 10, who was six weeks pregnant travels from Ohio to Indiana for abortion

Child abuse victim, 10, who was six weeks pregnant is forced to travel from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion after home state outlaws it under Roe v Wade ruling

A child abuse victim, 10, travels out of state to get an abortion after her home state of Ohio barred the procedure following the Roe v. Wade ruling
Ohio enforced a six week ban on abortion following the overturn of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court case
The child was six weeks and three days pregnant, making her ineligible to get an abortion in Ohio
Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an OBGYN, assisted the minor after she traveled to Indiana for the procedure
Bernard has seen an increase of women coming from out of state to receive an abortion as restrictions in neighboring states are strongly enforced


Dr. Katie McHugh, an OBGYN in Indiana, has witnessed 'an insane amount of requests' from women in Ohio and Kentucky seeking an abortion.

McHugh said she receives between five to eight patients per day that come from out of state with some clinics assisting about 20 women per day.
Posted by Demovictory9 | Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:13 AM (7 replies)

Georgia Sheriff and city sergeant curse and threaten to arrest each other

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 08:15 PM (3 replies)

AZ women at CA abortion clinics increases 80%

Abortion limits in Arizona put pressure on clinics in Southern California

Paul Sisson - The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Jul 1, 2022 Updated 15 min ago

SAN DIEGO — Suspension of most abortions in Arizona is already putting significant pressure on medical clinics in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties.

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, which operates 19 health centers in those three counties, said Wednesday that Arizona women have scheduled 175 appointments at its various locations since the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years.

It’s a massive increase given that just 13 abortions were scheduled by Arizona women during the corresponding four-day period one week earlier.

The influx of appointments from Arizona has increased the overall number of abortions to be performed by the Planned Parenthood Southwest clinics by 77%.


Some, the physician said, are starting to arrive without appointments. One woman, she said, arrived at a local clinic close to the San Diego International Airport from Arizona.

“She had done all of her research and looked at abortion clinics that could serve her closest to an airport,” Marengo said. “She came very humbly and said, ‘I understand that I have the means to travel by air, I’m able to take the time off work, I’m able to pay for this abortion, and I see the gravity of knowing that so many folks don’t have that option.’”

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:28 PM (1 replies)

Breaking -2 Kentucky cops and k9 dog killed. 5 cops injured. Shootout with domestic violence suspect


At least two Kentucky cops and a K9 are killed and five more officers are injured in shootout with domestic violence suspect, 49, who barricaded himself inside home with wife and daughter

Lance Storz, 49, opened fire on deputies in Allen, Kentucky, off US 23, when they tried serving a court-issued warrant on a domestic violence incident on Thursday at around 5 p.m., police said.

Storz, appeared before a judge via video on Friday morning. He has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of murder of a police officer and a first-degree assault on a service animal. A judge has set his bond at $10 million, WKYT reported.

Alabama tries to apply abortion ban to other realms (to ban transgender medication)

mONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youths.

The case marks one of the first known instances in which a conservative state has tried to apply the abortion ruling to other realms, just as LGBTQ advocates and others were afraid would happen.

Critics have expressed fear that the legal reasoning behind the high court ruling could lead to a rollback of decisions involving such matters as gay marriage, birth control and parental rights.

The state is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce an Alabama law that would make it a felony to give puberty blockers or hormones to transgender minors to help affirm their gender identity.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:39 AM (0 replies)

Rep DesJarlais has gone silent since Roe fell - Mr. 'abortions for my mistress and wife but not you'

But in the din of countless statements, tweets, and posts that Republicans released praising the end of Roe v. Wade, there was a conspicuous silence from one: Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

It’s not that the Tennessee Republican opposed the court’s decision. He campaigned on anti-abortion policy, proudly called himself “100 percent” anti-abortion, and is a member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus.

It just might be that DesJarlais isn’t exactly the best messenger on this particular topic.


He won a seat in Congress anyway. Then, just before the 2012 election, HuffPost reported that DesJarlais had in 2000 pressured his mistress—who also happened to be a patient in his medical practice—to get an abortion after she became pregnant.

According to the transcript that was obtained of DesJarlais’ call with his mistress, he told her, “well, we’ve got to do something soon. And you’ve even got to admit that because the clock is ticking, right?”

At another point, DesJarlais said, “if we need to go to Atlanta, or whatever, to get this solved and get it over with so we can get on with our lives, then let's do it.”

But DesJarlais won that 2012 race, too, and two weeks after election day, local press obtained the full record of his divorce proceedings with his ex-wife. Under oath, the future congressman testified that he’d had at least six sexual relationships outside marriage—all with people connected to his medical practice—and that his wife had two abortions herself.

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:30 AM (5 replies)

Kansas racist gets 27 months in federal prison.

A Kansas man was sentenced on Wednesday to two years and three months in federal prison after threatening a Black man with a knife because of his race in order to intimidate him and interfere with his right to fair housing, the Department of Justice said.

Colton Donner, 27, had been driving through a residential area of Paola, Kansas, on Sept. 11, 2019, when he saw the victim, a Black man, walking on a sidewalk, authorities said in a news release.

Donner stopped, got out of the car and approached the victim, brandishing a knife, according to the release. He then threatened the victim, yelling racial slurs at him and saying Paola was a "white town," the Justice Department said, citing court documents.

It wasn’t clear if the man was looking for a home at the time of the incident.


He will serve his time at the federal prison in Florence, Colorado, “to facilitate family connections as the defendant believes that this facility will be closest to family based on the expected security classification,” according to his case file.

“Racially-motivated threats and violence have no place in our society today,” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said in the DOJ news release. “This sentence should send a strong message to perpetrators of violent hate-fueled acts that they will be held accountable for their crimes. Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure living in their communities, without being subject to racially-motivated crimes seeking to drive them from their homes or neighborhoods.”

Posted by Demovictory9 | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:20 AM (3 replies)
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