need emergency treatment if you’re pregnant? Fifth Circuit orders doctors to let you just fucking die
and by the way, the shitheads are also coming for your birth control
so, you’re pregnant, and you’re looking forward to the new addition to your family.
but something’s gone wrong. you can feel it. so you go to the nearest emergency room and ask for help.
sorry, says the ER doctor. just sit over there and die.
what, what? you’re incredulous. but something’s wrong and I need help.
I don’t want to go to prison, replies the doctor. now please go somewhere and die.
the scenario above is no longer some hypothetical scare story. this is your new reality. welcome to Texas, where the Fifth Circuit just ordered doctors to let you fucking die.
The US government cannot enforce federal guidance in Texas requiring emergency room doctors to perform abortions if necessary to stabilize emergency room patients, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, siding with the state in a lawsuit accusing Joe Biden’s administration of overstepping its authority.
beautiful. just fucking beautiful.
so now, in addition to forcing ten-year-olds to give birth to their rapists’ babies and requiring women carry to term non-viable fetuses that will die at birth, we can add denying life-saving healthcare to the ever-growing pile of Handmaid’s Tale bullshit being inflicted on all of us by a handful of superstitious religious zealots who were hand-picked by forced-birth billionaires to drag us back to the fourteenth century.
and by the way, the shitheads are also coming for your birth control.
Need more proof that your right to plan your family is in the GOP’s crosshairs? Look no further than the fascist agenda the Heritage Foundation has cooked up for Donald Trump or whichever Republican might occupy the White House in 2025. It’s not just about setting up a dictatorship that will exact revenge on Trump’s enemies: The Project 2025 agenda includes ending universal access to birth control under the ACA, stating that the “contraceptive mandate issued under Obamacare has been the source of years of egregious attacks on many Americans’ religious and moral beliefs.”
“calm down,” they told us. “Roe is settled law.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a real fucking hard time calming down these days.
get angry. stay angry. and vote.
I want the “let’s punish Joe Biden” crowd to think very hard about whether or not they want to give God’s Own Emperor for Life Little Donny Fuckface — or any future Republican president — the opportunity to appoint more corrupt bought-and-paid-for Federalist Society hacks to our nation’s courts.
because you know they fucking well will.
well that sucked. let’s have some good news.
remember Kim Davis? she’s the bluenose busybody down in Kentucky who took it upon herself to ignore the law and refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Homophobe Kim played a very stupid game and she’s been winning stupid prizes ever since.
first, she lost her job.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk whose refusal to sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples grabbed national headlines in 2015, has lost her bid for re-election to the Rowan County clerkship. The Republican lost to Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr., 54 percent to 46 percent.
then she wound up on the losing end of a lawsuit.
A federal jury has awarded $100,000 to a same-sex couple who sued a former county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue them a marriage license, claiming that doing so would violate her religious beliefs.
and yesterday, a judge ordered her to cough up over a quarter million dollars to cover legal fees.
Kim Davis, the former county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses in Kentucky to same-sex couples, must pay a total of $260,104 in fees and expenses to attorneys who represented one couple, according to a federal judge’s ruling.
justice, it’s what’s for breakfast.
finally, get a load of this preening asshole.
oh. my. god.
how fucking damaged and broken inside is Donald Trump?
this clip is from the New Year’s Eve party at Donny Four-Indictments’ own decaying Florida golf motel.
look at this befuddled old rodeo clown, basking in the adulation bestowed on him by the stupidest people on the planet. imagine being this hungry for constant attention.
you’ll note that the singer is very careful to not stand behind Trump. we know why — nobody wants a noseful of Trump’s overfull diaper.
just ask Kevin McCarthy. he’s been there.
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