ppaction:

Last week, the Supreme Court opened the door for for-profit corporations to deny employees birth control coverage just because their boss doesn’t approve of it. Now, champions in Congress are taking action to fix it.

Ask your lawmakers to go on the record now: Do you side with bosses, or do you support putting birth control coverage back in the hands of people who need it?

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Sigh, so as this piece says, “On Tuesday, the Court indicated that its ruling applies to for-profit employers who object to all twenty forms of birth control included in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, not just the four methods at issue in the two cases decided on Monday.”

It’s not about abortion, it’s about the right to have sex safely.

It’s not about the right to have sex safely, it’s about the right of DFAB people to not have babies when they don’t want to. It’s about the fact they can’t stand people with uteri not becoming mommies. It’s about the fact they can’t stand people with vaginas actually using them for the same reasons people with penises do. 

And a little bit about finding ways to undermine Obama because fuck black people especially those who expressing caring for marginalized people.

Today, five men on the Supreme Court said that women’s reproductive health care is less important than a woman’s boss’s superstition-based prudery and moral trepidation about fornication for female pleasure. They ruled that it doesn’t matter if birth control actually causes abortions; it only matters if business owners sincerely believe that birth control causes abortions. They ruled that it’s okay for a corporate person to discriminate against a female semi-person and dictate that she not spend her compensation on stuff that might possibly be enabling sex without consequences, if they believe that God thinks they should.

rabbleprochoice:

Remember that time Hobby Lobby claimed it was against their religious beliefs to provide their employees with contraceptive coverage while simultaneously investing in companies that produce abortion-inducing medications?

FUN TIMES AMIRITE.

I
am going
to fucking
SCREAM

ppaction:

This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice — and we’re fighting back. If you agree, join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

SCREAM MY CHILDREN SCREAM

SCREAM

SCREAM

DO NOT EVER STOP SCREAMING

MAKE THEIR EARS BLEED

SCREAM UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD AND THEN HAUNT THEM WITH SCREAMING UNTIL THEY COLLAPSE IN PANIC

With all due respect to the Justices, they have erred in invalidating the buffer zone as an impermissible regulation of speech. Protesters always have had ample opportunities to express their opinions directly to patients and staff. And the Court also distorted reality when it focused on supposed “caring” conversations from protesters.

In Massachusetts, before the buffer zone law was enacted, patients and staff were often subjected to intense and aggressive harassment. Planned Parenthood in particular was routinely singled out by protesters who went beyond expressing themselves through conversation. They disrupted the operation of health centers by chaining themselves to medical equipment. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the doorway of our healthcare centers, blocking access for our patients and staff. They screamed directly into the ears of patients, jarring them at a sensitive moment — when they were en route to a private medical appointment.

This volatile, unsafe environment in Massachusetts paved the way for tragedy. In 1994, a man barged into the Planned Parenthood health center in Brookline and opened fire, murdering one staff member and injuring three others. He then went to another nearby health center, murdering another staff member and wounding two others.

When the law was enacted, it was instantly clear that it worked. The atmosphere outside Planned Parenthood health centers became transformed to one of peaceful coexistence. Speech was never prevented outside healthcare centers. The only restriction protesters faced was to stand 35 feet away from the entrance of a healthcare center. Thirty-five feet is roughly the length of a school bus. When someone screams “Murderer!” from a distance of 35 feet, you hear the message loud and clear.

rcsolstice:

choctawaukerman:

Today the US Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts bill that gave abortion/family planning clinics as 35 foot protection zone in which protestors could not harass clinic patients, opening patients to the possibility of harassment, verbal and physical attacks, and even death threats as they attempt to enter a clinic.

This is ridiculous. 

It is absolutely unconscionable that female Peace Corps volunteers who are victims of sexual assault, or whose pregnancies endanger their lives, are not afforded the same health care access as virtually all other women with federal health coverage.

thebicker:

rhrealitycheck:

"It seems grotesque that a woman’s lifeless body can be commandeered by a state and used as a petri dish in which to grow a baby. But that’s exactly what happened to Munoz, and that is what is going to happen to women in Louisiana should Gov. Bobby Jindal sign HB 1274 into law." 

Read more of Vague Louisiana Bill Would Force Brain-Dead Pregnant Women to Serve as Incubators 

Sometimes I get the really dark feeling that if the pro-life movement could find a way to forcibly impregnate women in comas and have them carry to term so they could ~adopt the precious baby~ they would.

Jesus christ I almost fucking fainted (no seriously my chest got hot and I went blind for a second) this is how fucking horrific this is THIS IS WHAT THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT IS ALL ABOUT IT IS NOT ABOUT ~SAVING BABIES~ IT’S ABOUT REDUCING WOMEN TO THEIR “PROPER ROLES”

Republican legislators and Gov. John Kasich added language to the state budget last year requiring ambulatory surgical centers, such as abortion clinics, to have emergency-care agreements in place with local hospitals if problems arise that the clinic isn’t equipped to handle. The law also prohibits public hospitals from entering into such an agreement.
—Ohio passed a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, AND requires local public hospitals to not give them admitting privileges.