“It’s hard to look people int eh eye and say they don’t have a job anymore — not because of anything they, or we, did in correctly or because we weren’t caring for women in a fabulous way.”
Around one dozen clinics in Texas have shut down or stopped offering abortions after Republicans in the state successfully pushed through legislation that requires doctors performing procedures to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
Other laws in neighboring states — such as laws requiring the widening of hallways or the installation of high-tech surgical sinks — have caused abortion clinics to fire workers and shut down.
Legislation in Republican-controlled states counts for half of the 73 clinic closures since 2011. The people hardest hit by the shifting laws: Poor and minority women.
Women who live near McAllen, Texas — many of them poor — will now have to drive 150 miles to Corpus Christi if they want an abortion. Their other option: The local flea market, where illegal do-it-yourself drugs cost around $15 a pill.
Republicans have stopped challenging Roe vs. Wade. Their new tactic: Make it harder to get an abortion. So far, their strategy is working.
More: The Vanishing Abortion Clinic (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Then they acted surprised when violence broke out.
Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. But in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’ What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?
— Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Everyone in the House should lose their seat. What a waste.
Motherfucking yes yes yesI want to reblog this 20,000 times
Now imagine dealing with 80 of these assholes, and you entirely understand the tweets and press releases that have come out of the White House recently.
aw Jason bb
well ok it’s not but
I have reblogged this at least a thousand times
I already have this favorited, and I will ALWAYS reblog it.
These GOP shitbags are fucking evil.
Robert McGinnis in vivid color
Doonesbury cartoons by the brilliant Garry Trudeau
Oh, hey. I hadn’t yet come across something that I would always reblog, but here it is!
Garry Trudeau: Dropping truth since 1970.