Here’s some news on the New Hampshire Forced Birth front.
New Hampshire House Republicans just passed HB 1660, which makes it a felony for abortion providers to perform abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy, based upon the entirely unproven and inconclusive assertion that fetuses feel pain:
SB62 immunizes doctors and medical care facilities from liability for refusing to provide any care or prescribe any drug that might lead to abortion if those doctors or medical facilities have a moral objection to abortion or birth control:
Kansas already has laws that say no person or hospital can be forced to participate in abortions or sterilizations or be penalized for refusing. This year’s measure extends “conscience” protections to health care facilities other than hospitals and says providers couldn’t be required to refer patients for abortion care or to prescribe or dispense abortion-inducing drugs.
I wrote that post assuming that the bill would pass, because, you know, it’s Arizona where it seemed as if no law is too punishing of women, LGBTQ, and undocumented workers. This bill should have sailed right through the legislature, only to be signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer (R-Crazybittertown).
But, it’s not all doom and gloom, Angry Black Readers. I have two small pieces of good news in the War on Women™. First, some news on our old nemesis, Komen for the Cure. Remember when we banded together and caused such an outcry, Karen Handel, VP of Propagating Bullshit resigned so she could nail herself to cross? Well, the latest news on the Komen Foundation is that two top execs have resigned and that the Foundation is in disarray. They aren’t sure how much they’ll be able to fundraise since their image took such a hit with the pulling funding from Planned Parenthood fiasco, and a number of local Komen affiliates have reported that they haven’t been able to reach their goals, either. For example, Jamie Leopold, the executive director of Komen South Arizona reported that its race only raised $200,000 of the $700,000 goal. We did this, Angry Black Readers, by uniting and raising a loud roar over the initial debacle. (Click for more good news)
FORT WORTH — Police are trying to identify the man who entered the West 7th office of State Sen. Wendy Davis Tuesday afternoon and threw two firebombs just outside the door.
Two staffers were in the third floor office when the attack occurred around 4 o’clock. One of them had to leap over the flames to escape, then went to the break room, grabbed an extinguisher and put out the fire.
Investigators said Sen. Davis was not in the office at the time of the incident, but was at her law office closer to downtown Fort Worth.
A staffer told News 8 the Democratic lawmaker was alerted about what happened and that security at Davis’ other local office was tightened as a result.
No one was hurt, but the lawmaker’s office was damaged by the fire.
It’s unclear yet whether or not the firebombing of Senator Davis’s office is connected to her advocacy for women’s health and pro-Planned Parenthood stance, but it sure feels that way to me and to the pro-choice women in Texas: