Friday, 29 October 2021


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Pack your pistols – no permit needed  - and hunt down those varmints who break the new Texas law:  abortion is “illegal” after six weeks. In a trick to avert a conflict with the federal law, Roe v Wade*, any US citizen has the right to sue the perpetrators.

A doctor in Texas performed an abortion past the time limit. He wrote an article about it in the Washington Post. An out-of-state jail-bird-lawyer sued him.  The suer didn't give a damn about the rights and wrongs, he wants to collect the reward - $10,000.

A friend got pregnant pre-Roe v Wade. She called her shrink in LA. He made appointments with two psychiatrists, who agreed with her decision.  A recommended,  reputable doctor induced a miscarriage. He did a D & C at St. Johns -  a Catholic hospital in Santa Monica. She had resources and connections, but most women who need an abortion can't afford to fly to another state. Two lawsuits against the Texas law failed in the Supreme Court**.  The trend is catching on in red states:  Mississippi has come up with an anti-abortion law. It will take more than a protest march to check this bogus attack on WOMEN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE.

* Roe v Wade is almost 50 years old

** Supreme Court Justices: six  Catholics, one Anglo-Catholic, two Jews

Sources: the Economist, New York Times. Washington Post, CNN, Morning Joe, personal experience


Note: Well, I thought I'd have a lot to say about the issue. But to be honest, to someone from a civilized and egalitarian Nordic country, the whole issue sounds so outlandishly bonkers that there's not much to say. The GOP is so far down the insanity rabbit hole that they're really beyond reach. 

I just hope we are witnessing the last dying breaths of the gnarly beast that is the extreme right, and sanity will overcome. Not just in the US but everywhere.

In reality, they are a shrinking minority, they are cornered. I hope it's just that their endangered species is getting extra aggressive because even *they* know extinction is near.

It's either that, or we're screwed.


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