AOC starts petition to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

By |2019-06-16T07:43:49-08:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

You know I think AOC is determined to drag this Congress into the future one bill and one petition at a time. 

Courtesy of The Hill:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color.

“It’s not the 70s anymore. This is 2019, and none of our leaders should be willing to stand by a policy that disproportionately harms low income Americans and people of color just to suit the interests of anti-choice zealots,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in an email to supporters.

“That ends now. We’re going to fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment, and let people access the care that they need. Sign your name if you stand for repealing the Hyde Amendment,” she continued.

The Hyde Amendment, which prohibits government health programs such as Medicaid from paying for abortions except in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother, was first thrust into the spotlight earlier this month after Joe Biden’s presidential campaign confirmed the former vice president still supported it.

That Hyde Amendment was bullshit from the start and was only added to appease conservative politicians who did not want poor women to have access to the same reproductive rights that their more affluent peers took for granted. 

And I have to tell you that this kind of focus on the Hyde Amendment is going to be a huge headache for Joe Biden moving forward. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Father’s Day!!

  2. Paul June 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Here is the link to the petition: https://act.ocasiocortez.com/signup/hyde_amendment/
    Of course, you should also contact your congress member and senators.

  3. A'o'K June 16, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    OT/”Court documents say that investigators believe Darin Schilmiller of New Salisbury, Indiana, posed as a millionaire named “Tyler” online and offered 18-year-old Denali Brehmer $9 Million or more to “rape and murder someone in Alaska,” the newspaper reported.

    Brehmer was supposed to send photos and videos of the killing back to Schilmiller, according to the court documents.

    Brehmer is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cynthia “CeeCee” Hoffman. Hoffman was killed June 2 near a rural Anchorage trail. Police found her bound with duct tape in the Eklutna River near Thunderbird Falls. She had been shot in the back of the head.

    On Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced the arrest of Schilmiller on child pornography charges. He is charged with production of visual depiction of minors in sexually explicit conduct and attempted receipt of those depictions.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/authorities-man-offered-money-rape-murder-alaskan-63740969?cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

  4. Anonymous June 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    It will not br repealed. and AOC is still a moron, and always will be.

    • Anonymous June 16, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      Do you know what hole you pee out of? You can use a lifeline.

      • Anonymous June 17, 2019 at 2:08 am

        It will not be repealed. A majority of Americans are strongly opposed to their tax dollars funding abortion unless it involves an immediate life threatening circumstance or rape/incest.

        Politicians keep their finger to the wind.

        Too bad for you. Nobody should have to pay for someone else’s horny mistake, with their solution being killing of an unborn child.

        Wear condoms folks and use birth control. It is not that hard.

  5. @AOC June 17, 2019 at 6:49 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/17/aoc-trump-impeachment.html

    Mr. President, you’re from Queens.

    You may fool the rest of the country, but I’ll call your bluff any day of the week.

    Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas, & more.

    Bye 👋🏽

  6. Koch Dealer June 17, 2019 at 7:00 am

    OT? “The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Monday asked McConnell about Stewart’s criticism and why congressional votes on the fund often occur at the “last minute.”

    “Well, many things that Congress have at the last minute,” McCONnell said. “We’ve never failed to address this issue. And we will address it again. I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape.””

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-jon-stewart_n_5d078c2be4b0304a1212e5fd

  7. FFFF/F June 17, 2019 at 7:54 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/roll-red-roll-director-steubenvilles-rape-culture-still-thrives-online-heres-why-that-matters?ref=home

    “Sexual assault is not unusual; the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that approximately one in six college-aged women are assaulted annually. The reason so few of these assaults are reported is that the cases frequently come to down to the dehumanizing, “he said, she said” paradigm that was even, on some networks, the framing device of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
    “The assault was essentially live tweeted by the 17-year-old guys who anticipated it, observed it, and then recounted it again after the fact until the assault had gone viral around the town of Steubenville.
    A few days later, when the police seized cellphones from key suspects on the high school football field, they had 400,000 text messages to sift through. –
    It seemed like in the online realm, where bullying reigns, where it’s easy to be virtually cruel, carnal and vitriolic, that somewhere they forgot that they were now describing an actual crime being committed on a real human being.”
    “No one helped the victim. They documented to expand their social currency, in a culture that encourages toxic masculinity and real world violence.”
    “Everyone involved had a cellphone. What seemed like innocent plans for a “banger” party night blared out on Twitter and Facebook among a chosen clique of students quickly devolved into bragging, slut-shaming, victim-blaming tweets, comments and posts. The rape was played out as a big joke and those who were not in the room during the assault shared photographs, made videos joking about it, and disseminated the news and jokes as fast and far as they could. The teens thought Twitter was private, and they thought rape was funny. Nearly everyone participating online was reinforcing the norm that girls are “sloppy” “bitches” and “hoes” and that “training” (slang for gang-rape) is the logical outcome for girls who go out with football players. And what they deserve.” “Once the story broke, the adults joined in on the local talk radio and chat forums, piling on with opinions and victim-blaming, routinely calling the teen victim “a whore.”-“unwilling to consider that our sons, our brothers or otherwise “good kids” could be so devoid of empathy. But if online violence and bullying runs rampant, doesn’t it blur the understanding of the impact of real-world violence? When everything is a big joke”

    Take Note: Anonymous @2:08am

  8. Anonymous June 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    “You know I think AOC is determined to drag this Congress into the future one bill and one petition at a time.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHahaaaaaaaaaaaaa. She always looks like she just took a secret shit behind the bushes.

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