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This vote says the right of women and girls to choose is part of our state constitution now…

About time! Every other abortion rights vote passed too. Hopefully Republicans will realize that this is a losing issue and give up on it.

Watch the people who said Dobbs was fine because “it lets the states decide” complain when that actually happens.
@missyann So you’re threatening the lives of [b]living[/b] women and girls, for children you have [b]no[/b] intention of taking care of once they’re here. You people are monsters.
Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
@missyann How many unwanted children can we sign you up for then? Please go on the government web site and fill out the appropriate forms for your identification number. Then make your nonrefundable payment (credit cards only) for screening. Once verified please go to the authoriztion site to enter your identificatin and verification numbers and someone will contact you for meeeting your social worker. To be eligible all candidates must pass a criminal background check, verification of employment, military records, bank records and credit score review. Personal references, education records, identity and driving history, proof of insurance, medical, dental, and psychiatric testing. Candidate must commit to support said child until they are at least twenty-six years of age. Must also commit to respecting the traditions of the child's nationality, gender identity, and religious affiliation.
@missyann Your problem is that outlawing abortion is extremely unpopular. At some point, pro-lifers will have to accept that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is through birth control and sex education, not by outlawing it and creating a black market. Of course, this assumes that your goal is to reduce the number of abortions and not just punish women for having sex.

Here's how to tell what your real motivations are. Imagine a society where there is no abortion - not a single one, because no one even wants one. Sounds great, right? But there's a catch. People are having sex [i]everywhere[/i]. Everywhere you go, people are screwing - straight sex, gay sex, orgies, all out in public. Pretty much everything except sex with children or animals. If you leave your house, you see it. People use birth control so it's not like a bunch of unwanted kids are being born, either.

Would you accept this in exchange for no abortions? Or would you prefer our current setup with people having sex out of view but lots of abortions?
Northwest · M
A 37 point margin! Washington State has it on its legislative agenda, and then it goes to the general public, to be added to our state constitution. I expect we will do the same as CA. The Western Wall.
Ontheroad · M
I find the percentage of no votes interesting - about the percentage of MAGA folks.
@Ontheroad You may recall a lot of the "No" MAGA areas were ravaged by wildfires during the last administration, when Trump dragged his feet providing federal aid because it was [b]California[/b]. He actually let some of the few people in our state who voted for [b]him[/b] suffer out of pure vindictiveness.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@bijouxbroussard Well, according to Trump didn't they deserve to be burned out because they didn't keep their forests raked and clean of dead leaves, etc? They were just asking for the fires, right?
@ChipmunkErnie Yes, that’s how he explained it to our firefighters. He maintained that it was how the Finnish avoided wildfires (their damp, snowy weather had nothing to do with it.) Luckily the Finns were good sports, posted selfies from all over the country with rakes.
Piper · 61-69, F
That is encouraging. Like most people who are not anti-abortion, I do not see the right to choose as a black & white...all or nothing issue. What I do think though, is that the decision to bring another life into the world is (ought to be) the most profound one a human being makes.
@Piper I don’t see myself as "pro-abortion", but I’m strongly pro-[b]choice[/b]. It’s not a decision for anyone except the pregnant woman and her doctor. It certainly shouldn’t be the decision of total strangers who won’t be paying a penny to provide prenatal care for the woman [b]or[/b] support for the child.
Piper · 61-69, F
@bijouxbroussard I understand that. Most reasonable people, including me, do not think being pro-choice equates to being [b]anti[/b]-life. It does not mean thinking "murdering 'babies'" should be legal or anything but a horrendous crime.
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
Impressive margin!
missyann · 51-55
I'm so proud of my fellow american women who celebrate ripping the body of an unborn life apart because it's your RIGHT as a woman to " have control of your body "

Why not fight for a " womans right " to end any life who gets in the way of " your rights ".

Now you can take a deep breath because you actually don't have to be responsible for your actions
@missyann You claim they were "irresponsible" for becoming pregnant in the first place (even though birth control sometimes fails). Yet you think those "irresponsible" people should be forced to become parents. It’s illogical.
missyann · 51-55
@bijouxbroussard They are already parents. They conceived a life. The risk of pregnancy has always come with making the choice to have sex They don't have to remain parents. They can choose adoption and know that they gave their child a chance to have life and to be loved.

Pro life has ALWAYS supported a procedure if the womans is in jeopardy of losing her life. But in that rare case everything that can be done to save the baby should be done. Today with proper care it is rare for a woman to die from pregnancy alone.
@missyann Stop calling yourselves "pro-life". You don’t give a damn about anyone’s life. You’re the same people who vote [b]against[/b] social programs that would help [b]educate[/b] and feed the children that people who are struggling, already have. You vote against the gun laws that might stop nuts from buying AR-15 s and going into classrooms, killing scores of planned and wanted children. You even vote against affordable [b]healthcare[/b] plans that might provide prenatal care, or even affective birth control.
You’re all about controlling women’s and girls’ bodies, nothing more.
spjennifer · 56-60, T
While I don't necessarily agree with abortion, I definitely agree that the Mother and her Doctor should be the ones to decide how she proceeds, not the Government. I think these numbers would be reflective of most of the States that aren't bright red and ruled by imbeciles and the religious right. I'd wonder how many of these pro-lifers eat eggs for breakfast without a care for the [i]poor unborn[/i] chicken?
Ynotisay · M
And it was a blowout. I didn't have much doubt about this one but am still glad that Californians, once again, said we're not playing those bullshit games. Freedom means freedom.
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
I wish they would put that on the ballot here. Texas has a really weird fetish with guns. That and mouth breathers with an R behind their name.
bookerdana · M
Women registered all over the U.S to vote on this issue
missyann · 51-55
@bookerdana We have always been prepared for this very moment. We know that our fight will never be over. But we are winning one life at a time, and that is worth everything to the lives saved
@missyann The actual lives that will be saved are that of the girls and women that people like you [b]don’t[/b] value.
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
That’s great

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