Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do with their bodies! Coming on the heels of nationwide controversy around later abortion legislation and right-wing lies about the health service, the self-proclaimed “pro-life” President Trump naturally spoke about the issue at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” the president said, “and let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children—born and unborn—are made in the holy image of God.” Relevant to a recently enacted New York state law to protect access to later abortion, and a bill in Virginia that would do the same, he added, “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court Narrowly Blocked a Louisiana Anti-Abortion Law—for Now
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Before, he had always gotten off with probation. This time, prison was a distinct possibility, and James Preston Green knew it. He stood before state District Judge Ron Rangel on Oct. 24 with a long rap sheet. He had just pleaded no contest to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated — his fourth DWI conviction in the past decade. His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when he rear-ended another vehicle at high speed on Wurzbach Parkway in January. At the time of the crash, Green was on probation for an earlier felony DWI in Guadalupe County. In Rangel’s court, he was also facing two felony charges of domestic violence, one for an incident in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend until she passed out. Release and repeat James Preston Green’s history of DWI arrests and convictions over the past decade, as documented in police and court records. Jan. 14, 2008, San Antonio Green blew past a stop sign, jumped a curb and crashed into a … [Read more...] about Serial crimes, no hard time
James Anderson, Associated Press Updated 5:53 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after a U.S. Supreme Court issued a limited ruling in his favor after he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. He is suing Colorado after officials ruled against him in another alleged discrimination case in which his shop refused to make a cake celebrating a gender transition. less FILE - In this June 4, 2018 file photo, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after a U.S. Supreme Court issued a limited ruling in his favor after he refused to make a wedding ... more Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Colorado baker: No cake for gender … [Read more...] about Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration
**Spoilers for Incredibles 2.** The Incredibles was a very important movie for me. It was the first movie where I ever understood a sex joke, and it was the first movie that made me think about the realities of living in a world where people with superpowers exist. The opening of the first Incredibles is, on one hand, a perfect homage to the golden age of superheroes, but much like its darker cousin, Watchmen, it does dabble in the idea of what the reality of living in a superhero-filled world would look like. Mr. Incredible is being sued over injuries sustained by one of the men he saved, along with people whom he saved in a train crash who were also harmed. While the people filing the lawsuits are not painted as sympathetic, we are meant to empathize with Mr. Incredible and the supers because their existence has been outlawed, but it also raises questions that every superhero franchise has to deal with at some point: Who holds them accountable? In the world of The … [Read more...] about Is There a Good Argument for Banning Supers in the Incredibles Universe?
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