Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.This is another reason why this blogger--This Independent blogger is fighting so hard against the Republican Party and the Evils All Too Many of Them Attempt To Justify.
Texas may now well be the epicenter where hard right policies come with a violent and horrific cost. The latest evidence is this tragic news of a young lesbian couple found shot in the head in a South Texas park. One of the young women died from her injuries while the other remains in critical condition. There’s every reason to believe this was a hate crime.
Related: it’s tempting to make fun of the Texas GOP 2012, but the reality is this is the future of the national party. So instead of simply mocking it, let’s expose it for the values it embraces: Old South segregationist policies and Dominionist Christian theological imperatives. Let’s also remind people that those are the exact same values that just cost two young women their lives. And then lets promote the work of the tireless progressives in that state fighting the good fight.
To mark the anniversary of Title IX Nike released this film on famous female athletes. I will admit this made me cry........
America--America--We Can Not Nor Should Not Follow Texas' Example. After all, Just think--think about this-- What If one of these women were your Sister or Daughter or Niece or Grand-daughter or you yourself--Shot down dead just because someone made themselves Judge, Jury and Exicationer of Holiness and Righteousness??? Would You/ Could You--Justify the Shooting or Fight For Justice?? Well, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee--This is why this Independent is Fighting With the Democrats--Because the Democrats are, this time around, more often than not, Fighting For Justice and Tolerance and Equality--Which means--Please click on 'this film' to watch the Nike Short--Thank You For Your Consideration and Let us All Thank Nike for this short film.
. . .Neuhaus offered a rebuttal of her own. “To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus. “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work and put her in a hospital?”
Like other states Kansas has made recent attempts to stack their medical review board with anti-choice advocates like former Operation Rescue attorney Richard Macias. When hearing the case against Dr. Neuhaus, the board offered up their own expert to determine if any breach of the standard of care occurred. Not surprisingly, the witnessed insisted that in no cases is abortion a treatment that could be seen as beneficial to a patient’s mental health, further clouding the waters as to the kind of care girls and women can expect in the state of Kansas.
Nuehaus will appeal the ruling. If she loses she will have her license permanently revoked.