Trash Fire on Trash Fire on Garbage Fire on Trash Fire
|Amy Widdowson||Jun 28, 2018|
Dearests! I hope you’ve all made your IUD appointment, because SCOTUS swing vote Justice Kennedy’s retirement means that President Donald J. Trump of “Apprentice” and “grab them by the pussy” fame will have a second Supreme Court pick! Wow!
You know, the same man who once publicly mused on why “the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed” on Howard Stern will be replace another member of the highest court in the land.
That same man who wants to de-fund Planned Parenthood, punish women who seek abortions if outlawed, and once on national television told an Apprentice contestant “Must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees” will get to replace the court’s “moderate.”
The very same man who has “explicitly stated in the past that he hoped to appoint a judge who would overturn the landmark abortion-rights decision Roe v. Wade” will get to choose a new Justice from his trapper keeper list, which includes a jurist who once called the decision the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”
Naturally, anti-choice groups are already popping champagne after their banner week, which also included the SCOTUS ruling - WITH KENNEDY IN THOMAS’S MAJORITY, I may add - that crisis pregnancy centers do not need to “post a sign or otherwise disclose to their clients in writing that the center is not a licensed medical facility and has no licensed medical provider who supervises the provision of services,” despite many of them “dressing their volunteers in scrubs… [and] manipulating Google results so that searches like "abortion providers near me" bring abortion seekers to their doors.”
Also, TIME’s clickbait-y headline in Google News made me screaming-into-a-pillow angry this morning, especially compared to the Guardian’s take:
COULD BE GAME-CHANGER ON ABORTION? Ya think, TIME? UGH I'm sorry folks, none of the above is written well at all - I’m just so numb to all of this. And all I feel like I can do, as dear friend of the Missive Katelyn always says, is drink water, do my best, and cry in the shower like a normal person. At least Democratic women are winning primaries in historic numbers, right?
But yea, get your multi-year birth control now, ladies. And register to vote. Now.