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West Virginia GOPer Wants To Eliminate Child Support Payments Because He Claims They Encourage Abortion

Unless you live in West Virginia, you’ve probably never heard of Chris Pritt. He’s a Republican member of the state House of Delegates and believes that all child support payments should be eliminated because they lead to abortion.

Speaking before the state legislature, Pritt told his fellow lawmakers:

“If she carries through with the pregnancy, he’s going to have, possibly, some sort of child support obligation. And, so, what he wants to do is, he wants to — in a sense — encourage her to go and find a way for her to get an abortion. Because he knows that a certain individual — if he has any kind if familiarity with her, he knows that she might be of such a state of mind, she must be in such a vulnerable position that it’s not worth everything that he’s going to put me through to carry this pregnancy forward. It’s going to be easier, it’s going to be better, for me to just go and terminate this ‘life.’ So she goes over to Virginia or to some other state where she goes and gets the abortion. So, I think that’s a really clear possibility if we enact the Second Amendment here, I don’t want to be doing anything that is encouraging thugs to go and get an abortion.”

It’s unclear what exactly the Second Amendment has to do with abortion or child support, but apparently Pritt is so stupid that he thought he’d toss in the reference figuring no one would notice.

Pritt later tried to walk back his comments on Twitter.

Sure thing, Chris. We all heard what you said, and it’s on video, so you can tweet ten million times and it won’t change what you said and what you meant.

Here’s a better idea: Let’s make the Republican Party and its members extinct by voting them all out of office.

 

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West Virginia Lawmakers Shamed By 12-Year-Old For Restricting The Right To Abortion: ‘What About My Life?’

The West Virginia legislature has long wanted to ban abortion in almost all cases, and now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given them the go-ahead to do so with their ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, lawmakers in the Mountain State are busy passing laws to punish women and doctors.

But at a public hearing on a bill to severely restrict abortion in West Virginia on Wednesday, a 12-year-old girl gave the state legislature a searing condemnation of their actions, the Washington Post reports:

After West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) asked lawmakers to “clarify and modernize” the state’s abortion laws to reflect the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Republican-controlled legislature is considering an abortion bill that would not only prohibit the procedure in most cases but also allow for the prosecution of physicians who perform abortions.

So when dozens of people spoke out against the bill at the West Virginia House of Delegates, Addison Gardner was among the speakers given 45 seconds each to plead their case to lawmakers.

In those 45 seconds, Gardner spoke eloquently and with conviction, telling lawmakers:

“My education is very important to me, and I plan on doing great things in life,” she said, noting that she plays varsity volleyball and runs track at Buffalo Middle School in Kenova, W.Va. She then asked a series of questions to the much older lawmakers regarding the lack of protections in House Bill 302: “If a man decides that I’m an object and does unspeakable and tragic things to me, am I, a child, supposed to birth and carry another child? Am I to put my body through the physical trauma of pregnancy? Am I to suffer the mental implications, a child who had no say in what was being done with my body?”

She added, “Some here say they are pro-life. What about my life? Does my life not matter to you?”

As you’d expect, none of the legislators who voted in support of the abortion restriction bill — which passed by a vote of 69-23 — had the decency to respond to Addison Gardner. And that alone tells us what cowards they are and just how little they care about children once they’re no longer in a woman’s womb.

The hypocrisy of the so-called “pro-life” crowd is off the damn charts, and their blatant disregard for the rights of others is proof that they only care about scoring political points, not doing what’s actually best for their citizens.

Addison Gardner is a hero. Here’s hoping one day she’s sitting in the West Virginia legislature and restoring the rights her predecessors took away from her and thousands of others.

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Abortion GOP Social Media

Matt Gaetz Disgustingly Fat Shames A Teen Girl – And Gets His A*s Handed To Him

Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz is one of the most abhorrent and disgusting excuses of a human being currently crawling across the face of the planet, but he just got his karma leveled and ass handed to him by a teenage girl.

You may recall that Gaetz had this to say while speaking that the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida on Saturday:

“Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb.”

A few minutes later, Gaetz added:

“These people are odious from the inside out. They’re like 5’2, 350 pounds, and they’re like, ‘Give me my abortions or I’ll get up and march and protest.'”

That led Olivia Julianna, a 19-year-old abortion rights advocate, to clap back at Gaetz on Twitter:

Proving his own immaturity, Gaetz couldn’t help but respond:

And that’s when Julianna decided to drop the hammer on Florida Man Matt, reminding him that he’s under investigation for being a perv.

The bad news is that, as the Washington Post reports Gaetz’s ire has led to Julianna being threatened on social media, but she took the high road and made lemonade out of Matt’s lemons and bile:

In response, Olivia Julianna announced a fundraising campaign on behalf of Gen Z for Change, a 500-person youth-led group that says it seeks to create tangible change on “issues that disproportionately affect young people” and supports abortion rights.

“This is absolutely the most insane amount of donations we have had thus far from individuals, especially in such a short frame of time,” she said in an email. “On a broader scale, this highlights the extreme power of social media mobilization, and it shows Republican politicians that their cheap attacks and political theater will no longer be tolerated.”

Bravo, Olivia Julianna! You just taught us all how to take down a bully.

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SCOTUS Conservative Leaked Draft Of Anti-Roe Opinion To Keep Roberts From Saving Abortion Rights: Report

Back in May, all of Washington was obsessed with one question: Who might have leaked the draft opinion that later became Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that gave American women the right to abortion?

Many conservatives insisted the draft must have come from a liberal on the court or a clerk working for one of the three progressive-minded justices, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, or Sonia Sotomayor.

But a report from CNN suggests that the actual leaker was a conservative who did so to box out Chief Justice John Roberts.

On Tuesday morning, reporter Joan Biskupic told hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar:

“He (Roberts) was trying week after week after the initial vote in December after oral arguments at which five justices far on the right voted to overturn Roe, Roberts was alone in the middle wanting to uphold the ban on abortions but not go farther than Roe, but of course, you have the three liberals saying we don’t want to do any of this, we don’t want to disrupt abortion rights at all. Roberts keeps trying. And it’s interesting, not only did his work affect his efforts towards the two newest justices, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, but it had an effect on the others.”

Biskupic noted that conservatives on the high court soon became wary that Roberts might be able to turn the tide and get others to vote to save Roe, so they leaked the Dobbs ruling:

“The hard-right justices became concerned that he could be. And he was able to pick off justices on the far conservative side for more of a moderate conservative centrist. So they became anxious what he was up to.

And the liberals who had such a defeat this session, starting to have hopes that maybe Roe would not be overturned completely. But then on May 2nd, when the draft of the opinion was released and everything went public, it made John Roberts’ efforts all the harder because he’s a man who likes to work privately, in secret, offering some concessions himself. Seeking concessions for some sort of, as I say, cross-ideological compromise. It went down to the wire, according to my sources, but in the end, he made no headwind.”

For months, people such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have insisted that liberal justice leaked the Dobbs opinion. But the CNN report suggests that’s simply not correct. Instead, it was one or more conservatives (perhaps Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the opinion), gave the draft to Politico and set off the firestorm that soon swept over the nation.

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Matt Gaetz: Women Who ‘Look Like A Thumb’ Don’t Need To Worry About Abortion Rights

There’s absolutely no need for unattractive women to march in support of abortion rights, according to accused sexual predator Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) because no one who “looks like a thumb” has to worry about getting pregnant.

Gaetz made his remarks, according to Business Insider, during a speech in Florida on Saturday:

Speaking to college students at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Gaetz referred to pro-choice women at rallies as “disgusting” and “odious on the inside and out.”

The Florida Republican, who is under investigation by federal authorities for allegedly transporting an underage girl across state lines and engaging in statutory rape with her, told attendees:

“Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies? The people are just disgusting. Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions?”

He then added:

“Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb. These people are odious from the inside out. They’re like 5′2″, 350 pounds, and they’re like, ‘Give me my abortions or I’ll get up and march and protest.’

“A few of them need to get up and march — they need to get up and march for like an hour a day. Swing those arms, get the blood pumpin’, maybe mix in a salad.”

Reaction on social media was immediate and deservedly harsh.