Montana Politics

Your Republican Legislature: Fighting Government Intrusion, Other Than For Women

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Charles Johnson has a great, but sobering story today about one of the potential outcomes of the Republican majority: punitive, lunatic, fringe restrictions on the rights of women to have an abortion.

It’s the whole list of attacks on reproductive health:

  • criminalizing abortion
  • defining life as the moment an egg is fertilized
  • allowing any kind of protest outside abortion clinics
  • requiring ultrasounds

It makes you wonder if the people who decided this election wasn’t important and sat it out might not regret their decisions.

Update: Emilie Ritter has more about the story.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

4 Comments

  • Don,

    The article by Charles Johnson which you call "a great, but sobering story" has one great ans sobering error throughout. Those quoted from PP and NARAL continually (and I might add, purposfully) use the term "pregnancy prevention" when discussing abortion. These folks will do just about anything but speak honestly and truthfully. Once fertilization takes place there is a pregnancy. They have in times past used the term "terminate the pregnancy" but now too many people know that a pregnancy means there is a baby involved. There was a day in which these folks tries to convice us it was "just a blob of tissue." Let's face it….if truth telling ever catches on, PP, NARAL and their friends will loose the arguement. I hope you are stressing with your students the need to be truthful in their debate and not just the "winner."

    Respectfully,

    Steven James

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