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Abortion Won’t Go Away – Legal or Not… So…

It is very depressing for me to hear that the sickening Governor Rick Perry, TX, (R) has signed such an anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-medical and anti-health care bill. I have no doubt women will fight, I have no doubt the women of Texas will; but I also believe we as a people need to inform ourselves.
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The Attack on Abortion and Women Continues, Will Only Harm Women

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So, let’s be honest; this isn’t about health care, this is about closing a great deal of abortion clinics and following the majority of anti’s religious beliefs, not on the healthcare of women nor on the rights of women.

Last night, Texas state Governor Rick Perry (R), a disgrace to any progression in women’s rights I believe, forced through SB5 which if passed by the House will close all but five abortion clinics in Texas. How is the closing of health clinics going to help better the health of women? Since he has proposed dozens (literally) of anti-choice bills and been denied them all, he forced SB5 to go through at a time and in a manner under which new procedural rules apply, leaving democrats; i.e., those blocking, at a major disadvantage.

Senate Bill 5, SB5, contains and combines multiple restrictions regarding abortion that Continue reading The Attack on Abortion and Women Continues, Will Only Harm Women

Help Stop the Government’s Attempt at Mandatory Drug Tests & Privacy Invasion on Welfare Applicants

Received this update in an e-mail from the ACLU chapter in Texas… Check it out and do what you can, call, write, retweet…. People shouldn’t be punished by prison for drugs, much less like this. However, it is really the kids I am thinking about. Not only the adults, but teens and children will suffer. How can this bill be deemed good or acceptable by anyone with a conscience? Things continue to get more, and more, disgusting. The soulless and cold hearted “Governor Perry” honestly seems to know nothing when it comes to society and human beings. It is insulting to say that people who are poor should automatically be a suspect of drug abuse. And, even if the person is a user, they shouldn’t be prison bound…and they sure as hell shouldn’t have to be tested when applying for benefits for themselves and their family. This is all just insane. No one wins, too many will suffer even more than already… But there are a few who will not suffer…and it is these greedy, moral-less “politicians” along with a handful of other REAL criminals that all go hand in hand, really.

Forget them. We need to become more community orientated, and not just within communities that look like us, but ALL communities who suffer from the same punishing enemy; we need to unite. See below. As for me, I am going to go re-read Machiavelli’s “The Prince”.

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A few months ago, we told you about Governor Perry’s mean-spirited call to drug test applicants for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the program that provides short-term support for families with children while they get through tough times. Now a bill (SB 11) advancing that idea has been approved by the Texas Senate and is pending in the House.

Tell your legislator to stop stereotyping poor families — vote NO on SB 11.

The bill would divert TANF funds for a new purpose, paying for state-mandated invasions of privacy.

One of the most important limits on the power of government to intrude into our lives is the constitutional ban on unreasonable searches. The government cannot demand to search our persons, our belongings, or our homes whenever it wants.

Courts have routinely held that drug testing, when administered by the government, is an intrusive bodily search and therefore requires probable cause to believe a crime is being committed. Because the bill doesn’t require probable cause before testing it undermines this essential limit on the power of government.

We can’t solve the social issue of drug use and addiction by depriving the poorest families in our state of basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. Tell Austin politicians that Texans still believe in limits on government power.