Every state should do this


At least Minnesota has the right priorities.

Today, lawmakers in the Minnesota House of Representatives voted to pass HF 1, the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act. This bill protects Minnesotans’ right to contraception, the right to carry a pregnancy to term, and the right to abortion, and ensures the right to privacy for personal reproductive health decisions. It also prevents interference by politicians who seek to enact or defend medically unnecessary barriers to comprehensive reproductive health care.

The bill enshrines protections for all reproductive health care, including but not limited to contraception, sterilization, preconception care, maternity care, abortion care, family planning and fertility services, and counseling regarding reproductive health care. The bill now awaits action from the Senate.

Also, keep it up, Leslie Jones.

Comments

  1. fishy says

    Why can’t, “choice,” be framed as a right to not be pregnant?
    There will still be sex.

  2. gijoel says

    @1 Cause it’s about freedom, not choice. But only the right kind of freedom, for the right kind of people.

  3. robro says

    I’ve seen a couple of minutes of Jones during he “guest” stint on The Daily Show. Each time she’s been very powerful, and funny. Should could guest host for a while…be fine with me.

  4. Rich Woods says

    @jrkrideau #5:

    The Republicans still haven’t given up on remaking the country in their image. Picture future American society as something antebellum, but with bigger guns and trucks rollin’ coal.

  5. StevoR says

    Every state should do this.

    Yes they should.

    Every nation even.

    Many effectively already do at least de facto if not de jure.

    Why wouldn’t you?

  6. robro says

    California passed something like this recently. I’m pessimistic that it will mean much should the reactionary faction take control of the US government completely…all three houses and the rest of the judiciary.

  7. robro says

    California passed something like this recently. I’m pessimistic that it will mean much should the reactionary faction take control of the US government completely…all three houses and the rest of the judiciary.

  8. birgerjohansson says

    OT: Arguments when debating MAGA lies.

    “25% of the United States’ national debt during its entire history was added during Donald Trump’s four years. Most of the Trump debt was added before Covid 19 hit.
    Congress raised the debt limit three times under Trump.
    Let’s start calling ‘raising the debt ceiling’ exactly what it is; paying Donald Trump’s bills .

    It’s not allowing for new spending.
    It’s paying for much of what Trump and Kevin McCarthy recently spent”

    Rep. Eric Swalwell

  9. StevoR says

    @ ^ Birgerjohansson : “Paying Trump’s bills.

    “Name something Donald Trump has never done inhi s life for 500, Alex? / Jeopardy gameshow.

  10. StevoR says

    @ ^ I could swear I’d flippin’ typed that correctly. That’s “In his life” natch.

    @12. robro : But, but, but .. States rights?

    Oh wait, lemmee guess, those are only for Slaver / Repug ones.. NOT for states doing stuff we don’t like like being decent Human beings living up to the the better aspirations and ideals of the good ole US of A.

  11. astringer says

    StevoR@14

    ” one thing”… Folk Dancing?
    [The insult is via the Sir Thomas Beecham quote…]

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