Morning Roundup: Jacksonville Mayoral Candidate Jokes About Bombing Abortion Clinics


South Dakota moves forward with a bill requiring a woman to visit a crisis pregnancy center before an abortion, racist billboards appear in Manhattan, Oklahoma and Missouri advance bills banning abortion at 20 weeks, and a Jacksonville mayoral canditate joked about bombing clinics, but said it was ok, because his audience was Catholic.

  • The South Dakota House has passed a bill requiring women to visit crisis pregnancy centers for “counseling” by an anti-choice activist before being able to terminate a pregnancy. Aside from mandating “harassment, propaganda and coercion,” the bill is also unconstitutional, and the state will need to spend mass amounts of money to defend it in court.
  • The racist anti-choice billboard campaign has reached Manhattan, and New Yorkers aren’t too happy about it. Picturing a little African-American girl, the ad reads, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” One man was so disgusted he called the city’s 311 hotline to report it.
  • Oklahoma is moving forward on an abortion ban at 20 weeks (based on the false notion of “fetal pain”), as is Missouri, based on viability.
  • A Jacksonville, Florida, mayoral candidate joked about bombing abortion clinics, but said it was appropriate, because he did so in front of a Catholic audience, who was “110% pro-life.” (Does he also make racist jokes when no people of color are around?) While bragging about how anti-choice he is, he said,
  • the only thing he wouldn’t do was bomb an abortion clinic, then the law-and-order advocate added, with a laugh, “but it may cross my mind.”
    The Mandarin crowd applauded.

    Catholics, and anti-abortion activists in the area had differing reactions. Most said the “joke” was not funny, but one attendee said, “”There’s no reason to get so serious about the whole thing.”

Feb 22

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  • purplemistydez
  • The South Dakota House has passed a bill requiring women to visit crisis pregnancy centers for “counseling” by an anti-choice activist before being able to terminate a pregnancy. Aside from mandating “harassment, propaganda and coercion,” the bill is also unconstitutional, and the state will need to spend mass amounts of money to defend it in court.
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    Do they think women are morons?  Do they really think that a women doesn’t think about the pros and cons of an abortion?  Stop treating us like children.  We are adults that can make our own descions about our bodies.

  • freetobe

    I have had it! I am angry as hell today why because I keep reading garbage like this idiot making jokes about bombing an abortion clinic and saying it was ok because they were catholics??????

     

    Does anyone not see a HUGE problem in this country or is it just me? What are the courts and the police and the homeland security,FBI doing to stop these terrorists?? Yes they are american terrorists!!! Abortion is legal They are terrorists, terrorists, terrorists!!!!!What is it going to take to make this a serious crime against women  who have a RIGHT AS HUMAN BEINGS TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE  THAT IS LEGAL, YES LEGAL  AND DOCTORS DOING THEIR JOBS Where is the outrage????

  • crowepps

    Do they think women are morons?

    Yeah, they do.  Even ProChoice women apparently think women are morons, witness Kissling’s recent statement about women having late-term abortions because they “couldn’t make up their minds”.