Most of the episode this week is dedicated to a conversation between Aspen Baker and Amanda Marcotte about pro-voice and pro-choice ideas.
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On this week’s Reality Cast, we’ll be doing something a little different. Instead of the usual longer segments, I’m having Aspen Baker of Exhale on to talk about her views on the abortion issue, where they merge and where they diverge from the traditional pro-choice movement’s views.
In recent news, of course, pro-choicers need to start gearing up for a fight. (
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Souter is a steady pro-choice vote, so odds are that he’ll just be replaced with another pro-choice judge by Obama. That said, conservatives can be counted on to act outraged and throw hissy fits, as if it’s left wing radical thought to believe women deserve basic human rights. So get out of bed early, get your coffee, and start preparing for a fight.
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And now for the Wisdom of Wingnuts, what we need are sociopaths edition. On “This Week”, Senator Orrin Hatch protested President Obama’s suggestion that a judge should have empathy and understanding for the people that he’s dealing with. (
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And “activist judge” is code for “person who thinks women are people”. Is this where we’re at now? Where conservatives are against even basic empathy, because they know that if you can put yourself in a woman’s shoes, it’s that much harder to force her to give birth against her will?