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INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Many Black Southern Democrats Vote With Their Conscience And Support Abortion Bans

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The great Salena Zito has a piece in the Saturday edition of the New York Post in which she presents information that breaks fairly dramatically with pro-abortion activists battling anti-abortion legislation in Southern states.

Many black Southern Democrats actually support fetal heartbeat and other anti-abortion legislation, Zito writes. Pro-life Southern Democrats aren’t exclusively African-American, however.

Kentucky state Rep. John Sims is a Democrat. He also voted for the state’s recent heartbeat bill, which bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

In a country where Democrats are viewed as overwhelmingly pro-choice, Sims seems like an oddity.

Sims doesn’t see himself as strange.

“It is not unusual at all in my book to be both a Democrat and pro-life; it’s just the way I was raised in the church,” said Sims from the back of the Dairy Queen his family has owned for 66 years.

Life means life “from conception until death,” he said.

But many of those who live in the South and break from the Progressive norm on the abortion issue are black Americans. Zito draws a distinction between the vast majority of Democrats — particularly California Democrats who have organized boycotts of the film industry in Georgia over their fetal heartbeat bill, for example — and Southern Democrats who, she says “aren’t as clear cut on the issue.”

Citing a Pew poll, she notes that several Southern states have a large percentage of voters who consider themselves pro-life, often well above the national average.

“And here’s a fact that might surprise people north of the Mason-Dixon Line — 58 percent of the pro-life Democrats in Louisiana are black,” Zito writes. “In Mississippi, that number jumps to 73 percent. ‘The point is … Democrats who call themselves pro-life … in most states are black,’ said [Republican pollster Wes] Anderson.”

In trying to answer why black Southern Democrats break with their Northern compatriots, Zito gives the mic to Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson, who spoke at the 2019 March For Life rally in Washington, DC.

“There are two reasons you see pro-life Democrats in the South,” she said. “The primary reason is we are guided by our faith — the Bible teaches us it is wrong. Also, we are really family oriented. It’s not unusual to see us on a Sunday with three generations of families and extended families sitting around the dinner table…We network to make sure our children are taken care of. That’s something for us that’s never been labeled pro-life, it’s just the way we live.”

It’s also a fair bet many black voters in the South are beginning to listen to prominent black Americans such as Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley when he writes that, in some cities like New York, more black babies are aborted than born. It’s reasonable to believe Southern voters don’t want to import those statistics.

Which means the Alyssa Milanos and Reese Witherspoons of the world — who have been vocally declaring their intent to fight for the women in these states — have their work cut out for them. Because it doesn’t sound like their help is needed or even desired.

The post INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Many Black Southern Democrats Vote With Their Conscience And Support Abortion Bans appeared first on RedState.

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The Alabama Abortion Ban Seems Written For The Controversy Rather Than For Life

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It has been stated numerous times – though not recently, which we should probably get back to doing – that the only requirement for appearing on the Front Page of RedState is to believe in the unborn’s right to life. You must be pro-life to be here because the right to life is the one fundamental belief that has tied conservatives together for decades.

In Georgia, the now-infamous Fetal Heartbeat Bill was the biggest step forward for the cause in recent years. It does exactly what should have been the plan all along. It grants personhood to the unborn child, meaning there are benefits every other child receives that the unborn now receive. A pregnant mother can sue the deadbeat dad of the baby for child support and she can receive the same tax credit she would get the year the baby is outside the womb.

This was always the weakness of the Roe v. Wade decision, and it’s even acknowledged by the Supreme Court as such. When you treat the unborn child as a medical procedure, it’s one thing. But, when you treat the unborn child as a legal person, you are now playing a whole different ballgame, and under those terms the legal game changes.

However, there are some things Georgia didn’t include in their bill. They did not obliterate prior laws that prevent the arrest of a mother who gets an abortion across state lines. They also left the very grey-area exception of rape, incest, and life of the mother.

That’s a tough subject to debate. It’s very easy to say “No abortion. Ever.” but it’s much harder to very specifically say “No abortion. Ever. Even in the case of rape, incest, and life of the mother.” It’s because those situations themselves are so difficult to imagine yourself in and it’s hard to come anywhere close to understanding what your mental state might be at that point.

We’d like to say “No abortion. Ever.” but that’s a tough sell in those cases. So Georgia, I believe very wisely, left those exceptions in. Alabama, however, is an entirely different story.

Alabama passed a sweeping abortion ban last night, and it’s one that doesn’t include those exceptions.

I’ll be upfront about it: I don’t like the bill. In fact, I don’t think it’s a bill. I think it’s a stunt.

I’m not totally sure if it’s just a reactionary bill to say “We’re better than Georgia!” or “We’re way better than the infanticide supporters in the Democratic Party!” but it’s a bill that seemed to have been written to generate headlines and a Supreme Court challenge. It does not look like the work of a serious Pro-Life movement.

The Pro-Life movement has, throughout the years, been plagued by “perfectionist” anti-abortion positions. State-level Right To Life groups have come out opposed to abortion bills that didn’t go far enough. A few years back, Georgia Right To Life opposed a 20-week abortion ban on those grounds.

Likewise, that seems to be what Alabama is doing, but it’s looking less like a case of genuine Pro-Life sentiment and more like “We’re gonna piss y’all off and try to win the Supreme Court now that Trump has put good people on it!”

I don’t even think this bill, if it’s signed into law, makes it to the Supreme Court. I think it will get struck down in circuit court and the Supreme Court just won’t take it up. It’s not the fight they want to have because it’s so farcical.

Other states have tried to toe the line and have still lost in court. Georgia perhaps has the strongest case so far, but even then it’s not a sure thing. Alabama just went for the “viral headline” of legislative bills and it’s going to have negative consequences.

Do I want all babies to survive until they are born? Absolutely. There’s no question that living babies are the best possible result. But, just as much as this is an issue of right and wrong, it’s also an issue of moving the ball down the field vs. going for the Hail Mary. Georgia did the former, Alabama did the latter. Alabama’s problem, though, is that the star quarterback with attitude issues is trying to catch his own Hail Mary pass, and they’re going to end up with a facemask full of dirt when they trip over themselves to try and get the ball.

The post The Alabama Abortion Ban Seems Written For The Controversy Rather Than For Life appeared first on RedState.

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Alyssa Milano is on a sex strike, unintentionally owns herself

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At least I think it was unintentional. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which are the serious reactions from our moral and intellectual betters in Hollywood and which are jokes. As I scanned headlines and tweets this morning, I spotted a call for a sex strike from actress/activist Alyssa Milano. Her motivation was the heartbeat bill signed into law Tuesday by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.

Georgia is the sixth state to pass such a bill, following Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota. The bill has the abortion-on-demand crowd in a tizzy. Georgia’s law will go into effect in January. The bill bans abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy, the time when a fetal heartbeat can be heard.

Alyssa Milano led an effort to get other entertainment business people to sign on to boycott filming and working in Georgia, a popular destination for Hollywood movie and television production companies. Back in March, as the Georgia legislature considered the bill, she took to social media to publicize a letter written to the Georgia House Speaker and Governor Kemp. Dozens of other celebrities signed on to the letter.

Hollywood movers and shakers fell in line and production companies began to announce that doing business with the State of Georgia would come to a halt. With that success, she persisted. Friday she called for a sex strike. The woke feminist went all the way back to ancient Greek literature as her guide to responding to elected officials outlawing abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. Some supporters even used the hashtag for it – #Lysistrata2019. You can’t make this stuff up.

The idea is far from new. In ancient Greece, the playwright Aristophanes wrote “Lysistrata,” in which the title character persuades other women to deny their husbands of sex until they end a war. More recently, director Spike Lee’s 2015 film, “Chi-Raq,” transferred the same idea to modern-day Chicago and gang violence.

Milano was able to garner support from other feminists on Twitter, many using “#Lysistrata2019.”

This is the latest example that irony is dead in 2019. She’s calling for abstinence to prevent pregnancy. What a novel approach, right? With one tweet, Alyssa Milano owned herself.

This is literally the narrative used in every home in America led by responsible parents of puberty-aged children. Don’t have sex until you are able to accept the responsibility of a child. Preferably, just don’t have sex. It’s a part of the ‘sex talk’. Alyssa Milano unintentionally admitted that abstinence works. The fact that the heartbeat bill – or any legislation, for that matter – does not ban or restrict birth control for women or men was ignored. Condoms, birth control pills, diaphragms, and the rest are all still available to prevent pregnancy. Why call for the dramatic action of abstinence when normal birth control methods prevent pregnancy in the first place?

Needless to say, Twitter is loaded with responses to Milano’s call to action. Or, in this case, inaction.

Alyssa Milano’s directive was not the first extreme reaction, believe it or not. Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood suggested mandatory vasectomies as retaliation Thursday night.

Then she walked it back Friday, citing hypocrisy.

“I dont want mandatory vasectomies because I dont believe we should legislate peoples bodies,” she said. “its a dangerous slippery slope. I used the example to point out the hypocrisy of always putting the responsibility, punishment, blame, or means of prevention, solely on women.”

Women like Alyssa Milano reduce all women to the sum total of their body parts, specifically reproductive organs. And they insult men by portraying them all as only interested in women as sexual objects. The result is a coarsened society with women who “shout their abortions” as a tool of empowerment. The third-wave feminism practiced by Milano dehumanizes all humanity, including unborn babies.

Milano promises to not sign on for another season of Insatiable, currently filmed in Georgia, if it is picked up for another season unless the filming location moves out of state. Too bad all those Georgians losing jobs over the exit of the entertainment industry don’t have the luxury of being as nonchalent with their employment status as a Hollywood elitist.

The post Alyssa Milano is on a sex strike, unintentionally owns herself appeared first on Hot Air.

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