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I talked to a woman the other day who said she had very bad abdominal pains for a while and couldnt understand why. ER tests ended with congratulations on her pregnancy. However, it was quickly discovered the pregnancy was abnormal. The embryos were outside of the uterus with no detectable heartbeat. There was no chance of a live birth.
She said the first doctor that she saw afterwards told her there was nothing he could do and that she would have to just wait for natural expulsion to end the pregnancy. A second medical professional who prescribed a pill to terminate the pregnancy was angered hearing the first doctors advice.
I told her that she should be glad she lives in Illinois, because if she lived in a red state, it is very likely that she would not have gotten a pill. I told her that she might face arrest or imprisonment if she tried to leave a red state for an abortion. And I told her the doctors in red states could also be criminally charged if they gave her the pill or performed an abortion and that the pill is against the law there.
Her mouth dropped open. She exclaimed she didnt know that. I told her thats why the abortion issue is so important that it affects women in many different situations. I said now that you know educate someone else this is why its so important to vote. She thanked me.
DU3 I was able to see multiple columns/sections at-a-glance. No more on my Iphone. Now I only see HUGE forum title and a few posts once I navigate to a forum.
Its like the zoom feature is on and everything is up close. In all of the versions of DU, Ive never had this problem.
Skinner Mode doesnt make it any better.
No other sites look zoomed-in like DU4 does on my phone.
I see lots of others saying its better on their phones. Not sure what kind of phones theyre using but thats not the case for me.
I DU mostly by phone.
Is it advantageous for Republicans NOT to have a Speaker? I think so.
When McCarthys Speaker selection fiasco happened I thought it was political theater. To be fair, at this point, I see almost everything that Republicans do as theatrical. Recurring performances like DeSantis white go-go boots and Boeberts gropes to name a very few have solidified my opinion. This latest two-weeks-long-so-far Speaker election only reinforces my thinking.
Being Speaker-less is a perfect excuse for Republicans to do nothing. Its also a great way to achieve Republicans goals to destroy government by eroding faith in the government itself. Plus, Republicans can count on the Republican owned media to blame Democrats for their antics and not to hold Republicans accountable.
Finally, any ridicule or criticism for theatrics will fall on deaf ears. If Republicans have proven one thing its that they are shame proof. So much so that it would not surprise me if this was not the last Speaker selection of this Republican majority House of this Congress.
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