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Mississippi's Republican Jobs Program

Health & Wellness  (tags: Abortion, Constitution, GOP Regime, Maddow, Video, Women's Rights )

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TomCat S (129)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:30 am
obs, Jobs, Jobs! That’s what Republicans say they are about. However, whenever they say they are concentrating on jobs, the jobs are usually them staying hard at work inserting their control between the legs of women, even if doing so violates the Constitution.

. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:26 am
Mississippi - a state in the US? I have to get an updated atlas.

Jason S (50)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:36 am
There no plan, cut taxes on rich and give more money to DOD

laura r (6)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:08 pm
Please remove all states who choose to violate the Constitutional rights of its citizens. Imposing their religious agenda is beyond the pale. Kick them out of our Union and let the rest of us live our lives as we see fit.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:15 pm
Where are the women of the gop and what are they doing to help themselves from the
antics and destruction, WAR on women of their own party...???

Ty, Tom.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:56 pm
You are so right on, Laura. Thanks, Tom for the Rachel video. I don't always get to watch her.

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:08 pm
great cartoon!!! they want it like that!!!

Lynn S (235)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:06 pm
If men were the ones who got pregnant (hey, it happens in the animal world — male seahorses are the ones that get pregnant, birth the babies and then look after them while the females go party!), would we even be having this discussion at either a state or national level?

Bubba Carpenter, state Republican legislator — "… but you have to have moral values…" — As Rachel says (with sarcasm), it's ok to let a woman kill herself by letting her operate on herself, but you have to have moral values. Clearly, the Republican/Teabaggers, state and federal, are the party of death.

I wondered about teen pregnancy rates in Mississippi and the social and economic costs. It is 3rd in the nation at 103/1000 people ages 15 – 19 behind Nevada (113/1000) and Arizona (104/1000) (source .the Guttmacher Institute). Here is some information about US teen pregnancies from

Social, educational and financial costs of teen pregnancy

The United State spends $7 billion each year due to the costs of teen pregnancy.
Only one-third of teenage mothers complete high school and receive their diplomas
By age 30, only 1.5 percent of women who had pregnancies as a teenager have a college degree.
80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare
Within the first year of becoming teen mothers, one-half of unmarried teen mothers go on welfare.*
The daughters of teen mothers are 22 percent more likely than their peers to become teen mothers.
Sons of teenaged mothers have a 13 percent greater chance of ending up in prison as compared to their peers.

Where are the Republican/Teabagger moral values in teen pregnancy and its fallout?

And although teen pregnancy is on the decline, here are some more facts from
How much greater is the U.S. teen pregnancy rate than other countries?*

Greater teen pregnancy rates translate into higher abortion in the United States for the industrialized world.
The U.S. has twice the teen pregnancy rate as Canada
Both Germany and France have a teen pregnancy rate that is four times lower than the U.S.
Japan's teen pregnancy rate is eight times lower the United States

After looking at this information, again I ask "Where are the Republican/Teabagger moral values in teen pregnancy and its fallout?"

We already know that Republican/Teabaggers want to end abortions (hell they want personhood for the fertilised egg if you listen to Rand Paul), but once that baby is born, they disavow all knowledge of and caring for the child.

For me, abortion for myself was never something I would consider, and nor did I have to (I believe you truly don't know until you are faced with the decision). However, I without reservation believe that that decision is a personal one that should be made by a woman in consultation with her doctor and family. And I have been asked for counselling to which I will remain neutral and try to help the young woman discern her own answers. But I will never tell another what to do and I will always refer them to professionals.

Great article TC. Hopefully I didn't get too carried away. I'll step down off my soap box now!

Standing up again --- How can legislators in good conscience take such egregious action to deny the constitutional rights of one group, in this case women? The Republican/Teabaggers usually make their arguments based on religious doctrine, supply-side psuedo Christianity, yet the 1st amendment guarantees freedom of and from religion, last I looked anyway which was only yesterday.

Mary T (178)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:03 pm
What a bunch of idiots, I remember the days when so many women die from these illegal abortions, Why any woman would ever vote for any of these nuts are beyond me, This should be always up to the women not a bunch of stupid men to make the choice for them.

Edith B (146)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:54 pm
If the Republicans would spend as much time on jobs as they do controlling women, we would be in a much better economic position.

Carlene V (202)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:38 am
And when these kids are born because the women can't get a abortion will the rethuglicans do anything to help? Doubt it, they'll continue to whore themselves out to corporations while their wives knit little caps and mittens for the poor in their Wed. church meetings.

SuSanne P (193)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:56 am
Thank you TomCat!
Major Thank you to Lynn S! You certainly didn't get too carried away in my opinion!
"....Republican/Teabaggers usually make their arguments based on religious doctrine, supply-side psuedo Christianity, yet the 1st amendment guarantees freedom of and from religion..."

TomCat S (129)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:18 am
C2 ate my comment yesterday thanks to all.

Susanne R (235)
Monday July 2, 2012, 7:46 pm
Is "ignorance" really "bliss"? Ask the women in Mississippi if they're happy with House Bill 1390, and we might just find out.
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