“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin 1962

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Patricia Wightman retweeted
Of all the devastating things I read yesterday, the one that will stick with me longest is the American Academy of Pediatrics having to release a statement about the grave consequences of forcing children to give birth.
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The Constitution states that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their offices during good behaviour.” Explain to me how perjuring yourself to get confirmed, helping your wife try to overthrow the government and stripping fundamental rights from tens of millions is good behavior.
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This man has absolutely earned the right to be governor. He has worked tirelessly, non-stop, blizzards and incinerating temperatures notwithstanding. Beto has been there. #BetoForGovernor #BetoForTexas
“Beto! Beto! Beto!…” In 100+degrees @BetoORourke outlines his steadfast support for #WomensRights and #AbortionRights and #VotingRights and this spontaneous chant rises from the HUGE crowd in Austin last night. A really wonderful moment. (6/26/22)
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
Alito’s boast that his shredding of fundamental personal rights in #DobbsvJackson needn’t worry anyone except women capable of serving as breeders is, shall we say, troubling — being both false and a confession to misogyny. Since when was it a defense to say “I hurt only women”?
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I will do one more post before I start blocking people. The Democrats need to win the next few elections or we will sink so deeply into a Christian-fascist state that it may take decades to get out of it. Bashing. Democrats. Right. Now. Is. Stupid.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
This is just insane! Insane! We can not allow this to happen any longer…@WCKitchen #ChefsForUkraine #foodfighters will be there supporting the Fire and rescue teams….@Ukraine
⚡️ Zelensky: 'Russia strikes shopping center in Kremenchuk, while over thousand people inside.' “The mall is on fire, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire, the number of victims is impossible to imagine," said President Volodymyr Zelensky. Volodymyr Zelensky/Telegram
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
Abortion for *lethal* fetal anomalies is now *illegal* in Ohio   I’m a high-risk obstetrician here. I diagnose birth defects   So some point soon I may look someone in the eyes & say that they, against their will, will carry to term, undergo delivery & then have their child die
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
Replying to @NoLieWithBTC
So in Lara Trump's "logic," what the Supreme Court did was stop us from imposing abortions on women against their will? Does anyone named Trump have a brain?
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Travis County DA: seek needed medical care 'no matter what the law says' "A prosecutor's job is to protect public safety, and to enforce this law will not only fail to promote or protect public safety but will also lead to more harm." kvue.com/article/news/local/… via @KVUE
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I’ll say it again - this Court is captured and compromised.
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We often don’t bring this up when speaking about abortion and pregnancy. A woman is most likely to be murdered during pregnancy than any other time in their life.
Patricia Wightman retweeted
I'm a reproductive rights organizer & State Senate candidate. Last night, after speaking at our Roe rally, my Republican opponent – a police officer – violently attacked me. This is what it is to be a Black woman running for office. I won't give up.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I will never forget that abortions were banned before AR-15s.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I am an oncologist. I have had patients that needed to get an abortion to allow safe treatment of their cancer. Abortion absolutely is a part of healthcare.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can’t imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I sit in rooms weekly w/mothers/fathers breaking news of a fetus with severe congenital anomalies. A fetus who may not survive to delivery or at best live only minutes after birth. That a woman be forced to carry to jeopardize her own health is immoral. And very bad medicine.
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
I guarantee you Trump has paid for more abortions than any other POTUS or elected official in our lifetime or any other. The irony in all this is enraging. Eliot Broidy began the Trump era with an abortion scandal that Trump’s own lawyer paid off. GOP ‘men’ are hypocrites. @GOP
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
.@GovEvers tells @AP he won't appoint district attorneys who would enforce abortion ban and he would use clemency powers to vacate prison sentences of anyone convicted under the law Evers also says he hopes @WisDOJ files a lawsuit to at least put the ban on hold
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Patricia Wightman retweeted
Roe. Miranda. Gun control. Church and State. All dismantled in a single week. The single worst week for civil rights and liberties in decades.
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