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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Whoa, that woman was AWESOME.


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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:15 pm 
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FootFace wrote:
USA! USA!
Ariann wrote:
Whoa, that woman was AWESOME.
Add to those responses,
as Slamen was escorted out of the building.

Slamen’s speech transcript for those allergic to video.
(Typed by me, so any mistakes are mine.)
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SENATOR NELSON: Sarah Slamen.

SLAMEN: Thank you Chair and Committee. My name is Sarah Slamen. I’m a constituent of Senator Whitmire. I’m here to testify against SB1 because I’m tired of Republican primary politics, misogyny, and greed dominating the state I was born, raised, and schooled in.

You know, I had some really eloquent remarks written out but you guys have just worn me down all day with all this terrible science and glad-handing. And to be frank, I get to move to New York next month so I don’t have to live in fear of you Texas legislators anymore and what you’re going to do to my education system, or my healthcare system. Because I’m going to a state that doesn’t kill it’s own inmates, that’s how pro-life it is up there.

I will thank you though first. It was destiny that you would discriminate against us and try to force your way inside the bodies of Texas women. Thank you for finally working against us women so publicly and not in the shadows like you’re used to.

Thank you for every single bad press conference with your bad information. Thank you for every hateful statement degrading women and girls to sex objects, and broodmares, and bald eagles, and leather wallets, like your eloquent pro-life supporters have done today. Thank you for being you Texas legislature. You have radicalized hundreds of thousands of us and no matter what you do for the next twenty-two days; women and their allies are coming for you.

Let’s start down the line. Senator Campbell, you’re an ophthalmologist. So I won’t be making you the expert on reproductive health. We can give you all the children with chlamydia and herpes in their eyes, since we don’t have Sex Ed in this state. And Senator Hegar, you’re about as helpful—

SENATOR NELSON: [Bangs gavel] Just a minute! I will not allow…

SLAMEN: You’re about as helpful—

SENATOR NELSON: I will not allow…

SLAMEN: Excuse me! This is my government ma’am! I will judge you. I will judge you ma’am.

SENATOR NELSON: I will not allow you…

SLAMEN: Is this counting against my time?

SENATOR NELSON: Yes it is.

SLAMEN: The Senator talking against me?

SENATOR NELSON: Yes it is. Yes it is.

SLAMEN: Okay, well I will just go ahead and talk over her.

SENATOR NELSON: I will not allow you to disrespect…

SLAMEN: And this is how big of a fraud I knew you were for being so proud of these proceedings all night. It’s a low bar that you hold yourself to that you simply allowed us to speak and I will speak against an ophthalmologist who says— [apprehended by troopers]

SENATOR NELSON: I will not allow you to disrespect…

SLAMEN: Everyone on the Internet can see what you are doing right now. This is a farce. The Texas legislature is a bunch of liars who hate women. [escorted from microphone] These men are paid by all of you be here a million dollars during the special session […] stay in hotels […] so they can tell us what to do with the inside of our bodies. I hope you’re proud of yourselves!

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For those, like myself, who may have been hedging their enthusiasm over Slamen speech, questioning whether being so forthright was the best approach, further explanation and context helps to make her response all the more appropriate and awesome.

Some coverage at Huffinton Post (text).
Interview with Slamen on Daily Koss (text).
Slamen on MSNBC The Last Word (5 minute video with ad before start).
Slamen on Feminist Current (27 minute audio).
Follow Slamen on Twitter!


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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Thank you for the transcript!


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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Texas and ND are looking to ban abortion at the moment when the fetus has a heartbeat that can be detected - at 6 weeks.
http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/201 ... s-6-weeks/

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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Tofulish wrote:
Texas and ND are looking to ban abortion at the moment when the fetus has a heartbeat that can be detected - at 6 weeks.
http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/201 ... s-6-weeks/

I saw that! It's just one restrictive bill after another. A heartbeat does not equal life, ask any one in a coma, and we let their families choose to keep them on life support or not!


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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:54 am 
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re: the Texas protests. Here is a link to a piece written by a 14-year old Texas girl, in response to all of the harassment she's received since a photo of her (and her KICK ASPARAGUS sign) have gone viral on the internet: http://www.xojane.com/issues/billy-cain ... -my-vagina .

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Normally, I prefer to look up to adults as role models. But what is happening in Texas right now it's hard to find adults who I want to look up to.
I don't look up to an adult who is taking away a woman's right to choose.
I don't look up to an adult who is calling a 14-year-old girl a hors d'oeuvre.
I don't look up to an adult who is screaming in my face and saying I am ugly.
And I certainly don't look up to anyone who says they are Christian but treats women the way I've been treated these past few days as a teenage girl.

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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:10 am 
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Saw this tweet today
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#ThingsYouMightHearALiberalSay It's my choice 2kill a future gay female vegan Democrat living inside me―Hail Satan! [deleted link to deadly serious article about pro-choice group being satan-worshipers]


Really wanted to respond: it's spelled "seitan."

Posting here instead.


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 Post subject: Re: anti-abortion passing in the US
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:55 am 
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mollyjade wrote:
Saw this tweet today
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#ThingsYouMightHearALiberalSay It's my choice 2kill a future gay female vegan Democrat living inside me―Hail Satan! [deleted link to deadly serious article about pro-choice group being satan-worshipers]


Really wanted to respond: it's spelled "seitan."

Posting here instead.

I am soooo sick of these people.

I read today they are trying to add an amendment that would make everyone take an adoption class before having an abortion! It already takes like 3 days at this point!!!

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