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Feeling aggravated at a bunch of liberals who are suddenly claiming that they give a damn about the fall of Roe when I don't think they do or ever did.

Nah, nuh uh. It's SO false. If they gave a damn, they would have followed this issue earlier, and would not be surprised now.
And would not have continued to nominate pro-life democrats as political candidates. And if they gave a damn, they would not have called us "breeders" and "uterus havers" back when it counted, back when we could have stopped this. So much of this is people just signaling group membership, but if it costs them anything, if it's taking any sort of a risk at all, they're not going to do it. They will fly a rainbow flag if they think that makes them look good, and they will join an angry mob about pronouns or shrieking that they don't think anyone should be allowed to say "woman". But it's just all about being a pack member, and pack membership. None of it's really genuine. The minute it costs them anything, their support ends.

So OK they're all about shrieking that they care about Roe as long as it can be just talk. But I think most of these same people are NOT going to take any risk whatsoever to help women travel to get a safe abortion, or to get abortion pills to women in red states.

I'm just annoyed at how fake I think the support for abortion rights is. And remember when companies were boycotting North Carolina over trans rights? I don't think one single company is going to take any kind of real action related to abortion rights.

It's just all talk and I am so so tired.

Thanks for listening.

Feeling aggravated at a bunch of liberals who are suddenly claiming that they give a damn about the fall of Roe when I don't think they do or ever did. Nah, nuh uh. It's SO false. If they gave a damn, they would have followed this issue earlier, and would not be surprised now. And would not have continued to nominate pro-life democrats as political candidates. And if they gave a damn, they would not have called us "breeders" and "uterus havers" back when it counted, back when we could have stopped this. So much of this is people just signaling group membership, but if it costs them anything, if it's taking any sort of a risk at all, they're not going to do it. They will fly a rainbow flag if they think that makes them look good, and they will join an angry mob about pronouns or shrieking that they don't think anyone should be allowed to say "woman". But it's just all about being a pack member, and pack membership. None of it's really genuine. The minute it costs them anything, their support ends. So OK they're all about shrieking that they care about Roe as long as it can be just talk. But I think most of these same people are NOT going to take any risk whatsoever to help women travel to get a safe abortion, or to get abortion pills to women in red states. I'm just annoyed at how fake I think the support for abortion rights is. And remember when companies were boycotting North Carolina over trans rights? I don't think one single company is going to take any kind of real action related to abortion rights. It's just all talk and I am so so tired. Thanks for listening.

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What pro life democrats are you referring to?

Ones in red states, also known as "blue dog" democrats. There are many. In Indiana, around 10 years ago, I forget now if it was an election for governor or for senate, but the upshot was there were three candidates, a republican, a democrat, and a libertarian. All of them were vehemently pro-life. You were not going to be voting for any pro-choice candidate in that particular general election. Also I once lived in a congressional district, and our congressman, for the US House, was a pro-life democrat. Also I lived in a city where the mayor was a democrat, but said that abortion was "a controversial issue" and advised the police not to respond to calls when the abortion clinic would call the police over harassment.

There are many.

So if the choice is a pro life republican or a pro life Democrat, do you not vote and help give Republicans a majority? I don't know any democrat who wants to vote for someone pro-life, but if the choice is between a Republican and a Democrat, they'll vote to keep the Republican out.

In the past I have voted for the pro-life Democrat, because it's going to wind up being a pro-lifer one way or the other and the pro-life Democrat is marginally saner than the republican on some other issues.

I know many Democrats who are pro-life. In Democratic clubs, they would say it in a way something like, "Let's not talk about THAT issue. Let's talk about actual issues, ones that matter." And they just really, REALLY did not want to be involved with anything advocating for abortion rights.

Then in the liberal feminist groups, they were super into advocating for abortion rights, but were not into electoral politics. I don't know why. It's like they thought people got into office by magic, and that all these laws are made by some kind of magic.