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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 27 Dec 2015, 10:19

This bloody Liberal govt really hates women, nevermind that “leftist” Turncoat is PM:

http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/national ... luvge.html

Save a few pennies, yet the outrageous tax rorts on super, going overwhelmingly to the few super rich will cost $170Bn over the forward estimates (and I don’t think this includes the tax free income from super of those retiring on super.)

So why do this? Some religious drive to make women chattels again? You tell me!

These penny–ante cuts mean less than nothing in terms of a $37Bn deficit. In fact, increased violence to women will bring with it increased costs of jailing males who murder their partners, females having to take time from work etc. Any children of a violent relationship will likely be psychologically damaged and so cause more problems later in life.

It is a lot like the stupid little cuts Newman made, cuts likely to rebound in terms of huge costs as a result of those cuts.

Never forget the NSW Baird Lib govt closed many refuges for battered women and implemented a stupid, vicious policy towards battered women of “Going Home and Staying Home.”

All of these evil bastards are religious, male leaders.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Dec 2015, 08:42

After defunding the activities of those offering shelter or help to battered women this “lefty” govt is now hitting female cancer victims:

Breast cancer patients denied Medicare rebate on vital MRI scans

WOMEN with breast cancer are being denied a Medicare rebate for expensive MRI scans which others with football injuries, headaches and back pain receive.

The rebate — rejected recently by the government’s Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) — contributes to the bills of up to $30,000 many women face for their breast cancer.

“MSAC did not support public funding for these indications due to of uncertain clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and financial impact” the committee ruled.

It reckoned approving a rebate for the test — worth up to $2000 — would cost the health system around $9 million.

It’s the latest example of Medicare failing cancer patients when they need it most


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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 23 Feb 2016, 06:36

Film Trapped exploring life in the US South for women needed reproductive health services as clinics close.

http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2016/02/22/3752023/as-abortion-restrictions-tighten-across-the-south-new-film-illuminates-how-providers-fight-for-women/
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Apr 2016, 07:14

In the US

Since 2011, more than 280 laws have been passed across 31 states to limit or restrict access to abortion. Some target women seeking the procedure, making the process more onerous (multiple clinic visits), more time-consuming (mandatory waiting periods), more costly (the procedure is not covered by federal Medicaid programs and in some states cannot be covered by private insurance plans that participate in Obamacare) and more shaming (forced ultrasounds, brochures on adoption, and mandatory counseling services replete with false information and scare tactics that operate under the assumption that a woman cannot be trusted to make an informed decision on her own). But the real game-changer came when the anti-choice movement realized that instead of targeting women – which was kind of bad for PR and maybe flew in the face of the Constitution – they could target providers. In fact, they could target providers under the auspices of  "protecting women's health," which, as an anti-choice tactic, works beautifully: States can't overturn Roe v. Wade, but they can regulate health care.

Called Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, or TRAP laws, these provisions sound good on paper, allowing them to largely fly under the radar (in a recent poll, 83 percent of people said they didn't know which laws pertaining to abortion were in place), despite the fact that both the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have publicly opposed them. A law that requires abortion doctors to acquire admitting privileges at a local hospital in the event that something goes wrong seems reasonable, for instance, until you take into account the fact that hospitals are required by law to admit any patient that comes into their emergency room, no matter what. The provision that demands abortion clinics meet all the requirements for ambulatory surgical centers likewise sounds fair if you don't know that about a quarter of non-hospital abortions in this country are achieved by simply taking a couple of pills. Or that when it comes to "surgical" abortions, they aren't actually surgery in the traditional sense (nothing gets cut); a patient is three times more likely to experience complications getting their wisdom teeth out; and doctors performing much more risky outpatient procedures (liposuction, for instance) are not subject to the same stringent requirements, some of which would be unnecessary even for open-heart surgery.

And while, individually, TRAP laws such as these could be surmountable, taken together they have contributed to the closure of about 70 clinics across the country since 2010, while threatening the ones that remain. Five states – Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming – are down to just one clinic each. The bottom line is that as an American woman, I currently have less reproductive autonomy than I would have had the day I was born. Slowly but surely, through unnecessary regulation rather than overt anti-choice legislation, my generation is losing the rights for which our mothers and grandmothers fought.


This is what these foul laws, passed mainly by old, white, male legislators, repugs all, do:
As Planned Parenthood's Richards points out, "The impact of these restrictions is most profound on women of low income, with the least ability to travel, take off work and find someone to take care of their children."Abortions are also on the decline – and were declining even before TRAP laws began to accumulate – in large part due to more effective, long-lasting types of birth control provided by none other than Planned Parenthood and now covered by health insurers under the Affordable Care Act. And abortion rates continue to fall even in states without draconian restrictions. The only two states where abortion rates have risen, Louisiana and Michigan, are assumed to be picking up the slack from neighboring Texas and Ohio. Needless to say, women can and will go to great lengths, literally and figuratively, to get an abortion.

Taken together, this means that the TRAP laws are having an effect, though it may not be the one the anti-abortion activists envision. According to the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, an effort out of the University of Texas to analyze the impacts of the state's reproductive policies, between 100,000 and 240,000 Texas women ages 18 to 49 have tried to end a pregnancy by themselves, without medical assistance. Google search rates for how to self-induce an abortion (including phrases such as "how to have a miscarriage" and "how to do a coat-hanger abortion") jumped 40 percent in 2011, when the TRAP-law crackdown began. And there is evidence to suggest that at least some women might be following through: In that same year, states with the fewest clinics had the fewest abortions and the most live births, but the decline in the former wasn't proportional to the rise in the latter. In other words, there are pregnancies whose outcomes cannot be accounted for. "A large part of why Roe v. Wade was decided in the first place is because women across the country were routinely dying in emergency rooms after being subject to abortions," says Richards. "I fear we are now coming full circle."




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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 23 Apr 2016, 10:28

Islam is inextricably linked with the State and is the worst oppressor/prosecutor of women.

Read what one Muslim woman lived through and what she says/writes about Islam and women:

http://observer.com/2016/04/why-ayaan-hirsi-alis-criticism-of-islam-angers-western-liberals/#.VxqmwVU8JkV.twitter
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 07 May 2016, 07:35

The war on womens’ bodies never stops:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/05/05/3775545/alabama-school-distance-abortion-ban/

In Victoria the Right–Christian regressive cause has had a setback tho: anti abortion protesters no longer can hassle women arriving for an abortion. Too right, this is a traumatic, unhappy time in a womans life and she doesn’t need idiots screeching at her!
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby Aussienan » 07 May 2016, 13:42

I'm pro choice do we really want to go back to the days of backyard abortions when woman were that desperate they got very ill or worse,I don't think it's a choice that women make lightly,the churches are with a few exceptions patriarchal it's just all about control we're going back to the dark ages one step forward two steps back.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 07 May 2016, 14:02

Backyard abortions are booming in the anti–abortion states in the US.

You cannot ban abortions, you can only ban legal, safe, medical ones. I despise the churches for working within right wing parties to get their medieval and as you say patriarchal way.

When they close an abortion clinic they tend to close the other services provided, family planning and womens health services so doubly sad.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Jun 2016, 01:40

Wow, love this judge!

Supreme Court abortion decision: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's must-read quote

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has always been one of the staunchest supporters of abortion rights on the Supreme Court. So it's not surprising that she chose to author her own, strongly worded concurrence to the Monday decision striking down Texas’s restrictive abortion law.

"It is beyond rational belief that H. B. 2 could genuinely protect the health of women," Ginsburg wrote in her concurrence.

Ginsburg’s concurrence is short — it spans just two pages — but forceful, focused mostly on pushing back against arguments from the law’s supporters that these new restrictions would make abortion safer in Texas.

Abortion is generally safe, Ginsburg writes, adding, "Many medical procedures, including childbirth, are far more dangerous to patients, yet are not subject to ambulatory surgical-center or hospital admitting-privileges requirements."

Ginsburg also wrote on the possibility that a law like HB 2 — which led to the closures of more than a dozen Texas abortion clinics — could force women to terminate pregnancies in less safe situation.

"When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures, women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners, faute de mieux [for want of a better alternative], at great risk to their health and safety," she wrote.


http://www.vox.com/2016/6/27/12039702/supreme-court-abortion-ginsburg

The evil Texas anti–abortion law has been covered in this thread. Closing those clinics means Texas women are missing out on sexual health services other than just abortion.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 08 May 2017, 09:36

The war on womens bodies is roaring in the US.

Under the Trump excuse of a healthbill prostate cancer is on the list of pre-existing conditions health cover cannot be denied but cervical cancer and Csections etc etc are not:

http://www.curvemag.com/News/Trumpcare-Is-The-New-War-On-Women-1867/#.WQyR0HpKKVw.twitter
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby Dax » 08 May 2017, 12:50

The mythical god of war cult has always been an degenerate supporter and legislator of suppression of women. The entire myth revolves around suppressing everyone and inflicting pain and suffering on as many as possible, their entire history is witness to those undeniable facts.

As long as we accept a belief that mythology is real and reality is fantasy, nothing will change. It's pretty hilarious when you see how suppressed women are within the cult, yet the majority of western culture supporters, are women. That doesn't say much for the intelligence of women, especially when the most elites within the cult are men and are renowned for their debauched approach to life.

Get rid of the god cult by relegating all followers to the past where they belong, luckily nature will do that very soon and hopefully no believers in fantasy land gods will survive. If this deranged cult is not wiped out soon, life on the planet may well be. It is the aim of all god cultists to rule the planet by whatever means they can, violence and war are the only approaches they have. Reality is so far beyond them, they can't see anything but their ideological programming and will even dismiss the never ending amount of evidence proving the degenerate and debauched actions approach and outcomes of their insane cult.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 08 May 2017, 23:14

Yeah, be nice for religion to fuck off. South America and Africa seem to be strongholds of the Church of Rome.

But Christians are good at suppressing women too.
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Sep 2017, 11:18

Oh wow! Having endured a bitter and divisive Marriage Equality referendum the Irish are now going to have to endure an even bitterer and more divisive Legalise Abortion referendum.

ATM it means the more well off Irish women can fly to the UK to have a termination while the poorer ones have to endure an unwanted pregnancy. There was a case, can’t remember the details, where a pregnant Irish woman was in danger of losing her life unless she had an abortion and because of stupid Irish law the doctors didn’t perform the procedure and mother and baby died. Utter futility or what?

In a good article Clemetine Ford tells us that in astonishing news, this week the Irish government announced plans to hold a referendum next year to decide whether to overturn a decades-long ban on abortion in almost all circumstances. Shame, religious dogma, abuse and accusations of murder – these will all be wielded to hateful effect as the referendum approaches, especially with the visit of Pope Francis looming just beyond it, she says. Sound familiar?

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/opinion/clementine-ford-why-irelands-abortion-referendum-is-a-necessary-risk-20170928-gyqe8i.html
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Re: Control of womens’s bodies by churches?

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Oct 2017, 09:32

NEVER fails when the Right is in power:

The Trump administration has dramatically expanded the number of employers allowed to flout the Affordable Care Act (ACA) policy that requires company healthcare plans to cover contraception at no additional cost.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/06/trump-contraception-birth-control-obamacare-mandate

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