Phil Hands for May 21, 2022

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Guess what Phil, in higher educated countries (which is most of them) where abortions are legal, they are rare.

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    Except no one on the “far left” wants abortions to be high in number. They just want them available for women who need or want them. Period.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    I cannot imagine that anyone thinks abortion should not be rare. What the folks who Phil’s calling “far left” want is for the CHOICE to be made by the woman. NOT by someone else.

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    Coopersdad  3 months ago

    The “Far Right” needs to stay out of other people’s business!!!!!

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    Nantucket Premium Member 3 months ago

    Repubs have pushed to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for Medicaid services including birth control and pre- and post-natal care. WI Repubs succeeded in blocking the funding and the number of abortions started going UP when they had been trending down.

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    Mi-Tasol  3 months ago

    If you look at the statistics for many (most?) states the crime rate dropped significantly starting around 15 years after they legalised abortion. This suggests that much of the crime is caused by children with no male parental guidance and/or who are treated like cr*p by their parents who never wanted them.

    This makes the Republican party the party that births criminals.

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 3 months ago

    Is the next step relieving women from the right to vote?

    Is that Making America Great Again?

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    You missed on this one. Even the far left doesn’t want abortion to be common, just available without govt. interference.

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    Ironically, The Far Right IS a philosophical abortion.

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    FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    Most Americans don’t know, and don’t care. Getting off their azz, and or thinking is too much trouble.

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    Abortion is a decision.

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    thelordthygod666  3 months ago

    It was rare Phil, the abortion rate had steadily declined for 40 years [US News 24 Nov 21]

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 3 months ago

    The christian Taliban has infected your reasoning. Pro-Choice is not Pro-Abortion.

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    piper_gilbert  3 months ago

    Louisiana law states abortion is murder and life begins at conception. Legislation outlawing Plan B and IUD’s for woman is already out there. (Forced removal I suppose)Another bill waiting in the wings outlaws condoms.

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    Newenglandah  3 months ago

    If any of the Christian Taliban took notice, they would see that the abortion rate has been declining pretty steadily since about 1981. That was the result of better sex education in schools and improved birth control, both of which the Christian Taliban opposes and has strongly hinted are in their sights after their “victory” over women’s choice. We may well see abortion rates rise again along with the rate of botched back-alley abortions by quacks. The Christian Taliban will have themselves to thank..

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    Abortions should be considered the same as an amputation.. rare but done when necessary.

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    tabby  3 months ago

    This comic is BS. The Left wants better contraception education and availability which would reduce unwanted pregnancy and abortion. Nobody likes abortion.

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    WestNYC Premium Member 3 months ago

    The far left in this country has never advocated ‘forced’ abortions, this was done in Mao’s China.

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    LoveBritTV Premium Member 3 months ago

    Well, you’re two thirds correct.

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    Diamond Lil  3 months ago

    The real message is the “FAR” left and right. Most Americans are caught in the middle of this absurd war.

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    grange Premium Member 3 months ago

    There is absolutely no evidence that lefties want abortion to be common. Plenty of evidence that they want unplanned pregnancy to be rare, but the GQP insists on promoting the lie that Planned Parenthood is primarily about providing abortions.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    If most Americans want abortion then the majority will vote against republicans.

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    MartinPerry1  3 months ago

    The Radical Right and the Far Left have one thing in common: a belief in absolutes. Nothing that falls outside the box defined by those absolutes will be allowed.

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    XtopherSD  3 months ago

    #BothSidesDont The idea that Democrats want abortions to be commonplace is disgusting. Who champions support for working parents, child care, pre-school and the like? All programs that would support a woman more if she decided to have a child instead of an abortion. Jeez

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    Actually, there was a compromise – Roe v. Wade. The Right portrays Roe v. Wade as an extreme position, but it really isn’t. Roe v. Wade says that a woman’s right to an abortion is not absolute and that the state has a compelling interest in protecting the life of the mother and fetus. They did not rule on the issue of whether a fetus is a person noting that the Constitution says nothing about that.

    They decided that abortions prior to the viability of the fetus – around 26 weeks (although 28 is more in line with doctor’s opinions), should be legal in the US. That seems like a reasonable compromise to me.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hands, who EXACTLY is it that wants MORE abortions.

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    This is just another goddam example of ‘both sides do it’. Equally.

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    richardclayton1000  3 months ago

    Yeah right. The Democrats are far right? Not by the standards of the other democracies of the world.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Republicans want to give more rights to rapists than their victims. In Idaho, for example, a rapist is given family visitation rights, and the victim might even have to pay her rapist support money.

    The poorest educated states are Republican. The poorest performing states in academia are republican. The states with the highest teen birth rates are Republican. Starting to see the pattern?

    As posted by @DD Wiz on Clay Jones, 07-May-2022 (emphasis added):

    The United Nations defines “forced pregnancy” as a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.

    It’s right there on the first page of the official UN page.

    The United States is a signatory to this treaty on human rights, and the Constitution defines the Constitution, then ratified treaties, then federal statutes as the supreme law of the land.

    https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/crimes-against-humanity.shtml

    So who the (expletive) do right wing Republicans think they are, violating human rights to satisfy their cruel, craven, Talibangelical “base”?

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    Rich Douglas  3 months ago

    This is a lie. The “far left,” or anyone else for that matter, does not call out for more abortions. They simply call for a woman’s right to make medical choices regarding her own body.

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    dcy665  3 months ago

    Which Leftie thinks abortion shouldn’t be rare? It is rare by any measure, unless you’re an idiot that cannot do math. Excuse me, arithmetic, Right Nationalists don’t do math.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    There is no “Both Sides” crap on this. The fringe right wing wants to not only outlaw abortion in any and every case, they want to prosecute it as a capital offense, going after the woman, the abortionist, and every person who “aided and abetted” the woman for seeking that abortion, no matter what the circumstance. Includes rape, incest, and ectopic pregnancies. And they want to outlaw all forms of contraception.

    In what (expletive) way does the “Far Left” or any sane, intelligent person, Republican or Democrat, want those draconian Talibangelical laws to be enforced by Big Government?

    This ’toon is disingenuous at best, and pure BS at worst.

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