A woman was arrested for "chemical endangerment" for using drugs while pregnant. The problem: She wasn't pregnant. So officers released her, but told her if she gets pregnant in the next few month she will be re-arrested.
The people who told us we were overreacting when Roe was overturned were never arguing in good faith and also they were very wrong.
Here's another issue that so called pro-lifers don't care about.
"Child’s death, other breakdowns raise questions for DFCS"
Forcing women who don't want children to have them anyway will only add another layer of burden on this already heavily burdened (and incompetent) agency. We've been reading about these issues for years.... it's only going to get worse with women being forced to have children and no governmental support.
Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap is Amazing!
11/30 Mike Luckovich: Voters’ message
The judge wanted to know if she had received counseling at the #abortion clinic. “Did they give you, for instance, any statistics about how many women regret or don’t regret it five, 10, 12, 20 years from now?” They hadn’t.
“I’m basically standing in the stead of your parents by making this decision,” the judge continued. “In doing so, I want to make sure that I would treat this as if you were my daughter.”
How States Limit Teen Access to Abortion
By Lizzie Presser
If you are a pregnant teen (<18) in any of the 36 states with a "parental-involvement" law, getting an abortion requires involving your parents or petitioning a judge for permission. Or you can travel out of state.
I made these maps for Lizzie Presser's incredible and infuriating story about teen access to abortion and the devastating impact of parental-involvement laws. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-states-limit-teen-access-to-abortion
WOW! Over 300k Georgia voters queued up to vote yesterday. This is so encouraging!
I'll be going to the polls to #vote early this week and am excited to vote (again) for the best candidate, my Senator Raphael Warnock.
Record 301K early votes cast in one day in Georgia runoff for US Senate
Books We Love [NPR]
Posting to Mastodon automatically
I’ve managed to get a #WordPress post to automatically post to my #Mastodon timeline via #RSS feed and #IFTTT. I’m new to Mastodon and IFTTT so it’s taken several tries to get it working, but its still not completely the way I want to see it.
There’s also a lag, spanning from 30″ to over an hour, before the post shows up on Mastodon.
As right-wing extremists are re-platformed everywhere from Twitter to Mar-a-Lago, it’s more important than ever that we hold our journalists, researchers, & others to high standards of accountability when it comes to reporting on extremism and extremists. We need journalists who will tell us the truth, not stake out a position in the middle of two unequal sides. I keep coming back to this quote about reporting on the weather, but it was missing something — so I modified it to make it complete.
One of my favorite pictures of Bert in his younger days. Boy, I miss this guy! (he passed a month or so ago) #CATS
It’s #FollowFriday so I hope folks utilize the hashtag to find my account here!
Give me a boost! Maybe if I can show some of the big accounts on Twitter that it’s possible to grow sizably and quickly here, too, they’ll migrate over!
Testing our improvements to handling oEmbed from #Flickr to #Mastodon. (This drink was delicious! 🤤) https://www.flickr.com/photos/donmacaskill/52503039550/in/dateposted-public/
I'll be honest here, as a humble instance admin receiving all kinds of DMs and emails...
The abuse, excessive reports... folks our instance grew from 60 users to 22000 in the span of two weeks. I didn't expect to suddenly commit 6-8 hours of my day to this. Knowing I have other commitments like a day job and other things.
I'm burning the candle on both ends here. Look at this toot timestamp. Please save space for some patience.
Y'all clearly don't remember this image:
This is what I've been hoping for....a mastodon instance for verified journalists called Journa.host
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