Thursday, November 09, 2023

Dream Baby

I want to have a positive post today.  And I'll try, but I have to inject reality too. Sorry folks. 

Yay for Ohio. 

"Let the Abortions Commence!"

I kid of course. Well, not "kid", because you know....fetuses / embryos are not kids. 

So Ohio pulled it off. We fended off a republican controlled legislature that tried to screw us out of the vote and into women's vaginas. The vote for the latter was even a bigger margin than the former. 

But more importantly, the margin in yesterday's Issue 1 vote wasn't a small one. About 13%. That is statistically significant. Maybe the governor won't try to fuck with the law again - at least anytime soon. 

As you can see, the more populous areas - which are named - voted for the Issue, versus the rural ones. Those darker orange were full in - like 75% against reproductive rights. They just have their cousin-brother kid and then head out to junior year of high school. 

Not oddly enough, there were a lot more of the rural areas that voted the legalization of pot. They forget that getting high means having sex, which means getting pregnant which means abortion. It's science. 

So while I'm a little less depressed about the issues passing, the video-happy hour gang were talking last Sumday - and I'm not sure how much it matters. Staffs no longer exist. Planned Parenthoods have decreased and basically lost the ability to perform procedures.

What are the chances that while the right to have an abortion exists that the state doesn't put so many restrictions on facilities that they will make it financially impossible to operate. 

I might be wrong. I hope I'm wrong. But it's an evil legislature and they lost - so they're gonna come back...and hard. Worse than any woman scorned. 

Song by: Roy Orbison


Raybeard said...

It sure was a dearly needed sign of hope - and a biggie too!

Travel said...

The shift in power in the VA legislature was on the same issue. Kind of neutered the governor.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Then the people of Ohio will slap them back in place. Voters have the Ultimate power not elected officials.