Things to Know About Recent Abortion Bills

This post covers things you may want to know about the recent assault on a woman’s right to control her body.

This post has two sections, things you may want to know about the different state laws and things you may want to know about the legal issues.

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Reviewing a Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light is one of the most thought-provoking novels I have ever read. She takes on the controversial issue of abortion and does a masterful job illustrating things that commonly lead to abortion, reasons why some protest the right to abortions, and how government can become a huge problem in the lives of women. She also shows the position of those who so strongly oppose abortion that they infiltrate clinics hoping to secretly record staff given pregnant women bad advice or encouraging abortions.

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Abortion and the Second Amendment

Sadly, the big story of the day is yet another mass shooting. As I write, we know a 46-year-old white man (I won’t write his name) with a long history of antisemitic posting online shot at least 12 people in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue.Currently, reports are saying four of the 12 victims have died. Six victims are injured. Four of the injured are police officers. Two of the injured are dealing with serious injuries. Obviously, this is a fluid situation. What we know will update and change.

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How I’m voting on Oregon’s Ballot Questions

This post will tell you how I’m voting on each of the five statewide ballot questions in Oregon. In order to hopefully help you understand the often deliberately misleading ballot questions, I will also explain why I’m voting the way I’m voting. If my tendency to be nerdy is too much for you, I have included a bulleted list of key points to know for each question. If you find this information useful, please share it.

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America’s Political System is Failing

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been given a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court, I want to address the route of the problem destroying America. The route of the problem isn’t political polarization (as many say). The route of the problem is the failing of our system of government. The reality is that an ever-shrinking minority has an ever-increasing control over our politics. While Republicans claim Democrats wat mob rule, the truth is that America is being run by a distinct minority that regularly enacts laws disfavored by a majority of the American people.

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