Sparkling Whine

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the state will sue the Trump regime to prevent them from repealing the Clean Power Plan. Expect many other states will join this lawsuit.

Meanwhile, an Oxford University study has found that Russian's interference campaign has also specifically targeted current and former U.S. military personnel.

Finally, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for forcing an immigrant minor detained by ICE to visit a religious crisis pregnancy center instead of a clinic for abortion.

Because Texas law requires parental consent or a judicial waiver before a minor may obtain an abortion, the plaintiff went to court with the assistance of an attorney and an appointed guardian and obtained the necessary judicial waiver. While the young woman has legal authority to obtain an abortion, the federal government has stepped in to block her from being transported to a clinic. They instead required her to visit a religiously affiliated “Crisis Pregnancy Center” to undergo counseling to continue the pregnancy, and she was required to have a sonogram conducted by non-medical personnel against her will.

The Handmaid's Tale is real.

Programming note... wildfires in California have cut electricity to Bob's neighborhood so I can't say when the next podcast will be.

  • Bob announced that he and Kimberley were a half mile outside of evac zone so they’re relatively safe?

    • MadJuana

      Thanks for passing that on. Very worrying all the way around.

    • JMAshby

      Safe, but no power.

  • ninjaf

    They see her fetus as more human than she is.

    • I didn’t need this story to tell me the Handmaid’s Tale was real. Back when they passed the bill in VA to force vaginal ultrasounds….it became obvious to me.

      • Indeed. The Handmaid’s Tale rings so true, because it is about very real problems that we have never been able to solve.

    • Christopher Foxx

      They see her fetus as more human than she is.

      No. They see the fetus as nothing more than a prop they can use to try to control other people’s lives.