LPJL DAILY TAKEDOWN – NOVEMBER 6th, 2017

HOW DARE YOU WIN! TRUMP’S DOJ LAWYERS DROPPED THEIR OWN ANTI-ABORTION BALL IN THE PREGNANT IMMIGRANT CASE, SO NOW THEY WANT TO PUNISH HER ACLU LAWYERS FOR KICKING THEIR ASS.

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IT’S GETTING EXTREME IN HERE! THE “CENTER” ON ABORTION RIGHTS KEEPS GETTING PUSHED OFF THE EDGE. READ HOW RIGHTWING RADICAL HAS BECOME THE NEW “MODERATE.”

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Department of Duh: Actually,  It turns out that birth control IS 100 percent necessary for health. Reason number 6782 you shouldn’t get reproductive health advice from the Puritanic scribblers  over at the Federalist. Refinery 29 lays it out here.

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AND FURTHERMORE … DOUBLE DUH! BIRTH CONTROL THAT’S “JUST” FOR BIRTH CONTROL NEEDS TO BE COVERED BY INSURANCE! WHO TF DOESN’T GET THAT?

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A CELEBRITY PASTOR ARGUED THAT MAYBE ABORTION IS A PERSONAL DECISION AND HOY BOY WE BET YOU CAN GUESS WHAT THE PEARL-CLUTCHERS OVER AT THE FEDERALIST HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT! ABORTION IS MORAL, YOU SHITWICKETS, STOP TRYING TO MAKE ETERNAL DAMNATION HAPPEN!  

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WISCONSIN LAWMAKER ARGUES (ON VIDEO) THAT ABORTION IS LEADING TO A “LABOR FORCE SHORTAGE,” LOLOLOLOL SAYS EVERY UNEMPLOYED PERSON IN THE U.S., ALSO ANYONE WHO’S EVER TAKEN AN ECONOMICS COURSE, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO JUST GOT THEIR FRIEND’S PASSWORD TO WATCH THE HANDMAID’S TALE ON HULU

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IN WHAT TWISTED ALTERNATE UNIVERSE DOES THIS SHIT EVEN EXIST? THE STORY OF MARQUETTE U’S “MEMORIAL OF THE UNBORN” GRAVEYARD IS EVEN MORE CRINGE-INDUCING THAN YOU COULD BELIEVE. YOU MUST READ THIS, FROM BUST.

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LPJL Daily Takedown – July 19th, 2017

Professional Stalker David Daleiden #CantStopWontStop Spreading Lies

UTTER CONTEMPT: Slimeball propagandist David Daleiden has just been held in contempt of court for continuing to release illegally obtained and heavily tampered-with videos. Da-LIE-den is one of the vidiots from the so-called Center for Medical Progress who released tapes in 2015 that were doctored to indicate Planned Parenthood was selling fetal remains. The tapes were shown to be bullshit and PP was cleared of any wrongdoing. And now this virtual stalker is charged with 15 felonies for secretly recorded videos—videos that his lawyers CONTINUE to publicize in defiance of a court order. All of the illegal activity involving these tapes has been committed by Daleiden and the people who made them!  

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 Not Real Science 101- An Intro to “Abortion Reversal”

REVERSE ENGINEERING: Anti-abortion myth-makers have been busily concocting another lie to foist on the public—one that we at LPJL have been warning you about. It’s the pseudo-scientific turd pie of being able to “reverse” medication abortions by intervening in the 24 to 36 hours between the taking of the two pills that are used in the procedure. The “science” behind reversal is anecdotal quackery being pushed mostly by one obsessed doctor. But thanks to his fairy tales, now 10 states require abortion providers to LIE TO PATIENTS and tell them that medication abortions can be “reversed.” Anti-abortion scammers are hiding behind fake science the way they hide behind phony efforts to “help women” with TRAP laws that only harm patients. If anti-choice people had anything good to say, they could say it without hiding behind lies. 

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Helping #ExposeFakeClinics: A Tutorial

The More You Know, The More You #ExposeFakeClinics

DON’T GET FAKED OVER by fake clinics! And learn how to expose them to protect others! July 17 to 26 is Expose Fake Clinics Week, where we shine a light on the anti-choice maggots under the slimy rock of deception. Fake clinics are those “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” (CPC’s) that fool people seeking abortion services or information into thinking they’re an actual medical facility. Then the unwitting victims are deluged with lies and shaming designed to pressure them out of making their own decisions. And of course these shame-mills are generously funded by your tax dollars in many states. Texas alone has thrown millions to these scamsters. LPJL IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THESE HORRIBLE PLACES, in fact check out yesterday’s protest in Pittsburgh in our Vagical Mystery Tour update below to see what LPJL is doing to fight back! 

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Land of the Semi-Free, Home of the State by State Attack on Repro Rights

STATES OF EMERGENCY! While most of the media is transfixed by the shit-show going on in Washington, the real work of building an evil empire of theocratic hate and misogyny is going on at the state level. And reproductive rights are a prime target. In 2017 alone, 28 states have tried to put more restrictions on abortion, with many of them aiming to eliminate it entirely. Even Texas, which had their HB2 slapped down by the Supreme Court, went right back to more weasel-work to undermine abortion rights. There are efforts all over the country to ban the safest and most common 2nd trimester abortion procedure, force fetal tissue “burials,” and make it harder for minors to exercise choice. And taxpayer money continues to be wasted on fake clinics and abstinence programs. That’s why LPJL works tirelessly to inform you about what’s happening in YOUR state! 

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From the Antis: Can You Believe Planned Parenthood Thinks Even SEX WORKERS Deserve Healthcare?

TRAFFIC SCAM. Jeezus! Is there any depth anti-abortion hate-mongers won’t sink to? They try to smear abortion care providers as abetting sex trafficking when the providers offer possibly life-saving care to sex workers, including those who may be caught up in trafficking. These ghouls send undercover “journalists”/stalkers to clinics posing as pimps. When the clinics offer to help the victims, they’re portrayed as being involved in “underage sex trafficking.” I guess the “pro-life” approach would be to cast them out for their sins and let them rot with whatever medical problems their victimhood has caused them. Compassion means care, not judgment, dickwads! 

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

Our LPJL Pittsburgh stop has gone next level as we #ExposeFakeClinics

Spoiler Alert: Fake clinics hate when you come armed with facts – especially when those facts come from badasses in costumes

Check out the fun we had here and once you’re all riled up – come to Mr Smalls TONIGHT, doors 7pm!

    

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 10th, 2017

What’s Better than One Pro-Choice Techie? HUNDREDS OF THEM.  

ABORTION ACCESS? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! Lots of them, in fact, thanks to Emily Loen and the techies behind Hackathon.com in California. This band of gender diverse hack-stars gather to build tools and apps for abortion seekers and providers. And it’s working —BIG TIME! In just its second year, Abortion Access Hack-a-thon has gone from 20 participants to over 200. The next hackathon is being planned for this summer in Austin, TX. The fight for abortion rights has to be smart, aggressive, and cutting edge—and Emily is all of that by using tech to expand access!

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A New Missouri Anti-Choice Bill Wants To Eliminate Abortions and Increase Ambulance Sirens

911—MISSOURI, WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR PROBLEM? The continuing saga of MISSOURI’s special legislative session to mess with abortion rights (Yes, that is really a thing!) continues to dredge up brand new schemes from the bottoms of the space where a decent human has a heart. The latest—making it a crime for an abortion clinic to request that an ambulance respond to a call from the clinic without sirens and lights. WTF? NOBODY—from a restaurant to a church wants flashing ambulance lights and sirens unless it’s necessary. And a clinic with patients undergoing treatment certainly wants to avoid alarming them. It’s completely up to ambulance personnel to decide what to do. So WHY SHOULD IT BE A CRIME FOR CLINIC TO JUST ASK for no lights and sirens? Especially when it’s not a crime for a burger joint or bar to make the same request?  

PICK ME! Pick me! Is it because it’s a law that is all about stigmatizing abortion? OF course it is! This Missouri special session is what needs an emergency response!

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There Could Be Bumper-To-Bumper Resistance in California with New Pro-Choice License Plates!

IN WOMEN WE TRUST: CALIFORNIANS may soon have something good on their plates—special license plates in the state reading “CALIFORNIA TRUSTS WOMEN” would help to fund family-planning services for low-income people. The Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program provides family planning services to 1.8 million Californians every year—including funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. Anti-choice states are lousy with anti-abortion license plates that fund actual SCAMS like “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” that try to limit the choices of people looking for family planning services. The bill is working its way through the CA legislature. They’ll need 7,500 pre-paid orders for the plates to be issued, so step up California!

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A Gang of Anti-Choice Goons Praise Mike Pence for Ruining People’s Lives

DISCREDIT WHERE DISCREDIT IS DUE: Anti-choice nut-wads in INDIANA are heaping praise on their KING NUT-WAD, Mike Pence, “crediting” him with a drop in the abortion rate during his time as governor. OK, first off, all experts agree that declining abortion rates are mostly due to better family planning and contraceptive availability—both of which the PENCER opposes. Of course, he DID prevent a lot of people from exercising their reproductive rights, but he did that with a combination of TRAP laws targeting clinics and shoveling millions of dollars to bogus Crisis Pregnancy Centers—funded with “Choose Life” state license plates. Now this simpering silverback Pence is in a position to impose his puritan puke on women all over the country. Mike Pence: Shitty for Indiana, Shittier for America.

VAGICAL UPDATE!

There are two words that best describe last night’s show in the Motor City — SOLD. OUT!

The Vagical Mystery Tour took over the Magic Bag and the laughs were ENDLESS!

What would a visit to Michigan be without the incredible LISA BROWN in attendance?!

If you didn’t know, Lisa is the SHERO responsible for the name “LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE.”

And Today, we’ve been hanging out all day with our friends at Northland Family Planning!

We delivered some Rosé & sweet treats for the end of their work day, which resulted in the best damn abortion clinic recovery room chat EVER.

NEXT STOP: CLEVELAND!

LPJL Daily Takedown – June 16, 2017

Missouri Senate Passes New Restrictions on Abortion in Late-Night Vote

Kansas City Star

NIGHT TERRORS! Anti-choice vampires in MISSOURI are stalking the night and passing harmful legislation under the cover of darkness! We’ve been keeping an eye on the shit-show that that’s going down in MISSOURI where the governor called a special session of the legislature purely to FUCK WITH ABORTION ACCESS. Last night the MO Senate passed a bill AFTER MIDNIGHT to avoid the hundreds of activists who have been rallying at the statehouse to oppose this fuckery. This bill mandates MORE inspections and investigations of abortion facilities, encourages clinic employees to turn on the clinic, and harasses pathologists who provide clinics with services. And it overturns a St. Louis law that outlaws discrimination against those who use birth control, have an abortion, or are pregnant! Some shit you HAVE to do in the dead of night!

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Seattle Storm announces partnership with Planned Parenthood

KIRO 7

SLAM DUNK! Fucking finally! For the first time, a professional sports team is partnering for an event with Planned Parenthood! The WNBA’s Seattle Storm is holding a Stand With Planned Parenthood night for July 18. $5 of each ticket sold will go to Planned Parenthood. AND there’s going to be an online auction featuring Storm swag! OH YAAASSS! At a time when PP is being wrongly harassed and attacked, it’s good to see a BIG LEAGUE sports team send the message that reproductive health and abortion care are a vital part of healthcare and that Planned Parenthood’s services are a godsend to millions of people! GO STORM!

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4 Laws That Are Putting American Moms At Risk

LA Times

SHE BLINDED ME With fake SCIENCE! The Department of Health and Human Services is now being run by whack-jobs who spread anti-science lies about contraception. Religious nuttery has replaced objective science. A new article identifies four women (!) in high positions at DHHS who do everything from denying that contraception works to pushing fucking insane abstinence doctrines. One called birth control “the mother of medical malpractice” that will ruin your uterus “for baby-hosting altogether.” WTF?!? Our nation’s birth control policies are being run by Puritan lunatics

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FROM THE ANTIS (Blocked Links)

Men Should Speak Out Against Abortion. Here’s Why.

LifeNews

MALE ORDER: The latest rage in anti-choice fucknuttery is to have men speak out against abortion. And we don’t mean the OLD WHITE MEN in statehouses and capital who write most of the anti-abortion, anti-woman laws that are constantly being foisted on us. They mean encouraging men to take part in marches, protests, and FUCKING HARASSMENT outside clinics. Guess what, dickweeds, there’s never been a shortage of self-righteous male fucks yelling and spitting at women trying to get abortion care. Dressing those pigs up as concerned male protesters won’t work! And besides, most dudes don’t exactly have procreation on their mind when they’re fucking. They’re only vaguely aware that’s how babies happen!

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Democrats’ Rabid Abortion Stance Is Endangering Their Appeal To Millennials

Federalist

WORD FROM THE FRONT: We at LPJL are PROUDLY and LOUDLY on the front lines of the fight to guarantee abortion rights. And we KNOW what it’s like out there! Recently the anti’s have been trying to convince themselves that support for abortion rights is endangering Democrats’ appeal to millennials! HELLO!  Most of the fucking GOP base was born before the invention of moveable type!  There’s more evidence that Hillary ran a child sex ring out of a pizza joint than there is that young people aren’t fully behind abortion rights. We’re out there every night, and so are THEY—in the audiences, in the speakouts and learning sessions, in front of the clinics, and IN THE STREETS, MOTHERFUCKERS! REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM IS THE FUTURE! Come on out to the next LPJL show and bring that message home!

VAGICAL UPDATE!

Thanks for welcoming the #VagicalMysteryTour, Wichita! We spent the day with the incredible folks at Trust Women and brought down the house at Barleycorn’s! Jaye and Mehran joined the crew, and we said our goodbyes to Ian and Mehran (too soon!). Check out our FB Live recap. Next stop: Omaha! Tix & info: www.vagicalmysterytour.com

  

 

LPJL Daily Takedown – June 14, 2017

An Olympic Medalist Says She Doesn’t Know Another Track Athlete Who “Hasn’t Had An Abortion”

Refinery29

YOU CAN RUN… (BC) But you can’t outrun the reality of unintended pregnancy! Olympic track and field medalist Sanya Richards-Ross has come forward with the story of her abortion shortly before the 2008 Olympics. She’s also sharing the fact that she do9esn’t know a single female track athlete who HASN’T had an abortion. These are women whose careers center around taking care of their bodies—and that MUST include full autonomy over their reproductive lives! Richards-Ross says she wants to get rid of the stigma around abortion—and she’s doing a world class job of it! Scream it from the highest podium Sanya!

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Behind the numbers: How to Make Sense of Utah’s Abortion Rate for Married Women

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

STATISTICAL MORMONOMALY? Did we just say the abortion access is something that EVERYBODY NEEDS? Even those who say they don’t want it may someday need it. Case-in-ironic-point: UTAH leads the nation in the percentage of women having abortions who are married women. By a LOT. Over 25 percent of Utah women who get abortions are married, versus only 15 percent nationwide. Some years, Utah hits 40 percent! That’s because Mormons get married at a rate only exceeded by wedding cake figurines. Still, it goes to show that we’re all in this together—even those who think they’re not. For now.

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Greitens Uses Religion, Women as Political Tools

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

TOOL TIME: OUR SHERO, THE INCOMPARABLE MISSOURI State Rep. Stacey Newman issues a SMACKDOWN on Mo Gov Eric Greitens for using religion and women as tools to enact his anti-choice agenda—and of being an all-around tool himself. This Puritanical poser has called a special session of Missouri’s legislature purely to enact harsh (and undoubtedly unconstitutional) new restrictions on reproductive rights in Big Mo. Rep. Newman says Greitens is cynically using his Reform Judaism (which she shares) to attack reproductive rights—in opposition to actual Reform teaching. AND he’s using his anti-woman crusade to attract lobbyist money. This stunted troll needs to stop the stunts! Preach Stacy!

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NHS-funded abortion ban upheld by UK Supreme Court due to government’s ‘respect’ for Northern Ireland Assembly

Independent

R-E-S-P-E-C-T… Do we have to always spell it out for these frogs? The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled against abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland out of “respect” for Northern Ireland… and blatant DIS-respect for the women of Northern Ireland. The Court ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion ban means that women from there cannot travel to England to get abortions from the National Health Service that their tax dollars support. It would be like if, in the US… oh wait—we don’t have Medicaid-funded abortions for ANYONE… not to mention no NHS-like universal healthcare! So what the UK did sucks—almost as bad as what the US does every day.

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 Can You Trust Abortion Industry ‘Science’?

DO NOT LINK: Federalist

SCIENCE FICTION—Anti-abortion pseudo-experts love to attack actual science as “abortion industry science.” These phonies try to discredit real researchers by creating an “us versus them” alternate facts world where they simply reject facts they don’t like. The scientific facts around it are facts, not just something you can reject.

Abortion isn’t an industry—it’s a Constitutionally-protected right. You know how you can tell it’s NOT an industry? If it was,, this country would be subsidizing the fuck out of it.

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GOP Senators Willing To “Give” On Issues (Like Abortion) To Get Health Care Bill Passed

DO NOT LINK: Independent

“GIVE” US A BREAK: A Fox News reporter tweets “Some conservative GOP [Senators] tell Fox they’d be willing to ‘give’ on social issues like abortion if it meant they could pass health care bill.” HEY, DIP-STICKS! You can’t “Give” us what we’ve already got—per the US SUPREME COURT! Go ahead and try to pass your SHITSHOW healthcare bill, but don’t pretend that GOP senators are caving, women actually also have some rights that are protected by the constitution. Wait, is that still true? I think it’s still true. Shit, I’m not sure as of this posting. Let’s go with we do.

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

Everyone knows LPJL specializes in myth-crashing when it comes to abortion, so it should come as no surprise that the Vagical Mystery Tour also debunked the myth that “word of mouth is dead.” With no press in OKC because the anti choice bullies own the local media, we STILL managed fill Every. Single. Seat! THANK YOU to the ACO @ UCO Performance Theater team for making it a great night for comedy and repro-rights activism! NEXT STOP – WICHITA! The Tour makes its way to Barleycorn’s on Thursday June 14th and BTW – The Liberty Press thinks it would behoove you and your friends to be in attendance!

Waiver Goodbye

The state of Texas is hoping that, under the Trump administration, no bad deed goes unrewarded.  

You see, the Lone Star State crapped all over reproductive rights–and now it’s asking the Trump administration to force taxpayers to pick up the bill… while leaving the crap where it is. Four years ago, Texas lawmakers thumbed their snotty noses at millions of dollars in Medicaid funds just so that they could exclude any abortion provider from their state’s family planning program.

By booting abortion providers from the program, Texas forfeited federal funding. And the feds were paying for 90 percent of the program. So no surprise, now Texas is facing a $2 billion budget shortfall. So they’re asking the Trump administration to grant them a waiver and give them the money anyway–$300 million of it–while still refusing to let any provider that supports abortion give family planning help to Texas women.

And Texans need that help. The application itself noted that Texas has the nation’s highest birth rate, a full half of which were paid for by Medicaid. A third of pregnancies in Texas are unplanned. And of course, Texas has of the highest teen birthrates of any state.

And–DUH!–it’s gotten a lot worse since Texas forfeited the Yankee dollars. According to the University of Texas, claims for injectable contraceptives fell 31.1 percent and Medicaid-covered childbirths rose 27 percent since Texas kicked abortion providers out of the program. That’s a pretty fucking high price to pay just to screw over any family planning agency that supports abortion rights–and it’s the poor women of Texas who are paying that price.

Of course, all of that self-inflicted pain goes away if Texas just allows any willing provider to provide. HELLO–they’re willing! But NO, instead these LONE STAR BONEHEADS are asking the Trump admin to give them the money anyway. And if it works, you can bet that every state as backwards as saxeT will want the same treatment.
If you think this is a big stinking pile of steaming Texas steer-shit, then MESS WITH TEXAS! State officials are accepting comments on the draft waiver request through June 12. And if you’re in lovely Lubbock at the time, there’s a public meeting to debate it on June 9.

Putting the “Ass” in “Assist”

It may look like Donald Trump’s pirate ship of state is showing signs of sinking, but the rats are actually jumping ON board! Operation Rescue is offering to “assist” new Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department in hounding abortion providers.

Put another way–a murderous and criminal organization is reaching out to the racist weasel who has been put in charge of safeguarding Americans’ rights by offering to help him deny women their Constitutional rights.

Just in case you were wondering what it would mean for your reproductive freedom to have Jefferson Beauregard Secessions–uh, I mean Sessions–as Attorney General, you’ve got your answer from the gleeful reaction of the hate group Operation Rescue.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was quoted in an article on the group’s website as saying “We congratulate Attorney General Sessions on his confirmation and stand ready to assist him with access to our research and documentation in prosecuting abortion abusers such as Planned Parenthood and Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen.” WTF?

BTW, that article was under the byline of Operation Rescue’s senior VP Cheryl Sullenger, who Reproaction points out, served two years in prison for attempting to bomb an abortion clinic.

And in case you didn’t know, Troy Newman, who so helpfully offers to assist the DOJ in “prosecuting” abortion providers, has a pretty extreme view on how that should be done. In his book Their Blood Cries Out, Troy writes “The United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty. This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

Newman is so extreme that the Australian government barred him from entry out of concern that his presence would stoke violence against abortion providers. JEEZUS. Hasn’t the Trump administration done enough to insult Australia?

During his confirmation circle jerk hearings, Sessions refused to disavow Operation Rescue’s endorsement of him, while paying lip service to condemning violence in general. Well right now, Sesh has to specifically vow not to partner or work together in any capacity with an organization whose leadership has advocated violence and murder against abortion providers.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Call DOJ public comment line: 202-353-1555
  • Tell them: “Attorney General Sessions must explicitly bar Troy Newman and Operation Rescue from ANY form of affiliation or partnership with the Department of Justice and our government”
  • Sign the petition to Sessions and learn more from @reproaction: bit.ly/reproactionsessions

Every time you think it can’t get worse, you have to take action to make sure it doesn’t!