LPJL Daily Takedown – June 15th, 2017`

This Doctor Dropped Everything to Perform Abortions Full-Time

Marie Claire

WONDER-FUL WOMAN: FRIEND OF LPJL Dr. Sarah Imershein is today’s SHERO! She decided to spend her retirement helping women by performing abortions full-time. The Good Doctor closed her OB-GYN practice near upscale Dupont Circle to provide affordable abortion care in VIRGINIA—a TRAP law state with restrictive waiting period and ultrasound laws. And her decision to do it is based on her Reformed Jewish faith, which allows abortion and even mandates it if the mother’s life is in danger. THANK YOU, DR. SARAH!


What I’m Doing to Keep Birth Control Free in the Face of Trump’s and the GOP’s Health Care Rollback

Teen Vogue

LAND OF THE (STILL) FREE: You don’t need to have uterus to act SHEROically. NEW YORK State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about what he’s doing to keep birth control free in New York in the middle of the shit-fest that is the Trump administration. Reproductive rights are in danger in EVERY STATE and we have to work hard to keep officials everywhere focused on them. Don’t let TRUMP TAKE CONTROL of your birth control!


State Council Balks at Barring Abortion Providers from Birth-Control Program

The Des Moines Register

The HEARTLAND SHOWS SOME HEART: The Council on Human Services in IOWA just did a refreshingly human thing! They refused to OK a ban on abortion providers from participating in state-funded family planning efforts. ABORTION CARE is part of any sensible family-planning program! And even a panel appointed by abortion opponent and former Governor Terry Branstad voted 4-1 to recognize that! The ban is part of a law that will take effect July 1, so the fight over this will continue!


Local Pastor Tells Metro Council He Will Not Obey a Safety Zone Outside Abortion Clinic


ZONED OUT: The Screeching Weasels who shriek outside the ONLY abortion clinic left in KENTUCKY are vowing to break any laws establishing a buffer zone outside a clinic. A local pastor told a public safety meeting “We will not obey buffer zone laws!” PEOPLE seeking ABORTION care at the clinic just want a FUCKING 8 FOOT wide space to access the clinic. That leaves all the rest of Kentucky for intolerant assholes to yell their hate speech. Hey Pastor—FLOCK YOU!


Most N.J. voters support Planned Parenthood, coverage for birth control


JERSEY SURE: The people of NEW JERSEY have some very enlightened opinions—and don’t just mean Governor Chris Christie’s abysmal 15% approval! New polls show LARGE MAJORITIES like Planned Parenthood (65%), want Medicaid to cover contraception (84%), support the ACA birth control mandate on employers (75%), and don’t think women AND PEOPLE WITH UTERI should be charged more for health insurance just because they can get pregnant (94%)! New Jersey votes for a new governor and legislators THIS YEAR, so the more the people know, the better!


Cambodian Schools Will Teach Gay Sex Ed, Abortion, & Respect for Trans People

LGBTQ Nation

THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S CAMBODIA: Or the Cambodia most people would imagine. But there is a proposal there to teach Life Skills classes that include information on contraceptives, safe and legal abortion, gay sex ed, HIV prevention, non-discrimination, and respect for trans people. Meanwhile, fewer than half of US states mandate sex ed.  Three states actually require that lessons on sexual orientation contain only negative information toward the LGBTQ community! And under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, you can expect Cambodia to leave us in the dust!


Christian Group Protests Outside North Carolina Clinic, Calls Abortion ‘A Man’s Issue’

New York Times

THIS IS A CIS MAN’S WORLD: Which explains why crazy shit like this happens! There was a men-against-abortion rights rally in NORTH CAROLINA whose leader says “The truth is, this is more a man’s issue than a woman’s issue.” We told you about these nut-sacks and their plans last week. The rally outside A preferred Women’s Health Center in Charlotte drew male protesters with the slogan “We forget about the men so often in this story.” You KNOW it’s a men’s rally—because that shit takes balls!


(Do Not Link) The Liberal Media is Pretending Abortion Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer… Again

Lifesite News

From the DEPARTMENT-OF-DON’T-CLICK-ON-THIS, the latest HEADLINE FROM THE FRINGE says “The liberal media is pretending abortion doesn’t cause breast cancer.” Yep—if by “pretending” they mean “ignoring lies that it does.” And what exactly is the “liberal media”? Is that every news outlet that doesn’t have a fetus in its banner? More proof that the communications strategy of LYING YOUR FUCKING ASS OFF didn’t originate with Trump.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here at LPJL we’re throwing back shots of… coffee! Seriously, it’s before noon and we have jobs. But as we type away with thoughts of green beer dancing in our heads, we can’t help but wonder…what the fuck is up with all the sexual assaults on St. Patrick’s Day?

Past years have brought us shitshows like Bud Light encouraging men to pinch women that aren’t “#UpForWhatever”  (whatever the fuck that means). Hoboken, NJ had to cancel their annual parade because the city could no longer protect it’s citizens or parade attendees.

But that’s all in the past!

*Record Scratch* Oh wait, Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was seen trying to pull a woman’s top down at a parade in TX last weekend? Ok, we need to talk.

Statistics show that out of incapacitated sexual assault survivors  “(89 percent) reported drinking alcohol and being drunk (82 percent) before their victimization,” so today we’re celebrating the patron saint of consent, Saint Biden. The kickass org It’s On Us (Thanks, Obama) has tips and reminders of what consent means and how to be part of the fight against sexual assault:

  1. Consent is voluntary and mutual and can be withdrawn at any time.
  2. Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
  3. There is no consent when there is force, coercion, or intimidation.
  4. One cannot always consent when under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  5. Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
  6. Don’t just be a bystander — if you see something, intervene in any way you can.
  7. Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
  8. Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re ok.
  9. Get someone to help you if you see something — enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.
  10. Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
  11. If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
  12. Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
  13. Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.
  14. Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
  15. Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.
  16. Never blame the victim.

Head over to ItsOnUs.org to take their pledge and have a safe and consensual St. Patrick’s Biden’s Day!