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Noelle

This gives me hope that maybe we really can make a difference. I'd lost a lot of faith in that this last year. Thank you for your intelligent, insightful posts about this issue and thanks to everyone else who spread the word and let their representative know they were not going to let a bill with such potential abuse be passed.

On a different note: I love it when conservatives act like victims of namecalling hate mail. It's just so..ironic. Now one knows how it feels to be called a "sinner" or a "threat to the sanctity of marriage" or a "baby killer". Yes, being called names hurts.

And while I don't condone sending hate mail like that because it really only gives them justification for their blanket dislike of people who disagree with them; I think that in this case maybe, just maybe he'll think twice before building a platform built on hate and namecalling.

mainefem

*Excellent* job, Maura:

Cosgrove: Stop whining.

Any idiot can research the content of any state's misogynistic legislation in a matter of seconds on Google.

In addition to monitoring you & your misogynistic right-wing Fascist cronies in the VA assembly, we're watching in all 50 states (beware, Rick Santorum)!

Where's the evidence of a so-called "social problem" (e.g., Chesapeake Police Dept.'s claim that too many fetuses were left abandoned in dumpsters)?

The data simply doesn't exist, that's why.

If it does, then produce it...pronto.

...and the next time you attempt to subordinate the reproductive rights of *any* woman or teenage girl, make sure that your marked up legislation is based upon objective empirical scientific data (e.g., medical definition of a miscarriage, for instance; and what constitutes viability).

http://tinyurl.com/3w56r

Don't be surprised if you and your sexist buddies are bombarded with soiled tampons and sanitary napkins from every fecund woman in this nation.

We do indeed "have the power."

...and stop whining.

Sheila Kelly

There are no words to describe how I feel, except these:

Thank you, Maura.

Norma

So, he's never been "blogged" before! Well, blog on, bloggers. Let's blog him (and others like him) some more!

munchkin

RE: Bill 1807
Well Maura, is there no end to the anti-woman, hateful and moronic legislation being vomited out by the "representatives" that somehow wound up in your state house?
Now let me get this straight... there would be no crime involved in selling condoms to a 40 year old man, even if you knew he was a pig with a reputation for sticking his dirty d*ck into 16 and 17 year old girls, but the doctor or nurse practitioner who counsels and provides contraceptives to a young couple, aged, say 17 and 20, is guilty of a crime??? I also see no exclusion here if the "minor" is married or otherwise emancipated... just a thought, but worth mentioning.
Hmmmmm... sounds to me like this person really doesn't want anyone to have access to contraceptives and knows it's unconstitutional to deny them to adults, so he takes it out on minors. Great plan for dramatically increasing the teen pregnancy rate... bravo,Marshall.. NOT!!! I think some major housecleaning needs to be done in VA, lest one of these lunatics actually escapes notice and passes some wrongheaded bill that harms women, and by extension the entire commonwealth... Keep up the good work, Maura.
P.S. I am in PA and yes, Santorum, we ARE keeping an eye on you!

Kerstin

Looks like Cosgrove has never had a woman stand up to him before. He feels "mistreated?" Good. Maybe now he can emphathize with the women who would have been mistreated by his bill.

Maura, you're an inspiration to women across the country. Congratulations and keep up the good work. You've shown us the way ... we're with you!

Prince

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Gov. Dean is by far the best man for the job of DNC Chairman. (www.democracyforamerica.com)

To demonstrate our support of his bid, we want to hold a rally on Inauguration Day supporting Gov. Howard Dean for DNC Chair. Sure, we all disagree with Bush, but rather than protest him, we can make better use of our time by having a positive impact. With all of the protests and rallies taking place against Bush on that day, a rally for Dean would definitely stick out and catch a lot of attention. We do not need anything large or fancy. All we need is a group of 50-100 committed people who want to inform the DNC that:

- If they want to win elections like Republicans, than they are not really winning at all.
- If they want to win, they have to defend their convictions, not hide from them.
- Most importantly, we want to remind the DNC that we support a set of Principles and Ideals that the Democratic party once represented, and if they no longer want to represent those ideals, than the DNC no longer wants to represents us.

The next DNC chair will play a critical role in shaping the Democratic Party's future. Now is our chance to stand up and defend the party and ideals that we have built up. Please come and help.

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TallGrrl

Maura, you ROCK.
Cosgrove wasn't "mistreated"...he was BUSTED.

Eva

Maura,
I just wanted to extend my thanks for all your efforts. I discovered you via Chez Miscarriage, but only after this struggle was won. Thank you so much for doing this!
-Eva

jeanne

Really, really pleased that (all of) you succeeded in getting rid of this twisted initiative. Sadly, Cosgrove or no, women's reproductive rights continue to be undermined and criminalized. This is a couple months old, but still relevant here, I think.

Check out the August 18, 2004 Times-Picayune (New Orleans) article, "Miscarriage proof frees woman." A woman was incarcerated for more than a year awaiting trial for 2nd degree manslaughter for killing her newborn. Charges were dropped after medical evidence presented that she had had a miscarriage.

jeanne

Really, really pleased that (all of) you succeeded in getting rid of this twisted initiative. Sadly, Cosgrove or no, women's reproductive rights continue to be undermined and criminalized. This is a couple months old, but still relevant here, I think.

Check out the August 18, 2004 Times-Picayune (New Orleans) article, "Miscarriage proof frees woman." A woman was incarcerated for more than a year awaiting trial for 2nd degree manslaughter for killing her newborn. Charges were dropped after medical evidence presented that she had had a miscarriage.

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Isolabeth, where are you doing your fact checking for this? I've been trying to look into this recently with no such luck, but my fact checking skills suck the big one.

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