Posts Tagged Georgia

Georgia passes “fetal pain” bill

Georgia is set to join six other states in passing a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks unless it is a “medically futile” procedure–as in if the woman’s life is at risk. There is no provision for rape and incest and there is no provision for mental and emotional health.

This bill got national media attention after Republican Rep. Terry England compared women to farm animals stating if farm animals have to carry dead calves to term, so should women. England thinks people with uteruses are walking incubators, their sole purpose is to pop out babies. Also, what a contradiction of terms–I thought woman-hating conservatives like him hate comparing humans to animals–because they believe in creationism? What we can’t ...

Georgia is set to join six other states in passing a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks unless it is a “medically futile” procedure–as in if the woman’s life is at risk. There is no ...

Strict immigration laws go into effect in Georgia, South Carolina

Sigh. Despite a couple of provisions thanks to the ACLU and National Immigration Law Center — namely, taking out the Arizona-esque part of the bill that allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of basically anyone they please — Georgia’s new immigration law is going into effect today.

And it still has plenty of problems. One provision of the bill that will go into effect will penalize people who used a fake ID to get a job, which could land them up to 15 years in jail and $250,000 in fines.

South Carolina, on the other hand, passed a bill earlier this week that would require officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or ...

Sigh. Despite a couple of provisions thanks to the ACLU and National Immigration Law Center — namely, taking out the Arizona-esque part of the bill that allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of ...

Do-Good of the Day: Give 10 for SPARK Reproductive Justice Now

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, one of the few reproductive justice organizations in the South, have launched a 30-day fundraising campaign to raise enough money to send their members and staff to some super important events coming up: SisterSong‘s Let’s Talk About Sex, the Allied Media Conference and the 10th Annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

If they just got 100 people to donate 10 bucks each, they’d raise their $1,000 goal and be able to participate in these events and further propel the incredibly important work they’re doing in Georgia and beyond. So what are you waiting for?

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, one of the few reproductive justice organizations in the South, have launched a 30-day fundraising campaign to raise enough money to send their members and staff to some ...

Quick Hit: Shame on Georgia.

We knew it was coming, but yesterday the Georgia state legislature passed a copy cat bill to SB 1070 in Arizona that allows police to interrogate any one they suspect may not have immigration papers.

via Colorlines.

The 11th hour vote came amid mounting pressure from a diverse coalition to kill the bill. In the two weeks leading up the vote, Georgia immigrant rights advocates and civil rights groups collected 23,000 signatures opposing the bill. Protesters rallied in at the capitol in Atlanta this week with signs reading, “RIP Dr. Kings Dream” and “RIP Georgia Economy.” Business groups, fearing the truth of the later, joined the opposition, forcefully rejecting the requirement that employers implement the E-Verify program to ...

We knew it was coming, but yesterday the Georgia state legislature passed a copy cat bill to SB 1070 in Arizona that allows police to interrogate any one they suspect may not have immigration papers.

via ...