Posts Tagged South Carolina

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Feminist outcry — including Zerlina’s petition — convinced Twitter to reinstate the ability to block followers.

No state but South Carolina has its own “Immigration Enforcement Unit.”

U.S. Border Patrol has been systematically abusing its power.

The New England Journal of Medicine stands up for contraceptive access.

The Dominican Republic isn’t the only place that Haitians face discrimination.

Wealth is now an actual defense for manslaughter.

Black women are saving Planned Parenthood.

The unbearable wrongness of Koushal v. Naz.

 

 

Compiled by Juliana and Alexandra

Feminist outcry — including Zerlina’s petition — convinced Twitter to reinstate the ability to block followers.

No state but South Carolina has its own “Immigration Enforcement Unit.”

U.S. Border Patrol has been ...

Elizabeth Colbert Busch

Quick Hit: A history of abortion-focused smear campaigns

“What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?” As Sesali reported last week, South Carolina voters were asked this very question by a polling group seeking not to crunch numbers in preparation for today’s election but rather smear Mark Sanford’s Democratic opponent for the South Carolina’s First Congressional District. As shocking as this tactic may be, it’s nothing new. At The New Republic, Nora Caplan-Bricker (who graduated with me last year) writes:

Smears about abortion have a rich history outside of South Carolina as well. Abortion is such a four-letter word in conservative districts, politicians often try to pin their opponents with some connection to the procedure. ...

“What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?” As Sesali reported last week, South Carolina voters were asked this very question by a polling group seeking ...

Tuesday troll alert: Boy, I sure hope Todd Kincannon is single!

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about what it would mean to empower someone like that who displays such sensitivity, really in touch with the zeitgeist. Or perhaps they thought after losing the 2012 elections, and recognizing the pluralistic reality of the American electorate, that this dude, the ‘honey badger of American Politics,’ (Kincannon’s actual Twitter bio) might be off message. This guy is so not helping in the effort to re-brand the Grand Old Party. While we can see this tweet as the troll bait it really is, yet ...

I can sort of see why this dude wouldn’t get the invite to the GOP retreat at the totes awesome plantation in Virginia back in January.

I mean, perhaps some folks in the GOP were thinking about ...

Nikki Haley vetoes funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention in South Carolina

Nikki Haley is just the worst. She’s not a fan of the health of people with uteri, ladies or girls. Just last month she vetoed a bill that would give parents information on the side effects of HPV and how the vaccine could help. But not only does she hate information or saving people from cancer, Haley goes a step further this week vetoing half a million dollars slated for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. You know, because that market is already just flooding with resources.

Think Progress tells us via the Charlston City Paper that Haley felt this money was “distracting” the Department of Health from protecting public health. Wait, what?

Haley explained these vetoes in the Department ...

Nikki Haley is just the worst. She’s not a fan of the health of people with uteri, ladies or girls. Just last month she vetoed a bill that would give parents information on the side effects ...

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South Carolina won’t give parents info on life-saving, cancer-preventing HPV vaccine

Bad news for people who want to prevent cancer--which, surprisingly enough, is not all of us.

The South Carolina House failed Tuesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill intended to provide information on and access to a free vaccine that prevents a sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus.

The House’s 54-47 vote killed the bill, which called for informational brochures on the vaccine for human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to be provided to parents of sixth-graders. Parents could choose to have their seventh-graders receive the vaccine. The bill specifies those provisions depend on funding.

As Rachel Maddow reported, Gov. Haley actually cosponsored a similar bill when she was in the legislature. But she now apparently thinks that “health agencies don’t ...

Bad news for people who want to prevent cancer--which, surprisingly enough, is not all of us.

The South Carolina House failed Tuesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill intended to provide information on and ...

Purity-Ring

South Carolina county requests purity pledge to become a Republican

Oh, this is going to be fun. In Laurens County in South Carolina, the Republican Party decided that in order to be on the ballot, you should pledge that you’ve never had pre-marital sex and will never watch porn again.

This is part of a 28-point pledge concocted which also includes hating gays, abortion and all that good stuff, but what has brought about the most attention is the piece that aspiring candidates would vow that they’ve never done the deed before marriage. The language states:

You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage.

You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are ...

Oh, this is going to be fun. In Laurens County in South Carolina, the Republican Party decided that in order to be on the ballot, you should pledge that you’ve never had ...

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 ...