According to Wikileaks and other sources, on January 8th 2017, the FBI released 300 documents on their Hillary Clinton “e-mail” investigation.
Donald Trump has made his views on abortion relatively clear: the legality of abortion should revert back to the states, and that if women in one state needed an abortion, “perhaps they would have to go to a different state” to get one.
What kind of effects would it have if abortion were legal in some states and illegal in others?
In an article by The Atlantic, the state of Texas shows us what can happen when women have to drive far distances to an abortion clinic.
A group called the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at The University of Texas began tracking women’s experiences in trying to get an abortion under these conditions.
From 2012 to 2015, the number of abortion clinics in Texas dropped from 41 to 17, and the average driving distance to an abortion clinic went from 72 to 111 miles.
Late in 2015, the researchers found between 100,000 and 240,000 Texas women had, over the course of their lifetimes, induced their own abortions—mostly by taking an abortifacient pill, but also by other means, including “getting hit or punched in the abdomen,” according to The Atlantic.
This information can be found in another article by The Atlantic entitled “Texas Women Are Inducing Their Own Abortions.”
Articles on the topic can be found below:
Here’s a special treat: cops jaywalking. This was in Dallas on November 26th, to the best of the author’s recollection.
In the town of Farmer’s Branch, just outside of Dallas, Texas, there is a motel called El Mio on the west side of I-35E. Farmer’s Branch is just beside the town of Carrollton.
On Friday, November 18th, the author saw four cars get pulled over within the span of an hour at the motel. It was between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Below are the videos. The first vehicle pulled over was a red moving van.
This video shows the second car, a white SUV.
On this tape, the policeman pulled over the third vehicle, a white sedan.
In this video, the police pulled over a red Hyundai.
Later, the author (me) was at the El Mio Motel at night when he saw two police cars that had stopped someone. That was on November 23. The speed limit in front of the El Mio is 35 m.p.h., but on most service roads in the area it is 50 m.p.h.
As the author was driving in north Dallas in late October, a Dallas cop pulled over this blue Mitsubishi. The plates read something like BSP 4208. It looked like an unjustified stop. The Mitsubishi was going with the flow of traffic.
A Summerville, SC, woman suffered from burns and loss of sight after her boyfriend dumped tar on her, reportedly for waking him up.
Summerville officers responded to a home in reference to a domestic disturbance, writes kxxv.com. When officers got to the front door they found a woman covered in a black liquid.
The woman was crying and saying,”It burns” repeatedly. The woman told the officers that her boyfriend had assaulted her.
According to the woman, the incident started when she went to wake Owens from a nap.
A police report states the boyfriend punched the victim in the face and threw roofing tar on her. The victim reported that she started to lose vision and couldn’t see.
According to the victim, Owens also threw her into a wall and a television during the fight.
An officer said there was a brief moment when the victim was able to open her eyes and the officer could see the victim’s eyes were “swollen, watery and bloodshot.”
Police said other injuries included a cut on her arm which was consistent being cut by a sharp object, a contusion above her left eye, multiple contusions on her right arm and shoulder.
The victim reported that she felt a burning sensation on her face and body.
Boyfriend pours tar on woman after she wakes him up
What is reductio ad Hitlerum?
According to Wikipedia, reductio ad Hitlerum, Latin for “reduction to Hitler,” is a term coined by German-American philosopher Leo Strauss in 1951. The idea is that in an argument, people invoke Hitler or Nazis to prove their point.
According to fallacyfiles.org, one example is this:
Hitler was in favor of eugenics.
Therefore, eugenics is wrong.
However, here is a counter-example:
Hitler was a vegetarian.
Therefore, vegetarianism is wrong.
(Video by John Green)