Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Alabama seeks to codify slut-shaming into law via further destruction of choice, privacy. Way to go Alabama.

In addition to being an utterly shitty bill for choice, it also makes me cringe when we think of a person’s basic right to privacy. As noted above, Judicial bypass makes it hard enough for a minor to obtain an abortion she needs. This is just intimidation and shaming via government. The state would like to shame every single minor in the state who needs access to an abortion. Don’t girls get enough goddamn shaming as it is but to be codified into law?

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

UPDATE – they fucking did it – Missouri 72-hour waiting period, Gov. Nixon veto in jeopardy?

 I can’t.   The highest profile override came shortly before midnight, when Senate Republicans turned to a rarely-used procedural move to cut off debate and force a vote on a … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fetus Earrings and the problem with facts

“They make earrings out of them,”  the teenage girl told me.  Stone faced, pained.  I remember her eyes looked like they were begging.  She stretched out arm across the card table … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Did you know there is a “Defending Marriage” hearing tomorrow in D.C.?

My article from The American Independent this morning: The U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday titled “Defending Marriage,” called by subcommittee chairman Trent Franks … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Guest Blogger: Julie Tarp on God & reproductive rights in Oklahoma

This is the first post in what I hope will be a series of guest bloggers from around the internet.  In an effort to be all places at once, I … Continue reading

March 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

Roeder Guilty of Murdering Dr. Tiller, Aggravated Assault

The jury took only 37 minutes to deliver a guilty verdict in the case of Scott Roeder.  Not only did they unanimously find (state polled jury) him guilty of the 1st degree … Continue reading

January 29, 2010 · 3 Comments

Voluntary manslaughter defense looking more likely in Tiller murder trial

For a trial that Judge Warren Wilbert went to great lengths to say would not be about abortion, will now, most likely be about abortion.  At least one man’s view of … Continue reading

January 28, 2010 · 2 Comments
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