Episode 25: Steam Cooked Fetuses and Other Shit Politicians Say

This week on the podcast Lizz is joined by Julie and Jaye to discuss the upcoming elections. Julie briefs us on why Mike Dewine, the current Attorney General for Ohio and the guy running for Governor, is a pile of garbage. And Jaye discusses the most recent Trump horribleness directed at erasing trans people from existence. Lizz reviews three very important issues on the ballot in Alabama, West Virginia, and Oregon. Remember to visit VoteProChoice to research the candidates in your state.

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(Lizz in preshow panic / Julie cracking up Dan Savage on the Red Carpet)

Show Notes:
– LPJ is starting a monthly comedy show in NYC, at Eastville in Brooklyn! Shows will be the 1st Wednesday of every month starting November 7th!
Birth Strike – Book about declining birth rate.
– Garbage Ohio AG and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine.
– How Trump’s budget destroys poor people.
Ballot initiatives overview, West Virginia, Alabama, and Oregon.

ALABAMA
Alabama State Abortion Policy Amendment, Amendment 2, is on the ballot in Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018.

“A “no” vote opposes this amendment to make it state policy to “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life” and to state that no provisions of the constitution provide a right to an abortion or require funding of abortions.”

SIDEBAR: A SECOND AMENDMENT TO KEEP 10 COMMANDMENTS ON

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Amendment 1, the No Right to Abortion in Constitution Measure, is on the ballot in West Virgilegislatively-referred referred constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018.

“A “no” vote opposes this amendment to add language to the West Virginia Constitution stating that “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

OREGON
The Oregon Ban Public Funds for Abortions Initiative is on the ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018.

“A no vote opposes the ballot initiative to prohibit public funds from being spent on abortions in Oregon, except when medically necessary or required by federal law.”

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