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Spheric Harlot
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Aug 4, 2022, 03:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
They also tried to pull a shenanigan by wording the yes/no options confusingly, and then sending fake texts to people telling them to vote the opposite.
I sincerely hope that’s illegal and ends those responsible up in jail.
     
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Aug 4, 2022, 07:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I sincerely hope that’s illegal and ends those responsible up in jail.
Oh, hell, no. It’s not illegal. It’s done all the time throughout the US.
     
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Aug 10, 2022, 02:28 PM
 
^^^ I'm not sure this is a valid example. Particularly as it happened before Roe was overturned.

The detective didn't mention anything about abortion in the FB data request. He listed skeletal remains of a child, without mentioning this child had never been born. Probably so FaceBook and others would not realize it was an abortion case.
     
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Aug 12, 2022, 12:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Now it comes home to roost that the extremist opinion held by the majority of SCOTUS is and has been a minority opinion amongst the general population, including a sizable share of Republicans. And Republicans can face backlash when their simplistic draconic laws run counter to what the majority of the population thinks is moral.
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Man, does that annoy me. Right up there with naming laws, so it sounds like they do the opposite of what they do.
I agree, but despite that, the result more or less seems to mirror public opinion, doesn’t it? Even a substantial minority of Republicans, 38 % according to a recent Pew poll, are of the opinion that abortions should be legal in all or most cases. If you add to that the broad support amongst Democrats, and you’d get this outcome.

Now the chickens come home to roost for staunch “pro lifers”: their harsh policies were never representative of the majority of the population and as far as I know haven’t been for decades. They won a legal battle, but never made significant headway in terms of public support. I doubt that overly harsh laws with unintended and intended consequences will do much to win over people on the margins.
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