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Brickbat: I'll Tell You Where You Can Go

pregnantKjetil KolbjornsrudThe state of Hawaii is now forcing faith-based pregnancy centers to give women information on where they can obtain an abortion. Those who violate the law face a $1,000 fine for each violation.

Photo Credit: Kjetil Kolbjornsrud

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  • Jerryskids||

    As long as the law is aimed at fully-informed consumers, I'm not necessarily opposed to this - if Planned Parenthood is required to post information about pregnancy support and adoption services and warnings about burning in Hell, church-supported centers can be required to provide information about Planned Parenthood. Just like Wal-Mart is required to post Target flyers and McDonald's has to post Wendy's ads to alert customers to better deals at the competition.

  • SQRLSY One||

    And Government Almighty offices, and the offices of the Rethuglicans and Demobcrats, should all be required to PROMINENTLY post notices about the advantages of the Libertarian Party, and of anarchy...

  • Radioactive||

    I'm sort of genetically predisposed to "MYODB" as a first principle...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Those who violate the law face a $1,000 fine for each violation.

    Seems like a cheap ticket into heaven. You get to be a money martyr. My question is why are they making laws aiming solely to help women?

  • DJF||

    """"" to give women information on where they can obtain an abortion. """"

    Is the answer "In Hell" acceptable

  • Brandybuck||

    This is Hawaii. I would given them an address in Maine...

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Hawaii is the USA's most beautiful shithole.

  • Longtobefree||

    With any luck, Hawaii will combine with California and secede together.
    Of course, all of this madness would not have come about without the feds injecting politics into medicine.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    This is a subset of the larger problem of "injecting politics into anything/everything".

  • AlgerHiss||

    Does "planned parenthood" offer gift certificates for abortions?

    If so, do they offer perhaps a book of 6 that's discounted?

  • Radioactive||

    what's that Alice Cooper song...Dead babies something, something, something?

  • Social Darwinist||

    I'm not in favor of a law telling PP or these groups what they have to post to their customers about other services. However, if a group is receiving government funds, and as a condition of receiving those funds the government requires them to post those notices then those groups have a choice to receive funds or stay principled.

  • Radioactive||

    can't we just all agree that a priori: government funding is evil, by it's very nature.

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