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Protesters descend on Walker’s home in ‘vagina’ diatribe
The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-3-13 | Ryan Ekvall

Posted on 07/03/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

WAUWATOSA — Demonstrations rarely get more intimate than this.

About 20 protesters gathered outside Gov. Scott Walker’s Wauwatosa home Tuesday and chanted a gender neutral message, so to speak: “Focus on jobs, not our vaginas.”

The demonstration was in response to a Republican-led bill that would require any woman wanting an abortion to first have an ultrasound.

“One thing I know you won’t find in women’s vaginas is 250,000 jobs,” said Jennifer Epps-Addison, referencing Walker’s 2010 campaign pledge to create a quarter-million jobs in his first term. Democrats have derided the governor for, to date, falling well short of that goal. “We are losing economic security for our residents and we believe our Legislature should be focused on creating opportunities for jobs, and not on regulating women’s vaginas.”

FOCUS ON JOBS: Jennifer Epps-Addison, leads a small protest at Gov. Scott Walker’s Wauwatosa home Tuesday, where demonstrators demanded the governor, ‘Focus on jobs, not vaginas.’ The bill does add at least one part-time job at the state Department of Health Services, which projected it would need to add an employee at $41,000 to put together a list of health-care providers offering free ultrasounds, per the legislation.

This protest picked up where a similar demonstration at the state Capitol left off. At the Senate budget debate two weeks ago, protesters tried unsuccessfully to storm the Senate floor. That incident led to eight arrests.

Several police cars were parked outside Walker’s home Tuesday, and two police officers approached Epps-Addison after she knocked on Walker’s front door to confront the governor.

No one answered, but Walker has said he would sign the bill.

Dozens of drivers honked their horns in support of the protesters in the suburban Wauwatosa neighborhood. Several others rolled up their windows as they drove by.

While the bill was pushed for by the religious right, Epps-Addison said she’s heard from women on both sides of the aisle who oppose what they see as the bill’s invasive nature.

“This bill literally inserts a vaginal probe into women’s vaginas in the era of small government,” she said. “We think that’s a perversion of conservative values.”

The bill doesn’t require trans-vaginal ultrasounds, but opponents say that’s how most ultrasounds are performed before pregnancies reach 12 weeks — when most abortions occur.

Many conservatives detest abortion, and the bill’s supporters say it will protect life by showing pregnant women the heartbeat of their unborn child. The requirement, they say, gives women the opportunity to see the life they are contemplating taking.

Nine states require an ultrasound before abortion, while 14 others require an abortion provider to give women the opportunity to get an ultrasound, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a sexual health public policy organization that supports access to abortions.

While the bill arguably adds a hurdle to abortions, unlike new legislation in other states, the measure doesn’t restrict abortions.

In North Dakota, for instance, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a law that prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected — about six weeks into a pregnancy.

In Austin, Texas, thousands of protesters went to the Capitol on Monday to protest a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. A vote on that bill was delayed last week after state Sen. Wendy Davis spoke for more than 10 hours to prevent a vote before the midnight deadline.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, called back legislators for a special session to pass the bill.

“The world has seen images of pro-abortion activists screaming, cheering,” Perry said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “Going forward, we have to match their intensity but do it with grace and civility.”

Civility was not on display in several of the protester’s signs Tuesday. One sign featured Walker’s face superimposed on a gynecologist, along with a woman waiting for an examination.

“We’re not going away, on election day you’ll pay,” the protesters yelled outside Walker’s house.

The Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Medical Society and Wisconsin Hospital Association registered against the bill, saying it could lead to a slippery slope of the Legislature interfering with best medical practices.

The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians said the legislation interferes with the physician-patient relationship – an argument that detractors of Obamacare have used for the federal health care overhaul.

Pro-life activists say it is only right that abortion providers should perform an ultrasound before killing and removing an unborn child.

In addition to requiring ultrasounds before abortions, the bill requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinics in which they work. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said its Appleton clinic would close because none of their physicians meet the requirement, leaving three abortion clinics in the state.

Rep. Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, has said those providers could get admitting privileges.

Strachota has said the bill provides important information and safeguards to women considering whether to make the “life-changing decision to have an abortion.”

“The use of ultrasound technology helps inform clinical decision-making and enhances the safety of abortion care,” the lawmaker said in a recent statement. “Under this bill, after all the options are explained to her by the doctor, a woman then chooses the method of ultrasound she prefers. It does not require that the woman have a certain type of ultrasound. The choice is entirely hers.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: home; protests; texas; walker; wauwatosa

FOCUS ON JOBS: Jennifer Epps-Addison, leads a small protest at Gov. Scott Walker’s Wauwatosa home Tuesday, where demonstrators demanded the governor, ‘Focus on jobs, not vaginas.’

1 posted on 07/03/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Have they sacrificed a goat yet or are they sticking with sacrificial children?


2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Methinks that it should be off limits to invade the Governor’s private home. Keep the protests at the Capital in Madison.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think an ultra-sound is performed on the vagina.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 7:56:28 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

I don’t think so either! And the baby isn’t carried there either.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 7:57:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Might have to take out a few of them. Small loss.

They’re always thinking about their vaginas.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 7:58:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ten bucks says that every single one of them had a yeast infection.I mean,we *are* talking about...ahem...aren’t we?


7 posted on 07/03/2013 7:58:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: IbJensen

And, it seems, WITH them as well.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 7:59:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

DONT FOCUS ON OUR VAGINAS! UNTIL WE WANT ABORTION ‘RIGHTS’ - THEN FOCUS ON OUR VAGINAS


9 posted on 07/03/2013 8:00:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Typical of the liberal nutjobs in Wisconsin.

Bascom Hill needs a serious fumigation.

10 posted on 07/03/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Why won't these "women" keep my wallet out of their vagina's, then?

As long as Planned Butcherhood demands public funding, then I get a say in the matter.

11 posted on 07/03/2013 8:00:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where does Epps-Addison live? Maybe she’d like to have some protesters knock on her door.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 8:01:41 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Nailbiter

“This bill literally inserts a vaginal probe into women’s vaginas in the era of small government,

To be indelicate- we would not be having this discussion, if certain probing was kept to minimum.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 8:01:55 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: fwdude
"“Focus on jobs, not our vaginas.” "

Then focus on your own vaginas, not on my dollars.

14 posted on 07/03/2013 8:06:20 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Confidential to protestor: Uh, sweetheart, it is your uterus, not your vagina, that is the focus here. Can you not understand normal thinking?


15 posted on 07/03/2013 8:06:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

These “women” participating in this charade are obsessed with their own equipment. The governor - or anyone else - is interested in their vaginas. It’s a “shock-jock” ploy to get attention.

The left desperately needs a diversion from scandal-o-rama, and obamacare, so they pull out the poison pill (second only to “racism”)’ abortion.

It’s election prep, getting the troops lined up for 2014. Fodder for the Anderson Cooper’s of the world to use in the debates.

Using their vaginas as a political tool is no different than prostitutional extortion.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 8:09:09 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve never understood anybody who claims to be pro-woman arguing against informed consent or requiring abortion providers to have the facilities required to handle life-threatening complications. If it’s really about women making their own decisions, then requiring information to be provided to them is a must. And if it’s about keeping women safe from “back-alley abortions”, then requiring legal abortions to be safer than “back-alley abortions” is a must.

People who argue against these things are revealing themselves not to be “pro-choice” but to be pro-ABORTION. They don’t want safety or informed choice to get in the way of abortions.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 8:09:33 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I can think of about 15 punch lines with what I read in this article. Problem is most of them would get me banned.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 8:11:37 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Walker should emerge from the house dressed as Anthony Weiner. Something tells me these hags would scatter like cockroaches in the light!


19 posted on 07/03/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: cripplecreek
Have they sacrificed a goat yet or are they sticking with sacrificial children?

That really sums it up, doesn't it...

20 posted on 07/03/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“One thing I know you won’t find in women’s vaginas...”

Sounds like a lead in for an Obama joke.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 8:13:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Actually, in the very early stage of pregnancy, the ultrasound does involve insertion of a probe into the vagina to be able to get see into the uterus. Later in pregnancy, the ultrasound is external, when the baby is bigger.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Mr. K

“...UNTIL WE WANT ABORTION ‘RIGHTS’...”

Don’t fall for that trap. It isn’t “rights” thay want; they want you to pay for their abortions.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 8:17:19 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: IbJensen

“Might have to take out a few of them. Small loss.”

I am figuring brats and beer. Watch a baseball game.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 8:20:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“One thing I know you won’t find in women’s vaginas is 250,000 jobs”

Uhhhh, maybe...

Vagina Jobs
25 posted on 07/03/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Jennifer Epps-Addison

1) NEVER trust a hyphenated woman.

2) He's not interested in your vagina, Mizzzz Epps Hyphen Addison. Neither am I. He's interested in the baby you're determined to kill.

26 posted on 07/03/2013 8:23:35 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ugh, not without a gallon of Clorox and a haz-mat suit. Yuck.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: butterdezillion
I’ve never understood anybody who claims to be pro-woman arguing against informed consent or requiring abortion providers to have the facilities required to handle life-threatening complications. If it’s really about women making their own decisions, then requiring information to be provided to them is a must. And if it’s about keeping women safe from “back-alley abortions”, then requiring legal abortions to be safer than “back-alley abortions” is a must.

People who argue against these things are revealing themselves not to be “pro-choice” but to be pro-ABORTION. They don’t want safety or informed choice to get in the way of abortions.


I really thought that this needed to be repeated, and LOUDLY!
28 posted on 07/03/2013 9:19:10 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Better to just kill babies, eh Jennifer? Obama, with regard to his intrusive gun control, said, “If we can only save one child.” Obviously that doesn’t apply to the beautiful innocent lives of a baby waiting to be born. Good luck at the Pearly Gates Jennifer.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hmm. What if the child aborted had the make-up to grow up and build a huge business that could have created these jobs?


30 posted on 07/03/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What a bunch of pigs. What’s with the left and their constant obsession with body parts and all things fecal?

*SHUDDER*


31 posted on 07/03/2013 10:51:15 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow. 20 whole nutters to protest. Katie bar the door.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 3:38:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

20 is a lot of people clogging up a Wauwatosa neighborhood and trampling the flowers. I imagine that Gov. Walker’s neighbors get mighty tired of this, to say nothing of his mother and father who stay with the kids when Scott and Tonette are in Madison.

Everybody is mad at Scott today because of some remark he made about immigration, but I still trust him to do the right thing. People are so sensitive that they take offense and misinterpret the smallest word.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 3:56:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: IYAS9YAS

Yes. There is that oft-told story about Beethoven’s mom who was advised to get an abortion when she was carrying him. Look what we would have missed.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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