Petition to Iowa Governer Kim Reynolds
Iowa's new "Heartbeat Bill" bans all abortions, putting women's lives at risk
Pregnancy is an unpredictable and potentially fatal condition. The new "Heartbeat Bill" signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is a danger to society because it ignores scientific facts, forcing women to risk their lives unnecessarily and against their own will. Two weeks ago, I nearly died from extreme blood loss due to my pregnancy. Before then, everything looked healthy and there was no cause for concern. My HCG levels were raising wonderfully, and it seemed like a normal pregnancy. Then one morning I woke up in a puddle of blood, and ended up losing over 8 pounds worth of bodyweight from blood loss in a single day. My first trip to the emergency room that morning lasted a few hours and I was released from the hospital, still bleeding. By the end of the day I required an ambulance to bring me back to the emergency room where I ended up blacking out and convulsing from lack of blood. Husband watched helplessly, thinking I was going to die as the medical team tried to stabilize me. Had my husband not gotten the attention of doctors in time, I could have had permanent damage to my brain and organs due to hypovolemic shock, or I would have died that night right in front of him. But I was one of the lucky ones, as I was able to access a hospital just in time and was saved by emergency blood transfusion and D&C surgery. Because I had eaten food before returning to the ER, I could not receive anesthesia for the surgery and had to endure the agonizing torture of surgery, feeling extreme pain as my insides were scraped out with medical instruments. It was the most painful experience of my life and I do not wish that pain on anyone. No one should be forced to carry on a medical condition against their will, especially one as dangerous as pregnancy. Although I wanted my pregnancy, I understand there are many women who do not want that risk for multitudes of reasons. That is why I am starting this petition. This barbaric new "Heartbeat Bill" signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds completely disregards basic biology and the real-life dangers that pregnant women encounter. Worse yet, it strips away the fundamental rights of women who do not want to risk death. A healthy pregnancy can suddenly turn into a medical emergency that can result in death, and the Heartbeat Bill stops women from accessing life-saving preventative healthcare that could keep them alive and healthy. The bill claims to make exceptions for fetal abnormalities that can be detected, yet most pregnancies are not closely monitored enough so early on to detect such issues. Six weeks is too early for doctors to even determine chromosomal defects in miscarried embryos. Many fetuses can develop sudden unforeseen issues that can put the mother's life in jeopardy, which are not detected until the situation becomes life-threatening. The bill bans abortion after only 6 weeks along, before many women even know they are pregnant. Because pregnancies are counted from the start of the last menstrual period and not from their actual conception, the embryo is only 4 weeks in gestational age at the time the pregnancy is considered 6 weeks along. The organs are not developed, and the brain is not developed. At only 6 weeks along, many of the symptoms of pregnancy may not be detected yet. Implantation bleeding occurs around the time of a women's expected period. This bleeding can be mistaken as a period, which causes many women to not suspect pregnancy until they don't get their period the following month. This nonsensical Heartbeat Bill prevents women from being able to make a decision about their healthcare within a reasonable timespan. A heartbeat does not mean equate to life, just like a braindead person is not considered to be alive despite their heart beating. Cutting off life-support to a braindead individual is not considered murder, as the brain which allows them sentience and self-awareness is not functioning. Response to stimuli does not equate to life, as braindead individuals can sweat and have involuntary muscle movements similar to fetuses before their synaptic activity develops. There can be a heartbeat present, yet no life present, as there is no life or self-awareness without synaptic activity. Similarly, embryos do not have brain activity at 6 weeks old since the brain has not formed. The first appearance of synaptic activity (communication between brain cells) does not appear until week 17. However, primitive synaptic activity of a fetus should still not be a determining factor in preventing the death of the mother when there is a necessity to preserve her life and wellbeing. Forcing women to endure pregnancies against their will also puts women in other dangerous situations. Teenage girls have been murdered by their fathers or boyfriends for becoming pregnant, or have become homeless and abandoned due to societal pressures against them. Women who are not emotionally or financially stable would be forced into poverty, as the cost of daycare averages about $200 per week. Pregnancy exhaustion, nausea, and other symptoms take their toll on women physically, making it even more difficult to maintain a stable income. Many women are prescribed bed-rest during pregnancy, making it impossible to provide an income for themselves. Children resulting from unwanted pregnancies are dragged through the system, often enduring abuse or emotional trauma at the hands of foster parents and orphanages. In 2014 there were 415,129 children in foster care. Forcing women to continue with unwanted pregnancies will put a strain on the already burdened foster care system, increase the number of women in poverty, and increase the amount of children who grow up without the love and support that they deserve. The United States has the worst rate of maternal death in the world among developed countries, drastically higher than any other developed country. And the USA is the only developed country in the world where the rate of maternal deaths is drastically on the rise. African-American women are among the most affected. The ever-growing danger involved with pregnancy will continue to rise if the Heartbeat Bill forces women into dangerous situations that could be avoided by providing access to basic medical care, including abortions. Although the Heartbeat Bill aims to save lives which have not even begun, it will have the reverse affect, resulting in unnecessary deaths and suffering of real women. Rights to preventative lifesaving abortions are a matter of life or death. Please show your support by sharing and signing this petition!
Petition to Kim Reynolds, United States Supreme Court, Iowa State House, Chuck Grassley
SF359, known as the "heartbeat bill", was signed today by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. The law mandates that a heartbeat would be looked for in an ultrasound before an abortion would take place, and the abortion wouldn't take place if a heartbeat was detected. In other words, this is technically a 6 week abortion ban. Most women don't find out they are pregnant until around that time, and this law doesn't give any exceptions for rape victims, incest victims, or young girls who were impregnated (this can happen). Only medical emergencies are allowed after 6 weeks, and only in emergencies, not even mental health conditions or drug use are exceptions, and those two situations are not always the best situations to raising a child. This law is unconstitutional, as the right to a safe, legal abortion is protected by the 14th amendment until viability, with the exception after that time being medical emergencies. With this law now passed, Iowa may soon become like it was before the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. Before abortion was legal, women would go to backalley clinics or induce miscarriage with cost hangers. The pre legalization era was a scary time, with thousands dying of complications of illegal abortion ever year (spoonuniversity.com) In a safe legal abortion, the risk of complications are less than 1 in 100,000. Forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy is awful, forcing a rape victim (especially if they're of a young age) is even worse. SF359 MUST be overturned. You CANNOT claim to be pro life if you only care about someone when they're in the womb. If you call yourself pro life yet you do not care if thousands of women die every year of illegal abortion, or about what happens to the fetuses when they are born, you are NOT pro life. You are pro birth, and you are simply stupid. If you care about womens' health and their right to choose what goes on in their lives, please sign this petition.
Petition to police, AIM
STOP enslavement and belittlement of Indigenous women
There was a website (http://www.ndngirls.com/tour2/index1.html(the website has been taken down recently but the women I am sure are still taking part in the porn and prostitution. The address may have been changed so I have no idea if it is still on the internet. I am unsure of who to contact about getting the site taken down except American Indian Movement. Maybe they would know. The amount of money he is paying and the manner in detail in which he is describing his own actions on the site sounds more like prostitution than what an actual pornography producer would do. If a white guy was doing it would already be taken down. Simply because this man is a minority does not make him less racist. He is not a native so he has no right to do what he has done as he is trespassing on sovereign tribal land and is putting up pornography videos of native women when he himself is not a Hollywood porn producer, actor, or a native person. Even if the man was native it would not make it okay but it would be more understandable. He has also mocked indigenous groups concerned about what he is doing by posting articles on his page as if it is all a big joke to him. Also the next time he tries to go to a reservation he should be forced to leave or arrested due to the fact that he has admitted that on this site it is actually prostitution more than pornography. This man has already been put on alert by reservations in Winnipeg and has a lot of people watching out to make sure he doesn't come to their reservation. As a youth of the Mohawk tribe I find this highly offensive both to true native women who would never give this deviant the time of day and native people as a whole from Alaska to Argentina. This man's portrayal of our women as promiscuous, welfare leeches and drug addicts is disgusting and this site should be taken down. Pornography as a profession is one thing but going from reservation to reservation to sexually and financially exploit native women based on a sick fetish and then have the nerve to call it NDNgirls.com when it is clearly just a racist black man going around trying to pick up on native women, and at the same time mocking native American men while fetishizing and disrespecting our people should not be allowed. The man who runs this site is a clear racist who carries out the legacy of racism against Native Americans. Clearly this man, Shimmy has a secondary colonizer mentality much like the buffalo soldiers who helped the US army slaughter millions of indigenous. Abusing and using Indigenous women (American Indian) for profit is not right. They are extremely sick disturbing sexual pornographic images of Indigenous women. These people are extremely vulnerable and poor. They have been taken advantage of and I want the pervert or perverts behind this to be stopped and imprisoned. This is disturbing and these people deserve a fair chance at life. They are taken advantage of and they clearly do not have a mental stable existence. They need help and the person/people who are responsible need to be researched and shut down. By shutting down this porn these women can have a chance at doing something with their life and not be killed/raped. Please help these people. I am a full blood Native American and the odds have always been against us. Those doing this porn give them no chance. I want the possible website exploiting them shut down immediately and all of the people using and degrading these women for money and whatever else to be brought to the law's attention. A maximum jail service for any underage female that are being sold for profit. A full-fledged investigation of the people using these females immediately by the police, American Indian Movement and if necessary government. A maximum punishment for all crimes committed.
Petition to the Korean government
the korean website "ilbe"
The extreme politics and not funny website "ilbe" dehumanizes white women there is an offensive term to refer to white women that is called "백마" means "riding on a white horse" a term used to get white women to have sex with the site also teaches men how to get white women to have sex with (women do not even imagine that their images are being exposed on this dirty website) I think that this site has crossed the limits of freedom of expression and this needs to be taken down http://hanmadikorean.com/baekmatada/ if u want to read more about the "white horse" thing
Petition to John Kerry (United States Secretary of State)
Condemn the Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo
All the world looks on in horror and sadness as the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo becomes increasingly dire. As many as 250,000 civilians remain in Aleppo where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army and allies push after a years-long siege. Evacuation efforts are interrupted by fighting and lack of supplies, and civilians are deliberately targeted. The American Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest language the death and destruction caused by the war in Syria. We are ashamed that our leaders have failed to act. We’re ashamed of the violence against innocent men, women, and especially children. We abhor the deliberate targeting of civilians. We also decry U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s inability to act to stop the horrible violence in Aleppo. Kerry’s ineffectiveness in the past months and years has, in part, led to the unbelievable violence in Syria. The American Jewish Congress is ashamed of this catastrophe. Our organization will continue to push for reconciliation and security on behalf of civilians in Aleppo, and we hope you’ll join us. Please join the American Jewish Congress in condemning John Kerry’s inability to act against the violence and, more so, the appalling humanitarian situation in Aleppo. Sincerely, Jack RosenPresidentAmerican Jewish Congress
Petition to Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Darrell E. Issa, Loretta Sanchez, Kevin McCarthy, Dana Rohrabacher, Mike Honda, Ami Bera, Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Adam B. Schiff, Edward R. Royce, Duncan Hunter, Jeff Denham, Janice Hahn, Devin Nunes, Stephen Knight, Scott H. Peters, Ted Lieu, Mike Thompson, Tom McClintock, Anna G. Eshoo, Linda T. Sanchez, Mark Takano, Eric Swalwell, Zoe Lofgren, David G. Valadao, Jackie Speier, Karen Bass, John Garamendi, Susan Davis, Brad Sherman, Pete Aguilar, Tony Cardenas, Jared Huffman, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Julia Brownley, Ken Calvert, Grace F. Napolitano, Jim Costa, Doris O. Matsui, Jerry McNerney, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Mark DeSaulnier, Juan Vargas, Doug LaMalfa, Raul Ruiz, Norma J. Torres, Alan S. Lowenthal, Lois Capps, Sam Farr
As it stands, there are thousands of civilians left cold in the crossfire in Aleppo. The bare minimum we seek to do with this petition is ensure that they make it out safe. In the past few days, air strikes, shelling and street-to-street combat in Syria, particularly in Aleppo’s eastern neighborhoods, have killed or injured scores of civilians. Since December 13th, thousands more fled the fighting in besieged eastern Aleppo with nothing more than the clothes on their back and their children in their arms. We write with urgency to request that you use the full authority of your office to convene international negotiations designed to stop the modern-day genocide in Syria, stabilize the country, effect the return to Syria of all refugees, provide for political change towards a popularly supported, accountable Syrian leadership, and hold Bashar Al-Assad’s regime accountable for all war crimes it has been inflicting upon the Syrian people. The international community must do everything they can to put a stop to this inhumane war. The Syrian regime must give safe passage to citizens trapped in the city and allow aid workers into Aleppo to save as many lives as they can. This is not politics, this is human rights. Please, let us not be responsible for witnessing genocide being committed on an entire city and not moving the masses in order to stop it.
Petition to Barack Obama, President of the United States
We The People Will Not Tolerate Genocide
For more than five years Bashar Assad has been at war with the people of Syria. This war has continued to escalate during this time. It is now to the point that Assad, with the aid of the Russian government and military and the Iranian government and military, is committing the worst atrocities against humanity: genocide. All the while, the US and other world leaders sit idly by condemning these acts but taking no action against them. The US government and military have made it a priority throughout its history to defend the world against oppressors. This is as bad as oppression can get. Where is the US government and military now while this is happening? We need the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to do whatever it takes to mobilize military forces and intercede for the innocent civilian children, women, elderly, and the men, and stop this genocide. The United States government and military must send a message to the world that we will not tolerate these atrocities and must hold the responsible parties, Assad, Putin, Khameini, and company, accountable for their actions for the safety and wellbeing not only for Aleppo and all of Syria, but for the entire world because who is to say they will stop at Syria if they are not stopped altogether.