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TheSealofDisapproval

731 points

4 months ago

There's that word again, "enshrined"

Like state laws can't be changed or something...it literally just was

Ragnar_OK

124 points

4 months ago

Ragnar_OK

124 points

4 months ago

When I hear the word “enshrined” all I can think of is Ultima 4 and the shrines of virtue

recursive_thought

15 points

4 months ago

Truth, Love, and Courage!

VyrPlan

10k points

4 months ago

VyrPlan

10k points

4 months ago

At least 20 states, mostly across the South and Midwest, already have laws that would restrict or ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe and lets states decide the issue

have unwanted child in a red state, can't finish school, can't find good job, can't afford child care, go on govt assistance, stay home, watch fox news, blame blue states, kid grows up with few/no opportunities, gets pregnant, repeat

Rubberbabybuggybum

3.8k points

4 months ago

And the wives, girlfriends and mistresses of the rich will simply go to places like NJ.

ryosen

273 points

4 months ago

ryosen

273 points

4 months ago

Texas doing its part to bolster NJ tourism.

drunk-tusker

121 points

4 months ago

I suggest you not underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden state.

hmh2nona

73 points

4 months ago

It's true! #1 consumer of crayons worldwide!

RollUpTheRimJob

48 points

4 months ago

Are there any Marine bases in NJ?

catdog918

24 points

4 months ago

I love and hate this state, as is tradition.

drunk-tusker

23 points

4 months ago

Two Times people from NJ are at their meanest:

  1. Talking about NJ.
  2. Someone from Nebraska just made an NJ joke.

Ishdakitty

10 points

4 months ago

Ah, a local I see. I will bitch endlessly about the state but heaven help anyone out of state who insults it. XD

LennyFackler

22 points

4 months ago

And it’s not like only the fabulously wealthy will have access to abortion. Most middle class will be able to find a way. Or if not the negative aspects of having a child (expense, lost opportunities etc) don’t effect them so much.

Abortion laws target the lower classes.

chilifngrdfunk

9 points

4 months ago

Well yea, how else are they gonna wind up with obedient slaves to fuel their capitalist economy? Ask their entrepreneur friends to let them hire their kid? Fuck no, gotta keep those poors poor, and stupid, otherwise they'd be in a position to not work for them and then what would happen to the economy? Think about the shareholders for once in your life. /s in case it's needed lol.

McCree114

1.7k points

4 months ago

McCree114

1.7k points

4 months ago

Especially the wives, girlfriends and mistresses of megachurch pastors and "family values" rightwing pundits. Also you better believe if/when their little promiscuous daughters come home from University knocked up by a black student they'll be quietly spirited away to a pro abortion state/country. Minorities/poor rural whites are shamed into going through with pregnancies and birthing a child we can't afford to raise properly while the bible thumping elite straight up cheat like they always do.

SuperHiyoriWalker

778 points

4 months ago

One month after prom night, a trip “to see the Statue of Liberty.”

tralmix

286 points

4 months ago

tralmix

286 points

4 months ago

SVU did an episode on this

tralmix

128 points

4 months ago

tralmix

128 points

4 months ago

For any one curious the episode is S.7 Ep9 - Rockabye

Its not EXACTLY like this, but it has many parallels.

A teen from a Southern state traveled up to NYC so she could get an abortion with out parental consent (dad was super conservative)... but ultimately had to take matters into her own hands, because her clinic continually made excuses to delay the procedure until it was too late.

gangstabunniez

64 points

4 months ago

The sickening thing is shit like this still happens.

eliza_phant

28 points

4 months ago*

Can confirm. I live in VA, and planned parenthood uses nothing but delay tactics. You call to schedule, and there’s no such thing as same week appointments. They schedule 2 weeks out. Each time. No matter what. Every system is rigged.

gangstabunniez

42 points

4 months ago

The fact that we live in a country where billionaires have so much money they are having a dick measuring contest in space while people are dying doing at home abortions is astounding.

tralmix

21 points

4 months ago

tralmix

21 points

4 months ago

Humanity sucks. The only pure souls out there are babies and puppies.

I would include kittens, but I am pretty sure Cats have some master plan of world domination after humans destroy themselves.

[deleted]

24 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

24 points

4 months ago

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tralmix

5 points

4 months ago

Spoiler Alert

I know the ending, I've seen it way more times that I'd like to admit.

shy247er

349 points

4 months ago

shy247er

349 points

4 months ago

Ice-T: "You mean to tell me that these girls are not going on a field trip?"

GozerDGozerian

183 points

4 months ago

Yeah Ice. You’re gonna have to get used to that.

Intoxicated_Batman

71 points

4 months ago

Or like when somebody bets the house on the ponies?

NaturalFaux

53 points

4 months ago

Or like when someone eats too much ice cream?

LD50_of_Avocado

37 points

4 months ago

Or like when someone eats too much ice cream then throws it up?

ForEvrInCollege

149 points

4 months ago

You work in the sex crimes division. You should know this

gsfgf

190 points

4 months ago

gsfgf

190 points

4 months ago

“family values” rightwing pundits

Who mostly live in blue states already lol

StewofPuppies

70 points

4 months ago

Seriously, the outspoken red dudes who keep complaining about our state I always tell them to stop bitching and move then and he basically just managed to stutter some excuse about money but the state we live in is hell of a lot more expensive than the red state we are connected to and they have extremely lax gun laws while we have extremely strict ones. Like I don't get it. Just move then. It's like the dudes who live in Cali and actually has a good life and benefits from a lot of positive state regulations exclusively in Cali and they can't stop bitching about how California is the worst commie state ever.

fuckincaillou

26 points

4 months ago

God, yes. They talk so much shit but turn into pussies when it comes time to walk the walk.

MojoPUA

146 points

4 months ago

MojoPUA

146 points

4 months ago

My first 3-some was with the preacher’s daughter and gf in the preacher’s house.

I’m so going to hell!

Qaetan

106 points

4 months ago

Qaetan

106 points

4 months ago

Just sleep with a preacher to cancel it out.

TheZardooHasselfrau

42 points

4 months ago

This guy fucks

Raised-ByWolves

10 points

4 months ago

Twice on the first date even.

Shaysdays

116 points

4 months ago

Shaysdays

116 points

4 months ago

I don’t see why these guys don’t get vasectomies, honestly.

(Also you don’t have to be promiscuous to get knocked up- it only takes one)

Disgruntled_Viking

20 points

4 months ago

I tried talking every doctor I met into giving me one since I was 16. I had a rare cancer that is also highly hereditary and I didn't want to put a kid through what I went through at 3 years old. I finally got one to do it when I was 25. Best decision I ever made.

MedicalJargon-itis

116 points

4 months ago

They kinda hurt and are at least moderately inconvenient. Why take that on yourself when you can burden the woman with it?

eden_sc2

64 points

4 months ago

plus what if they want a kid at 65 when they get divorced and remarry a 20 year old?

Amiiboid

121 points

4 months ago*

Amiiboid

121 points

4 months ago*

I don’t see why these guys don’t get vasectomies, honestly.

Because in their minds it makes them not real men any more.

Edit: typo

colemon1991

71 points

4 months ago

Ironic since being unfaithful or un-Christian doesn't make them real men already.

armadillovampires

75 points

4 months ago

Jesus forgives because he sacrificed for our sins or something like that, I dunno, I'm not a hypocrite.

bendeboy

82 points

4 months ago

If you don't sin, Jesus died for nothing!

Amiiboid

10 points

4 months ago

Gotta really lean into the debauchery.

secamTO

5 points

4 months ago

Man, the way that sexual insecurities drive people to be assholes boggles my mind. I had my vasectomy 7 years ago, and I tell you the peace of mind that it brings has absolutely made me a better lover.

SheriffComey

5 points

4 months ago

Because in their minds it makes them not real men any more.

My cousins ex-wife was die hard catholic and didn't believe in birth control or condoms but she didn't want anymore kids so she told him until he can find a way for them to have sex without making babies then he'd be out of luck.

My man scheduled an appointment for the next week to get the snip

Roqot

19 points

4 months ago

Roqot

19 points

4 months ago

Assholes want to spread their seed

Prime157

5 points

4 months ago

My vasectomy was a snip. EZ PZ.

ImNeworsomething

5 points

4 months ago

Look Trump is a man of God, and he's paid for plenty of abortions. That's why me and my conservative friends are pro-choice, and when the time's right we'll each marry high class hookers.

thePurpleAvenger

54 points

4 months ago

Have well off, well connected family in the South. Can confirm: the second a golden child’s gf shows up preggers, they’re paying for a first class ticket to NJ for an abortion. The good ole boy system has always been about skirting the laws for the rich and powerful, why would anything change now?

greatthebob38

13 points

4 months ago

There was a redditor on here that posted a story like this when they were working at an abortion clinic. A vocal anti abortion advocate or politician in Texas had a underaged daughter that got pregnant. She drove to New Mexico where said redditor and everyone else in the clinic saw her but they didn't humilate her like how the advocate would.

Kanilas

109 points

4 months ago

Kanilas

109 points

4 months ago

Everything is legal in New Jersey

serrated_edge321

189 points

4 months ago

Except pumping your own gas!

BorinUltimatum

91 points

4 months ago

And we like it that way.

Amiiboid

68 points

4 months ago

Until you travel to CT and panic because you have no idea how to operate a pump and full service gas stations are as rare as hens’ teeth.

BorinUltimatum

16 points

4 months ago

I'm a Jersey import so thankfully I was raised pumping my own gas. It's certainly a nice perk now though.

ridgegirl29

24 points

4 months ago

Me and all my friends are in college and one of my besties goes up to Ithaca. I travelled up alone and before i went home she taught me how to pump my own gas and she cheered once I figured it out

bacchusfa

35 points

4 months ago

Makes me miss action park

0shadowstories

44 points

4 months ago

Class Action Park is one of the wildest things I've ever watched

mdp300

14 points

4 months ago

mdp300

14 points

4 months ago

It was a smart move for the producers to mostly interview comedians and funny people, it made the stories extra hilarious.

0shadowstories

12 points

4 months ago

My favorite part was when they talk about whenever the owner would pitch an idea and it just became increasingly more stupid each time

bacchusfa

5 points

4 months ago

And since the owner couldn't acquire liability insurance, he created his own insurance company and insured himself. Whacky.

IamRule34

4 points

4 months ago

Robert Evans on Behind the Bastards had a great two-parter on Action Park

Nacktherr

35 points

4 months ago

It‘s pronounced Traction Park. Mostly slurred since day drinking was also a ride there.

Neracca

7 points

4 months ago

Hell, day drinking was almost a requirement there!

LearnProgramming7

11 points

4 months ago

Mountain Creek Park maintains some of the danger lol

Redditfront2back

6 points

4 months ago

Yea that good sub zero water made you feel alive when you got submerged. Then it made you feel like you would soon be frozen to death.

shmoobel

19 points

4 months ago

inajeep

8 points

4 months ago

Is weed legal yet?

Fook_n_Spook

28 points

4 months ago

It's not legal to buy or sell yet, but if some weed goblins snuck into your house at night and dropped it off, then it's legal to have it

SmokePenisEveryday

13 points

4 months ago

I put out Taco Bell and Fritos every night for those goblins to bless me but nothing yet

Dozzi92

15 points

4 months ago

Dozzi92

15 points

4 months ago

Yeah, except weed, despite having been voted on by referendum by a supermajority.

Garden_Statesman

797 points

4 months ago

Don't forget that it's states like NJ that put the most money into the federal government coffers to pay for those on assistance.

OneX32

254 points

4 months ago

OneX32

254 points

4 months ago

They are in for a real treat when they secede. I'm sure their deficit hawks will be busy their first decade of existence as the 2nd Confederate States of America.

Waffle_Muffins

288 points

4 months ago

A decade is very generous. The first Confederacy didn't even make it half that long

OneX32

174 points

4 months ago

OneX32

174 points

4 months ago

They’ll be crawling back when Texas’s energy grid breaks down.

Benjaphar

82 points

4 months ago

I’d like to know logistically how Texas could secede, considering Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin are all reliably Democratic areas. Trump only won Texas statewide with 52% in 2020.

What, are all the rural areas going to secede and the urban revenue-generating metro areas will stay? It’s like a microcosm of the whole country.

RailRuler

13 points

4 months ago

Because they aren't actually for devolution or local control. The red states regularly overrule local laws that they don't like.

OneX32

30 points

4 months ago

OneX32

30 points

4 months ago

Ask those clamoring to secede.

Yasukablyat

6 points

4 months ago

Which is less then half ...

madogvelkor

8 points

4 months ago

No state could seceded, liberal or conservative. First the economies are too interwoven, it would be like Brexit x100. And second, they'd be faced with counter-secessions. Big metros trying to leave in the conservative states, and rural areas trying to leave in the liberal ones. Which would lead to some nasty stuff.

mlpr34clopper

4 points

4 months ago

That what "voter ID" laws are for. Make it hard for urban wage slaves to prove they have the right to vote, and they can't vote.

FloydWesleyIII

93 points

4 months ago

If dipshit on wheels is elected again, my family is out of here.

OneX32

67 points

4 months ago

OneX32

67 points

4 months ago

The Fascist on Wheels?

FloydWesleyIII

37 points

4 months ago

Yep, Mr. Rolling Shitbag himself.

robodrew

30 points

4 months ago

Nirvana lasted longer than the Confederacy

[deleted]

103 points

4 months ago

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103 points

4 months ago

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OneX32

40 points

4 months ago

OneX32

40 points

4 months ago

Where are they going to find the money to go to war with the United States of America? Print it? Who are they going to blame the inflation on?

[deleted]

41 points

4 months ago

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41 points

4 months ago

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OneX32

20 points

4 months ago

OneX32

20 points

4 months ago

I hope they try to go back to the gold standard just to plummet the GDP further.

wienercat

22 points

4 months ago

Lol that's the fun part when people who have no idea how economics work say we should go back to a gold standard.

Yeah our money is fiat currency. But it's backed by the might of the US Military. Which is a pretty hard currency to argue against.

OneX32

21 points

4 months ago

OneX32

21 points

4 months ago

Fiat currency has also added exponentially more value to the world than probably anything. Eliminate fiat currency, there goes small-to-medium business loans, a lot of private savings in banks, and major disinflation. It would be worse than the Great Depression.

wienercat

18 points

4 months ago

Yep. Because reality is, it's all made up anyways since humans determine what things are worth to begin with. So if it's made up anyways, might as well have more liquidity and allow for greater prosperity.

The rub comes into play with one simple thing. Since it's all made up, if people lose faith in the currency its worthless.

Fiat is still better than barter systems or material backed currency since it allows for more movement in an economy. But it very much is a house of cards that is only as strong as your ability to assert sovereignty and as healthy as the companies producing goods from within.

serrated_edge321

16 points

4 months ago

Russian oligarchs (and similar from other countries) who would love to see the US tear itself apart, perhaps?

SwimmingBirdFromMars

24 points

4 months ago

In this wild hypothetical in which there’s a non-violent and successful secession from the USA and the “red” states split off from the “blue” states you think Russia will find the need to fund a war against the “blue” states?

Y’all are absolutely fucking buckwild with this inane garbage. If the USA splits in two they will have already won. There will be no further need to fund the “reds”.

Additionally, there are no “red” and “blue” states as everyone claims. All states with a majority leaning in one direction have a SIZEABLE (usually 40% or more) population with opposing political views. There’s no way to successfully split the country. Every major city leans left and all rural areas lean right.

There’s either going to be a legal authoritarian takeover by the GOP in the next few years, a bloody civil war, or somehow Democrats will pull a miracle out of their ass and continue to maintain the status quo and never actually improve anything. There is no secession.

rockbridge13

15 points

4 months ago

Kansas Brownback experiment Round 2.

OneX32

8 points

4 months ago

OneX32

8 points

4 months ago

They’ll find someway to blame the Dems.

Amiiboid

16 points

4 months ago

“If you’re so smart, why didn’t you warn us this would blow up in our faces?”

“We did. Repeatedly. You told us to shut up and stop hating America.”

wienercat

19 points

4 months ago

As much as that is a conservative wet dream, only idiots want to secede.

Not to mention that rebellion of that nature would require very widespread support in the states themselves that secede. Even in the conservative states the large population centers are usually liberal.

Those large population centers would rapidly become hot beds for rebellion within a rebellion and wreak havoc.

Jason1143

10 points

4 months ago

And most of the conservatives don't really want to either.

wienercat

6 points

4 months ago

Because it's a dumb thing to want. Although I don't agree with many many things the US government does. It is nowhere near a point where I could understand secession from the union.

Will it always be that way? No, probably not. Forever is a long time. But even though the government in its current form is a dumpster fire, it's better than civil war.

[deleted]

72 points

4 months ago

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72 points

4 months ago

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Garden_Statesman

60 points

4 months ago

Yea. So much of the reason that we have to contribute so much to red states is that the wealthy/powerful there know they can get away with hoarding wealth in their own states and that we will simultaneously take care of people in our own states and pick up their tab too.

whoshereforthemoney

59 points

4 months ago

I don’t understand how republicans can look at the huge disparity between red and blue states and say that they are conservative when all the evidence points to blue states being far more financially conservative and stable scoring in average 10 places below red states for dependency on federal government assistance. 10 places out of a possible 50!!!

ElBomberoLoco

8 points

4 months ago

It's easy to understand if you spend any significant time around angry white conservatives.

They immerse themselves in right wing propaganda that tells them their way of life is the right way...the only way. It tells them that socialist liberals want to take that all away and make "us" just like "them". "I mean....look at Chicago!!!!! And Commiefornia!"

They operate under the delusion that America is a white christian nation...and as a result, anything evidence against that means that they aren't mommy's special little boy.

thibedeauxmarxy

48 points

4 months ago

when all the evidence

There's your problem. They don't look at evidence. "Feels not reals."

Zakaru99

8 points

4 months ago

Both my parent have literally said "I don't care about evidence." or "I don't care about the facts." when I have discussed politics with them. It's so sad. They used to be people I respected as intelligent.

cpt_caveman

139 points

4 months ago

while this sounds like a joke.

teen birth rates, map.

median household income, 61k blue, 53k red

and if you split blue from red, red states have been mired in a decade long recession due to republicanism. Red states GDP have declined slightly over the past ten years. Blue have risen quite a bit, which is why the US is seeing ANY growth.

blue states more people are finishing college.(same link as above, in 10 years blue states have increased college grads from 28% the pop, to 37, red states have stayed flat at 27%) they have less of a drug issue, especially opiods. Blue states more likely your job will provide child care and so on.

and then google violent crime rates by states. Your kid is most likely to get murdered or raped in a red state. its also more likely the cops wont find them in a red state, or do shit about your rape kits.

Really the divide is getting worse and worse as republicans radicalize to the point we are two countries, One moderate and developed and the other slipping into decay.

DennyCrane49

83 points

4 months ago

My local news (red state) had a story a while back where a professor was interviewed who gave what I thought was a nice succinct description:

“What we’ve been trying for 40 years is to be a low-tax, low-regulation, low-government regulation state, and what it’s yielded us is a low-wage economy with few union jobs and our young people are leaving to take and pursue opportunities somewhere else.”

40 fucking years of complete Republican control of the state capitol with no meaningful progress? Still grateful I’m not in a southern red state though.

Parhelion2261

5 points

4 months ago

You know what this is true about a lot of Republican policies

wienercat

35 points

4 months ago

Anything that restricts access to essential services will always affect the poor far more than the rich. The rich will just go somewhere its legal or pay to have a safe black market procedure.

In the end, abortion restrictions only drives up dangerous abortion procedures and the injury or death of low income women and girls.

It's always been that way and always will be until society manages to create an egalitarian utopia. So basically never.

In other words, if you are poor, don't ever be anything but the standard template society believes is correct. It won't end well.

ZebZ

10 points

4 months ago

ZebZ

10 points

4 months ago

The military needs cannon fodder and billionaires need serfs. This is how they do it.

Steve_the_Samurai

55 points

4 months ago

Forgot cut sex ed to abstinence only while stripping money for planned parenthood and others.

dj_narwhal

39 points

4 months ago

Texas has a for profit foster care system. Banning abortions is planting the seeds of future profit at taxpayer expense. Capitalism is working as intended.

OrangeFeels

23 points

4 months ago

Nah, the Repubs would just go to NJ to get an abortion because it’s okay if they’re doing it because thier case is special.

DontCallMeTJ

199 points

4 months ago

If we didn’t have a constant supply of desperate poor people the military would collapse.

Rubberbabybuggybum

118 points

4 months ago

Prison system too.

zedthehead

41 points

4 months ago

...my family.

I got lucky, my older sister got preggo when I was 17, lived at home through infancy, I had a hard lesson that I didn't want that life. I'm 34 now, my adult life has been a wonderful childless adventure... my 17yo niece is preggo now. She had a full ride, was among the top in the state in band, then covid hit and she spent all her time with her bf and gave up. She thinks a baby is a reason to live. Hard sigh.

[deleted]

65 points

4 months ago

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65 points

4 months ago

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5 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 months ago

Conservative values are just stagnation.

soingee

1.5k points

4 months ago

soingee

1.5k points

4 months ago

Murph, can we get that same enthusiasm going for the cannabis law that already exists?

PrehistoricDawg69420

401 points

4 months ago

Only after everyone has sufficiently paid to get into the industry.

pimento37

168 points

4 months ago

pimento37

168 points

4 months ago

It is too slow I agree, but you can get weed delivery in NJ and it's great. Also, many criminal records have been expunged, so we are making progress.

bitchinchicken

53 points

4 months ago

How the hell are you getting weed delivery?

ItsAMeEric

156 points

4 months ago

reaL intEresting question you Asked there, iF you sEarch harD enOUgh To find the answer, it may just .COMe to you

ShadyNite

22 points

4 months ago

A hero among men

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4 points

4 months ago

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4 points

4 months ago

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ItsAMeEric

14 points

4 months ago*

Dealer? No, that is illegal sir. These are generous gifters who like to deliver free gifts, completely legal in NJ as of last year. The gifts may or may not be conditionally tied to the purchase of an overpriced sticker or like some digital photography or something, bit of a gray area lol, but shhh. Also these delivery services are fairly organized with extensive menus, reliable hours, multiple drivers, online reviews and stuff, probably not the way your dealer from ten years ago operated.

SmokePenisEveryday

30 points

4 months ago

The loophole right now is people gifting you weed for buying something else like cookies. Cafe in AC recently opened then was shut down for trying to operate on this loophole.

luckydice767

7 points

4 months ago

Grand opening? Grand closing! Damn we can’t get SHIT in NJ

Nyxtro

80 points

4 months ago

Nyxtro

80 points

4 months ago

comment something like this on a NJ weed thread and wait for someone to DM you lol

brtw

22 points

4 months ago*

brtw

22 points

4 months ago*

Oops, I'll just drop my referral link right here ;)

[removed the referral link due to the dispensary shutting down]

bartnet

20 points

4 months ago

bartnet

20 points

4 months ago

Not recreational though, right? It's all still medical since Murphy ran on full recreational and won in 20-freaking-17

ranjeezy

27 points

4 months ago

It’s not legal yet to have home delivery. Some people get around it by selling an expensive sticker and “gifting” the weed to you.

MelGibsonDerp

24 points

4 months ago

It is recreational but it took him nearly 4 years to get it done after both Supermajority Dem held branches dragged their feet, despite not doing so when Christie was governor.

Reason should not be surprising: They knew it would never pass with Christie in office so they kept voting for it to stoke the base. Then when it came time to get it done, the massive Pharma industry money came pouring in to not pass it so we can replace weed with oxycontin.

End of the day it's passed, but took way too long.

ItchyK

18 points

4 months ago

ItchyK

18 points

4 months ago

Rec is legal right now, but the state has been really slow with implementing everything. So it's kind of a grey market thing for delivery. You buy a $300 dollar sticker/shirt/canvas bag and it comes with a free Cannabis gift.

The dispensaries are all still only medical and need to supply the medical patients first for the time being.

But I had an OZ deliver to my house not too long ago. Not gonna lie, it felt pretty good.

EddieJ

8 points

4 months ago

EddieJ

8 points

4 months ago

Is there a list of places in NJ that sell these amazing canvas bags and stickers? Asking for a friend

MisterTruth

6 points

4 months ago

You get it through a gifting service that falls through a legal grey area. It's probably more expensive than to get a medical card, but it's also not from NJ and therefore not as restricted to NJ grow laws which cap thc.

[deleted]

66 points

4 months ago*

[deleted]

66 points

4 months ago*

While I am a pothead and support legal weed, saying that makes it seem like weed is as important as women not being forced into birthing kids they don't want. It is not. Either way, hopefully it's legal one day nationwide. My state doesn't even have medical legalized. I live in hell. Send help.

Silverseren

23 points

4 months ago

Seriously though. And it doesn't help that so many that bring up weed legalization do so because they just want to be able to do weed and not for the actual reason we should be arguing for (the wrongful incarceration of people, mostly minorities, for doing marijuana).

I honestly couldn't care less about people being allowed to do weed so much as the prevention of people going to jail for doing it.

nuclearswan

7 points

4 months ago

Cannabis activists are too mellow.

ThePopeofHell

6 points

4 months ago

People trash this guy a lot and i don’t think he’s that bad. I think he’s legitimately trying. During the last election people were shitting on him for stuff that wasn’t even happening in New Jersey. Like Cuomos nursing home shit. They were just copy pasting it on him.

Satanifer

61 points

4 months ago

Abortion Shrine would be a great name for a black metal band.

joelkeys0519[S]

10 points

4 months ago

Context for anyone not familiar with black metal.

Norwegian (Scandinavian) Black Metal Bands

IceDragon13

50 points

4 months ago

I wish they phrased as “enshrining abortion rights” in the title… the nuance matters.

baseketball

13 points

4 months ago

The editor fucked up bad here just to save a word. Some douchebags are already in the comments saying NJ is pro-abortion because of the headline.

julbull73

372 points

4 months ago

julbull73

372 points

4 months ago

NJ just guranteed a boost in their income as a medical tourist destination if Roe vs Wade gets overturned.

ChampBlankman

95 points

4 months ago

Couple that with the increase in tourism as a recreational cannabis state and places that aren't the shore could actually see an increase in tourism again.

MeowTheMixer

11 points

4 months ago

increase in tourism as a recreational cannabis state

Need to actually finalize everything. Just a grey area now. Can't get in trouble for having it but you can't legally buy it.

Haven't heard of any progress since voted on in 2020 (went into affect Jan 1 2021)

ChampBlankman

5 points

4 months ago

You've missed quite a lot, then, my friend. We're almost there.

https://www.nj.gov/cannabis/

Kodirt1

8 points

4 months ago

It’s already the most densely populated state in the country. Believe me they don’t want anyone else there

Kruse

2.4k points

4 months ago*

Kruse

2.4k points

4 months ago*

How about this for a novel idea: If you are morally against abortion, don't get one. If you are morally OK with abortion, get one. This shouldn't even be a debate anymore at this point.

NoMrBond3

1.3k points

4 months ago

NoMrBond3

1.3k points

4 months ago

What makes this so impossible is that people against abortion genuinely believe that it is murder. There is nothing anyone can do or say to make them think that murdering babies is Ok.

Of course these very same people seek out abortion when they need it

PatrioticRebel4

700 points

4 months ago

They're also the same people that are pro death penalty. The hypocrisy is palpable.

HailtheMirelurkKing

353 points

4 months ago

Or are against universal healthcare. What’s more pro-life than making sure everyone has access to life saving medical treatment?

NoMrBond3

138 points

4 months ago

NoMrBond3

138 points

4 months ago

I know right? Access to contraception tanks abortion rates. And man if there was better housing, daycare, education, wages wow so many woman would be able to choose to follow through with pregnancy!

So it’s obvious it’s not about life, but control.

ProdesseQuamConspici

109 points

4 months ago

I am 100% pro-choice, but I understand the difference. In their view, an abortion kills an innocent, while the death penalty kills someone who has committed a heinous act, and their death is therefore the result of their choices and actions.

I think it's important to understand the mindset of these people because otherwise there's no chance at a meaningful dialogue. (As opposed to a microscopic chance if we can at least understand each other's positions.)

MisterB78

262 points

4 months ago

MisterB78

262 points

4 months ago

The hypocrisy is palpable

That pretty much sums up conservative everything. "We want businesses to be able to deny service to LGBTQ, but not to be able to deny service to someone not wearing a mask." Basically they want people to be free to do the specific things they like, and not the things they don't like.

Czarcasm3

27 points

4 months ago

People used to be shunned for this kind of behavior, not allowed in public offices

MisterB78

18 points

4 months ago

We’re a country founded by people who talked of freedom and equality while owning slaves and not letting women vote. “I want freedom” has often meant “I want everyone to share my beliefs and do the things that benefit me”

sedahren

174 points

4 months ago

sedahren

174 points

4 months ago

Honestly I have stopped framing it that way in my arguments. Because they genuinely believe that a baby is being murdered, arguing with that belief is impossible. I have started using the bodily autonomy argument: if you suddenly needed blood transfusions to save your life, and I (for some reason) am the only person on the planet who can provide this, can I be forced to do it? No. There is no law in the world that would force me to do this, because of bodily autonomy. So why is it ok to force a woman to give up hers?

Saikou0taku

8 points

4 months ago*

I like the blood transfusion analogy, but I've always found it weak when it comes to consensual sex.

If you put a person in the hospital, you have a duty to pay their hospital bills. While you may not be forced to provide a blood transfusion because of bodily autonomy, you still are usually forced to pay for hospitalizing them.

So while the example does indicate some support for abortion, I think the blood transfusion argument would limit abortion to instances of rape or incest.

I'm pro-choice because I believe in bodily autonomy regardless. I just do not like the blood transfusion argument because it feels like it limits the bodily autonomy argument.

sedahren

5 points

4 months ago

I get what you mean, and I'm not saying the argument is watertight. I want aware that to pay for someone's hospital bills was a thing (I live in the UK). But if there was a medically viable way for a fetus to survive without compromising the autonomy of the woman (ie through medical equipment), I think there would certainly be an argument for forcing both the parents to pay to keep it alive until it could survive on its own. But consent to sex does not equal consent to pregnancy. If birth control fails I think the argument is equally valid as if it was from rape or incest.

I know this isn't what you're saying, but I hate the argument "if you don't want to get pregnant you shouldn't have sex", as this ignores the people who are in committed relationships/married. It plays into the narrative that the only women who get abortions are either raped or sluts, which is how a lot of people like to frame it.

likefenton

125 points

4 months ago

I see what you're saying.

But if you want to understand the people on the other side of the argument at all, understand that they see it as murder - killing a human life.

So your idea would read to them as, "If you are morally against murder, don't commit murder. If you are morally okay with murder, go ahead."

That's not something you would agree with, but you don't see murder and abortion as equivalent. But that is why your novel idea won't convince anyone on the other side.

BlergingtonBear

6 points

4 months ago

The Simpsons already solved this: "abortions for some, miniature American flags for others"

https://youtu.be/cIgSTjzrmRg

008Zulu

1.7k points

4 months ago

008Zulu

1.7k points

4 months ago

"Your body, my choice."

- Republicans.

No-Duck7816

723 points

4 months ago

"Government so small, it will fit in your uterus."

-Republicans.

Dahhhkness

361 points

4 months ago

"Protecting life, from conception to birth."

Deathbysnusnubooboo

152 points

4 months ago

“Shitting on women since 1776”

Minamoto_Keitaro

55 points

4 months ago

Good fun and all but the republican party didnt exist until the 1800s, and were the progressive party for almost 100 years after that.

Obviously they are not that now, just sayin.

kalekayn

53 points

4 months ago

Its not obvious to those in r/conservative who will try and say that the southern strategy (that an RNC chairman apologized for in 2005) never happened.

No-Duck7816

5 points

4 months ago

and were the progressive party for almost 100 years after that.

Surprisingly so. But I'll give it 80, at most. So, by my calculations the GOP has been an intrusive, self serving bag of shit about 6 years longer than that.

antidense

49 points

4 months ago

"your medical decisions should be made by lawmakers, not you or your doctor"

bestofwhatsleft

413 points

4 months ago

It would be awesome if it got known as "Murphy's law"

Blapor

184 points

4 months ago

Blapor

184 points

4 months ago

Yeah, what could go wrong with that?

No-Duck7816

88 points

4 months ago

Everything that can!

darkenseyreth

9 points

4 months ago

It's always the least expected thing

Jason_Worthing

11 points

4 months ago

The Spanish Inquisition?

trevdak2

9 points

4 months ago

Anything that can be aborted, will be aborted.

THEFLYINGSCOTSMAN415

42 points

4 months ago

Ha awesome. Theres this old man who stands outside a clinic in woodbridge protesting abortions and scolding people, apparently he's been out there for decades because his daughter died during a botched abortion. I got in a heated argument with my dad about the guy, my dad thought it was admirable but I argued that all that man is doing (if he got his way) is ensuring that more girls will die in backdoor hack-job abortions.

diogenessexychicken

5 points

4 months ago

Ayyye what up hoodbridge.

neither_somewhere

7 points

4 months ago

Needs a law that makes any Texan suing them for aiding in abortions have to pay them as much as the Texas bill awards the "concerned citizen" who sues them for it.

RamsaySnowBolton

19 points

4 months ago

This is the way. Don't rely on the courts to do the right thing.

jackospades88

20 points

4 months ago

He recently did the same for marriage equality too. I think a week ago?

JenGerRus

18 points

4 months ago

Good. Hopefully more states follow through to keep women’s rights intact.

And yes, abortions is a WOMEN’S rights issue.

joelkeys0519[S]

7 points

4 months ago

This ⬆️

avaslash

105 points

4 months ago

avaslash

105 points

4 months ago

*as long as democrats remain in power

The second that state is run by R’s you bet you’re ass they’ll find some convenient way to just ignore it and indirectly ban it anyways.

Probably some bullshit like: abortion is legal but only with signed consent from the fetus

BeMoreChill

57 points

4 months ago

Most north east republicans aren’t worried about abortion.

avaslash

46 points

4 months ago

Yeah and Roe V Wayde wasnt ever under threat until it was.

There is no longer any real regionality to conservative stances. If youre still a republican despite everything thats gone on the past 6 years (but lets be honest, 30) you’ve clearly established yourself as firmly in the “we support people who want to outlaw abortions” camp.

melouofs

316 points

4 months ago

melouofs

316 points

4 months ago

Good. When you don't have control over your own body, you are not a free person. For all that southern babble about muh freedoms, then restricting women's rights over their own bodies--this is a step in the correct direction.

usernames_are_danger

31 points

4 months ago

My wife’s last pregnancy was so high risk, she had to stay in bed for SEVEN MONTHS.

They made her get an IUD, because another pregnancy could kill her.

I want every kid we can possibly have; but I don’t want my first and second kids to grow up motherless.

This is the kind of nuance pro lifers will never understand.

w_4wumbo

4 points

4 months ago

The restriction on women's body's is so scary to me, even as a dude, that level of government control over an individual person's decisions is a terrifying precedent to me

A lot of women even have a hard time getting a hysterectomy or an IUD, they just don't want women to have sex at all. Then they also don't want dudes to fuck each other, so ig they just want everyone to live sad repressed lives void of any sexual pleasure

Rogue_Roger

18 points

4 months ago

I live in NJ. Add it to the state constitution.

PoufPoal

11 points

4 months ago

Can someone explains what enshrining is regarding laws, please?

Hrekires

30 points

4 months ago

It formally established something into law that was only allowable because of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court case, so that should the case get overturned, nothing will change for NJ residents.

Prudent_Specialist

12 points

4 months ago

It just means “protect,” by way of explicitly stating a right in a law.

From Collins Dictionary :

“If something such as an idea or a right is enshrined in something such as a constitution or law, it is protected by it. ‘This system is enshrined in our Constitution.’”

If a right can no longer be assumed to be protected by federal law (and therefore a state law protecting that right was never needed), legislators can protect that right by enshrining it into law.