The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 8th, 2021 day edition

image for Texas abortion ‘whistleblower’ website forced offline

Troubles are mounting for a Texas website used to report violators of the state’s extreme anti-abortion legislation after the site was forced offline by two different web hosting platforms.

“For all intents and purposes it is offline,” Ronald Guilmette, a web infrastructure expert, told the Guardian.

As of Tuesday, redirects to Texas Right to Life’s main website.

Created by Texas Right to Life, an evangelical Christian group, the site allowed people to anonymously submit information about potential violations of the new law – which makes it illegal to help women in Texas access abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy.

A Texas Right to Life spokeswoman, Kimberlyn Schwartz, said on Tuesday that the website was in the process of moving to a new host, but was not yet disclosing which one.

The original website allowed anyone to submit an anonymous “report” of someone illegally obtaining an abortion, including a section where images can be uploaded for proof.

Rebecca Parma, Texas Right to Life’s senior legislative associate, said they expected people to try to overwhelm the site with fake tips, adding “we’re thankful for the publicity to the website that’s coming from all of this chatter about it.”. »

Gov. Abbott said Texas will 'eliminate all rapists from the streets' so women don't have to worry about the new antiabortion law having no exception for rape

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Gov. Abbott said Texas would work to rid the state of rapists while talking about its abortion law.

To achieve this, the governor pledged to "eliminate all rapists" in Texas, the local NBC affiliate KXAN reported.

"Let's make something very clear: Rape is a crime," Abbott said while signing a major GOP election-reform bill. »

The Other Afghan Women

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They were members of the Taliban, who were waging an offensive to wrest the countryside back from the Afghan National Army.

The pounding of artillery filled the air, announcing the start of a Taliban assault on an Afghan Army outpost.

Unlike in relatively liberal Kabul, visiting women in these hinterlands is not easy: even without Taliban rule, women traditionally do not speak to unrelated men. »

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for not understanding 'pregnancy or periods or facts' after abortion ban comments

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He went on to make clear that Texas will work "tirelessly" to make sure "we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas.".

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX): "It doesn't require that at all, because obviously it provides at least 6 weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion."

Abbott also on Tuesday signed into law the contentious, state GOP-backed elections overhaul, which will introduce a whole slew of voting restrictions in Texas. »