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Motherboard revealed that Facebook turned over data to police so that they could prosecute a teenager for seeking an abortion.
In states around the country, abortion has been banned, but in a few states, legislatures passed bills that allowed vigilantes to track down people who had abortions. What is problematic in this case, is that the incident happened in a state where abortion isn't illegal. However, it happened later in the pregnancy, which is against Nebraska's cut-off date.
At the same time, the abortion wasn't a procedure, it was a pharmaceutical abortion, meaning the teen and her mother legally purchased the medicine for the abortion and used them. Nothing illegal took place, but Facebook turned over the information nonetheless.
"According to court records, Celeste Burgess, 17, and her mother, Jessica Burgess, bought medication called Pregnot designed to end pregnancy," the report explained. "Pregnot is a kit of mifepristone and misoprostol, which is often used to safely end pregnancy in the first trimester. In this case, Burgess was 28 weeks pregnant, which is later in pregnancy than mifepristone and misoprostol are recommended for use. It's also later than Nebraska's 20-week abortion ban (abortion at 28 weeks is legal in about half the country; Nebraska's abortion laws have not changed Roe v. Wade was overturned)."
IN OTHER NEWS: MAGA rage over Mar-a-Lago FBI search stokes GOP’s civil war
The teen is being charged as an adult with a felony "removing/concealing/abandoning dead human body" and two misdemeanors, concealing the death of a person and false reporting. Her mother is being charged with five felonies.
All of it happened prior to the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
An autopsy shows that the fetus was stillborn but the final autopsy wouldn't make any conclusions.
"An exact cause [of death] was unknown, but the lungs didn't indicate they'd ever contained any air." A final autopsy report "stated the cause of death was undetermined. The findings were consistent with the fetus being stillborn but the placement of the fetus into a plastic bag raise the possibility of asphyxia due to suffocation."
Facebook always complies with subpoenas, as does most other tech companies.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said on Tuesday she will work to "totally gut" the FBI and Department of Justice after agents raided the Florida home of former President Donald Trump.
During an interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network, Greene complained about an anti-inflation bill that would allow the IRS to hire new agents.
"They are launching a new IRS army," she said. "This is the thing that everyone needs to understand, this IRS army is going to be armed with weapons."
"This is who the Democrats are," the lawmaker continued. "We've seen this happen in many countries where dictators rise and they rise through actions just like we saw at Mar-a-Lago yesterday."
Greene asserted that President Joe Biden ordered the raid although the White House has denied that he had any prior knowledge of Monday's actions.
According to Greene, the "ultimate goal" of Democrats is to prosecute Trump so he can't run for office again.
"Many Republican members are now unified and we'll be taking back the House and once we do, we're going to be going after and taking down this corrupt communist-style government," she added. "And we have got to do something to totally gut the Department of Justice and the FBI."
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The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Monday has amplified the volume of MAGA rage, but one of its targets continues to be mainstream Republican elected officials – aka, “RINO’s.”
Lost in the attacks on Attorney General Merrick Garland – and calls for retribution – has been an uptick in the Republican civil war, with MAGA fanatics targeting mainstream figures for failing to exhibit an acceptable level of rage.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t even bother to wait for official responses to use the occasion to attack the Republican establishment.
“I’ve talked a lot about the civil war in the GOP and I lean into it because America needs fearless & effective Republicans to finally put America First,” Greene posted on Telegram Monday night. “Last night’s tyrannical FBI raid at MAL is unifying us in ways I haven’t seen. In January, we take on the enemy within.”
After Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell declined to answer questions about the Mar-a-Lago search, Alex Bruesewitz, one of the organizers of the Stop the Steal organization that helped plan the January 6 protest, tweeted, “Mitch McConnell is an anti-American POS. Any “Republican” that supports this guy is either on his payroll, a coward, or a traitor.”
Earlier in the day Bruesewitz called McConnell “a disgrace to our nation. He also tweeted a list of 20 Republican senators, including McConnell, who voted to confirm Garland urging followers to contact the senators with demands to defund the Department of Justice unless Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray are removed.
MAGA attorney Jenna Ellis apparently was unmoved by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threat of retribution against Garland the DOJ should Republicans regain control of the House in November.
Rather than celebrate McCarthy faux profile in courage, Ellis tweeted, “Is McCarty” all talk?” It’s not clear whether the misspelling of McCarthy’s was intentional.
Christopher Bedford, a senior editor at the Federalist Society, attacked multiple GOP leaders. “It’s been 15 hours since we learned the FBI raided President Trump’s private home. If you turn to McConnell, Sen. John Thune, Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Joni Ernst, however, they’re just talking about tax cuts. There’s no better encapsulation of the weakness of Senate GOP leadership.”
Prominent MAGA podcaster Liz Wheeler exploded at a comment by Sen. Tim Scott on CBS News calling for patience.
“Are you joking??” Wheeler railed in her Tweet. That prompted this retweet by MAGA influencer Scott Greer, a reputed white nationalist: “The good news is that Tim Scott took himself out of VP consideration with this.”
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