Doesn’t this seem like a self-fulfilling prophecy?
By defunding Planned Parenthood, which uses zero public money to perform abortions, they ensure that Planned Parenthood doesn’t have the money to do anything but perform abortions. If you take away the money they use for STD testing and PAP smears and pre-natal care and cancer screening and everything else involving lady bits which is the bulk of what they do, that just leaves the privately-raised funds for that icky abortion stuff. And Planned Parenthood becomes the evil “not a clinic it’s just about abortion!” place that the fundie anti-choicers always said it was.
I find this very odd.
I also find this attack on poor women very odd. I find it very telling that the so-called “pro-life” movement is spending its money on a message war with racist billboards instead of helping women get healthcare. Sorry if we’re a little jaded over here but it’s not like you people gave a damn about minorities before, except to treat them like criminals.
I also find it really odd that a bunch of old white men are running around crowing about this great achievement. Seriously, can you imagine? The same people who call it a huge overreach for Michelle Obama to make suggestions about healthy eating habits see nothing wrong with cutting off funds to clinics where a lot of women get their healthcare. That just sorta boggles the mind. No birth control pills for YOU!
Look, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we need some nationwide Lysistrata action. If the men of this country are going to run around crowing about how great it is that women have less access to reproductive health services, then maybe no nookie, okay? Sex leads to babies and STDs and the need for birth control and a good number of services that Planned Parenthood provides so maybe we just won’t put out until you stop taking away our access to these services.
Just a thought.
(h/t, Aunt B)