I’ve been watching the budget debates for the last few days and watching our country almost grind to a halt in part because the Republicans (and maybe it’s more these Tea Party loonies) want Planned Parenthood to be defunded to SAVE THE BUDGET, while still funneling massive amounts of money into various war efforts.
Mostly they stir people up by saying PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROVIDES ABORTIONS, YOU DON’T WANT YOUR TAX MONEY KILLING BABIES RIGHT?
Odd, sometimes your tax money funding a war kills babies, but that’s for America right? That’s for freedom so it’s okay? Its to fight terror, so that’s okay, right? I mean… these are the babies of terrorists, so they don’t count right?
The thing is this: Planned Parenthood doesn’t just provide abortions and before this whole budget thing went into effect they still weren’t able to accept federal funds to provide abortions. In fact abortions are only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does.
Look I’m in radio. My health insurance goes from non existent to “meh,” and that’s the nature of the beast. Planned Parenthood is made for people like me and other people who can’t afford their reproductive care. They do STD testing. They offer contraceptives, they do CANCER screenings. They also SEE MEN. It’s true. If you’re a guy and you need your junk looked at and you have no health insurance? Planned Parenthood will take care of you. It’s NOT JUST FOR WOMEN. It’s NOT JUST FOR ABORTIONS.
It’s pretty much science, if you want to stop abortions, the best way to do that is to provide the reproductive care people need in order to be able to manage their sexual health. I don’t understand how funding an agency that provides a means to PREVENT ABORTIONS is funding abortions. This does not compute.
If someone could explain, I’d listen. Seriously, because I don’t get it.