Saturday, April 09, 2011

On Planned Parenthood and Absurdity the Day After

It should be noted that the pay of our soldiers -- who sacrifice their very lives for us -- and the entire nation hung in the balance because republicans don't like Planned Parenthood. Somewhere along the way a very important organization that provides contraceptives, cancer and STD screening and other health services for women (and men) became known as a liberal organization, likely because the organization also provides abortion services, which is 3% of what it does (see a chart). Jon Kyl, one of our nation's leaders, outright lied saying 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions. 
Abortion has become known as a liberal thing, but I'm 100% certain republicans get abortions too.
While Planned Parenthood gets $360 million in federal money annuallyit's illegal to use the money for abortion services.
Planned Parenthood PREVENTS PREGNANCIES by providing contraceptives and information. It's called Planned Parenthood, which means planning for parenthood. Along the way, Planned Parenthood became labeled a liberal organization and those on the right irrationally demonize it.
Who loses? Women do, especially the poor, as always. WHEN THE POOR LOSE WE ALL LOSE. Seems to me this nation is always hostage to the demands of the left and the right and they're always arguing about abortion. They never actually solve anything. They don't reduce abortions. They're just more entrenched.
Where is the reason? It's absurd that our government was set to shutdown because of Planned Parenthood.
The Obama and Boehner script when it was down to the wire:
But when Boehner later asked for the elimination of funds for Title X -- spending for women's health and family planning organizations that also provide abortion services, the aide said the president flatly refused.
The president replied, "Nope. Zero."
Boehner continued to push to discuss the funds, the aide recalled.
The President repeated: "Nope. Zero."
"'John, this is it,'" the aide described the president as saying. "'This is it, John."
There was a long pause as no one spoke in the Oval Office spoke.
The Planned Parenthood issue was resolved that Thursday night. MSNBC