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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another Offensive in the War Against Women

The great state of Missouri (or rather its venerable Governor) has withdrawn state funding from Planned Parenthood to conduct free cervical and breast cancer screenings. The reason? The state simply doesn’t want women going to Planned Parenthood – because Planned Parenthood usually provides a full array of women’s reproductive health services – including abortion. The state will only provide funding for cancer screenings at anti-choice/pro-life clinics.

Of course, the Planned Parenthood clinics that had their funding revoked do not even provide abortion services. (Little known fact: less than 30% of Planned Parenthood offices provide abortion services. Planned Parenthood’s main focus is NOT abortion services, rather their focus is reproductive health in general. By providing birth control, Planned Parenthood contributes the decrease in abortion demands, and by providing health screenings, the organization contributes to women's health and longevity).

But Missouri is simply out to punish Planned Parenthood for its pro-abortion stance. And in the process, the state is punishing women as well.

Sources to check:
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1602772,00.html

http://feministing.com/archives/006716.html

2 Comments:

Blogger Jack K. said...

The Missouri Governor isnt' the only one eat up with the dumb-ass.

There is a segment of the Kansas legislature that is trying to force the newly elected State Attorney General to re-file charges against a Doctor in Wichita who is suspected of performing late term abortions.

The previous Attorney General was voted out of office primarily because he was a myopic, one trick pony who had tried and failed to prosecute the doctor.

Go to Judge's cartoon site and scroll down to the Phill Kline cartoon and you will get an idea of the controversy. Kline is the previous AG.

Enjoy!

March 28, 2007 8:29 AM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...

PP provides the morning after pill, and that is what most conservative dum dums mistake for a "chemical abortion"

Planned Parenthood provides contraception, and advice on where to obtain an abortion only, I do not think ANY PP agency provides actual abortions.

But Boyed, seriously, do you think that women should honestly have a say in what they do? being prone to hystronics? having hormone flux? i mean come on! We are better off just letting the men tells us how to be, where to go, and what to say (and who to vote for).

That way we won't get spanked!

March 28, 2007 9:38 PM  

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