For those of you who are unaware, it is already illegal for Federal Funds to be used for abortions. Nevertheless, Rich White American Men on Capitol Hill — men who have their health care paid for by the American public under a special plan for Congressmen and Senators only, which is paid for by tax payer money — have voted to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood, to allow states to forbid spending any Medicare or Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood.
Make no mistake, this is not about abortion, no matter how many times Republicans say so. It’s about health screenings, for breast cancer and cervical cancer; for prenatal care; for child care and immunizations; mammograms; screening for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDs; proper use of contraceptives; for the right of Americans who do not have paid healthcare to still be well and safe.
And it’s about time the Rich…
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