This month, federal funding to the program Planned Parenthood was cut, and channeled into the Metro Dept. of Health.  This will affect thousands of women who have no health insurance and need inexpensive reproductive care. Well, doesn’t that just suck?

Cutting funding to a necessary program to support women translates as this, to me:
Women of Tennessee, we hate you.  We don’t care about your reproductive health, we could not care less if you can actually afford preventative care.  We don’t care if you can’t afford birth control.  We don’t want you to have any preventative services whatsoever.  Sorry you don’t have health care; now we’re going to make this just a little bit harder on you and take away affordable health care that’s based on your income.  We are going to fund other programs but we won’t be able to help you.  Essentially, we hate you and hope you die.

Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, says (in an article in the Tennessean) that Planned Parenthood is an “abortion business.”

Saying that Planned Parenthood is an “abortion business” is completely off the mark.  That’s like saying that McDonald’s is a “coffee business” because they offer coffee, in addition to multiple other (and more important) items.  Planned Parenthood doesn’t  derive most of their income from abortions; they derive it from wellness exams and preventative services.  It’s like saying that prostitution is a “blow job business.”  Sure, they offer blow jobs, but is that all?  Of course not.  All you freaks & kinks out there know what I mean.

Because certain groups have an inability to focus on anything other than abortion, which it totally fucking legal, btw, this funding cut has hurt thousands of women.  97% of Planned Parenthood’s services are services other than abortion (see this article).

So, my question is this:  Are you against Planned Parenthood, or are you against women?

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