I responded to several nasty conservative comments about women, Planned Parenthood, contraceptives, and abortion. No, it was not a great idea because the opposition was quite serious while throwing out their version of the truth, their own facts and some of those facts were just wrong. I had to ask where this information was coming from – the Heritage Foundation, trump or the Koch brothers. The idea that this group of conservatives thinks that since they are paying for a woman’s health care procedure, they expect all abortions to stop ASAP, while claiming to be pro-life. Please fact check the claim for yourself and while you’re at it consider vasectomies viagra and other equipment used by men – will they feel the same way?
The fact is, some women do not want children, very young women are not ready,working women need time, sadly there are victims of violence who are capable of making their own (personal decisions) plan their families around their personal situations. We all deserve (free will) to choose whatever reproductive procedures is appropriate for our lives no matter if conservatives believe. It is the 21st Century, why can’t these conservatives understand that birth control, contraceptives and or possible abortions are a part of a woman’s overall health care is beyond my understanding. Yet, pro-lifers don’t seem to let facts get in the way because they feel women who have sex and get pregnant should either have the baby or give it up for adoption. First, the conservative movement that pushes a family values platform on women is political, big government in full effect and should stay out unless a family member or doctor. Second, women should not be the only ones responsible for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies; men need to step up. Third, conservatives use a broad brush on the topic of women and their health care, specifically when the topic includes reproductive services STOP. Last, the new law or change implemented by President Obama‘s Administration is to offer an option for safe and affordable access to health care services. The idea that folks are against women who pay for all or part of their #ACA should not have reproductive coverage is beyond absurd. I also feel that those in religious organizations that get federal funding need to fall in line or lose the funding and likewise for pharmacists who say their religion keeps them from POS=point of sales, of contraception products seems to contradict the business … excuse me…some are also getting federal funds to do business
I don’t know about you but the reasoning and or rationalization conservative Politicians, constituents or members of Congress use to bash and attack organizations like Planned Parenthood by reciting so-called facts from the internet with a list of falsehoods is embarrassing. The list of questionable information includes silly things like PPH misuses money, funnels money or that PPH only does abortions is just the beginning. I can only say the conservative conspiracy theorists are in full effect. The facts are there; find out by calling Planned Parenthood! They do so much more than just abortions, but that pro-life stance on abortion seems to be the conservative focus filled with misleading information assuming hoping their constituents won’t research their comments.
Thankfully, women who are uninsured, underinsured or who just cannot afford a mainstream doctor can go to Planned Parenthood, which is the first step, then if needed referred they get mammograms at an affiliated clinic with a Planned Parenthood doctor, but Republicans … don’t let the truth get in the way of nasty rhetoric about PPH and women who choose.
Unfortunately, that thing about the Democratic Party wanting to abort black babies is ludicrious. The Democratic Party has stated that it wants to protect a woman’s right to choose and apply all the Federal laws that exist …period. I was surprised at all the misinformation thrown at viewers by TV hosts and Pundits. I get it, you don’t like abortion, but I suggest that Republican Leaders would be better off calling out the source or thorn in the side of your Pro-life stance advocates. It must be tough not to want to use a footnote or source as an absolute from the internet but come up short. If you listen to conservative TV and talk radio you realize most just throw out the facts when it comes to birth control, contraceptives, abortion and what they all mean to a woman’s health care in general.
Women’s health care has always been a politically charged topic and football . Women of child bearing years or if indeed pregnant, were considered or labeled as being a pre-existing condition; an offensive rationalization used by so many in the insurance industry to deny or limit safe and affordable health care. Because of President Obama, that practice by the insurance industry is no longer acceptable,however, we still need to regulate how insurance industries treat women, our ability to reproduce makes conservatives rise up to engage in hypocrisy on so many levels. I get the disagreement about abortion but Planned Parenthood clinics give men and women other quality accessible safe and affordable health care no matter what form it comes in. Yet, an ideology, a family values platform pushed, debated and voted into law by red state Republicans has managed to be implemented in some states are trying to dismantle our rights quietly while others have been blocked by the courts
Today, in this 21st Century life, women still have to demand the right to make personal health care choices without political intervention. Unfortunately, some states have succeeded in shoving the reproductive services issue in a political box with laws that are so archaic you have to wonder what year it is. The cliché of, “do as we say NOT as we do” keeps coming to my mind every time I hear conservatives or any extremist on the right speak on issues of women’s reproductive rights. Men’s health care issues unlike women have been treated different and provided with procedures and enhancement drugs among other things without questions. Yet, women and in most instances women of colour are being singled out as abortion scarlet’s , abortion abusers, portrayed as something mysterious possibly evil and definitely disrespected by some extreme folks from the right who do not seem to understand that birth control , contraceptives and abortion are all a part of a women’s health care no matter what race or economic background.
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