Posted by: mutantpoodle | February 18, 2011

The Forced Birthers strike again

So the house, led by the odious Mike Pence, has voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding. Not for abortion, mind you – for contraception, well woman exams, prenatal care – all of it.

I suggest that everyone who believes in Planned Parenthood and their mission go to their website and make a donation to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s honor. And let him sift through all the thank-yous. Have Planned Parenthood send the acknowledgement to:

Representative Mike Pence, 100 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515

Josh Lyman had it right on The West Wing: “I like you guys who want to reduce the size of government… make it just small enough so it can fit in our bedrooms.”


Responses

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by roadkillrefugee, GottaLaff, Joan Walsh, John Amussen, ASW and others. ASW said: RT @JohnAmussen: So, more about how to give to Planned Parenthood in honor of Mike Pence: http://wp.me/pB6qe-Y8 @Karoli @GottaLaff @jami … [...]

    • All I want to ask you is have you seen the undercover videos in which PP staff gave advice to supposed prostitutes and pimps helping them learn how to get free/cheap birth control and abortions for the 13-15 year old girls they were “managing”? So if PP really cares about women, as they say they do, then why did they help these people who were putting young minors out on the streets as prostitutes?? Average age of a girl entering sex trafficking–13. Average age of death for these girls–20! See http://www.dontbuyit.us
      If one of my daughters ran away from home and ended up as a prostitute, I would hope PP would HELP HER break free from the pimp and get real help.

  2. Perhaps you are unaware – probably because the people who made those videos didn’t tell you – that Planned Parenthood staff contacted the FBI about these visits, and many chapters called local law enforcement after the “sting” couples left. The organization suspected that this was, in fact, a sting, and contacted the FBI to investigate.

    Sex trafficking is an awful crime, and I am all for whatever steps are necessary to end it. I can tell you, with absolute certainty, that shutting down Planned Parenthood would do nothing – and I mean absolutely NOTHING – to address that issue.

    What it would do is deny services to millions of women who can’t get them elsewhere: Pap smears, pre-natal care, contraception, and yes, abortion. (Although abortion is a tiny percentage of what they do.)

    I sincerely hope your daughters stay close to home and safe. As someone who teaches high school girls self defense, I strongly recommend you look into something like that for them.

  3. Obviously Mary Beth Burns only got part of the story from Fox News. For days they ranted about the Planned Parenthood story but conspicuously failed to inform viewers how PP responded by notifying the FBI, and that this was nothing more than another clumsy sting attempt by the same people that tried to destroy ACORN.

    Responsible citizens check out alternate news sources to keep themselves informed.

    Today I’m making a contribution to Planned Parenthood in honor of Mike Spence, the anti-woman Republican Representative who wants to kill cancer screenings, prenatal care, contraception and other vital non-abortion health care services for women. Thanks for the great idea. Mutant Poodle is now on my toolbar.

  4. Women can get primary health care services at other places besides PP–such as their local health departments. And if they are poor, they can get Medicaid, and that is accepted by private physicians and nurse practicioners. Also, PP does not provide ongoing prenatal care in any state that I know of. Pregnant women are referred elsewhere for that care. I am a public health nurse and at one time my husband worked at PP as a physician. I recently tried to get a mammogram for a patient at PP and it was denied–the only way the patient could get it is if she was over age 50, DID NOT HAVE A LUMP (she did), and would come to PP first to get an exam and to get on birth control….well, not many women over 50 need birth control, and women with a lump surely need a mammogram….so I am wondering why PP has such restrictions on providing mammograms. This lady didn’t need another exam either (they were going to charge her for that–she has no insurance and is in the country illegally, so can’t get Medicaid, etc.) as she already had an exam in our office.

  5. Mutant Poodle,

    Your idea about donating to PP and letting Mike Pence enjoy the thank-you letters is brilliant. I posted it on Pharyngula, a science blog that gets around 7000 hits a day.

    The readers have already begun to respond. If the moderator places my post on the main web page, Pence will get literally thousands of letters, and PP thousands of dollars.

    Thank you so much!

    BTW, Mary Beth, PP posted their letter to the FBI on their webpage, with the date they’d sent it for all to see. You should take a look, as Patti Grant said, you need to get out more.

    If I had daughters who were ever sex slaves, I sure hope that while they were they’d be able to get cheap/free birth control, STD prevention and treatment, and safe abortions if they needed/wanted them.

  6. To all the “Chicken Littles” or should I say “Chicken Hawks” that keep saying that the sky is falling, and the Unites States will fail, never bet against the United States of America, we are coming back and you and the rest of you phonies are wrong!

    The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate, where is there proof you might asked? Up where the sun don’t shine, HA, HA, show some proof birthers or people will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?


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