I warned in my post,”Bring Back Investigative Reporting”, that there was a U-Tube video, that set up Planned Parenthood that went virile, and no news Agency investigated the obvious falsehood that was tied to the video on this blog in Dec., although they reported it. I also warned in my post, “Who are the pro-choice,”in Jan., that there was a drive underway, by the right-wing conservatives, to remove all funding from Planned Parenthood and to shut it down.
Since all candidates running on the Republican ticket are of that mind-set, it simply projects the future of poor and middle class women in America,who can no longer afford health Insurance, if a Republican candidate wins the general election in November.
With the right-wing and Tea Party influence and an already out of control Republican Party, we can bet it will become part of their platform at the Republican Convention this summer.If the right-wing has had the power to keep Science and Global warming off of the platform we can almost bet they will win on this, as well.
The public in America are being lied to about Planned Parenthood in every sector of America, when it comes to abortion in Planned Parenthood. Republican Senator John Kyl, who is second in charge, stood on the floor and said 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortion. The internet lists a site that says 95% of what they do is abortion.
Priests and Ministers across America are exaggerating the truth, by including the Plan B or morning after pill which is nothing more than a birth control pill. It takes the sperm 72 hours to reach the egg and the Plan B or more commonly known as the morning after pill, prevents the sperm from reaching the egg, just like every other form of birth control, including the condom.
Bill O’Reilly on Fox News says that 50% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortion. We don’t even need to get into Christian Broadcasting Network and Rush Limbaugh, when it comes to the lack of truth in reporting,because the truth is that only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does, is to deal with abortion, at a time in our Country where a live child is dying every 5 minutes due to starvation and or related disorders.Since the majority of abortion occur in the poor, statistics show that when the economy does better then abortions drop accordingly, as well.
In over 200,000 cases, women have been counciled out of getting abortions so the 277,000 reported abortions done last year could have been even greater without Planned Parenthood. The amount of abortions are very small in comparison to the deaths in live births that happen as a result of Poverty in America. If we eliminated the loop holes and the laws that allows for greed amongst the 1% and instead paid the 99% a just wage as we did 20 plus years ago,before Newt Gingrich won back control of the House and Senate for the Republicans, we would see abortions drop substantially. Planned Parenthood isn’t the problem but part of the solution as they served the health needs of 2,900,000 patients last year, and it includes both men and women.
The goal of the Susan B. Komen Foundation is to eradicate all Breast Cancer so it seems odd that they would remove all funds to Planned Parenthood who does 700,000 mammograms a year on women who cannot afford insurance.
That is until we look even further at the climate that is going on in Washington. The Vice President, who has joined the Susan B. Komen Foundation, Karen Handel, was a Tea Party darling in the gubernatorial race in Georgia,in 2010. Sarah Palin, spoke for her and threw total support behind her. Karen Handel lost the race.
When Karen Handel was running for Governor of Georgia in 2010, as a Tea Party darling, she said the following:”I am pro-life and I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood,” also,”As a pro-life governor, I will eliminate any grants that support abortion to Planned Parenthood.” The President of the Susan B. Komen foundation is also Republican.
Don’t forget that I have reported in another post, that the State of Georgia, conservative Republicans are currently being fought by the Democrats, because they are attempting to remove Barack OBama’s name from the Ballots in both their primaries and general election. They claim, even after seeing President OBama’s birth certificate, that he is not a citizen of United States.The environment that Karen Handel has sprung from, before she took over the position at Susan B. Komen foundation, is already nuts according to those of us who do understand the insanity that is coming out of the State of Georgia, as well as, the need for uninsured women amongst us, to get quality health care in the prevention of Breast Cancer.
We need to look towards Washington where conservative Republican, Cliff Stearns, is threatening to do a Congressional Investigation into Planned Parenthood,then it all makes sense as to why the Susan B. Komen foundation is withdrawing funding.
It is just total interference into the equal rights of women,to take care of their own reproductive health as well as their health in general and to get quality healthcare, who could not afford to get it elsewhere, both by the groups who represent the Churches, as well as, the right-wing Republicans, who will ultimately use the Tea Party candidate as a scape goat once their mission is accomplished. There is not room for both in the same Party. The Tea Party will be the loser.
In my opinion there is not room for two varying ideologys on conservative values with such extremes dividing both. It is like getting the Evangelicals and Catholics to agree on Doctrine;or the Republicans in Congress to agree to President’s OBama two trillion-dollar budget cut, in order to balance the budget and to pay down the deficit. It simply won’t happen in either case.
The Spokesperson for Susan B. Komen, acknowledged that the reason for the withdraw of funding was due to the Congressional Investigation into Planned Parenthood, initially, according to the head of Planned Parenthood, but she was immediately silenced and instead the public was told, by the President of the Susan B, Komen Foundation, that it is not a political decision.
Representative Waxman, Democrat from California, says the Congressional Investigation, is nothing more than trumped-up charges. Diana DeGette from Colorado, calls it a “witch hunt.”
The reason I believe them, has nothing to do with my being Democrat, but everything to do with the fact that the signs have been obvious to any one with common sense, since before 2010, that they would have the Tea Party candidates do their dirty work and would shut down Planned Parenthood.
Once they find a scapegoat, then they will be able to keep their hands clean. Otherwise too many women, as in the case of Newt Gingrich, would choose not to vote for the conservatives in the future, and we women, are the majority voters, in America.
Todays enthusiasm amongst the young people in the Tea Party reminds me of the same enthusiasm that existed in the John Birch Society when Barry Goldwater was running against Richard Nixon. They sunk Goldwater in the end and the moderates prevailed. I predict the same will happen with Gingrich and Santorum and Mitt will defeat himself. Don’t be surprised though to see Ron Paul turn his delegates over to Mitt at the convention. Because of his son, Rand’s future in Politics, he will need to side with the moderates, in the end.
Union Busting, is going on in the States of Wisconsin with the recall of Tea Party paid for Republican Governor, Scott Walker, and the Tea Party paid for Republican Governor Mitch Daniels,of Indiana (He did the rebuttal for the Republicans after the State of the Union Address, by Barack OBama, and Mitch Daniels registered a ” Liar Pants On Fire” with Poilitifacts). It was also attempted in Ohio before they signed a referendum against them.
The Union Busting by the Tea Party in these States are being done against the workers.Since the Unions establish the wages we all get, it is an attack by the Republicans against all workers of the working poor and middle class. The Tea Party elected governors, are hiding behind “the right to work law” and forcing it through legislation in States where there is a Republican majority in the States, in an effort to eliminate all Unions.
In doing so they can pay the working poor and middle class less in wages and require that they work longer hours. Once a man who has political ambition, gains a reputation as a Union Buster, he will never again get the blue-collar workers vote. When the Conservatives are done with them doing their dirty work, they will simply blame them to cover their own butts. No Politician in America can win an election without the vote of women,or the poor, or the middle class, and that is why each election year the Republicans court us and then turn to the protection of Wall Street and their profits.
Finally then I believe this Congressional Investigation, against the Planned Parenthood, also smells just like the Star Committee that was formed and set up by the Conservatives to try to get all the dirt on the Clintons that they could get, at taxpayers expenses, in the 1990′s. Once we know how these Conservatives work, in their dirty little games, we never forget it.
Anyone who thinks this was not politically driven needs to educate themselves further on how much destruction is being done in America by these groups in the name of Christianity. It has been said much better than I can say it, long before me, and that is:”Oh what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive…”
I urge you to do your homework, before you vote in November. Our education standards, and our equal rights in a Democracy as women, and as the poor and middle class in America, as we have known it, is at stake. Good luck in your pursuits.