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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Liz Warren: I'm Sick and Tired of This

Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo: elizabethwarren.com)
Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo: elizabethwarren.com)


By Elizabeth Warren, Reader Supported News
01 August 15
 
ello,
The Republicans have a plan. Just look at the facts:
  • In 2013, Republicans threatened to shut down the government unless they could change the law to let employers deny women access to birth control.

  • In 2015, Republicans held hostage an easy-to-pass bipartisan bill to stop human trafficking, demanding an unprecedented expansion of anti-abortion restrictions to cover new funds for providing assistance to trafficking victims.

  • Republicans have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act dozens of times, including the portions that require insurers to cover contraception – and stop them from charging women more.

  • In state legislatures, Republicans have passed nearly 300 new restrictions on abortion access in the past five years – more than 50 this year alone.
So let’s be really clear about something: The Republicans’ scheme to defund Planned Parenthood isn’t some sort of surprised response to highly edited videos.

Let’s call out the Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood for exactly what it is: Another piece of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated right-wing attack on women’s rights. And I’m sick and tired of it.

Defunding Planned Parenthood is a big deal. Whatever your age, wherever you live, I guarantee that you know someone who has used a Planned Parenthood health center.

No one may mention it at Thanksgiving dinner or post it on Facebook, but look at the facts: One in five women in America is a Planned Parenthood patient at least once in her life. Every single year, nearly 2.7 million people show up for help at Planned Parenthood.

Why do so many people use Planned Parenthood? Because they are nonprofit doctors’ offices – more than half are in rural or medically underserved areas.

Young people go to Planned Parenthood for birth control. Women who can’t get appointments anywhere else go to Planned Parenthood for affordable Pap tests and cancer screenings. Couples go to Planned Parenthood for STD treatments or pregnancy tests. And yes, 3% of patients visit Planned Parenthood for a safe and legal abortion with a doctor who will show compassion and care for a woman who is making one of the most difficult decisions of her life.

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz may think it’s fun to play politics with these people to score points with presidential primary voters, but this isn’t a game. This is about cancer. This is about HIV. This is about birth control. This is about access to basic medical care.

I stand with Planned Parenthood. I fight for my daughter, for my granddaughters, and for people all across Massachusetts and all across this country. We cannot let the Senate Republicans defund Planned Parenthood.

Elizabeth
   
Comments 

+21 # Activista 2015-08-01 12:09
"Carter was asked about Supreme Court cases like Citizens United, which he said has turned America into an "oligarchy."
www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jimmy-carter-us-politics_55bbb3c9e4b0d4f33a02ae2b
-- Former President Jimmy Carter spoke with the Thom Hartmann Program earlier this week about "political bribery" in the United States, saying it's created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”
we need to change our system - we need America Spring

+32 # chemtex2611 2015-08-01 13:09
I want an official poll of each male member of the GOP about whether they have ever used Viagra. Second question, was it prescribed by a doctor paid for by your health insurance? Third, was it paid for by your health insurance?

Let's find out who the real two-faced bigots are?

+30 # reiverpacific 2015-08-01 13:13
Quoting chemtex2611:
I want an official poll of each male member of the GOP about whether they have ever used Viagra. Second question, was it prescribed by a doctor paid for by your health insurance? Third, was it paid for by your health insurance?

Let's find out who the real two-faced bigots are?
Don't forget who pays for the majority of these hypocritical slime-bucket's Five ***** Health Insurance, while their only work seems to be based on reducing, denying or eliminating ALL Social Benefits to the rest of us!
+9 # CL38 2015-08-01 14:46
don't forget to include questions about a vasectomy.

+31 # MEBrowning 2015-08-01 13:20
Any woman who is still a member of the Republican Party is either a masochist or brain-dead.

-3 # Roland 2015-08-01 14:32
Are you aware that Romney won the majority of white women in the last election and the majority of married women? Are they all brain dead or masochists?

+4 # bmiluski 2015-08-01 15:04
No, these are the women who in times past stood and watched women being burned at the stake thinking their approval would keep them safe. These are the women who wear burkas, veils across their faces and those hideous rags on their heads thinking it will keep them safe. These are the women who are mistaken. Fear makes people behave shameful ways.

+3 # CL38 2015-08-01 15:08
Absolutely NOT true.

"According to CNN, 55 percent of women voted for Obama, while only 44 percent voted for Mitt Romney. Men preferred Romney by a margin of 52 to 45 percent, and women made up about 54 percent of the electorate. In total, the gender gap on Tuesday added up to 18 percent -- a significantly wider margin than the 12-point gender gap in the 2008 election."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/gender-gap-2012-election-obama_n_2086004.html

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