Saturday, February 19, 2011

NASCAR v. Planned Parenthood - guess who won!

Ok, so I seem to be shrieking bad news everywhere - if I'm not careful I'll sound like Bachmann {fui, fui... spitting away the evil curse} Well she and her ilk really came up with a moronic idea!

Defunding Planned Parenthood. As we all know, or those of us who can read above the level of Run Spot Run, one of the "platforms" of the tea party movement is that of being anti choice. They want to make sure there is never an abortion ever again in this country, no matter if it saves the life of the mother, whether it's a result of incest or rape, or if the mother is 13 years old. No More Abortion EVER is their constant shriek - usually from a bunch of middle aged MEN. so - in their never ending quest to make sure they are as foolish as possible - they vote to defund a group that has provided health care including contraception to MILLIONS of lower income women; to women whose health insurance didn't include contraception (but usually included Viagra); to college students; low income women; women who needed good quality health care of all kinds. THAT's who they decided shouldn't get any more federal tax money.

You know who they decided should continue to be funded, to the tune of $6 million dollars? The US Army NASCAR team. Yup - your tax dollars at work, y'all! NASCAR team over low income women.. I think I see the priority, staring me in the face.

Does this piss me off? OH HELL YEAH! I've been fighting this for decades. I'm sick of that way of thinking. Sick of the prattling fools who piously tell me that it's "god's will" if a woman gets pregnant; sick of the morons like that military chaplain who told a woman that it was "god's will" that she was raped and she should go to church more often; sick of the indescribable barbarity of a proposed law that no abortion could be performed in the most exigent of circumstances - when a woman is bleeding to death and the only way to save her is to abort; sick of MEN deciding that procreation on THEIR terms, on THEIR schedule, is how WE live our lives. If they want to go back to the "good old days" when a woman bore children yearly, or miscarried, or found a back alley abortionist; when women's sole purpose on earth was to procreate, stay home and keep his house clean, slippers at the door - I suggest they toddle their misogynistic little selves off and find a good fundamentalist state where the man rules, the women stay in purdah and wear the burka outdoors.... Anyone else know where this bastion of male superiority can be found - oh yeah, try heading to Kabul, then head south, into the Hindu Kush..

LAW

6 comments:

Natalia said...

I'm so disgusted by this, the whole thing makes me ill. I've signed petitions, written letters to my Senator and of course spread the word through social media :-)

Unlikely Wife said...

I am beginning to think that any woman who declares herself a member of The Tea(bag) Party doesn't really understand what it stands for. I'm seeing parallels to another extremist religious sect that hates women... starts with with "T"...

Yeah, I went there.

This is disgusting.

L. said...

This makes me sick to my stomach; I've written my representatives, emailed my friends, and plan to attend the Walk for Choice this Saturday. I refuse to believe that these voices of insanity represent the way that the majority of this country feels. Ugh.

Christine said...

I wouldn't want to see tax dollars going to Nascar OR Planned Parenthood. Abortion is so controversial and people are against for all sorts of reasons. Planned Parenthood should accept donations and look for sponsors rather than the government. I support free/low cost mamo's, STD testing, pregnancy tests, paps, ect. But for the most part Planned Parenthood is a crooked business that I supported for 10 years.

liberal army wife said...

from all the reports I have seen, published by both sides, less than 10% of Planned Parenthood's activities are related to abortion. As for finding sponsors - they are all too scared of the protesters, some of whom think nothing of physically threatening or even in some extreme cases, killing providers of this legal operation. I've never figured out why a sentient human being's life is so much less important to them. And I never will.

Kristen said...

I can't even stand to think about this. It's so infuriatingly stupid that it hurts my head.