During last week’s seemingly endless debate about the Federal budget, which largely came down to a “debate”, if you can call it that, about de-funding Planned Parenthood, the Nation’s largest abortion chain, Nancy Pelosi said that the GOP was waging a “war on women” (h/t Creative Minority Report)
There is “a war on women,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says, and it’s being led by her own colleagues on the other side of the aisle in Congress.
“There is actually a war on women,” the California Democrat said Thursday in Washington, taking aim at House Republicans’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict access to abortions, among other measures.
“Abortion is one issue, but contraception and family planning and birth control are opposed by this crowd too,” the first female speaker of the House said of Republicans at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Women, Money and Power Summit, CNN reported.
Pelosi’s not the only one crying foul. I love this response from my friend and blog partner, Monica, to one of several posts from Ann Rice on her FB page about the subject:
This GOP “war on women” stuff you’ve been posting is the shrill cry of an old, dying, barren generation. Most of us younger women are interested in nurturing life, not taking it.
Amen, sister! Not only do a majority of Americans now consider themselves “pro-life”, but the pro-life movement is young, vibrant and filled with women who embrace our role as mother, nurturer. We understand that it is our privilege to help bring new life into the world, not take it out. War on women? Please. Planned Parenthood is no friend to women.
The abortion giant and its old, barren supporters want you to believe that taking away their Federal funding will endanger “women’s health” by putting the many other non-abortion related services that PP provides in jeopardy. First of all, no one is talking about outlawing Planned Parenthood or putting them out of business. Second, this just shows you how desperately they need your money to keep operating. If losing Federal money puts PP out of business, that’s their problem, not the taxpayers’ and it sure as hell won’t endanger women’s health. Poor women (including migrant workers and non-U.S. citizens) can get OBGyn and basic health care (which PP does not provide) at any number of Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout the country which are also supported by the Federal government, but which do not commit abortions.
No one wants to take away women’s health care. What we want is to stop making taxpayers perpetuate a culture that puts profit margins (and the death of innocent children) before women’s safety. Make no mistake, Planned Parenthood is the business of killing human beings – a “service” which makes up 98% of their aid to pregnant women and is their largest source of income (besides the Federal government) – and many of their other services and practices not only do not contribute to the medical common good, but help advance the culture of death as well. There is no good reason for them to receive money from the Federal Government, period. (and don’t even try to tell me that PP helps reduce abortions – or unwanted pregnancy, for that matter. Abortion is their business, it’s their bottom line and they promote promiscuity to make that business thrive).
Later this week the Senate is expected to vote on House Concurrent Resolution 36, which would cut off federal funds to PP and its affiliates – similar to the Pence Amendment that passed the House in February, (a floor debate during which I was tempted to start a “war on women” drinking game, just to keep myself interested).