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Republicans target Planned Parenthood, contraceptives, safe sex counseling

By Sahil Kapur
Thursday, February 10, 2011 11:30 EDT
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WASHINGTON – A new Republican bill defunding the health and abortion services group Planned Parenthood would also cut millions of dollars in funding for contraceptives, reproductive health counseling and cancer screenings.

The measure would eliminate all $327 million in funding for Title X, a family planning program that began 40 years ago under President Richard Nixon. And while Planned Parenthood receives millions of dollars from the program, Title X funds cannot be used for abortion services.

The money is to be used for noncontroversial family planning services, mostly for low-income families.

“Unbelievably, the House Leadership has set its sights on abolishing a program that provides lifesaving and preventive care to millions of women and saves taxpayers money by helping women plan their families,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.

“This is an extreme proposal, and the new leaders of the House are pushing it forward at great risk to women and at their own political peril.”

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), framed it as an effort to deny government funding for abortions.

“The time has come to deny all federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America,” Pence said. “I’ve authored the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would deny Title X funds to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider and Congress must act and act now to move this important legislation.”

Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of the reproductive health news site RH Reality Check, reports that “Title X provides millions of women across the country with access to basic primary and preventive care, such as lifesaving cancer screenings, contraception, STI testing and treatment, and annual exams.”

The pro-abortion-rights group NARAL said the legislation would lead to more unwanted pregnancies by cutting funding for contraceptives.

“The new anti-choice House leadership now wants to take away birth control and cancer screenings from millions of American women and men,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL. “While these politicians attack abortion coverage from every angle, they now want to deny funding for birth control, even though that’s the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Americans will not stand for this blatant hypocrisy.”

 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    Eat shit, republicans,. ALL OF YOU. This country has REAL PROBLEMS, and you are playing political posturing games. What a bunch of miserable fuckers you shit heads are.

    You assholes told us that JOBS were your number one priority. How much clearer can your LIES be? Could you shit heads give a damn about US for a change? We know that you feel sorry for Mubarek, the shit head who STOLE $70 BILLION from us over the course of 30 years, how about if you give a damn about YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS?

    EAT SHIT, republicans. your party is SCUM. ALL OF YOU! FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU , FUCK YOU!

    Christ, could the states PLEASE start putting HUMANS into office? This bunch that you idiots voted for doesn’t have a scrap of human compassion BETWEEN THE FUCKING LOT OF THEM.

  • shinyorbs

    what a load of shit. END these 2 wars!!!! Jesus keerist we’ve been in Afghanistan LONGER than ANY war we’ve ever been in, invading Iraq was illegal but we’re $till there…END the Bush tax cuts!!! STOP balancing the budget on the backs of the poor god damn it

  • Anonymous

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS, MR. BOEHNER???

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Keep this up and the Republicans will lose their BONER for sure.

  • Anonymous

    Why does the gop hate American women? Pence can kiss my ass. I know if pence’s girlfriend or daughter came up pregnant he wouldn’t be able to get to the abortion clinic fast enough. The gop won’t be happy until they take us back to the 50′s . When women knew their place and did what they were told. If a man abused his wife SHE must of deserved it. Men could walk away from their families and no one ever said a word. He could start a new family with his young girlfriend and it was all okay. The woman was a tramp and the men were just being virile men. Pence take your damn backassward opinions and stuff them. Men who feel emasculated by equal rights of women and minorities should not be in politics.

  • Anonymous

    Ok so it looks as though the republicans are trying to boost the population at the same time they are killing jobs. Too bad it is not possible to crawl inside their greasy little minds (a terrifying thought) to see what their true intentions are. They can’t just be kissing rightwing ass can they? That’s even more terrifying that they would continue to legislate for a tiny group of nuts. One comforting thought, their days are numbered.

  • Anonymous

    YOU USED THE “V” WORD (VOTE)…………….REMEMBER 2000 BIG TONY(sup court)
    VOTED FOR U.S. …………… THEN THE ELECTRIC MACHINES…………..
    GO TO: blackboxvoting.org and bradblog.com

  • Anonymous

    They should ask The Palin family about that abstinence only plan. ROFLMAO. The rightwingnuts get crazier by the day.

  • Guest

    GEEZZUS HORATIO KRYST! Let’s all go BACKWARDS now that the insane Rethugs are in the majority and follow each others’ asses around like elephants in a parade. Hell…why THINK!

  • Kazr

    This death spiral being attempted by the old white republicans would be hilarious if it wasn’t made at the expense of actual vulnerable live people. There are apparently no depths below which the republican party of slime will sink.

  • RottenJohnny

    It’s like I’ve said many times: Republicans want every child born, then they toss em out with the afterbirth. It’s the political-Christian values 101.

  • Anonymous

    The money is to be used for noncontroversial family planning services, mostly for low-income families.

    The key word here is “low income”.

    Low income is the target of every Republicans gunsight. Republicans shoot the low income while holding the Bible. Republicans kiss rich man’s ass while holding the Bible. Republicans burn the Bible while taking lobbyist’s money.

    It’s not about life with Republicans. It’s about who can Judas the best.

    “Don’t go Judas us” cries America to the Republicans.

    Republicans drop down on the floor to pick up the thirty pieces of silver aka Clarence Thomas the hero of Republicans because he lied to the people about his wife taking those thirty pieces.

    It’s not about life it’s about silver. Republicans are Machiavellians, any means justifies the ends. Republicans will fake concern about life if that is what it takes to gain power.

  • ladygeek

    These actions are sounding more and more like the book, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book is available at most public libraries (libraries are free) which I use extensively. I urge anyone who is concerned about the elimination of family planning and cancer screenings which are freely available through Planned Parenthood.

    Back around 40 years ago, the only place that I could get birth control drugs was from Planned Parenthood. They gave me a choice between birth control drugs or then it was called “copper 7″ UID. This IUD was taken off the market when the manufacturer was sued in a class action suit, that there were deaths as a result of that UID that didn’t work well. I think it was DuPont Chemical was the pharmaceutical company that manufactured this UID. Read the book – this is where these women murderers are going. It’s very dangerous not just for women but for all who believe in democracy. It is available at Amazon so it should be easy to find.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    I’m so sick of Republicans trying legislate their beliefs and opinions! The kicker is, the funds don’t even go towards abortion, but Republicans don’t care about that. All they care about is vendetta’s and sticking it to Planned Parenthood. I’m fuming right now!!

    These hypocrites oppose abortion yet are trying to create a situation for young men and women in which they can’t prevent unwanted pregnancies as a way to make a statement about how they feel about Planned Parenthood providing abortion services?!

  • Anonymous

    I have to give the GOP & Tea Party parties credit, I really truly do. They actually understand politics. If the Democrats had done this when they initially gained the House majority we’d not be hating thieir weaselly guts right now.
    It’s really quite simple theater, but highly effective:

    -Get voted into office because your base wants the change you promise.
    -Immediately submit a whole handful of bills so extreme they make the news, thus rewarding your supporters for believing in the change you promised.
    -Once done, move on to the actual business of being in Congress, which is getting re-elected, gathering Lobby Bucks ™, making deals…

    See, it doesn’t matter if the right wing politicians reasonably expect these bills to pass in the House, much less in the Senate. They did -or at least attempted to do- what they promised their supporters they’d do before getting elected. That goes a long, long way in a democracy.

    Sadly, since no one else on Capital Hill seems to get it, the power of the Right will only increase based on this manipulation of mass religion.

  • Anonymous

    Can we stop trying to take the country back and take it forward! I can’t take this back slide anymore. It’s amazing how they’ve demonized the word progress.

  • Anonymous

    Right wing insanity knows no end. With all of the issues this nation faces, this is what they want to address. Why do people put these fucksticks in office?

  • Anonymous

    I believe you are mistaken, though not about the kissing my ass part -I’ll be standing right next to you. However, he would never capitulate and make a beeline for the abortion clinic; to do so would be political suicide. He would simply utilize the services of a private doctor. It’d probably even get paid for by some exclusion in his fully socialized Congressional health care.

    I’ve said this before on this forum, my wife would be dead for the likes of him and we would not have our two beautiful children today. This man and those like him are a threat to women’s and children’s lives.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ Stumptownhero

    Love the zygote hate the 99′ers, Veterans, Disabled, mentally ill, Social Security recipient, Medicare recipient.

    Man these Repugnants have their priorities just right for the times don’t they? If this does not sink their ship in 2012 I may have to report anyone who votes Repugnant in 12 for mental incompetence!

  • yvonneo

    “I have to give the GOP & Tea Party parties credit, I really truly do.”

    Just to clarify: These two groups belong to the same political party–the republican party. There is no “Tea Party”–there’s just a bunch of republicans that call themselves members of the tea party “movement.”

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ Stumptownhero

    Sad but true. Imagine what the 2010 turnout on the left would have been if Harry and Nancy would have at least began Congressional investigations in to W’s lies? They would not have had to produce a result but the “theater “of questioning all of the usual suspects would have energized the base and given the independents a glimpse of what LAW & ORDER really means in America when the Dems are in charge!

  • Anonymous

    Dems need to point out a recent report that teen pregnancy is down due to contraceptives. In the next breath they need to state, “let’s get off superficial issues and get on with creating jobs”.

    THEN, they need to do something they rarely do: stick to their message!

  • Ignatzfattis

    How’s this gonna create jobs?

  • Anonymous

    It was a great movie too.

  • Anonymous

    Divide and conquer. Meanwhile the mistresses of Republican congressman have just as many abortions as those of Democratic congressman.

  • Anonymous

    Guaranteed that these “Patriots” never wore the Uniform of this Country. They make me sick. Never thought that this country would sink so low.

    Korean War Veteran 1950 – 1954 DD 214 upon request. Tricky Dick + Ronbo did a number on th GI Bill but I was too fast for them!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s take them on. Lower their zippers – - Slash! Slash! – - instant Planned Parenthood. I’ve got the razor honey if you have the time!

  • Anonymous

    Women who refuse to vote for Democrats at this time in America deserve to be treated like cattle by the Republicans.

  • Anonymous

    Just more proof that the right wing in America loves embryos, especially the ones that will be born into poverty, but will then happily heap scorn on these “welfare babies” and their mothers for the rest of their lives while their elected representatives do everything in their power to deny them any help from the same Federal government that insisted on their existence. pah

  • Anonymous

    Why be surprised at the actions of Greedy Old Pimps. You and your progeny are human capital and they claim ownership rights. Gotta keep the pipeline full. We have human rights. It’s time to reassert them. End the smoke an mirrors of corporate hegemony. Support Vermonts ammendment to deny corporate personhood.

  • Anonymous

    As i ventured before critters like Pence are moral and physical cowards. Without even checking his military credentials “Haw” I know that he was a physical coward on the one hand and a moral coward on the other. How dare he impose his “Christian” values on half of Humanity? As we have seen in the last 24 hours Christo-Hypocrisy Reigns!. Seems to me that Islam offers a swift alternative to these sexual buttinskis–> Snip!Snip! Permanent Planned Parenhood!

  • Anonymous

    Time to publish Rethug women’s names, faces, addresses, and number of abortions.

  • Lincoln Paradox

    Don’t most hospitals provide the occasional abortion, too?

    Granted, my hospital is “separate” from the women’s clinic, but it’s all the same corporation.

  • ladygeek

    Yes, it was and I forgot to post that as well. BTW,it was Natasha Richardson who starred in that movie. She was killed by a skiing accident. Her husband was Liam Neeson and her mother was Vanessa Redgrave.

  • overdoneputaforkinit

    It will just create more jobless and homeless poor people, which will drive down the cost of labor. Low cost labor is what matters to them. Also a society with huge masses of poor people wishing for some job as if a job were a handout makes the rich white Republicans feel like their club is even more exclusive and unattainable by the “common man”.

  • Anonymous

    Rethugs save the bath water because it might have microscopic blastocysts, but throw away babies and mothers.

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    These repuggs are hell bent on returning us to the dark ages. 50 million babies aborted means the televangelists lost $30 a month to join the communist union of the prosperity gospel that equates to $150 million a month for life. That’s a chunk of change. And they think they’re not commies?

  • Anonymous

    Remember, folks: … These folks “think” that they speak fer JEEEEEEEEZUSSS !

  • Anonymous

    So you do away with birth control and more woman are forced to have the baby. What if a woman is unemployed and poor how can a Mother raise that child if there are no safety nets. I guess they want woman and babies to die in the streets? I never thought in my life that our politicians would become so cruel and inhumane as today’s GOP/TeaKKKparty. I hope they all rot in hell someday for making innocent people suffer. These GOP/Teakkkparty need to have a big karmic payback.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans hate to use taxes to influence behavior, unless it involves abortion. – Slate.
    BTW: Another male making abortion decisions. Someone once said that if men were the ones having babies then you could get abortions in the drive-through, with an order of fries.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for that Rapture thing they keep saying is coming.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4M3VG4WPZFGBT3OQF7NAIQUGNI k paige

    Isn’t abortion a legal medical procedure? As much so as a burn patient’s skin graft, a gall bladder removal or chemotherapy? No one proposes banning federal funds for those treatments. Why do we put up with creating a “quasi-legal” medical procedure, one a person is allowed to have but at the same time the government is permitted to make as much a pain in the ass as possible to procure?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4M3VG4WPZFGBT3OQF7NAIQUGNI k paige

    Isn’t abortion a legal medical procedure? As much so as a burn patient’s skin graft, a gall bladder removal or chemotherapy? No one proposes banning federal funds for those treatments. Why do we put up with creating a “quasi-legal” medical procedure, one a person is allowed to have but at the same time the government is permitted to make as much a pain in the ass as possible to procure?

  • Anonymous

    Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.

  • Anonymous

    By employing the thinking and actions of SATAN INCORPORATED.

  • Anonymous

    You think maybe they’ll be involved in it? WAAAAAA hahahahahah!

  • Anonymous

    All they’re going to do is promote back room or home administered abortion with the use of such surgical tools as knitting needles, carving knives, dental floss, coat hangers, baseball bats (used to smash the heads of the unwanted), poisons, alcohol and toxic herbs….like pennyroyal and dandelion root.

  • Anonymous

    The cry of the GOP – - “Limited to no government in our lives” but no hesitation to have government in uterus’s!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah… but without desperately poor kids enlisting in the military, the slightly-less wealthy might have to send their own kids to fight the corporatsts’ wars.

  • Anonymous

    No funding for abortions!

    No funding for contraceptives!

    No funding for sex ed!

    Free Viagra for all!

  • Anonymous

    For a month our Founding Fathers debated whether to use the phrase, “All men are created equal” verses “All people are created equal”; the issue was specifically whether or not to include women. At the time the repercussions of such a move would’ve been catastrophic for the guys; women had no legal standing, no right to manage their own property , money or bodies.

    The wording still stands, in more ways than one.

  • Anonymous

    As a man I don’t feel that I should have any input on abortion decisions, but as far as Federal funds being used to pay for abortions, I believe that the Hyde amendment has already covered that. In addition as a man I do believe that counseling for intelligent family planning is absolutely important especially for poor and lower middle class families. I’ve been listening to the “Reich Wing” and religious fanatics yelling about contraception for years and I have to tell you the whole premise is a lot of GARBAGE. It’s all well and good for some people with the means to care for children to make their own decisions when and if to have a family. But when they come out against prevention of pregnancy I have to ask who in hell is going to pay for the results?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/UF73BOPVYRATM2GUPNPZ3SIHUE Mike

    It’s always the asshole white guys trying to dictate women’s rights issues. What a crock.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    No kidding. What I don’t understand is what is so bad about progressing? It is impossible, as a matter of fact, for a society to stay stagnant in their values. What society in the history of the world has EVER stayed stagnant? Every society moves forward. Policies change as the state of society does. Republicans hang on to this strange idea that they can some legislate the 1950s back into existence and keep it that way.

  • Anonymous

    Perception is *everything* in American politics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Like others have said, they care more about the unborn, whom none of us know is even a conscious, self aware being, than living, breathing human beings. But the second they’re born, the Republicans can give a crap about you especially if your born into a poor family that can’t feed you and needs food stamps to do it. God forbid you turn out to be gay or you have a Muslim heritage. Hopefully you made enough money to save for retirement because you won’t be getting social security if they have their way.

  • Anonymous

    The aspect that scares me, Anya, is that right now the politicians are simply pandering to religion. They and the Pastors have found an incredibly effective and monetarily profitable way to control huge masses of people. The reason it scares me is that once it has gone on long enough, they will begin to be replaced by the actual zealots, the ones that are not driven by monetary greed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Not to mention, corporations won’t be able to exploit their labor.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Maybe Dead_Head meant because they will be shocked when they find out they aren’t going anywhere!!

  • Anonymous

    As usual the Republicans work hard to increase health care costs since Planned Parenthood is one of the few places people can go for affordable health care.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    I was talking about this at lunch with coworker. I, being a woman, have never had a pregnancy. But from what I can imagine, it would be hell to carry a baby you don’t want inside of you for 9 months. If I can’t come close to imagining what this is like, how the hell is some dude going to be able understand and make a decision about how whether or not women should bear the burden???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Most people do not believe abortions should be covered by federal funding, as do I. But it is not enough for Republicans for everyone to be on the same page about that issue. They want to push their belief on to everyone else via legislation. The party of “small government” has no problem using the government to make everyone do or stop doing something they have a PERSONAL problem with.

  • Anonymous

    Primitive man, and some men in power, think they own women’s wombs, as if women were just the apparatus for producing children which demonstrated a man’s potency.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    don’t waste your time…she is the Sarah Palin of Raw Story…

  • Anonymous

    The rethugs want to return us to the middle ages – I am not going, I will go to Canada first.

  • Anonymous

    “Most people do not believe abortions should be covered by federal funding, as do I.”

    What about medically necessary ones? You are just telling poor women to go screw themselves.

    I guess “choice” means you have to have money!

    you’re an elitist snob pretending to be compassionate.

  • Anonymous

    Most want to grow, the rest want to make the 10 commandments rule of law.

  • Anonymous

    Abortion, gay rights, and the war on drugs are the only wedge issues the Republican party has left. They have fucked up so badly I doubt too many believe them when they talk responsible government so this just functions in getting their “base” in line. The financial and social cost would be tremendous, wise governance in action again, they may even be hoping they can’t pass it. Honestly, I’d prefer to see the country split up at this point. They seem too stupid to be allowed to make any decisions at all.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6SRHE4DGXV6AIXDSTVU75ONUTM Wendy

    When I was younger, I had a job which offered what may as well have been no insurance and I also barely made enough to live. I relied on Planned Parenthood for my annual exams. There is a strong history of female cancers in my family and these visits are vital. Planned Parenthood provides wonderful, comprehensive, preventive services and that’s most of what they do. They have saved countless lives and prevented countless unwanted pregnancies that very well may have ended in abortions. But….their clientele consists of primarily lower income people and we all know what poor people count for in this country. This is just another facet of the raging class war that these evil bastards are perpetrating. I agree that they don’t really want to criminalize abortion because they would lose one of their biggest wedge issues and the biggest carrot they swing under the noses of the religious right. However, this is something they are trying to do that they are cloaking with the abortion issue to garner support. This is ACORN II. God forbid there be any affordable health services available to poor women, they begrudge them even simple potentially life-saving care, which shows me how christian they really are. Plus, control of ones fertility gives them more control of their destiny and I’m sure these scumbags would like to do everything they can to keep their boots on the “rabble’s” collective neck. I’ll believe all of their “sanctity of life” bullshit when they start worrying about the sanctity of the lives of those who are already here.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans murder doctors, threaten those using it, etc….then tell the public that Islams are “crazy”

  • Anonymous

    Why doesn’t the GOP just target abortion using tax cuts. I hear that tax cuts cure everything. Nice to see the GOP House so focused on jobs, jobs jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Definition of a Canadian…
    A polite, educated, unarmed American with healthcare.

  • ghostof911

    Spot on, oki1. The midterm election of 2010 was the most massive case of vote rigging in history thanks to electronic nonverifiable voting systems. There is no possible way so many Rs with positions anathema to their voters could have been elected unless vote counts were rigged.

    Democracy in the US is farce and will stay that way until voters wake up and demand a return to verifiable voting systems.

  • d f bizzle

    ….that says “eh” all the time.

  • sophie

    Be careful about that “most people,” straw thing. Because I’m not one of them. And we’re not all “on the same page” as the Repugs!
    It’s important to remember ALL of the things taxpayers actually fund–like the never going away “faith based initiatives,” which I do not agree with, or charter school vouchers, and endless wars, and countless other things which TAXPAYERS must pay for.
    BUT, when it comes to helping rape and/or incest victims– indigent women who for whatever reason cannot/should not have a child–what the hell is wrong with helping those women to have a better life?
    The sanctimonious smugness of someone like asshat Boehner who apparently doesn’t mind using women when it suits his perverted whims–(as have quite a few Repugs)

    NO–it’s NOT okay to deny women in need essential reproductive care.

  • sophie

    Be careful about that “most people,” straw thing. Because I’m not one of them. And we’re not all “on the same page” as the Repugs!
    It’s important to remember ALL of the things taxpayers actually fund–like the never going away “faith based initiatives,” which I do not agree with, or charter school vouchers, and endless wars, and countless other things which TAXPAYERS must pay for.
    BUT, when it comes to helping rape and/or incest victims– indigent women who for whatever reason cannot/should not have a child–what the hell is wrong with helping those women to have a better life?
    The sanctimonious smugness of someone like asshat Boehner who apparently doesn’t mind using women when it suits his perverted whims–(as have quite a few Repugs), is the absolute height of hypocrisy.

    NO–it’s NOT okay to deny women in need essential reproductive care.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYSO4QKTV4W5DVINPB3RWGLJB4 GregJ

    Lemme guess… this isn’t so much about denying access to birth control for people who can’t afford birth control, but is instead (in some convoluted Republican way of thinking) all about creating jobs and getting the U.S. economy back on track?

  • ComradeRutherford

    Yep, Republicans are pure evil. Attacking the very notion that women should even be allowed to have access to basic health care.

    Talk about Sharia Law: it is being put in place by the Teabaggers, Conservatives, Libertarians and those “Independents” that are really extremist Conservatives.

    Sharia Law is alive and well in the US, and it is the extremist Republicans that are imposing it.

  • Anonymous

    Well put.

    THANK YOU.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t they have Bristol the Moron Palin be a spokeslady ?

    She can appear in front of church groups and explain why The Aspirin Method of Birth Control didn’t work for her … how she “couldn’t figure out” how (1) to put an aspirin between her knees and (2) hold it there.

  • Anonymous

    I just renewed my membership to Planned Parenthood.

    Mike Pence can go to Hell for all I care!

  • Anonymous

    Wish ya had voted AGAINST the Republican Crime Syndicate in 2010? If not, YOU WILL!!

  • Anonymous

    I will fight here and kick right wing ass before I leave!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UCCVJLY2IDSIWFBPERONRYTQ4 Linda S

    Hey, Raw Story, Planned Parenthood is NOT a “pro abortion group”. Sheesh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UCCVJLY2IDSIWFBPERONRYTQ4 Linda S

    Take us back to the 50′s when women knew their place? How about back to the 50′s when women and BLACKS knew their place? And it wasn’t in the WHITE House and the work force. Screw this idiot. Here’s a flash for the rethuglican men (and ALL men, for that matter)–You don’t have a uterus, you don’t get a voice in this matter. IOW, you concern yourself with your reproductive otgans, and I’ll look after mine.

  • Anonymous

    John Bohner is quite adept at the “in n’ outs” on the Q.T. Pages have learned not to linger in his manhoody presence.

  • Anonymous

    Un fortunately, that’s correct!

  • Anonymous

    it seems a lot of republicans are confused about what decade this is… whenever a republican speaks i get all nostalgic for the early 90s…

    the people who take their polls probably still have that big ugly hair and mullets too.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    Their ultimate goal is so that first cousins can marry.
    Let’s face it, in order to believe some of the bilge out of the right, you’d have to be a product of brother/sister mating.

  • Anonymous

    Great point. The conflict is between one faction that says abortion should be banned and another faction that says no one has a right to interfere with a woman’s choice for what she does with her own body. I doubt there is a single individual in the country who is “pro-abortion” in a way that makes them happy to have one or happy to hear that others are having them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zentrails/100001475536421 Bob Zentrails

    Jeesh, these Repubs are looking at landslide losses in 2012.

    They are doing everything the DEMs have on their wish list to help the DEMs boot them out.

    They are acting like this agency will go quietly like ACORN did. They are wrong.

  • Anonymous

    China

  • Anonymous

    There’s a reason for this: All GOPs are bastards.

  • Anonymous

    I am embarrassed to say I live in Indiana. This idiot was voted into office in spite of a lot of us who knew what an ASSHOLE he is. I live in northwest and he’s from central/southern IN. He’s not my rep but he influences everything that’s happening in congress and that’s bad. Mike Pence is a religious man so he thinks he knows how we all should behave. His righteous moral indignation at the rest of us on the other side of these issues is both repulsive and creepy. I despise him and would wish him ill but that would be wrong. Instead I wish his term to end and for him to lose his next election. Why do people keep voting against their own best interest? What good will be served by cutting funding to Planned Parenthood so they will no longer be able to provide birth control, cancer screenings and pap smears and mammograms? Who in their right mind thinks that cutting these services improves the quality of life in America for anybody? Oh, I forgot, they say it’s everybody for him/herself and if you need help with anything tough! You’re out of luck. Do it yourself. Sink or swim. Die, we don’t care. It boggles the mind.

  • Anonymous

    You’re forgetting that Catholic fetal idolator Mike Connell designed vote-rigging software, etc. for the GOP, and his plane conveniently “crashed” before he could testify against Karl Rove’s election-stealing.

  • Anonymous

    Rethugs are doing HIT jobs on all women.

  • Anonymous

    The repuglican party – keepin’ ‘em barefoot & pregnant.

  • Anonymous

    Paraphrasing one of my favorite comedy lines:

    “You ever take a good look at people who are against abortion – why is it that they look like people that you wouldn’t want to f**k in the first place”.
    -the late George Carlin

  • Anonymous

    This is what they were trying pass in Texas (they’ve since taken this out)

    “The original Senate Bill 16 required doctors to display a sonogram to women seeking an abortion, even if the patient asked not to see it. The bill also required doctors to describe the sonogram image, to include the presence of any arms, legs or internal organs. Finally, the doctor also would have to play the fetal heartbeat for the patient. The bill would have allowed a woman to “avert her eyes” but did not allow her to decline the information, as it was originally drafted.”

    http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/proposed-sonogram-mandate-for-abortions-curtailed-1240748.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage (link to the article)

    http://www.theonion.com/video/new-law-requires-women-to-name-baby-paint-nursery,14393/ (Onion spoof – guess this is where they got the idea for the Bill in Texas)

  • Anonymous

    (Sorry for the multiple posts – I’m on a ‘roll this morning)

    George Carlin: Pro Life, Abortion, And The Sanctity Of Life (George – we miss you)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvF1Q3UidWM

  • Anonymous

    Yeah and that last bunch you mentioned are the ones that scream the loudest. :~( Like your profile pic.

  • Anonymous

    Stupidity is empowering. Thanks, I forget where I stole it from.

  • Anonymous

    “The cry of the GOP – - “Limited to no government in our lives”"

    Yes, they do want small government; just small enough to fit into a uterus.

  • Anonymous

    “The measure would eliminate all $327 million in funding for Title X, a family planning program that began 40 years ago under President Richard Nixon.”

    By current standards, Nixon was a liberal.

  • Al Baston

    I’d look into Indiana’s electronic voting machines – Is it 100% UNVERIFIABLE unreliable vote counting on easily hackable electronic ES&S voting machines, as they use in South Carolina?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FPBFO6RC5R2HHIP3VXSFU2RZQA mjj

    Don’t look now but I think the US has been taken over by our version of the Taliban and that is Conservative Christians . (alias Evangelicals, born agains etc)

  • Anonymous

    the truth is neither Nixon or Reagan could get a nomination in today’s GOP -

  • labman57

    To the House Republicans, “traditional family values” means unplanned pregnancies by unwed, under-aged teenagers.

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