More updates on Republicans in your pants

18 Feb

It isn’t news that House Republicans will go to great lengths to see the elimination of abortion services in this country. And unless you’ve been living under a rock (and haven’t been following Mislabeled coverage of the action the past two weeks) you also know that Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) pushed legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding and preventing any entity that provides abortion services from receiving funds through Title X, which is meant to increase access to family planning services.

Besides the fact that the Republicans stomp around the halls of Congress touting that the government is too intrusive into the lives and wallets of the American people, they feel that is is their duty to make their way into the pants of every American woman who becomes pregnant. While it was expected that this amendment would pass through the House, what wasn’t expected was Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and her candid admission that years ago she had an abortion because of a medical complication with her pregnancy.

 

 

Kudos to Rep. Speier for making this courageous and intimate revelation last night. Perhaps everyone will begin to understand and respect her message that women have the right to make the difficult and very private decision of giving birth or terminating a pregnancy. After that, maybe Republicans can finally get back to the job creation they campaigned for and have so fittingly have thrown out the window since they took control of the House.
[ Ed note — Oh, but we can only hope. ]
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3 Responses to “More updates on Republicans in your pants”

  1. mislabeled February 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Planned Parenthood is not letting the Republicans chill out in our pants without a fight. Go to http://www.ppaction.org/IStandWithPP if you’d like to join them.

  2. Karen Wallace February 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Why can’t you understand that the reason that Republicans do not want the goverment to pay for your abortion is because it is morally and ethically wrong to kill a child?

    • mislabeled February 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks for your comment, Mrs. Wallace.

      We’d like to make clear that the government already has laws against paying for abortions — no federal funds go toward the procedure. Instead, the services Planned Parenthood is able to provide through federal funds include pap smears, STD testing, and breast care screening. It’s these services, NOT ABORTION, that will go away if Congress takes away funding for PP.

      This post was written in hopes that Congress will end its misleading anti-abortion campaign (Did we mention that no federal funds go toward abortions?) and focus instead on jobs and the economy.

      Love, Mislabeled.

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