Thursday, March 08, 2012

A Timeline and Overview of Nicompoopery

Somehow attacks against Planned Parenthood have become acceptable as part of the overall war on woman in control of their own bodies.  Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of low cost health care and family planning services in the country.  Twenty percent of all American Women have visited a Planned Parenthood Center at least 1 in their life.  Less than 3% of Planned Parenthood's total health care services are abortions.  But providing any legal abortions, at all, seem to bring the wraith of Old White Men in Washington and state capitals.
So they are willing to throw the baby out with the bath water.  Only in this case, the "baby" is affordable health care for women, INCLUDING pre-natal care for healthy babies, cancer screenings, affordable birth control, and a host of women's services and the "bath water" is the 3% of the health services where there are no real other options to a legal procedure.
Rick Santorum's comments that sex, inside or outside of marriage without the purpose of procreation is wrong, is where these old white men are heading.
FYI- Health Insurance REQUIRES coverage of Viagra.  Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan doesn't have a problem with that.  Even though those boners could easily be used outside of marriage. But, you know, pick your battles for your audience.
Anyway, that is a long way of saying , this is a fascinating timeline.  Select to expand.
(from the Huffington Post on International Women's Day)

1 comment:

Exasperated in Wisconsin said...

I pray to the god I don't believe in that this nincompoopery is the collective last gasping breath of rich, old, Jesus loving white dudes in government.

I can hear them fretting: First a black man got into the White House and now those uppity women are trying to make men obsolete by controlling their baby making abilities.....Must control the women,...must control the women,...oh and get rid of the black man in the White House.