And Now There Are Three

states that ban any state or federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood facilities. North Carolina is the latest (they passed the budget provision over the governor’s veto); the other two are Indiana and Kansas (though the Indiana prohibition is being challenged in court). Please note that all federal budgets since the mid-1970s have prohibited federal funds being spent for abortion; the money being withheld in these new laws is money for women’s general reproductive health care.

You have to admire GOP legislators for the way they stick to their principles in arguing that everyone has a right to choose their own doctors… oh, wait; I guess I misread that… THEY have a right to choose your own doctors.

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  • MandT  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    So this is how leviathan right-wing socialism works.

    • Steve  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      MandT, not only has the radical religious right made it clear that they intend to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal again, they intend to do so even for women who will die if they carry their pregnancy to term. Meanwhile, they want to ban contraceptives.

      I suspect most members of the GOP don’t really believe in this, but advocating it is a way they can motivate one part of their base, and they don’t give a good damn who is harmed. Sometimes I wish I was the one who believed in a Hell… I don’t… so I could imagine consigning the bastards straight to Hell for their abuse of women.

  • MandT  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    You bring up an excellent existential, tangential point: There are those of us who ‘love’ women, find them remarkable for thousands of reasons and treasure their experience, wisdom and intelligence. It seems obvious to me that most of these conservatives have no idea that they are misogynists ( including their women), and hate or are deeply afraid of sexual identity and/or the feminine impulse of life and the organic phenomenology of creation. Christianity’s war on sexuality is probably one the most perverse developments of human history.

    • Steve  On Thursday June 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      “Christianity’s war on sexuality is probably one the most perverse developments of human history.”

      Painfully true, MandT. It is a pernicious aspect of all the Abrahamic religions, but it reaches its full destructive potential in Christianity. And as a non-Christian, there is ultimately nothing I can do about it.

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