Warren: The Plan to Defund Women’s Healthcare

From Senator Warren, 2 min in…

“So Mister Pres..Madam President, let’s be really clear about something.  The Republican scheme to defund Planned Parenthood is not some sort of surprised response to a highly edited video. Nope! The Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood is just one more piece of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated, right-wing attack on women’s rights.  I’m sick and tired of it. Women everywhere are sick and tired of it. The American people are sick and tired of it.”

The plan failed again (thank you filibuster?), but it is an ongoing political battle that is being billed from the right as life vs. death, innocence vs. unadulterated evil (selling baby organs for profit).

People of the left like Senator Warren understand the Frank Luntzian politics of changing “fetus” to “baby” and counting and comparing practices of Planned Parenthood to The Third Reich.  The goal ultimately is to move the bar back to the place where men had more control over the women in their lives (to include their daughters).  It really is as simple as that and all the rhetoric is simply political gamesmanship.

If the right was serious about ethics in medicine, they would be behind a needed national conversation about how we are to grapple as a society with new moral and ethical dilemmas our society confronts not only as our society progresses technologically but also as our culture becomes increasingly consumer driven.  But that isn’t the tact they are taking.  Instead their message starts at the pulpit and spreads from there, and the message is plain to see.

Also, if the religious right was serious about reducing the need for abortion than they would be extremely outspoken about legislating easy access to prophylactic contraceptives.  However, this is not a two tiered strategy to reduce “baby” “deaths” in America, this campaign is part of a complex yet elemental gender-based power play.

“We like the power structure the way it is.  We don’t need to change.  Young woman, do you need a clinic? There is one just over the state border.”

(From Senator Warren’s clip above (4 min in)…”more than half of Planned Parenthood centers are in areas without ready access to healthcare”.)

Thank you Senator Warren for standing up with so much clarity on this issue.  America stands with you standing up for Planned Parenthood.


9 thoughts on “Warren: The Plan to Defund Women’s Healthcare

  1. Otis says:

    Why, if a pregnant woman is murdered at any stage of gestation the offender is charged with a double homicide? Also, how many of your readers are aware that Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood with the intent to eliminate the black race. Know your history.

  2. Hamoudabhanafi says:

    It is worth noting that the U.S, regardless of which party was in the majority, has been and continues to be a leading advocate and effective supporter of women empowerment, reproductive health rights and services including contraception and post abortion care (emphasis on post) within its international assistance to the developing world. Charity begins…abroad?

    H.Hanafi Sent from my iPad


  3. jtimmons88 says:

    Planned Parenthood has always been under attack fro the right-wing even for perfoming routine functions like medical exams. They have helped many women.

  4. MOLA42 says:

    Something like three percent of Planned Parenthood’s services involve abortions. The rest are women’s health services that are almost otherwise completely absent for poor or working women.

    The irony is most of the women harassed by protesters outside Planned Parenthood clinics are not there to get an abortion. They are there so that when their babies are eventually born they will be healthy.

    Remove Planned Parenthood and a hole is left in women’s healthcare that would be nothing less than catastrophic.

    But what the heck, Jeb Bush says “We don’t need half a billion dollars for women’s health”. He’s a Bush, how can he be wrong?

    We can talk smack on Margaret Sanger until the cows come home. That was nearly a century ago (assuming the claim can be backed by evidence). We are talking about real breathing women living NOW, and the pitiful treatment options available to them NOW.

    Women’s health has always been a political football while men’s heath is taken care of without a murmur. Because women bear the babies they pay the consequences.

  5. Hooktender says:

    Typical Liberal nonsense.You took Bush’s quote completely out of context, but hey, that is what Liberals do. By defunding Planned Parenthood, no money was being taken from women’s health care, it would just be redirected to other women’s health organizations that don’t engage in selling human parts for profit.
    Also the idea that poor working women don’t have access to birth control is totally false. Nearly everyone has to have a Osamacare compliant policy which includes free birth control,plus most County health departments offer free birth control, including nearly every school.
    Most abortions are the result of engaging in risky behavior.

    1. MOLA42 says:

      Typical Conservative nonsense. Sorry Hooktender, that is what Bush said. What you are referring to is his handlers spinning the event for all it was worth.

      Planned Parenthood (or any one else, which there are many including the clinics you are thinking about) does not sell baby body parts for profit. They are only allowed to make back expenses. That is it. In return there have been medical advances from what was left over from a procedure that was going to happen anyway.

      And where do the poor and working women get their “Osamacare” women’s heath services? In many (perhaps most) places Planned Parenthood or organizations like them.

      I’m not here to discuss the behaviors of other people, risky or not. Pregnancies do happen and to just say people you don”t like are getting what they deserve is in my opinion well beyond the pale.

  6. Fives says:

    Jeb Bush brags about how he defended PP in Florida. His grandfather Prescott Bush was one of the earliest supporters of PP. his father George H. Bush talked about it so often his nickname was Rubbers. The GOP needs to get back to their roots and fully support PP!
    I ❤ Elizabeth Warren.

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