No, I’m not ranting about the President-Elect or his supporters, but “deplorable” is the most apt word I can think of for the behavior of Greg Abbott and his hateful little band of assholes.
It shouldn’t need to be pointed out, but I will anyway. Planned Parenthood does not and cannot use federal funds for abortion services. Taxpayer dollars do not go towards abortions. *Please stop pointing out the exception of when the mother’S life is at risk. Not only is this a small percentage, bu it makes you look like a jerk.
Those videos opponents love to point at? They have been proven to be edited to serve the purposes of the creators.
Oh, one more thing before I start, abortion is not only legal, but will happen. *If* you actually care about the sanctity of life, shouldn’t that include the women too? Or do they not matter?
For a thorough look into PP, NPR has a great piece and FactCheck has another. Or, you know, a number of other sites that you can find through your own search.
Abbott’s personal crusade against Planned Parenthood is completely out of control. He uses his position to punish the organization, and thus the women (and men) who utilize their services. People who in the majority of cases, would not be able to afford them otherwise.
Abbott, et al. have given notice to PP that it will be defunded. This is ridiculous and likely at odds with federal law, as it has been ruled in other states, but they will not recognize that what they’re doing is wrong.
This will be fought in court and I have zero doubt that the state will lose, but how absolutely despicable is this? Not only does it add stress to the lives of a large number of women, but it puts a financial burden on both Planned Parenthood and the state. How does a costly legal battle help anyone? I know it’s part of a broader platform to chip away at PP, but it disgusts me -as it should any compassionate thinking person.
Speak with your voice and your vote. Get these deplorable people out of positions of power.
I do have to thank Abbott for one thing. He’s reaffirmed my commitment to support PP. I think my donation this year will be a significant increase.