A Random Post for a Not So Random Controversy

12 Apr

As  proposed by the Republicans, the government came close to shutting down this past week because of an effort to de-fund Title X and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

  • Title X funds preventative care and family planning: contraceptives, breast and cervical cancer screenings, STD and STI testing, etc, and provides them on a sliding fee scale (an estimate on how much the recipient of the treatment can afford against how much funding is received by the government).

Aside from the de-funding it will be unable to be accessed by places which provide abortion.  The secret agenda of the de-funding is to eliminate the opportunity for a woman to receive an abortion on a sliding fee scale.  However, since the 1970s, according to the Hyde Amendment, government money can not and does not fund abortion and, thus, suggests that this entire debate over Title X is solely to destroy a woman’s right to an abortion.  This theory is also suggested by the rider bill known as the Pence Amendment which eliminates a woman’s right to access private health care that cover’s abortion in addition to receiving in abortion in a safe place, since the amendment removes the right for any clinic, hospital, or private facility to do the procedure.  Additionally, a woman will need to disclose to the IRS if she has received an abortion and how and why she received this procedure (so much for privacy, huh?). A statement made by Chris Pence, in response to why Planned Parenthood doesn’t deserve funding since only 3%, nationally, of their services are abortion and nearly 10% of their facilities provide abortions, he said “If they want funding, they should just stop giving abortions.”  Again, completely standing by the theory of the secret agenda to completely destroy a woman’s right to a safe abortion and a healthy reproductive life.

Aren’t you glad instead of creating jobs the government is destroying women’s rights instead? Total step back in the world.


2 Responses to “A Random Post for a Not So Random Controversy”

  1. lgsproffery May 13, 2011 at 10:29 PM #

    I think you might want to examine the more hyperbolic adjectives here — “disgusting,” etc. — and see if there’s a more effective way to MAKE the disgustingness clear without doing so. Also, be sure to make sure it’s organized effectively — bullet points? paragraphs? — so that a reader entirely unfamiliar can follow. You do want the reader to understand your emotions on the subject, but you want to make sure they can understand the actual information too, and right now you are getting in the way of both a bit. Good factual data.

  2. lgsproffery May 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM #

    Also, link to the relevant info for your reader.

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