I'm warning you now, kiddos, I've taken out my biggest, tallest, soapiest soap box and I'm standing UP ON IT.
For Planned Parenthood.
Because there are women in this country who cannot afford healthcare.
Who, without Planned Parenthood, would not have access to OB/GYN services.
Who, without Planned Parenthood, would not have access to preventative screenings for cervical cancer, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases.
Who, without Planned Parenthood, would not be able to practice safe sex (if that is their choice.)
Who would not, without Planned Parenthood, be able to access care and avoid unwanted pregnancies.
So the fact that the U.S House of Representatives has voted to deny Planned Parenthood federal funding......
IS PISSING ME OFF.
As are the many comments all over articles, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter that applaud this measure because "here in America, we don't fund murder!"
ALSO PISSING ME OFF.
Because abortion? Here's the thing about THAT. If THAT were part of this federal funding, if THAT were up for discussion, if THAT was a viable argument, fine.
BUT THE FEDERAL FUNDS DON'T FUND ABORTIONS.
THE FEDERAL FUNDS, IN FACT, FUND ALL THE THINGS THAT KEEP WOMEN FROM GETTING PREGNANT.
NOT GETTING PREGNANT= NOT SEEKING AN ABORTION.
If you truly don't want women to have abortions, YOU JUST TOOK AWAY ALL THEIR SUPPORT IN KEEPING THEM FROM FACING THAT DECISION.
Hey, I told you I was fired up.
If you agree with the cut off in federal funds, that's totally your right as a citizen. If you agree with the cut off BECAUSE you don't want to fund abortion, that's stil your right to think that, however, you need to understand that your argument is incorrect.
And if you disagree? Please add your voice to Planned Parenhood's "I Stand With Planned Parenthood" campagin.