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tohntahn:

note “founder of planned parenthood”

FALSE, THIS IS A HOAX, A MANUFACTURED QUOTE THAT DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE SUPPOSED SOURCE DOCUMENT AND WAS FIRST PASSED AROUND IN 1980, PROBABLY BY RIGHT-WING, ANTI-CHOICE FASCISTS LIKE YOU.

tohntahn:

note “founder of planned parenthood”

FALSE, THIS IS A HOAX, A MANUFACTURED QUOTE THAT DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE SUPPOSED SOURCE DOCUMENT AND WAS FIRST PASSED AROUND IN 1980, PROBABLY BY RIGHT-WING, ANTI-CHOICE FASCISTS LIKE YOU.

Source : kryste

"The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood," The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Monday. "She was behind the strategy to develop the new criteria for who can be funded and she’s been behind the PR effort to clean up what’s happened since the decision was announced.

Komen Caved

mystagogy:

What a disappointment. 

Komen to Fund Planned Parenthood

I almost donated to them yesterday. Many, many pro-life people did. Komen said their contributions doubled. I hope they return those donations, but I’m not counting on it.

Many also donated to Planned Parenthood yesterday. Last I heard, they got about $400,000 from people protesting Komen.

So both organizations win on this. Pro-life people were robbed.

Yes, by vowing to continue to donate money to one of the top providers of women’s health in the entire country, and certainly among the underprivileged, the women’s health-focused Komen Foundation “caved.” You realize hundreds of thousands of women get a mammography through help from Planned Parenthood? You do realize about 3% of everything they do even involves abortion, right? Oh, but sorry, I forgot this charity set to help people who are nothing like you “robbed” you because they didn’t adhere to your political cause. What a pity, you’re right, you’re really the victim here.

Source : mystagogy


Investigative report showing the Catholic Bishop lobby has been involved in every anti-abortion bill of the last several years.

ladyatheist:

The “pro-life” argument that Planned Parenthood is racist because Margaret Sanger was strikes me as very stupid. That’s like saying we shouldn’t use cotton because the plantation owners were racist and used slaves to cultivate it. It’s like a last ditch effort of someone who has no facts to support their claims.

Plus, it’s not really accurate to say she was a racist. That claim is based on quotes pulled out of context and designed to make her appear racist.

http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2011/apr/08/herman-cain/cain-claims-planned-parenthood-founded-planned-gen/

(via ghostsofavalon)

Source : womanistgamergirl

P.S. Dr. Tiller was a Late-Term Abortion Doctor, Specializing in Partial-Birth Abortions

communismkills:

People really need to stop acting like he was a Planned Parenthood clerk.

Hey, look at you justifying a cold-blooded homicide. Thanks for allowing me to dismiss all your future opinions now that I know you’re an inhuman, lawless fuck.

Source : communismkills

Meanwhile, with the chattering dingbats at Fox & Friends


STEVE DOOCY: And the thing about it that was audacious was the fact that he [Sen. Harry Reid] was talking about Planned Parenthood being this great provider where women can get blood pressure checks, and pap smears, and breast --
BRIAN KILMEADE: Which you can get at Walgreens.
DOOCY: --examinations. Exactly right.
----------later------------------
Take Care Clinic spokeswoman Lauren Nestler: Neither Walgreens, nor its in-store healthcare clinics, Take Care Clinics, offer pap smears or breast exams.

On this day when my anger is getting the best of me, see my profanity-laden twitter feed, and you’re probably feeling the same way, it’s important to keep in mind our values as rationalists. Here’s Jon Stewart’s speech. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, restore your sanity. Reflect upon Jon’s wisdom when wondering where we go from here.

Senator Jon Kyl talks out of ass, lies about Planned Parenthood, and is shocked that he is called out →

stfusexists:

Of his claim that more than 90% of what Planned Parenthood does, Sen. Kyl’s office has now said that the claim was not “intended to be a factual statement”, but just to demonstrate that Planned Parenthood does provide and make referrals to abortion.

So why not say that? When you use numbers, you are responsible for the validity of those numbers. Is it any wonder that these assholes are driving our government into the ground? 

It’s my understanding that Republicans never mean for their statements to be factual.

Source : stfusexists

With Planned Parenthood being either the major obstacle to a budget  deal or one of the major obstacles to a budget deal, it’s worth taking a  minute explaining what they do — and what they don’t do.
As you can see in the chart atop this post, abortion services account  for about 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s activities. That’s less  than cancer screening and prevention (16 percent), STD testing for both  men and women (35 percent), and contraception (also 35 percent). About  80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s users are over age 20, and 75 percent  have incomes below 150 percent of the poverty line. Planned Parenthood  itself estimates it prevents more than 620,000 unintended pregnancies  each year, and 220,000 abortions. It’s also worth noting that federal  law already forbids Planned Parenthood from using the funds it receives  from the government for abortions.
So though the fight over Planned Parenthood might be about abortion,  Planned Parenthood itself isn’t about abortion. It’s primarily about  contraception and reproductive health. And if Planned Parenthood loses  funding, what will mainly happen is that cancer screenings and  contraception and STD testing will become less available to poorer  people. Folks with more money, of course, have many other ways to  receive all these services, and tend to get them elsewhere already.
The fight also isn’t about cutting spending. The services Planned  Parenthood provides save the federal government a lot of money. It’s  somewhat cold to put it in these terms, but taxpayers end up bearing a  lot of the expense for unintended pregnancies among people without the  means to care for their children. The same goes for preventable cancers  and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. You can find a lot  more information about Planned Parenthood and its services here.

With Planned Parenthood being either the major obstacle to a budget deal or one of the major obstacles to a budget deal, it’s worth taking a minute explaining what they do — and what they don’t do.

As you can see in the chart atop this post, abortion services account for about 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s activities. That’s less than cancer screening and prevention (16 percent), STD testing for both men and women (35 percent), and contraception (also 35 percent). About 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s users are over age 20, and 75 percent have incomes below 150 percent of the poverty line. Planned Parenthood itself estimates it prevents more than 620,000 unintended pregnancies each year, and 220,000 abortions. It’s also worth noting that federal law already forbids Planned Parenthood from using the funds it receives from the government for abortions.

So though the fight over Planned Parenthood might be about abortion, Planned Parenthood itself isn’t about abortion. It’s primarily about contraception and reproductive health. And if Planned Parenthood loses funding, what will mainly happen is that cancer screenings and contraception and STD testing will become less available to poorer people. Folks with more money, of course, have many other ways to receive all these services, and tend to get them elsewhere already.

The fight also isn’t about cutting spending. The services Planned Parenthood provides save the federal government a lot of money. It’s somewhat cold to put it in these terms, but taxpayers end up bearing a lot of the expense for unintended pregnancies among people without the means to care for their children. The same goes for preventable cancers and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. You can find a lot more information about Planned Parenthood and its services here.