Does New Hampshire Right to Life Think Low Income Women Should Get Birth Control From Hospitals?


New Hampshire’s leading anti-choice group is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, demanding communication regarding a $1 million family planning grant given to local Planned Parenthoods.

But their reasoning for being angry about the funding is a little…well, odd.

Via Boston.com:

Right to Life wants a federal judge to order the department to produce records related to the grant. The lawsuit also accuses the department of withholding communications it had with Planned Parenthood in violation of the Freedom of Information Act and questions whether the department violated any laws or regulations by awarding a grant to Planned Parenthood without putting the funds out to be bid.

“With the recent cuts in subsidies to hospitals, the full service hospitals located in each of the communities where Planned Parenthood operates an abortion clinic would be better able to provide a variety of health care services to people in need,’’ the lawsuit states.

Yes, because I can think of no better idea than asking low income residents to come to a hospital in order to get free or subsidized birth control and STI screenings.  It’s not like hospitals are busy with anything else at the moment.

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  • colleen

    I can think of no better idea than asking low income residents to come to a hospital in order to get free or subsidized birth control and STI screenings.

    I’m pretty sure  NH Right to Life has no interest in offering the low income women free or subsidized STI screenings and certainly not any sort of effective contraception. They’re even opposed to hospitals distributing information about contraception to  low income women. They’re opposed to rape victims having access to emergency contraception.

    What they want is to use low income women as breeding livestock, force the state to pay for the obstetric care  and then profit off the sale and distribution of the infants.

  • equalist

    My guess is these are probably some of the same people that scream bloody murder when a “brown person” takes their child to the hospital ER with the flu because they have no other proper care for them.