Gov. Scott Walker: “(I am proud of) trying to defund Planned Parenthood and make sure they didn’t have any money, not just for abortion, but money for anything.”
Subjecting women and other vulnerable communities to reductions in health care access in the name of budget cuts and moral wranglings over abortion is both dangerous and absurd.
I am confused about how to find the check-off box on the Federal Income Tax form that designates where you want your tax dollars to be spent. I actually have spent some time looking for it and cannot find the box to check off my preferences. It must be there as the recent onslaught of anti-abortion bill sponsors are loudly proclaiming that tax dollars should not be used for abortions and that tax payers object to paying for them.
Many Republicans in Congress, and in state legislatures around the country, have promised to pursue the further restriction of women’s reproductive rights.
Rep. Bachmann is calling for defunding Planned Parenthood, Rep. Pitts is going to be in charge of a major health committee, and anti-choicers fight a clinic move in Michigan.
Another state tries to see if it an pull family planning money out of the hands of one of the state’s biggest provider of birth control and family planning services.