Feb 182011

Planned Parenthood has long been banned from using federal monies for abortions. But they would have received $330 million through the end of September for preventative-health services, including federal funding for contraception and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. But in a vote of 240-185 (with 10 Democrats presumably burnishing their “conservative credentials”) the Congress took aways that funding.

Yesterday Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) took to the floor of House, and called out the bullshit coming from the Republican who spoke before her, went off about the bill and shocked the chamber with an angry recounting of her own abortion. She called them out for exercising a vendetta against Planned Parenthood while Americans go hungry and jobless.

But, oh that’s right, we’re a Christian nation, so we can’t provide preventive health services and cancer screenings for the poor and struggling women of this country. Jesus was, after all, a straight white male American protestant/catholic, and he hates everyone else.

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