There is so much going on right now. So much news and information being thrown at us at every turn. It’s hard to really know what’s going on in Washington DC, much less pinpoint the specifics of every issue we are facing. One thing I do know for sure is there’s a significant issue that’s being strategically pushed to the background. This pertinent issue is being covered up with news of the ACA repeal, Trump’s Golden Showers, and Putin’s hand in the cookie jar.
The issue I’m referring to is the GOP’s intention to defund Planned Parenthood. Paul Ryan’s hard-on for attacking women’s rights is being quietly slipped into the same process they’re using for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Everyone has the right to their personal feelings about whether abortion should be legal or not, but when it comes down to brass tacks, it is legal. Planned Parenthood does provide the option for abortions, but they follow the very letter of the law set forth by Roe vs. Wade. If abortions were to become illegal, Planned Parenthood would no longer provide that service.
We treat a medical institution that’s offering services our nation has legalized as if it’s some back-alley non-professional, welcoming you into their basement, holding their tool of choice, a coat hanger. Planned Parenthood is a top notch medical institution that allows ANYONE to seek medical treatment. But let’s just set the abortion issue aside for a moment and talk about what else Planned Parenthood does for the community. I’ll start with a personal story.