Planned Parenthood has announced that it is going on the offensive in the ongoing fight to expand reproductive rights across the United States with a new "sweeping plan" to challenge the Trump administration as well as anti-choice activists and lawmakers by proposing policies to make sexual education more inclusive and increase access to healthcare such as birth control and abortion.
EXCELLENT! OFFENSE is absolutely necessary to have any chance of pushing change. Defense does nothing but slow down the ongoing onslaught of the “robber barons”. TAKE ACTION!!! No matter how small it may seem. Without a fight the other “team” will always win. The proof of that is all around us more so now than maybe ever before in our history.
BOYCOTT GREED CORPORATIONS!!!
I must admit to having had doubts about NJ’s new governor Phil Murphy, as he, like former Gov. Jon Corzine, was once an exec at Goldman-Sachs. But his first major moves indicate that Planned Parenthood of NJ might find a sympathetic ear for its program.
All power to the (non-corporate) people!
That’s the problem, isn’t it—men always “fixing” women. If you’re so concerned with murder, why don’t you take it up with the US military and its insatiable appetite for our tax dollars and the lives of the already-born?
This is a battle that needs fighting for the health of women and rights over their bodies, men too, in the terms of reproductive health overall. Since the healthcare system is so broken PP gives a safety net to those poor folks with no other place to turn for reproductive health. Yet the power dynamics of politics want to exert power and control over women’s rights of sovereignty of their bodies and health in general. At the state level is really where the wars need to fought as many have enacted ridiculous rules to have power over women’s bodies. This is the war to be won. For a free people we need freedom from superstitious infringements,
“Everyone deserves the freedom and opportunity to control their lives at the most basic level, including access to birth control, quality sex education, and safe, legal abortion,” Laguens concluded. “No matter what Trump and Pence say, your body is your own. If it is not, you cannot be truly free or equal.”
Then why don’t you do it? Keep your legs crossed until you have a ring on your finger. Make men behave themselves instead of being disgusting pigs who only want you for sex and then to disappear. We are not animals. Control your life and yourself and you will not have an “unwanted pregnancy.”
Good reply, but they go hand in hand. Murder is murder, whether it be an innocent Iraqi child dodging Shrub’s bomb-for-profit targeting, or an innocent unborn.
You guys don’t seem to understand something. If you won’t defend the most vulnerable among us, the unborn, and sanction violence against them, then all bets are off for the rest of us.
There are over 7,000 free clinics and other services for women in the USA. Stop acting like it is PP or nothing. Women deserve better than to be told to kill their unborn. That includes being used as sex toys for men, pornography, and human trafficking. Women deserve better.
No, you don’t deserve to use other people’s money to abort your own kids. Pretty simple.
Nor does PP mean what it says. When they say everybody deserves control of their lives including access to health care, they do not mean healthy children at 7, 8, 8.8 months gestation who are indisputably human at that point.
Yes, your body is your own. The issue is that your child, is not your body. Check the DNA, proof legal in every state for all other matters. The child is not your fingernail, uterus, liver, or skin. They have their own unique DNA. Not your body. Get mad over this fact, it still won’t be your body.
If you’re putting a desire to get jiggy above your desire to not kill your own kids, or not killing is below a priority of mere fiscal concerns, you know that going in. That is when you’re in total control of your own body. Just like for men, where control over one’s body concerning the risks of the beast with two backs exists only prior to releasing the joy juice.
Downstream of that, there is also someone else’s body, a new one which is neither of you. The decision point was the insertion point, and that’s past. And you knew that at that time.
No one else is responsible for this fact of life, not even you. Not other people, not your partner, no one. Address the manufacturer with complaints about pregnancy and human sexual and reproductive function.
You are losing the argument as we learn more about human development within the womb. This is why abortion restrictions are expanding.
A full court press may seem like a good idea and it’s probably your last hope, but it will also put on stark display the desire to end human lives you began.
Hey, turnaround is fair play, yes? Keep your man parts in Your pants and make dang sure you tell your randy sons to do the same, eh?
As a pro-lifer, I absolutely, totally, completely agree 100% with you. It is beyond time that men begin to realize that the sign of being a man is not “getting some” on a weekend’s romp. Men - real men - respect women for who they are and don’t see them as sex toys to play with and abandon. Women deserve so much better than to be treated like that.
After all, they are better than us!
Damn, dude!!! I could not have said it any better myself!!!
Thanks for joining the discussion on the side of all life.
One more time, for those of you still clueless about this fact; no federal (or state) funds are used for abortion. None, nada, zip.
Additionlly, especially those of you who like to poke your nose into matters that are none of your business, contraception PREVENTS the need for for abortion (in most instances). The righty wingy fundy folks don’t want women to have access at all to contraception.
Occam, you seem to be of a libertarian bent, so I find it quite puzzling that you are bleating about this issue.
I’m am not a prolifer.
Nor am I a Christian bible banger.
I am however, an advocate for real sex education, with all of the info on the table, especially info about birth control.
So I’ll thank you in advance for helping out with educating young men about sex.
Human beings ARE animals, the only tormented species with issues and problems about sex and reproduction. And the only species that objectifies and sexually assaults the bodies of other animals.
Tell men to “behave themselves instead of being disgusting pigs”? Celibacy is unnatural–even for priests. It’s the farmer who masturbates the “breeding” boars and fondles the sow’s genitalia. How disgusting is that? Under such circumstances, pigs have no control over their lives, with whom to mate, when, and the rearing their young.
Beija, that is simply not true. Oregon’s plan does in fact use taxpayer money to fund abortions.
A minimum of one is not none, nada, zip. I suspect there are others too. according to these folks, there are 17 but I work in OR so I knew that one.
“17 states have a policy that directs Medicaid to pay for all or most medically necessary abortions,” GI said in a document updated earlier this month. Four of the 17 states “provide such funds voluntarily,” the report’s highlights added, and thirteen states “do so pursuant to a court order.”
What is a “medically necessary abortion”? To the abortion industry, that’s code for elective abortion.
Murder is always someone else’s buisness. This is a principle of our society, and many others. Now, of course many don’t judge abortion to be murder, but since I do, I must be consistent.
In addition, I find the idea of keeping your nose out of someone else’s buisness a curiously non consistent principle, since progressive ideals are basically unique because of their willingness to stick a nose in someone else’s buisness. From how much your toilet can use in a flush to wether you must bake a gay cake, that’s noses in someone else’s buisness isn’t it?
I don’t actually see any arguments against contraception on the wider scale (other than abortifacients, which do not prevent conception) as you claim. The argument is…not sticking your nose into other people’s buisnesses literally by requiring coverage, or having the taxpayer fund them. Not banning all contraceptives.
Yes, I am of that persuasion, and since there is another person involved here aside from the mother, I must by principle stand up for their right to live. This applies at the very least to the last trimester.
After all, there is no lack of self determination here, in most cases. She is in total control of her choices knowing the risks and she’s making the value judgement on those risks, and in control of her body, right up to the ride. Right up to that point she knows she’s risking kids if she goes ahead. Just like her partner, in fact. Biology is what it is.
thanks for the reasonable response. I like it when we can have a discussion
Right, because married women don’t have unexpected pregnancies. Or married men never just up and leave their wives and children. Shut up.
Abortion is a medical procedure and a woman’s (since males cannot yet become pregnant) health privacy issue. Women do deserve to have this privacy- don’t you think?
Thank goodness, it is way past time Planned Parenthood goes on the offense.
“now” as opposed to previously?
As I understand it, the number of states that allow elective late term abortions has been falling and I think there are only seven remaining. Even within those states, there is still the limiting factor of finding a doctor who would perform such a procedure.