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 The War on Planned Parenthood Is Also an Assault on Poor Women of Color


 The War on Planned Parenthood Is Also an Assault on Poor Women of Color

Michelle Chen

Our elected representatives have taken to the airwaves to proclaim they are extremely concerned with the fate of discarded fetal tissue; the fate of the health of poor women? Not so much.


Thank you, Ms. Chen for caring about this issue and laying out the nonsensical logistics.

Of course, there’s always money for bombs, weapons, soldiers and wars… but funds that allow people–particularly women–to shape their own lives in ways that threaten patriarchy’s controls are closed off.

The priorities of this Mars & Mammon-ruled nation could not BE worse.


But it’s no problem for the majority of poor, who are white? Oops, I forgot – we “disappear” white poverty to ensure that this generation does nothing about it. Ignoring white poverty gives the middle class a sense of security, while enabling bigots to maintain that poverty exists because people of color simply lack a work ethic. If we took a legitimate look at American poverty, we’d be at risk of realizing that something is very wrong with our deregulated corporate state.


When it comes to budgets and policies – especially socioeconomic policies – we have what the middle class demanded. Since the 1990s, it is Democrats that have led the “war on the poor.” This year alone, they virtually ended food stamps for the elderly poor and the disabled, and what has been the liberal response? Right.


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