There’s A Chance That You Won’t

Oh for crying out loud, Hell’s frozen over and Richard Mellow Scaife says something not vile.

Republicans wrong on Planned Parenthood

Is that a monkey flying out of my butt?

Now the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives – urged on by conservatives opposed to abortion – has voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

On this issue, Republicans and conservatives are dead wrong.

Wait – is that beggar riding?

Abortions are a minor aspect of Planned Parenthood’s mission to provide reproductive health care, education and other services to Americans, regardless of income.

More than 90 percent of its work focuses on preventing unintended pregnancies that almost inevitably lead to unwanted, neglected and abused children.

In Pittsburgh and across America, Planned Parenthood offices help people to make better decisions about whether to have children. They help to arrange adoptions for women or couples unable to raise a child but unwilling to end a pregnancy.

Most of their clients are poor Americans who cannot afford birth-control measures that cost as much as $1,500 a month.

Flying pigs are actually a GIANT PAIN to clean up after.

Of course, no one wants teenagers to get pregnant. Yet far too many do — and they need reliable, honest advice about what to do next. For many of them, Planned Parenthood is the only reliable source of that advice. For many others, Planned Parenthood is the only safe, reliable source of counseling to avoid getting pregnant in the first place.

If not for Margaret Sanger’s vision and bravery, many poor Americans would have no place to turn for birth-control measures and counseling or for other health-care services.

To take that away makes no sense.

It’s interesting that Scaife’s arguments in favor of Planned Parenthood are mostly the same ones the forced birthers use against it. I didn’t see that coming. He does tell us why the compass needle is pinned on S.

My grandmother was a friend and a supporter of Margaret Sanger, one of America’s earliest, most effective advocates of birth control.

I met Sanger several times before her death in 1966 and was impressed by her intellect and her commitment to many issues, not the least of which was enabling every woman to be “the absolute mistress of her own body,” as she put it.

In other words, Scaife feels secure in his authority. He is his favorite right kind of people. This generosity extends to Grandma and by extension, to a friend of Grandma’s who met his right-kind-of-people criteria. I don’t particularly love how Scaife got here, but he’s wiped his feet and left his attack dogs outside.

In other news, Siobhan just said, “What I’m saying is that if you were just a little more of a self-centered sociopath, you wouldn’t have these issues. Is there a pill for that?”

Maybe. If Scaife’s found an antidote, someone else is poisoning the water supply.


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