Last Wednesday, the Oklahoma Senate, in all its backwards wisdom, voted to effectively defund Planned Parenthood.
It's possible you missed it. The vote wasn't on the agenda.
You might have also missed it because it was a day and a half after a pretty nasty tornado that got round the clock local and national news coverage for a few days.
But, ya know, I'm sure that had nothing to do with their vote timing.
The fact that it's the end of session had nothing to do with it either. I'm just sure of it.
I guess these cocksnots don't realize that public family planning funding can't be used to pay for abortions...because that's all they're worried about, right? Those devil's work abortions. Bet your ass one unplanned pregnancy that none of those fools are against abortion.
Representative Doug Cox (brace yourselves...a Republican) didn't forget about the services outside of abortions that Planned Parenthood provides for thousands of Oklahoma men and women.
"To defund a program like Planned Parenthood would be a mistake," Cox said. "They perform a valuable service as far as breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, parenting classes, many things that benefit our state that we're sorely in need of."
It seems Cox, a physician, has a mind of his own that's capable of independent thought. How the hell did he get elected in this state?
I started having sex when I was 16. I bought birth control from Planned Parenthood, and I still do to this day. If my only option had been to go to an expensive private physician, I'm not sure I could've swung it. And, there's not a chance in hell I could've used the insurance I was on because obviously that would've been my mother's coverage...that's not a talk that would've gone well.
I've had a biopsy on a cervical cyst, as well as ovarian cysts. And, for every issue, Planned Parenthood was there and at a price I could afford.
Nothing will come of this ignorant decision but more unwanted pregnancies (which lead to more kids the public will have to take care of with tax dollars), more disease, and more segregation of the poor.
I hear Aleppo's nice this time of year, assholes.