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Texas closes the door or Abortion And poor Women’s Health Services….

Conservatives Republicans have got their way….

They’ve cut abortion AND poor women’s healthcare services ….

It WILL result is an INCREASE in children….

Those children will be American’s….

And just maybe down the road?

Those children will seal the fate of the Republicans…..

“Go to Mexico,” she said. “Go to Mexico – or stay pregnant.”

“If I hadn’t planned, I would have had at least 8 kids.”

MARLENA, 32, MOTHER OF FOUR
Marlena, 32, knew all about the raids on la pulga, because that’s where she used to buy her birth control. On a recent Wednesday, most of the women visiting the local San Juan Community Center, where Planned Parenthood has managed to keep open a once-weekly health clinic, had heard about the raids. Some of them said they had always been afraid to buy contraception there, because who knew how long the drugs had been sitting out in the sun?
Marlena said the drugs available at the flea market were just as good as those that her friends sometimes buy for her at pharmacies in Mexico. (She is undocumented.) The only trouble she has is finding someone to inject the Depo-Provera. “No one ever wants to do it,” she said. “They’re afraid of messing it up.”

Claudia, also 32, shook her head. “It’s better to be checked by a doctor,” she said. But she hadn’t seen a doctor since the birth of her youngest three years ago. She’d come to the clinic this time for a breast exam and a pap smear.

“If I hadn’t planned, I would have had at least eight kids,” said Marlena. The youngest of the four children she does have clambered at her feet. “But sometimes you have the money, and sometimes you don’t.” Her husband is a carpenter, and when it rains, there is little work.

It had taken both of them months of calling to get an appointment at the clinic. That Wednesday morning, a four-hour wait past the scheduled time to see the single nurse practitioner wasn’t a surprise. The women patiently juggled each other’s babies on their laps. Quiero cuidarme, they said of their need for birth control. I want to take care of myself.

Much as they’ve tried, they haven’t always been able to do that. One woman at the clinic has nine children. Both Claudia and Marlena want to get their tubes tied, but neither can afford it. “I’ve been on the waiting list for two years,” Marlena said.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County, which covers much of the vast Rio Grande area, saw 24,000 patients, including at the San Juan center. Then came the Republican legislature.

“Sixty-six percent of the funds were slashed completely and given to other programs that don’t do family planning – worthwhile programs, but they’re not for women, especially not poor and uninsured women,” said Patricio Gonzalez, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County.
That funding cut was followed by state legislation, heralded by Gov. Rick Perry, intended to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving any public funds. The Hidalgo County affiliate had never provided abortions – in fact, public health experts estimate it had prevented between 1,000 and 1,500 abortions a year with its family planning services – but it was doomed by its connection to national Planned Parenthood and its willingness to make referrals to Whole Woman’s Health, the now-shuttered abortion clinic in town.

The family planning money that was left after the funding cuts was divided into three tiers that put Planned Parenthood and other explicitly-pro-choice providers at the very bottom, even though none of the funds were going to abortion services. The county health departments and federally qualified health centers that were supposed to replace Planned Parenthood are already overwhelmed by providing primary care, and they don’t specialize in family planning.

“They’ve destroyed the infrastructure we had here for healthcare,” said Gonzalez. “To cut out the family planning funds was a very cruel thing to do.”

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April 27, 2014 Posted by | Other Things | , , , | 4 Comments

Its not just the Tea Partyer's…..The Democratic Left is now threatening to go after Dem's who stripped the 'Option and Abortion ' from the Healthcare Bill…

It’s been a rough first week after the healthcare vote for conflicted Democrats, and much of it is coming from their side of the aisle.

Over the last five days, potentially vulnerable members have drawn primary challenges, big-name liberal opposition, the wrath of abortion-rights groups and unions and blowback from crucial voting blocs.

It’s become clear that, whether they voted yes or no, there wasn’t a great choice for a lot of them on Sunday.

Elizabeth Shipp, the political director at NARAL Pro-Choice America, said incumbent members are now in the crosshairs. Her group endorsed a primary opponent to anti-abortion-rights Democrat Bart Stupak (Mich.) on Wednesday and said more are “definitely” on the way.

“To almost quote the vice president, ‘This is a big deal,’ ” Shipp said.

It remains to be seen whether any of the members are at risk in their primaries, but the enthusiasm from the left in the days since the vote has been notable.

Stupak’s primary has taken off alongside other Democratic efforts to take down Reps. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.). Liberal activists have also recalibrated their efforts to go after Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.).

Stupak learned Wednesday that his challenger would be supported by NARAL and Planned Parenthood — the first time they have joined forces in the seven years Shipp has been at NARAL.

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If this gains ground….Daniel might get his wish of getting the House back……

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

Its not just the Tea Partyer’s…..The Democratic Left is now threatening to go after Dem’s who stripped the ‘Option and Abortion ‘ from the Healthcare Bill…

It’s been a rough first week after the healthcare vote for conflicted Democrats, and much of it is coming from their side of the aisle.

Over the last five days, potentially vulnerable members have drawn primary challenges, big-name liberal opposition, the wrath of abortion-rights groups and unions and blowback from crucial voting blocs.

It’s become clear that, whether they voted yes or no, there wasn’t a great choice for a lot of them on Sunday.

Elizabeth Shipp, the political director at NARAL Pro-Choice America, said incumbent members are now in the crosshairs. Her group endorsed a primary opponent to anti-abortion-rights Democrat Bart Stupak (Mich.) on Wednesday and said more are “definitely” on the way.

“To almost quote the vice president, ‘This is a big deal,’ ” Shipp said.

It remains to be seen whether any of the members are at risk in their primaries, but the enthusiasm from the left in the days since the vote has been notable.

Stupak’s primary has taken off alongside other Democratic efforts to take down Reps. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.), Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.). Liberal activists have also recalibrated their efforts to go after Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.).

Stupak learned Wednesday that his challenger would be supported by NARAL and Planned Parenthood — the first time they have joined forces in the seven years Shipp has been at NARAL.

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If this gains ground….Daniel might get his wish of getting the House back……

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

If ya don't like what they pass in Washington….Yell 'States Right's'!…..

[ In Utah, a bill by Representative Carl Wimmer, a Republican, would require the state to sign off on any federal health reform. ]

Weather it’s the upcoming Healthcare Bill, Gun legislation, Abortion or just about anything else……State legislators are starting to write their own laws……against the ones from Washington.

Now to fair…state have always done so……but the Federal Governments tend s to win the battle when the lawyers go at it……

With a contensious Healthcare Bill on its way to become law…things are getting interesting around the country…..

Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Friday declaring that the federal regulation of firearms is invalid if a weapon is made and used in South Dakota.

On Thursday, Wyoming’s governor, Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, signed a similar bill for that state. The same day, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives approved a resolution that Oklahomans should be able to vote on a state constitutional amendment allowing them to opt out of the federal health care overhaul.

In Utah, lawmakers embraced states’ rights with a vengeance in the final days of the legislative session last week. One measure said Congress and the federal government could not carry out health care reform, not in Utah anyway, without approval of the Legislature. Another bill declared state authority to take federal lands under the eminent domain process. A resolution asserted the “inviolable sovereignty of the State of Utah under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.”

Some legal scholars say the new states’ rights drive has more smoke than fire, but for lawmakers, just taking a stand can be important enough.

“Who is the sovereign, the state or the federal government?” said State Representative Chris N. Herrod, a Republican from Provo, Utah, and leader of the 30-member Patrick Henry Caucus, which formed last year and led the assault on federal legal barricades in the session that ended Thursday.

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 6 Comments

If ya don’t like what they pass in Washington….Yell ‘States Right’s’!…..

[ In Utah, a bill by Representative Carl Wimmer, a Republican, would require the state to sign off on any federal health reform. ]

Weather it’s the upcoming Healthcare Bill, Gun legislation, Abortion or just about anything else……State legislators are starting to write their own laws……against the ones from Washington.

Now to fair…state have always done so……but the Federal Governments tend s to win the battle when the lawyers go at it……

With a contensious Healthcare Bill on its way to become law…things are getting interesting around the country…..

Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Friday declaring that the federal regulation of firearms is invalid if a weapon is made and used in South Dakota.

On Thursday, Wyoming’s governor, Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat, signed a similar bill for that state. The same day, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives approved a resolution that Oklahomans should be able to vote on a state constitutional amendment allowing them to opt out of the federal health care overhaul.

In Utah, lawmakers embraced states’ rights with a vengeance in the final days of the legislative session last week. One measure said Congress and the federal government could not carry out health care reform, not in Utah anyway, without approval of the Legislature. Another bill declared state authority to take federal lands under the eminent domain process. A resolution asserted the “inviolable sovereignty of the State of Utah under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.”

Some legal scholars say the new states’ rights drive has more smoke than fire, but for lawmakers, just taking a stand can be important enough.

“Who is the sovereign, the state or the federal government?” said State Representative Chris N. Herrod, a Republican from Provo, Utah, and leader of the 30-member Patrick Henry Caucus, which formed last year and led the assault on federal legal barricades in the session that ended Thursday.

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 6 Comments

Is President Obama going to have troubles with liberal's in 2012?

In order to get elected, President Obama had to give the liberal ‘s (of the democratic party) the impression that he was with them, in early 2007…Hillary Clinton’s insistence on not standing behind her Iraq vote, gave the liberals all they needed to scorn her….a year later finds the liberal’s back where they were in 2007….without a standardbearer.….the surge has angered a lot of them against Obama….the President’s willingness to live without a hard pro-life option for the Healthcare bill has angered them….the President’s willingness to go with a trigger for the ‘public option’ in that same bill….has angered them…the shelving on ‘Do Ask…Don’T Tell has angered them…..hummmmm?

I’m waiting to see how he gets them back in the fold by 2012….and you know he will.

Note:….My man Daniel is pounding me…and this doesn’t help…….DailyKos has polling data that shows that democrats are fading fast from their excitement from the Obama presidential run…..Daniel thinks this will a bad off year for the democrats and hopes for one the house of congress..I don’t think so…but Obama is gonna have to stay home in the late spring of next year and the fall a work for his buddies in congress so that they can help him in 2012…..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Is President Obama going to have troubles with liberal’s in 2012?

In order to get elected, President Obama had to give the liberal ‘s (of the democratic party) the impression that he was with them, in early 2007…Hillary Clinton’s insistence on not standing behind her Iraq vote, gave the liberals all they needed to scorn her….a year later finds the liberal’s back where they were in 2007….without a standardbearer.….the surge has angered a lot of them against Obama….the President’s willingness to live without a hard pro-life option for the Healthcare bill has angered them….the President’s willingness to go with a trigger for the ‘public option’ in that same bill….has angered them…the shelving on ‘Do Ask…Don’T Tell has angered them…..hummmmm?

I’m waiting to see how he gets them back in the fold by 2012….and you know he will.

Note:….My man Daniel is pounding me…and this doesn’t help…….DailyKos has polling data that shows that democrats are fading fast from their excitement from the Obama presidential run…..Daniel thinks this will a bad off year for the democrats and hopes for one the house of congress..I don’t think so…but Obama is gonna have to stay home in the late spring of next year and the fall a work for his buddies in congress so that they can help him in 2012…..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Surprise!….the Republican National Party's Committee's Insurance plan covers elective abortions….

They have Cigna ..and the policy does cover elective abortions…..interesting, huh?

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Health, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Surprise!….the Republican National Party’s Committee’s Insurance plan covers elective abortions….

They have Cigna ..and the policy does cover elective abortions…..interesting, huh?

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Health, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment