Posts Tagged ‘abortion

27
Sep
16

Your Body, Your Choice. Thanks, President Obama

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Laura Bassett: Obama Moves To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding, Permanently

The Obama administration has proposed a new rule that would prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood or any other family planning provider for political reasons. The new rule which the Department of Health and Human Services proposed last week, says that states cannot withhold Title X federal family planning money from certain recipients for any reason other than the “provider’s ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner.” That means states can no longer vote to defund Planned Parenthood because some of its clinics offer abortion services.

“This will make a real difference in so many people’s lives,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “Thanks to the Obama administration, women will still be able to access the birth control they need to plan their families, and the cancer screenings they need to stay healthy.” The Title X program provides basic preventive health care and family planning services for 4 million low-income Americans. About 85 percent of patients who use Title X have incomes below $23,500. Planned Parenthood serves about a third of those patients, using the $70 million a year it receives in Title X grants to subsidize contraceptives and cancer and sexually transmitted infection screenings for people who can’t afford them.

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27
Jun
16

The President On Today’s SCOTUS Ruling

27
Jun
16

Women Have The Right To An Abortion. Deal With It

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01
Dec
15

On being pro-life

I’m going to claim a mantle I never thought I would: I’m pro-life.

Of course, that means something far different from the mainstream definition.

You won’t see me picketing Planned Parenthood clinics yelling “murderer” at women going in to get their yearly pap smear.

Instead you will see me working to make contraception available freely, so that pregnancies are prevented in the first place, and women for the large part won’t have to make the agonizing choice to abort their fetus.

You won’t see me voting for politicians who work to gut programs aimed at children and families in the cause of “fiscal responsibility”, while they line the pockets of their wealthy backers. Bill Gates doesn’t need a handout; a mother struggling to feed and care for her children does. And it’s not a “handout”: it’s an investment in fostering a strong, healthy society, one in which all its members flourish, rather than just a privileged few.

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27
Nov
15

Tweets Of The Day

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24
Sep
15

On Catholicism and the sanctity of life

Pope Francis gave an address to a joint session of Congress today. I hope to have an essay on the broader themes of his speech for tomorrow, but today I want to focus on one aspect which seems to have tarnished his halo with leftists who have pinned their hopes on him and are now disappointed, just as they did with President Obama.

Here is the offending passage:

The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.

That’s it. That was his only glancing reference to abortion. And he didn’t even use the word abortion.

But look at what he said: human life must be protected at every stage of its development.

As I’ve written before, I was raised Catholic. And although I can’t in good conscience call myself a believer any longer, that upbringing undergirds who I am. I can no more dispense with it than I can dispense with all the skeins of life which have made me who I am.

I’ve always been a liberal. And as early as I can remember, I’ve always disagreed with the Church’s position on abortion and birth control. Many times, I’ve disagreed vehemently with the Church, wanting finally to cast aside that part of me.

But as I’ve grown older, I have, I hope, grown wiser. What used to be black and white in my youth has become a symphony of grays. I still disagree with the Church on abortion and birth control. But I can respect its stance, at least on abortion.

How can I do this? Because unlike many of the evangelical Religious Right, the Catholic position on life is a total one. Again, turn to Pope Francis’ words: life must be protected at every stage of development.

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11
Jun
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Poor child. The consequences of horrific police brutality

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Vile, disgusting, racist scumbag

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The racist been fired. Life comes at you fast

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Damn. Of course, when police brutality of minorities in England is taken into account, British and American cops have a lot to answer for

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10
Jun
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Thank you, President Obama for being a leader on important issues

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Not surprising. Impotent white tears. *rolls eyes*

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“Administrative leave” is code for, let’s wait until it all dies down

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But of course; harm Black children, get to wiggle out of the hands of justice and keep your pension

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Bravo, Kyemah!

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02
Jun
15

Another Tweet Or Two

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Thank you, President Obama

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08
Apr
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama waves during his arrival on Air Force One, at Norman Manley International Airport in Palisadoes, Jamaica

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Barack Obama, Yvette D. Clarke

President Barack Obama accompanied by Rep. Yvette D Clarke, D-NY, step from Air Force One

Barack Obama, Portia Simpson-Miller

U.S. President Obama gets a hug from  from Jamaica's Prime Minister Simpson Miller as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston

President Barack Obama is greeted by Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

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Black people must be wondering if there is any positive in calling the cops if they need help; it just might result in them getting killed by the same people sworn to protect and serve

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If a video hadn’t emerged, these lies would have been believed by some in the public that still 100% trusts cops. Walter Scott didn’t struggle with the cop for his taser. The cop planted it by his dead body after murdering him

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