You know, Ohio teabaggers must think we the people are dumb as a litter box full of cat shit.
They obviously think that we don't know how to read...that we cannot comprehend what we read, or that we cannot discern political bullshit and mendacity when they throw it at us.
Kasich's boys have done it again...this time they are making no secret of their utter lack of regard for the women of Ohio.
The misogynistic SOBs of the pro life, right wing GOP have stooped to yet another low in Ohio, by secreting an amendment inside the biennial budget bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.
But they aren't calling it “DEFUNDING,” They say it is an amendment that merely CHANGES the line up as to who and when gets federal funds first. Planned Parenthood has been moved to the bottom of the list by this amendment.
And the geniuses think that will keep the defunding move within constitutional limits. And furthermore that we won't notice their underhanded slight of hand magic tricks if they don't refer to their move as DEFUNDING.
Guess we weren't supposed to notice that the measure was also modeled after the one down in Texas...
You know the one that shutdown all healthcare for poor women of the Lone Star State.
Texas had to shut down the clinics because they lost millions of dollars in federal money that would have been used for preventive care for poor and middle class women. And, so far, they don't have enough state funds to replace the lost federal money to keep the clinics open.
Kasich and company have put Ohio in the same stupid ass position.
Thanks to the pending amendment, here in Ohio, the Buckeye State stands to lose more than $9.8 million in federal funds that are earmarked to help women get preventive health care and family planning services, and you know we don't have the local money either.
In addition, the Ohio amendment eliminates funding for the Violence Against Women Act, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Act, the Infertility Prevention Project, the Minority AIDS/HIV Initiative Program.
Nothing will be funded that smacks of help or family planning services for women..
Face it...we are just shit out of luck. Guess we could do what one of the compassionately conservative lawmaking assholes said on the statehouse floor today....”don't like it catch a bus...”
Make no mistake about it this bill is strictly and completely about the pro birth movement. It's sole intent is to stop legal abortion, preventing women from having choice.
House Bill 487 says and I quote:
“The department of health shall ensure that all funds it receives through the Violence Against Women Act to distribute as grants for the purpose of education and prevention of violence against women are not used to do any of the following:
(1) Perform elective abortions;The Kasich's boys don't give a damn who dies from cancer or AIDS. They don't care who is denied contraception or birth control and is forced into an accidental pregnancy by rape, incest of other means.
(2) Promote elective abortions;
(3) Contract with any entity that performs or promotes elective abortions;
(4) Become or continue to be an affiliate of any entity that performs or promotes elective abortions.”
Even if there is no pregnancy, there is the threat of an STD from unprotected sex. What do you do if you neighbor rapes your little girl and she develops gonorrhea or some such disease.
The women serviced by Planned Parenthood....nearly 80% of them, in fact, fall 150% below the federal poverty level.
Some 60% of all Planned Parenthood services have absolutely nothing to do with family planning....It's just basic preventive health care for women.
If you feel like calling the fool who sponsored this amendment...his name is Ron Amstutz....his number is (614) 466-1474 …
Put this MoFo on blast...Let him know he ain't even cute with this BS.
While you're at it call John boy Kasich too.....who, btw, pays his male employees 56% more than he pays his girls...his number is (614) 466-3555
Um hmmm...no war on women....my ass!