Normally, I would never use my photo blog to voice my opinions on politics. This blog is dedicated to my photographic work that I create on an everyday level, as opposed to work that may be selected for my website exclusively. But this is just absurd.
Susan G. Komen, has released plans to cut off all funding support for Planned Parenthood as of the first of the year. May I mention, that the funding designated for Planned Parenthood are solely for the use of breast cancer screenings. They are claiming that Planned Parenthood is misusing the funds provided by the Komen Foundation. However, right-wing congressman, Cliff Sterns is against Planned Parenthood simply because he is pro-life and is leading this bullshit investigation. He is also wasting our tax dollars in the process! Now I ask, what the fuck does abortion and breast cancer have to do with each other???
I take personal offense to this choice, because I am a 28-year-old woman without health insurance, and places like Planned Parenthood make it possible for women like me to keep up on my female health. Last year alone, Planned Parenthood was responsible for over 700,000 breast cancer screenings. That is a lot of women who will be unable to get regular breast cancer screenings, and may become more susceptible to breast cancer in the future. That is a devastating thought, especially because a foundation that devotes its life to ending breast cancer is the cause of such devastation.
What is even more outrageous, is that pro-life supporters consider this a victory! So, I pose this question, how is it that groups who claim to be “pro-life” are celebrating that over 700,000 women will go without breast exams, and because of it, are more likely to die of breast cancer??? This is a fact that has been stated by the Cancer Association of America. So, clearly they only care about the death of a fetus, and not the death of a woman without health insurance. See, I think that is fucked up, and it doesn’t make any sense. Either be 100 percent pro-life or don’t. Sorry assholes, life is life, whether it’s a fetus or a Latino women, or a 28-year-old white woman, like me. It has no fucking race or color. But these right-wing groups seem to be really good at putting all of us in our own little place. And they claim to know sooooo much about what Planned Parenthood is about, in quoting a republican senator from Arizona “You don’t go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol checked, but you do go there to get an abortion. Which is well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.” When the fact of the matter is, abortions make up about 3 percent of the services that Planned Parenthood offers as a whole. Moron!!!
So, having that said, love your boobies, and support Planned Parenthood in this inexplicable decision to leave low-income women out in the cold. To see more on this story, visit www.democracynow.org.
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