Friday, March 17, 2006
Poor folks: No birth control for you in MO
Forget the fact that even some lawmakers who described themselves as "pro-life," said it was illogical for MO anti-abortion lawmakers to deny money for contraception to low-income people who use public health clinics, b/c when all is said and done it comes done to this for these freaks: "If you hand out contraception to single women, we're saying promiscuity is OK as a state, and I am not in support of that," said Repub Rep Susan Phillips. "It's going to have the opposite effect of what the intention is, which will be more unwanted pregnancies and more abortions," said Dem Rep Kate Meiners. "The other alternative is for low-income women to give birth to more children, which is only likely to drive up the state's costs to provide services to them", said Dem Rep Melba Curls. Of course all of those bad repercussions will happen, but since when do Repukes care? Missouri stopped providing money for family planning and women's health srvces when the GOP gained control of both chambers of the Legislature in 03... women, families, and children be damned.