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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 06:01 PM

Senate Republicans accidentally promote abortion

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer July 31 at 10:25 AM

Senate Republicans this week, teeming with righteous indignation, introduced S. 1881, “a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood of America.” Here’s a better name for it: the Abortion Promotion Act of 2015.

No doubt the authors of the legislation think that anything that hurts Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions, would further the pro-life cause. But their proposal — defunding all Planned Parenthood operations in retribution for secret videos showing the group’s officials discussing the sale of fetal organs — would do far greater harm to fetuses than anything discussed in the videos.

There already is a ban on federal funding of abortion, with rare exceptions, at Planned Parenthood or anywhere else. The federal funds Senate Republicans propose taking away from Planned Parenthood are used largely to provide women with birth control. And because there simply isn’t a network of health-care providers capable of taking over this job if Planned Parenthood were denied funding, this would mean hundreds of thousands of women, if not millions, would over time lose access to birth control.

Take away women’s contraceptives, and a greater number of unintended pregnancies — and abortions — would inevitably result.

Consider: Of the 4.6 million people who receive care annually under Title X, the federal family-planning grant program, 1.7 million of them go to Planned Parenthood – and two thirds of women leave with some form of contraception. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and other authors of the Senate legislation claim that other providers in the family-planning network will pick up the slack. But Clare Coleman, president of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, says that’s nonsense.


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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 06:06 PM

1. Well yes, but remember, they want to do away with birth control and criminalize women who

have sex without their permission.

Largely because said women wont have sex with them, so they want to criminalize them having sex with anyone.

I see it as a physical attack on the lives of all the women in my life, I want to respond accordingly.

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