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Dangerous GOP Bill Wildly Distorts Abortion Care

In response to the House passage of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:

By - Sep 18th, 2015 05:16 pm

“The passage of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act is yet another attempt by my Republican colleagues to undermine the sacred relationship between a woman and her doctor. Much like the recently debunked videos attacking Planned Parenthood, this dangerous piece of legislation does nothing more than criminalize doctors, wildly distort abortion care, and interfere in the practice of medicine.

“Supporters of this extreme bill claim they care about enhancing women’s health, but nothing could be further from reality. The truth is, we could significantly improve health outcomes for women and their children by fully funding Title X – a vital federal program that provides comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services – but conservatives in the House have no interest in doing so.

“Let’s expose this bill for what it really is: a partisan stunt. I can only hope that one day, Republicans will attack poverty with the same fervor used in their ongoing campaign to deny women access to safe and legal abortions. I call on my Senate colleagues to vote down this malicious legislation.”

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11 thoughts on “Dangerous GOP Bill Wildly Distorts Abortion Care”

  1. judyjudy says:

    According to Gwen, everything would be better, if funded by the tax payer! As long as she is spending someone else’s money, it’s not a problem!

  2. Dave says:

    I support the use of my tax dollars to fund comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services for low income women. You’d have to be a real a hole not to.

  3. AG says:

    Dave, I think most people would agree with that state. The only problem is that you consider ending the life of an unborn child as “comprehensive family planning.”

  4. Dave says:

    Yes but that’s really besides the point because I also know it makes up a very small proportion of what they do and that particular procedure is not funded by our tax dollars.

  5. AG says:

    12% of their patients receive abortions. That’s not a small proportion.

    Somewhere around 30 times as many lives are taken by Planned Parenthood than by drunk drivers… yet you want to just say it is beside the point?

    And do you honestly believe that since we fund the rest of Planned Parenthood that it does not affect their ability to perform abortions?

  6. Dave says:

    So if you defund PP, you will eliminate abortions? You people truly are delusional.

  7. Paul says:

    Where does she come up with saying the videos have been debunked.
    Dave, the money for abortions is coming from taxpayers.

  8. Will says:

    The fact that the founder of PP said she hopes to eliminate blacks (and jews and others) from the USA and something like 80% of PP are in black neighborhoods never has sat well with me.

  9. Will says:

    From the founder of Planned Parenthood

    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

  10. Eric S says:

    @Will – Those allegations about Planned Parenthood are blatantly false. Your Margaret Sanger quote is both incorrect and taken out of context. And it is absolutely not true that 80% of PP clinics are in black neighborhoods. In fact, only a little more than 1 in 8 are located in neighborhoods that are at least 25% African-American. If you expand that list to include all abortion providers (not just PP), still approximately 60% are located in majority-white neighborhoods, with fewer than 10% in majority-black neighborhoods.

  11. A busdriver says:

    You men need to keep your noses out of women’s private parts & worry about your own.

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