At the very least, anyone who wants to go to a Planned Parenthood has to face an army of belligerent white men. I’m sure someone would say, “Well, that’s just the price you have to pay for low-cost health care!” or “Why don’t you suck it up?” but the thing is, that army of white men keeps on trucking and screaming and yelling keeps doing it because they know that, like a drip drip drip of water on a boulder, they will eventually wear down the will of people to deal with that shit for a goddamned Pap smear. This is to say nothing of the fact that it often doesn’t stop at yelling and sign-waving. Like today’s news from Wisconsin, it extends to acts of terrorism. It’s not hysteria to point out the number of clinic bombings that have occurred in the past two decades, or the fact that just the existence of such threats deters medical professionals from learning how to perform abortions or work at a Planned Parenthood. The simple fact is that the terrorism of the right-wing fringe works. That’s why they keep doing it. We should all have the right of being able to walk to a non-profit health care center without fearing for our bodily integrity and our lives. No one should have to wear a bullet-proof vest to go to work and perform a surgical procedure that is 100% legal. But we don’t have that. That’s a travesty. Even if, for some reason, you are pro-life - no one should be fucking okay with this.
Yeah, if y’all weren’t aware a Planned Parenthood clinic was recently bombed in Wisconsin. No one was hurt, however I am so tired of our politicians and our society not calling these attacks what they are: TERRORISM.
Karen Handel, Komen’s anti-choice VP who led charge to take away grants from Planned Parenthood, has resigned.
Q: I guess I want to know why you think gay parents aren’t as legitimate as heterosexual parents.
KH: Because I don’t.— Interview with Komen VP Karen Handel during her 2010 campaign for governor of Georgia (via icantbelieveitsalawblog)