Frank makes no mention that he talked to any entity that might have given him Planned Parenthood's perspective -- and he writes as if he may not have even reviewed the unedited version of the Center for Medical Progress' video.
Republican candidates convened last night for the first debates of the 2016 campaign. The presidential hopefuls disagreed on all but one topic: the controversy over the recent release of an undercover video with Planned Parenthood.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
"Big pharma is going to squeal like a stuck pig, but I will wrestle those bloated lobbyists into submission just like I did with the unions," Governor Scott Walker told This Reporter as we toured a factory in Milwaukee that formerly made tractor parts and now uses undocumented Mexican immigrants to manufacture chastity belts.
In the spirit of an informed public debate, I have one question that I would like to have asked tonight, even if does not provoke a meaningful reply.
When will we stop trying to control how and when women can reproduce? It's about time for governments to stop interfering with a woman's right to determine how to manage her most precious gift, the ability to bring new life into the world.
It was hard enough to get the right to vote and own property and make decisions about our own bodies. Now we seriously have to defend the idea that "women's health issues" are important enough to merit 0.0001 percent of the federal budget?
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To the senators from the many states of denial, YOUR health is at stake. Aging senators (their median age is 61) should consider how much their own personal health may depend on fetal tissue and stem cell research. Our understanding of various diseases resulting in dementia, blindness, or other disabilities has expanded in part because of research done on donated fetal tissue.
I learned that decisions women make about our reproductive health aren't about death, but about life. Whether we are faced with an unintended pregnancy, or when a wanted pregnancy goes heartbreakingly wrong, we are simply trying to live the life we want for ourselves and our families.
Feeding outrage against the evil, outside world serves a noble purpose in our bounded sets -- if there be lions out there, better to keep our walls high. But, though we get the comfort of feeling righteous, we pay the cost of unease, of perpetually being stirred-up. In a world of outrage, our systems stay in some level of constant high-alert.
As a father of two young girls, who wonder aloud why their nation has never seen fit to entrust the presidency to a women, I recognize the historic important of Clinton's candidacy.
Calling to defund Planned Parenthood is calling to prevent low-income women from getting lifesaving cancer screenings. It's calling to prevent HIV testing, well-woman exams, and other basic medical services. No matter how you cut it, it's an attack on the health and well-being of women.
history and search for a direction to a better future for our country. The choice is clear, and it is ours. We cannot continue down this dead end road to economic ruin.
Make no mistake: a vote against Planned Parenthood is a vote against women's access to basic health care. But apparently some politicians prefer to get in bed with the violent fringe of the anti-abortion movement rather than have the support of women or millennial voters.
I didn't think about it. I never had to think about it, having never carried an unwanted pregnancy. For me, the pro-Life movement was simple, uncomplicated, pretty and sanitized as a small silver ornament.