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Saturday, September 12, 2015

From the Rs: Defund Planned Parenthood or we'll shut down the government!


Courtesy of Fastcompany.com.
As the 10th of 11 children, I'm well aware of the struggles of  parents of large families to even provide for the basic needs of their children. And even though my Protestant (fundamentalist) mother firmly believed that every child was numbered in the mind of God, I've a hunch she would have welcomed the advent of birth control pills; I know I welcomed them back in the 1960s after the births of two children, both delivered by C-Section, and the resulting bills my husband and I struggled to pay off.

Now it seems the Rs, as the late Molly Ivins referred to them, are so set on defunding  Planned Parenthood, they're willing to shut down the government if they don't get their way. This letter from the Democratic Governors Association just landed in my inbox:

ONLY 8 DAYS TO STOP TED CRUZ’S OBSESSIVE CAMPAIGN TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD … OR SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!!!

ACT NOW TO SAVE WOMEN’S HEALTH FUNDING: $50,000 NEEDED FOR RAPID RESPONSE NOW. ALL GIFTS DOUBLED >>> CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!
Friends,
If there is ONE THING anti-women extremists like Ted Cruz and the Koch brothers can’t stand, it’s women having the freedom to make their own decisions. They lose their minds.
That’s why Cruz rushed back to Washington from the campaign trail: He’s leading the charge to cut critical funding from Planned Parenthood – spinning his most heinous attacks NOW – and using the threat of a government shutdown to bully his opponents.
RED ALERT: ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT IN SESSION TO PREVENT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.
We need your immediate support to stop these extremists from destroying Planned Parenthood. Please give as much as you can to fight for women’s rights by funding Democratic Action, our grassroots movement to stop Cruz and the Kochs’ cronies from rolling back equality everywhere.
Donors are DOUBLING EVERY DOLLAR we receive for RAPID RESPONSE before midnight, up to $50,000. GIVE NOW TO DEFEND PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND STOP CRUZ’S SHUTDOWN!
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