I wanted to share my opinion today on the budget–THE budget–as in the federal budget that’s slated to cut $38 billion in spending for the year. The fact that the measure was not finalized until the last minute because of funding to Planned Parenthood makes me so furious. The socially conservative, pro-life Republican party eventually caved on their proposal to restrict federal money for family planning.
The irony that the staunchest anti-abortion proponents are right-wing, conservative men should not go unnoticed. I want to laugh when I see these righteous people waving their Bibles, flaunting their morals, and telling other people how they should live their lives. The fact is their daughters and granddaughters are getting knocked up and having abortions. The fact is their sons and grandsons are gay. The fact is these anti-gay political leaders are leading double lives. How many conservatives have been shamefully caught having gay sex? And for them to point their fingers and tell women that we can’t have access to birth control, that we can’t get advice on family planning? Oh yeah, stand by those Christian principles of yours.
I’m all for slashing the budget. Tough times call for fucking tough measures. But consider the consequences. First, you eliminate Planned Parenthood. Next, a woman can’t afford childcare so she can’t get a job. Then, she’s on welfare, but that’s not sustainable because we’re cutting the budget, remember? It all starts at prevention. Prevention as in Planned Parenthood!
This is the land of the free. Free to practice your own faith. Free to stand by your own Christian principles. And free to make choices.