Fuck this shit. Fuck it. I know the Dope needs another abortion thread like it needs another person watching Firefly for the first time, but I am in a rage so hard my lovely weekend might be ruined. Where are all those on-the-fence pro-choicers and seemingly sane pro-lifers who swear they are just against certain abortions and would love to see money and resources go towards prevention, birth control and education?
And how will defunding Planned Parenthood cut spending, exactly? DIY abortions with Dollar Tree hangers? More women becoming infertile from untreated STIs? It’s often the only game in town for millions of female and male students, immigrants, the working poor and even moneyed, insured people too scared to go to their family doctor. The only glimmer of a silver lining I can see is that it will jar some people out of complacency, especially all those who recall a time when their life was literally saved because they could turn to a Planned Parenthood.
Let them eat cake? Let them go to a private clinic!