Sunday, March 9, 2014

Richards: Planned Parenthood will fight for women's rights

Anyone believing that Marty Jackley isn't politically motivated and not spying on South Dakotans is delusional.
The State of South Dakota has spent $170,000 in taxpayer money since 2011 defending a single anti-choice law, according to new figures from the state attorney general obtained by RH Reality Check. The amount is based on the number of hours that staff attorneys in South Dakota’s Office of the Attorney General have spent working on HB 1217, a bill linked to controversial lawyer Harold Cassidy. The tab for defending South Dakota’s HB 1217 could balloon. Already this year, spending has occurred at a far higher rate than in the previous three years. And when the attorney general was asked in 2011 to estimate how much it could cost to defend HB 1217, the figures ranged from $1.75 million to $4.15 million, according to a document obtained by RH Reality Check. The higher figure contains a $1.75 million contingency to cover Planned Parenthood’s costs, in the event that Planned Parenthood wins the litigation. [ Sharona Coutts, RH Reality Check]

Crackers and wasicu aren't breeding anymore.

Comes this from Irin Carmon writing in Salon:
We are in a moment of partial Republican self-examination, in which certain party reformers are facing the fact that there just aren’t enough white voters to keep them in power — a demographic problem! And every conversation about how allegedly unsustainable Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are, for one reason or another, mainstreams the pressure to radically cut its benefits or reshape it to the whims of the market. What better way to reclaim the narrative, to change the subject from the inconvenient autonomy of women, than to claim that all of this contracepting is bringing on the decline of America for all?
Progressives aren't mourning the population growth of American Indians, African-Americans, Asians, and Latinos who are producing offspring at higher rates than European-Americans are. To the contrary: evolution relies on diversity.

Rich women have full reproductive freedom while women at middle and lower income levels experience chilling effects on their rights. South Dakota's repeated attempts to restrict access to medical care is not only mean-spirited, it's discriminatory anti-choice extremism.
Cara Hetland interviewed Avera Health Services representatives on Bill Janklow's idea of public radio in a discussion of access to rural health care. Women's reproductive health did not come up although a listener submitted this question:

"Does rural health include open access to full reproductive services to women?"

Red states insist that private enterprise provides the best health care yet Planned Parenthood is discriminated against in favor of mega-hospitals like Avera.

Cecile Richards, chair of Planned Parenthood addressed an audience in Butte:
Richards, the daughter of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, was in town Saturday for a fundraiser for U.S. senate candidate John Walsh. “This is about women’s health care that women deserve, like breast cancer screenings,” added Taylor, “and it’s about young single mothers who can’t afford health care.” Planned Parenthood of Montana enrolls women in health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act. Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer and wife Nancy hosted the event, which drew about 60 Planned Parenthood supporters, including Walsh’s opponent, Dirk Adams. [Renata Birkenbuel, Montana Standard]
From Good Health:
Here's how it works: Pronto's packaging doubles as an applicator. Users just need to hold the package level over the penis, crack it in half, slip it on, and discard the applicator in one quick motion.
Wow, as if men need faster sex....
A new app measures how long people last in bed, along with other sex indicators to determine who is having the most and longest sex around the nation. New Mexico is the place to be for marathon sessions between the sheets.
Interim Senator John Walsh (D-MT) has lashed out at earth hater Steve Daines calling the GOP a purveyor of a cruel ideology.

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