Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pro-lifers going after Altmire

I received a phone call last night about a rally to support women and girls at Jason Altmire's office this afternoon.  They didn't tell me, of course, that it was a pro-life group that was going to protest his vote against defunding Planned Parenthood

I wonder how many people who understand that Planned Parenthood actually supports women and girls, and thought that the rally was to support his vote were fooled into going.  It could make for a fun event.

Planned Parenthood does a lot of good for their low income clients.  It provides health care services that they could not otherwise afford such as helping women have safe and healthy pregnancies.  You don't believe me?  Take the words of none other than Dick Scaife, the owner of the right wing newspaper the Tribune Review:  Don't defund Planned Parenthood. His passionate appeal is a lot better than anything I can say.

If you want to get rid of Planned Parenthood, remove the reason for their existence by supporting health care reform and making sure it is fully implemented.  Most people don't put two and two together, but the reason we need places like Planned Parenthood is because most of their clients can't afford health care on their own.

I got another phone call last week, and supported Planned Parenthood with a donation.


Anonymous said...

It might have been for the counter rally by Planned Parenthood:


Mike said...

That makes more sense.

The link I saw this morning was http://liveaction.org/blog/women-speak-out-defund-planned-parenthood-bus-tour-launch/