-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
The push by Republicans to deny funding of Planned Parenthood has been justified by citing the abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood. However, the contraceptives provided by Planned Parenthood prevent abortions. Cutting funding for contraception would actually
The Republicans have tried to frame the issue as a fight against abortion. We have discussed how Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor to falsely claim that well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood provides is abortion services, here.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has let the cat out of the bag. It’s not about abortion, it’s about promiscuity.
“Planned Parenthood,” King said gravely, “is invested in promiscuity.”
At least he is honest enough to drop the pretense that the defunding of Planned Parenthood is about abortion.
There has always been a cognitive dissonance from the pro-life camp who see abortion as this great evil and also refuse to support contraception. It has always been about sex. That is the real reason that the pro-life crowd supports abstinence-only as the only form of birth control. It’s about control over a woman’s sexual persona.
It is ironic that the ones who so quickly condemn government intervention in its citizen’s private lives, can so readily support measures that would allow government intrusion in the most personal aspect of human existence.