In his latest post, Stacey Campfield is bitching about the Governor wanting to fund Planned Parenthood:
Since the word has gotten out about how the state of Tennessee gives over 1.1 million dollars to Planned Parenthood, the worlds largest abortion provider. Some people have argued that the money will not “directly” go to pay for abortions.
I think most will agree that it does directly fund their organization. To say the money does not help fund abortion would be a little illogical. It would be like saying to a drug addict.
“I am not going to give you money for drugs, but I know you only make $800.00 a month so I am going to pay all your other expenses for you. You go do with the $800.00 what ever you want.”
If the addicts priority beyond their daily expenses is drugs and their are no limits on how the addict spends their now free money, it is ludicrous to think that the extra $800.00 that is suddenly freed up is going to go into the collection pot at church. It is most likely to go do what the addicts other priority is. Drugs.
In the case of Planned Parenthood that other priority is killing babies.
Of course, since Campfield isn’t poor and doesn’t have a uterus, he never has to sit around wondering whether he can afford his yearly Pap smear–a test provided by Planned Parenthood. He never has to choose between getting his yearly gynecological exam and getting groceries–an exam Planned Parenthood makes available to women no matter what their ability to pay. If Campfield is afraid he has an STD, he can afford to have his doctor test for it. Many of us aren’t so lucky and Planned Parenthood, again, makes these tests available to women no matter what their ability to pay.
But, you know, the good thing about Campfield is that he makes the worst impulses of the anti-abortion crowd obvious. He would rather poor women die of cancer or suffer from easily treatable STDs than have access to the kinds of services Planned Parenthood provides.
How is this “pro-life”?
I have no idea. Facilitating the suffering and deaths of poor women just because you think abortions are wrong (even though many of the women who need Planned Parenthood’s services never avail themselves of the abortion services) seems pretty pro-death to me.
Imagine any other context in which a politician said, “Well, because I think it’s wrong that your doctor performs a procedure, even though it’s legal, even though you don’t want or need it, I don’t think he should be allowed to give you any medical care.”
I’d hope folks would be outraged.
I started to e-mail you yesterday to make sure you didn’t miss that one, but I wasn’t sure if you are planning to stay on the Stacey X posting moratorium or not. However, that one was so ridiculous and misinformed anyway it was certainly worth coming out of a moratorium for!!!
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It is, in my opinion, that the govn’t should not be the ones allowed to make this “life altering” decision. They don’t know the circumstance of the pregnancy… (i.e rape, birth control failer, financial situation, or health, to name a few.) As a woman, this is my right and it is between my God and myself. They need to focus on something worth fighting for like education, homelessness, or health care. Stop waisting my hard earned tax money on theory!!!
I am outraged, of course. But I am also just so distracted by all the grammatical problems (let alone logical ones) that I can hardly read what you’ve excerpted from him. Is there a civil service test one must pass to run for office and shouldn’t it have a writing sections on it so that we know whether or not people we might vote for can convey their ideas adequately?
I think he should be haunted by the ghost of Margaret Sanger. He probably doesn’t even know who she is.
Oh my. Ok, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I will and maybe Campy should do the same…I didn’t know who Margaret Sanger was, so I Googled her. This is what I found:
This makes sense to me, and I would think it should to any Pro-lifer who has an issue with Planned Parenthood.
Tennessean article on this issue today – “Health Department spokeswoman Andrea Turner said the department doesn’t provide the level of services offered by Planned Parenthood.”