Planned Parenthood Memphis

Honestly, I find this so disheartening I can’t even think too much about it. And to see Ron Ramsey gloating about it on Twitter literally made me want to throw up. It is the case now that, if you are poor and you need certain types of health care, you have to get it from the Christians. You have to go to church to get it.

And they don’t have to provide all the kinds of health care you might need because they are a religious organization.

And yet, that’s where you have to go if you can’t afford anywhere else.

And that’s considered a good thing by our state’s administration–forcing people to rely on healthcare from groups that will impose their religious beliefs on the administration of that healthcare.

People will try to tell you that what goes around comes around. But it rarely does. All those men will forever be able to send their wives, daughters, mistresses off to doctors who will give them whatever they need and that will never ever change and they will never lose a night’s sleep over the hypocrisy.

And poor people will suffer.

And women will have to sit here knowing that we don’t have the ability to make legal decisions over our own bodies.

And people will still try to tell me how “nice” Ron Ramsey is or how “thoughtful” Bill Haslam is.

And they won’t understand how it feels to know that you are not quite a legal person. I don’t give a shit how nice and thoughtful either of those men are if they can’t respect my right to my own god damn body.

And yet, they don’t.

So fuck them.

Edited to Add: This.

12 thoughts on “Planned Parenthood Memphis

  1. That makes me sick as well. I wish there was some way to force these men to visit nothing but faith healers (preferably from a faith that they do not themselves practice) every time they need medical care for the rest of their twisted, misogynistic lives.

  2. Aunt B, you neglected to mention that 3 Democrats on the Shelby County Commission, including one who has always been considered the “flaming” liberal, Steve Mulroy, voted for this contract.

    Mulroy is a Catholic, but never before gave any indication that he would let his personal religious beliefs interfere with his political decisions. In fact, he has been a big supporter of LGBT rights. But when it comes to sexually active women, (aka, SLUTS) getting the health care they need, even liberals like Mulroy apparently feel they have to vote like their Sunday school class is watching.

    With “friends” like Steve Mulroy in the Democratic Party, we don’t even need misogysts like Ron Ramsey! Good job putting the “ladies” in their place, Steve!

  3. I keep thinking there has to be a point where people get sick of this shit and rise up. I mean, the OWS actions are great, but you’d think that half the population being shoved into the cellar would raise a bigger stink, at least from that half. Maybe we’ll have to go through a couple centuries of the Republic of Gilead before enough people see this trend as not so good.

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  5. You know, Andy: there’s legal, and then there’s shit that you just throw up on the wall and dare someone to make you clean it off. There’s a little overlap between the two, but I think the latter is how the vast majority of public policy is made now.

  6. Yeah, I think that’s what’s going on here, too. it’s a game of chicken. They think that they can run Planned Parenthood out of business if they defund them. So, as long as the lawsuits take longer than it takes to run Planned Parenthood out of business, they don’t care that it’s eventually going to be found to be a violation of the First Amendment. It’s “legal” until a court tells you it’s not. And that can take a long time.

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