Women’s health is certainly getting a lot of attention these days, dragged out like a relic of the seventies and put on display by the left. I am absolutely appalled by the blazing hypocrisy and rampant dishonesty going on here. First, and let me type this very slowly: a. fetus. is. not. a. disease. What is difficult to understand about that? A pregnancy is not cancer, it’s not terminal, in fact, it’s not a disease of any kind. Why do liberals insist on treating pregnancy as a “punishment” and an illness? I suppose for the same reason they treat individual freedom and personal liberty like a pox on their ability to control every aspect of our lives.
Again, we are being railroaded and BS’d out of any debate, and I’m frankly getting pretty upset with republicans these days, too. Why do they just sit there and let the left tell these vicious, malicious lies? Not only is not wanting the government to take over healthcare the same thing as supporting slavery and denying women the right to vote, but opposing the taxpayer having to pay for abortions is akin to rolling back the calendar and opposing any progress made in “women’s health.” Denying tax-payer funded elective (this would not affect cases of rape or incest) abortion does not cut into women’s “choice.” It does not reverse Roe v. Wade. It does not do one thing that is not currently done because women on Medicaid cannot get their abortions paid for by the tax payer. And they should not. What they can get is prenatal care. Prenatal care is about “women’s health.” No one is denying women that. The fact is that abortion is legal in this country, and any woman who gets pregnant can have an abortion. Period. The only thing is that you should not have to pay for it, and as you are among the few left who even pay taxes, that’s important. And if you do want to pay for elective abortions, then donate some cash to Planned Parenthood. Geez, it’s probably even tax deductible (if so, we are paying in a round about way).
You know what really attacks women’s health? Government studies that say that even though mamography saves the lives of women in their forties, women in their forties should not have them. And doctors should not teach women how to do self breast exams. That is a clear cost-cutting, rationing of women’s health care; that is the government telling doctors how to practice medicine and what to say to their patients in the privacy of the doctor’s office (well, there’s a big push to adopt the UK’s classroom cams here, so we’ll probably end up with cameras in the examining room, too, with the government whispering in your doctor’s ear that he should say this and needs to hurry up, time and money’s a’wastin’. I’m not making this up, I saw a vid of some government guy in England telling a teacher to “pause longer” after asking a question, this while the class is going on, no less. How well could you do your job with the government watching your every move and whispering in your ear about what you are doing wrong?). We can currently get mammograms paid for by our insurance, but if this government take-over happens, you can bet your last dollar that we won’t get them paid for by them. Where was the outrage and the comparison to slavery and/or denying women the right to vote then? Oh? Nowhere. And you know why, bad timing, they say, that study shouldn’t have been released when it was or the way it was. It needed to be better explained.
Prenatal care would certainly be covered for women under the government-controlled option (they’d be saving tons of money denying mamograms and pap smears to women, after all), so this hysteria about not wanting public money to go to pay for elective abortions is just that, hysteria. It has zero to do with women’s health. Do people not understand that anything and everything the government does is funded by us? That includes their million dollar congressional budgets, spiffy airports in the middle of nowhere, and once they take over healthcare, every aspect of that. The government makes no money, it has no way to generate cash, and because it is not even the slightest bit accountable, it is willing to spend money that it didn’t earn and that it doesn’t have to pay back like it’s an unlimited fountain of cash. That’s why it’s significant that they keep shrinking the tax paying pool, effectively shutting off the supply of money to that fountain. Why would they keep spending, while at the same time shrinking their means of taking in money? That’s another post for another day, I suppose.
I’m furious about this whole abortion thing, seriously. Why aren’t republican senators and pro-life democrat senators standing up and calling this exactly what it is? Why are they letting this be about “choice” and “women’s health” when it is not. I do not have a choice as to whether I want my tax dollars going to fund someone’s elective abortion (i.e. abortions as birth control). I do not have a choice of which insurance plan I want. Yes, this government takeover means that no one outside of Washington and the uber-rich will retain their private insurance. That is fact. The goal is to drive the evil insurance companies out of business and let the government run everything to do with health–including saying who gets what care, who goes to what doctor, who gets what treatment, and everything related to healthcare, including your income and bank accounts, what you eat, drink, and drive, and how you “treat” the body that the government now owns a stake in, like GM and the banks. If they’re paying for it, we KNOW, they will regulate it to within an inch of . . . your life. Decisions will be made based on what we know from the events of the past month: a fetus is a disease, a matter of women’s health, and breast cancer may kill a lot of women in their forties (just not enough), but not screening saves money.