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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 AM

Republican agenda: 400,000 more abortions a year and increases in Medicaid-related costs..

reposting this,
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1045195
with a more compelling title..


nytimes: Republicans vs. Women [View all]

Even with a persistent gender gap in a presidential election year, House Republicans have not given up on their campaign to narrow access to birth control, abortion care and lifesaving cancer screenings. Far from it.

A new Republican spending proposal revives some of the more extreme attacks on women’s health and freedom that were blocked by the Senate earlier in this Congress. The resurrection is part of an alarming national crusade that goes beyond abortion rights and strikes broadly at women’s health in general.

These setbacks are recycled from the Congressional trash bin in the fiscal 2013 spending bill for federal health, labor and education programs approved by a House appropriations subcommittee on July 18 over loud objections from Democratic members to these and other provisions.

The measure would bar Planned Parenthood’s network of clinics, which serve millions of women across the country, from receiving any federal money unless the health group agreed to no longer offer abortion services for which it uses no federal dollars — a patently unconstitutional provision. It would also eliminate financing for Title X, the effective federal family-planning program for low-income women that provides birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and testing for sexually-transmitted diseases. Without this program, some women would die, and unintended pregnancies would rise, resulting in some 400,000 more abortions a year and increases in Medicaid-related costs, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a leading authority on reproductive health.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/opinion/republicans-vs-women.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:06 AM

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:38 AM

2. K & R

Thanks, G_j. I missed the first posting you linked to.

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:42 AM

3. thanks, though I guess my "more compelling" title didn't quite do it...

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:32 PM

4. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Republicans do not care about families or children.

If they did - women's health wouldn't be an issue - but the only thing they really seem to care about is the almighty dollar.

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