In an effort to preserve his modestly popular image as the “reasonable” alternative to the sheer and unvarnished lunacy of other 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill to take away all government funding from Planned Parenthood in Ohio.
The bill chops out $1.3 million in funding from Ohio’s health department, most of which goes to HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and preventing violence against women.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE CALLED KASICH THE MODERATE BECAUSE HE DOESN’T TALK ABOUT WALLS AND EVIL “MOOSLIMS,” BUT THEY ARE WRONG. HE’S A STEALTHY EVIL WHILE THE OTHERS ARE OPEN ABOUT IT.
The idea of cutting funding to Planned Parenthood isn’t new. Ever since the fake Planned Parenthood videos came out, Republicans have accused them of every evil that exists – whether there is evidence that supports it or not.
Defunding Planned Parenthood has resulted in catastrophic failures in other states where it has been done. Indiana decided to declare war on Planned Parenthood and soon after an explosion of HIV occurred in the state – one of the largest ones to happen anywhere.
Texas followed the same playbook and unwanted pregnancies skyrocketed as a result. Not only are more women having children they did not want to have, but the fact 1 in 3 women in the state have NO health insurance puts an incredibly expensive burden on welfare programs and medical services in the state. Texas literally caused a higher cost to itself and its taxpayers by declaring war on women and Planned Parenthood. Upwards of 24,000 unplanned births happened between 2014 and 2015 as a result with similar projections bound to happen in the future every year.
Republicans are consigning women, particularly minority women with fewer options, to greater risks of cancer, unwanted pregnancy, dependence on social safety nets, social immobility, and premature death. Don’t call them “pro-life.” They are “pro-forced birth,” because the life they force women to live until they deny it to them with early deaths for lack of healthcare coverage, is a sin.