Scientists explain that family planning is the single most crucial concern for our ever-populating world at the same time that a bill barring Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding in 2012 moves from the House to the Senate. Under threat:
These health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care—and more than 90 percent is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers.
The sense of urgency to this blow to women’s health should be nearly piercing to human senses. In this age of information, we are more aware of our sexual inclinations as members of the animal kingdom. Where once there was room to go forth and multiply. It is crucial that we take stock in our own resources as we navigate a new earth—an earth pregnant with plastic-debris-oceans, pirates’ waters and the business of war.
Planned Parenthood is not the only crucial civil service under fire in the 2012 budget. Congress has proposed to cut nearly seven hundred forty-seven million dollars from the nutrition program for women and children: Changes rammed through the House…would shield greenhouse-gas polluters and privately owned colleges from federal regulators; block a plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay; and bar the government from shutting down mountaintop mines it believes will cause too much water pollution.
Meanwhile, the Army and Air Force are set to fix decals to NASCAR racecars spinning vicious circles, fix decals to make more War. World War Always.
Even MEANER-while, we're learning these days about the true sanctity of pre-conception and gestation through the dolphins :(
PS. I still remember reading an interview with Anne Hathaway (Oscar host) when she starred in The Devil Wears Prada and becoming heart broken when she said she was pro-choice but would never have an abortion. Impressing an entire audience of princess-diarists aside: WHY'S EVERYONE ALWAYS HATING ON A LIFESAVING MEASURE?