What year is it?


a repost … a rant

The conservative stance or comments about women, Planned Parenthood, contraceptives, and abortion has been offensive yet enlightening for voters who believe it’s time to give women choice like men have had without interference.  Hopefully,  fact-checking the claims about what Planned Parenthood does for both men and women while considering vasectomies viagra and other enhancements including equipment used by men while they’re at it.

The fact is, some women do not want children, very young women are not ready, working women need time, sadly there are victims of violence who are capable of making their own (personal decisions) plan their families around their personal situations.  We all deserve (free will) to choose whatever reproductive procedure is appropriate for our lives no matter if conservatives believe.  It is the 21st Century, why can’t these conservatives understand that birth control, contraceptives and or possible abortions are a part of a woman’s overall health care is beyond my understanding.   Yet, pro-lifers don’t seem to let facts get in the way because they feel women who have sex and get pregnant should either have the baby or give it up for adoption.  First, the conservative movement that pushes a family values platform on women is political, big government in full effect and should stay out unless a family member or doctor. Second, women should not be the only ones responsible for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies; men need to step up.  Third, conservatives use a broad brush on the topic of women and their health care, specifically when the topic includes reproductive services STOP. Last, the new law or change implemented by President Obama‘s Administration is to offer an option for safe and affordable access to health care services. The idea that folks are against women who pay for all or part of their #ACA should not have reproductive coverage is beyond absurd. I also feel that those in religious organizations that get federal funding need to fall in line or lose the funding and likewise for pharmacists who say their religion keeps them from POS=point of sales, of contraception products seem to contradict the business … excuse me…some are also getting federal funds to do business

I don’t know about you but the reasoning and or rationalization conservative Politicians, constituents or members of Congress use to bash and attack organizations like Planned Parenthood by reciting so-called facts from the internet with a list of falsehoods is embarrassing. The list of questionable information includes silly things like PPH misuses money, funnels money or that PPH only does abortions is just the beginning. I can only say the conservative conspiracy theorists are in full effect. The facts are there; find out by calling Planned Parenthood! They do so much more than just abortions, but that pro-life stance on abortion seems to be the conservative focus filled with misleading information assuming hoping their constituents won’t research their comments.

Thankfully, women who are uninsured, underinsured or who just cannot afford a mainstream doctor can go to Planned Parenthood, which is the first step, then if needed referred to get mammograms at an affiliated clinic with a Planned Parenthood doctor, but Republicans … don’t let the truth get in the way of nasty rhetoric about PPH and women who choose.

Unfortunately, that thing about the Democratic Party wanting to abort black babies is ludicrous.  The Democratic Party has stated that it wants to protect a woman’s right to choose and apply all the Federal laws that exist …period. I was surprised at all the misinformation thrown at viewers by TV hosts and Pundits. I get it, you don’t like abortion, but I suggest that  Republican Leaders would be better off calling out the source or thorn in the side of your Pro-life stance advocates.  It must be tough not to want to use a footnote or source as an absolute from the internet but come up short. If you listen to conservative TV and talk radio you realize most just throw out the facts when it comes to birth control, contraceptives, abortion, and what they all mean to a woman’s health care in general.

Women’s health care has always been a politically charged topic and football.  Women of childbearing years or if indeed pregnant were considered or labeled as being a pre-existing condition; an offensive rationalization used by so many in the insurance industry to deny or limit safe and affordable health care.  Because of President Obama, that practice by the insurance industry is no longer acceptable, however, we still need to regulate how insurance industries treat women, our ability to reproduce makes conservatives rise up to engage in hypocrisy on so many levels. I get the disagreement about abortion but Planned Parenthood clinics give men and women other quality accessible safe and affordable health care no matter what form it comes in. Yet, an ideology, a family values platform pushed, debated and voted into law by red-state Republicans has managed to be implemented in some states are trying to dismantle our rights quietly while others have been blocked by the courts

Today, in this 21st Century life, women still have to demand the right to make personal health care choices without political intervention.

Unfortunately, some states have succeeded in shoving the reproductive services issue in a political box with laws that are so archaic you have to wonder what year it is.  The cliché of, “do as we say NOT as we do” keeps coming to my mind every time I hear conservatives or any extremist on the right speak on issues of women’s reproductive rights.  Men’s health care issues unlike women have been treated differently and provided with procedures and enhancement drugs among other things without questions.  Yet, women and in most instances women of colour are being singled out as abortion scarlet’s, abortion abusers, portrayed as something mysterious possibly evil and definitely disrespected by some extreme folks from the right who do not seem to understand that birth control, contraceptives and abortion are all a part of a women’s health care no matter what race or economic background.

 Freedom Fighters ….believe in

#TheRightToChooseMatters

History … December 7


1431 – In Paris, Henry VI of England was crowned King of France.

1732 – The original Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) was opened.

1787 – Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. constitution becoming the first of the United States.

1796 – John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United States.

1836 – Martin Van Buren was elected the eighth president of the United States.

1889 – The first of 554 performances of “The Gondoliers” took place.

1907 – At London’s National Sporting Club, Eugene Corri became the first referee to officiate from inside a boxing ring.

1925 – Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play “Tarzan” in several movies.

1926 – The gas operated refrigerator was patented by The Electrolux Servel Corporation.

1941 – Pearl Harbor, located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese warplanes. The attack resulted in the U.S. entering into World War II.

1946 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta killed 119 people. It was America’s worst hotel fire disaster. The hotel founder, W. Frank Winecoff, was also killed in the fire.

1971 – Libya announced the nationalization of British Petroleum’s assets.

1972 – Apollo 17 was launched at Cape Canaveral. It was the last U.S. moon mission.

1972 – Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant. The man was then shot and killed by her bodyguards.

1974 – President Makarios returned to Cyprus after five months in exile.

1980 – General Antonio Ramlho Eanes was reelected president of Portugal. His right-wing opposition was thrown into disarray by the death of Premier Francisco Sa Carneiro in a plane crash.

1982 – Charlie Brooks Junior, a convicted murderer, became the first prisoner in the U.S. to be executed by injection, at a prison in Huntsville, TX.

1983 – Madrid, Spain, an Aviaco DC-9 collided on a runway with an Iberia Air Lines Boeing 727 that was accelerating for takeoff. The collision resulted in the death of all 42 people aboard the DC-9 and 51 on the Iberia jet.

1987 – Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time. He had come to the U.S. for a Washington summit with U.S. President Reagan.

1987 – 43 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a fellow passenger and the two pilots aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner.

1988 – An estimated 25,000 people were killed when a major earthquake hit northern Armenia in the Soviet Union. The quake measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale.

1988 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced the reduction of the number of Soviet military troops by half a million.

1989 – East Germany’s Communist Party agreed to cooperate with the plan for free elections and a revised constitution.

1992 – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Mississippi abortion law which, required women to get counseling and then wait 24 hours before terminating their pregnancies.

1993 – Six people were killed and 17 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train.

1993 – Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary revealed that the U.S. government had conducted more than 200 nuclear weapons tests in secret at its Nevada test site.

1993 – Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggested that the U.S. government study the impact of drug legalization.

1995 – A probe sent from the Galileo spacecraft entered into Jupiter’s atmosphere. The probe sent back data to the mothership before it was presumably destroyed.

1996 – The space shuttle Columbia returned from the longest-ever shuttle flight of 17 days, 15 hours and 54 minutes.

1998 – The U.N. evacuated 14 peacekeepers that were trapped by fighting between army and rebel forces in central Angola.

1998 – U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of President Clinton over 1996 campaign financing.

1999 – A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a former convict in the 1995 disappearance of atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair.

2002 – In Amsterdam, Netherlands, two Van Gogh paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum. The two works were “View of the Sea st Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.” On July 26, 2004, two men were convicted for the crime and were sentenced to at least four years in prison each.

2002 – In Mymensingh, Bangladesh, four movies theaters were bombed within 30 minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were injured.

2003 – A 12-inch by 26-inch painting of a river landscape and sailing vessel by Martin Johnson Heade was sold at auction for $1 million. The painting was found in the attic of a suburban Boston home where it had been stored for more than 60 years.