Nascar > Planned Parenthood

6 Apr

Are you serious? I'd like to hear them justify this one.

Via The Campanil. “On February 18th, the US House of Representatives voted to withdraw federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The withdraw amount in total, if it passes in the Senate, will reduce the organization’s budget by $363 million dollars.

The measure is part of a larger bill to cut government spending — strangely, among the programs which did not receive cuts that day was NASCAR, the largest sanctioning body of stock car racing in the United States. Yes, really.

A bill proposed by Minnesota Democratic Representative Betty McCollum would have stopped the Army’s annual $7 million sponsorship of NASCAR, paid for by taxpayer dollars.  However, the Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly against it.

Apparently health services for low-income, uninsured women is less of a basic human right than high speed car races.

The Campanil Staff feels that cuts for Planned Parenthood in conjunction with the decision to continue to federally fund NASCAR is one of many examples showing the often mixed up priorities of our country’s government.  The billions of dollars spent on the continuation of the “War on Terror” while the nation’s schools suffer enormous budget slashes comes to mind pretty quickly.”

I think I might be sick. Read the article for yourself here.

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One Response to “Nascar > Planned Parenthood”

  1. Dick Patterson April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I Am Charli is a blog by Vanessa Charles, she is a former student of mine and one powerful smart woman. She is a feminist and I support her in every way. I believe in freedom for everybody. Almost every time a law is passed someone’s freedom is impinged. I support a woman’s right of power over her body because I want power over my body. Freedom of choice is all about freedom for all of us.

    I am not a religious person and I will defend the right for anyone to choose their religion or to not follow any faith. I do think it takes a lot of ego for anyone to say they know what God wants or does not want.

    Government has no place to pass any laws about what any of us do with our body. As a population we all need to keep our noses out of other people’s lives. If women loose the right to choose, you may be next to have your rights taken away. I am 100% percent in favor of freedom for all people. Yes, that does include a woman’s right to choose.

    Kind of funny that so many men want to take the right to choose away. Maybe they should not have the right to have sex!

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