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Mindful of the clock ticking down to a Trump presidency, the Obama administration issued a final rule on Wednesday to bar states from withholding federal family-planning funds from Planned Parenthood affiliates and other health clinics that provide abortions. The measure takes effect two days before the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: XTexan
Considering our tax dollars DO NOT pay for abortions I don't know why certain Republican states continue to try and deny PP from receiving funds. Those monies go to healthcare and birth control. Many of these states continue to try and screw over American women from receiving much needed healthcare because they put their religious faith first, which is very Un-American. Funny enough, these same Republicans are not what I would consider to actually follow the teachings of Jesus. It's all just a political hack game for them. Funny how conservatives claim to be against gov't regulations but are all for regulating a woman's body.
All of that said, with a Trump/Pence reign I'm sure abortion laws will be greatly affected for the worse. Scary times ahead for America.
originally posted by: Throes
I don't want my tax money paying for someone else's birth control or care. This attempt at socialized health care is expensive enough for my family.
originally posted by: XTexan
a reply to: XTexan
I try not to take sides in the abortion debate. My point though is that through Obama making "laws" (lack of a better word) like this they are opening themselves up to Trump coming in and doing the same.
They have set him and the republicans up to walk in with the power to drone strike civilians while overseas, make decisions on how states can distribute their federal funds.
Obama always made the joke that he had a cell phone and a pen and could get things done without congress.
Now Trump has the cell phone and the pen. And congress...
religious conservatives believes it's a baby at conception because screw science.