If you are pro life you better also be pro universal healthcare, pro free college education, pro public education funding, pro vaccinations, pro adopting to parents who are in the LGBT community, anti death penalty, anti prison planatations, pro clean energy, etc etc etc. Because if you aren’t all of those things and then some you are just pro flinging a child into a life in which they won’t have any of the chances you claim they deserve to have. You are just pro having a child born and then leaving the child to suffer.
There is never a point when the pregnant person’s body stops being theirs. Stop insisting that there is. It’s disgusting. The pregnant person’s body is always theirs. And they can always withdraw consent from ANYONE who would like to use it.
That whole “Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms, therefore they clearly don’t care about women’s health” argument always really made me angry, because it’s this sneaky little anti-choice trick where they take a benign fact about health care, and distort it into a sign of evil, negligence, and wrongdoing.
Mammograms are performed at IMAGING CENTERS. They are not performed at regular outpatient offices. However, you cannot just walk into an imaging center and make an appt for a mammo - you first need an order written by a medical provider. Like, say, your clinician at Planned Parenthood. And that clinician is the person who will call you afterwards with the results and determine an appropriate follow-up plan based on those results.
So no, Planned Parenthood doesn’t perform mammograms. Neither does any other OB/GYN or primary care provider or ANY OFFICE that isn’t an imaging office. That is how health care works. If anti-choicers have a problem with that, then they need to take it up with all of health care.
Good news! Oregon just EXPANDED abortion access, taking a firm stand against Trump’s extreme agenda: http://bit.ly/2i79EmD
“The measure, called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, requires health insurers to provide birth control and abortions without charging a co-pay, and also allocates state funds to provide reproductive health care to non-citizens unable to access Medicaid.
The Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon, which helped write the law, said that the new legislation will not only increase access to abortion, but also birth control and postpartum care for low-income women. It also adds that this is the first legislation in the States to comprehensively address systemic barriers to reproductive health care.