Trump Administration to ban all abortion referrals at tax payer funded health clinics.

By |2019-07-17T10:52:59-08:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Yet another draconain measure attacking women’s’ access to health care. 

Courtesy of The Guardian

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration has announced, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women’s rights groups.

The head of a national umbrella group representing the clinics said the Republican administration is following “an ideological agenda” that could disrupt basic health care for many low-income women.

Ahead of a planned conference on Tuesday with the clinics, the Department of Health and Human Services formally notified them that it will begin enforcing the ban on abortion referrals, along with a requirement that clinics maintain separate finances from facilities that provide abortions.

Another requirement that both kinds of facilities cannot be under the same roof would take effect next year.

The rule is widely seen as a blow against Planned Parenthood, which provides taxpayer-funded family planning and basic healthcare to low-income women as well as abortions that must be paid for separately.

The organization is a mainstay of the federally funded family planning program.

I think that while many of us were distracted by Trump’s xenophobia and racism that we almost forgot that first and foremost he is an unapologetic misogynist. 

And of course the fundamentalist Christians support this because the Abrahamic religions were essentially founded to oppress women and keep them in their place. 

Trump and his cronies are simply following a tradition that is thousands of years old. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 18, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Hey here is a novel idea, if you don’t want kids, take the necessarily and extremely simple precautions to not get pregnant!

    Simple right?

    • FU July 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

      Rape, Incest @11? Younger? RiggghhhttT.

      • Anonymous July 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

        Huh, must have forgotten that all abortions are due to rape and incest FU.

        And all the rest, well ts just easier to go to the clinic than having your man strap on a rubber in addition to using the pill or an iud.

    • Meghan July 18, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Guess what? Shit happens.

      • Anonymous July 18, 2019 at 11:16 am

        That is right, and responsible people do everything to stop shit from happening, and if it does anyways, then they are prepared to deal with it, not ask someone else to pay for it. This argument should be embarrassing for you. Time for personal responsibility. This is not a moral argument BTW, some woman decides to get 3 abortions every year, go for it, just don’t have me pay for it and disguise it as necessary healthcare.

        • Up yours July 19, 2019 at 11:02 am

          You just gave a textbook moral argument. Fuck you.

  2. K-Yjell July 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/18/raise-the-wage-act.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/18/mitch-mcconnell-is-the-most-hated-senator-in-america.html

    “Kentucky voters disapprove of the senator by a margin of 50% to 36% making him the least popular senator. McCONnell is also the least popular senator with just independents and the seventh least popular Republican among Republican voters.”

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