|What Bristol is doing while Nancy French attacks people using her name.|
I don't like to see women objectified so I skipped it. (Is anybody buying that?)
But anyhow as it turns out one of the hosts, Vanessa Williams (Who was robbed of her own Miss America crown after an ex-boyfriend released nude photos of her to Penthouse magazine), asked Miss Tennessee a question about Planned Parenthood funding.
Miss Tennessee, responded with this:
"I don’t think Planned Parenthood funding should be cut off. The $500 million that gets given to Planned Parenthood every single year goes to female…care. It goes for scanning for cancers, it goes for mammograms…and if we don’t give that funding to Planned Parenthood, those women will be out of health care for reproductive causes.”
Well now she did it.
In response there was the predictable backlash from the Right.
Which of course mean that Nancy French cannot be far behind.
And oh is SHER pissed!
Courtesy of Brancy's blog under the headline "Miss Tennessee Tells Planned Parenthood’s Lies on the Miss America Stage":
There are so many things wrong with this, where do I even begin?
First, Planned Parenthood does not preform mammograms. Not a single Planned Parenthood clinic offers mammograms! (To be fair, sure why not, Miss Tennessee IS incorrect about the mammograms. However if you visit the Planned Parenthood website you will see that THEY don't claim to provide them either. And they are in no way responsible for people misinterpreting that fact.) So many articles and fact-checkers have debunked this myth yet still Planned Parenthood supporters keep proclaiming it as fact. It’s just not true!
Secondly, Miss Tennessee has bought in, hook line and sinker, to Planned Parenthood’s main talking point that women won’t be able to get health care if Planned Parenthood were to close. Again, this is a lie! The Alliance Defending Freedom released a super helpful map recently that shows that for every 1 Planned Parenthood Clinic there are 20 other women’s health facilities that do not perform abortions and are ready to provide healthcare to women in need! (Of course many of them provide misinformation in order to scare women away from birth control and the Morning After pill, not to mention perfectly legal abortion services, but why quibble?)
Finally, the question that judge Vanessa Williams asked Miss Tennessee shows just how biased the media and Hollywood is on this issue! She made no mention at all of the horrific undercover footage of Planned Parenthood selling murdered baby parts which started the whole funding debate in the first place! (Okay well at this point I am going to imagine that everybody reading here already knows that those videos that French is citing are highly edited bullshit.) Instead, she chose to push her agenda through a clearly leading and partisan question, with complete disregard for context or truth! (Translation: "Disregard for context or truth as WE see it!")
It makes me so angry that women who are supposed to represent the best of America use this platform as a way to push the lies of Planned Parenthood and demonize those of us who truly want to protect the rights of women – both unborn baby girls and their mothers!
You know I reread Miss Tennessee's answer a couple more times, and I fail to see where she is "demonizing" anyone.
I mean it's not like she called anybody a liar, or referred to anybody as biased, or accused an organization of illegally profiting from the sale of "murdered baby parts."
Now THAT would be demonizing someone.
The facts are that Planned Parenthood is an organization that helps millions of women and men, and the ENTIRE reason they are under attack is because the Right Wing formulated a plan to misrepresent themselves to obtain video, which they then doctored to create a narrative, and are now using as an attempt to undermine and ultimately outlaw legal abortions in this country.
And Nancy French is a frustrated moralist who has to pose as the unwed, numerously impregnated, daughter of a formerly infamous politician in order to get people to even read the shit that she writes.