Saturday, October 03, 2015

Elizabeth Warren reveals what's behind the Republican's agenda when they attack Planned Parenthood.

Courtesy of CNS News: 

Warren said the debate in Congress isn’t about videos but about giving women access to health care services, including abortion. 

“What this is really about is about women’s access to abortion,” Warren said. “And even though not one federal dollar goes to pay from abortions through Planned Parenthood, the Republicans want to find one more way to make it harder, to make it impossible, for a woman who is facing one of the most difficult decisions of her life. 

“They want to find a way to make it harder on her to get the health care she needs, and all I can say is we’ve been in that world before,” Warren said. 

“When I talk about 1955, I’m talking about a world where women died,” Warren said. “I’m talking about a world where women committed suicide rather than go forward with a pregnancy they could not handle, and what the Republicans are saying is they want to go back, and I want to make it clear we are not going back - not now, not ever.”

Holy crap!

Now see THAT is the kind of fire that we need from our Democratic politicians on this issue.

Hell this is the kind of fire we need from our Democratic politicians on EVERY issue.

I swear every time I hear Warren speak I wonder why she is not running for president. Because this woman is freaking amazing!


  1. "I wonder why she is not running for president." Hmm. Maybe she is? The smart way?

    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Don't forget there are 2 sides to every story...
      Here is how Sarah spent her evening last night
      at a Pro-life fundraiser...

    2. Anonymous9:49 AM

      Anonymous 9:40 wrong link...
      Here you go...

    3. Anonymous11:40 AM

      Oh good grief, Palin is wearing the Belmonts' on top and her "slip" on the bottom.

      When Palin came out, the announcer kissed her, blew in her ear and she said, "Thanks for the refill."

    4. Anonymous1:42 PM

      That woman (Palin) is utterly despicable.

  2. Anonymous9:36 AM

    It's not even about abortion, it's about sex. Because let's face it, they don't want women to have access to birth control either.
    So they don't want women to have sex (sluts!!) and if they do, suffer the consequences in poverty. Because expect no assistance once that child is born. (Moochers!!)
    Men? Well you know, men do what men do, so why would they have to pay?

    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      I disagree. These Christofacist Republican men want women to have sex but only when they say so and the women can't enjoy it. And if they get pregnant it's God's will. But it isn't even about sex, it's about power. Birth control gives women the power and control over their own bodies. They can have sex without the fear of a pregnancy. if women were to tell these impotent, still in colonial America men, that hey, u can have sex, but no Viagra, all hell would break loose.

    2. Anonymous11:18 AM

      I agree: it's about power. You see it so clearly in the polygamy world: If you can get those girls (and I mean early teens) pregnant with a baby or two, no education, they are a lot less powerful, a lot less able to do what THEY want.

    3. Anonymous11:21 AM

      And let's remember to say "pro-choice" and "anti-choice." No one is FOR abortion or AGAINST life. Why should anyone feel they can interfere with MY legal, medical choices? Why should they want to?

    4. Leland12:44 PM


      Oh please! "The polygamy world"? That's WAY too broad. Now, if you make that the religious, FORCED polygamy world, then you have something with which I can agree.

  3. Warren is amazing. Forget the presidency----maybe in a couple more cycles as a senator I could see her on SCOTUS. She would be an impeccable judge and her progressiveness is what we need on the court.

    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Right on, Angela. Chief Justice Warren.

    2. Preceded on the court by Justice Obama.

  4. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Good Read.

  5. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Warren blows me away each time I see her. I can totally trust her smarts, education, experience, and freedom from corruption. Ditto Bernie. UNLIKE all of the GOP.

    Thank you for posting this Mr. G. Let's support her in every possible way.

  6. I am so tired of people having to say, "It's one of the most difficult decisions a woman can make." It's not. It's really not. Maybe for some women, but most women know if they can handle a pregnancy and raise a child or not. Most of the time there's no real conflict about what they should do. The conflict may be about how to obtain what they need, but dammit, it's not a difficult decision, and when we say it is, we're buying into the reichwing spinmeisters. IT IS NOT A DIFFICULT DECISION. Dammit, I wish I'd had an abortion myself, because then I'd wear a t-shirt that says, "I had an abortion, and it wasn't difficult."

    1. Anonymous1:11 PM

      Thank you for writing this. Of course it's a difficult decision for some women, but for all the women I know who had abortion, it didn't seem like a hard decision at all. That doesn't mean it was as easy as going to get a haircut or something, just that the decision was obvious. My best friend who had an abortion in college is now married with a wonderful husband, a great job, and two kids in middle school. If she's been forced to give birth, who knows what her life would be like right now.

      Research shows the most common emotion a woman feels after having an abortion is relief.

      Things are much worse for women who give their newborn children up for adoption.

      I never had an abortion either, but I would have before I met my current husband (and before we'd gotten engaged). And I would now, in my mid-40s, happily married with two adolescent kids.

    2. Anonymous1:23 PM

      Thank you Ivyfree and 1:11. I have had an abortion in college and true, it wasnt like getting a haircut but it was the obvious and best decision Ive ever made. Plus, the intense sense of relief that I felt afterward was amazing. I felt like my life could go on.

    3. Anonymous3:22 PM

      I got pregnant at 15, and abortion was not legal at the time. I was told about a man who did illegal abortions, and my boyfriend and I went there. He said I was too far along. So, we got married and I had a daughter. I love her very much, but it changed my life. My opportunities were changed forever.

  7. Anonymous12:14 PM

    We can't give birth control to unmarried women because then we won't know if they're having sex and how can we punish them for it?

    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Except for Bristol Palin, who is being treated like some kind of hero by a certain dumbass segment of the population.

  8. This woman needs to be President, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT 11
    And the sooner the better, before this whole country turns to shit (that is, if it hasn't already).

  9. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Meantime Sarah Palin displays her total lack of understanding with respect to the US Constitution. Again.
    She thinks Congress has a line item veto? Or wants congress to have a line item veto? WTF!

    I was honored to participate in a great event last night in Salt Lake City with Jim Kerr and the good folks from the Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake. See here:

    I took the opportunity to discuss the imperative action of defunding Planned Parenthood. Ridiculous the GOP majority still can't line item that thing out of the budget.

    A special shout out to the good friends from Earthquake who joined as Platinum sponsors. It was good to see them again!!

    Take a look at both these sites; please this wonderful group that helps so many families - and most importantly - children.

    —Sarah Palin

    So umm Sarah "what is it exactly that the VP does every day?* " Palin here's the 411 (or maybe ask Piper?): Congress makes the laws and the President signs or vetoes the laws.

    She's such a fecking dipshit!


    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain's ticket mate.

      Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

      Her evident distaste for the office would be part of her appeal: It would show McCain is running an anti-Washington, reformist campaign.

      But it also points to a huge negative for her: It robs Republicans of their most effective argument against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) — that he lacks experience.

  10. Randall3:59 PM

    I have the highest regard and respect for Elizabet Warren.

    The Republicans hate Planned Parenthood because they consider it socialism. Period. They don't give one single shit about unborn babies; they hate hate HATE the idea that rich people get taxed because they are greedy to the point of insanity. Period.

  11. Anonymous7:00 PM

    She said, "I'm used to being very productive and working real
    hard in an administration ." While in office in Alaska,
    people were wearing buttons saying "Where is Sarah"
    because she never showed up for work, and also, what
    is one of her many negative labels., "Quitter Palin".
    The only hard work that comes out of her, is deciding
    whose coattails to grab on to and choosing which
    slutty outfit , F me shoes and wig to wear to her next
    outing. Oh wait, she did bake some chocolate chip
    cookies for the starving and freezing to death Alaska
    natives.. She forgot to brag about that!


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