It’s pretty evident by now that Republicans want anything they don’t like or believe helps should be done away with, even if no laws have been broken. They very paternalistically believe what they know is right is right.
The continued onslaught for defunding Planned Parenthood without any laws being broken is pretty evident of this hell hat no fury like Republicans’ angst.
In a recent article by the publication The Hill it is reported:
“In more than two months of investigations, members have yet to turn up evidence that Planned Parenthood acted illegally, the same conclusion reached by a half-dozen state investigations. The Department of Justice has so far declined to launch a formal probe. Several Republicans acknowledged this week that they may never find proof of wrongdoing at Planned Parenthood — but said it doesn’t matter.
“I don’t know whether we’re ever going to be able to answer that question, whether it was illegal for them to do what they were doing,” Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) said during the House’s first hearing on the topic Wednesday. “I don’t know if it was illegal … but it was immoral, what was seen on that video.”
Whether one agrees with what the videos showed or not, the law and order party is all about its own law and order. Which begs the questions how “Christian” Republicans can get along with “Jewish” Republicans since their faith doesn’t necessarily intersect always in a good way.
Again, that party’s paternalistic we know what is better for you than is evident. Interesting that science has proven cancer is bad for a person. Yet the Republican party does not require MRI’s of smokers, forcing them the smokers to look at those images to show how bad smoking is for their body. They don’t do invasive probes to retrieve cells for testing to show those smokers how bad it is for their bodies.
The Washington Post did a recent story about the reality of one Planned Parenthood facility in Ohio. The reporter talks with clinicians and patients alike. The story begins:
“There they were, in a state whose attorney general had recently opened an investigation of Planned Parenthood, in a country where House and Senate members were threatening to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding, at a time when an antiabortion group was releasing weekly videos that purported to show the organization’s employees talking about selling fetal tissue for profit — and in a universe where Planned Parenthood had again become a symbol for one of the most divisive moral battles of the modern era.
Moore wrote the prescription, then moved on to her next patient.
This clinic sees nearly 7,100 patients a year, most of them young and poor. The clinicians administer 3,400 pregnancy tests, write 2,900 prescriptions for birth control and provide 13,200 screenings for sexually transmitted infections to the women and men walking into a boxy building between a restaurant-supply store and a used-car dealership. Inside the clinicians’ office, a pamphlet on the wall reads “Bomb Threat Checklist.”
The article also states: “Like nearly half of Planned Parenthood’s facilities nationwide, Akron doesn’t perform abortions. Three of the organization’s 27 centers in Ohio do; the nearest is in Bedford Heights, where protesters regularly picket. When pregnancy tests come back as unwanted positives, those patients are referred to Bedford Heights, 26 miles away.”
So much angst, so much vitriolic anger. Yet no action to find ways to help these people who come to the Planned Parenthood facility for treatment and their individual healthcare needs.
But it seems Republicans only care about flash and showy kinds of stuff. Wars, the making of a free market with plenty of free money for those willing to work hard.
No effort to help those less fortunate except to say they are not working hard enough. No effort to rein in those unnecessary health care costs. To rein in those unnecessary insurance costs. Of course that might cut into their own source of income. If they tried to regulate the growing costs of health care and insurance costs, they would be upsetting their wealthy friends and impeding the free market place.
The free market place is only free is one has money to spend, and with the current trend of the middle class with less disposable income they may be a lot fewer who are free, in the land of the home and the brave.