by Doctor Science
I didn't post about The Great Komen Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood Clash of the Titans last week, mostly because D & I both had viral gastroenteritis. It was vile, but at least the kids didn't get it.
One thing that made me laugh incredulously:
"Politics have no place in health care," Bloomberg said in a statement on Thursday. "Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way."Excuse me, Mister Mayor, are you new?!? It's been *years* since politics had no place in health care -- women's health care, at least. In America there is no apolitical gynecology.
Ta-Nehisi Coates noted that Planned Parenthood has a very deep bench:
I don't think that Handel, or her allies, quite understood the nature of their adversaries. I mentioned this in comments the other day but it's interesting to look at how Planned Parenthood has weathered under targeting from the Right, as compared with other groups. This is not like ACORN. Whatever their significant work in poor communities and black and Latino communities, Planned Parenthood has touched women across race and across class, and thus indirectly, touched men across race and class too.I am one of those women.