This is what right-wing insanity sounds like…on a good day.
[Planned Parenthood] deals out nothing but deception, death, personal devastation, and moral degradation. Never will I agree to give that bloody, indecent, immoral organization one penny. I will not be satisfied until it is outlawed.
The above words were part of an email that North Carolina Republican State Rep Larry Pittman sent to Planned Parenthood in response to the following letter sent out by PP urging NC lawmakers to not defund the organization.
Planned Parenthood is an essential community provider in North Carolina. Each year, at nine health centers across the state, they provide over 18,000 tests for sexually transmitted infections, over 11,000 life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, and contraceptive services to more than 61,000 women.
Planned Parenthood makes the case that the organization’s work actually helps in cutting down on the number of abortions performed each year by providing contraceptive services. Wingnuts like Pittman aren’t listening. Despite the fact that abortion services only account for 3 percent of Planned Parenthood’s revenue (all non-profit, btw), Pittman is still able to say:
My sources tell me that 75 percent of [Planned Parenthood’s] income comes through abortions.
Typical right-wing crap. When the facts are not to their liking, they have no qualms in making up a new batch to match their thinking on whatever it is they’re trying to smear, destroy or revert back to Victorian norms. Logic doesn’t work on these people (contraception results in fewer abortions – could anything be more obvious?) and facts have no meaning for them (they create their own), so what is one to do?
Do your best to vote these dishonest, intellectually challenged vermin the hell out of public office. Not always possible, but certainly well worth the effort.