Saturday, February 19, 2011

An issue which involves the Government, Planned Parenthood, and...Justin Bieber?

The House of Representatives has been on a war-path for cutting funding for Planned Parenthood ever since the Republican's took over. Generally Republican's are anti-choice (I refuse to say "pro-life" as that makes "pro-choice" people sound like murderous monsters--although some may think they are) so it isn't too surprising this is taking place, even though I thought the focus was going to be, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," although John Boehner said if some people actually lose their jobs in the public sector from budget cuts, "So be it." Interesting.

The thing that bugs me about the effort to defund Planned Parenthood (full disclosure: I am a member and have attended a conference done by the organization) is that abortion is a small aspect of the numerous services they provide to economically and socially disadvantaged women. From regular gynecological check-ups to assistance with pregnancy for those who choose to give birth, Planned Parenthood provides a plethora of services. However, some in the government have chosen to focus on one small part and make it a moral crusade to end what they consider a, "Holocaust," that has been taking place since Roe Vs Wade.

Now, what if I told you someone existed who was for government-controlled health care (something liberals want in America) but was also rabidly anti-choice (what conservatives generally think)? Also, what if this person were a heart-throb of millions of pre-teen and teenage girls? Interesting right? Well, I just described Justin Bieber, who in an interview in the newest issue of the Rolling Stone describes the American health-care system as, "Evil," and says he is hesitant to approve of abortion, even in cases of rape as, "It's like killing a baby." I can just picture an army of young girls who suddenly campaign for a Public Option in health care and protest outside any location that provides abortions because their overlord Justin Bieber deemed it so. Perhaps I'm being silly thinking his fans would be that mindless of followers, but then again these are the same people who used cyber-attacks on the winner of the Best New Artist Grammy, Esperanza Spalding, after she beat Bieber.

In conclusion, some politicians want to set us back to before 1973, Justin Bieber holds an interesting mixture of views, and Planned Parenthood is under attack for a small aspect of what they do. If you are against abortion, that's okay, I'm not going to argue with you as it is an issue that people just don't compromise on, and I agree there are other options. However, I am still against making abortion illegal so we go back to the era of women getting dangerous “back-alley abortions” from people who have no medical training or license. Also, I would like to point out that all the Tea-Party politicians out there who say they want the government out of their lives in a strange paradox want the government to make laws that tell women what they can and can't do with their bodies. Okay?

Oh, if you choose to comment in agreement or disagreement, please remain civil; name-calling or other juvenile behavior will get your post deleted. However, if you say something well thought-out and intelligent regardless of what side you are on, I will eagerly welcome your post as I love it when people comment on my blog.

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