In this case, it doesn’t appear that the issue is the fact that Doug Jones is a Democrat; oh no, it’s that he evidently supports ‘Planned Parenthood’. You know “BaybeeKillerzRUs” or some such.
So, in this era of ‘Fake News’, let us peruse some facts shall we?
Think of a pie.
A whole pie contains 100 percent yummy pie like goodness yes?
Approximately 80 Percent of that pie (PP Services) are for services to PREVENT unintended pregnancies. This would consist of things such as condoms, birth control pills and education. To PREVENT pregnancy. There’s that keyword…prevention.
So, now we’ve got 20 percent of our pie left yes?
Now, PP also provides health screenings for things such as Cancer, STDs as well as prenatal care and ADOPTION REFERRAL. These services comprise about 17 percent of our pie. Leaving about…3 percent.
Do you know what three percent of a pie looks like?
Not very much.
Think about that number though. Three percent. That is about how much of PP’s budget goes to ‘abortion services’.
Did you know that abortions can also be performed in a hospital? Better stop going to hospitals then because *gasp* baby killers!
Do you know what a miscarriage before the 20th week is called?
Spontaneous abortion. (there’s that word again). If you’re against it, you better start ostracizing any woman who has ever had a miscarriage because HER BODY, THROUGH NO FAULT OF HER OWN, aborted the pregnancy.
NO Federal funds are used for abortion services through PP. They can not be billed through Medicare or Medicaid.
MEN also use the services of Planned Parenthood. MEN. Last time I checked, men didn’t have the ability to get pregnant so…take from that what you will.
Here’s the thing: if you’re against abortion, that’s fine. It’s not my cup of tea either. No one is holding a gun to your head and saying you have to have one, or perform one. If your religious preferences prevent you from supporting the legal right to have safe access to such however, then become a champion for others to have access to the services that will PREVENT an abortion from becoming a reality, such as access to safe, reliable contraceptive methods and education. (it should be noted that I’m not including abstinence because it’s been proven that it does not work. It’s a good theory, but...it’s not entirely realistic.)
Now that we’ve cleared that up, please realize that politics are not a ‘one issue’ thing. If you’re basing your votes upon one issue and one issue alone because you can’t (or won’t as is usually the case) see the ‘bigger picture’, you will continually wind up disappointed.