Half of Conservatives Are Now Against Breast Cancer Screenings

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If you weren't yet sure whether Republicans had gone totally insane when it comes to issues of women's health and issues of supporting life in general, this ought to convince you: A Daily Kos-Public Policy Polling survey found that 51 percent of conservatives have an unfavorable opinion of Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screenings. Well, isn't that just great? Yeah, screw those people with cancer—they're probably only there to get abortions anyway. Terrific attitude. Anyway, there's the 25 percent who are "not sure" what their opinion is, and finally, rest assured, 25 percent of conservatives still have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood offering screenings. Nice to know a quarter of those on the Right are still sane enough to recognize that cancer screenings are good, no matter where they come from.

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As for those who are now opposed to Planned Parenthood providing life-saving screening procedures, it's probably too much to hope for that they recognize the inherent ridiculousness of being so fervently pro-life for the unborn and yet not giving a shit about the lives of women who are alive by anyone's definition of the word. In related news: Best of luck to the Republicans who'll be running this year on a pro-cancer platform. That's bound to go over like a lead x-ray apron with the rest of the voting public.

Daily Kos/PPP survey: Majority of conservatives oppose cancer screening at Planned Parenthood [Daily Kos]

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This is pretty (extremely) misleading.

I got the impression from that question that most of them were in support of easily available breast cancer screenings, they'd just prefer the service be from an agency that wasn't primarily about something they're primarily against.

Like how I'm sure a lot of people here don't like alcoholics anonymous because they're so heavily religious.

It doesn't mean you want everyone with an alcohol problem to suffer and die, it just means you'd prefer a non religiously affiliated agency to be doing it.

But by all means, go for the sensationalist headline about how all conservatives want women to die, I just figure you'd have an easier time winning people over by trying to understand them rather than just knee-jerk villifying (and stereotyping) them.