Wisconsin, Tennessee Try To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

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Wisconsin and Tennessee have joined the ranks of states seeking to defund Planned Parenthood.

And yes, it seems to due to the fact that "some of its clinics offer abortions":

Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee voted Wednesday to block state family planning grants from any group that separately provides abortions or abortion referrals, even though those funds cannot legally be used to pay for abortions. The restriction would cut nearly a million dollars a year from nine Planned Parenthood clinics across Wisconsin, which serve a total of 12,000 rural and low-income men and women.

The committee also voted to drop men from BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin's state family planning program that is covered by Medicaid, and to lower the income eligibility threshold for the program.


So, as we've seen in other states, the ‘obvious' solution is to take away any family planning options from low-income men and women.

That makes sense. That's basically like telling college kids you won't be giving them condoms anymore, and assuming that this will put an end to any and all sexual activity during college. It's practically fail-safe!

All jokes aside, Sen. Glenn Grothman would like to remind you that Planned Parenthood is probably-something-like-almost 100% abortion propaganda, or something to that extent:

Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) said he would make further cuts to Planned Parenthood if he could, because he believes the organization promotes abortion, despite statistics that say abortions account for less than 3 percent of its services.

"There's a very ugly side to this organization, and I regret that they're going to take such a tiny cut in this budget," Grothman said.


It's doubtful that Grothman will regret voicing this opinion, but if he does, he'd be wise to say something along the lines of, oh I don't know, "Anything I say isn't meant to be factual".

It worked for Jon Kyl.


Wisconsin, Tennessee Try To Pull Planned Parenthood Funding [HuffPo]

Earlier: Congresswoman's Inspiring Speech On Her Abortion And Planned Parenthood

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There are going to be 9 elections in July in Wisconsin. If you or anyone you know is in one of those Senate districts and wants to change the makeup of the legislature, so that, you know, Democrats would have control of one of the branches of government, and stop initiatives like these, this would be the way to do it.