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Right-Wing War on Women: Rick Perry Wants Poor Women to Die, Apparently

Every move that Texas governor Rick Perry is making lately will adversely affect poor women’s lives, enough that they could find themselves in a life and death situation.

Gov. Perry Tries to Spin Women’s Health Cuts, Texans Push Back:

On March 8th Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced he was moving ahead with killing off the popular and very successful Women’s Health Program. Now Texans are demanding Gov. Perry answer for this plan.

In a state where more than one-quarter of the women are uninsured the Perry administration’s move is nothing short of needlessly risking women’s lives. The Medicaid Women’s Health Program provides preventative care, including cancer screenings and contraception, to more than 130,00 low-income women each year.

But instead of seeing an opportunity to make the lives of the women in Texas better, Gov. Perry sees an opportunity to push women to the sidelines. In the last few months the state legislature passed a budget slashing the state’s family planning program by more than two-thirds, a cut that eliminates health care for 160,000 women per year. These cuts also affect services including life-saving Pap smears, clinical breast exams and birth control.

I guess that’s one way of solving the poverty problem: just kill off all the low-income women. And soon enough, any children they’ve already had will starve to death. Or — y0u know — end up in prison where they belong.

Rick Perry is a poor-woman hater. And a good Christian man!

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March 12, 2012 - Posted by | * Anti-every-family-but-theirs, * War against women |

2 Comments »

  1. Glad to see some recent posting here — one of the few nice things that have resulted from the radical reactionaries’ renewed war on women!

    The only major nice thing to result from the cruel, bigoted decisions and remarks of pols like Rick Perry and that Georgia state legislator cited in a different recent post is the full-on revelation, by their own words and deeds, of how deeply they hate and distrust half the population they govern. And how typical they really are of their so-called “conservative” movement, which so far as I can tell isn’t aimed at conserving anything but building a bridge to the 11th century, or whenever it was these cretins think everything was so hunky-dory that all secular laws were just small-scale versions of God’s laws.

    Somebody ought to ask Rick Perry to produce his diploma from Sadducees Univ.! Because it sure seems that there’s where he got his notions of what Christ-like behavior is all about.

    Comment by mark1147 | March 13, 2012 | Reply

    • Hiya Mark! Yeah, I just couldn’t resist getting this blog going again, with the sudden massive, hysterical (PI) attacks on women from the right wing. It’s like they’ve all gone mad simultaneously, and can no longer hold their true natures in.

      Comment by Phyl | March 13, 2012 | Reply


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