Radical extremists like Scott Walker look at big words like “family planning” and their eyes almost pop out of their head. It’s about the A word. The Big A. That’s right, “baby-killin’s”. Abortion… or not. Actually not.
So because the medieval Fitzwalkerstan Jeebus Freaks get lots of payback money from right-wing theocratic zomby PACs (many who think the End of the World is this Saturday), they want to attack women and their health issues. After all, it’s in the Bible in the Book Of Schlemiels.
So what if cervical cancer is one of the top 5 killers of women… right, Scott?
The medical director of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene says women will likely die of cervical cancer if Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal eliminating $266,400 for cervical cancer screening prevails.
“I see at least 1 – 2 high-grade lesions every day during cytologic evaluations,” Dr. Daniel Kurtycz says in prepared remarks to be given Wednesday to the Joint Finance Committee, which will consider Walker’s budget request. “Without follow-up, there is no doubt that some of these lesions will become invasive. Because cervical cancer takes at least two years to run its course, sometime after 2015, we will have women dying of cervical cancer as a predictable consequence of the funding reduction for testing in this budget.”
The $266,400 cut is part of Walker’s elimination of $3.8 million in state funding for family planning services. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the funding for cervical cancer screenings covers laboratory tests for uninsured patients receiving care at community-based clinics. The lab, according to the bureau, annually performs 7,000 Pap tests, 2,600 human papillomavirus (HPV) tests and 650 histology tests.
Of course, it’s all about the Republican plan to defund Planned Parenthood due to the theocratic radicals being against Roe vs. Wade and for having women use hangers they buy at Walmart to have an abortion and perhaps die trying. Soon-to-be-Recalled Republican Senators Alberta Darling and Sheila Harsdorf are part of the Legislature’s finance committee that want to prohibit state women’s health grants from funding any organizations that provide abortion services or give abortion referrals, including women who are victims of rape and incest.
Seriously, would these people not want an abortion if one of their daughters, sisters or other female members of their family were raped or victims of incest? They wouldn’t want to be able to at least make a choice? Of course, they would allow an abortion to occur if one of their daughters were raped by an undocumented worker from a country where people have dark skin. Don’t kid yourself.
Walker’s continuing war on women proves yet again that those who define themselves as “pro-life” are merely radical superstitionalist hypocritical thugs who care more about fetuses and don’t care about what happens after their government interventionalist policies successfully assault women’s reproductive rights and access to essential health care.
Since these people always quote Thomas Jefferson, maybe they haven’t become familiar with this quote:
“I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Actually, the right-wing radicals distort reality with their special hateful concoction of “religion”. There are plenty of wonderful, balanced people who are Christians and actually follow the real teachings of Jesus Christ. The radicals probably aren’t familiar with “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours” (Lk 6:20).