Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney promises to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood

Former Gov. Romney, from an interview with KSDK in Missouri
As for ways to reduce debt, he suggests a few cuts.

"The test is pretty simple. Is the program so critical, it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it? And on that basis of course you get rid of Obamacare, that's the easy one. Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
Critical? You decide.

In 2010, Planned Parenthood provided more than 4 million tests for STDs, helped more than 2.2 million women with contraception, provided 1.5 million emergency contraception (Plan B) kits, provided more than a quarter of a million pap smears and provided nearly as many breast exams. Approximately half of the funding for these services came from government grants and reimbursements.

2 comments:

Craftyboro said...

If you don't like the planned part, then enjoy the unplanned part!

Dave Ribar said...

There used to be a bipartisan, common-sense, consensus to support this. Romney's comments vividly illustrate how radical the Republicans have become.