Indiana Governor Won’t Let You Get an Abortion


planned parenthood chartOh, Mitch Daniels, why are you so dumb? Why would you go and sign a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood "effective immediately"? That is hat with a propeller on it, slip on a banana peel dumb!

The Governor of Indiana signed the bill yesterday not because he has a personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood, but because they provide abortions. See, the bill isn't just against Planned Parenthood, sillies. It's against all entities that provide abortions. Except hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are exempted. So, in this crazy twist of irony, it winds up only affecting Planned Parenthood. Nope, no vendettas there.

Will people like Daniels ever get it? Has this not been gone over before? If you'll take a look at this here handy-dandy chart, you'll notice that, well, abortions really don't make up that much of what Planned Parenthood actually does. The majority of their services are for contraception and STD treatment and prevention, followed by cancer screenings and prevention. Actually, if you look hard enough, you'll see that abortions only take up that itty-bitty sliver on the chart. Yep, they're only 3% of what Planned Parenthood does. So, why are you stopping their funding, Daniels?

What's that? Oh, I hear you, because you're in a position of power and you want your personal religious beliefs instilled in your fine state. Doesn't matter if low income women want to come in for a breast cancer screening or treatment of an STD. Hey, as long as you're keeping church and state together, it's allll good!

Planned Parenthood is trying to prevent the move by seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction with the help of the ACLU. Let's hope that this is temporary indeed and that justice is restored, so women can get the health care they deserve. Dumb.

What do you think of Mitch Daniels signing this bill?


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butte... butterflymkm

I'm so ashamed of my homestate right now. Mitch sucks for many reasons, not just this, and I can't wait till they get him out of office. Perhaps I will even consider moving back to Indiana then.

hawai... hawaiimom331

People need to be better educated on ALL the services Planned Parenthood provides.  Abortions are just a very, very small portion of what they do!  If the Governor doesn't understand that, then he's really in the dark about a lot of things... 

starr... starrsitter

Also, junk science fetal pain as reasoning for 20 weeks gestation being the cut off.  Scripted lies for providers to read to patients. A potential $4 million loss in Medicaid funding for the state (because you're not allowed to just discriminate against one provider).

This is not about abortion,  It never was.  It's about controlling women and pushing a religious dogma.  Only 4 of Indiana's 28 PPs offer abortion services in the first place.  Any time junk science and religious extremism is used to create legislation, you should be concerned...even if you don't support abortion rights.  Do you really think they'll stop there?

Fancy... Fancy-Schmancy

If this guy thinks he's got "Next President" written on him, he'd better think again. It's not bad enough he was G.W. Bush's first budget director, he's got to pull crap like this?

nonmember avatar Anon

I'm pretty sure Al-Qaeda spends less than 3% of its budget on child suicide bombers. So what's everyone's problem? Would you give money to an organization that spent "only" 3% of its funds abusing/killing children? Well, I don't want even one penny of my tax dollars going to an organization that performs abortions. PS, some of the other 97% is for pregnancy tests leading to abortion, counseling leading to abortion, referrals leading to abortion, and plenty of stuff relating to other people's poor personal choices - none of which I feel obligated to pay for. If I want to help in these areas, I'll donate to a charity. If you want, send a check to PP and leave me out of it.

Fallaya Fallaya

The Indiana governor can kiss my ebony behind.  

Fancy... Fancy-Schmancy

Gee, Anon, I feel the same way about the nation's know, all those 1000's of Iraqi kids we've killed, not to mention the Afghani wedding parties, Ghaddafi grandchildren, etc.  But, unfortunately, I can't just opt out of paying the part of my taxes that goes to that effort or any of the other things our government provides which I do not agree with.

Do forgive me if you have been as vociferous against these crimes -- committed in our name -- as you are about abortion.

These 'unfund PP' bills are just a political ploy to remove women's access to birth control and abortion and to control their bodies -- which the Republicans and religious conservatives have been trying to do for years. The amount of money involved is miniscule and won't make a featherweight's difference to the deficit or the budget. Nor will they stand after 2012.  The Republicans were elected to work on jobs but they've spent all their time on conservative 'social' issues and trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poorest citizens. A good few of  these Republicans will not be re-elected.

Michelle Swift Wardwell

Unfortunately, I don’t think Texas is far behind in doing the same thing. We have limited church and state separation; legalized human euthanasia, abortion, contraception, and homosexual marriages are all rights being denied or attempted to be taken from us in the name of religion.


nonmember avatar bo

I dont understand why the government feels that outlawing abortions is going to make them stop. all it is going to do is take this country back a hundred years where woman were getting them done in a back alley somewhere. or if they were completely heartless... babies in trash cans. im not against abortions for the plain simple fact that if woman doesn't want a baby that badly shell do whatever it takes to make that happen. and all those self righteous zealots can cry abstinence and such but the fact of the matter is sex happens. and in some cases even when on birth control and taking all the precautions accidents do happen. i personally know someone who used both bc and condoms and still managed to get pregnant because the condom broke and her bc failed(only 98% effective remember?). sometimes mistakes happen and a woman should have that right to her body because the truth is shell find a way whether you support it or not.

Knitt... KnittinMama

The long and short of it is he is a dumbass. Sorry folks but the entire far right are dumbasses.

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