I was forwarded the following from Glenn Smith, a great thinker and off-and-on contributor to our site.
If you thought the legislative attacks on family planning and Planned Parenthood were all about abortion, think again.
In a moment of unscripted political bravado, Republican State Representative Wayne Christian made clear to the Texas Tribune that the Right’s true agenda is not about what happens in health care clinics after all, but rather about what goes on in bedrooms between consenting adults.
When they declare “war on birth control” they are intruding into the private, personal decisions of every man, woman and family in Texas.
How extreme are they? Consider that they’ve already repealed the law that requires insurance companies to cover the pill just as they do Viagra, they’ve encouraged pharmacists to undermine doctors’ orders and deny emergency contraception, and now they are pushing an outright plan to defund family planning — even though none of the funds can be used for abortion.
It’s time to draw the line and get politics out of our bedrooms once and for all.
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