Every month George Bush does another stupid something which blows me away.
No worries this month, he is on vacation in Texas - - again.
Why is George Bush going against the advice of physicians (real "Dr's") and their professional organizations as shown below, and pushing legislation which is harmful to women and kids and America? I am sure that the chart on the left will do a 180 turn for the worse. Stop listening to all the "DRs" who graduated from unacredited Christian colleges - they are not the experts!
When will you start to listen to physicians and their organizations, and not religious right wing groups. Just watch this chart on the left do an about face once pregnant teens are cock blocked by the fundie preachers on this issue -leading to higher suicides again. Suicides are bad enough, but the young girls forced to deliver a baby are sent to the back of the line in terms of future opportunities and education. The Gospel of Hate Group members like Scarborough and Robertson and Dobson are literally killing us.
RE: THE LEGISLATION Major medical groups including the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, and the American Public Health Association – have long opposed mandatory parental-involvement laws because of the dangers they pose to young women and the need for confidential access to physicians.
Senate Puts Punishment Before PreventionVote exposes political motivation behind Child Custody Protection Act, as anti-choice senators reject realistic ways to prevent teen pregnancy
Washington, DC — Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the Senate's passage of the so-called "Child Custody Protection Act" an irresponsible action that will do nothing to protect young women's safety or improve family communication. This divisive and controversial legislation would prohibit any one other than a parent—including a grandparent, aunt, adult sibling, or member of the clergy—from accompanying a young woman across state lines for abortion care if the home state's parental-involvement law has not been met. "The passage of this bill will have a chilling and dangerous effect on our most vulnerable teens. We all agree that teens in trouble should talk to their parents, and thankfully, most do. However, if they can't, for whatever reason, we want them to be safe," Keenan said. "This bill will serve only to isolate young women looking for help.
The American public wants teen pregnancy prevented, not punished."Keenan also noted that anti-choice senators' votes against an amendment that would help prevent teen pregnancy exposes the true political motivations behind this bill, which, like the gay-marriage ban, has been on the right-wing's "to-do list" for some time now.
Anti-choice senators defeated an amendment offered by Sens. Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats from New Jersey, that would have funded programs to prevent teen pregnancy and help parents talk to their kids about tough topics like sex. "Tonight's vote shows that Sens. Frist and Ensign, in collusion with their anti-choice colleagues, are not interested in preventing teen pregnancy or protecting young women in difficult circumstances," Keenan said. "That's the only reason they could reject more funding for teen-pregnancy prevention programs. Voters this November will remember which senators stood up for commonsense and which ones caved to the extreme far-right anti-choice pressure groups."
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