Posts tagged: health care
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as high as Germany’s), especially considering most doctors here won’t perform them? The answer is any country that has universal health care, where contraception is free, where child care is free or inexpensive, where there is less poverty because people don’t become bankrupt over medical bills — those societies are simply going to have fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.
And there the mask gets pulled off the Bart Stupaks and the “Christians.” If the statistics show that countries with government-provided universal health care and nearly-free abortions are, in fact, the countries with the fewest abortions, then why on earth wouldn’t the Right be the first in line to support universal health care?
Because it isn’t about “universal health care.” It’s about controlling women, period. It’s about sticking your nose in other people’s business. It’s about pushing your religious beliefs on everyone else because voices in your head tell you your Jesus is The One — even though your Jesus never said one single solitary word in any of the four gospels of the Bible about abortion or fertilized eggs being human. You’ve just gone and made it up about “life beginning at conception.” Jesus never said that. The little voice in your head said that, the same little voice that wants your grubby paws on women’s uteruses. You need help. Please get some help and leave the rest of us alone, Mr. Stupak and friends.
I wish I could reblog this 1,000 times.
The “Pro-Life” movement does not give a shit about you. These people do not care about your welfare. They do not care about your mental or physical health or your happiness. All they care about is punishing everyone with a vagina for having sex. Every single thing they say about sex, pregnancy, and abortion is a lie. They can go to hell. You decide what to do with your body — you and no one else, certainly not a bunch of hateful, bigoted fearmongers who don’t give a flying fuck about your welfare.
This little one’s name is Karson. He’s six months old and was born with a heart defect. He’s already gone through open heart surgery, and will likely need more surgeries, procedures, and tests as he gets older.
To help with the medical bills, his grandma is making and selling homemade caramels. They’re not very pricey- six bucks for plain and seven bucks for pecan, sea salt, or cayenne, and you get a half pound of candy.
Get a bag, get some nummy candy, and help a sick little kid in the process.
(I don’t know these people personally- I just think it’s a nice way to do good for someone in need. And yes, I bought some myself- one bag of sea salt caramels are heading to my
mouthhouse as we speak. :3 )
Signal booooost~ ))
I may have to buy myself some candy. :)
The state of health care in America: people are making and selling candy to pay medical bills to keep a newborn alive. This shouldn’t be happening. I hope in the near future Karson’s able to have full health insurance coverage.
That said, since this is reality right now, please consider buying some candy to help him.
This is not a one time occurrence or even the exception, people.
At the hospital I volunteer at, I see kids wearing t-shirts from fundraiser’s their parents had to hold to pay for their kid’s medical bills. Some of them have multiple t-shirts describing different fundraisers. Most of these kids have insurance, too. It’s not just uninsured kids. It’s families that have insurance but can’t cover the cost of what the insurance companies don’t pay for.
One had a fundraiser at a local pizza place, another hosted a walk/race to raise money. Another had an “up all night” fundraiser.
Please help this child out.
This is the state of our health care system. We have to hold fundraisers to pay medical bills and yet republicans want you to believe there is nothing wrong and that Obamacare (and any future health care reform) should be repealed.
Fuck…yeah I’m going to go buy some candy. And I just…this hits close to home for me right now, considering later this week I’ll be putting up a similar post to try to help raise funds to cover my great-auntie’s chemo. And as Rabble mentioned, she’s not uninsured - her insurance just won’t cover anything more than the basic chemo, when her doctors say she needs a much more aggressive kind.
Gods this country is so fucked up. But, yanno, it’s totez a priority to make sure the billionaires get their supermegataxbreaks. Cause JOB CREATORS, amirite?