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  •  And they couldn't give a damn... (4.00)
    about these kids or their mothers once they are born.

    They won't provide universal prenatal and maternity and childhood health care, 'cause that would be "Socialism."

    They won't help single mothers or poor kids go to college, 'cause that's not "cost-effective".

    They won't raise the minimum wage, 'cause that would "hurt small business".

    They won't expand the social safety net, 'cause "too many people abuse the system"

    They won't provide free or low-cost birth control, 'cause that would "encourage promiscuity"

    They won't pass stricter environmental laws to help reduce birth defects, because it's "not based on sound science"

    Their movement has never been about "life". It's about their fear of and discomfort with female sexuality.

    •  They're all God's chidren (4.00)
      so it's safe to leave what happens to them up to Him.

      We have a church-sponsored "crisis pregnancy center" that moved in next door to our clinic a few years ago. They advertise "aid and assistance" to women financially unable to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.

      They say and do literally anything to keep a woman from having an abortion--and then, after they've frightened her half out of her mind, they send her away with a chit for Medicaid and a pair of crocheted baby booties.

      This year the state of Texas will begin financing CPCs with $5 million diverted from the funding earmarked for community-based health screening and family planning clinics.

      Forever and ever, amen.

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