Pro-Life! But Don’t Care If You Die.
“Pro-lifers” are poised to create 9,800 unnecessary deaths per year.
That’s what will happen if Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito — the rightist of the right — cobble together a ruling against the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare.
Meanwhile, “pro-life” Congress members have voted against the Affordable Care Act at least 54 times. If they ever got their way, that’s 9,800 more deaths a year.
And since so many “pro-life” governors have rejected parts of Obamacare, people are already dying.
Like 48-year-old Portia Gibbs of Belhaven, North Carolina.
After suffering a heart attack she waited for a helicopter to take her to the nearest hospital, 84 miles away. She didn’t survive.
After she died, Belhaven’s mayor, Adam O’Neil, held up a framed photograph of Portia in front of the capital, lamenting that,
She spent the last hour of her life in a parking lot at a high school waiting for a helicopter… Rural citizens dying should not be soldiers of the South’s defiance to the new health care law.
All because North Carolina, which usually votes “pro-life,” had rejected the Medicaid expansion of Obamacare, closing the local hospital’s doors.
Meanwhile, laws against abortion cost a lot of lives as desperate girls and women die after going to back alley abortionists, or trying to do it themselves.
The most effective way to stop abortion is birth control. And free birth control appears to cut the abortion rate by 62%.
But guess who is against birth control — and especially free birth control?
That’s right. “Pro-lifers.”
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Posted on March 13, 2015, in feminism, reproductive rights, sexism, women and tagged abortion rate, Affordable Care Act, birth control, feminism, Obamacare, pro life, reproductive rights, sexism, women. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.