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February 2, 2012 2:12 pm
"'Politics have no place in health care,' [Bloomberg] said in a statement. 'Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.'"

This is just so…right.  I had a moment during the GOP debates the other day when they were all pissing and moaning about “Obamacare” (but offering up no credible alternatives) when I thought, what a beautiful revelation it would be if a Republican stood up and said something akin to the above.  If someone got up and said, “You know what it’s not perfect, but it’s real and it will provide services for millions of Americans.  It will make us healthier and help peoples’ budgets and this is important.”  Amen, Mayor Bloomberg. 

(Source: The New York Times)

February 1, 2012 3:47 pm
"Anti-abortion advocates and Web sites have criticized the Komen foundation’s financing of Planned Parenthood for years. And in December, LifeWay Christian Resources, which is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, said it was recalling a pink Bible it was selling at Walmart and other stores because a dollar per copy was going to the Komen foundation and the foundation supported Planned Parenthood."

This makes me wonder how calculated the decision was to back off Planned Parenthood.  Did someone take a good look at the financing and decide they’d bring more dollars in and offer more services if they didn’t back Planned Parenthood?  Or was it purely ideological?  The fact that they don’t seem to have anything to say about it makes me think it’s just politics.

(Source: The New York Times)