Not satisfied with the repeal of Obamacare, Paul Ryan seeks to disenfranchise his easiest targets – poor American women in need of healthcare.
Paul Ryan has placed a provision which would defund the long-standing bastion of women’s health care. And he placed it deep into the folds of the plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Since, by law, no federal funding can go toward abortions, there is no logical reason to try to defund Planned Parenthood as the dishonorable House leader has just done.
That’s right. Despite the fact that abortion is a legal, constitutionally-protected and necessary component of women’s healthcare, it receives zero dollars of federal funding. How’s that for a nice heaping dose of misogyny to go with your society?
But I digress.
So let’s get this straight, shall we? Not only is it not enough to take away the healthcare of 20 million Americans right out of the gate, but, as a double-whammy, Mr. Ryan wants to remove what would for some people likely be the only healthcare alternative?
What a guy! What would we do without him?
I don’t know about you but I don’t exactly feel safe knowing Paul Ryan has any sort of power whatsoever. His actions seem to indicate that beneath his calm, clean demeanor is a monster.
Planned Parenthood is a highly valuable organization to women, children and men, who often don’t have the money and/or the means to obtain healthcare otherwise. Translation: people Paul Ryan would like to see even further disenfranchisement of U.S. citizens.
The reason? Power is the only value Paul Ryan adheres to. Since he can’t obtain power by being an effective leader of consequence for the American people, he must obtain it by effectively removing power from others.
His easiest targets are those at the bottom of the socioeconomic rung. Poor American women. And he just took another shot at them today.
We’re onto you, Mr. Ryan. You don’t fool us. And we’ll be watching, and resisting.