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Posted by: Helen Philpot | October 20, 2015

Greg Abbott is an Asshat

Margaret,  I am madder than a wet hen and anyone looking for humor in this post probably isn’t going to find it.  The best thing that came out of writing this webpage blog was learning what the term Asshat means.  I wish we knew the person who first wrote that years ago because it has become one of my favorite words, and when it comes to Asshats there isn’t a better example than Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  If anyone out there still thinks there isn’t a Republican war on women, I suggest they look in the mirror to see what hat they are wearing as well.

Denying women access to family planning will increase the number of abortions.  Even an asshat knows that.  And Abbott knows that tens of thousands of women in Texas use Planned Parenthood for basic family planning and gynecological care.

Planned Parenthood has NOT been found guilty of any wrong doing.  None.   Dozens of investigations and no one has gone to jail and no charges have been made.  Why?  Because Greg Abbott is a liar.   His personal religious beliefs have no bearing when it comes to a woman’s constitutional right to a have a safe and legal abortion and, if she so chooses, to then donate fetal tissue to aid in life-saving medical research.  But Abbott has said ongoing investigations based on edited, misleading videos are reasons to defund Planned Parenthood. By the way, most Planned Parenthood clinics don’t even participate in those research programs and therefore have never donated fetal tissue.  And in Texas only one clinic participated and that research was conducted with the University of Texas Medical Branch in a study to better understand how to prevent miscarriages.

Medicaid reimbursement isn’t rocket science.   Qualified health care providers get reimbursed for providing services to qualified patients for APPROVED services.   The vast majority of people receiving services from Planned Parenthood live at 150 percent of the federal poverty level or lower. 

Abortion is not a qualified service unless the pregnancy is the result of incest, rape or will result in the death of the mother.  And more often than not coverage is denied due to political bias.  Reimbursement even with rape or incest is so restrictive in Texas that it almost never happens, eventhough the Hyde Amendment is the current law of the land.  But not allowing Medicaid to be legally used for those abortions wasn’t enough for Abbott.  He and the  Republicans and their merry band of right-wing Christian idiots have now prevented poor women from accessing those funds for birth control, cancer screenings and basic gynecological care.  Greg Abbott already told women who have been raped and children who are victims of incest that he doesn’t give a shit.  And now he has told poor women that their lives are less valuable than wealthy women. 

Greg,if you have to lie to make your point about Planned Parenthood, then maybe you are making the wrong point.   Denying women access to services at Planned Parenthood will increase the number of abortions.  I know it and you know it.  And I am calling you on your bullshit.

Tens of thousands of Texas woman have decided to use Planned Parenthood as their healthcare provider.  Some do so because the Planned Parenthood clinic is the only clinic they can get to, but most do so because (God damn you, Abbott) WOMEN LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD.  And who is Abbott to decide we can’t go to our provider of choice?

Greg Abbott thinks that his personal religious beliefs allows him to abuse his position of power and force women to do what he says.  From where I sit, Abbott is no better than a rapist.   And Greg Abbott knows damn well that his politically motivated actions will increase the number of abortions in Texas.  He is an Asshat.  I mean it.  Really.

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  1. BRAVA!!!!!

    I admired and respect your passionate and intelligent commentaries!
    “B.A.” IS an ignorant, morally selfish man. SHAME ON HIM and his followers.

    Cori

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  2. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  3. A nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood saved my daughter’s life. A breast lump my uninsured daughter felt (at age 28) could have been easily dismissed. But the NP and PP persisted and found funding for the ultrasound, mammogram and biopsy that found stage IIIA triple negative breast cancer. Of course I support Planned Parenthood!

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  4. Thank God for Planned Parenthood. The great medical professionals there provided me with guilt-free services when I first moved to California and had no job and no insurance. The offices were clean and bright and made me feel good about being there, taking care of my healthcare when getting a Pap smear was kind of scary. Stupid men need to get their noses out of women’s vaginas.

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  5. Planned Parenthood was the only place I could get birth control when I was younger and in school. I’m 64 now and thank them for the great life I was able to have because they were there.

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  6. I totally support Planned Parenthood and abhor ignorance which is the theme of the Republican party on this issue and all the others.

    Way to go Helen………keep on posting !!!!!

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  7. I support Planned Parenthood!! Wow, what an asshat. Sad for the women of Texas.

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  8. I support Planned Parenthood and think it is well past the time for women to unite on this topic of our own healthcare! In the 21st Century it is an outrage that any one, any MAN in particular, gets to decide where and how we receive our healthcare. Remember people, it is the Republicans who are doing this-they must be voted out!
    -Ayerishgrl

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  9. I support Planned Parenthood and I love you guys ❤

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  10. I support Planned Parenthood and you’re right. Abbot is an asshat.

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  11. Helen, I would love to buy you a drink…a cup of coffee…tea…anything, and just have a conversation. I adore you! Your posts are completely on point and you have the balls (way more than most of the bozos you write about) to say what you believe. Bravo!

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  12. I support Planned Parenthood. When I was a younger, uninsured female, I got a better checkup from them than from my previous doctor. When my daughter had reached a point where she was ready to become sexually active and we were without insurance, I took her to Planned Parenthood. (And she was over 18 – possibly over 20 now that I think about it – and in a long term relationship.) I also feel that any young female who is not in a secure enough relationship with their parents should be able to get whatever help they need without parents being notified.

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  13. Helen’s at it again…bless her !

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  14. I love Helen Philpot and also Planned Parenthood!

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  15. I live in Texas. Can you imagine? All of our statewide elected officials are Asshats. (I love that term – I have taken it as my own.) I no longer use PP as my provider, because I have health insurance, but I sure relied on them when I was young. And no, I have never had an abortion. I got HIV tested, had access to contraceptives (thus, no abortion needed), etc. And it’s where I directed my son when he thought he might have an STD.

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  16. I support Planned Parenthood. Thanks for writing this post.

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  17. I support Planned Parenthood. Healthy women mean healthy families. In fundamentalist regimes male politicians demonstrate their power by forcing women to cover their faces or be confined to the house uneducated and poor. In Texas they do it by denying women reproductive health and control of their own bodies.

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  18. I support Planned Parenthood

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  19. Planned Parenthood is the only health services for thousands of women – services that has everything to do with basic medical care and NOTHING to do with abortions. Texas governor leave Planned Parenthood alone except for perhaps having to help FUND the critical services they provide

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  20. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  21. Every time there is an egregious assault on Planned Parenthood, I make a donation to them. Time for another one.

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  22. I fully support, and have used Planned Parenthood. I support them, now financially through my company’s giving program that they match, so my money is doubled. If the ‘asshats’ won’t do it, we women who can need to help the women who need Planned Parenthood.

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  23. Absolutely support Lanned Parenthood. When my daughter was in high school I know many of her friends only access to real information was at these clinics.

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  24. Preach! I support Planned Parenthood and the healthcare services they provide to women!

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  25. I support Planned Parenthood

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  26. I support Planned Parenthood

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  27. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  28. I support Planned Parenthood. They saved my life during routine exam. Thanks to them I didn’t wind up with cervical cancer, or unwanted pregnancies, or any number of other female health concerns.

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  29. I wholeheartedly support Planned Parenthood!

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  30. I support Planned Parenthood. Right on, you go, girl! Those of us with white hair remember a world before PP made women’s health care rational and readily available. That’s the “good old days”, Nightmare time! The Republicans have declared war on women. Remember that when you vote in November and next year..
    Julie in San Diego

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  31. Helen I love you and I love Planned Parenthood. When I was a young woman, about to start my married life, my husband and I both used their services to make sure it would be safe for us to attempt to conceive a child and to plan FOR the eventual pregnancies I might have. I used their services again between pregnancies, to help prevent conception that would jeopardize my own health, should I conceive too soon after giving birth. They helped to make sure that the subsequent pregnancies I had were healthy as well.
    Thank you for joining us in the WORK to keep safe, legal, and affordable health care a reality for as many women Planned Parenthood is still able to serve.

    Bridget A. Wheeler-Gehrling

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  32. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  33. I am proud to support Planned Parenthood.

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  34. Planned Parenthood has always had my support!

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  35. I support Planned Parenthood. Even though I am past the age of needing their support I truly believe Planned Parenthood is a worthwhile organization. Women need to do more than post on a blog. We need to take every opportunity we get to vote these “Asshat’s” out of office not only during presidential elections but every election. Women can do this if we stand together!

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  36. I support Planned Parenthood! Without reservation.

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  37. I support Planned Parenthood. Period. No caveats.

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  38. Damn right I do!

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  39. Perfectly said, Helen. Defunding PP & making it harder for women to get access to birth control will increase the need for abortion services. Roe vs Wade was not the start of abortions, just safe, legal ones. The Republican governors & legislators in red states are doing everything they can to limit women’s rights. It is not our imagination. There is a definite war on women

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  40. Please add Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (known to some of us as Failin’ Fallin). In addition her daughter pulled her mobile home onto the State Capitol grounds and hooked into the electric pole at tax payers expense. Mary Fallin is such a jewel. I won’t even go into the issue with her current husband.
    Thank you Helen! My Mom got such a kick out of me reading her your posts.

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  41. I support Planned Parenthood!!!

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  42. I stand with Planned Parenthood and you ladies. Thanks for all you do.

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  43. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  44. I don’t like abortions*. But I like and support Planned Parenthood. And I LOVE Margaret and Helen!

    *(Given my lack of a uterus, I realize this carries no weight. Just saying…)

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  45. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  46. I support Planned Parenthood. I DO NOT support Greg Abbott. My state is…challenging.

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  47. I agree with everything you wrote here. We have been cursed with asshat governors since Ann Richards left office. Texas politicians decided not to take the federal money to expand Medicaid in this state, which has an obscene number of uninsured people. There have been statistical projections of how many Texans have died too early as a result, and it’s in the thousands. They died because the Republican Party would not have anything to do with the ACA. They already hobbled planned parenthood by restrictions on abortion providers so that we have only two clinics in the state that provide those services. Private citizens helped to fund transportation service for women who need help getting to those clinics.

    And yet the poor and uninsured still vote for these people.

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  48. I support Planned Parenthood, because I support women’s access to preventive care and family planning.

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  49. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  50. I support planned parenthood.
    What is it going to take to wake up the WOMEN of Texas? PP is one of the most important healthcare orginizations out there, so many poor and underserved women AND men need the healthcare they provide.
    Your religion is not MY problem!
    WOMEN WAKE UP! Our rights are being taken away one step at a time.

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  51. Preach it! You’ve been able to put into words what I get too flustered to say! Thank you!

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  52. I don’t live in Texas but I almost cried when Abbott won the election. I knew he’d pull crap like this. I wish the women of Texas could somehow impeach this man. I stand with Planned Parenthood, the women of Texas, and Margaret & Helen

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  53. Planned Parenthood is a wonderful, worthy organization.

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  54. I stand with Planned Parenthood…..and with Helen and Margaret.

    Peace.

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  55. i most definitely support Planned Parenthood – how many more women have to die before we are all taken seriously??

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  56. I stand with Planned Parenthood

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  57. Of course I support Planned Parenthood. I also support honesty and fairness in our politicians. I think it’s disgusting that Republicans are trying to do to PP what they managed to do to Acorn. We have to circle the wagons and protect our voices and organizations — for women, for democracy, for the planet.

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  58. I stand with Planned Parenthood! An excellent post as always, Helen. People need to remember this and VOTE!

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  59. Reblogged this on Greetings from the Fine Wine and Fried Okra Cafe and commented:
    Margaret and Helen tell it like it is.

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  60. I put my money where my mouth is and I SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!!

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  61. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  62. If you provide birth control the need for abortions drops. If you provide mammograms lives are saved. If you provide medical check ups that help a woman maintain her health she can care for her family and work. If you counsel and support a woman that is a victim of rape or incest…unconditional and nonjudgemental support…you are providing a crucial service. Planned Parenthood is necessary in a country that doesn’t support the needs of women…we are that country. We need PP. Women who don’t vote, women who buy into the lies about Planned Parenthood, because of misguided religious domination and messages perpetuated by groups who have a clear agenda, and women who don’t support women who don’t have the access to the care they have or the ability to pay for it are a problem I don’t understand. I can almost understand the asshat…he’s stupid, almost certainly has no idea where babies come from and if he does know how they get in there I’m sure he can’t talk about the process of production and getting them out…but women I don’t understand.

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  63. I support Planned Parenthood and all the women who use their services. Asshat is now my new favorite word, too!

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  64. If you support Planned Parenthood and the right to access safe abortions in Texas, may I recommend you look at Fund Texas Choice. They are a non-profit organization funding abortion travel for low-income people in Texas. Make a difference.

    http://fundtexaschoice.org/

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  65. I support Planned Parenthood. Greg Abbott the asshat, not so much.

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  66. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I cannot get pregnant, but I have used PP for compassionate, affordable women’s healthcare services. I would like to add to that, however, the text from a Facebook post I saw recently which states,

    “I don’t care if Planned Parenthood provides nothing BUT abortion services. I don’t care if it’s a million-story abortion superpark with abortion waterslides and an abortion electrical parade. Abortion is legal. ABORTION IS LEGAL. If I read one more “defense” of Planned Parenthood that says “it’s not JUST abortions!” or “only 5% of what they do is abortion! And abortions aren’t federally funded!” I’m going to abort myself. Abortion is legal, culturally necessary, and good for humanity. It has been and will be practiced for millennia. It is essential. It is a fact. By minimizing, denying or apologizing for this fact, you are allowing these venal anti-woman Nazis to frame this debate and continue to chip away at this essential right. Abortion is not tragic. It is not painful. It is a fact. It is a right. Demand it, fight for it, and for the sake of the women who have given their lives to defend it, stop apologizing for it.”

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  67. I am so saddened by the lack of outrage from each woman in the US. It is Planned Parenthood today, who will it be tomorrow? When will we say enough is enough, women have a right to select where they go for health care and what health care they select. It’s as simple as that.

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  68. Thanks for the wonderful column Helen. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  69. […] IF YOU SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAY SO IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. […]

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  70. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  71. Women in this country WAKE UP and VOTE! The idiots running this country are about to take away all of our rights! I support Planned Parenthood!

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  72. I stand with Planned Parenthood! And I totally agree that Gregor Abbott is a complete and utter ASSHAT!!!

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  73. It is frightening to me how quickly we are moving back into the Dark Ages.

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  74. I stand with Planned Parenthood and Texas women. We got strapped with Greg Abbotf and Dan Patrick and the rest of the Asshats in Austin because we didn’t vote in legions.
    Let’s not make that mistake again….and don’t be fooled by what this mighty Republican churches are persuading you to believe. They do not have women’s best interest at heart.
    They want your soul and your money.

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  75. I absolutely stand behind Planned Parenthood.

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  76. THANK YOU!

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  77. Absolutely and Completely support Planned Parenthood!!

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  78. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I have always wondered what TexN politicians are drinking.

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  79. I stand with Planned Parenthood!

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  80. I support PP!! They helped my best friend through a breast cancer scare. Where was Greg Abbott then? He sure as hell wasn’t standing at her door helping her find other medical care options.

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  81. Couldn’t be prouder to support Planned Parenthood. Keep speaking the truth Helen!

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  82. Of course I support Planned Parenthood. Is there any other way in our supposedly “modern” culture? Having seen poverty up close in the person of my best friend, who grew up middle class, but ended up working 3 jobs to keep food on the table for her 4 children after her husband left her for another woman and rarely if ever paid child support (before any legislation). If anyone thinks they are immune from poverty, I suggest they look around. We are all one payday away from it they say. Beyond that, this is supposed to be a country by & for the people; not a country ruled by a few ultra rich “kings” as it seems to be becoming. Time to take it back with our votes and contacting our “representatives.”

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  83. I stand with Planned Parenthood!

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  84. Abbott and his girlfriend Rick Perry are both ASSHATS. I used Planned Parenthood as my primary source when i was a young single mother and it was my only health care provider. Therefore they have done more for me than all those other ASSHATS combined! Thank you! I feel better now!

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  85. Spot on, Helen! I couldn’t agree with you more. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  86. I support PP, and I am outraged by the attacks on this wonderful organization!

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  87. When my daughter moved to Texas I told her to be sure to take her passport since it was “a whole other country” to quote one of their own!

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  88. I have and will always support Planned Parenthood. I used to live in Texas. Greg Abbott is one of quite a few prominent Texas Asshats.

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  89. Yes ma’am. I certainly DO support Planned Parenthood, in every way I can find to support it. Thank you for keeping the faith.

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  90. Dad, grown son & grown daughter all support Planned Parenthood.

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  91. I support Planned Parenthood! And as a former Texan, I am appalled at Greg Abbott’s actions (and the actions of his predecessor). Of course, now I live in Georgia, and we have more than our fair share of asshats here, too.

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  92. Hell yes! Hell yes! Helen yes! Helen yes!

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  93. I support Planned Parenthood and each human’s right to choose where they receive healthcare!

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  94. I support Planed Parenthood. And Greg Abbot IS an asshat.

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  95. I support Planned Parenthood!! As a person who works with poor people for a living, I cannot agree with this enough! Why is it that most Republicans always punish the poor? It has been my experience that most poor people don’t choose to live in poverty but are victims of circumstance. You rock, Helen.

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  96. I support Planned Parenthood and will stand firmly behind it.

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  97. I support Planned Parenthood 100%! This all just needs to stop now!

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  98. Planned Parenthood kept me from becoming pregnant in college and provided gyn care as well. Let’s see, that makes 1. healthy female parts, 2. NOT pregnant, 3. stayed in college and graduated – looks like a lot of win there!!!

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  99. Although I have never had to go through Planned Parenthood, it is a Godsend for so many women…and those against it are so very sad…and the women that are so against them should be ashamed of themselves! Perhaps Greg Abbott should partner up with Carly Fiorina and ride off into the sunset together!

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  100. The only other person involved with decisions of my vagina is my husband (only when I give him the green light), otherwise; all others need to mind their freaking business. Politicians, wake-up and step away from the choices I make with my body- I support PP, because 20 years ago when I lacked health insurance they helped me through a few cancer scares and funded my birth control which in turn assisted me to complete my education and offer a much more comfortable life for my little ones. I now have a tween daughter and there is no way anyone other than herself will make choices on her behalf. ENOUGH SAID!!

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  101. I’m alive – and lived to raise my children and a few extra children who needed someone to call “Mom” – because of Planned Parenthood. I mailed them a check yesterday, just to say “thanks for a terrific life”.

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  102. Agree 100% Helen. Every word.

    I SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

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  103. I support PP! Thank you, Margaret and Helen, for supporting them too.

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  104. The reasonableness and knowledge of Science is far and above the unchanging dogma of religions. Abbott was just brought up in dogma town and didn’t leave out of fear or lack of knowledge. He is doing the best he can with what he has to work with. He just doesn’t have a lot to work with ! ! ! Dave Pasch, Helena, Ohio

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  105. It’s time to vote the asshaticans out of office and keep them out until they come to their senses, (not that they ever had any or ever will). Remember when you go to the polls, that you need to find out more about all your elected officials at every level, because that dog catcher or school board member is possibly using that office to work their way up the ladder. So no asshats in any office. Let’s clean them out and send them back to where they belong.

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  106. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  107. I am a Christian man who supports Planned Parenthood. Abbot’s position has nothing to do with Christ, and all to do with political power.

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  108. Planned Parenthood deserves so much better treatment than the right-wing politicians have dished out over the last several years. Prejudice from the right largely comes from an uneducated public that is clueless to the economics of poverty…rather, just plain clueless to economics: personal, home, health, national, or international.

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  109. Helen, You are right on. I support Planned Parenthood as well.

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  110. I like Planned Parenthood. Young women should be able to get birth control to avoid pregnancy, and an abortion if they want one. It is no one else’s business. We are not government property and they have no right to legislate our bodies. Get the government out of our bedrooms and out of our families.

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  111. Planned Parenthood contributed to keeping me healthy and pregnancy-free when I was young and couldn’t afford health insurance. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  112. I have never had to used Planned Parenthood, but I stand firmly for everything they do.
    I can understand people having personal beliefs about abortion, but it seems that these same people (usually Republicans) do not follow through after the baby is born. They hate welfare programs for the poor, so what if that new child is hungry. They seem to hate educational funding because they don’t want to pay taxes. They’ve never heard the old proverb that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    Anyone have Abbott’s e-mail address? We should all be forwarding Helen’s posting directly to him — along with our comments.
    Which brings me to another point. I usually avoid reading comments to anything because they are usually posted by stupid people who, sadly, seem to be aching for some sort of attention. But I have gone through every comment made here and I am totally blown away by the quality of everything said. What a relief to know that there are articulate, intelligent people still left in this country! We women rock!!! Now let’s get off our own asses and get these asshats (all of them) out of office.

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  113. You better believe I support Planned Parenthood. I come from the generation that saw backroom abortions (many times botched) and do it yourself abortions. These old white men need to get out of women’s panties and stay out!

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  114. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  115. I support Planned Parenthood and have used Planned Parenthood for exams when I was a young woman with no health insurance. It’s a fine organization providing a much needed service to women.

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  116. Amen, Sister Helen! I support Planned Parenthood. And I am sad to say that our Governor Asshat in Kansas is so enamored of yours that he will probably be following yours over the same cliff.

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  117. I have always been and always will be a PP supporter!

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  118. I support PP with all my heart. Sisters unite!! Be vocal, let’s try to end society’s tolerance of the abuse and imposition of men’s will on women.

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  119. Of course I support Planned Parenthood. I’m a woman, I breathe and I am rational.

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  120. I support Planned Parenthood. Right on, Helen.

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  121. I not only support Planned Parenthood but I volunteer at my local clinic. I am directly involved with abortions and am very aware of their importance and necessity. Thank you, Helen, you are my hero!

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  122. Count me as PP supporter number gazillion and one… How a governor’s office can put out a “news” bulletin that talks about “gruesome videos filmed at Planned Parenthood facilities,” when every sane person knows they WERE NOT, and that THIS IS A LIE, is beyond me, for starters.

    But my real question is… WHO MAKES MONEY WHEN WOMEN ARE DENIED REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES? I’ll be damned if I can figure that out… But I’m sure someone does, because the GOP right-wingers make no decisions, ever, if some corporation doesn’t make a profit from them. Sure, they blab about “morals,” but it’s about cash… Anybody got any ideas here?

    Also agree with the irony that at least one poster pointed out: All this crap about how “Obamacare” denies Americans their “free choice” of medical services… And Abbott, in one fell swoop, denies tens of thousands of “Americans” their provider of choice. Citizenship is denied to ovary-bearers in Texas…? Apparently!

    Gato

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  123. I have supported Planned Parenthood since I first needed gynecological care in 1972 and will always support them.

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  124. Because of Planned Parenthood I never needed an abortion.

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  125. I support Planned Parenthood. I was the consultant pharmacist for 5 PP clinics in El Paso and Sierra Blanca for a couple of years. These clinics provided all kinds of gynecological services to women, birth control to males and females, treatment for stds, post-menopausal hormones, and they even had a clinic that served the HIV/AIDS population. None of the clinics provided abortions and unfortunately they closed because of management/financial issues. The staff at these clinics were some of the most goodhearted, dedicated health professionals that I’ve ever met. I believe that limiting these services in the state of Texas will have an impact on the choices that are available to men and women. Get out and keep voting so that we can turn this state blue !

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  126. This 82-year-old firmly supports Planned Parenthood–for my children, grands and great-grands, too, and wish I could just slap Greg Abbott in his
    ignorant lying face!

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  127. I support and actually like Planned Parenthood. (Can’t stand asshats grr)

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  128. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  129. I absolutely support Planned Parenthood and the right of every woman to control her body! Furthermore I vow to never vote for a Pro-Life candidate!

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  130. I support planned parenthood and agree with everything you have pointed out in your post.

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  131. I support PP 1000% and Abbott is definitely an ASSHAT. In the 70’s I was actively involved in women’s issues and rights in Dallas and interacted with a lot of groups. During that time, lots of smart Republican women also worked to promote the rights of women — including the right to choose. Today, I wonder what happened to all those Republican women who cared about women’s rights. Why have they been silenced?

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  132. As a woman, as a mother of three adult daughters, and as a citizen of the United States, I fully support Planned Parenthood.

    Just this morning there are several articles online about human sex slavery. To think that right now, in 2015, women and girls are being held captive as sex slaves, and at the same time are being criticized for wanting to have control of their own sexual lives and reproduction is ironic. Why are men so threatened by the idea of a woman controlling her own body? Makes you think, doesn’t it? We ARE that powerful, and we need to take that power and USE it, right now, to stop this bullshit.

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  133. I support Planned Parenthood! Totally. 100%. Always and forever.

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  134. I support Planned Parenthood and I support Helen!

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  135. I love you Helen, and I agree he is an asshat. I do not miss living in Texas AT ALL, however we have an asshat governor here in Georgia as well. Thank you for sticking up for Planned Parenthood, and yes you are right, they keep women from having to have abortions because they offer frigging birth control people!!! I’m just as mad as you are and I’m a zillion years old too.

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  136. I love you, Helen, even when you are not funny.

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  137. I support Planned Parenthoo!!!!!

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  138. Greg Abbott is an ASSHAT! I fully support PLanned Parenthood!

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  139. Like so many other posters here, PP was my ob/gyn in my student and early adult years, because it was so supportive of my needs and my finances. And in turn, like so many posters here, I support PP to this day.
    It seems the only way to turn this tide of Taliban against women is for sane women to get out and vote. Thanks Helen for keeping this craziness and your outrage front and center!

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  140. I support Planned Parenthood. Have since their beginnings way back when. So how does such an Asshat get elected to Governor so he can lay his religious beliefs on all Texans? Ummmm doesn’t the constitution still say ‘separation of church and state’?

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  141. Thank you, Margaret and Helen, for continuing to post your thoughts. Always, you are on point. Ascerbic, yes, but TRUTHFUL, and often humorous. I do value your wisdom and perspective. I appreciate your passion, and I want to thank you for your candor. Thank you for speaking your mind, and for writing so eloquently on our behalf. We all LOVE YOU!! And, yes, I support Planned Parenthood. I have used their services many times. The war on women is so 19th century….Asshats, indeed.

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  142. I support PLanned Parenthood like any sensible woman. I am old enough to have been a teen and early 20, when abortion was illegal, it did not stop it, jut drove it underground to make it dangerous.

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  143. Sing it , Sister. I stand with Planned Parenthood.

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  144. I have used Planned Parenthood Services and I support them and you whole heartedly.

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  145. Planned Parenthood was there for my daughter many times. I am in full support of them. And you.

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  146. I totally agree with you but then again I am a woman so what do I know? Of course I do know that Planned Parenthood is doing the right thing as in correct, not “right-wing-nut-job”.

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  147. The fact that we even have an ASSHAT like this as governor is evidence of the very misinformed robotic voters who automatically push the R button at the polls as if they are led there on leash. I ask for people to stop, look and llisten and vote responsibly–lest they get this for so called leadership
    Planned Parenthood should be supported and Cecile Richards should get an award for putting up with 5 hours of male dominated attacks in Congress showing true ignorance and ugliness. Maybe the women in Texas will wake up and go to the polls to rid themselves of these hypocrites-Planned Parenthood will have to sue, as to deprive them of Medicaid funding on the basis of lies which have been proven to be lies will hopefully be thrown out. I only wish that Mr. Abott would be forced to personally provide health care services out of his own pocket to all ladies affected by this insanity. People wake up and vote responsibly! Asshat is the word of the day.

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  148. I am pro Planned Parenthood! Helen, you called it right regarding men who have such twisted fantasies about women. They are as good as rapists because, well, they actually support rape. I know it seems like Abbott is using religion here and “using” is the right word. Its the veneer he has chosen to cover his really nasty thoughts about the other 50% of human beings! Was he always like that, even before the accident that put him in a wheelchair?

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  149. I agree completely with Helen. Over the thirty years I’ve lived in Texas it has become very far right in political and religious ideology. Now the right wing has joined both the politics and religious beliefs and abuse the power of their offices. It’s frightening to see what is happening here and in other red states.

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  150. I totally support Planned Parenthood.

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  151. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  152. I support Planned Parenthood.
    I wish the people who vote for Asshats like Abbot could see how they are being manipulated by the rich. In the 60s a person could make a living working 40 hours per week. Most everyone had a good health care plan as well. At that time CEOs were making 25 times the pay of workers, now they make 300 times the amount. If pay for workers were to have kept up with the pay for CEOs, the minimum wage would now be over $23/hour.

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  153. I do live in Texas and the Republican leadership just keeps getting crazier and meaner. It is a sad era indeed. One that can only be reversed by getting all the Democrats to GO VOTE!

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  154. I support Planned Parenthood not only ideologically but with my money. The government in KS in loaded with asshats too.

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  155. I support Planned Parenthood

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  156. I support Planned Parenthood all the way; I also support the idea that most Republicans are asshats. And I even voted for one once. Couldn’t do it now, they constantly show that they have NO IDEA.

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  157. Yes, I support Planned Parenthood. Their clinics are not abortion mills, but full-service health clinics for women (and men) who often have no access to other health care providers.

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  158. I support Planned Parenthood. Every word in this blog is true – unlike the words that come out of the mouth of my despicable governor.

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  159. There are way too many Asshats in this nation!!! I support Planned Parenthood!! Do the asshats really believe abortion will stop if made illegal??

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  160. Someone should shoot that stupid man. Men have no right to say or do anything about any woman, including his relatives!

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  161. I support Planned Parenthood!!!

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  162. In addition to the medical services rendered to woman in need, the family planning services reduce unwanted pregnancies, reduce abortions and reduce poverty. Poverty is highly correlated with increased family size, so managing family size is important. It should also be noted the fastest growing homeless population in America is single working mothers. So, birth control is as important as sex education and esteem building, where teens can be taught that their esteem is not linked to sexual partners.

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  163. I support Planned Parenthood. I used them when I was younger and my daughter uses them now. There are many asshats- I live In Wisconsin and we are full of them!

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  164. I support Planned Parenthood!
    Thank you for your post, Helen!

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  165. I supposed Planned Parenthood.

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  166. I support PP. Vote people, vote. One way to make this better will be to get these crazy idiots out of power.

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  167. too many americans are just plain stupid and ignorant when it comes to planned parenthood. i’ve never used it, but i know it is very important to those who cannot afford to get mammograms and pap smears because they don’t have a regular doctor. the republican party just doesn’t give a damn about women, so they are willing to take away something that too many women sorely need. without this, we may see too many cases of more advanced cancer or ovarian, uterine cancer come about. this is just unconscionable/

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  168. planned parenthood. yes yes yes!!!

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  169. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  170. I LOVE Planned Parenthood and all of the staff that works there. Fantastic organization.

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  171. Absolutely support Planned Parenthood!

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  172. Planned Parenthood was a wonderful resource when I was a poor college student. I support them and give them credit for saving the quality of life for many women and the lives of many more by providing low cost or free exams.

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  173. I used Planned Parenthood 40 years ago, and I support it today!

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  174. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  175. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  176. I support Planned Parenthood–and Margaret and Helen!

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  177. Of course I support Planned Parenthood. Greg Abbot is one scary man – as are most of the Republican Neanderthals ”leading’this country right now. Register to vote. Vote them OUT. Vote for Bernie Sanders and any other progressive Democrat/Independent who is running. We MUST put power back in the hands of progressive politicians who have our best interests in mind – not these bottom feeders who seem to thrive on destroying 150 years of hard work to have achieved the rights we as women now have. Screw the Republicans.

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  178. It is VERY upsetting that ‘asshats” like Greg Abbott allow their twisted and bizarre religious MADNESS to dictate to American women—DICTATE to American women—what and how they take care of their own bodies. (That means it’s dictatorship, in case you didn’t catch it the first time.) Back in the 15th century, are we? For several years there has been a sticker on my rear car window reading I SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Greg Abbott is one of the more disgusting and EVIL religious fanatics—along with Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, to name just two. We live in a very SAD country these days. I knock on wood that I do NOT live in Texas.

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  179. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  180. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  181. Family planning works for the male, too. My late husband’s vasectomy was performed at Planned Parenthood. It was the norm in the early 70s and I assume that remains the case.

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  182. I support Planned Parenthood. By the way, it’s about PLANNING parenthood – by using contraceptives.

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  183. I support Planned Parenthood. They were there for me when I was a poor college student. I give them money when I can, so please consider that also. It helps them fight these unending battles.

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  184. Strongly support Planned Parenthood and the need for a ‘no asshat rule’ in politics.

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  185. I strongly support Planned Parenthood! Most people do. And it is A FACT that there are NOT enough alternative providers for Medicaid patients; there already are too few providers who will even accept Medicaid patients, due to the extremely low reimbursement rates (many medical services are provided at a financial loss). Also, many of these “alternative” clinics do not offer the same comprehensive services for women’s reproductive health that PP does (i.e. most primary care clinics don’t offer insertion of IUDs or implantable methods of birth control). Politics has no place in the medical exam room.

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  186. I support Planned Parenthood and have used their services. They were there for me when I needed them.

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  187. No. I am NOT for Planned Parenthood. I am not for the Eugenist, Margaret Sanger who used the Suffragettes who merely wanted to vote. Her agenda was to erradicate the Blacks population, even back then…100 + years ago.

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  188. I stand with Planned Parent and am proud to be part of the Pink wave as a woman, human, humanist and employee!!!

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  189. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  190. I stand with Planned Parenthood. I think that everyone should make a $10.00 donation to PP in Greg Abbott’s name and ask that PP send him a notification every single time a donation comes in in his name. What say all of you? I’m in!

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  191. I definitely support Planned Parenthood.

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  192. I support Planned Parenthood! Greg Abbott should have no power over my body! Or your body. Or her body. Or their bodies.

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  193. I support Planned Parenthood, and you are my favorite blogger☺

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  194. Hell, yes, I support Planned Parenthood. Every child deserves to be wanted. Every woman should have sovereignty over her own body. She doesn’t need Greg Abbott trespassing there.

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  195. I support Planned Parenthood. I am so sick of seeing those made up edited ads by those anti abortion God fearing idiots that I could vomit. I thought Ricky Perry was bad but I think Greg is completely bonkers! First the Jade Helm nonsense! Obama was going to take over Texas? I thought we were already a part of the United States and subject to the laws and Constitution thereof but what the Hell do I know! I didn’t walk down a sidewalk in River Oaks and have a tree limb fall on me and win a multi million dollar lawsuit and then go to law school on the proceeds, become the Attorney General of Texas and then pass Tort Reform limiting law suit settlements so others in my situation couldn’t become wealthy like I did. Maybe George Bush was born with a Silver spoon in his mouth but Greg Abbott bought a Silver wheelchair for his rotten ass to sit in all day and think up stupid shit to pull on the Citizens of Texas! I’m just sorry I can’t tell you how I really feel. Onward and upward Margrett and Helen, I think Bernie’s the only one with any sense! And he’s from Vermont. God help us!

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  196. He does seem like an asshat.

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  197. I support Planned Parenthood

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  198. I totally support Planned Parenthood.

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  199. I support Planned Parenthood, but it is not enough. The right to abortion isn’t a right if you can’t afford one. After giving to PP, please dig deeper and give generously to the National Network of Abortion Funds, or to a fund that is local to you. Righting these wrongs is very important, but that doesn’t help the women who are denied their rights **today**. Please give. http://www.fundabortionnow.org/

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  200. Planned Parenthood is a great deal more preferable than Un-Planned Parenthood.

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  201. I support Planned Parenthood, and I vote.

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  202. I support Planned Parenthood and have ever since I was 18 (that’s 44 years ago, but who’s counting)! Every time one of these asshats pulls another stunt like Abbott, I double my contribution. And Cecile Richards can stand up and represent me every day of the week. That apple didn’t fall far from the tree. I miss you, Ann Richards!

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  203. I absolutely support Planned Parenthood!!!

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  204. I support Planned Parenthood. And, I am FURIOUS with Greg Abbott and all male Republicans who keep interfering with Women’s Health Care. Don’t they realize that we are more than 1/2 of the population. Women, let’s ALL vote!

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  205. All that you say is true, and moreso. The reason this can fly in Texas, is that there are many people there who feel as he does. These “Christians” believe that abortion is a sin, and that their way of thinking is the only true way. They feel they have a right to tell others what the right way (their way) is, and that we are all going to hell if we don’t believe what they do. They feel it’s their responsibility to keep us from going to hell. I have been to those churches, and I know people like that. It’s maddening, but reason isn’t their chosen way.

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  206. I stand with Planned Parenthood.

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  207. Ass hat is too kind a name for Greg Abbott. I support Planned Parenthood and their work.

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  208. There is stupid and then there is more stupid. There are dumbasses and then there are Asshats. Definitely an Asshat. Wonder if he went home yesterday, kissed his (Latina) wife and then said, “Well honey, I got up, went to work and sued the federal government today…er, that was my last job. Today I got up and just used my executive privilege to shut down Planned Parenthood. Lawsuits take too much time.” I thought now that he was governor he might have better things to do with his time…like govern. Guess not.

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  209. We support Planned Parenthood.

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  210. I support Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards rocks, and Greg Abbott is the grand poobah of asshattery, followed closely by his lieutenant of asshattery, Dan Patrick. We women of Texas deserve better.

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  211. I support Planned Parenthood! And so thankful I don’t live in Texas.

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  212. Most all of the Texas legislature are asshats of the worst kind….I am ashamed that our state keeps voting in these worthless boobs. Women arise! Vote against the asshats!!! And I do support Planned Parenthood. Keep government out of women’s sex lives…don’t hear about them “regulating” Viagra or prostrate treatments do we?!?

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  213. My reproductive assistance life has spanned invasive uterine pre-cancer treatment to pregnancy termination to live births to uterine inception planned pregnancies. Reproduction is a burden, an honor, a privilege, and a RIGHT to control.

    My FAMILY supports Planned Parenthood.

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  214. I first went to PP in the 70’s. It was WONDERFUL. They educated me! Now my adult daughter goes there because of the cost and they have wonderful doctors!

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  215. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

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  216. We support Planned Parenthood and we donate.

    And Greg Abbot and others are asshats

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  217. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  218. As usual, your comments are right on! Planned Parenthood is there for women everywhere and restricting access or refusing to assist those women in need does indeed make you an ASSHAT! thanks!

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  219. If he looks like an asshat, and sounds like an asshat…………then he must be anasshat!

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  220. I certainly do support Planned Parenthood!

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  221. Damn right I support Planned Parenthood.

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  222. Helen, as usual, you know when to call a spade an Asshat. This absolutely is a political rape against the women of Texas and against a valued organization that prioritizes womens’ health.

    Thanks for another ace post.

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  223. Brava, incredibly well said!! Abbott is a Class A Asshat and deserves to be taken out of political power for his misuse of authority.

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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  224. Way to tell it like it is, Helen! I am with you 100%! Abbott absolutely IS an asshat. Women to him might as well be earthworms for all he cares. Does he have a wife? Mother? Sister? Daughter? Is he as disrespectful and hateful to them as he is to the women in Texas who have used Planned Parenthood? And who does he think he is to tell women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies? He is enough to make God Himself puke!

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  225. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  226. Count me in! I donated extra money to PP because of all the crap that is happening to them. Margaret and Helen, you rock!!!!!

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  227. Go, girls! Thank you for standing up for women’s health!

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  228. I think I’ll make a donation to Planned Parenthood in (dis)honor of Greg Abbot.

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  229. How is it possible that the Republican party has become the party of Asshats? I support Planned Parenthood.

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  230. I’m sorry – y’all. I didn’t know I was not supposed to write an essay! I just get so torn up over this issue, I couldn’t help it.

    I support Planned Parenthood to the moon and back!

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  231. Damned tootin’ I support Planned Parenthood! And Helen, you’re the cat’s meow! You pull no punches, and I hope Abbott sees your post!

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  232. I support Planned Parenthood!!!

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  233. Way to go ladies – tell it like it is!!! I support Planned Parenthood! Isn’t it a shame that so many “Christians” are afraid to use the brain that the creator gave them, and believe any kind of bullshit they’re told without a bit of thought.

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  234. I live in Texas and can tell you what Helen says is true. Abbott is an Asshat or worse. I can think of lots of words I would call him. Yesterday when I read about this I commented on Helen’s last posting – didn’t know what else to do. I was livid then and am livid now!!!!! I thought PP would file suit today because I don’t think he can legally do this. PP will spend a butt load of money on this AGAIN. They already are in Louisiana where that little guy is, you know, that Jindal, the little brown one, as George Bush Sr. said one time about Jeb’s kids. What an idiot!!! I say on here and in every format I can that Planned Parenthood provides birth control and well woman exams to thousand of women every day. I am so fortunate that I am no longer in a position to need them. But, 43 years ago, I had two little kids – one a tiny baby. Both my husband and I were working. But oh, so poor. Both of my children were sick – one terribly sick with kidney disease that did finally kill him 3 years ago at age 40. But back when he was tiny and the docs were telling me he would not live to see his 5th Birthday, I could not afford to go to a regular doctor for my check-ups and birth control pills. Many times it was a choice – medicine for the kids and doctor bills or food. I was out of everything… money, soul, heart, energy, just everything. I had enough with the two I had much less bringing more children into my family much less to this world. I thanked God many times Planned Parenthood was there for me. I could get my annual check-up and buy birth control pills for $2/month. I cannot tell you what a relief that was. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!! Since then, both my boys grew up. My husband and I advanced in the working world always concerned about insurance coverage. My husband worked for the same company for 45 years because we had to have continual coverage. Things eventually got OK, except for the constant worry about my boys’ health. Through the years, I have donated money to PP because I believe in their work so strongly. At first not much money except what I could save back but now part of my annual giving plan. One time, I drove by a clinic where a protest was going on. I hate those sanctimonious irrational fools! Get a job not protesting something you know nothing about. I actually stopped that time, fought my way in to the door, went in and gave the person at the desk a $20 bill for a donation. It was all I had at the moment. I gave it to her and told her I hate those idiots outside and this is my response. I wished her well as well as the remainder of folks inside. I also believe very strongly in a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion or not. And, thank God there are clinics that can provide that service too.

    Greg Abbott is just the newest Asshat in Texas, maybe the worst. It started with George Bush Jr, then his Anointee, Good Hair Perry (looks like his fake glasses didn’t help his sanity much either!), now Abbott. We have not had a good Governor since Ann Richards!! And, poor Wendy lost to this fool. I’ve been crying every day since. Abbott makes me want to drive all the way to Austin and….. We need to have a protest!!!!!!!!

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  235. I support planned parenthood

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  236. I support Planned Parenthood, and have proudly been a Nurse Practitioner provider there.

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  237. Amen to 100% of your commentary. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  238. You expressed my feelings beautifully!! Thank you!

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  239. I SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!!!

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  240. I support planned parenthood

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  241. Yes, I support Planned Parenthood!

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  242. I support Planned Parenthood & I’m emailing a copy of this post to Greg Abbott!!

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  243. Always

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  244. This should be required reading for everyone in America. I support Planned Parenthood and the right to choice as well. I wish I had a blog so I could share this with everyone. Always impressive wordsmithing.

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  245. I benefited greatly from Planned Parenthood, especially in college, and I continue to support them today. They were the reason I was able to afford to take care of myself…and even more, taught me *how* to take care of myself.

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  246. Right on, Helen. I’ve been appalled at how the right wing has twisted and lied about Planned Parenthood in order to prevent them from serving the people who need them. I’ve been a supporter all my life, even though I’m male and gay, because they provide necessary services compassionately and confidentially. I give them money every year, and will continue to do so no matter what the Asshat Brigade, a.k.a. Republican politicians, try to dishonestly pin on them because I know from my female friends how important they are. Screw Abbott and the horse he rode in on.

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  247. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  248. I support Planned Parenthood and the critical services they offer to women and men in need of affordable healthcare!

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  249. He is far worse than an asshat. Ugh. I cry for my country and my fellow women.

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  250. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  251. Always have, always will stand with Planned Parenthood. Thank you, Helen, for standing with them and the woman who use their services.

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  252. I support Planned Parenthood! Always have. Always will.

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  253. I also am a lifelong supporter of Planned Parenthood. I used it for years because it was the only place that I could go to receive much needed family planning and birth control at reasonable prices/free sometimes. I used PP through one marriage and well into this one because of the care and compassion shown by the Nurse Practitioners there. I will make sure that until my dying day that now that I am well off, in large part because I didn’t HAVE to have children, that I fund them. When I pass away I hope it won’t be necessary to fund them, but just in case it is, they will be funded to the tune of our entire estate. F*ck you Republicans. This is MY body and I will fight to the death for MY rights and the rights of other women to come.

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  254. Completely and utterly support Planned Parenthood!

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  255. Yes, I support Planned Parenthood. People that don’t are asshats.

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  256. I support Planned Parenthood

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  257. I support Planned Parenthood. I live in Florida and I thought this state was nutso…..

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  258. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  259. I support Planned Parenthood — with words, votes, and money.

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  260. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  261. I support Planned Parenthood! I even had to use it for my care when I was a younger woman and didn’t have medical insurance at my disposal. I agree, he is an Asshat!

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  262. I support Planned Parenthood–down with all the Asshats!

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  263. From a seventh-generation Texan: I love you, Helen. I mean it. Really.

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  264. Following the preposterous and insufferable Relublican congressional “hearing” in which they grilled Cecile Richards for hours, ranting and spewing “questions” after which they spoke over her, cut her off, allowed no time for responses, held up bogus charts to prove nothing other than their own bias and lies, I marched straight over to the local Planned Parenthood and wrote a $250 check. This was a donation hoping to help women in need, yes, but given to honor Ms Richards and staff at all Planned Parenthood facilities who work tirelessly Toward a common goal: Assist women to receive medical care.
    Gov Abbott sued and received million$ following the accident which paralyzed his legs, yet he is utterly rigid and unwilling to help others in need. Seems to me the tree that fell on Greg Abbott affected more than his legs. What a disgrace.

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  265. I absolutely support Planned Parenthood; and absolutely abhor the Right Wing Fundamentalist Taliban that Greg Abbott represents.

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  266. I support Planned Parenthood. Thirty-five years ago, it was the only place that would diagnose and treat my endometriosis for the little money that I, a college student, had.

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  267. I stand with Planned Parenthood — always have, always will. Your post is spot on!

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  268. I support every word you say here, Helen!!! The only way such idiots can get elected to public office is through the votes of fellow idiots, so it appears there is more than one asshat in Texas–and elsewhere. A+ to you. http://judydykstrabrown.com/2015/10/20/waking-up/

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  269. I stand with Planned Parenthood.

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  270. I support Planned Parenthood. They provide valuable services to women who need family planning and wellness exams to detect early signs of cancer.

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  271. I used to work at a Planned Parenthood, so, YES, I fully support PP and the much-needed services they provide. And your analysis of Texas asshattery
    is right on. Unfortunately, it’s not just confined to your state. . . .

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  272. I support women’s freedom to choose what happens with their bodies… certainly not a man I don’t know, especially one who oddly believes he gets to control my actions. Shakes head/rolls eyes… I support you. I support calling out asshats all of the time. And I support Planned Parenthood.

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  273. WORD!

    #IstandwithPP

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  274. I SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD!

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  275. I support Planned Parenthood. We’d don’t need to revert to the days of back alley abortions (oh except for women of means who simply traveled to a clinic in another country where abortion was permitted). And,we all know that PP provides a whole range of women’s health service. I am as angry as you are!

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  276. I absolutely support Planned Parenthood! When I had no insurance and next to no money, they were my only access to health care. I am forever grateful.

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  277. Planned Parenthood supporter for 33 years!

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  278. I do support Planned Parenthood. There is little or nothing that I agree with the governor.

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  279. I support Planned Parenthood!!

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  280. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  281. I’ve subscribed and get their hilarious newsletter delivered to my inbox! (:D

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  282. #standwithpp
    Yes yes yes

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  283. You are soooooo right. Really.

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  284. I stand with Planned Parenthood and against Taliban men like Abbott. It is so unjust that a man–any man, but especially a craven idiot like this guy–has any say in what any woman chooses to do in terms of her own healthcare. You know what you never hear anyone say any more? Abortion is legal and a Constitutionally guaranteed right. I’m sick of hearing women apologize for it.

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  285. Asshat is an understatement when it comes to this Asshole! The women of Texas deserve better!!

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  286. Planned Parenthood is an important resource to women. This attempt to defund this wonderful organization is criminal. I speak as a retired NP who provided care to many women.

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  287. Like

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  288. Yes! x2

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  289. I support Planned Parenthood and I love reading your blog. Asshat has become one of my favorite words thanks to you.

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  290. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  291. Even worse…an asshat from Texas. Shocking. Men should have NO decision here.

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  292. I fully support planned parenthood! I used it my early to mid 20’s to obtain birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Although I had insurance at the time, it didn’t cover birth control. Planned Parenthood was the only place I could get my yearly exam and birth control at a price tag I could afford.

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  293. couldn’t have put it better myself! Abortions should be rare, legal, and safe. And with family planning services readily available this is just what would result

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  294. I support Planned Parenthood.

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  295. I am a woman. I am American. I am a mother. I vote. And I support Planned Parenthood. 👍

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  296. I support Planned Parenthood. I live in Texas and I vote.

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  297. support PP 100%

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  298. I support Planned Parenthood … I would love Ann and Molly to still be able to voice their disdain and ire!

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  299. Always have, always will. This country is being taken over by asshats.

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  300. I support Planned Parenthood! The garbage some people believe about it makes me, in the words of a friend of mine, want to blindly hurl a hatchet into the night sky.

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  301. I support Planned Parenthood!

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  302. I support Planned Parenthood. I reside in Texas and you are correct. Greg Abbot is an asshat! He belongs to the same school of thought that FOX News does….”what’s fact got to do with it”.

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  303. I support Planned Parenthood

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  304. Yes, I do support Planned Parenthood, and yes he is an asshat….

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  305. I support a Planned Parenthood.

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  306. I support Planned Parrenthood!!!

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