Unplanned Stupidity

Say there’s a good pre-screening program for early detection of cervical and breast cancer that’s free to women & partially funded by the state.

Say there’s a governor of said state who, under pressure from anti-choice forces, decides that no matter how good the program, it must be stopped because the screenings are taking place in Planned Parenthood clinics.

Now say that said Planned Parenthood clinics didn’t even provide abortion procedures.

What do you say now? These kinds of politics are idiotic: a functioning, useful program that was saving women’s lives has now been gutted for no goddamn good reason. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt decided to grandstand instead of backing useful services for poor and uninsured women.