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Good Christian governor, Rick Perry, screws poor women

March 12, 2012

The oh-so-Christlike Texas governor Rick Perry is making sure that he extends the Christian hand of help and mercy and uplifting to no poor women whatsoever. In the very same way that Jesus would be sure not to help them.

Gov. Perry Tries to Spin Women’s Health Cuts, Texans Push Back:

On March 8th Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced he was moving ahead with killing off the popular and very successful Women’s Health Program. Now Texans are demanding Gov. Perry answer for this plan.

In a state where more than one-quarter of the women are uninsured the Perry administration’s move is nothing short of needlessly risking women’s lives. The Medicaid Women’s Health Program provides preventative care, including cancer screenings and contraception, to more than 130,00 low-income women each year.

But instead of seeing an opportunity to make the lives of the women in Texas better, Gov. Perry sees an opportunity to push women to the sidelines. In the last few months the state legislature passed a budget slashing the state’s family planning program by more than two-thirds, a cut that eliminates health care for 160,000 women per year. These cuts also affect services including life-saving Pap smears, clinical breast exams and birth control.

Can’t go curing (or preventing!) any of that “issue of blood” or related matters, that Jesus made sure not to heal — oh wait. Hm…

Rick Perry is such a good Christian! Just ask him. But don’t, under any circumstances, ask any women in poverty if they agree.

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