CHE BELLO disagrees with Jon Stewart.

December 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Mark this day on your calendars, as I usually find every word from Jon Stewart’s mouth to be golden. But in this clip from the other night, he really does get it all wrong. Planned Parenthood provides important services, with the majority of their operating budget going to cancer screenings and contraception. Abortion services account for less than 6% of their expenditures and are all privately funded — Planned Parenthood uses none of the money gained from government contracts or funding to push a pro-choice agenda. When even the champions of rationality like Jon Stewart are maiming the public’s impression of Planned Parenthood by reinforcing this false abortion-machine image, low-income families who partake of the clinics’ services suffer. The right is already mounting a campaign to stop the federal government from contracting with Planned Parenthood, a move that would reduce their budgets by up to 35%. Planned Parenthood provides vital services and is not, as Stewart insinuates, a nefarious organization hell-bent on convincing women to abort their pregnancies. Shame on you, Jon. (But great job with the Huckabee interview from the other night! Even when I’m mad at you, I still love you.)

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1 Comment

  1. hmwhat said,

    I know you haven’t updated your blog in forever (hint hint) but i’m just letting you know that I’ve moved my blog to
    hmwhat.wordpress.com

    I’m not sure if I told you already or not but i’m just commenting on everyones blogs either way haha.

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