I hate reading about the debate to fund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood should not be federally funded – because it shouldn’t be needed. As one of the richest countries in the world, all of our citizens should have access to decent basic healthcare. And the category of “citizen” does not default to “male citizen”. Half or more of us are female and for us decent basic healthcare includes contraction and screening for the cancers that are most likely to kill us. We shouldn’t need a nonprofit that’s funded partly by charitable donations to get those things. We shouldn’t need the U.S. wing of Planned Parenthood.
Unfortunately, as things stand, we still do.