This afternoon, pro-choice members of Planned Parenthood came together with some pro-life protesters on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. to calmly discuss their differing opinions concerning the complicated matter of abortion. Here it is, boiled down to the only seven images you need to see…
This is a picture of a woman's chest. Also, it appears that has a clever slogan on her t-shirt.
Tags: Abortion, Democratic National Convention, Planned Parenthood, Protesters
* NSFW Republican National Convention promo, as sponsored by Grindr.
* John Hodgman is a liberal who likes to win.
* My political party is staunchly anti-anchovy.
* Being a Libertarian looks a lot like being constipated.
* The story of how Spider-Man saved Planned Parenthood.
* Mitt Romney's beliefs, condensed. Brought to us by Hugh Atkin.
* The Onion's American Voices react to the concept of "Legitimate Rape."
* Prop 43 will redistribute the contents of your stomach, from Funny or Die.
* Seth Meyers will not play Paul Ryan, but now the speculation begins as to who will.
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Links, John Hodgman, Libertarian, Paul Ryan, Planned Parenthood, Republican National Convention, Seth Meyers, SNL, Spider-Man
Remember Rick Perry? Somehow, a strategy of "I'm the governor of Texas, what could possibly go wrong if I'm elected president?" failed to elicit sufficient support in the Republican primary, so Perry is back in Texas, executin' convicts and cuttin' government services.
The latest Perry victim isn't the Texas education system, which would have been an understandable target given how badly it failed him as a youth, but the Medicaid-funded Women's Health Program, which delivers mammograms and other cancer screenings to low-income women. Under a law signed by Perry earlier this month, Planned Parenthood was excluded from participating in Texas's program due to its provision — using private funds — of abortion services. As a result, the federal government is withholding its $35 million contribution, 90% of the program's total funding.
So where will the 130,000 women who depended on Planned Parenthood clinics turn to for their healthcare needs? To Perry himself, obviously. Women have been flooding Perry's Facebook page with extremely graphic questions about their menstrual cycles and other exciting vaginal adventures:
I just hope no one asks more than two things!
Screen capture via Facebook.com/Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Tags: Abortion, Health, Planned Parenthood, Rick Perry, Texas, Women's Rights
Yesterday, a sound bite of Mitt Romney saying "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that," hit the web, and people haven't stopped talking about it because, apparently, this is shocking news. So shocking, in fact, that DNC's rapid response team decided to build a scary-music web ad around it…
Speaking a big proponent of Planned Parenthood, I do feel the need to come to Romney's defense on this one. In this political climate, a candidate simply cannot win a Republican presidential nomination without promising to close down Planned Parenthood.
And Mitt Romney really wants to be president.
You can see the pickle he's in.
Tags: Abortion, Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood, Women's Rights
Jon Stewart's discussion with Cecile Richards continues after the jump.
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Tags: Abortion, Cecile Richards, Jon Stewart, Men and Women, Planned Parenthood, The Daily Show, Video, Women's Rights