On Their Defunding Rampage, Will the GOP Stop at Planned Parenthood?

On Their Defunding Rampage, Will the GOP Stop at Planned Parenthood?

On Their Defunding Rampage, Will the GOP Stop at Planned Parenthood?

The Nation‘s Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood’s funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show‘s Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

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Republicans like Representative Mike Pence of Indiana are trying to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding just because the organization also provides abortions. But as The Nation‘s Chris Hayes explains, the GOP’s efforts would in fact "deny millions of women routine checkups and examinations, defund gynecological exams, cervical cancer tests, UTI treatments and the full panoply of women’s services" the organization currently offers.

As Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal reported on Monday night’s episode, that’s not going to be enough for the Republicans. Embodying the distorted mindset of our elected officials, Schaal explains that "If an organization has anything to do with abortions, then everything that organization does is tainted and it shouldn’t get government money." Could the next targets be fire departments, the FAA, even NASA?

—Kevin Gosztola

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