Look it should be no surprise that your girl (the blogger) went to J school, I mean I deliver brilliantly written fact-checked articles every damn day. But something we’ve all been noticing lately is how… the whole “fair and balanced” and “don’t take a side thing” has gotten… more and more ridiculous. We’re all for reporting all sides of the story when it’s about a disagreement. But the other side keeps MOVING the CHAINS. It’s gotten to the point where we have to report “both sides” so far over that it’s like “Some people believe the TRUTH, some people believe SOME NONSENSE… we’re gonna present both as equally valid.”
That’s all to say that we really didn’t like this Atlantic article titled “Planned Parenthood Makes a Huge Bet.” While it lays out what is going on with Title X, covering the arguments from both sides, it JUST PRESENTS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AS EQUALLY VALID.
“Planned Parenthood, however, views abortion as a form of health care…”
Y’all… abortion is a MEDICAL PROCEDURE. It’s a form of healthcare. In what EFFING MESSED UP WORLD are we afraid to say that!?!?! This one, this one.
“The stand-off is a case study in how extreme the tactics of the abortion debate have become. The Trump administration is openly dedicated to kneecapping health-care providers that perform abortions, and Planned Parenthood is its biggest target. Planned Parenthood, meanwhile, would rather take a huge financial hit and wage a high-profile fight with the Trump administration than change its practices.”
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE! These are NOT equivalent. ONE is a bold-faced political move! Planned Parenthood would not just have to “change its practices.” It’d have to change its ideology. It’d have to make it seem like it didn’t support abortion as healthcare. It’d have to lie to patients. It’d have to not have a fucking backbone about A MEDICAL PROCEDURE. It’d have to not help people who need abortion care. AND WHAT KIND OF 1984 REALITY DOESN’T LET PEOPLE SAY WORDS IF THEY WANT TO GET FEDERAL FUNDING!!! THERE ARE NO TWO SIDES HERE.
This is further exacerbated by this quote that the Atlantic lets just hang there:
“To the extent that Planned Parenthood claims that it must make burdensome changes to comply with the Final Rule, it is actually choosing to place a higher priority on the ability to refer for abortion instead of continuing to receive federal funds.”
OK no no no no no. No no no no no. We are not letting them get away with this fucking narrative. The other side FREQUENTLY describes Planned Parenthood as an abortion factory, they villify them every chance they get, they try to SHUT DOWN Planned Parenthoods every effing day. They do not get to NOW be like “Oh i guess they are just NOT gonna help people.” NO NO NO NO NO! They don’t care about that side at all! We don’t have to bow to people who are so far passed unreasonable THEY CANNOT HANDLE HEARING WORDS!!!!
And that brings us to this Scientific America blog which is THE EXACT OPPOSITE IN EVERY WAY of this Atlantic piece. Basically a bunch of scientists say, we’ve been complacent for too long because we wanted to seem impartial… and that makes us complicit. We cannot sit by while the anti-abortion nightmares misinterpret science to spread lies. YES YES YES YES!!!!!!
Read every word!