Under Assault, Planned Parenthood Blames Jindal for Making a ‘shambles’ of Health Care
During Bobby Jindal’s two terms as governor, his administration has blocked Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, cut public health care funding to the bone, closed mental health facilities, closed the Baton Rouge General-Mid City emergency room, closed the publicly funded Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, and has not adequately funded the new University Medical Center in New Orleans.
A 50-state study puts Jindal’s Louisiana in second-to-last place for children’s health outcomes.
Under Jindal’s tenure as governor, Louisiana has had some of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and HIV/AIDS in the nation. Teen pregnancy and teen birth rates remain stubbornly high. While abortion rates have decreased around the country, they have increased in Louisiana.
Jindal’s administration has repeatedly blocked legislation that would call for mandatory, age-appropriate, medically accurate sexual-health education in schools. Last year Jindal banned Planned Parenthood from providing sex education in Louisiana public schools.
Bobby Jindal is showing that it’s not just the browns that can feel the wrath of the Revolting Right, the sicks are in for it too.
Lets just look at a couple of these things….
Second to last for children’s healthcare outcomes. Can anybody say “Thank God For Mississippi”. (Making a guess here, but pretty confident on it)
High rates of STD and teen pregnancy. Can’t be true, Bristol Palin told us how effective abstinence based education is at preventing all that.
The article is a great read… I highly recommend taking a look at it.