Planned Parenthood Endorses Hillary, Huge Backlash Follows
Words cannot express just how stupid this is.
It is moronic.
Planned Parenthood makes it’s first ever endorsement of a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton - someone who (like her husband) is essentially owned by corporations, but will fight as hard as anyone for women’s health issues and to protect critically important organizations like Planned Parenthood - so some progressives respond by…
You can’t be serious.
I support Bernie Sanders and agree that a single payer health care system will be the best thing for women and all Americans, but we don’t have that yet. And until that can happen, this country needs Planned Parenthood. Especially now with Republicans training their Howitzers on it.
So you’re still going to cancel donations?
Between this and the complete lack of participation in midterm elections (which leads to the easy election of wingnuts who live to drive a stake into the heart of causes progressives hold dear….as well has allowing them to gerrymander themselves into power until at least 2020, if not beyond) I am astounded at how short sighted the left is in this country.
In a historic move yesterday, Planned Parenthood endorsed Hillary Clinton for President – its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence.
Clinton supporters were thrilled; however, they appear to be in the minority if you look at comments on social media. After visiting the Planned Parenthood Action page and reading the comments about the endorsement, I found the people who were weighing in on the endorsement were expressing their disappointment, and the overwhelming majority of these folks were Bernie Sanders supporters.
Several commenters said they’re pulling donations from Planned Parenthood and giving them to Bernie Sanders because universal healthcare (which he is promoting) would remove the need for PP’s services.
The visitor’s section of the Planned Parenthood Action page is filled with disappointed voters. Here’s just a small selection of the comments:
“While I will always support a woman’s right to choose, and her right to accessible healthcare, I find myself no longer able to support your organization. You are supporting a presidential candidate who supports Monsanto, one of the largest destroyers of health, and ecosystems in the world. SHAME ON YOU.”
“I support what your organization does, PP, but DO NOT support your embarrassing endorsement which is clearly tied into the fact that Cecile Richards daughter was appointed as your Iowa communications director. Nicely played, but the people are NOT fooled. My monetary and physical support is now going to local clinics, other organizations, and candidates who are actually pro-women’s health. “An anti-women’s health president would undo all PP fought for?” Maybe you should look up HRC’s record…she stands AGAINST single payer healthcare. HRC wants to keep us in a for profit health insurance system because she benefits from it directly. You only need look at her donor list to figure that out.
To snub Sanders when he stood behind PP, when HRC threw PP under the bus with the video incident….disgusting. HRC voted for the Iraq war, which drove many women and children into the sex trade…how is that championing for women’s rights??
You’ve lost another follower. I vote with my mind, not my vagina, and I would love to see a woman POTUS, but not a Clinton.”
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