The war on contraception continues.
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240 to 185
to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood
. This vote was a declaration of war on contraception, cancer screenings, and other basic health-care that family-planning centers, such as Planned Parenthood, provide to millions of American women and men.
Politicians who campaigned on the promise of focusing on jobs and the economy need to be held accountable if, at the first possible opportunity, they join with John Boehner to launch a full-fledged war on contraception.
These six representatives failed the test:
Rep. Chris Gibson of New York
Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York
Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey
Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio
When push came to shove, each of them voted in lockstep with Boehner and the anti-choice House leadership, and against women's health.
Independent voices in Congress? Willingness to stand up to the House leadership? Laser-like focus on jobs and the economy?
Apparently, these alleged House "moderates" are more interested in taking away women's access to birth control and cancer screenings than in creating jobs or growing the economy.