Monday, August 06, 2012
The Cold and Pitiless Gaze
He recently went after Planned Parenthood like a mad dog, saying that it "deals out nothing but deception, death, personal devastation, and moral degradation. Never will I agree to give that bloody, indecent, immoral organization one penny. I will not be satisfied until it is outlawed."
The "not one penny" is in reference to the new Republican majority in the NC General Assembly and their decision to cut off all funding to an organization that provides over 18,000 tests for sexually transmitted infections, over 11,000 life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, and contraceptive services to more than 61,000 women every year in North Carolina.
With informed government officials like Larry Pittman, the North Carolina Republican Party is sufficiently stocked.