(Hey folks. Zandar here. DougJ and John Cole in their infinite wisdom have allowed me to
hit the shiny red self-destruct button fill in for Doug this week. I’ll try not to back the Juice into a ditch. More than like…4 times.)
Up in Wisconsin, Scott Walker yesterday signed the state’s budget into law, among the victims: everyone in the state who doesn’t pull down a quarter-mil a year and women.
Yesterday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a budget that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood, after pushing the measure through the state Legislature without a single Democratic vote. Planned Parenthood denounced the decision to choke off state and federal funding to nine health centers in small communities that will deny preventative health care to 12,000 women who don’t have health insurance.
That’s state number four where Planned Parenthood has been cut from the table as Wisconsin joins Indiana, Kansas, and my home state of North Carolina in telling tens of thousands of women “Gynecology? Just pour some Tussin on it.” Oh hey, and Walker’s authorized some $800 million in education cuts and half a billion off “unspecified” Medicaid programs too.
At some point somebody has to start asking why red states are so damn eager to deny women basic preventative care like this, other than the Koch Brothers are planning to launch a chain of drive-in women’s clinics, or that they’ve contacted the Bene Tlilax and have axlotl tank technology, or they’re just colossally misogynist doucheknockers. Maybe all three.
Between this and the Wingers defending Wisconsin state supreme court Judge Prosser’s alleged assault of a female judge, I can’t possibly come up with a reason why women aren’t flocking to Wisconsin Republicans.
[UPDATE 6:45PM] And Texas today makes it five red states to defund Planned Parenthood, plus turning Medicaid into a block grant so they kick as many people off the rolls as possible.