Republicans hate abortion and most of them also hate publicly funded family planning. Some of them seem to even hate contraception period, because they keep trying to pass bills that allow pharmacists to refuse to sell contraceptives if contraception is against their religious principals.


Republicans hate abortion and most of them also hate publicly funded family planning. Some of them seem to even hate contraception period, because they keep trying to pass bills that allow pharmacists to refuse to sell contraceptives if contraception is against their religious principals. 
Currently the Republicans in Congress are trying very hard to take away all funding for publicly funded family planning. I wonder how that will affect their other goal of stopping all abortions. Does anyone know anyone who has had an abortion when they wanted to have a baby? Planned pregnancies very seldom end in abortion and when they do it is almost always to save the woman’s life and or protect her future fertility because of a ectopic pregnancy or some other abnormally.
There is a Republican though who believes so fervently in birth control that he has attached an amendment to a funding bill which will provide birth control for wild horses. I am literally shocked that this costly but common sense approach at limiting the wild horse population is being encouraged by a Republican. This prevention approach will mean that the money required to feed these creatures will gradually be lowered without making the horses suffer in any way. It sounds like a win win for the wild horses and the American taxpayer. 
Meanwhile, the Republicans want to make sure it is hard for poor women to have access to birth control and they are also lowering low income food programs by one billion dollars. Head Start is also losing lots of funds. This sounds like a lose lose for poor women and their children. 
Even with the current level of food support for the poor, many children in America go hungry every day. Our small town has to have non stop food drives for the poorest among us to make up for the less than adequate nutritional support provided for the poor. 
Please tell me why the welfare of horses is more important to the Republicans in Congress than the welfare of humans?

Jo Davis,
Shawnee