I agree. In my former line of work, many organizations developed extreme, stringent programs to “teach” homeless people various things or enforce certain behaviors. None realized the underlying problem was lack of a job and decent place to live the person (in our case, families) could afford.

Much has been written about Planned Parenthood and my aunt was even on the board of that organization in Milwaukee. As a nurse, she of course supported the types of heathcare they provide and recognized the common-sense concept that contraception was important.

The reality is that today, that organization is seldom the best healthcare provider in most communities. When I pointed out to “friends” of the “liberal” persuasion that community clinics in Los Angeles served many more women from many more diverse backgrounds, including recent immigrants, so if people really cared about the health of lower-income women, they’d see if there was such an organization in their area and provide financial support to that — I was viciously insulted and attacked. Well Planned Parenthood just is not a very good organization to provide healthcare for women. I don’t care about the political argument at all. The truth is, they do a shitty job because they don’t care about the people who come to them. They just care about keeping the money flowing in.

That is not “progressive.”

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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