Hypocritical "Pro-Life" Republicans Slash Services for Women and Children in Proposed Cuts
Trying to show that they mean business, House Republicans have released a list of proposed budget cuts -- not specific proposals of course, just a broad laundry list of red meat for their base -- and what's particularly striking about this list is what it says about the so-called "pro-life" party:
- $758 million from WIC (Women, Infants and Children):
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
- $1.3 billion from Community Health Centers:
To improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. Individual health center grant mechanisms include: (1) Community Health Centers; (2) Migrant Health Centers; (3) Health Care for the Homeless; and (4) Public Housing Primary Care Program.
- $210 million from Maternal and Child Health Block Grants:
The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States is a public health program that reaches across economic lines to improve the health of all mothers and children ... train providers and support services for children with special healthcare needs, newborn screening and genetic services, lead poisoning and injury prevention, and health and safety promotion in child care settings.
In the few weeks that the GOP has controlled the House, the lion's share of their time has been spent trying to roll-back reproductive rights because, "our members feel very strongly about the sanctity of human life."
But with these cuts, we once again see that those strong feelings Republicans' profess to have for life, stops at the delivery room door ... assuming you can afford to go to the hospital, of course.
A complete list of the proposed cuts are at Daily Kos.