Philosophy over reality

Philosophy over reality

Philosophy over reality

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is showing healthy women the door, and it’s not out of chivalry.

For more than 14 years, the Show Me Healthy women program has provided health care for low-income women over the age of 35 through Planned Parenthood clinics. However due to Blunt’s anti-abortion views, he recently yanked funding from two Planned Parenthood establishments in Springfield and Joplin that provide screenings for breast and cervical cancer. It’s political ideology at its finest. But there’s one problem with that logic.

Both clinics do not, and never have, provided abortions.

Blunt’s office said, “philosophically Planned Parenthood is known as an abortion provider.” This is one-time perception is not reality.

Blunt has re-dispersed funds to other area clinics that will now begin to offer preventative screenings.

“This ensures women may access important preventative care without contributing to abortion providers’ goal of facilitating the destruction of innocent life,” Blunt said. Talk about demonizing the enemy.

Planned Parenthood participates every year in Missouri Southern’s Welcome Week, supplying University students with contraceptives, not abortions. That is hardly facilitating the destruction of innocent life.

Blunt makes education his highest priority. He is actively working to provide more money for college educations.

Hopefully that money will help educate Missouri’s young people on the difference between philosophy and reality.