Breaking News: GOP War on Women (and Children) 2012!!!

From the Daily Kos:

The House Republicans just did it, they voted to trade low student loan interest rates for childhood immunizations, and, of course, more War on Women by cutting women’s health. The vote was 215-195 despite a last minute threat from Club for Growth and Heritage, warning Republicans that voting to extend the lower interest rate at all will be counted against them. Thirty Republicans voted against, it, 13 Democrats for it.

Those breast and cervical cancer screenings, and immunizations, and HIV screenings, that’s all going to people who Republicans would prefer not to think about anyway.

The White House has issued a veto threat:

Unfortunately, rather than finding common ground on a way to pay for this critical policy, H.R. 4628 includes an attempt to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, created to help prevent disease, detect it early, and manage conditions before they become severe.  Women, in particular, will benefit from this Prevention Fund, which would provide for hundreds of thousands of screenings for breast and cervical cancer.  This is a politically-motivated proposal and not the serious response that the problem facing America’s college students deserves. If the President is presented with H.R. 4628, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.

Sigh.

Yeah, that’s my entire fucking commentary on this.

Sigh.

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