A few friends were commenting on a Media Matters article about abortion, so I popped over to see what the heck was going on. I bumped into Val and Dana, and someone named Judy Slattery. Judy seems to be a right wing nut job, as her Facebook profile picture would suggest. She also is rabidly pro-fetus. Not pro-child, as she was very vehement that feeding poor children is not her responsibility, but ANTI ABORTION
Judy believes that Planned Parenthood does nothing but perform abortions with tax payer money. When I informed her that both The Hyde Amendment and HR 3 prohibit that, she launched into "they still receive 46% of their funding from the government." Actually, Planned Parenthood receives about a third of its money from Title X and Medicaid, but facts never really stop a rabid right winger, now do they? (Remember to thank Nixon for Title X funding-he wasn't ALL bad.)
When I then informed Judy that Planned Parenthood is forbidden from using tax dollars to fund abortions, she wrote this:
"Erin, I have done battle w/ your kind before. So stuff it."
I responded by telling her "Congratulations, I'll make ya famous." At which point she blocked me, brave little Tea Bagger that she is! Can't block Google Images, though, which is how I managed to post her actual Facebook profile photo at the top of this blog post. You're welcome.
It's sad, really, when people are so caught up in the lies that they can't even fathom the truth, much less accept it. Judy was calling people stupid and told others to "stuff it". I wish Fox would put that damn discussion page back on Facebook. These people need a place to go, where we don't have to deal with them, don't you think?