Dear Senator Toomey:And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.
It's me, again. Your constituent who also writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."
This week, I'd like to ask you about Planned Parenthood. In a recent piece at the York Dispatch, I found this:
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was brief in explaining his support for defunding Planned Parenthood, saying any taxpayer dollars going to the organization “are at least indirectly subsidizing abortions.”You have to know that this is, at least indirectly, misleading, don't you? Since the government funding going to Planned Parenthood is mostly in the form of Medicaid and Title X reimbursements for testing and treatment of STDs, cancer screening and prevention, and so on. As most of that money is from Medicaid, a plan designed to help out low-income people, denying that funding to Planned Parenthood, at least indirectly, would more or less directly result in a lessened level of preventative care for thousands of low income Pennsylvanians - your constituents.
Are you comfortable with that?