One of the most beloved jokes among feminists is that most "pro-life" people are people you wouldn't want to sleep with in the first place, but more recently we like to say they're people who couldn't find a clitoris if given a map. It's funny, but it's also sad because our nation's sex ed is so awfully wanting. I didn't even know how large the clitoris was, let alone how deeply it goes into your body, until I was an adult. How could I not know this about my own body--not to mention the organ with the most nerve endings on it?
As Representative Joe Kennedy made perfectly clear this week, the GOP’s desire to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with caring about women’s health and everything to do with their political stance against abortion. When it comes to giving women access to affordable health care, prenatal care, parental leave and other benefits that help their health, the Republicans are oddly against anything on the table.