The House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans’ Affordable Care Act repeal plan is disgusting, cruel, and stupid. Besides rolling back Medicaid and giving huge tax breaks to the rich at the expense of basic health care for the poor, threatening insurance protection for people with preexisting conditions, it plans to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The Hyde Amendment of 1976 already prohibits allocation of federal dollars to abortion care, so cutting federal funding to PP instead cuts funding for family planning services, cancer screenings, Pap smears, and STD testing. Without PP, 2.5 million women would lose their primary health care provider. (It should be noted that the AHCA was drafted by 13 asshole men and not a single woman.)
Here’s what you can do to stop this travesty from passing:
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I get a lot of emails from people who feel burdened by a secret they’re keeping from a significant other. Often these secrets are about cheating, but not always. Sometimes they’re about applying for jobs in other cities or having been married before or having an STD. There have even been a few people who had secret children they hadn’t told their partners about. In my own social circle, I have a few friends who keep pretty innocuous secrets from their spouses, like taking secret days off from work to have a whole “me day” without feeling guilty about it (these are moms, obviously, who play hooky while their spouses are at work and their kids are at school or daycare). I’ve known people who have regular lunch dates with exes and don’t tell their current partners because they don’t want to deal with the jealousy.
Have you kept a secret from a significant other? Did you (or would you) ever share the secret? Why did/do you keep the secret?
Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
Because we all need more puppy pics in our lives: “Puppy Pics May Add Spark to Struggling Relationships”
The Ken Doll Reboot: Beefy, Cornrowed, and Pan-Racial
I fell in love with my friend with benefits
A Transgender Groom Sees Beyond What He Ever Imagined
I’ve Been on Every Honeymoon and Here’s What I Learned
Absolutely disgusting: “Bill Cosby, who drugs women and faces dozens of rape allegations, plans sex assault education tour”
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to email@example.com and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!
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