The Israeli government provides free abortions for its citizens, and a lot of the time no medical reason is required.
Yes, you did read that correctly. Republicans have an insane fixation with uteruses, fetuses, vaginas, and all acts, products and services related to them. At the top of the list is their old reliable punching bag, abortion. However, abortion is not really something Republicans TRULY care about. What they care about is controlling the women in America, and taking their capacity to be independent of men away from them. Read on and hear the story of why this is true.
Republicans absolutely demand that America stand with Israel. It is our greatest ally, some of them say. We need to support them without question, never criticize them, and also pay them billions of dollars in taxpayer money per year, for no particular reason other than because we can.
The main point to take away here though, is that Israel has a publicly funded healthcare system that all of its citizens are enrolled in automatically as an entitlement program. This publicly funded system provides abortions, free of charge.
Relatively recently, Israel implemented an addition to their socialized universal healthcare service (there we go with socialism again and free healthcare), that includes free-of-charge abortions for all women ages 20-33 with no medical reason required.
Republicans ONLY hate abortion if it pertains to American women apparently. If you are Israeli they are fine with giving your government free American Taxpayer money to cover it, even if there is not a medical need for you to have one
The nation’s Health Ministry commission, led by Dr. Yonatan Halevy, last week announced its state-subsidized “health basket,” the package of medications and services that all Israeli citizens are entitled to under the nation’s health care system. It was approved by the cabinet on Sunday. The health basket is analyzed and amended on an annual basis, and among the many additional treatments to be offered to Israelis in 2014, are free-of-charge abortions for women ages 20-33.
Israel has always had a liberal stance on abortion, allowing women facing medical emergencies or those who are victims of rape or abuse to receive subsidies to help them terminate their pregnancies. Outside of those regulations, women can apply for abortions for reasons ranging from an emotional or mental threat caused by the pregnancy or for not being married to the baby’s father. All women who seek to end a pregnancy must appear before a three-member committee to state their case, but 98 percent of requests are approved. Women under the age of 20 or over the age of 40 were also previously eligible for subsidized abortions, regardless of the reason.
With the newly amended health care package, however, funding will now be available for more than 6,000 additional women seeking to terminate their pregnancies, at the cost at some NIS 16 million ($4.6 million). No medical reason for the abortion is required.
Source: Times of Israel
Did you read that just now? No medical reason for the abortion is required
Republicans seriously cannot support funding Israel while supporting de-funding Planned Parenthood. They can argue “But Israel uses it for defense!” This is a false argument. ANY money given to Israel for defense by us, is Israeli funds that are freed up to do other things with, including funding their public abortions on demand. Planned Parenthood follows the same structure, of using federal funds to pay for non-abortion services. They simply need to either stop funding Israel or shut the hell up about Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.
Jam this one down the throat of literally every single Republican Israel apologist that says not supporting Israel = Hitler.
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