politicizing cancer?


One of my U.S. Senators is Pat Toomey. I am a Republican, but not a particular fan as he has always been a bit right of Attila the Hun. His views on what a woman can do with their bodies, terrifies me.

PFAW.org describes Senator Toomey thusly:

Toomey believes Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, thinks abortion should be illegal and doctors who perform abortions should be jailed. In Congress he voted to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds even for non-abortion women’s health work.

So to suddenly receive junk political e-mails from the good Senator exhibiting a move to appear more user friendly and perhaps dare I say it centrist makes me wonder what’s up?

I would want to think, to hope this man’s motives were pure, but this thing captioned above as “Fighting Cancer” appears on the same email as other tug at heart strings topics like “Protecting Children” .

Methinks the good senator is starting to position himself for something.

So as a breast cancer survivor I think I can safely speak for other survivors when I say Senator Toomey, with all due respect, don’t you dare politicize cancer.

Toomey was also scored 25% by The American Public Health Association (APHA) on Health Issues.. I don’t know that he is wrong about everything having to do with the state of our healthcare in this country, but as a woman, even a Republican woman, this is not an elected official I have ever had faith or trust in since in the back of my head I have always felt he doesn’t necessarily respect women and their multi-faceted life roles in today’s world.

So Senator Toomey if you are truly talking about “fighting cancer” to support your wife and her mom, I am cool with that. BUT please don’t politicize cancer and use it to feather your political nest.

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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1 Response to politicizing cancer?

  1. Ellen Tippett says:

    Cancer is a big money maker….just my opinion…. It’s all political. He’ll get the big drug companies behind him, not to mention all the women in pink. Have been fighting breast, head and neck since 1998……most do not understand where the money really goes!!

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