Progressives are committed to improving the plight of women, right? So, why are they so enthusiastic about emulating government-run health care systems that always seem to shortchange women?
Why do they want, for example, to emulate the medical systems of Canada, France and Great Britain when the breast cancer survival rates in those countries are worse than that of the current U.S. health care system?
The progressive enthusiasm for government-run health care seems even more ironic when considering the latest horror show from Great Britain’s socialized medical system. As reported by the Daily Mail:
Thousands of women are having to give birth outside maternity wards because of a lack of midwives and hospital beds.
Yep. You read that correctly.
The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets – even a caravan – went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.
And this kind of thing is not limited to the U.K. Last year I wrote about the growing number of Canadian women with high risk pregnancies being sent to the U.S. for care because beds aren’t available it home.
But progressives aren’t fazed. In fact, when GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spoke recently about poor care women receive under government-run health care, one of these characters began heckling her.
But Bachmann is no shrinking violet. She didn’t hesitate to point out to the nutroot heckler, who was male, that she had a leeeeetle more experience with childbirth than he could claim.
And, as Michelle Malkin reports, the lady’s not kidding. Rep. Bachmann is the mother of five and the foster mom of 23. Here’s the video of Bachmann slamdunking this dope: