Ladyfish

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About Ladyfish

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    chasing fish, teaching fly fishing
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  1. Sold! Thank you for your interest.
  2. They're smart and fast. They can wrap around a lily pad and spit the hook. I can catch them; but have a hard time landing the big ones. Friends claim they are good eating. So, catch and keep all you want!
  3. Sale Pending.
  4. Abortion procedures at PP are not paid for by US Federal Tax Dollars unless they meet the Federal criteria. PP's primary purpose is women's health issues in low income communities. No other organization is there for these women. Total abortion income is 3%. That means 97% comes from other services. Would you take away the only safe care available in these communities?
  5. And, on that note I am leaving this conversation. Whether we were at odds or in agreement, thank you for your comments. There has been a lot of old, mis-information and stereotypes in various posts. I have tried to counter with direct experience from friends, family and others to whom I have provided my shoulder to cry upon. The decisions they made did not come easy. There was one suggestion that was particularly uncomfortable and short-sighted. So, I will end with this cautious reminder. Look at the US States and their histories on reproductive rights. Specifically, the sterilization of primarily black, hispanic and native american women without consent from 1907-1963. While Indiana was the first state, 36 states eventually had forced sterilization laws. Native American were still being sterilized without consent into the late 1970's. And, Hispanic immigrant women were sterilized without consent by ICE as recently as 2021. We should do better.
  6. Ah! At last! Someone that recognizes that each person has equal responsibility!
  7. Yes, some politician spouted that a few years ago. Unfortunately, the amount varies by state. Hawaii does provide an amount that is about $45K; but it is predicated on the state's high cost of living. Then there is Alabama where the amount is about $13K. Currently approximately 25% of women and more than 30% of all children in the US live in poverty. During the Pandemic these numbers dropped dramatically due to the additional funds provided to low income families with children and increased food services. Unfortunately, these programs are no longer in place. If you think these programs are failing the population, consider the ramifications if these programs ceased to exist. Look at the rest of the world for the photo's of hopelessness of starvation, disease and death.
  8. The latest data I found says that abortion makes up 3% of PP income. Federal funds do make up a significant part of their total income; but it is primarily used as follows: 42% for treating STIs/STDs; 34% for contraception, 11% other women's services and 9 % for cancer screening. The above 3% would be abortions that fit the US Government's criteria (risk to the mother, etc.) or were paid by a state program (not federal), other insurance carriers or paid by the patient.
  9. Did not have a number in mind. "Fair share" is not just about money. It's about responsibility. So far the majority of responses (although not all) believe women bear the responsibility for getting pregnant and the commitment for raising the child. Quantifying what this really means is difficult.
  10. Men generally pay more because they typically have greater income. Historically, mothers had to be home to take care of the children. While today's Mom's are more likely to work, child care in the US is expensive. Actually small numbers when compared to the number of children in divorced families. Also from the United States Census Bureau in 2020, based on data from 2017 to 2018, the percentage of custodial fathers in the US increased from 16% in 1994 to 17.5% in 2014, and then to 20.1% in 2018. So the number of custodial fathers is approximately 20% of the total US adult male population.
  11. There is no easy way out! Based on US Census numbers: More than 25% of US women live in poverty. More than 30% of US children live in poverty. Poverty level for a single person is approximately $13K per year. The programs that currently exist to assist families are outdated and have not kept pace with increased costs. Mothers with small children do not have access to child care and therefore have difficulty holding jobs.
  12. Not true. Yes, it is. Look it up yourself.
  13. I did go back to check on Planned Parenthood. My earlier memory was that the US Government cut their funding for abortions. In fact, they did. Here's the facts on PP and abortion: Title X does not allow federal funds to be used for abortions. Medicaid, however, does allow government money to be spent on them — in very restricted cases. The 1977 Hyde Amendment dictated that federal Medicaid funds could only be used to fund abortions in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother. Federal funds paid to PP are primarily for women's health care and does include contraceptives, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other gynecological check-ups and procedures.
  14. Nah. I'm still here. I do have other responsibilities...
  15. Under the circumstances this is not a joke and it is not funny. Those that think that it is are sadly mistaken.