Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Giving Oklahoma a Bad Name

Becoming Fearless | Fran Visco: Coburn to Breast Cancer Community: Drop Dead | The Huffington Post

Now I know you're a rational person, right? So you, being a rational person, would believe that a doctor, an OB-GYN, would enthusiastically support breast cancer research, because that doctor has probably seen some of his patients develop that disease. Right?


Apparently an Oklahoma Senator, a DOCTOR, doesn't think so:

So we political activists turned to Congress and told them what they needed to do. And what is Senator Tom Coburn's (R-OK) message to us, to you, to America's women, to the 3 million women in the U.S. living with breast cancer, and the families of the 40,000 women who died this year from breast cancer?

Tough luck. As his staff put it, "We are already spending enough money on breast cancer."

Senator Coburn has singlehandedly decided that breast cancer and women's health just isn't a priority. His hold on The Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act (S. 757) means that Congress will leave town for October recess without passing this crucial legislation. The American people overwhelmingly support breast cancer research. With 66 Senate co-sponsors and 99 Senators agreeing to pass the bipartisan bill by unanimous consent, Senator Tom Coburn is the only reason this bill has not passed the Senate.
I'm embarassed to admit I reside in the state that sent this jackass to Washington.


At October 04, 2006 11:18 AM, Blogger Missy said...

Ok, we Okies need to seriously flood his inbox with emails supporting this! Here's the address: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCoburn.Home


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