The twin misogynists of the Ohio Legislature – Delaware County’s Ohio Senator Kris Jordan and Ohio Representative Andy Brenner just can’t seem to figure out that they are on the wrong side of the street when it comes to controlling women’s right to health care.
Last July, Jordan just flat-out lied about Planned Parenthood’s work in Ohio — telling a reporter from the Mansfield News-Journal that, “They say they do a lot of other things, but their business is really abortions.”
Really, Kris? More than 96% of what Planned Parenthood does in Ohio is life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs, breast health services, pap tests, sexual health education, information and health counseling. In 2010, the organization recorded more than 218,817 client medical visits, including:
- 27,129 pap tests
- 24,302 breast examinations
- 36,157 pregnancy tests
- 121,816 STI tests.
Funny enough, it was also last July when Kris’ wife, Melissa Jordan, called 911 from the couple’s home. The official Sheriff’s office transcript contains the following. ”
Sheriff’s Office: Okay, so is anybody else around you?
Melissa: No, I don’t know what to do.
Sheriff’s Office: It’s okay. It’s all right.
Melissa: This is the first time I ever called you. He’s done this a lot. I can’t put up with it anymore.
Sheriff’s Office: Okay, we just wanted to make sure that there is not – where’s the weapon at? Is it locked up or does he have it on him.
Melissa: I don’t think he has it on him. He took it off.
Sheriff’s Office: He took it off where?
Melissa: In, it’s in here.
Sheriff’s Office: With you?
Melissa: It’s right here. I see it.
Sheriff’s Office: Okay
Sheriff’s Office: [Inaudible]
Melissa: He’s walking away, he’s had some drinks, he was pushing me around, throwing stuff. Because I called you he wants; he says it’s over.”
Nice. that puts this pretty couple right up there with all of the ugly domestic abuse calls that go down each day. Except, of course, our pro-gun legislator Kris Jordan had his little friend in his pocket or right near by.
So what did Jordan say to the cops? “She got a little upset. Girls do that.”
Silly girls we are . . . getting upset about little things like this fool pushing his wife around . . . carrying a concealed weapon . . . yikes!
I have long said that I believe he is capable of great violence — sadly he proved it.
And then there’s Andy. He’s so proud of his stance on reproductive rights that he put this out this week.
“Asked about the lien, Rep. Brenner downplayed his role with the company, acknowledging that he is vice president “but I don’t have any say in the company.” He said he helps when needed and is not paid.
His position with the company is listed on both his official House biography and his campaign website.
“There are a lot of companies that owe back taxes. Are you going to write about them as well?”Rep. Brenner said, before directing questions to his wife.”
Really Andrew? You directed questions to your wife? So, let me get this straight. You want to be in charge of my uterus, but you don’t want to take responsibility for a business you are trying to build a career on. What a guy.
These two yahoos (Jordan and Brenner) are all about ducking responsibility when it comes to the women they married. But they are Johnnies on the Spot about what other women should be doing. It’s ironic. Two middle class, publicly-education white boys who have not publicly claimed fatherhood for any children are all about protecting cells in utero. Perhaps they should just shut up and keep their sperm. That’s really the best idea for protecting Ohio’s unborn.