Rick Perry Deluged With Women's Health Queries

Facebook sarcasm follows Planned Parenthood controversy
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2012 5:38 PM CDT
Rick Perry Deluged With Women's Health Queries
Former presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Controversy over women's health care funding in Texas has prompted a direct assault on Rick Perry's Facebook page. The governor has been treated to a wealth of highly specific—and sarcastic—questions about women's health, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Rick, how do you feel about the new comfort glide OB Tampons?" asks one commenter. "I’m having a real hard time with them, one sneeze and they shoot right out. Do you think you could have them repealed for me?"

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Another wondered what to do about "unusual discharge," since Perry is "an expert in women's health"; yet another sought "advice on mid-cycle cramping," because "my healthcare decisions are OBVIOUSLY better understood by politicians," notes Business Insider. A Perry spokeswoman responded: "It’s clear many of these individuals are basing their remarks on something other than the facts." The controversy stems from his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, notes GlobalPost. (Read more Rick Perry stories.)

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