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War on Women (Right-wingers may rue the day...)
Fort Worth Weekly ^ | March 7, 2012 | Betty Brink

Posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:32 PM PST by manic4organic

In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job.

“After two months of unemployment, I was lucky to find work with Bell Helicopter in the Fort Worth area, which I badly needed. … I was desperate with all the unpaid medical bills and another small child and no help whatsoever,” she said. Her insurance had expired just days before her daughter was diagnosed with Reyes, a nearly always fatal disease that attacks the brains and livers of children, but whose cause is unknown.

She took the “lowest job on the totem pole” at Bell, but at least it included health insurance.

Within a few months, Barker began bleeding vaginally “all the time,” she said, and suffered severe pelvic pain. She went to a gynecologist in the Bell insurance program who treated her with multiple antibiotics for several months, diagnosing her with gonorrhea even though he had not done any cultures. “I was not getting better, and I could not take more time off work. I was desperate,” she said.

Cover03_07_12A friend recommended she go to Planned Parenthood. “I didn’t even know what they did.” She got her first exam there for $6. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

The doctor at the reproductive health clinic gave her a complete exam, including cultures, and called her back within a few days. There was no sign of gonorrhea but something much worse.

“I had uterine cancer,” she said. “They gave me the name of a surgeon and told me to see him ASAP.” Barker had an emergency hysterectomy.

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(Excerpt) Read more at fwweekly.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agitprop; goebbelswouldbeproud; healthcare; leftist; obamacare; plannedparenthood; sexpositiveagenda; villagevoicemedia
Ft. Worth's local free rag. Lefties, all. Looong article.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:37 PM PST by manic4organic
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To: manic4organic

Other than she probably had a malpractice case against the first gynecologist, what’s the point? Is she accusing Bell of deliberately selecting crappy OB-GYNs for their health care plan?


2 posted on 03/07/2012 1:50:44 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: manic4organic
“Betty Brink?” She couldn't make up a better pseudonym than that? Why not Betty Boop or Betty Rubble, at least those are cute...
3 posted on 03/07/2012 1:52:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: manic4organic

She went to a gynecologist in the Bell insurance program who treated her with multiple antibiotics for several months, diagnosing her with gonorrhea even though he had not done any cultures.
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Wouldn’t several months of antibiotics have cleared up any gonorrhea or does that disease stay with you forever?


4 posted on 03/07/2012 1:53:19 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: manic4organic

It sound too unrealistic, and is simply a pretext for affirming Planned Infanticide, but Sadaam is said to have loved his kids.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 1:53:34 PM PST by daniel1212 (Trust in the Lord Jesus to save you as a damned+morally destitute sinner ,+ be forgiven+live)
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To: manic4organic

Hey FReepers, look around your office. Do you see a ‘War on Women’? More likely, you see a ‘War By Women’.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 2:12:30 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: manic4organic

“Her insurance had expired just days before her daughter was diagnosed with Reyes...”

Now how smart was she. Again, we have to pay for the unwise.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 2:29:27 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: manic4organic
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have floated a bill that would deny health insurance coverage to all women — 30 percent or more of the women in this country — who have ever had an abortion.

Deny.insurance.to.all.women.who.have.ever.had.an.abortion.

These are the lies they get away with every day.

8 posted on 03/07/2012 2:34:40 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: manic4organic
She took the “lowest job on the totem pole” at Bell, but at least it included health insurance.

So what she is saying here is that with the "lowest job on the totem pole" at Bell Helicopter, she was able to insure her family and herself-- even her daughter that has a pre-existing condition?

“I had uterine cancer,” she said. “They gave me the name of a surgeon and told me to see him ASAP.” Barker had an emergency hysterectomy.

So what she is saying is that she sought a second opinion as is often recomended and then her insurance paid for the surgery needed, based on that second opinion?

What is the problem?

9 posted on 03/07/2012 2:38:33 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: BfloGuy

I hope to God that 30% of all women have had an abortion figure is a lie also!


10 posted on 03/07/2012 2:40:50 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: manic4organic

Dwinna Barker = 9/11 Truther

http://www.facebook.com/dwinna

Interests:

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

The White House

Tejano Democrats of North Texas

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth


11 posted on 03/07/2012 2:45:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: manic4organic

Betty Brink, Staff writer for Fort Worth Weekly for past 14 years, 40 years as a journalist

12 posted on 03/07/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Excellent find. Appears Dwinna is quite the complete leftist moonbat which just happens not to be disclosed in the article.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:18 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: kcvl

Excellent find. Appears Dwinna is quite the complete leftist moonbat which just happens not to be disclosed in the article.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:30 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: manic4organic

When I lived in Beaumont, Texas, I had a child in college, at Lamar University, but I went back to school to take journalism classes at Lamar, too. I got involved in the student protest movement because my kids were involved, and my husband and I were already active in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam-war movements. The students put out an underground paper, which was mostly done at my kitchen table.

I wrote for papers and magazines, doing what I saw as advocacy journalism. Publications like The Texas Observer, Southern Exposure and The Progressive definitely had an agenda and a political stand that they took and that I agreed with. I wrote for papers like that, but I also wrote for mainstream papers like the Star Telegram.

http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/betty-brink-going-from-the-underground-to-the-alternative-press/Article?oid=153373


15 posted on 03/07/2012 2:50:28 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Menehune56

Barker, Dwinna Crowley, TX 76036

Unemployed/Legal Assistant
OBAMA, BARACK (D)
President OBAMA FOR AMERICA
$200 general, 10/08/08


16 posted on 03/07/2012 3:10:05 PM PST by kcvl
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BARKER, DWINNA
contributed $100
to candidates and committees
in Texas in 2004


17 posted on 03/07/2012 3:11:57 PM PST by kcvl
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To: manic4organic

Dwinna Barker - dwinna@northtxbroadband.com

Dwinna Barker -

Huffington Post
Member Since August 2009


18 posted on 03/07/2012 3:13:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: manic4organic

Betty Brink

http://profileengine.com/people/betty.brink/betty.brink

Friends:

Dwinna Barker


19 posted on 03/07/2012 3:16:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: manic4organic

What war on women?


20 posted on 03/07/2012 3:18:17 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: kcvl

Aaiiiiii! You could have warned us about posting that pic!


21 posted on 03/07/2012 3:24:21 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Irenic
Wouldn’t several months of antibiotics have cleared up any gonorrhea or does that disease stay with you forever?

It was quite common among the U.S. soldiers in South Korea during the early 1960s (maybe still is), but it was easily cured by a couple large injections of penicillin then. Who knows? It may have gotten resistant nowadays. The OP doesn't know. You now know what I know.

22 posted on 03/07/2012 3:24:44 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: manic4organic

Obama’s healthcare solution is to END (or postpone) cancer screenings and private pay WILL be going away under state mandated healthcare. That was revealed back when it was branded as Hillarycare.

Can’t have some people paying their own way for superior care, it sets up a two-tiered system.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 3:44:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: manic4organic

What percentage of FW Weekly’s revenue comes from sex ads in the “back” of the paper and online?

That’s what keeps the free hippie sex papers owned by Village Voice Media in print.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 3:47:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: manic4organic; Revolting cat!
In 1980, Dwinna Barker was a divorced mother in Amarillo who had just lost one of her two young children to Reyes syndrome. She had also been laid off from a well-paid job.

Jimmy Carter's fault!!!

25 posted on 03/07/2012 3:51:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: BfloGuy; wagglebee

If Planned Parenthood refuses to release their numbers, where does a “fact” like “30+% of all American women have had an abortion” come from?


26 posted on 03/07/2012 3:54:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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