Though it was a bust, we appreciate Larry Kissell voting against a bill by the House to bar Planned Parenthood from all federal funding. Too bad it passed, but thanks anyway, Congressman Kissell. Right-wingers seem to automatically link Planned Parenthood with abortions. But Planned Parenthood is about much, much more than that. Funding allows them to offer HIV tests, cancer screenings and birth control to those who cannot afford such procedures. Now the bill goes to the Senate. We need to tell our senators how we feel about this bill, how passing it would (pun intended) throw the baby out with the bathwater. Unless you want more unwanted pregnancies among poor women, more HIV related illnesses and more cancer cases that have not been detected and treated in time because people do not have a way to pay for preventive medicine. Thanks for nothing, Congress!