Statements about Public Health
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
"In the state of Rhode Island 25 percent of our current physicians are graduates of for-profit medical schools."
Says "One-third of our healthcare dollars go to wasteful insurance billing and bureaucracy."
Says abortion doctors are "flying into this state, performing abortions and flying out."
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
"Amniocentesis, does, in fact, result more often than not in this country in abortion."
Says "in Oregon only 41 percent of adults have ever been tested" for HIV.
Says "80 percent of the health care dollars are spent by 20 percent of the population."
After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
AIDS was transmitted to humans because "one guy" had sex with "a monkey" and then started "having sex with men."
"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "
The Affordable Care Act is "not the law of the land."
In Rhode Island, "only 5 percent of ozone pollution is from local or in-state sources. . . Ninety-five percent comes from outside of our borders, particularly the Midwest."
"House Republicans are ramming through legislation ... to classify pizza as a 'vegetable' for the purpose of school lunches."
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