When it comes to “Planned Parenthood” aka the abortion specialists, how on earth is it a debate, or any question about taxpayers funding them? The only question should be why? Why the heck are American taxpayers (being forced) to fund a group that has a major focus on abortions??
Heads up here.. 2009 Planned Parenthood was responsible for (over) 300,000 abortions. Take a look at the birthrate chart below (from indexmundi.com)..note the dramatic drop in births in 2009 (hum now who started out as president in 2009, who is a hardcore supporter of abortions and Planned Parenthood?)
For the year ending in June 2009, Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions
|Year||Birth rate (births/1,000 population)|
Though the House voted overwhelmingly to defund Planned Parenthood, in the Senate, every single Democrat voted to maintain taxpayer funding. According to credible reports, maintaining this funding was a line in the sand for President Obama.
…, while their defenders were quick to assert that abortion only makes up 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services, the truth is that closer to 10% of Planned Parenthood’s clients receive abortions. Moreover, nearly 98% of services provided to pregnant women by Planned Parenthood involve abortions. In short, if you are a pregnant woman, and you go into a Planned Parenthood clinic, you are likely to walk out with an abortion. In 2009 a woman entering one of their clinics was 340 times more likely to have an abortion than to be referred for an adoption.
Third, its abortion business is a big money-maker for Planned Parenthood. A conservative estimate is that 37% of all of Planned Parenthood clinic revenue comes from abortion.
Yes Capitalism is quite important in the US, but pretty grim when a profit margin is focused around how many babies can be eliminated.
It is also pretty disturbing to realize that there is a political party that strongly supports abortions…
No one should have been surprised then when Democrats rushed to Planned Parenthood’s defense. We have known for years that one of their few lines in the sand is the maintenance of abortion on demand. When President, Bill Clinton came to the middle on some issues, but he refused to cross the pro-abortion lobby and vetoed bans on the partial-birth abortion procedure. Then-candidate Obama made it clear that he stands with President Clinton on this point, saying in a speech before Planned Parenthood that “[o]n this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield.” He then went on to pledge that the “first thing” he would do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act, guaranteeing a right to abortion on demand in federal law.
Hatch & Blackwell do have hope that it will be the lies that Planned Parenthood has used as it’s foundation, will also be what makes them crumble. My fear is when things get out of hand before they can have the rug pulled from under them.
I do hope there is a reality slap for Planned Parenthood, and I hope Democrats who support abortions feel that slap. Abortion is not a RIGHT. Abortion is a last resort for someone who has not control of their life or their body. There are too many women who use it as a birth control alternative. It is disturbing. Yes in all reality they are doing this to themselves, and sadly if a child is brought up by a mother who did not want them, the result is extremely disturbing by itself. The other situation is where an unwanted child ends up being tossed around foster care until they age out. If the funds filtered to Planned Parenthood instead went to adoption organizations, those organizations could afford to promote adoptions. The system is impossible to find the secret door to, it is so disorganized and basically makes it easier to adopt overseas vs in our own country. Our system focuses more on keeping kids in foster care, or aborting them.. that is wrong, that is disturbing!
Abortions take the reality and responsibility away from women. And for the argument to be made that it is a right, if you think about it, is more demeaning to women than (the “intended”) empowerment. It is extremely powerful and incredible for a woman to have the ability to have a child. While some woman seem to be able to pop out children like they were a Pez dispenser, other women have to struggle, and go through great trials in order to hope to have a child. And yet others have to try to fight through the disorganized foster system to try to adopt a child. The system is backwards. The focus has been screwed up.
The questions that should be asked are why are so many women willing to have an abortion? Why are so many women “needing” an abortion?