Representative Mike Pence wrote a great essay for National Review titled Battling Big Abortion and he lays out the case for defunding Planned Parenthood. It is a compelling case.
Lots of people on the left decry corporate welfare but are outraged when cuts to Planned Parenthood are suggested. The truth of the matter is that Planned Parenthood, a single organization, is the recipient of a substantial amount of tax payer funds that make up around a third of Planned Parenthood’s total revenue. It is high time we eliminate funding for an organization that is primarily involved in aborting children.
We often hear that Planned Parenthood is focused on women’s “reproductive health” and that attempts to defund the abortionists at Planned Parenthood are an attack on women’s health. Set aside the awful fact that half of the children murdered in their clinics are little girls if you can. The facts are plain when you get past the flowery rhetoric about “reproductive health care” and “a woman’s right to choose”. From Representative Pence’s article:
In 2009, the group (Planned Parenthood) made only 977 adoption referrals and cared for only 7,021 prenatal clients, but performed a record 332,278 abortions. In other words, a pregnant woman entering a Planned Parenthood clinic was 42 times more likely to have an abortion than to either receive prenatal care or be referred for adoption. Planned Parenthood recently made plain the centrality of abortion to its mission by mandating that every one of its affiliates have at least one clinic that performs abortions within the next two years.
Planned Parenthood is not a women’s health provider that offers abortions. It is an abortion driven business that also offers additional services.
An organization with over a billion dollars in annual revenue (1/3 of which comes from taxpayers) and is performing hundreds of thousands of abortions each year is not an organization that the tax-payers of the United States should be forced to subsidize. Every time you get a paycheck, a portion of your pay is withheld for Federal taxes and part of that money is going to operate abortion clinics. It is high time that we get out of the abortion business as a nation. Our ultimate goal is no secret and that is to eliminate abortion entirely but until that day not a single tax payer dollar should go to prop up the abortionists at Planned Parenthood.
Defund Planned Parenthood now!