What caused me to write this post? I am usually quite content to let the comments I receive drive my the subject of my posts, and this one is driven by quite a few.
Does Planned Parenthood Use Taxpayer Funds To Pay For Abortions?
Figures don’t lie, but liars figure. (origin)
When I advocated cutting Federal funding for Planned Parenthood, insanitybytes22 quite reasonably observed that because it is illegal to use Federal funds to pay for abortions, the bill before Congress would not do anything (comment here). Since is a smart lady, I was kind of puzzled. That did not square with the controversy in Congress. Fortunately, Keith DeHavelle added some clarification to the matter (comment here). So I was fairly satisfied I was on the right track. Nevertheless, when I got a comment from Steven Hoyt (here) stating unequivocally that “NO federal funds are used for abortion aside from incest, rape, and endangerment to the mother,” I decided it was time to post something.
If you google “the hyde amendment banned the use of federal funds for abortions,” what you will get is a bunch of organization whining on how the Hyde Amendment violates women’s rights. This law prevent Federal funds from paying for abortions. If you want to know when the so-called Pro-Choice crowd thinks, click on the link.
This excerpt from http://www.fundabortionnow.org is especially ironic.
The Hyde Amendment has a disproportionate impact on women of color, both because women of color are more likely to live in poverty and to rely on Medicaid for health care, and because women of color are also more likely to seek abortion care. (from here)
Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood as a eugenics program design to get rid of colored people (see GROSSU: Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire).
So how does Planned Parenthood use the money we give them? It is just a matter how they account for the money. They say they don’t use Federal funds to pay for abortions. Here are some articles on the subject. Because the Liberals own the media and clutter both the air waves and the Internet with nonsense, it takes more effort to find a Conservative viewpoint.
- Disentangling the Data on Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Abortion Services and Receipt of Taxpayer Funding and Congress Should End Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood and Redirect It Toward Other Health Care Options: These two articles from The Heritage Foundation take an unambiguous position against Planned Parenthood.
A Comprehensive Guide To Planned Parenthood’s Funding: This article from Conservative Review looks at the source Planned Parenthood’s money.
Democrats Attack Hyde Amendment Once Again and Lawmakers take aim at Hyde amendment, want Medicaid, gov’t insurance to pay for abortions: These articles from RedState and The Washington Times consider an effort by the Democrats to rid themselves of the Hyde Amendment.
What the articles above illustrate is how some people view telling the truth.
It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. — Bill Clinton (from here)
In part two, I intend to respond to some of commenters on THE PRECIOUS HUMAN LIFE AND THE ABORTION FACTOR.
Steven Hoyt started a debate over the value of voting. I tend to think the fact we have to debate such a thing amazingly stupid, but it is common enough for Christians to want nothing to do with the dirty business of politics. It is, after all, a dirty business. Don’t we have to work with other disagreeable human beings?
Keith DeHavelle is very knowledgeable and erudite. So I will steal some more of his material.
exploringthegreatknown writes with a special degree of kindness and gentleness, and is unafraid to reference the Bible. I hope to incorporate some his thoughts and add my own perspective.
Meanwhile, if anyone else wants to add their own two cents, please do so.