Monday, April 18, 2011

Actually, Taxpayers Do Have a Right to Tell Women What to Do with Their Bodies

Liberals like to say that abortion is a fundamental women’s right, that nobody has the right to interfere with such reproductive control, and that everybody else should shut up and mind their own business.

But even forgetting the other lives involved in such decisions – the fetuses and fathers – those claims still don’t ring true, considering Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.

As we found out during the recent budget debate, the national government provides the business – and make no mistake of it: It is a business – with $363 million dollars a year: That includes $293 million through Medicare and $70 million through Title X, which President Nixon established in 1970 to dole out contraceptives, cancer screenings, and pregnancy and STD testing at community health centers.

There’s No Way Around It: Taxpayer Money Assists Abortions Everyday

ABC News is very quick to point out that,The federal Hyde Amendment expressly prohibits such use of taxpayer funds” for abortions. In other words, the popular argument goes, Planned Parenthood puts its $293 million towards other services it runs, not towards the slaughtering of unborn babies.

But that cutesy argument doesn’t really cut it when Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country. (And really, even if the business only slaughtered one human child a year, it would still be a technical violation of the Hyde Amendment, not to mention the laws of God and nature.)

Regardless of whether Planned Parenthood uses its taxpayer-sponsored money to directly fund abortions or not, it still relies on that money to exist. That makes the liberal argument akin to excusing donations to the Nazi party because Hitler swore he’d only use it to pay the utility bills.

If that seems like an unfair comparison, consider Planned Parenthood’s 2008 figures: In that year alone, it performed 324,008 abortions (and only referred 2,405 adoptions). That’s notably over 887 abortions per day… by a taxpayer-funded society.

No matter how liberals try to spin it to justify their actions, it’s still wrong on every single level. And it still means that my hard-earned, pro-life-backed money is still going to kill innocent children at perhaps their most vulnerable stage.

So sorry ladies – and gentlemen – don’t tell me to butt out of your choices when you very well might not have that choice if it weren’t for people like me.

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