by Albert Meyer, member
The biggest force behind the destruction of the pro-life movement is the Republican Party. I’ll prove it to you in two minutes.
It is totally disingenuous of you to pin lavish government funding for Planned Parenthood on Harry Reid. I would not have thought anyone with a Christian conscience could do that. Every penny spent by the government is done so through budget appropriations. Every budget appropriation is approved by the House. Guess what? The House is controlled by “pro-life” Republicans. This is the big lie the Republican sell us every election cycle and you are party this, and folk of the cloth gladly associate with you. What has happened to church of Christ?
Let me repeat myself: The Republicans control the House. They routinely vote for budget appropriations that include hundreds of millions of dollars for Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, amending the Public Health Service Act. Title X of that law provides funding for family planning services, including contraception and family planning information.
Why am I not surprised that a Republican president opened the doors for funding to Planned Parenthood?
The House is controlled by pro-life Republicans!!!
Planned Parenthood’s 2008-2009 annual report states that it received $363.2 million in “Government Grants and Contracts.” (See page 29.) That’s about one-third of its total revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.
However, not all of that money is from the federal government. Planned Parenthood’s government funding comes from two sources: the Title X Family Planning Program and Medicaid. About $70 million is Title X funding, Planned Parenthood spokesman Tait Sye told us. The rest — about $293 million — is Medicaid funding, which includes both federal and state money.
Its 2011 fact sheet says it performed 332,278 abortion procedures in 2009.
So, if “businessmen” want to run abortion clinics, they add other services to the menu and then the Republican House gives them hundreds of millions of dollars. In turn, they promise lawmakers that not a penny of those funds would be tainted by Murder Inc. You could have fooled me, but this how much their pro-life pledge is worth. Anything to get your vote. You are party to this deceit.
Planned Parenthood has net assets of $1.2 billion. Planned Parenthood ran a budget surplus of $87 million in 2012. Planned Parenthood actively campaigns for Democrats, as in, running phone banks and training canvassers.
If the pro-life Republicans in Congress had any credibility they would refuse to vote for budget appropriations that include any form of funding for Planned Parenthood. But they can’t do that because the GOP Politburo run by John Boehner and his henchmen have them in a tight grip. Oh, a few staunch “pro-lifers” like Michelle Bachmann would vote against such appropriations, but then with the help of Nancy Pelosi, Boehner will find the necessary votes to pass the appropriations. It is a total scam. There is no difference between the two parties. They are owned by the same special interests.