Taxpayer Money Going For Abortions

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 13, 2018

         WHEN YOU HEAR THE OFTEN DERISIVE PHRASE “YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK,” DO YOU EVER THINK HOW MANY OF THOSE DOLLARS ARE GOING TO THE ABORTION INDUSTRY? WHILE THE HYDE AMENDMENT BANS AMERICAN MONEY FROM SUBSIDIZING ABORTION IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, THREE MAJOR ABORTION PROVIDERS IN THE U.S. RECEIVED $1.5 BILLION OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD.

         PLANNED PARENTHOOD, MARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION SPENT $410 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING BETWEEN 2013 AND 2015, ACCORDING TO A STUDY.

         WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? PLANNED PARENTHOOD CHARGES FOR ITS SO-CALLED SERVICES, INCLUDING ABORTION. FOUNDATIONS SUPPORT IT. SO DO INDIVIDUALS. WHY ARE THEY GETTING TAXPAYER MONEY?

         PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS THE NATION’S LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER, PERFORMING 320,000 OF THEM EACH YEAR. THANKS TO PREGNANCY HELP CENTERS AND OTHER FACTORS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE DOZENS OF OFFICES NATIONWIDE. THE TREND SHOULD CONTINUE AND WILL IF A BILL AUTHORED BY TENESSEE CONGRESSWOMAN DIANE BLACK IS PASSED. IT’S CALLED THE “DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACT” AND IT DESERVES SUPPORT. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.