Taxpayer-funded abortion

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Planned Parenthood filed financial statements that include 1 billion dollars in earnings. The lives of 3 million innocent children were taken at its facilities. Planned Parenthood does all of this with over $305.3 million dollars a year of US taxpayers' money. [1] Planned Parenthood is forbidden from using any family planning funds it receives from the government to advocate the political victory or defeat of any candidate. That "money is fungible," according to pro-life organizations.[2]

Between 1987 and 2008, Planned Parenthood has received $3.9 billion in federal taxpayer funds.[3]

Policies of the US Federal Government and the Other States [4]

The federal government pays for abortions only when necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest.

  • It was the policy in twenty-seven states to fund abortions only when the life of the mother was endangered until the Clinton administration through threats and law suits forced funding for other exceptions in several of the states. (AL, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, ND, OH, OK, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT)
  • Eight other states choose to fund abortions only when the life of the mother is endangered or when the baby has been conceived by rape or incest-- several also fund when the baby might be born with handicaps or for other exceptions. (CO, IA, NC, PA, TN, VA, WI, WY)
  • Eight states pay for abortions by order of their state courts. (California has been so ordered, but subsequently moved into the next category.) (CT, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NM, WV, VT)
  • Seven states and the District of Columbia fully fund abortions by legislative decision. Since 1990 the California Legislature put California in this group by voting to fund abortion on demand. (AK, CA, HI, MD, NY, OR, WA)

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Actions to limit abortion funding

In 2007, Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kans.), joined by 12 other Republican senators, called upon Democratic leaders in Congress to halt federal funding of abortion while cases of “negligent medical practice” are investigated.[5] Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) introduced a bill in the House that would such stop such funds. This came in response to the 107-count indictment against Planned Parenthood’s Kansas affiliate that includes performing illegal late-term abortions, falsifying documents and failing to comply with medical reporting requirements. Senator Brownback's letter was signed by more than 60 pro-family leaders.

Senator David Vitter (R-La.),to attach the pro-life provision to a bill (S. 1200) that permanently prohibits federal health programs for American Indians from providing abortions.[6]

In addition, Republicans have successfully placed restrictions on federal funding abortions to federal employees and their dependents, Peace Corps volunteers, low-income residents of Washington, DC, federal prisoners, military personnel and their dependents, and Medicare users.

Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) offered an amendment to the Labor/Health and Human Services/Education appropriations bill to defund family planning clinics nationwide. [7]

Actions to increase abortion funding

Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Co.) offered an amendment to remove the provision of the bill that prohibits the funding of abortions by the Bureau of Prisons.[8]

Congressional Democrats would like to increase abortion internationally, H.R. 2764. The National Right To Life urged to remove bill language that would mandate U.S. subsidies to organizations that actively promote abortion in foreign nations.[9]

Nation Public Radio analysis from the day after the Democrats won the 2006 Congressional elections, "Election day was a good one for supporters of abortion..." also, "The switch from Republican to Democratic control of the U.S. House will also change the political landscape of the abortion fight" by Julie Rovner[10] Ironically, NPR is also funded by the taxpayers.

Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) with other pro-abortion Senators voted for an admendment to the State Department/Foreign Operations funding bill (H.R. 2764). That admendment would have repealed the Mexico City Policy. That policy bars U.S. funds from going towards any program that provides abortion or offers abortion counseling worldwide. [11]

Govenment Agencies Involved In Abortion

These departments are named in the abortion funding suspension submitted by Senator Sam Brownback

  • Labor Department
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education Department
  • other related regulatory agencies


References

  1. [1],http://www.stopplannedparenthoodtaxfunding.com/
  2. Planned Parenthood's 'Attack Arm' Targets Pro-Life Candidates, CNSNews.com June 24, 2002
  3. [2], http://kansasliberty.com/liberty-update-archive/26May2008/national-pro-life-community-is-focused-on-kansas-abortion-case/, May 26, 2008
  4. [3], http://www.californiaprolife.org/legislation/taxpayer.html, 1998
  5. [4], http://www.christianpost.com/article/20071115/30093_Republican_Senators_Urge_Suspension_of_Federal_Abortion_Funding.htm, Republican Senators Urge Suspension of Federal Abortion Funding, November 15, 2007
  6. http://www.nrlc.org/Federal/GFA/VitterAdoption.html, February 27, 2008
  7. Pro-Lifers Question Casey Speaking at Democratic Convention CNSNews.com, August 14, 2008
  8. [5], http://capwiz.com/nrlc/issues/votes/?chamber=H&congress=1071&votenum=235, Abortion funding in federal prisons
  9. [6], http://www.nrlc.org/Federal/ForeignAid/MCPHouseSmithStupak2007.html, June 18, 2007
  10. [7]http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6457660, Party Shift, Ballot Issues Boost Abortion Rights, November 8, 2006
  11. Pro-Lifers Question Casey Speaking at Democratic Convention CNSNews.com, August 14, 2008
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