timely quote

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Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pro-Abortion groups lobbying for bailout money

From Team Sarah:

The Susan B Anthony List has a story detailing the fact that a number of abortion groups have put together a 50 page proposal requesting more federal funding to push the abortion on demand agenda in the US and internationally through the UN and Peace Corps.

The proposal includes:
* $1 BILLION dollars in taxpayer funding for International Abortion Groups
* $700 million in taxpayer funding for “Title X” Health Clinics (aka your local Planned Parenthood affiliate)
* $65 million for the UNFPA, an international aid organization connected to coercive abortion as part of China’s coercive one-child policy
* Repeal the Hyde Amendment – Vastly expanding federal taxpayer funding for abortions
* Include Abortion coverage in any taxpayer-subsidized national health care program
* Expand taxpayer-funded abortions on military bases
* Expand taxpayer-funded abortions through the Peace Corps program
* Expand taxpayer-funded abortions for federal prisoners

The introduction to this proposal reads as follows:

The next President will have the opportunity to advance a reproductive health agenda that will make a profound difference in the lives and health of women, men, and families in the United States and around the world. Greater investments in reproductive health care will improve women’s health, reduce the incidence of disease, and promote healthy childbearing. Moreover, ensuring access to reproductive health services is essential to women’s full and equal participation in society.

For too long, our nation’s reproductive health policies have failed to address adequately the health care needs of women and their families. Skyrocketing costs and ideologically- driven government restrictions have put reproductive health services out of reach for millions of women. Here at home, this failure has led to persistent health disparities, including those based on income, race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, sexual orientation, immigration status, and disability, that are unacceptable in a country with the wealth and resources of the United States. The impact abroad has had similarly deleterious effects, with a growing unmet need for contraception, a rise in maternal mortality, and the increasing spread of HIV/AIDS, particularly among women.
These are I don't want this to turn in to an abortion debate, but I have strong feelings about taxpayers funding voluntary abortions for the general populace, and stronger feelings about funding UN abortion programs. If these programs were simply designed to help prevent disease, provide counseling and education services, I would have no objection. The problem exists when the government requires that I pay for abortions.

If this gets passed, then we need to submit a bill to require taxpayer funding for firearms and marksmanship education for whomever wants it.

Regardless of your opinion about abortion, requiring taxpayer funding is a problem. Go to http://www.stoptheabortionbailout.org/ where they have canned letters and e-mails you can send to your conngresscritters.


Ex-Dissident said...

Hi Folly,
We need a bill allowing the taxpayers to chose which programs they wish to fund. Certain critical government functions can still be required. However, good luck finding many who wish to pay for the bailouts. Furthermore, I doubt that there are so many liberal taxpayers in the US.

folly said...

Hey D, I'd love to see this kind of thing voted on by the people. I don't think that half of the crap we pay for now would have been approved if people really know what they were being required to pay for.