By Tom Quiner
This blog has faithfully promoted the pro life cause. We have been critical of Planned Parenthood on numerous occasions.
Now the time has come for pro abortion advocates to find common ground with pro lifers and support Amendment 11 before the House of Representatives. According to Jill Stanek:
Amendment #11 submitted by Rep. Mike Pence (R–IN) would prevent any funds made available under the CR from being provided to Planned Parenthood. The amendment states “None of the funds made available by this Act may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. or any of the following affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.”
There are three reasons why pro abortion advocates should reach across the aisle and join forces with their pro life brothers and sisters:
Reason #1: Planned Parenthood is a corrupt organization. Live Action Films has
conducted a three year investigation of PP. Quiner’s Diner has featured some of these films. As Live Action’s President, Lila Rose, states:
“As our ongoing, three-year investigation has revealed, Planned Parenthood is not safe for underage girls and young women. Our most recent investigation uncovered a willingness on the part of Planned Parenthood staff and supervisors to aid and abet sex trafficking and exploitation of minors as young as 14 and 15. It further revealed Planned Parenthood skirting parental consent laws to perform secret abortions on underage girls. Past investigations have shown Planned Parenthood failing to report obvious incidents of statutory rape, performing abortions on underage girls, and targeting donations for abortions of African American babies. What member of Congress sees these activities as worthy of taxpayer subsidies?”
Taxpayers shouldn’t support organizations that so habitually countenance such corruption as they exploit our children for the sake of their profits.
Reason #2. Our government needs to cut spending fast. The national debt is out of control. Taxpayers donated $350 million last year alone to Planned Parenthood. We’ve given them billions over the years. You may say that’s a drop in the bucket when you look at the magnitude of the deficit. That is correct, but you’ve got to start somewhere. As Lila Rose said:
“In 2008-2009, Planned Parenthood performed more than 650,000 abortions and recorded profits of $63.4 million. This is outrageous given Planned Parenthood is legally organized as a ‘non-profit.’ “
Reason #3: Thirty-five states in the U.S. have birth rates that have dipped below replacement level. This is due in part to the millions of abortions performed in America by Planned Parenthood. We are letting PP profit as they kill off America’s posterity. Although pro abortion advocates don’t particularly hold the fetus in high regard, they do want someone to pay for their social security, their medicare, their Obamacare, and for all the currently unfunded liabilities burying America. Today’s fetus is tomorrow’s taxpayer. Why on earth are we using taxpayer’s money to give to an organization that is contributing to our fiscal crisis?
This amendment doesn’t affect abortion rights. Pro abortion advocates should get behind it as a small step to getting our fiscal house in order.
Here’s how you can make a difference right now. Start by e-mailing this Quiner’s Diner blog post to your pro life and pro abortion friends. Make them aware of this critical amendment. We have added an e-mail feature to Quiner’s Diner so you now can easily share our blogposts.
Then call the US Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask to be connected to your congressperson’s office. If you don’t know who that is, go here:
to find the name by submitting your zip code. In some cases you’ll need to know your 7-digit zip. Find that here: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp