Breaking News Archive 2010
A Billion Reasons
While families across America are struggling to make ends meet, our government is handing out millions of dollars to pro-abortion organizations. This week, we caught a glimpse of just how much it’s costing us.
A new Government Accountability Office report calculated how much federal money six pro-abortion groups spent from 2002 to 2009. The figure – more than $1 billion – is astounding. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Even the GAO acknowledged their own $1 billion figure “may understate the actual amount of federal funds the selected organizations and their affiliates spent.” The figure doesn’t even include state and local funding or money given to one entity and passed on to another.
You can read the full report for yourself. The six groups reviewed were:
- International Planned Parenthood Federation: $93.8 million
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America : $657.1 million
- Population Council of the United States: $284.3 million
- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: $1.6 million
- Advocates for Youth: $8.7 Million
- Guttmacher Institute: $12.7 Million
Theoretically, these groups cannot directly spend federal dollars on elective abortions. In practicality, the money still supports their work in promoting abortion – freeing up other resources to keep the death mills churning. (You might say: we’re paying the rent, so they can pay the abortionists.) These are huge subsidies, and without them the abortion industry could not be as effective in its deadly practice as it is today.
But Americans have made it very clear that we do not want our tax dollars to fund the slaughter of unborn babies. So stop sending our money to the groups that promote and perform them! That’s what the proposed Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 614) would do, and with 93 bipartisan co-sponsors behind the bill, we’re hopeful it will garner enough attention to succeed. Please let your U.S. Representative know you support the legislation. I, for one, can think of about a billion reasons to vote “yes.”
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