View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Defund Planned Parenthood

Congressman Mike Pence has the right idea.

The Indiana Congressman has filed an amendment which would deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood - the billion dollar abortion business - through Title X Family Planning.

Congressman Pence observed that Planned Parenthood performed more than 305,000 abortions last year. And, he said, it received nearly $350 million of federal taxpayer money from 2007 to 2008.

Further, the pointed to state investigations into cases of Planned Parenthood staffers apparently encouraging underage girls to lie about their ages to avoid mandatory state reporting laws on statutory rape. (Ah, Lila Rose!)

I don't know if he can get this through even to a vote - Planned Parenthood and its cohorts have lots of say and sway and cash to toss at politicians. But maybe we can get them to waste their money in fighting to keep their pipeline open. That might mean maybe a few more clinics will have to cut hours, close or not open - and thus that more lives will be saved.

1 Comments:

Blogger GrandmaK said...

Sounds like a good idea to me! Cathy

7:16 PM  

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