Major changes ahead in abortion

Why should the government subsidize abortions? In any case, we seemed destined for major changes very soon. THis is hardly a very balanced article from the WSJ, but in any case it outlines the planned changes.

Supporters of legal abortion were elated by last week’s election. Pro-choice forces gained 17 seats in the House and five in the Senate – plus, of course, the White House.

What will they do with their new clout?

First up: Press President-elect Barack Obama to reverse a policy of withholding U.S. family-planning grants from any international group that provides abortions, or even counsels women about that option. “We’d like to see that overturned on his first day in office,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Mr. Obama’s transition team has already indicated he shares that priority.

Liberals also expect Mr. Obama to stop federal funding of abstinence-only education and to boost subsidies for poor women’s reproductive health care, including contraception and gynecological exams.

That agenda, if enacted, would likely send more federal funds flowing to Planned Parenthood. Along with being the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood teaches sex ed to teenagers across the country and offers women subsidized health care through a network of nearly 900 clinics.

The prospect of Planned Parenthood getting more taxpayer dollars – at a time when the organization is reporting record revenue – has anti-abortion activists up in arms. . . .



Anonymous Martin G. Schalz said...

If abortion is a right, as some say, and a womans choice to do, or not to do, why must we as taxpayers fund it?

Also, what about the Father's rights? Oh, so sorry. He doesn't have any! What next? Force the Father to pay for it as a means of reducing the deficit?

Obviously the child has no say in this...

11/13/2008 6:32 PM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

It is also important to note that the founder of planned parenthood was a eugenicist that believe blacks were weeds. Nothing good can come of that. It's like putting the confederate flag on your truck because you support states rights. Neither logic works for me.

11/13/2008 9:09 PM  
Blogger scooteraz said...

Because societal development is where it is at this time, I still support a woman's right to choose cessation of progeny.

However, government ought to be out of the business of subsidizing it.

Women must take ownership of their choices and act accordingly for themselves.

RU486 and so many other options are available; it's unfortunate that this option still exists. One day, perhaps.

11/14/2008 1:06 AM  
Blogger IndoViking said...

Article reads, libs plan to "reverse a policy of withholding U.S. family-planning grants from any international group that provides abortions." Internat'l groups too!? Are taxpayers now going to also be forced to help fund the killing of unborn babies in Africa and Asia as well?

The WSG article closes by asking its readers, "Are you tired of the abortion wars? Do you think we as a society are ready to call a truce?" What she's really saying to conservatives is: Are you guys ever going to give up? Heck no, Ms. Simon, because when it comes to the life of a human being, a living soul - when you talk about the life of a human being you are playing for keeps here - and we recognize that is NOT above OUR pay grade to defend. We will never give up. It's easy to dismiss the value and worth of human baby once you've effectively dehumanized it and granted authority over it to one human being control the life and livelihood, for good or bad, over another human being - a voiceless, defenseless baby. This is how slavery was allowed to perpetuate.

Simon's article quotes some poli-sci elitist, err excuse me professor, saying,"Americans are just tired of fighting over abortion.” Well, conservatives are tired of being forced to financially fund federally-endorsed murder in our communities. We're at 50-million souls and counting now.

Finally, what's wrong with funding abstinence programs. Call me ignorant, but I studied biology too, and it only seems logical. Spread the wealth, Mr. Obama!

Thanks for your blog article, Dr. Lott.

11/14/2008 1:26 AM  

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