We’ve been hearing the argument for months now that Planned Parenthood shouldn’t receive federal funds. Women never need abortions (not that Planned Parenthood could use federal funds for that, anyway), doctors can work out payment plans with patients, “pregnancy centers” can give women all the support they need to give birth, contraception isn’t a necessity anyway, etc.
Normally, the reasons rattled off all lead to “defund reproductive health, give money to crisis pregnancy centers.” Not this time, though.
Via the Concord Monitor:
I would like to see a budget from Planned Parenthood. How much money goes into the pocket of policy advisers and how much to the abortion provider? How much really goes to the “poor” women?
I find it contradictory that we are in New Hampshire, one with the lowest poverty rate, yet we need $1 million to cover poor women.
In the name of “help” do any people volunteer at Planned Parenthood like Care Net [Pregnancy Center]?
I raised five sons well as a “poor” woman with hard work and budgeting and found Care Net to be there to help with clothing and education. Also, the churches were a wealth of resources. Let’s give them $1 million!
Federally funded churches? Now, how did no one ever think of that?