The de-funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider was a key rider of the recent budget fight between Democrats and Republicans. Planned Parenthood receives $363 million dollars per year in taxpayer funding from the Democrats. At a time when our country is nearly bankrupt with over fourteen trillion dollars in debt, the Democrats believe that providing abortion is as important as healthcare or providing senior citizens with a living pension.
This past Sunday, on the “Fox News Sunday” program, the host, Chris Wallace, asked Eric Cantor why Planned Parenthood was such a big deal when they provide such services as breast exams, pap smears, and other services, while their abortions amount to about 3%. This immediately caught my ear because is was so wrong. The American Life League has some statistics on abortions performed by Planned Parenthood. In 2006 alone they performed 290,000 abortions or 5,572 per day. This estimate is probably low since many states, like California, are not required to report their abortion statistics. California is the largest state in the U.S. and has not reported any statistics since 1997.
Let’s get back to the statement made by Chris Wallace that I referred to earlier about Planned Parenthood only doing 3% of the abortions. Let’s say, for argument sake, that this was true. Now to put this in perspective, let’s say that the government was supporting health clinics that provide free medical care to anyone who walked in but they also killed about 3% of the babies they saw under the age of two; would this be a good reason to fund the clinic with taxpayer funding? Just asking. This is what Planned Parenthood does; they kill about 290,000 unborn babies per year; babies up to just before delivery. Some Democrats argued, during the budget battle that the Republicans wanted to kill women by de-funding Planned Parenthood. I know this is hard to believe but here is the video of a Congresswoman making the charge.