There are still some people who believe that the U.S. government doesn’t fund abortion. That’s obviously not true. Just last year, the feds gave $540.6 million in grants to Planned Parenthood.
A liberal will tell you that money goes toward health services for poor women. While it’s true that Planned Parenthood clinics do offer other services, their primary business is abortion, and it’s a moneymaking enterprise at that.
Planned Parenthood’s net revenues were $1.21 billion in 2013, up 5 percent. Nearly half of that, 45 percent, was government grants, which means you and I paid for it.
According to its own figures, Planned Parenthood killed 327,166 babies, netting about $3,700 per abortion, $1,650 of which was covered by taxpayers. To reach that level of slaughter, clinics had to perform one abortion approximately every 96 seconds, if the clinics were open 24-7. Figuring a more realistic five days a week, eight hours a day, Planned Parent clinics were killing one child every 23 seconds.
Along with killing hundreds of thousands of babies, clinics did on occasion make a referral to an adoption agency, in about one case in 149. For an outfit that claims to be about protecting women’s health, sending 99.3 percent of patients into a physically dangerous and emotionally scarring surgical procedure that may haunt them for the rest of their lives seems questionable, to be generous.
And abortion is dangerous for the mother, as well as fatal for the child. Revelations from the Kermit Gosnell trial and from other abortion clinics in the last year have made it clear what a ghastly business the abortion trade is.
If the promoters of Planned Parenthood really cared about women’s health, they would promote abstinence for teens and monogamy for adults, rather than abortions, birth control and “slut pride.”
A study released by the Family Research Council found that 99 percent of women who got an abortion had used contraceptives. Meanwhile, 38 percent of women who had their first sexual experience at a young age (as young as 12) wound up getting at least one abortion. Only 6 percent of women who waited until they were 20 or older for sex had abortions.
As many as half of women who have had 10 or more partners have had an abortion, while for monogamous women, the rate was 6 percent. About 90 percent of abortions are performed on women who have had three or more partners.
Religion is also a factor in abortion. Around 30 percent of women who never went to church have had one or more abortions, while about 12.7 percent of abortions are performed on women who attend weekly services.
Planned Parenthood is about anything but parenthood or family planning. It’s all about killing babies, making money and decreasing the population. The group’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a known advocate of eugenics, reshaping society by selecting undesirable populations (blacks, Latinos and “the poor”) for reduction and eventual elimination through abortions and sterilization.
Sanger’s main concern was to keep non-whites and poor whites from breeding, and her legacy has been quite effective in that regard, as the number of abortions performed are disproportionately on black mothers.
However, Sanger’s legacy may not accomplish all she’d hoped, as the FRC study found that abortion cuts across all income levels and that poor people, if anything, are less likely to seek to end a pregnancy. (Hence the perpetual clamoring for funding of abortions for “the needy.”)
One key factor, interestingly, seems to be lack of education, but not in the way you might think. The FRC study found that more-educated people were more likely to kill their children, and that the least likely to seek an abortion were women who had dropped out of high school.
You can look at that as stupid people breeding, or you can recognize that those most likely to need and seek an abortion are those who have been most indoctrinated in the liberal education system.
No matter how liberals spin it, abortion is a tragedy. Those 327,166 babies who were cut up, vacuumed out and disposed of last year represent not just potential social problems but more than 300,000 people who will never get to win a science fair, write a screenplay, perform in a band, drive in a car race, score a winning touchdown, give a flower to a pretty girl, work to cure cancer, found a thriving business, create a work of art, or say “I love you, mommy and daddy.”
The cost we pay in dollars to fuel the fires of Moloch in the abortion industry is high, but the cost we pay in terms of lost human potential is incalculable.