Saturday, May 5, 2012

Arizona bans funding of Planned Parenthood

Link to CNN Article
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed off on a bill that will prevent abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving public funds in most cases, her office said.  "This is a common sense law that tightens existing state regulations and closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly," the governor said in a statement.
Conservatives like Brewer try to make it sound that Planned Parenthood is only about abortions. This is completely untrue.  Among Planned Parenthood's many services include cancer screenings, birth control, vaccinations, sexual health education, and health counseling.  What is the likely result if Planned Parenthood is forced to scale back services like birth control and sex education, which are frequently used by low income people?  More pregancies and more abortions!

Brewer needs to remember that Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land.  All abortions with which Planned Parenthood is involved are legal.  This is simply a blatant attempt to legislate Christian morality.

The irony is that Brewer would probably scream bloody murder if the Feds decided to quite supporting religion with public funding and eliminate its tax-exempt status.  No one can tell me that the Mormon Church with its billions in tithing income, which is used to buy cattle ranches and build $5 billion shopping malls, should be exempt from taxation.

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