Delaware May Up Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Funding 25%
by Steven Ertelt | Dover, DE | LifeNews.com | 6/30/11 3:17 PM
Pro-life advocates in Delaware are urging voters in the state to contact their state legislators and oppose a 25 percent increase in state taxpayer funding for the nation’s biggest abortion business.
“Your urgent calls and emails are needed today,” Delaware Right to Life’s Nicole Collins says in an email alert to its members. “By tomorrow, your tax dollars will have been distributed according to how our legislators see fit.”
“Planned Parenthood stands to receive more than a 25% increase in grant-in-aid funding. Let’s not forget…this is the organization that, across the country, lies to clients about the development of an unborn baby and aids sex traffickers,” Collins says. “And right here in our state, Planned Parenthood of Delaware hosted a focus group in cooperation with the State of Delaware Dept. of Health, to discuss what kinds of things they would like to bring into our public schools.”
A Delaware Right to Life member attended the meeting and materials from Planned Parenthood would propose teaching schoolchildren about abortion beginning at age 8 along with providing them information about various methods of contraception and birth control.
“This is an organization that doesn’t deserve a dime of our tax dollars, let alone a 25% increase,” Collins concludes. “And don’t forget – even though Planned Parenthood claims they don’t use tax money for abortions, any tax money they do receive simply frees up other monies to provide abortions.”
Collins also says she is concerned lawmakers are using other funding issues to justify funding the abortion business.
“Our legislators are saying that if they vote no on the increase to Planned Parenthood that they will also have to de-fund nursing homes and fire departments, which are funded in the same bill,” she writes. “The legislators that gave PP this increase have known for some time that Delawareans are opposed to funding Planned Parenthood at all, but they gave them a 25.5% increase. It should be up to them to fix the problem now. Please ask your legislator to fix this issue in any way possible.”
At the same time Delaware legislators may increase Planned Parenthood funding, other states are revoking it.
The trend of de-funding Planned Parenthood started last year when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a budget which eliminated about 7.5 million dollars worth of family planning funding, part of which went to the abortion business.
Indiana approved a law de-funding Planned Parenthood and North Carolina and Kansas followed with similar efforts. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has since signed a budget cutting Planned Parenthood funding and Texas Gov. Rick Perry is about to follow suit.
ACTION: Contact Delaware legislators at http://legis.delaware.gov