By Star Parker, Townhall.com
The facedown in Congress on the federal budget must be about principles as well as absolute spending. No drunk will sober up if he only thinks about how much he drinks and not about why.
There is nothing more repugnant and flagrantly misplaced in the federal budget than the $360 million taxpayers annually send to Planned Parenthood. If we can’t eliminate this, it means either that the nation is hopelessly lost or that Republicans are weak.
Planned Parenthood funding must become the poster child for what is wrong with the federal budget. Why?
We can sum up noting that funding Planned Parenthood forces taxpayers to subsidize three sins. Lies, theft, and murder.
Lies. Planned Parenthood is on red alert because the House budget passed in February included an amendment by Cong. Mike Pence, R-Ind, that eliminates their funding. As result, they’re now in a full court press lobbying and PR campaign. Perhaps you’ve seen an ad they are running on TV? It shows a doctor explaining that Planned Parenthood screens for cervical and breast cancer and that the “House has voted to take away this care.”
Sad there is a doctor who would be party to this kind of lie. We’re led to believe that cancer screening is the only or main thing that the nation’s largest abortion provider does. Their annual report notes that cancer screening accounts for 17% of Planned Parenthood’s services. Federal funding amounts to one third of their $1.2 billion budget. My little grandson can figure out that cutting one third of a budget leaves plenty of money to pay for what amounts to 17% of it.
To read more, visit: http://townhall.com/columnists/starparker/2011/03/21/no_compromise_on_defunding_planned_parenthood