Because of the awesome organization Live Action using Ostrowski-ish Direct Citizen Action, pro-lifers actually started a movement towards defunding government subsidized Planned Parenthood. Of course the souless, pro-death, lying Republicans are starting to glom onto it but Laurence Vance at LRC asks a good question:
Planned Parenthood received government grants and contracts of $305 million (34%) during fiscal year 2005-2006. During this time we not only had Bush the Republican president but also a Republican majority in Congress. Yet, Planned Parenthood was still funded. … Why wasn’t the Republican Party that concerned about abortion when clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood performed 264,943 abortions in 2005?
The answer, of course, is that the GOP doesn’t care at all about ending abortion and they only use the abortion issue to gain votes like they have since ’73. If you’d like to learn more about a pro-life, libertarian position, then read this by Ron Paul. Similarly, the good Doctor has a wonderful proposal to remove it from the federal jurisdiction because the feds have no constitutional basis in that area.
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