Vote for someone who won't fund abortion | Letter to the Editor
October 23, 2012 · 11:48 AM
In this election we face the choice of a candidate — President Obama — who supports abortion, or a candidate who does not — Mr. Romney.
Abortion is considered indispensable to women’s health. Our tax dollars go to support massive cash infusions to Planned Parenthood, an organization whose founder Margaret Sanger was a known eugenicist. By its own numbers, Planned Parenthood’s business model relies heavily on abortion for income. While only 3 percent of its services are related to abortion, over a third of its income stems from it.
Several states have voted to defund Planned Parenthood. In some, the Obama administration has stepped in to provide funding directly to the Planned Parenthood.
While supporters of Planned Parenthood say that it supplies crucial health care to women, the fact is that it provides a very small percentage overall of the available women’s health care to women. In the state of Indiana, which passed a law prohibiting health care contracts with and grants to abortion providers, Planned Parenthood provides less than 1 percent of “other” women’s health care to Medicaid recipients, but over 50 percent of the state’s abortions. Community health care providers paid through Medicaid and Medicare actually serve most of Medicaid and Medicare women’s health care needs.
Thanks to the passage of Obamacare, our insurance dollars as well must be used to support abortion whether we agree or not. Employers not supplying health insurance plans that in turn are required to provide for abortion will be fined heavily. Thus, the right to life of over 54 million Americans since Roe v. Wade, as well as our rights, have been stripped from us for the purposes of infanticide.
Abortion must disengaged from affordable health care, but it won’t happen under the tenure of Pres. Obama. A well-formed conscience must vote against him.
— Charles Lovekin