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David Ripley: Will House GOP Get Job Done?

August 19th, 2011 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Planned Parenthood of America snuffs out roughly 910 innocent lives each day. That translates into 38 babies killed each and every hour of each and every day by one of Congress’ favorite objects of taxpayer largesse.
Literally billions of dollars have been poured into Planned Parenthood’s operations by American taxpayers in the decades since Title X was created. Call it Welfare for the Death Industry. Or maybe it would be best referred to as “workfare” – since it would be a blessing if Planned Parenthood did nothing for the tax money they receive.

The summer witnessed a major struggle over the nation’s finances. Members of the media were happy to predict all sorts of economic disaster if the national debt ceiling was not raised to accommodate profligate spending by an Obama Administration bent on remaking America. Strangely, economic chaos has followed anyway.

And it turns out that, soon after Congress returns from Summer Break, the drama will return to occupy the nation’s attention. With appropriations for the current fiscal set to expire by September 30, we will no doubt have all the village idiots returning to our television screens, explaining that more spending is necessary to “save the economy”, and how cuts in various programs will spell ruin for America.

It is appropriate, in that context of moral and financial turmoil, to ask whether the Republicans in Congress will finally be able to put an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Under the leadership of Speaker Boehner and Congressmen Pence, Labrador and Simpson, an attempt was made earlier this year. The U.S. House approved the Pence Amendment by a vote of 240-185, which would deny funding to Planned Parenthood.

Yet, under intense resistance from Senator Harry Reid and President Obama, the river of public dollars continues to flow.

Terence Jeffrey has a provocative article in Human Events in which he challenges the GOP Speaker to stand firm as we approach a fresh appropriations struggle:

“Between April 14th, when the Boehner-Obama Continuing Resolution (CR) passed, and September 30th, when the fiscal year ends, 141 days will have passed…. If Planned Parenthood continued to abort babies during that time at its self-reported 2009 pace of 910 babies per day, it will have killed 128,310 innocents during the tenure of the Boehner-Obama CR.

“Boehner cannot undo that part of his legacy. But he does not have to capitulate again.”

Indeed. And to add salt to our bleeding wound, Jeffrey points out that any additional monies given to Planned Parenthood in the next fiscal year will be borrowed money … an obligation passed along to a generation we are helping to destroy through abortion.

All stripes of conservative – social and fiscal – can surely agree on the necessity of ending this insane abuse of American taxpayers.

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