D.C. Leaning Toward Funding Abortions

15 12 2009

Foxnews.com is reporting that the government of Washington D.C. is leaning towards allowing the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

“We’ve already started to study the issues,” a City Council staffer said, predicting the matter could come up in the spring — along with a change allowing the District to permit medical marijuana. One possibility is that abortion coverage could be added to the D.C. Healthcare Alliance, which is the city’s taxpayer-funded health program for low-income and other residents.

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton applauded the passage Sunday of the $1.1 trillion spending bill, which contained the abortion provision.

She has argued that the restriction created “severe hardships” for poor women in the city and that the law singled them out for “unfair and unequal treatment” — since states can use their tax dollars for abortion services.

My question for Ms. Norton would be, “What about the severe hardships you’re creating for the babies of those poor women?” And doesn’t this legislation target poor and minority babies? How’s that for racist?

If I was a tax-paying resident of D.C., I’d be pretty upset for the city creating even more “services” with my tax dollars instead of using them for the highest-priority needs of the city.

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Pro-Abortion Forces Have Donated 6 Times More Than Pro-Lifers to Congress

10 12 2009

Jill Stanek links to an interesting article on OpenSecrets.org that shows that Pro-Abortion activists and organizations gave 6 times more money to Washington D.C. politicians than Pro-Lifers gave since 1989.

Overall, individuals and political action committees classified by the Center as part of the abortion rights lobby have contributed about $3.4 million to current senators since 1989. By contrast, individuals and PACs classified by the Center as part of the anti-abortion lobby have contributed just $559,000 to current senators during the same period.

Jill’s take on it:

Makes sense. Pro-aborts contribute to pro-abort politicians from their treasure trove of abortion profits, contraceptive sales – and taxpayer funding for “family planning.” Then pro-abort politicians turn around and give the abortion industry more taxpayer funding.

Pro-lifers contribute to pro-life politicians from their personal blood, sweat, and tears and get nothing personally back in return, just potentially saved lives.

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