Bad Economy. Let’s Stop Funding Reproductive Health!

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes how anti-choicers are leveraging the poor economy to try and take funding away from reproductive health and family planning.

Abortion opponents are pressing state and local governments to stop sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, arguing that the nonprofit group has plenty of cash and shouldn’t be granted scarce public funds at a time of economic crisis.

Nice. So now that everyone’s losing their jobs and struggling to make ends meet, it’s the optimum time to strike! It’s the perfect time to take away family planning services with the possible side effect that women who needed them will get unwanted pregnancies. Great thinking guys. Especially you, Family Research Council.

The Family Research Council is developing a kit to help grass-roots activists dig through financial reports so they can make detailed presentations to elected officials about the assets and revenue of local Planned Parenthood chapters. The council has sent letters to 1,200 state legislators describing Planned Parenthood’s strong financial position and urging “a second look” at public funding.

Awesome guys. Awesome. Way to show by your actions what your real intentions are. And they don’t appear to be saving babies or promoting the health and autonomy of women.

Via Feministing.

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