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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Step In the Right Direction

Bravo to the Tennessee Legislature for taking away PP's special status as 1st in line for federal funds under Title X. But what would have been even better would have been to cut them out completely. For that matter, why do we even have a Federal Office of Population Affairs that distributes these funds in the 1st place? The last I looked that isn't exactly a part of the powers given to the Federal Government by the Constitution.
I also have another question, why is PP getting funding under Title X in the 1st place? The HHS/OPA website says: "By law, Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning." PP may not actually present abortion as a part of family planning, but if you look at their philosophy it really is. Abortion is the means they promote when there is an unplanned pregnancy. So how is it not a part of family planning at PP?


LOS ANGELES, CA, June 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Tennessee legislators passed a law Thursday that threatens to strip Planned Parenthood of over $1 million in federal grant funding. Under the new statute, local community health clinics will be given priority for Title X family planning funds instead of Planned Parenthood.
Live Action Films says that the move was inspired by undercover videos by the group from a Planned Parenthood clinic in Memphis released earlier this year. The videos show a counselor urging a 14-year-old girl to lie about the age of the 31-year-old "boyfriend" who impregnated her so she can obtain a secret abortion.
“We are very happy that Tennessee legislators saw the harm Planned Parenthood is doing to little girls and took the necessary steps to ensure that the organization's negligence will no longer receive preferential treatment when taking our tax dollars,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action and the UCLA student who went undercover in the videos.
This is the second state this year in which Live Action videos showing abuse cover-up at Planned Parenthood prompted public officials to revoke taxpayer subsides. In California, after a community member alerted the Orange County Board of Supervisors to more of Live Action’s undercover videos of Planned Parenthood counselors agreeing to protect adult-child sexual relationships, the Board in March refused to renew Planned Parenthood’s $291,788 contract with the county.
The undercover videos are part of the Mona Lisa Project, a multi-state expose that documents Planned Parenthood's willingness to repeatedly violate mandatory reporting laws for statutory rape in order to obtain secret abortions for young girls. The Memphis video is the 5th video released in the series so far. (See all videos here)
“We will continue to expose Planned Parenthood for endangering the lives and well-being of young girls in service of its abortion-first mentality,” said Rose. “It is our hope that other elected officials will soon follow the examples of Orange County and Tennessee in seeking to de-fund Planned Parenthood of all public subsidies for their lawless activity.”

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