Itís about Money.
By Nathan Tabor
As we prepare to celebrate next weekís gala Inauguration Day
festivities in Washington, DC, Conservatives need to remember some
grim realities. For the past four years we have had both a Republican
president and GOP majorities in Congress, yet we have not
significantly reduced the number of deaths by abortion in this
In fact, in the 32 years since 1973, when Roe v Wade became the law
of the land, more than 45.5 million unborn children in America have
been sacrificed to the gods of selfishness, hedonism and personal
convenience. That comes out to well over 4,000 infanticides per day,
for three-plus decades.
Put in historical perspective, the abortion industry in America has
slaughtered seven times as many helpless children as Adolf Hitler did
Jews during his infamous Final Solution. What is the difference
between Hitler and abortion? The world banned together and stopped
These sobering facts cause me to contemplate just why this is
happening in a nation founded on morals and values. One simple answer
comes to mind. It is done for "the love of money which happens to be
the root of all evil."
With that in mind letís examine the profits of Planned Parenthood,
the nationís most prominent provider of so-called "abortion rights,"
as revealed in its 2003-04 Annual Report.
- Planned Parenthood clinics performed 244,628 surgical abortions,
an increase of 6.1 percent. A total 3.5 million surgical abortions
have been performed at PP clinics to since 1970.
- Planned Parenthood clinics grossed $302.6 million last year, with
$104 million coming from surgical abortions.
- Total PP income for the year was $810 million, with one-third of
that, or $265.2 million, coming from public funds given by our elected
- The PP organization has earned net profits for the past 18 years
in a row, totaling $538 million.
Meanwhile, private donations to Planned Parenthood dropped for the
second time in three years, and the number of PP-operated clinics
declined from 866 to 849.
"Increases in abortions, more money from taxpayersí pockets, and
bigger profit margins ó all while clinics are closing down and
donations are dwindling. That is the state of Planned Parenthood,"
said Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life Leagueís watchdog
agency STOPP International.
"This report shows the public is increasingly rejecting Planned
Parenthoodís radical agenda, but apparently our elected officials
havenít gotten the message. Now is the time for Americans to expand
the growing efforts to close Planned Parenthood clinics and to put
pressure on politicians to stop the obscene amount of money that is
being funneled into the nationís largest abortion chain."
WHY do elected officials give so much of our tax money to Planned
Parenthood? WHY does "abortion on demand, and without excuse" remain
legal, when a majority of Americans oppose the gruesome practice?
The answer is MONEY. Huge sums of money are spent by lobbyists and
media groups, greasing politiciansí palms and simultaneously putting
the public pressure on them to kowtow to the radical feministsí clamor
for "reproductive choice."
My own short-term, "out of the box" idea is simple. Since Liberals
want free healthcare, letís use their own argument against them. If a
doctor performs abortions, he canít charge for his services. It has to
be free. I guarantee thousands of doctors would quit performing
abortions immediately. They believe in "choice" because it lines their
On January 24th, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will
converge on the Ellipse for the annual March for Life to the Supreme
Court and Capitol, to publicly protest the 32nd anniversary of Roe v
Wade. They will be demanding an end to the indefensible, immoral
practice of legalized abortion in America.
Our newly inaugurated Christian president and ostensibly
Conservative lawmakers should pay attention ó and take decisive
Copyright © 2005 by Nathan Tabor
Nathan Tabor is a conservative political activist based in
Kernersville, North Carolina. He has his BA in Psychology and his
Masterís Degree in Public Policy. He is a contributing editor at
www.theconservativevoice.com. Contact him at Nathan@nathantabor.com.
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