Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses before speaking during a Planned Parenthood Action Fund membership event, Friday, June 10, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Lead to More Kids

This seems like a no brainer and the left thinks it is a bad thing.

Defund Planned Parenthood and allegedly there would be more kids. The CBO and this report dance around the issue of whether it will be from lack of family planning services or abortion or both. But the reality is two fold. First, Planned Parenthood would do well financially without federal funding because liberal activists would pour money into it in defiance of federal defunding. Second, federal money to Planned Parenthood offsets the organization’s own abortion spending.

What else is ignored is that Planned Parenthood does not exist alone. There are actually plenty of other family planning and pregnancy centers out there that do all and more of what Planned Parenthood does except perform abortions. Many Christian crisis pregnancy centers actually perform more medical services than your average Planned Parenthood, but they do not perform abortions.

As a result, they have been under assault and harassment from the left for years. Many of them, in liberal states, have been bullied by the government for being a crisis pregnancy center without providing abortion services. The left would have you believe Planned Parenthood is a necessary organization, when in fact it has competitors that do more, but not abortion.

The left would have you know that federal funds do not go toward Planned Parenthood’s abortion services.

That, of course, begs the question of why the federal government must fund Planned Parenthood when there are many other organizations willing and able to do the same thing. The reality is, as the left knows, they want Planned Parenthood funded because the organization kills children. Killing children is the sacrament of the secular left.

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