Sunday, February 21, 2010

Abortion Industry Dead, Were it not for Taxpayer Support

A new report asserts the U.S. abortion industry is in significant decline, held together largely through the $300 million-plus that federal taxpayers deliver annually to its major player, Planned Parenthood.

-- From "Report: Taxes prop up 'dying' abortion industry" by Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily 2/21/10

"It is very clear that the only abortion group expanding its business is Planned Parenthood, and the only reason it can do so is with the help of our tax dollars," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

His organization last year launched Project Daniel 5:15, which monitors and reports on the status of abortion businesses across the country.

Newman told WND that in the last two decades, two-thirds of the abortion businesses in the nation have imploded.

While Title X funding isn't supposed to go directly for abortions, it does pay the mortgage, light bills, staff salaries and the like, he said.

Stop Planned Parenthood, an effort of the American Life League, promotes a petition demanding that elected officials halt the flow of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization launched by eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger.

The STOPP organization notes that recent annual federal tax subsidies to Planned Parenthood have been in the $320 million to $330 million range. From 1987 through 2003, the total was $2.7 billion.

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