Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wow, these are huge numbers (re: abortion)

The Alert:
U.S. taxpayers are being forced to help sustain the leading provider of abortions—Planned Parenthood.

The 2003-2004 Annual Report for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), reveals that the abortion provider performed 244,628 abortions in 2003 —a 6.1 percent increase from the year before. In 2004, Planned Parenthood performed 255,015, another 4.3 percent increase. In all, Planned Parenthood is responsible for 20 percent of all abortions performed in the U.S.

With abortions on the rise, adoption referrals are in rapid decline. In 2003, just 1,774 pregnant women were referred to adoption agencies—nearly a 10 percent decline over the previous year. In 2004, referral numbers declined to 1,414, a nearly 20 percent decrease. Even more staggering is the fact that Planned Parenthood now performs 180 abortions for every one referral to an adoption agency—and your tax dollars are helping to fund this booming business!

But that’s not all, even as Planned Parenthood’s adoption referrals continue to decline, along with annual breast exams (down 17.9 percent since 1998); midlife services (down 51.2%); and the number of infertility and prenatal clients, the organization is rewarded with a 60 percent increase in government grants and contracts. In fact, over the past 15 years, the federal government has provided Planned Parenthood with roughly $2.76 billion. Enough is enough--death and taxes do not mix!

How Your Tax Dollars Are Fighting
South Dakota’s New Pro-Life Law

Your tax dollars are being used to fight South Dakota's new
pro-life law, and I need your help to stop this outrage.
This is what is happening...

As you know, South Dakota just passed a very strong pro-life
law that bans abortion. This is a significant breakthrough
for pro-life citizens.

Almost immediately after South Dakota's Governor Mike
Rounds signed the bill into law, Planned Parenthood
announced plans to defeat the law--either through court
action or by statewide ballot initiative. We expect
Planned Parenthood to spend hundreds of thousands--
if not millions--of dollars to defeat this new law.

This is where your tax dollars come in...

Over the past three reporting years, Planned Parenthood
has received over $760 million in our tax dollars to
fund its programs. You and I are funding the nation's
largest abortion provider. But it gets even worse...

In those same three years, Planned Parenthood spent over
$110 million on public policy expenditures--fighting
lawsuits, legislation, and other efforts.

That means our tax dollars are funding Planned Parenthood--
so that Planned Parenthood can fight us in courtrooms and
legislatures across this nation!

+ + Let's stop this outrage

The Action:
The Center for Reclaiming America for Christ has launched a national petition to rally 150,000 pro-life citizens from across the country who are demanding their tax dollars not be used to fund Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda.

The petition states that Americans, who cherish the sanctity of life, will not allow their tax dollars to fund an organization whose main interest is the elimination, rather than the preservation, of unborn lives.

Furthermore, this petition urges our elected officials to do everything in their power to keep our tax dollars from being used in such a destructive and despicable manner.

The Timing:
Over the next 90 days, the Center is working to mobilize at least 150,000 citizen petitions for an important presentation to Congressional leaders, calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Click here to sign the petition

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