End the corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood

Bloomington Herald-Times, May 18, 2015 (Comments)

To the Editor:

Once again, Planned Parenthood has applied for a handout from city government’s social services fund. This is the sixteenth time in the last seventeen years PP has come to taxpayers for corporate welfare, and with only a couple exceptions the city council has given them a handout every year. Even when PP did not get money from the social services fund in 2000, they got corporate welfare from the community development block grants fund.

I have explained many times over the years that Planned Parenthood does not need the welfare they get from city government. They are not even pretending to seek “one time” funding anymore, which is the purpose of the fund. They are asking for money to cover ongoing costs. Yet the city council repeatedly denies deserving organizations funding so they can make a pro-abortion political statement by donating money forcibly confiscated from taxpayers to Planned Parenthood.

I again strenuously object to my money going to an organization that performs the barbaric act of abortion at its “clinic” on South College Avenue. No organization that engages in the barbaric act of exterminating a human life in the womb should be funded by taxpayers.

End this corporate welfare farce.

2 thoughts on “End the corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood

  1. But leave all other corporate welfare–to churches and their “schools,” Big Oil, the Koch brothers, defense contractors convicted of multiple felonies, etc., intact for “the good of the nation.” It's the Republican way!


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