having sex and having babies are inalienable rights, right?(life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness)<quoted text>
In 2008, Planned Parenthood provided nearly 11 million medical services for three
million people, and helped to prevent approximately
595,000 unintended pregnancies. Seventy-two
percent of our clients have incomes at or below 150
percent of the federal poverty level. As of
September 2010, our more than 825 health centers
are operated by 87 affiliates, which have a presence
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
In 2008, more than 2,000 affiliate staff and volunteer
educators provided educational programs to more
than 1.2 million people of all ages and in a variety of
settings from preschools to universities, from
prisons and social service programs to religious
institutions and civic organizations. Programs
focused on more than 28 different content areas,
such as AIDS/HIV and contraception/family planning
including abstinence, family life education,
parent-child communication, puberty education,
safer sex, and sexual orientation/homophobia.
Clearly you care about the unborn and that's fine. What do you want for the child after it's born. Are you prepared to take care of it? What if the child needs public assistance. Do you vote for politicians that want to cut funding for social services?
No one is proabortion. However it is legal and unfortunately sometimes necessary. If safe abortions aren't available to the disadvantaged they will seek out unsafe remedies.
going to stangers and asking for HELP with the consequences of such actions is NOT a right, right?
when such assistance is rendered, it is called 'charity', right?
since when has the government, fed/state/whatever, been AUTHORIZED or EMPOWERED to be in the charity business?
during the days of our Founding, when the NEW governments of the NEW States were asked for 'charitiable' funds for a Public hosptial, B. Franklin, one of our Founding Fathers, said NO! to such government actions and went after Private donors and monies to the tune of $25,000!
the fact that the People rejected the concept of GOVERNMENT charity works from Day One tells me that WELFARE was NEVER intended by the writters and framers and Founders of either OUR Constitution or Country, PERIOD.
also, such things as Debtor Prisons were also NOT supported(the flip side of charity!).
do you really want the FG minding YOUR personal, economical business? what it GIVES, IT can also TAKE.
YOUR Forefathers and mothers, like mine, fought for and ENVISIONED a Land Free from as MUCH GOVERNMENT intervention as possible.
to stand WITH Big Govt is an INSULT and AFFRONT to THEM and OUR JOINT History.
IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
the difference and divide cannot be more basic than that.
you/we cannot give something to one citizen without first, or last, TAKING it from another citizen.
this idea, or SCAM, of 'free' stuff has got to be addressed HONESTLY.
go to an entitlement 'family' of three and tell them, times are tuff, we need to TAKE from your piece of the pie and give MORE to the 'family' of 5 or 6 or 7. or, realistically, go the 15 million entitlement 'families' and tell them that since we have 17 millions needy families AND NO MORE FUNDS, the first 15m get less to spread the 'charity' to the new 2m!!
no body even suggests that concept of 'sharing', do they?
therein lies the TRUE falsitity of the ENTIRE FG as charity premise: pretty soon, the FG/govt runs OUT OF DONORS!