Monday, July 31, 2006

Guttmacher Wants Public Funding For Contraceptives

By Janice Shaw Crouse

The Guttmacher Institute, the think tank for Planned Parenthood, has recommended public funding of contraceptive services and supplies for young women and women in poverty. While their headline focuses on poor women, the fine print also includes young women.

The recommendation, in effect, helps Planned Parenthood get around parents in order to provide contraception for teenagers and to get the federal government to satisfy Planned Parenthood's gluttony at the federal trough. Moreover, the public has a right to know that Planned Parenthood's idea of contraceptive services includes abortion and they are the largest abortion provider in the nation. It is worth noting that the institute's research was funded through a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Guttmacher's just-released email alert claims that since the year 2000 one million more women are in need of contraceptive services; that's a little over 17 million women of reproductive age in the United States "needing" publicly funded contraceptive services and supplies. Why is this? Because they are sexually active and don't want to have children. According to the Guttmacher data, these women "either have incomes below 250% of the federal poverty level or are younger than 20." Also according to Guttmacher, women in these categories have increased by 6 percent since 2000. [Continue]

If a person can't afford to have children then they need to practice abstinence. Paying for someone to be sexually promiscuous and to use abortifacients violates my religious beliefs. If a couple is married, there is an alternative that is 99% effective -- Natural Family Planning. Planned Parenthood never stops -- they just can't seem to get enough of taxpayers money.

Via CWA.