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YOUR OPINION: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


September 10. 2013 8:05PM
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Investigation due


for national group


On Aug. 6, the General Accounting Office announced that it is finally going to do a nationwide investigation into how Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in our country, spends taxpayer dollars. Of course, the mainstream media is virtually ignoring this story.


The government funding to Planned Parenthood should definitely be cut because taxpayers are subsidizing abortion. The money is fungible, meaning that every dollar the government gives Planned Parenthood for other services frees up money for it to spend on abortion care. Mechanisms to segregate public from private funds are mere accounting gimmicks and funding schemes.


Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2011-2012 reveals that it received $542.4 million from taxpayers in government grants and reimbursements. During that same time frame, the 333,964 abortions performed represented a record high for them. It should also be noted that as Planned Parenthood’s government funding went up, abortions increased and real health services for women went down.


I actually find one more thing troubling, the fact that Susan B. Komen still gives Planned Parenthood grant money, even though there has been shown to be a direct link between abortions and breast cancer. The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer reported that on Aug. 14 there was a Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College on risk factors for breast cancer, led by Dr. Suraiya Jabeen. The authors found a statistically significant 20.62-fold increased risk among women with abortion histories — by far the highest risk elevation reported among 73 published abortion-breast cancer studies.


Barbara Yanchek


Jermyn




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