Boondoggle

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Yes, abortion is for profit

undoingthedamageThis is a cute (read: atrocious) line of attack on Obama’s (two days’ belated) undoing of the restrictions that prevent any U.S. funds to go to family planning clinics overseas that so much as utter the word abortion:

“When we wake up every morning to a deepening financial crisis, it is an insult to the American people to bail out the abortion industry,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

“Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar company and they do not need additional resources to burden the American taxpayer,” she added.

Apparently the moral imperative falls short, and anti-choicers find need to play to Americans’ real concerns: their pocketbooks.

(image from flickr user Renegade98 under a Creative Commons license)

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January 23, 2009 - Posted by | Feminism |

1 Comment »

  1. I’d wager the catholic church has more money than Planned Parenthood (it even has its own country), yet these same people are likely in favor of government support for faith-based initiatives.

    The “abortion industry” is a nice rhetorical trick though. I think I’m going to start talking about the “church industry,” with its giant smokestacks churning out brainwashed children too afraid to disagree with a 2000 year-old book.

    Comment by Kenny B. | January 23, 2009 | Reply


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