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What Are You Investing In?

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We are told that we are in the middle of an economic crunch that has not been felt so widely for many years.  Recently, the Fed came under severe scrutiny for bailing out the financial big-wig Bear Stearns to the tune of $3.2 billion dollars.  While it was perhaps a wise and necessary move, we wonder what is next.

Word out this week is that Planned Parenthood – the nation’s leader in abortion services – has, for the first time, taken in $1,000,000,000 (that many zeros means, “billion”) in income.  Obviously, it’s scary that an organization who performs more abortions than any other non-profit group is making that kind of money on that controversial of an industry.  But, perhaps it is to be expected.  After all, the market has skewed everything else, right?  The cost of healthcare, rising oil prices.  I bet we could even blame this on some aspect of global warming if we tried.

But that does not adequately explain it.  The real kicker to the story is that Planned Parenthood received $336,000,000 of your tax dollars to advance their agenda.  Even more staggering is that, like any good organization that lives and breathes by federal grants, Planned Parenthood is reinvesting in the political process – to the tune of $10,000,000.

Let’s restate that.  Planned Parenthood, who has income over $1,000,000,000, subsidized by 336,000,000 of our tax dollars, is reported to be prepared to invest $10 million in political contributions nationwide.  Wow!  I hope they are worth the investment.  Let’s consider their investment resume:

  • Planned Parenthood is under criminal indictment in Kansas for defrauding Kansans of their tax dollars.
  • The Kansas indictment also charges Planned Parenthood with complicity in aiding sexual predators who seek to destroy evidence of their sexual crimes on children.
  •  Recently, Planned Parenthood has raised their own level of criticism by being caught on tape willing to accept donations earmarked for the abortion of minority babies.

It might make more sense to take the $336,000,000 and reinvest it in Bear Stearns!  Although, unlike Bear Stearns, Planned Parenthood is turning a profit.  If you follow the link above, you can read that Planned Parenthood’s profit from 2005 to 2006 has doubled from $55,700,000 in 2005 to $112,000,000 in 2006.

While some of the $10,000,000 of the Planned Parenthood political action committee money that will be infused in national campaigns will most certainly find the pockets of some of our leaders, we have the added “blessing” of being required to contribute $300,000 tax dollars to the performance of abortions in West Virginia every year.

Friends, no one should be permitted to determine whether one life is more important than the next.  More than that, no one should be permitted to invest our dollars in a dying industry.  Since Planned Parenthood is making more than $100 million in profits each year, that can only mean one thing.

We must insist that our leaders make the family – including the unborn – the first priority.  Remind your leaders that this will influence your vote this year.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

April 1, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Posted in Life

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