Well, I’d be a pretty lousy pro-life blogger if I didn’t mention this one: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has a released a report, “Fiscal Years 2002-2009 Obligations, Disbursements, and Expenditures for Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities.” According to their report, organizations that either perform and/or advocate abortions have received nearly…$1 billion (cue Dr. Evil and his pinky finger) of taxpayer money over the last 7 years. Organizations like:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America: $657.1 million (2002-2008)
Population Council of the United States: $284.3 million (2002-2008)
International Planned Parenthood Federation: $93.8 million (2002-2009)
Advocates for Youth: $8.7 million (2002-2009)
Guttmacher Institute: $12.7 million (2002-2008)
Sexuality Information & Education Council of the U.S.: $1.6 million (2002-2009)
This is why elections matter! Who’s looking forward to this November? Sadly, I can’t say that I’m all that enthusiastic at this point. You may have noticed that I don’t talk a lot about politics on here. At least not as much as I used to. I’m about as politically apathetic/jaded as one person can get and I’ve about had it with pols/candidates in both parties. Note that much of the funding mentioned above was approved during a Republican majority in Congress and with a pro-life Republican president. Here’s hoping my attitude about politics and politicians improves some so that I don’t totally neglect my civic duty.
Speaking of politics, the U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote on the so-called “DISCLOSE Act,” legislation that would place sweeping new restrictions on the ability of incorporated groups, including groups like National Right to Life and their affiliates, to communicate with the public about the actions of federal lawmakers.