"Now there's a plan in Congress to help post-abortive women. H.R. 4543, the Post-Abortion Depression Research and Care Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., calls for $15 million to research the emotional impact of abortion and also creates a grant program to fund the development of treatment programs for women who suffer from post-abortion depression."
This info courtesy of friend Tim Cronin at "Gift Of Self" blog.
Oh, I can see it now. Anyone wanna bet with me how many minutes it takes for Planned Parenthood, N.O.W., N.A.R.A.L. and the misnamed "Feminist Majority" (which is neither) to be adding pages to their websites and firing up the phonebanks to their lobbyist machinery to get out letters and calls to people's Congresspeople, and to get meetings with those politicians that we'll not read about in the major media, and to generally do all they've always done to try to block this kind of research?
If it is so good for women, what have they got to lose from this kind of research? And a measly $15 million at that??
Before anyone tries to claim that the government doesn't give (enough) money for abortions and "women's reproductive healthcare"... Planned Parenthood's Annual Report says they got $254.4 million in taxpayer money in 2003 alone; $240.9 million in 2002. And their "health services" included doing abortions in 93.5% of the pregnancies they saw that year. And that doesn't even count the number of babies possibly terminated by the Morning After Pills they dispensed 633,756 times last year. If even one-tenth of the MAPs dispensed aborted a baby, then that’s 63,375 more babies lost.
Let's see...$15 million over 31 years...versus maybe at least $500 million to help pay for all the salaries of those performing/supporting/lobbying for those 440,401 abortions in the past 2 years.
As Don Henley would sing (sarcastically): "'Eight for me, one for you...Very fair" / Business as usual."
$15 million? We should write our Congresspeople with this information and shout for more. Maybe not 33 times more (that should go to help the women in crisis pregnancies avoid abortion and the harm it causes them), but they should hear our voices, even "on paper."
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