Letter to the Editor

Support abortion campaign

Sunday, December 5, 2010

To the Editor:

As a taxpayer, I am opposed to hundreds of millions of my hard-earned tax dollars being used to fund abortion and abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, the largest provider in America.

That is why I am a part of the Susan B. Anthony List's Stop Abortion Funding campaign (www.stopabortionfunding.com), which is working to pass two pro-life bills that would end all federal funding of abortion.

The "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bi-partisan bill sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) would create a government-wide statutory prohibition on abortion funding, including problematic provisions in the health care bill.

The "Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act" ensures that organizations, including Planned Parenthood, do not receive federal dollars under the Title X federal family planning assistance program.

According to the Government Accountability Office, abortion providers have received more than a billion dollars in the past seven years alone.

I signed a petition at www.StopAbortionFunding.com to let my Representative in Congress know that I expect them to co-sponsor and vote for these two bills.

I shouldn't have to be complicit in the destruction of innocent human life when I pay my taxes.

Tom McBroom,

Terre Haute