Letter to the Editor

To Indiana officials: Stay strong

Sunday, June 12, 2011

To the Editor:

I am writing to urge Indiana officials to fight the current Washington, D.C., administration's efforts to block the law defunding Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars.

Planned Parenthood is America's abortion giant. Planned Parenthood aborts (kills) a precious American baby every 96 seconds, and receives $11 every second from our tax dollars. Thus, every 96 seconds, Americans pay Planned Parenthood $1,056 to kill one of our innocent American babies.

In addition, Planned Parenthood charges the mother approximately $450 to kill her own baby. I do not want my tax dollars supporting Planned Parenthood's activities.

Planned Parenthood is a top political ally of President Obama. He was only the second presidential candidate in history to receive their endorsement and he was willing to shut the government down to protect Planned Parenthood's hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding.

The Obama Administration is now threatening to take away all of our Medicaid funding because we are defunding one of his top political allies. He is putting the health care of women and the poor at risk.

Planned Parenthood does not need, nor does it deserve taxpayer funding.

I support efforts to defund them and urge Indiana officials to stay strong.


Tom McBroom,

Terre Haute