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Letter: Taxes shouldn't support abortion

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

The "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bi-partisan bill sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL), 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 over a billion dollars in the past seven years alone.

I signed a petition at to let my representative in Congress know that I expect him to co-sponsor and vote for these two bills. When I pay my taxes, I shouldn't have to be complicit in the destruction of tiny boys and girls.

Patricia A. Johnson

Park Rapids