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 www.stopabortionfunding.com 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