Planned Parenthood: Do Taxpayers have a Choice?
It’s appropriations season in Congress which means we’ll soon be discussing whether taxpayers should be funding Planned Parenthood. In what may be a side story to that debate, news broke Monday that defenders of the organization are trying (in same cases successfully) to influence search engine results to obscure pro-life alternatives to Planned Parenthood:
NARAL Pro-Choice America wants to protect a woman’s right to choose. They just don’t want women to know about all the options available to them. In the name of “choice,” NARAL Pro-Choice America has lobbied Google to take down ads on its site for crisis pregnancy centers …
There are approximately 2,200 crisis pregnancy centers in the United States according to Students for Life of America. Unlike abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the centers do not charge for any of their services. More than 90 percent of total funding for the crisis pregnancy centers is from private, non-governmental sources. The left has decried the government’s minor role in funding these centers, while dismissing, or celebrating, the fact that 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s revenue in 2013 — $540.6 million — came in the form of taxpayer-funded government health services grants.