Planned Parenthood doesn't need or deserve federal funding

March 21, 2011

I hope that my representatives in Washington will support an end to the funding of Planned Parenthood. They are a wealthy organization in their own right, and they do not need public funding. Right now, they receive over $360 million in taxpayer funding. If Congress is concerned about spending in an economic crisis, there is no reason not to cut funding the world's biggest abortion provider.

Abortion is not health care, and Americans reject public money going to abortion providers either way. If women need Planned Parenthood's other services, they can still go elsewhere, and this can mean good news for women, including victims of human trafficking, as well as the unborn. Public money should go toward the protection of life, not organizations oriented toward abortion.

Christina Berry, Baltimore

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