Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gingrich: Take Planned Parenthood's Money And Use It For Adoption

If you think about it, the end result is really the same for a woman who does not want her baby. Adoption places the unwanted child into a family that wants it and the mother is not burdened by the baby. Instead of killing her unborn baby, she give it up for adoption. Newt Gingrich has a good idea in calling for funds to be taken from Planned Parenthood and used in honoring life through adoption. From CNS News:
“I would like to defund Planned Parenthood,” Gingrich said at a presidential forum on Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. “I want to take all of that money and put it directly into adoption services to give young women the choice of life, not the culture of death.”

Gingrich faulted both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for their records on abortion.

Planned Parenthood receives federal grants and contract, which are supposed to be used for family planning services and not for abortions. However, because money is fungible, pro-life critics say Planned Parenthood should not receive taxpayer money.

According to the latest data, Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions in the United States in fiscal year 2009. That year, the organization also received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts, the latest figures show...