New Poll: Majority of Voters Oppose Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Politico and the Harvard School of Public Health teamed up last month to conduct a poll of voters on issues related to healthcare. Among the topics included in the survey was the Hyde Amendment and whether the federal government should allow taxpayer money to go toward funding abortion.

Here was the full wording of the question:

Medicaid is the largest government program that pays for health care for low-income people. Currently the federal government prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions under Medicaid. Do you favor or oppose changing this policy in order to allow Medicaid funds to be used to pay for abortions?

Notice that the words “Hyde Amendment” and “taxpayer” were not used in the question. One might have expected, given the choice of wording, that the results would be less than favorable for upholding Hyde.

However, the opposite actually turned out to be the case. Among all respondents, 58 percent said they would oppose Medicaid funding being used to pay for abortions, while only 36 percent said they would support it. Predictably, responses lined up somewhat reliably along party lines — the split was 57 percent support versus 36 percent oppose for Hillary Clinton voters, and 19 percent support versus 77 percent oppose for Donald Trump voters.

Even more interesting, though, was this additional detail provided by the report:

On this question, women are slightly more supportive than men of abortion coverage under Medicaid, but the differences are statistically insignificant.

Continue Reading

“Honoring” Planned Parenthood on Its 100th Anniversary

Photo credit: American Life League via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

According to the Washington Examiner, 19 Senate Democrats have introduced a resolution recognizing Planned Parenthood for the 100th anniversary of its founding, which took place on October 16, 1916:

“The resolution, spearheaded by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praises the women’s health and abortion provider for leading significant changes in women’s health and civil rights, being at the forefront of social change and playing a major role in increasing access to abortion, contraception and sex education.

“It also calls for an end of efforts to strip federal funds from the group, which Republicans in Congress tried hard to do last year before being blocked by Senate Democrats.”

This resolution isn’t likely to pass the Senate, of course, thanks to those rascally pro-life Republicans. Instead, let’s take a moment to “honor” Planned Parenthood here at The Pulse 2016.

(You’ve heard of trigger warnings? Okay. This is a sarcasm warning. You’ve been warned.)

Since Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood has performed more than seven million abortions. And during the Obama administration, they have only increased their proficiency. In 2015 alone, they aborted 324,999 babies — near record volume. Most government programs are famously inefficient, but Planned Parenthood gets the job done!

Of course, we can’t honor Planned Parenthood without giving kudos to Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who frequently advocated for eugenics and eliminating the “unfit” “undesirables” with “bad genes” from society. What a hero!

In honor of Sanger, Planned Parenthood gives out a “Margaret Sanger Award” each year. Continue Reading

Top 5 Quotes from Planned Parenthood Founder that MLK Would Have Hated

Ted Cruz is on a mission: Take the bust honoring Margaret Sanger out of the taxpayer-financed Smithsonian museum.

Leftists who think nothing about removing the name of Andrew Jackson or Thomas Jefferson, on the grounds they were racists, are strangely silent on the woman who believed giving birth control to the inferior races would prevent the better sorts from being overrun.  This wasn’t racism from 300 years ago but just within living memory.

The display honoring Sanger first came under fire by a group of black pastors who summed up the outrage quite nicely: “If Margaret Sanger had her way, MLK and Rosa Parks never would have been born.”

Here are the top 5 racist quotes from Margaret Sanger:

1.) “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” —The Wickedness of Creating Large Families, Woman and the New Race

Sanger wrote that “breeding too many children” was immoral and a detriment to society, especially when the children were born to the “unfit,” which included the poor, minorities, the mentally handicapped, immigrants, the blind and deaf, and people with low IQ’s.

2.) “Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” —America Needs a Code for Babies, American Weekly, 1934

In order to “purify society” from such groups, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921 to promote birth control and forced sterilization. In this article, she also proposed government-regulation of births through “permits for parenthood.”

3.) “Directors representing the various branches of science [in the Parliament would] … direct and control the population through birth rates and immigration, and direct its distribution over the country according to national needs consistent with taste, fitness and interest of the individuals.” —A Plan for Peace, Birth Control Review, 1932 

She proposed allowing Congress to solve “population problems” by appointing a “Parliament of Population.”

4.) “The ministers’ work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach.

Continue Reading