By Emily Geiger
We found out last week that Planned Parenthood is trying to get itself another subsidy by pushing for legislation that would provided state funded birth control and vasectomies for people who earn up to 300 percent of the poverty level.
We already pay for this for people who earn up to 200 hundred percent of the poverty level, but, that’s just not good enough when Planned Parenthood could be getting so many more of your tax dollars.
Now, advocates of this spending increase, in the midst of a recession and historic state budget deficits, are citing a study which they claim proves that this is actually a good financial move.
They say that, for every $1 spent by the state on birth control, it saves us $4 in state aid for that child in its first year of life and $15 in the first five years of the child’s life.
First, I’d be interested to know how the heck you come up with these numbers. I have to wonder if they use similar methodology to the Obama administration’s calculations for how many jobs they’ve created and saved (i.e. they pull it out of their a$$es).
I also wonder if they take into account how much each such child will contribute to society as an adult in the way of employment, tax dollars paid, and other contributions to society. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the answer to that question is a big fat no.
Here’s a thought. If you can’t afford to have a kid, keep your clothes on. It’s called personal responsibility… try it sometime.
And while I’m giving advice, I’m hoping that the Planned Parenthood employees and lobbyists use lots of birth control so they can’t spew their baby killing, tax dollar wasting genes in to the next generation.
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