Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Your tax dollars at work: $1 Billion for abortions


Common fiscal sense would dictate that when the federal debt is over $13 trillion, every aspect of Washington spending should be under heavy scrutiny. That would include the federal funding of abortions.

The amount of taxpayer subsidization of abortion is astounding. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, since 2002, six organizations that promote or perform abortions spent nearly $1 billion ($967.1 million) in taxpayer money during fiscal years 2002-2009.

Elisabeth Meinecke reports on Human Events about the stunning numbers from one of those organizations:  “Planned Parenthood’s 2006-2007 annual report, for example, states the organization performed 289,750 abortions in 2006 alone—a year it spent $100 million of taxpayer’s money. It performed 306,310 abortions in 2007, when it spent $97.6 million of federal funds.”

Is this Hillary Clinton’s definition of keeping abortions “rare”?

The Heritage Foundation reported during March 2010, “
A CNN poll taken shortly after the House vote (on federal government health care) found that 60 percent of Americans oppose public funding of abortion. One month later, a Quinnipiac University poll showed 72 percent of Americans oppose abortion funding with taxpayer dollars.”

Rita Diller, the national director of Stop Planned Parenthood (Stopp), also dug into the GAO report and discovered this eye-opener, written in a column in the Washington Times:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America's (PPFA) audits show the organization spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but the abortion behemoth's own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period.

Since 2009, at least five nationwide polls have confirmed that a majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life. Someone, then, needs to explain to all those people why $2.3 billion in tax dollars have been doled out to an organization that admits to systematically having killed more than 1.8 million pre-born babies between 2002 and 2008 and then reports it only spent $657.1 million in federal dollars.”

The time has come to eliminate all federal funding for abortions.

Here is the GAO report.

My sincere appreciation to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan who was one of the members of Congress that requested this information from the GAO.

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