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Why do so many people think their taxes go to pay for abortions? Haven't they read the Hyde Amendment?

http://www.nchla.org/datasource/ifactsheets/4FSHydeAm22a.08.pdf

If you can read it, check it out. I have been talking to people left and right. Unfortunately, the most common aspect of these "talks" has been that if a person is Christian, they seem to think that their taxes go to paying for abortions. This may be because of most links a person can find online says so, but they aren't federal links. These links are privately put out into the public by religious groups. Why can't anyone see that?

 
blainesgirl

Asked by blainesgirl at 7:35 AM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because so many people won't question the propaganda if it fits their sense of righteous outrage. The anti-choice groups work very hard to spread lies and misinformation because that's the best way for them to press their agenda, and those who feel strongly that a woman shouldn't have the right to choose whether or not to continue a dangerous or unwanted pregnancy are eager to consume every single bit of the propaganda.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 8:24 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Federal funding goes to Planned Parenthood currently. PP performs abortions. Therefore federal tax dollars do indeed go to abortions. That's the nuts and bolts of it.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 7:55 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Maybe federal dollars arnt paying for them but some folk's State tax dollars DO pay for them. We as Americans really have NO easy way to see where all our taxes go and for what they pay for Congress right now is pushing HARD to defund Planned parenthood. Which IS a huge mistake. I dont think abortion is right, but it's NOT my place to choose for someone else's body. If they de-fun PP the teen pregnancy rate will definitely go up.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 8:02 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I'm not painting them as anything. However, when it comes to the Gov's budget cuts, organizations that bring in millions on their own, own millions in assets and can afford to pay their top execs 6-figure incomes plus giving them huge benefits packages, well that seems like a good place to start cutting the funds. PP is not going to go out of business because they've lost Gov. funding.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 9:08 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Tax dollars went to planned parenthood who performed abortions. Simple enough really, why can't you see that?


    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49556.html


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/us/politics/18parenthood.html

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:21 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Why would the teen pregnancy rate go up if the Gov. stops funding PP? Why is the Gov funding PP in the first place? PP brings in millions on their own and they own millions in assets. Their President is compensated to the tune of over 300,000. per year along with a hefty benefits package. Other high-ups in PP aren't doing too badly either. With the economy in the state it's in, the Gov does need to cut funding wherever they can.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 8:46 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Keep using your liberal talking points, troll, the US government is broke and that is really the only reason why I advocate the funding cuts.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:06 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I have been talking to people left and right.
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    what motive or reason do you have to do this regarding the Hyde Amendment and abortion? You're not an activist are you? Lord knows, CM is full of those these days............
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:09 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • i guess im ignorant, i had no idea there was such a thing as a "free" abortion. i do know that taxpayers will piss and moan about everything, and its always a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation with them. for example if said mother does have baby instead of abort, and needs medicaid and wic to feed and provide insurance for her child, taxpayers will bitch about that too.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:29 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • The funding that goes towards Planned Parenthood goes towards medical expenses for those who cannot afford medical coverage. It is like Medicaid.
    You are viewing Planned Parenthood as evil because they provide options. God knows the Conservative Lie does not want women to have any options concerning their bodies.
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    I am?
    Prove to me right now how you know what I am thinking.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:04 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

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