My parents were married in 1937 and me being the oldest was born in 1946;-)
So I guess I am one of those called a baby boomer.
Why take such extreme views? PP is about more than just abortions. They provide other services as well. They provide a valuable service, but I'm not sure the govt should be funding them, or other non-profits.
Someone came up with the idea that the govt should take care of he needy, i.e. welfare & Medicaid. As surely as there are rules for qualifying for these stipends, there should be rules for limiting the # of children these people can add to the roles. If you go on welfare with one child, that's all you get paid for. Give birth control devices or tubal ligations at no cost, if necessary, but do not increase the stipend for future children. I think that might slow things down a bit. Even local non-govt homeless shelters have rules like "You can't stay here if you keep drinking."
But there is one major difference. While you are complimenting me by imitating me, and nicknaming me after an obvious patriot like RK...
I am not complimenting Little Rog by comparing him to a complete lunatic (you). It is not a compliment to compare you to Little Rog and his many "online personna's"
Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, amending the Public Health Service Act. Title X of that law provides funding for family planning services, including contraception and family planning information. The law enjoyed bipartisan support from liberals who saw contraception access as increasing families' control over their lives, and conservatives who saw it as a way to keep people off welfare (Wikipedia).
Is it cost effective in the overall scheme for taxpayers, if it prevents 620,000 unintended pregnancies and 220,000 abortions?
how come there is a little roger and a little RK and not a little Ken Bora? Nobody ever wants to be just like me. Always left out of the cool cliques ;-)
UB, think of it as a shoot growing off a tree. You can ether nip it off early or have to deal with it once it grows. Imagine all the prison beds and welfare checks we would need without those contraception services alone. It is just cost effective, from a practical standpoint.