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Letter to the Editor: Social Security and abortion

By DWIGHT J. BARRETT
Salt Lake City

Editor,

President Bush said the Social Security is broke. May I suggest President Bush take the money used to finance abortion on demand and put that money in the Social Security system: I do not want my money used to finance on demand abortions. If you get your self pregnant have the baby. If you get your self pregnant take care of the baby. Some one took care of you. Be responsible. Our society should not promote irresponsibility.

"Started 1970"

By whom: President Richard Nixon signed Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

Why: Title X was designed to subsidize the use and distribution of birth control drugs and devices and to provide pregnancy testing.

What it does: Title X funds nearly 5,000 family planning clinics around the country, many of which are operated by Planned Parenthood. The Washington Times reported in 1997 that of the approximately 5 million women who visit Title X clinics each year, more than 1.2 million are adolescent girls. Because money is fundable, Title X in effect not only subsidizes the distribution of birth control to teenage girls but also the provision of abortions. In addition to running Title X family planning clinics, Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading abortion provider.

Cost: Title X funding was $275 million in fiscal 2003. The Bush Administration is requesting a cut to $265 million in fiscal 2004.

Constitutional provision: Christina Pearson, spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services (which administers Title X) did not respond to queries from Human Events. "

There is no constitutional provision for abortions. This is another liberal program that is taking our money with out proper constitutional provisions. This should be stopped by President Bush

This my opinion and my opinion only and does not reflect the opinion of any one else.





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