May 21, 2011 in Letters, Opinion

Signature saves lives

 

Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana signed House Bill 1210 which defunds Planned Parenthood of $2 million in federal aid. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dunnenfelser said, “this common-sense legislation is aimed at saving lives, protecting women and getting taxpayers out of the abortion industry.”

Elective abortion is a huge moneymaker. It is supposedly illegal to use federal funds for it, except in cases of rape, incest or saving the mother’s life (Hyde Amendment, 1976), but so-called nonprofit family planning clinics make no such honest accounting.

Look at a picture of an 8-week fetus with eyes, nose, mouth, arms, legs, toes, fingers and even fingernails. He/she is a miniature human being. At 21 weeks, the fetus is close to viability. States such as Indiana and Idaho now have a common-sense 20-week abortion ban.

Don’t worry about cancer screenings, birth control and other nonabortion-related women’s health. The social and fiscal conservative Daniels made sure all 92 Indiana counties will continue to offer these real services. More importantly, fewer women and families will experience profound loss. Daniels has bravely stood against Obamacare’s “women’s health.”

Michael A. Kraft

Spokane

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