Iowa Governor to Review of State Subsidies After Signing Budget Funding Planned Parenthood

Blood Money In the wake of two undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced a comprehensive review to ensure no tax dollars are going to the state’s abortion giant, Life News reports. Professing to be “appalled” by the video in which PP medical services director Deborah Nucatola discusses how their abortionists are “very good at” “crush[ing] below” and above internal organs to “get it all intact,” the statement from Branstad’s office stresses that Planned Parenthood “is never reimbursed” for abortion in Iowa. Nevertheless, he has ordered the state health department “to thoroughly review the funding the Legislature appropriated for women’s health and the Family Planning Block Grant to ensure it does not and will not ever fund abortions or operations related to abortion procedures.” Last week, Personhood Iowa posted a petition on Change.org calling on Branstad to go from defunding abortion to a complete defunding of Planned Parenthood in the state, as well as “an immediate investigation into the organization’s practices.” The petition notes that the budget signed by the governor on July 2 included subsidies for the abortion giant. So far, seven states [including Arizona] and the US Congress have launched investigations into Planned Parenthood’s activities. [Jul 21, 2015 Calvin Freiburger, http://liveactionnews.org/signing-budget-funding-planned-parenthood-iowa-gov-brandstad-announces-review-state-subsidies/...

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Get your March Event-in-a-Box here: http://www.highschool.studentsforlife.org/march-event-in-a-box-expose-planned-parenthood/ Abortion has never been about compassion for women or even about ‘choice’. Since the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973, nearly 400 women (like Tonya Reaves) have died from this supposedly “safe” procedure, and over 56 million children have died at the hands of abortionists (about whom we know). Despite the evidence at hand, Planned Parenthood continues to hail the safety and practicality of this procedure (ignoring the physical and mental risks involved). Why? Because abortion is profit. It is a profit gained from vulnerable women who are deceived into believing that killing their child is the only choice in a desperate situation. The bottomline: Abortion equals profit. Abortion providers do not profit when a woman chooses life for her child. On Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 annual report, the records show that there is only 1 adoption referral for every 145 abortions*. Even more frightening, 92% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services (i.e. prenatal services, abortion procedures, and adoption referrals) documented were abortions. The abortion Goliath has mastered the art of creating a customer that leads to their greatest profit. (See full explanation here.) Nevertheless, many Planned Parenthood advocates will attempt to justify support of organizations with statements like, “But Planned Parenthood offers so many other valuable services to women and to the community! You shouldn’t reject or defund an organization just because they do one bad service!” Unfortunately, these individuals deny the truth of the matter– namely, that abortion kills children and exploits women. No other service, low-cost procedure, or supposedly “good deed” performed by such an organization can justify...