Indiana County Council Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion
According to a report from the Indiana Daily Student, Bloomington, Indiana's Monroe County Council has recently approved the grant of $2,000 to Indiana and Kentucky's Planned Parenthood. Said amount that will come from people's taxes was already allotted for Planned Parenthood's non-abortion services. However, said purpose has seemed to indirectly support the circulation of abortion in the province.
The report says that for more than an hour, before casting their votes, the members of the council listened to about 35 local pro-life and abortion advocates.
Zachary Branham, Monroe County resident, was the first to speak. He stated his concern in connection with the hormones that are used in birth control. His mother, Rhonda, and younger sister, Katie, also voiced out their stand against the health care drive of Planned Parenthood.
Katie Branham said, "How do we persuade women not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love. Abortion is the greatest destroyer of love."
The money from the grant aims to support the Women's Health Fund of the Planned Parenthood. Said fund gives financial support for patients who seek birth control, sexually transmitter infection testing and treatment, and colposcopies, but cannot afford to pay for such. The fund is not used, however, for services in connection to abortion.
The pro-choice enthusiasts preferred to use anecdotes to express their respective cases. Pro-life supporters, on the other hand, contended for stronger leaders to defend them against people who funds for abortion on the basis of hormonal side effects of birth control and the morality of the termination of pregnancies.
A local blogger named Scott Tibbs announced that the county council has also approved the allocation of a $3,250 fund for the All Option Pregnancy Center. The center has a fund for abortion aiming to help women finance their abortions.
Tibbs said, "Money is fungible, so when 'all options' gets money for other programs they have more money available for their abortion fund."
In the state of Indiana, only first trimester abortions (the first three months of pregnancy) are permitted in outpatient clinics. If a woman is under the age of 18, parental consent or judicial bypass is required.