Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 20, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 01/20/2013


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Hyde should be enough

After researching the facts of Ms. Spanier's Jan. 11 letter condemning county commissioners' refusal to fund Planned Parenthood, the facts seem to be contradictory to the facts posted on Planned Parenthood's own website.

Fact: 334,000 abortions performed in 2011 (www.plannedparenthood.org) which accounts for about 27 percent of all abortions performed in the United States. An even more egregious fact: 3,200 babies die every day from abortions, which means a baby is killed every 23 seconds by abortion. And we call ourselves a moral and civil society?

Fact: Planned Parenthood received a whopping $542 million in 2011 from the American taxpayers, but yet the Hyde Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbids federal tax dollars from being used for abortion. So why do we allow these atrocities to go on day in and day out in these United States of America even though we have laws that forbid them?

In my opinion, the Hyde Amendment is all we need to stop abortions in the name of "women's rights."

The only one that can give a woman the right to kill her unborn child is God himself, and I think we all know what his answer would be.

Sharon L. Neumann

Traverse City