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My next guest has some opinions on this he is Tony Perkins he's the crowd how they -- -- it.
Tony I'm referring specifically to the plan which has now been taken out of the stimulus package which would -- give more money to Planned Parenthood.
What was their argument for suggesting that more money.
For the America's largest provider of abortion services what was their argument that this would create jobs.
But I don't think they had a strong argument think that's why it's now out of the package but it was a part of an 87 billion dollar.
Increase in Medicaid funding.
Which -- an expansion of the waivers to the states and that in itself as a problem but there were several hundred million dollars.
Earmarked for family planning -- not just contraception.
But it's also the the counseling for abortion now presently for the last three decades in this country.
It's been against the -- to directly fund abortion.
However Planned Parenthood.
You know that's it's a big organization that is several -- departments if you will.
And a apportion it that the portion that receives the the federal funding which last year was over 330.
They don't actually do the abortions -- counsel for abortions.
But the other part of the organization actually does the abortions last year the last records.
Made almost a hundred million dollars in profits.
This measure was nothing more than a Planned Parenthood bail out what basic basic question is this -- who should pay for -- control and not focused specifically about abortions until about bowl both control -- who should.
What's if any of your organization.
Well I think it's up to the individuals who want to use birth control I mean they there rationale behind this was made very clear by Nancy Pelosi.
And that was that birth control actually save money it will save states and local governments money -- in a crisis we need to save money.
Well first off.
I think that is a very short term perspective it's home it's kind of in the -- his view that we don't want.
Certain people having children of course that goes in line with Planned Parenthood Bagram.
But the fact that today we see children as something to avoid or to a board is a I I think a very short term approach to children.
When you look at where we're going to be the forty years from -- political event -- a political question isn't it I mean this has really nothing to do announces national economic development absolutely -- question.
It's abortion issue inserted into the stimulus package.
It's social policy -- it is the abortion issue in the New York Times I think you hit it right on the head -- they wanted to headlines on the front page was.
Stimulus road map to new social policy that's exactly what this is this is stuff that in and on its in and of itself would have a hard time standing in passing through congress so they -- within.
Saying that the stimulus package I know you've looked at -- old line by line when you look at the stimulus package.
It does very little to create jobs and in the infrastructure that we've been told about its programs like this.
I want to throw something at you I hate to come out and -- -- -- feel like you with this -- but I'm sure you've heard about but at the lady in Southern California who recently gave 28 babies all in one go.
Now you and I probably agree on this that children are a blessing gift from -- -- -- we believe that they are a blessing however.
This lady apparently have six children already.
And use fertility drugs to achieve another pregnancy which produced -- babies.
How do you stand on my.
Well the first off I don't think that the government should be involved the government.
Shouldn't be providing Viagra.
They shouldn't be providing.
You know they should not determine the size of -- -- whether they should encourage.
You know with small families through contraception should we -- -- you -- foreign tone.
I know we -- -- and I don't know how we should not us.
Now that's the issue here is who pays for it.
If people want to use contraception -- mean that's that's it you know part of -- playing the people choose to do but we should not have to fund it and rolling into the issue of family planning is also the abortion referral which.
Most American that there's a bit of America is divided on whether or not someone should have access to a an abortion that's clearly.
A point of division in this country.
But there is a clear majority that says I don't wanna be funding it's not something I should be doing and that's what -- -- -- stimulus package did.
Now it is out but there's another measure that's coming right behind it it's the prevention First Act by Harry Reid.
And it is another bailout plan for Planned Parenthood that lost by 20% of revenue in the Madoff schedule tells him.
If you go -- -- this Tony Perkins thanks very much and it at a time -- regret the site but thank -- -- appreciate it well we'll do it again.
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