Say "no" to corporate welfare for Planned Parenthood
To the editor:
If the Bloomington City Council is going to have a social services funding program, then those funds should go to organizations that actually need it, not a national corporation with more than enough money to cover the "needs" of the local branch.
Planned Parenthood and all affiliates nationwide had a combined excess of revenue over expenditures of $18.5 million according to PP's most recent fiscal report, and Planned Parenthood of Indiana reported they took in over $900,000 more than they spent. Do they really need a handout from local government? The answer is no.
It is ridiculous that local charities are rejected year after year so Planned Parenthood can get a political endorsement from city government. Make no mistake about it – that is exactly what PP wants, because it is more than obvious that they do not need the money.
Furthermore, giving Planned Parenthood a grant to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is like giving Phillip Morris a grant to help prevent lung cancer. You simply cannot separate the ST from STD, and it is the culture of sexual license advocated by the likes of PP that had encouraged the spread of STDs in the first place.