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Name change

May 31, 2013

As a taxpayer who has worked all my life, I repeat worked all my working life, I'm 78 and still paying taxes, I feel Abortion on Demand needs a name change to Contraception on Demand....

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 3:51 AM

I agree Mr. Kovich.If there are a high number of repeaters then PP isn't doing thier job.BC pills and ******s are only effective if they're used properly. I'd sooner see norplant or something used even if it costs more if it eliminates human error. Along with reproductive rights come reproductive responsibility.

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sideliner

May-31-13 5:01 AM

Tax dollars are not, I repeat, are not used to fund abortions.

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CarlHiller

May-31-13 5:21 AM

I repeat, tax dollars are used to fund abortions! Planned Parenthood and other organizations who provide abortions are dependent on the American taxpayers or the cost of an abortion would double, or, they would be bankrupt. There never has been an accounting showing where they are actually using the money. Planned Parenthood's own website states costs for an abortion about $300–$950 in the first trimester. A 2nd trimester abortion costs up to $3000. Since Planned Parenthood has an annual budget of over $1.2 billion and receives about $550 million from American taxpayers we are paying for half the cost of abortions and everything else they supposedly do. Don't tell me we aren't funding abortions, we are and it's plain to see upon a little research into their budget.

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Bufftrev1

May-31-13 6:05 AM

Sorry, Carl, there is a very specific law in place that clearly states taxpayers dollars do not fund abortion. It's the law. And, to answer the authors question, it is irrelevant how many procedures a person may have, it is legal and they are allowed.

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Premier

May-31-13 6:06 AM

Obama's first executive order after becoming president: From USAToday on 1/23/09

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday quietly ended the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option.

Liberal groups welcomed the decision, while abortion rights foes criticized the president.

Known as the "Mexico City policy," the ban has been reinstated and then reversed by Republican and Democratic presidents since Ronald Reagan established it in 1984. Democrat Bill Clinton ended the ban in 1993, but Republican George W. Bush re-instituted it in 2001 as one of his first acts in office.

Yes tax dollars are funding abortion!

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wwhickok

May-31-13 6:23 AM

And no laws are EVER broken, am I right?

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 6:48 AM

Not getting into where tax $$ go within PP. Creative bookkeeping can work wonders.I would hope that when anyone seeks an abortion thru PP it would be followed by intense counseling and instruction on all available forms of BC to prevent a return trip. If patients are indeed coming back for repeat abortions then PP isn't doing a very good job and I DO have a problem with tax$$ paying for those services.

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 7:21 AM

Mr. Reeder!!! I just blew coffee all over my keyboard!!! LOL

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BornHere

May-31-13 7:58 AM

You got me too Mr. Reeder!!

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spike2

May-31-13 8:14 AM

Mr. Kovich is 78. I am not going to argue with him.

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philunderwood

May-31-13 8:42 AM

The real question underlying this debate is - is it your money (property) or is it the property of the collective? Government must be supported, but beyond that it’s forcibly taking your property to further ideology or redistribution of wealth.

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SilverFeather

May-31-13 8:45 AM

John T. Kovich, when you grow a uterus and are able to be raped and impregnated then you can spew your hatred. You sound misogynistic at best. Abortion should never be used as birth control. However, a woman who has suffered the crime of rape (it is a crime Mr. Kovich, not just something you do to your wife) and becomes pregnant due to that crime, should have the option without being dragged through the muddy courts of men who will question her life from day one. They don't allow you to question the rapist on the stand and the victim shouldn't be subject to it either!

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CMReeder

May-31-13 9:15 AM

Enigma is so clueless that is exactly what Mr. Kovich is purposing. I pay taxes so I have the right to know all your business.

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JohnZook

May-31-13 9:21 AM

So, S/F, you have to be a woman to be against abortion? As long as a woman creates a human being in her womb, those stats you give mean that there are on h--l of a lot of rapes that go unreported. And, you really seem to have a problem with men. What's the female version of "misogynist".

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 9:38 AM

Silver Feather, there's a big difference between a woman who gets pregnant due to a rape/ incest and a woman who has unprotected sex and sees abortion as a form of birth control, some multiple times.

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philunderwood

May-31-13 10:06 AM

Rape and incest can be handled in the first few days after occurrence; it’s not necessary to wait until the unborn is developed past that point. Too many are using rape and incest as a straw man.

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spike2

May-31-13 10:32 AM

I do support abortion under conditions I have repeatedly stated in other posts in response to numerous LTE's on this subject. Why are some who constantly suggest life begins at conception moving to the rape as a qualifying circumstance? This is still the ending of a potential baby/person under the right-to-life theory. Is it politically expedient to end life under these circumstances or is it ok to terminate this baby's life (as you reference embryonic tissue). I think it's A or it's B. If you support termination under any circumstances you are Pro-Choice. I don't think their is a Pro-Life but option.

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 10:52 AM

Spike, you bring up valid points. I have a problem with using abortion as birth control. To end a life out of convenience I think is wrong. There are too many ways to not get pregnant that are easily available. If women don't take responsibily to protect themselves if they don't want kids it is wrong in my eyes. They DO have control over that. They do not have control when it comes to rape , incest or unforseen life threatening harm to the mother. In cases of rape and incest, i would hope they would choose adoption as an alternative.I can understand however the psycological damage that can come from carrying a baby to term under those circumstances. No easy answers.

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Tgrammiex4

May-31-13 10:54 AM

*responsibility

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:14 PM

"When as a taxpayer will I have a right to information I am paying for?" - John T. Kovich

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Get in line. There are a lot of us who are still waiting to hear Dick Nixon's "missing" 18-minutes.

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:20 PM

"Tax dollars are not, I repeat, are not used to fund abortions." - sideliner

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Save your breath.

The "Axis Of Ignorance" (FAUX Noise, Porky Limbaugh, NY Post) devotees have no use for any (actual) facts.

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:23 PM

"I repeat, tax dollars are used to fund abortions! Planned Parenthood and other organizations who provide abortions are dependent on the American taxpayers or the cost of an abortion would double, or, they would be bankrupt. There never has been an accounting showing where they are actually using the money." - CarlHiller

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LOL!!!!!!!!

Consistent, much?

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:33 PM

"Known as the "Mexico City policy," the ban has been reinstated and then reversed by Republican and Democratic presidents since Ronald Reagan established it in 1984." - Premier

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...For good reason.

"Critics of the Mexico City Policy refer to it as the "global gag rule", arguing that, IN ADDITION to reducing the overall funding provided to particular NGOs, it closes off their access to USAID-supplied C O N D O M S and OTHER FORMS OF C O N T R A C E P T I O N."

See:

Mexico City Policy (Wikipedia)

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You need to brush-up on your investigative-"skills".

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:36 PM

"And no laws are EVER broken, am I right?" - wwhickok

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I'm SURE those Glenn-Beck-inspired "shooters" would agree with you!

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MrShaman

May-31-13 12:40 PM

"The real question underlying this debate is - is it your money (property) or is it the property of the collective? Government must be supported, but beyond that it’s forcibly taking your property to further ideology or redistribution of wealth." - philunderwood

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...And, insisting there really, really, really WERE WMDs!!!!!!

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