True. I can agree with Bush on some of this. Yes, I do not feel my tax dollars should pay for abortions here in the U.S. or elsewhere, but the fact of the matter is, these groups provide more than abortions. They provide important literature and provide awareness and classes on how to combat STD’s and also how to avoid pregnancy.
I was very frighthened listen to talk radio here in L.A. where the host of the show a “moderate” said that he belives Bush should go further and not give any money to these groups, domestic or foreign, which made me worry a lot about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood, provides first and foremost information about STD’s, pregnancy and how to avoid both. I can only imagine how much programs like Planned Parenthod play a role in areas like Africa, which is being hit with the worst onslaught of AIDS in it’s history.
Mr. Bush, has too much fear about the “big bad gubment” taking peoples money away. Sure, everyone would like to have lower taxes, but I am more than willing to keep my taxes exactly how they are and even pay more, if they go to programs International Parent Aid or even more, Education. Bush, who prided himself on his great education standard, started off his presidency by using the surplus to send money back to the taxpayers, which would not be so bad if our school systems were not so decrepid.
As the greatest world power, we in the U.S. need to learn how to share our vast resources with those who have few or none. Bring me your poor, your tired, huddled masses has to mean something in today’s society.
As for timing, I think President Bush is trying to send an underlying message by announcing this on the 28th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Seriously now, Mr. Bush, could you not have found a better day to do this?
Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion are not two contradictive(is that the right word?) terms. You scare me, Mr. Bush.
[sigh in wonderment]I guess theres nothing I can do now, but what and see.[/SIW]