The Palm Beach Post has an editorial that blows my mind. The Florida Legislature and Governor Jeb Bush have set aside $2 million for organizations that support women in unplanned pregnancies and who don't perform abortions or refer women to abortion providers. It seems, according to the editorial, that unfortunately no organizations have stepped up yet to take the money.
So guess who the Palm Beach Post wants the money to go to so Florida can reduce the number of abortions performed in Florida?
America's #1 abortion provider.
Yeah, because it's not as if Planned Parenthood already gets a quarter of a billion dollars each year. And it's not as if millions of dollars already go towards the goal of reducing unplanned pregnancies.
When we talk about reducing abortions (a goal everyone supposedly supports), why is it that pro-choice people hardly offer anything more than, "Let's reduce unplanned pregnancies." Reducing unplanned pregnancies is a laudable goal. A goal we've been working on and spending millions of dollars on for years. But can't we do something for the women that are already pregnant? Can't we reach out to them and help them?
I think it will be a great day when pro-choice people and organizations do more than offer birth control and condoms as a way to reduce abortion. Why can't pro-"choicers" reach out and help these women so they have more "choices?"