A display of crosses has been placed on Springfield Road at Holy Cross Church in Springfield, Pa. with each representing a million surgical abortions that have occurred since attempts to restrict the act were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1973. There are 45 crosses.
Congressman-Admiral Joe Sestak (D-Pa7) was among the 247 House members who voted down legislation, July 24, to not give federal tax money to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The legislation was House Amendment 389 offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R In6) and would have prohibited the money in H.R.3293
— the bill that sets the appropriations for the Departments of Labor,Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for thefiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010 — to be available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under title X of the Public Health Services Act.
While the money cannot be directly used for abortion, it can pay for administrative cost and other things and is basically a subsidy for the abortion industry.
To support tax-subsidies for abortion is pro abortion regardless of the spin.
Planned Parenthood gets about a third of its income — $349.6 million in FY 2008 according to Wikipedia — from government grants and contracts albeit not all from the federal government.
For the amendment go to: thomas.loc.gov/ and search for H.AMDT.389 via bill number.