And people wonder why I am Mormon. LOL.
Conservative legislators are backing away from costly plans to take on Roe v. Wade this year — given Utah’s tight budget — but they want to start stockpiling donations for a future court fight against abortion.
“We are looking at wanting to ban abortion in Utah, period, end of story. However, we want to do it correctly,” said Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman. “We’re not going to back away from abortion. We’re never going to let it die.”
The estimated cost to take on Roe v. Wade would be betwenn 2 and 7 million dollars. The average being about 4 million. They want to make sure they have enough funds available to fight in court, if need be. Right now the only state without an abortion clinic in it and with an abortion ban already to go when Roe is overturned is South Dakota. Planned Parenthood shut down its last clinic there in 2008! Of course with Obama in the White House soon, who knows how long will it be before another one opens. Obama has promised Planned Parenthood to institute FOCA (Freedom of Choice Act) which would undo all the hard work pro-lifers have done so far. But the President can only sign a bill or veto a bill-he can’t pass it single-handedly. So if Congress doesn’t sign off on the bill, he can sign it all he wants FOCA won’t go anywhere! Ask George Bush-he can tell you. He signed the Partial Birth Abortion Act and it didn’t go anywhere. It was too busy being tied up in courts to do any good.
“Missy Bird, executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Committee, said the current cost to try to overturn Roe v. Wade would range between $4 million and $7 million. “The people would really be hard pressed to endorse a public fund that we can put millions of dollars into when the people of Utah have better priorities,” she said. She wishes the Legislature instead would focus discussions on matters such as proposed cuts in Medicaid to pregnant women, the end of the Baby Your Baby program and eliminating the Medicaid cancer program, which helps low-income women pay their medical bills to fight breast and ovarian cancer.”
Please these are the same people who didn’t want pregnant women and their unborn children to be included in the SHIPP program, which is also a low income insurance program issued by the federal government. They didn’t mind the women so much but didn’t want the unborn child to be codified into the law! These are the same people berating women for accepting Medi-Cal and tell them they are not good enough to be parents and should have an abortion! And they sure don’t care about breast cancer or they wouldn’t try to cover up the link between abortion and breast cancer. And they surely don’t care about other reproductive cancers because instead of telling women, stop whoring around so you don’t get HPV and end up with cervical cancer, they just give them a vaccine that doesn’t even eliminate the HPV viruses that cause cervical cancer!
It is great to see Utah leading the way and doing what they can to ban abortion once and for all. Though I still think they should eliminate the rape and incest clause because all that does is give rapists access to a law that law abiding citizens do not have! How is that justice! Especially in the case of incest! The rape and incest exemption help the criminals not the women! Abortion needs to be illegal in all cases…period end of story.
I am hoping the members of my church in Utah will give quite handsomely to this fund so we can end the slaughter that much sooner.GOD BLESS UTAH!