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Planned Parenthood's Voluntary Donations Help Case for Federal Defunding

While pro-life Americans march on the U.S. Capitol today to protest abortion, it is worth reflecting on conservatives’ fight in April of last year to defund America’s largest abortion provider—Planned Parenthood.

At the time, Senator Harry Reid said, “As a legislator, I’m frustrated. As an American, I’m appalled. As a husband, father and grandfather, I’m personally offended.” But liberals have no sense of irony. On the one hand, they claim that conservatives must be forced through taxes to pay for Planned Parenthood. Yet with the other hand, they voluntarily sign donation checks to Planned Parenthood.

In fact, liberals dramatically proved that the abortion provider doesn't need federal funding. Once Republicans announced their intent to defund the organization, donations shot up 500 percent. Liberals touted this as thwarting the Republican plan to, as Harry Reid put it, “sacrifice my wife’s health, my daughter’s health and my nine granddaughters’ health.”

One can only imagine what would happen if Congress defunded every welfare program. Liberal donations might just “thwart” Republicans right into a libertarian utopia.