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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter to the editor: Planned Parenthood using public money to give children wrong info

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  • To the editor:
    How many parents would be happy to hear their children are being taught dangerous sexual behaviors, including whipping, cutting, and beating others, or having themselves beaten? How many parents would be pleased to know our government is paying for such depraved advice?
    This is what's happening in Planned Parenthood, a corporation that gets about 45 percent of its budget from the American taxpayer. Undercover investigations — videos at PlannedParenthoodExposed.com — have revealed Planned Parenthood uses Americans' tax money to teach underage kids about bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism, as well as encourage them to engage in all kinds of other dangerous sexual practices.
    This is the sort of thing people and especially parents across the political spectrum should be able to agree on. Even those who laud Planned Parenthood as a health care provider should be able to admit that lessons in sexual torture for minors are poor grounds for public money.
    But, Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers every year, with that number now more than half a billion. The organization has gotten millions from the federal government to be a "navigator" for Obamacare. And, the ACA has allocated an additional $75 million in public money for sex education, with Planned Parenthood at the front of the line to receive said funds.
    I don't want to send my tax dollars to an organization that tells young teenagers what porn websites to view online, or what sex shops in town to visit. I don't want to fund "counselors" who encourage children to develop pornography habits and teach them how to hide Internet browser histories from their parents. And, I bet tens of millions of parents across the U.S. feel the same way.
    There are plenty of organizations out there who provide valuable services and care to women and children without partaking in the sort of dangerous and alarming activities going on at Planned Parenthood.
    I have no interest in my tax money going to an organization like this, and I'm not alone.
    Michael Dennis
    Grandview, Mo.

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