Dawn Eden with the latest in a series of tax-supported outrages of Planned Parenthood posts on how we are now funding an MTV commercial depiction of of oral sex. Please read the links at the bottom of her post and do what you can to stop our funding of Planned Barrenhood.
Jeff– Dawn is now officially “One of the Faithful.” Surely she belongs on your blogroll!
I think that if Planned Parenthood wants to use tax dollars for their propaganda, then we need to institute an abortion tax as an excise tax (a.k.a. “sin tax”).
My ideas for it are at the bottom of my post today:
Therefore (in levity, not in truth), I recommend the following solution that every politician can embrace: an excise tax on abortion.
Think about it: adoptions currently cost at least $10,000 (and that’s from China!); giving birth to a child costs at least $2000 (actually, closer to $4000); but an abortion is about $250. If we truly find abortions to be reprehensible or objectionable (or as the Catholic Democrats in Congress say “undesirable”), but not enough so that we want to outlaw it, we can treat it like alcohol and tobacco: slap a “sin tax” on it! I think an “abortion tax” should be high enough to make people really think about getting an abortion and consider taking more responsibility for their sexual behavior. Putting it at the same level as giving birth (much like a tariff that makes import cars cost the same as domestic cars) would be a good benchmark for being a deterrent to behavior that causes abortions. Therefore, a $250 abortion, plus the abortion tax, should be cost a total of $5000. If this doesn’t reduce the 1.2 million abortions/year in the U.S., it would at least raise $5.7 billion/year in taxes that could go to unwed mothers, underprivileged children, and aid to those seeking to adopt.
I do not mean to make light of the abortion holocaust, but those that think that not having enough protesters to march for abortion “rights” are just as insensitive as an abortion tax.