Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Something 'WIC'-ked this way comes
Feds steer poor women to Planned Parenthood

Visit the USDA's WIC Learning Center, the official Web site for the U.S. government's Women, Infants and Children program, and you will find a link to the home page of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

That's because a hefty chunk of the $5 billion in taxpayer funds for the program designed to help feed and provide health care for low-income pregnant women, new moms, and young children go to Margaret Sanger's organization.

Considering that some 61 percent of WIC recipients are nonwhites, the government's efforts to steer them towards Planned Parenthood dovetails neatly with the nation' No. 1 abortion provider's efforts to prevent births in the black and Latino communities.

Granted, the federal money that pays Planned Parenthood to serve WIC clients technically does not go towards abortions. But any money given to Planned Parenthood by the federal government keeps the organization's lights on and its paychecks coming, enabling it to spend its $115 million surplus on expanding its abortion business. And does anyone doubt that Planned Parenthood will attempt to impress upon a pregnant WIC client that it can make her un-pregnant if she wishes? Especially when the client walking into its clinic is greeted with posters like this ...

... or this ...

or this:

Incidentally, the WIC Web site is far from the only U.S. government Web site promoting Planned Parenthood. An online search for "Margaret Sanger" alone turns up not one but two articles on federally funded Web site that lionize Planned Parenthood's founder, one on the CDC's Web site and another on that of the National Endowment for the Humanities.