Saturday, July 27, 2019

County Council gives tax money to baby killers

Former CCFL president Scott Tibbs wrote this report on the July 23 Monroe County Council meeting.

Twenty years ago, I wrote a letter to the Bloomington City Council opposing giving a grant to Planned Parenthood through city government's social services fund. I did not think I would still be fighting the same battle 20 years later, or that the corporate welfare would also be disbursed by the Monroe County Council. Yet that is where I was last week, imploring the county council not to give scarce resources to two organizations that very clearly do not need the money.

After the first several people who spoke in public comment opposed the handouts, representatives from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and "All Options" spoke in favor of the grants for PP and AO. None of them bothered to address a $500,000 budget surplus by All Options, or the $1.4 billion of total annual revenue of Planned Parenthood. None of the county councilors bothered to explain why these wealthy organizations deserve tax money over organizations with lesser financial resources.

The pink shirts complained that this debate should not be about abortion, because the grants to not pay for "abortion services" and because abortion is legal. Well, the answer to that dilemma is very simple: Stop giving taxpayer money to people who kill babies or pay for babies to be killed, and people who are morally opposed to killing babies will not need to show up at the meeting. I did not go to the city council meeting the previous month, because neither organization got any money from the city.

So why not instead invest in the futures Family Planning Clinic? The answer from Cheryl Munson was telling: The Futures Clinic is allegedly prohibited from referring for abortions. But if these grants are not about supporting abortion, then why does it matter that the Futures Family Planning Clinic is restrained in what they can do? So yes, this absolutely is a pro-abortion political statement. This is not about helping those in need. and it never was. This is an abuse of the public's trust and a waste of taxpayer dollars. It is shameful.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Planned Parenthood application for funding from county government

As expected, Planned Parenthood (which operates an abortion mill downtown) has applied for a handout from the Monroe County Council.

See the application below:













Thursday, June 20, 2019

All Options application for funding from county government

As expected, "All Options" Pregnancy Resource Center (which has a fund to pay for abortions) has applied for a handout from the Monroe County Council.

See the application below:











Monday, June 10, 2019

Social Services funding 2019

The county council social services fund process has started. We fully expect either Planned Parenthood or "All Options" (or both) to apply for a handout.

Important dates, from the county council website:

Deadline for Applications Wed, June 19th at NOON

Order of Presentations sent to Applicants Fri, June 21st by 4:00pm

Public Presentations by Applicants Mon, June 24th at 6:00pm (Nat U Hill room)

Award Recipients Presented to Council Tue, July 23rd at 5:30pm (Work Session)