Kill NASA, FAA Funds Over Abortions, Too
After all, they could be indirectly involved in abortions
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2011 8:27 AM CST
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(Newser) – The GOP wants to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, even though, as Jon Stewart pointed out last night, the “vast majority of Planned Parenthood services are not abortion-related.” But, Rep. Mike Pence has argued, by funding its non-abortion services, we’re really just freeing up cash to be used on abortions. And Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal agrees. In fact, as far as she’s concerned, these cuts “don’t go far enough. Our taxes are going to abortions in ways no one is even talking about.”

For example, we need to defund fire departments (“What if an abortion clinic catches fire and firefighters put it out? Paving the way for more abortions!”), the FAA (“Mile-High Club. Number one cause of unwanted pregnancies between Newark and LAX.”), and even NASA (“Space abortions.”). In fact, Schaal wonders, “How can Mike Pence be sure that when he pays money for something, that it won’t ultimately go to pay for an abortion?” There’s only one way to be sure: StorkBucks, “a pro-life currency that can’t be spent on anything having to do with abortion”—including, apparently, coffee. Find out why in the video.

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CorbyCat
Feb 28, 2011 1:41 AM CST
Let's try cutting military spending first. Since all life is precious, let's stopping killing those fetuses that have reached full term years ago.
anothernewsjunkie
Feb 23, 2011 8:45 AM CST
dammit, i love jon stewart
EddyTeach
Feb 23, 2011 8:38 AM CST
I have no problem with debating the merits of federal money going to abortion clinics. I think there are very good arguments on both sides. Disguising this debate as one of "balancing the budged" and "solving the deficit" is, however, disingenuous and callous. It pretends that the electorate is stupid. If you want to champion legislation that reduces the deficit.... champion legislation that actually reduces the deficit.