The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
October 2, 2013
As you know, or as you should know, the Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of federal dollars to fund abortion. As I’m sure you also know, since you’re behind it, Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million every year from the federal government. I, for one, am beyond outraged that even one penny of my hard-earned tax dollars is given to the world’s most prolific child killer. I work hard to support my family and contribute to worthy charities, not to pay for abortions. Since our tax code consists of tens of thousands of pages of undecipherable legalese and assorted gobbledy-gook, how about adding a few more pages to carve out a conscience provision for those of us who don’t want our tax dollars to be used as blood money? I’m willing to pay my fair share for most things the government sticks its nose into, but not for killing babies.
Mr. President, America has reached a tipping point that our Framers warned about. We’ve reached the point where most Americans are afraid of their government and what it can do to them. Our Constitutional Republic was designed to function effectively and efficiently when the government fears its citizens and what they can do to it.
Sir, healthcare is a major point of leverage the government uses to control its citizens; to instill fear and extort compliance from them. ObamaCare will not only bankrupt our country, it will make getting an abortion easier and getting lifesaving care more difficult. It will literally place decisions regarding who lives and who dies, and who gets the medical care they need in the hands of bureaucrats, not doctors and their patients. Under ObamaCare, pregnancy will be considered a pre-existing condition and state insurance exchanges will be forced to fund over 111,000 abortions every year. These same insurance exchanges will be subsidized with federal tax dollars.
Mr. President, no American of conscience should be forced to fund the killing of innocent children and no medical professional of conscience should be forced to perform or participate in an abortion procedure. No medical facility or religiously affiliated hospital should be forced to perform abortions or provide contraceptive services. All these scenarios will occur once ObamaCare is fully implemented.
Mr. President, you are about to destroy what took over 230 years and countless millions of lives to defend and preserve. Even you, despite your lack of executive experience, have a rudimentary understanding of our Constitution and you know what the ultimate result of your radical agenda will be. My focus is on America’s children being allowed to be born. I’d like to think they will still have a country to be born into.
As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com. Should you find the time to pull yourself away from destroying our way of life, write back, and I’ll publish it, unedited.
cc: Planned Parenthood