Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dumb, Dumber and Just Plain Stupid

Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington to the state Board of Pharmacy.

This move pretty much confirms the fact that the Democrat party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the culture of death.

They also hate the Constitution,

"We will pass a law the revokes the license of any business that refuses to dispense medication based on ethical preferences," said Senator Karen Keiser.

And science,

She [Vandana Slatter] said that emergency contraception prevents implantation of the egg.

A pharmacist on the state Board of Pharmacy that doesn't even know the fundamentals of human development and the female reproductive system. Eggs can't implant Vandana. That would be why you get your period every month. No need for Plan B.

But they sure love money,

She [Karen Cooper] reminded us that NARAL is the organization that does this work and that they cannot do it without the support of the folks in that room.
[Insert perfunctory link to donation page here.]

There you have it: Karen Cooper the smartest of the bunch.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Here we go again

I know I should let by-gones be by-gones but I read this article and realized that Rudy Giuliani sounds just like Mike McGavick during his ill fated 2006 senatorial campaign.

Admires Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Supports legal abortion.
Supports embryonic stem cell research.

If you're a Republican who liked the McGavick campaign, you're going to love the Giuliani campaign.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thanks for the Free Abortion, Mr/Mrs Taxpayer (2006 numbers just in)

DSHS just released the latest numbers for the total number of abortions they paid for with your and my money for State Fiscal Year 2006. You paid for 13,830 abortions at an average cost of $546, for a total of $7,554,501.

Here is the table from 2000 on. (Column 3 is average cost.)
2000 11,281 $6,369,252 $565
2001 12,397 $7,332,227 $591
2002 13,124 $8,205,061 $625
2003 13,714 $8,288,267 $604
2004 14,165 $7,001,498 $494
2005 13,738 $6,823,267 $497
2006 13,830 $7,554,501 $546

The proportion of all abortions paid for by the taxpayer has risen from 40% about 10 years ago to 55% in 2005. Total abortions for 2006 are not yet released so the percentage change can not yet be calculated.

Here is the data in visual form.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Planned Parenthood's Riches

AIW has been analyzing the finances of Planned Parenthood of Western Washington (PPWW) and has discovered many fascinating things. The bottom line is that the bottom line of this "non-profit" organization might make oil executives blush.

Let's start with a picture:

This graph represents the revenues of PPWW from 1998 to 2005. This kind of revenue growth does not happen by accident. The number of clients has essentially followed this curve, correlated in large measure to the DSHS "Take Charge" program, which provides free birth control for a year to income-eligible clients, for which PPWW is a provider. This program has essentially enabled PPWW to use the government, and taxpayers' dollars, to serve as a massive marketing boondoggle.

More interesting numbers which paint the picture of PPWW's extraordinary financial health:
  • Net assets stand at nearly $36m.
  • Profits (not revenue) from the sale of "inventory" (i.e., birth control, perhaps morning-after pills) have skyrocketed from $0 just three years ago to an extraordinary $7m. This is on $2m of merchandise. In other words, they bought $2m of merchandise, and turned around and sold it for $9m, pocketing $7m in pure cash.
  • In 2004, PPWW took in almost $30 million for a net profit of $5m, boosting total net worth of $33m.
  • In 2005, they took in almost $34m for a net profit of almost $4m, accumulating a total net worth of $36m.
  • Not included in the 2004 profit numbers was $4m in unrealized stock market gains alone.
  • In their 2005 annual report, the number of pregnancy-related client visits dropped slightly, but the number of abortions performed jumped from 6,200 in 2004, to just over 7,000 in 2005. In other words, they improved their (abortion) sales conversion rate from 17% to 20%.
  • PPWW gets about $3m from various levels of government each year.
  • They get $5m-$6m in donations annually.
  • In 2004, PPWW spent over $1 million on payroll taxes alone.
-- FormerFoetus

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Early Childhood Sex Training Bill Needs to be Defeated

In other legislative news...As predicted in this post, Early Childhood Sex Training is coming Washington if people don't call their legislators and tell them to keep this garbage out of our schools.

Call your legislators and tell them to STRONGLY OPPOSE HB 1855 & SB 5297 - SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS -- 1 (800) 562-6000 or on the web.

Here's the link to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon's "comprehensive sex education" web site for a taste of what our children would be forced to learn if this gets through the legislature.

You can also Google Planned Parenthood's "Teen Wire" site if you really want the hard truth on what's behind these bills.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Parental Notification Bill in Legislature

There is an important piece of pro-life legislation which needs support in order to get out of committee. Faith and Freedom has a page about it.