Cutting waste out of the federal and state budgets is not just popular sentiment, but a necessity in the face of unsustainable debt. We are going to run out of other people’s money. Not only are the wasteful programs going to have to go, but some of the useful and popular ones too. The sacrifice the Obamas prattled endlessly about during the 2008 presidential campaign is actually here but it’s not what they had in mind. The sacred cows of the Left are no longer sacred. ACORN was defunded following their exposure as ethics-challenged tax evaders, NPR is now under scrutiny, and Planned Parenthood should face the same fate due to the pattern of lawbreaking and lying that seems to be a corporate policy.
Abortion is a touchy issue with high emotions on both sides, but it is important to understand that it will not go away with the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Even the most pro-choice person should be able to look at the following facts about Planned Parenthood and see that our tax money should not be wasted on such blatant disregard for the law and safety of women. The following list details the ten most despicable lies told by Planned Parenthood which should end taxpayer subsidies forever.
10. Lying to Cities To Get Permits Without “Trouble” From Taxpayers
In Aurora, Illinois, a mysterious medical center started construction. The building was nearly complete when a construction worker started to get suspicious of the bullet proof glass and the operating rooms they were installing. When he reported what he had seen to others, people began to dig. The building was owned by a company called Gemini which turned out to be a front company for Planned Parenthood. The building would be the largest abortion mill in the country.
The citizens of the town were horrified and livid that they had not been notified as was their legal right since Planned Parenthood is a “non-profit” organization, and as such, has to apply for a special use permit which requires a notice to be posted in the paper so the taxpayers can voice any objections.
Planned Parenthood never applied for the permit. Instead, they set up a front “for-profit” false company to apply for private permits. This, of course, was illegal. According to permit laws, the entire building should have been torn down due to the subterfuge. (Believe me, if some poor sap doesn’t file for the right permit for the addition on his house and the city finds out they will tear it down, no doubt about it.) Steve Trombley, the Planned Parenthood President of the Chicago area knew what he was doing was deceptive and he did it purposefully to hoodwink the taxpayers of Aurora.
“Frankly, I’m surprised we were able to keep it a secret for so long,” said Steve Trombley, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area…. “We didn’t want anything to interfere with the opening… and, at this point, I don’t anticipate anything will stop that from happening.”
Yeah, it really would have sucked if angry homeowners whose property values plummeted overnight showed up and stopped your abortion party, Steve. As much as Planned Parenthood tries to convince America that there’s nothing wrong with their butcher shops, very few people would want to move next door to one. (I’d rather live next to a nuclear plant.) Trombley succeeded in opening his abortion mill because the building was so far along and he had sympathetic ears on the board. But if he hadn’t skirted the law applied for the proper permit, he would have had a much harder road and at least the citizens of Aurora would have had their say.