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Letter: More funding, more abortions

Ruth Marcus' Feb. 27 column "The reality of a bad GOP vote" is badly misinformed. Marcus argues that Planned Parenthood helps reduce the number of abortions. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The nation's leading performer of abortions takes in hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year and performs hundreds of thousands of abortions. As taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood has risen dramatically in recent years, the number of abortions the group performs has risen at a correspondingly dramatic rate. In 2009 (the last year for which we have data), abortions at Planned Parenthood increased to a new record for the 15th consecutive year. More funding has meant more and more abortions at Planned Parenthood.

Scott Fischbach

Executive Director

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life