Sequoia Healthcare District continues support of Planned Parenthod
Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan 8, 2013
While I personally don't support Planned Parenthood, I have friends who do.
The Sequoia Healthcare District, on whose Board I serve, has provided $100's of thousands in Grants to Planned Parenthood using property tax dollars originally assessed to build operate and maintain Sequoia Hospital. They have a $30,000 Grant for Planned Parenthood in this years budget. They have budgeted a total $1,340,000 for all nonprofits in their Caring Community Grants Program. Web Link They continue to provide $millions in support annually to Sequoia Hospital which they no longer own.
The Sequoia Healthcare District must be dissolved.
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on Jan 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm
Doesn't something like 97% of Planned Parenthood funds go for healthcare, predominantly women's healthcare?
So we have yet another man who knows what's best for women.
on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:33 am
Katy, if you choose to support an organization which was responsible for 333,964 abortions in 2011 you have to live with that. I choose to support First Resort. Web Link
The issue here is whether the Sequoia Healthcare District should be using property tax dollars, originally assessed to build operate and maintain Sequoia Hospital, to support either of those organizations. As a Member of the Board of Directors for the past ten years, I have never suggested that the District should support my favorite charities. What they are doing is engaging in pseudo-philanthropy which was never intended by voters when they established the Sequoia Hospital District in 1946.
on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:56 am
First resort lies to women, uses stalling tactics when they are at their most vulnerable; while they may do some good, their reprehensible tactics are repugnant to many. Essentially, they lie about offering abortion services. Significant legal action has resulted, along with laws to protect women from those lies.
Planned Parenthood -- 97% of their services are not about terminations: AFFILIATE MEDICAL SERVICES SUMMARY
- cancer screening and prevention (14.5 percent)
- STD testing for both men and women (38 percent)
- contraception (33.5 percent)
- other: tests and other pre-natal (10.4)
About 80 percent of Planned Parenthood's users are over age 20, and 75 percent have incomes below 150 percent of the poverty line. Planned Parenthood itself estimates it prevents more than 620,000 unintended pregnancies each year, and 220,000 abortions. It's also worth noting that federal law already forbids Planned Parenthood from using the funds it receives from the government for abortions.
Teen pregnancy rates are at an all time low. I'm sure that disappoints the few 'barefoot & pregnant' Neanderthals still out there, but that's too bad, isn't it?
Empowering women starts with reproductive rights.
Pick a fight with women and PP, Jack. See how well that worked out for Mitt Romney, Koman and others.