Judge blocks Arizona law that bars funding to Planned Parenthood

Comments (5)
AZWarrior wrote:

There are a lot of folks in Arizona who don’t want their taxes to pay for abortions for religious reasons. I respect that. I am personally a pro-choice, non-religious independent, but I don’t think tax dollars should be paying for abortions out of respect for the beliefs of those people. By the way, there never seems to be a box to check for people who believe as I do, so when I get polled, I have to pick one extreme or the other.

Oct 19, 2012 9:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

AZWarrior makes excellent points.

I differ a bit, in that I do believe women should be able to make their own such choices, but taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for those shortsighted individuals who fail to use birth control in the first place.

Oct 20, 2012 9:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Women have paid taxes for hundreds of years and have had those taxes spent by male legislatures. It is time for them to get a return on their paid taxes.
Women are not asking someone to give them anything free, they are simply demanding that their taxes be spent to their benefit, just as men have had taxes spent for their benefit.

Oct 20, 2012 12:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
krimsonpage wrote:

Why does Arizona hate women?

Oct 20, 2012 4:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

According to the article, 97% of services provided by planned parenthood does not go towards abortions, but rather other health care needs. The same appears to be true in other states where such statutes are being passed.

Why are people who claim to be Christian so against Health Care for the poorer women in our country? Seems like they are more than willing to throw those people to the wolves. Not very Christian of them.

Oct 21, 2012 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.