OK, this really annoyed me. Apparently tax payers’ money is allowed to fund pro-choice organisations but as soon the government gives some money, said to be raised from a tax on women’s sanitary product, the so called “tampon tax”, to a pro-life charity’s operation that has nothing to do with abortion, apparently it’s abhorrent.
This grant has been given to fund a project to support homeless pregnant women in London. The tax was introduced with the purpose of improving women’s health. Really? How can this project be detrimental to women’s health?
The UK tax payer, through the National Health Service or direct government grants, currently funds a huge amount of organisations that provide abortions, embryonic stem cell research and IVF (which results in deliberate destruction of embryos). The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children lists many such organisations and frequently updates its website to inform pro-lifers on which of these do follow unethical and murderous practices.
For 50 years, the NHS, one of the best things about being British, has been murdering children through abortion - 8 million, I think, at the last count. If two doctors sign a form that they think that it’s in the best interest of the women or, as the 1967 Abortion Act states, her “physical or mental health”! I know, from experience working with GPs and obstetrics, that this is frequently (and criminally) misrepresented. We’ve led the way worldwide and had healthcare, free at the point of service, since 1947. That’s Obamacare and a half! The NHS and welfare state is possibly the only positive thing to come out of World War Two for my country. However, this organisation that I've worked for and done so much for me, including saving my life on many occasions, is undertaking these disgusting procedures and I’m paying for it! That hurts.
To be honest, I don’t really care about the “tampon tax” thing. I care about the tax thing. As much as politicians spin things, tax essentially goes into one fund, controlled by the treasury. I pay my taxes every week/month/whatever and I know for a fact that organisations, charities and individuals who support and carry out abortions will get some of this money.
Life is, admittedly, an unequivocally antiabortion charity. It has to be! It’s a charity that states, in its mission statement, that “we believe that opposition to abortion has to go hand-in-hand with the provision of alternatives.” The second part of that statement is the key to my argument.
So, why aren’t pro-life organisations allowed tax-payers’ money? There’s a ridiculous number of charities and organisations who support abortion who receive similar funding.
Life are doing a great job. I’d prefer my tax to go to them than some of the others.