Open letter to Sen. Feinstein

Dear Senator Feinstein:

In all your years in office as my senator, I have never bothered to call or write. But today you just might listen to “the other side” and vote to do something that shows justice for all.

I implore you to stop the stranglehold against the defunding of Planned Parenthood which members of your party have in Congress. The reason it would be just is that millions of people in California who pay taxes are wounded by the reality that over one million dollars a day goes to Planned Parenthood out of our federal coffers. To many of your constituents, abortion is a deplorable practice and should not be funded by public monies.

It would be just to end this funding because citizens, companies and corporations would step up and increase their contributions to Planned Parenthood, thereby allowing for those who firmly believe in the act of abortion to be the ones to support it.

If PP is defunded from federal funds, millions of taxpayers would be happy, plus private contributors could put their money where their personal beliefs are, and the executives at the top of Planned Parenthood could still keep their huge salaries.

What’s that you say? Yes, according to data from Planned Parenthood’s Federal Form 990, the average compensation of a PP affiliate CEO is now $237,999. Twenty-three of their CEO’s make well over $300,000 a year, with the CEO of PP of the Pacific Southwest taking in $500,972 a year. Then there is PPFA’s President, Cecile Richards, who receives a whopping $957,952 a year. Really? And they need our tax money?

Contrary to popular indoctrination of the public, Senator Feinstein, Planned Parenthood does not provide prenatal care. However, they do provide the killing of 300,000 pre-born children every year, which is their big money making industry.

So I plead with you Senator, to stop our tax money from flowing into this organization. Let private funds support the treachery of mothers doing away with their offspring, and let us pro-life taxpayers be free from the mental pain of knowing our taxes are used for this industry.
You would do this for people defending the rights of animals; please do it for people defending the rights of tiny human beings.

May your mind be opened to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. 

Patti Sharpe
Downey