‘Pro-life’ Trump cut family planning – which prevents over 100 million abortions a year

your say October 13, 2017 01:00

Re: “Washington right to axe sinister world mission of Planned Parenthood”, Have Your Say, yesterday. 

Because my critics are too stupid to dispute the arguments I make, they instead lie about what I write. I didn’t even mention Planned Parenthood in my letter, despite the claim made by “Alf Haupt” (I use quotation marks since his crackpot drivel is so similar to JC Wilcox’s) that my letter was about that organisation. (Incidentally, he lied about it too!)

In my letter I accurately pointed out that Donald Trump cut off funding to family planning programmes throughout the world (this had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood) and gave permission to employers to deny health insurance money to women if they used it to buy contraception. It is the height of hypocrisy for “Haupt” to condemn abortion when, according to the UN, family planning prevents over 100 million abortions a year!

Finally, as a Jew I am extremely offended when I’m told I’m obligated to support Israel. I refuse to be “a good German” and put ethnic loyalty above moral principle.

Eric Bahrt

Chiang Mai