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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

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Taxpayers Foot Bill for 46% of Planned Parenthood’s 2010 Income

The newly-released 2009-2010 annual report of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) reveals that the taxpayer provided 46% of PPFA’s $1.048 billion 2010 income.   

This government revenue, which flows through grants and contracts to PPFA and its affiliates, jumped from between 25% and 33% in recent years to the 46% figure in the newest report.

PPFA explains the difference in the following note in the report:  “The apparent increase in this line time (categorized as ‘Government Grants and Contracts’ in the 2008-2009 annual report) stems mainly from a change in the way revenue data are presented in this year’s report.  The current report groups revenues by source (either government or non-government) rather than the manner of disbursement (income versus grants and contracts).  In past reports, payments from Medicaid managed care plans have appeared as ‘health center income’ rather than ‘government grants and contracts’ because of the method of payment.  Those same payments are listed as “Government Health Services Grants and Reimbursements’ this year to reflect the ultimate source of the funds.”

As summarized by Planned Parenthood expert Randy O’Bannon of National Right to Life, “In other words, taxpayer dollars have always been paying a bigger portion of Planned Parenthood’s bills than the group let on.”  Perhaps the congressional investigation being conducted by a House committee prodded PPFA to come clean about actual taxpayer funding of the abortion giant.

In speculated response to the notoriety PPFA has gained as the nation’s largest abortion provider, mention of abortion is brief in the report.  The report does document the performance of 329,445 abortions in 2010, which is down from the all-time high of 331,796 reported in 2009.  Abortion remains as a top money-maker for PPFA.

Read the Planned Parenthood 2009-2010 annual report using the link below.

http://issuu.com/actionfund/docs/ppfa_financials_2010_122711_web_vf?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage

In Defense of Heroes, Rick and Karen Santorum

This piece is not an endorsement of Rick Santorum for President of the United States.   It is a glowing endorsement of Rick and Karen Santorum as parents and human beings.

If you have not heard, pundit Alan Colmes of Fox News made one of the most insensitive comments ever uttered a few days ago.  When asked what he thought about Rick Santorum, Colmes said “Once they get a hold of the crazy things he’s said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real.”

At an Iowa event, Santorum was asked about Colmes and his idiotic comments.   Santorum explained how important it was for his children to know they had a brother.   As he spoke of this riveting experience that only parents who have lived it can understand, Karen wept openly, tears streaming down her face.   How could he?   How could Colmes ridicule such a touching and devastating moment?    Insensitive is probably too mild a description.

Of course, Colmes eventually apologized and the Santorums graciously accepted his apology.   This episode is reminiscent of all of the ugly things said about Sarah Palin’s son Trig who has Down syndrome.   Some people just have a gross and distorted view of what it means to be human.  They have little or no respect for human life.

Rick Santorum was the featured speaker at our Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund dinner in 2010.  Santorum literally bared his heart and soul in describing his personal journey to becoming a pro-life leader.  Driving his convictions were his personal experiences with baby son Gabriel who died, and precious daughter Bella who has defied medical predictions by living well beyond her life expectancy as a child with significant disabilities.  It was one of the most gripping and profound presentations ever.  You can view the Santorum speech here: http://vimeo.com/11470527

Bravo Rick and Karen Santorum!  You epitomize what it is to be a hero and role model for living what it means to respect human life.

Maryland Abortionist and Co-Worker Arrested, Charged with Murder

If we thought Kermit Gosnell of Pennsylvania, the notorious late-term abortionist facing multiple charges, was an anomaly, try reading through what is happening in Maryland.  After a grand jury investigation, authorities have taken another notorious abortionist, Steven Brigham, into custody.   He is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of second-degree murder, and one count of conspiracy.  Also arrested is a co-worker, Nicola Riley.  Brigham has been sought by authorities for decades and has had his license pulled or suspended in five states.

Brigham operated a “secret” late-term abortion clinic in Maryland, even though he had no license to practice medicine in the state.  Taking advantage of Maryland’s lax abortion laws, Brigham would start the abortion procedure by dilating a woman’s cervix in New Jersey, where he was not authorized to perform abortions beyond the first trimester.  The woman was then told to drive to Maryland where the abortion could be completed.

The Maryland investigation began after a botched abortion in 2010.  An 18-year-old woman almost died after suffering a ruptured uterus and injured bowel following her abortion.   According to the Associated Press, “[A]nd rather than call 911, Brigham and Riley drove her to a nearby hospital, where both were uncooperative and Brigham refused to give his name, authorities said.”

Here’s where a Gosnell comparison emerges.  Authorities went to Brigham’s abortion clinic  which “revealed a freezer with 35 late-term fetuses inside, including one believed to have been aborted at 36 weeks, authorities said,” the AP reported.    Like Gosnell, Brigham kept babies he aborted.  For what purpose, only he knows. Both men belong in jail for the horrendous harm done to women and children.  Kudos to authorities who are cracking down on these monsters.

 


 

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