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Ezra Klein: Dead Minorities Are Cheap

John on April 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I guess you have to admire honesty in the abortion debate when you find it. Here’s Ezra Klein defending Planned Parenthood in the pages of the Post:

The services Planned Parenthood provides save the federal government a lot of money. It’s somewhat cold to put it in these terms, but taxpayers end up bearing a lot of the expense for unintended pregnancies among people without the means to care for their children.

Liberals like Ezra have long made the claim that one of the problems with Republicans is that they have hearts of stone. Many have even claimed that cutting welfare is code for a racist impulse to cut the social safety net out from under minorities. I don’t know if Ezra has made this specific argument, but he’s certainly familiar with people, like Paul Krugman, who have.

Ezra knows that Planned Parenthood disproportionaletly provides its services in minority neighborhoods. So when he says it’s cheaper for the government to have Planned Parenthood in operation than not, what he really is saying is that it’s cheaper for the goverment to eliminate all these black and hispanic kids before they become dependents. But somehow we’re not supposed to hear that as racist because…well, he’s a liberal.

Ezra also puts up a graphic from PP’s annual report showing the amount of birth control they provide. Here’s the graph he doesn’t show, also from PP’s annual report:

That big green area is the 1/3 of all funds PP gets from taxpayers. It’s past time to start defunding the left. I can’t think of a better place to start than Planned Parenthood.

[HT: NRB]

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