The Mormon problem with Planned Parenthood

The push to defund Planned Parenthood is not new. As the nation’s largest provider of abortions today, Planned Parenthood has been under attack since eugenicist Margaret Sanger breathed life into it in 1916. It began as her effort at population control. She figured that if “inferior” people could be convinced (or forced) to stop having children, humanity’s future would be bright. This was the beginning of what we, conservatives, refer to as a “culture of death” – a culture in which preventing and ending life is of higher priority than…

Abortion is never the answer to helping women

A recent op-ed appeared in these pages titled “Abortion bans lead to disability and death,” which argues that “some abortion is required,” especially in developing countries. I beg to differ. Abortion leads to death 100 percent of the time, and with very rare exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother, it is a violent option that does nothing to advance the status of women. The ultimate “war on women” is the one that kills them by the millions. A Lancet article published less than one month ago puts…

Was Fiorina telling the truth about abortion?

For me, the only moment of genuine passion and conviction in the entire CNN GOP debate came when Carly Fiorina linked the Iran issue (“the defense of the security of this nation”) with abortion (“the defense of the character of this nation”). Here is what she said: Fiorina has been excoriated in the media for this statement, not least because the debate was the most-watched event for CNN. Planned Parenthood has been in damage-control mode over the ongoing release of undercover videos documenting the sale / donation1 of human organs…

Planned Parenthood can clean up its image with this one simple step

Governor Gary Herbert did the right thing in telling Utah agencies not to pass through federal grant money to Planned Parenthood. Sure, Pro Choice activists will mock, in strongly worded Facebook posts, that Herbert’s action was mostly ineffectual since most of Planned Parenthood’s money comes directly though the federal government. Further, what money does pass through state agencies is primarily for sex ed and STD prevention. In fact, perhaps the best defense that Planned Parenthood has put up is that they provide women with other services in addition to abortion (does abortion even qualify as…

Salt City Throwdown: An Interview with Holly Richardson

Holly Richardson – GOP Candidate for Utah House 57. ©2014 | Courtesy Photo     In the interest of full disclosure, the Salt City Throwdown and Holly Richardson both contribute to the Utah Politico Hub website. Where we give opinions and content regarding Utah Politics. Although we contribute to this website, and work closely with Holly, this is not a fluff piece, and is meant for our listeners to learn more about the Candidates running for the Utah State House of Representatives. –Smitty Everyone knows Holly. It sounds like it should be a T.V. Series.…