Planning an abortion
The Family Planning Association is encouraging those who do not want to get pregnant to use contraceptives. This, it claims, will reduce the abortion rate. In other words if more people were to use contraceptives there will be fewer unwanted pregnancies.
So when the news finally comes out noting that almost half the 18,511 abortions performed in New Zealand last year were on women who say they were using contraception when they became pregnant, that FPA push for contraceptives is not really avoiding abortions and unwanted pregnancies much at all. Our abortion statistics equate to about 40% of our annual immigration numbers.
So what does the Family Planning Association do with all that 7 million dollars in government funding it gets each year? And that's just the government funding.
Although I have not had time to quantify the cost of FPA funding, Abortion Supervisory Committee Funding and the cost of abortions for each of the more than 8000 women who had abortions due to failed contraceptives, I recon it is a fair whack even compared to the money spent on women on the DPB who have extra kids. And some bloggers have been complaining about that recently.
According to David Farrar a women on the DPB gets about $2964 more a year for every extra child they have. (If they don’t name the father/s the benefit goes down by $22 per week, shortly to be $28.00). But take the $7m government funding from the FPA (or the Sexual Activity Association) and you can fund the extra cost of 2300 babies born to DPB mums every year. It's all out of the same purse - your's and mine.
Of course some DPB women may have had abortions as well. And to be fair to the FPA it has done other things with funding other than promoting contraception - like using Government-funded taxpayers money to lobby the Government in support of the Prostitution Act, and taking the piss out of Easter with advertising billboards, for example.
Now you know why I have suggested renaming the Family Planning Association. Call it the Sexual Activity Association, because that is exactly what it is - an association promoting sexual activity.
But on a lighter note, it is time to put the Family Planning back into the Association before the condom cracks and the morning after pill is taken the morning after the morning after because you suddenly realised that the night before was actually the night before the night before.
And then it's too late.