Letter: Abortion funds are too dilute

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I am quite hopeful that if I give as an individual to Asheville Planned Parenthood, I can recoup my money in a few years in the form of local school tax savings.

The trouble is that I’m not sure Asheville Planned Parenthood exists as a nonprofit. The related nonprofits are Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and Carolina Abortion Fund, but Carolina and certainly the South Atlantic are far too dilute (no pun intended) for me to recoup an individual investment in saved local school tax, not being a Cecil, and I have far less to give than to invest due to retirement worries.

The city of Asheville or Buncombe County might be able to recoup the benefits of funding abortions for all of Carolina or the South Atlantic, but I as an individual can’t hope to.

—Alan Ditmore

Editor’s note: Xpress checked in with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and received this information about the organization’s structure from communications director Molly Rivera: “The Asheville health center is part of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, which is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. PPSAT operates 14 health centers across North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and the southwest portion of Virginia. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”


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6 thoughts on “Letter: Abortion funds are too dilute

    • Tracy Rose

      I suppose “drivel” is in the eye of the beholder. We at Xpress do evaluate each letter individually to see whether it meets the requirements outlined here (https://mountainx.com/submit-letters/). Essentially, Xpress letters should relate to local topics of civic interest, which I think this letter does.

  1. Gapple

    Are you saying that the more abortions that are performed in Asheville, that there will be a quicker reduction in the need for public schools which would result in savings with the school system due to a decrease in demand for public schools and teachers. So the more babies that are aborted would result in fewer union paid teachers being needed, thus a savings for you?

    • El Gordito

      Somebody is just being cute and sarcastic. MX is printing it like they are serious. Maybe they are moving into becoming a parody rag? The MX Onion?

      • Able Allen

        If Mr. Ditmore is being disingenuous, he has been doing so as long as anyone can remember. This and related concepts have been his platform for each of his runs for the soil and water commission.

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