By Scott Tibbs, March 12, 2009
Every year since 1999, Planned Parenthood has gone to the Bloomington City Council and asked for a handout of money forcibly confiscated from taxpayers. In 1999 and from 2001-2008, that handout came from the John Hopkins social services grants. One would hope that the Bloomington City Council would stop funding Planned Parenthood after the abortion clinic became mired in a sex abuse scandal in December, but that is by no means certain.
The funding application deadline is not for a few weeks, so I will not know if Planned Parenthood has applied for another handout this year until sometime next month. The schedule for the Hopkins program is below.
|Event||Date & Time
|Technical Assistance Meeting for Applicants||Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 4 PM, McCloskey Room|
|Application Deadline||Monday, April 6, 2009 by 4 PM in Council Office|
|Initial Review and Elimination of Some Applications||Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 5 PM, McCloskey Room|
|Invited Agencies Present before the Committee||Thursday, May 7, 2009 – 4 PM, Council Chambers|
|Committee Discusses Funding Recommendations at Pre-Allocation Meeting||Monday, May 18, 2009 – 5 PM, Council Chambers|
|Committee Recommends Allocation of Funds||Thursday, May 21, 2009 – 4 PM, Council Chambers|
|Agencies to Confirm & Sign Funding Agreements||Monday, June 1, 2009, Noon|
|Common Council Acts on the Recommendations||Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 7:30 PM, Council Chambers|
|HAND Technical Assistance Meeting Regarding Claims & Reimbursements||Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:30 AM|
For more on the sex abuse scandal at the Bloomington Planned Parenthood, see articles from December 5, December 9, December 11 and December 20. For more on the corporate welfare given to Planned Parenthood by the Bloomington City Council, see this article from December 8.