I want to mention something about Planned Parenthood. It seems that Planned Parenthood is putting extra emphasis on its non-abortion services. The reason they are doing that is to justify the $500,000,000 that Planned Parenthood receives each year from you and I. In other words, from tax-payer funding. Prenatal care, however, seems to be virtually non-existent according to Live Action in a video entitled “The Prenatal Care Deception.”
Here is what Planned Parenthood people themselves say. “Planned Parenthood offers abortions not prenatal care.” This was a receptionist at Planned Parenthood in Tempe, Arizona. Another Planned Parenthood person in Albany, New York agreed, saying, “No, Planned Parenthood does prenatal care hon.” Another in Merrillville, Indiana said, “No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean it’s called Planned Parenthood, and I know it’s kind of deceiving.”
Well, the abortion business does almost 1/3 of all abortions in the U.S. 870 per day, some 320,000 a year. Perhaps there are millions more that are not accounted for.
“Planned Parenthood says it’s a champion of women’s health care; yet, prenatal care, which is an essential service for expectant mothers, is virtually non-existent,” says Lila Rose, who is president and founder of Live Action. “Our investigators who wanted to keep their babies were turned away,” she says, “by 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers. It’s clear that despite its claims, abortion is the priority and the only option for pregnant women that visit Planned Parenthood.” There is a big ruse going on according to this organization, which is doing some pretty good primary research. Live Action is exposing the underbelly of Planned Parenthood.
You know there are so many arguments I hear today. For example, I hear from the pro-abortion lobby this inequality argument. Simply put, the inequality argument posits that a woman forced to carry her baby to full term could not compete successfully with a male counterpart in the workplace; therefore, she should be provided the latitude to abort. Think about carrying this to its logical conclusion. The inequality argument would apply to abandonment as well. Imagine the absurdity of arguing that in order for a woman to compete on an equal basis with a man she should be afforded the opportunity not only to abort a preborn child but to abandon a preschooler.
The arguments are pretty lame and Planned Parenthood is trying to keep its money. It is fighting hard for the $500,000,000 we give them and I hope they lose that fight.