Can’t Afford Planned ParenthoodPosted: 9 January 2013
From CatholicVote.com today, a story about another campaign to de-fund Planned Parenthood:
“Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 Annual Report showed they received a record $542 million in total taxpayer funding in one year, making up 45% of their annual revenue.”
Supporters of the “family planning” giant argue that PP provides reproductive health care to poor women, and that abortions only amount to “3%” of their services. These are false claims at worst, misleading at best.
Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in the country, doing millions last year. Further, according to former PP clinic director Abby Johnson, the whole “3%” calculation is dishonest. When a woman comes in for a visit and gets birth control, a pap smear, and an exam, that counts as “three services” even though its only one visit. Abortions are counted separately…AND the only revenue generator for PP is (you guessed it) abortions. In fact the percentage is closer to 92%, or “1 abortion every 94 seconds.”
Its time to end this waste of money on a business that victimizes women and spend those health care dollars where they can do some good…on real health care. Pregnancy is not a disease, and it is not punishment. Lets take care of both patients.