While the Students for Life of America team are on campuses every day across the country educating and activating the college-aged students; Planned Parenthood markets too, for their "create-a-customer" business model. Pro-lifers in Washington have been trying for years to defund this abortion Goliath for the hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars they receive each year. But before we can successfully convince Speaker Boehner to stand up to those in his own party who are afraid of the abortion industry, we – conservatives – must expose Planned Parenthood to America as the number one abortion business in the United States and show the nation that Planned Parenthood is no different than late-term abortionist/infant serial killer Kermit Gosnell.
Planned Parenthood pays thousands in clothes and makeup for their spokesperson, Cecile Richards, and millions to public relations firms to make itself appear to be a clean, safe, and women-friendly organization. Their marketing is so successful that 59% of 18-24 year-olds do not even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions! But their negativity towards the abortion Goliath increases when they find out the truth because, as I pointed out in my last column, young people just don't like abortion.
In April, Students for Life embarked upon a 2-week tour, unveiling our new Planned Parenthood Project to expose the nation's top abortion business. At each school, we lined up 915 "Planned Parenthood pink" crosses to represent the 915 innocent, pre-born lives lost at the hands of Planned Parenthood each day.
But do you know what fact got the students on campuses the most concerned during our tour? It was one from Planned Parenthood's own Annual Report: 92% of their services for pregnant women are abortions. Put another way, 9 out of 10 pregnant women who go into a Planned Parenthood get an abortion. This makes their name sound a little backward now, doesn't it? Only 8% of pregnant women who go to Planned Parenthood actually experience "parenthood." But that's all part of the business plan.