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OPINION

Planned Parenthood's Abortion Propaganda Is Essential... to Their Bottom Line

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Somehow the “My Body, My Choice” crowd doesn’t understand the difference between an elective “choice” and essential health care. Likewise, federal judges who support abortion also don’t seem to understand the difference between constitutional and unconstitutional. 

Pandemics don’t change a lie. 

In ruling against Texas’ temporary ban on abortion procedures (as with all other elective procedures in the state), Judge Lee Yeakel invoked the 14th Amendment (which includes no provision for abortion, of course) as the reason for the restraining order. Keep in mind, the 14th Amendment was created by and passed by the GOP to finally recognize the humanity and citizenship of people of my complexion. The Amendment states: “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” If abortion—which is not a constitutional right—cannot be temporarily banned during a pandemic, why should the state have any power to ban anything else deemed non-essential? The Executive Order is not being applied equally if Planned Parenthood has an exemption while thousands of real health care facilities are forced to delay elective procedures.

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Thankfully, that restraining order was restrained by a federal appeals court.

Unfortunately, Big Abortion is getting a political pass in multiple states. In Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood is only open to doing abortions. Just. Abortions. Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s order demands that “no person or entity shall operate a place of business that is not life-sustaining.” One would think that would include a business that kills nearly a thousand vulnerable human lives every day. Of course, no one’s holding their breath to see Wolfe stop the revenue stream that feeds his election coffins coffers. 

Why is Planned Parenthood so religiously devoted to abortion? It’s not merely some fake feminist principle. It’s profit. Despite serving hundreds of thousands of less clients and delivering over a million less critical medical services than 10 years ago, Planned Parenthood’s profits skyrocketed 600 percent. Six hundred percent. In 2009, the abortion giant generated $18.5 million in profit. In 2018, their haul was $111 million. And they pulled in this huge profit by serving over a million less clients. Ten years ago, they were reportedly serving 2.4 million clients. In 2018, that number has drastically fallen by 600,000 individuals to 2.4 million. (See the factsheet here).

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Breast cancer exams (which are essential) plummeted from 830,312 to 265,028 between 2009 and 2018; PAP tests plunged from 904,820 to 255,682 in the same time period at Planned Parenthood. That’s a massive drop of 68 percent and 72 percent respectively. Prenatal care barely even exists, falling 76 percent to a mere 9,798 services or less than 0.1 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total services. Considering the majority of women become mothers by the age of 44—86 percent to be exact—how does a self-proclaimed “leading women’s healthcare provider” provide so little for mothers? 

Planned Parenthood can hide behind the facade of “abortion is essential health care” all they want. Abortion is essential revenue. Without it, they’d fold. It’s why they gave up Title-X funding. The new president of Planned Parenthood made it abundantly clear in a CBS interview that the federation was fully devoted to abortion. In response to being asked if they would “change their abortion model to comply with Title-X regs," Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill-Johnson stated emphatically: “Absolutely not. I was on the Board when we voted to ensure that abortion was one of our core services that every center affiliated with Planned Parenthood would provide." 

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Despite providing far less health care and having an astonishing number of fewer clients, Planned Parenthood alarmingly increased their forced taxpayer-funding from $487 million in 2009 to $617 million in 2018. And guess which “service” didn’t decrease? The violence of abortion, of course. In that 10 year time period, Planned Parenthood upped the number of abortions committed from 331,796 to their highest number to date: 345,672 precious human lives wiped out. 

They’re not going to let a pandemic stop them from profiting. 

Abortion activists have fully relied on lies for decades while euphemisms mask the violence they advocate. “Essential health care” is essentially the new “choice.” 

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