Planned Parenthood Chooses Abortion Over Women’s Healthcare
Making official a decision they telegraphed (and that anyone with half a brain knew they would make), Planned Parenthood announced Monday that they would withdraw from the Title X family planning program that has put $60 million a year into their coffers courtesy of American taxpayers. The decision comes as a result of the Trump administration’s tweaks to the program, which refuse federal funding to any organization that refers patients for abortion services.
In other words, Planned Parenthood would rather close up shop on clinics that provide birth control, mammograms, and cancer screenings to low-income women than to abandon their abortion business. Not a surprise, by any means, but it certainly makes it clear that all the talk they do about “providing healthcare to women” was a scam. It also casts serious doubts on their repeated claim that abortion represents only “three percent” of their overall services.
“In states like Utah, where Planned Parenthood is the only organization receiving Title X funds, and Minnesota, where Planned Parenthood serves 90 percent of the Title X patients, those seeking care may face long waits for appointments, the group said, while other patients may delay care or go without. Over all, Planned Parenthood gets more Title X money than any single group, and it serves 40 percent of all Title X patients,” reports The New York Times.
Not anymore they don’t. And don’t bother poormouthing the downtrodden women who will now have to delay care on account of Planned Parenthood’s decision, because this was PP’s decision to make. This was not forced upon them by the Trump administration. Planned Parenthood could have easily gone on collecting that sweet, sweet federal funding for as long as they wished. They chose, instead, to focus on providing abortions, which is their bread and butter. Again, not a surprise, but it should certainly be an eye-opener for anyone who was buying the propaganda that these charlatans were selling before.
Oh we forgot, “abortion IS women’s healthcare.”
Yeah, it’s not.
“When you have an unethical rule that will limit what providers can tell our patients, it becomes really important that we not agree to be in the program,” said Planned Parenthood Acting President Alexis McGill Johnson.
It should probably be noted that Johnson is the acting president because Planned Parenthood kicked the actual president – Dr. Leana Wen – out of her job when she wasn’t sufficiently focused on fighting the abortion battle with Republicans. Wen apparently really thought Planned Parenthood was a healthcare clinic!
Well, for anyone else who thought that, hopefully this announcement was enough to wake you up.