Half a billion dollars in federal funding isn’t enough to keep Planned Parenthood from what it does best — abortions. This week, Planned Parenthood proved once again that, for all their talk of “women’s health,” their business IS abortion.
On Monday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration made an informal proposal to the nation’s largest abortion provider: You can keep your federal funding if you stop taking the lives of unborn children.
PP refused, as abortion services are simply “nonnegotiable.”
“Let’s be clear: Federal funds already do not pay for abortions,” Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said. “Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept. Providing critical health care services for millions of American women is nonnegotiable.”
That’s at least the talking point. But money is fungible (as anyone who has ever handled currency ought to understand).
GOP officials, of course, promised relentlessly on the campaign trail that they’ll get taxpayer dollars out from under the abortion giant. It was an issue that found new life in 2015 after undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress purported to show PP involved in a large-scale fetal tissue racket.
This all begs the question: If Planned Parenthood was really concerned about vital low-cost health services for women, and really thought the organization would not be able to adequately service patients without an enormous taxpayer kickback, why would it put said handouts on the chopping block for something it says is such a negligible part of its entire existence?
Because it’s all a crock.
This latest development of a White House proposal blows yet another gigantic hole in the hull of Planned Parenthood’s image and racket.
The most popular example of this is, of course, their infamous “3 percent” lie, but has also taken the form of an ad released last year of women AND men touting the abortion mill’s flu and asthma treatment services.
Add that to the 2015 discovery that they don’t provide mammograms (which was even backed up by The Washington Post’s fact-checkers) and the more recent admissions by PP staffers that several of its locations do not provide prenatal care (contrary to claims) … and it all becomes ever more clearer that “women’s health” to this organization is little more than a high-scoring buzzword.
Given what the public now knows about the kind of operation that Planned Parenthood is running all over the country, and the Republican promises made to voters in the 2016 election cycle, there’s absolutely no reason that they should continue receiving a red cent of public money.
There are more than enough places for women to receive basic health care without underwriting this grisly termination business, and their fundraising efforts since Election Day show they do just fine funding themselves.
But no, when the cards are down, abortion is Planned Parenthood’s summum bonum. Everything else – up to and including actual health services – are little more than window dressing. (For more from the author of “Trump Makes Planned Parenthood a Deal Only an Abortion Business Would Turn Down” please click HERE)