For a very long time we in the Pro-Life Movement have maintained that Planned Parenthood’s operation was based on Abortion and taxpayer money.
The left has howled in disbelief at the very idea that this might be the case, remember the Susan G. Komen business. They were attacked mercilessly because they were removing money from an organization that was all about woman’s heath and mammograms and more.
And they can tell you one thing, that some who suggests that Planned Parenthood is just an abortion mill simply doesn’t understand what Planned Parenthood is all about.
Planned Parenthood on Wednesday informed staff at three of its facilities in Texas that they would be closing, according to people familiar with the decision.
The three clinics are located in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin, Texas. They are closing in response to a new package of abortion restrictions signed into law on Thursday and funding cuts to Texas’ Women’s Health Program that were passed by the Texas state legislature in 2011. Out of the three Planned Parenthood clinics that are closing, only the Bryan clinic performs abortions.
Note that word “performs”, it’s carefully chosen. One could have said “Only one of these clinics ‘assists’ abortion.” or “only one of the three clinics ‘refer’ abortions”.
Yet all three clinics are closing now, at this time right after the passage of the new texas abortion law.
Byran Preston asks the obvious question:
The Huffington Post laments that after Gov. Rick Perry signed the bipartisan HB2 into law today, Planned Parenthood reports that it will now close three of its operations in Texas. Clinics in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin will now shutter.
How can this be, if only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion services?
In fact the Huff-po had to revise their post as follows:
and goes further
The closing of these clinics tells us something else as well. In 2011 the Texas legislature cut Planned Parenthood off from state funding, as the organization had come under accusations that it mixes its public and private funding. Taxpayer dollars are banned from being used to fund abortion services. Mixing funds would violate that ban.
The fact that HB2 is now being blamed for closing these three facilities strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood is guilty of the fund mixing charge.
In fact he went far enough that the Huffington Post found it necessary to…clarify their piece.
This piece was updated to clarify the reasons for the closure of each clinic. An original version implied that all were being closed in response to the signing of the new abortion law.
Oh well that’s different still it’s quite a coincidence that those other two clinics are closing right after the Abortion bills passage. Planned Parenthood had more to say:
Planned Parenthood says the majority of the work they do includes family planning exams, birth control, and cervical cancer screenings.
They also do STD testing, treatment and vaccines and even pregnancy testing.
If that’s the case with all that other non-abortion related stuff isn’t it odd that the clinic in Bryan is closing?
And it’s quite a coincidence that all those other services are not sufficient to keep the other two clinics open.
But Hey, it has nothing to do with that abortion law and I’m sure Ms. Linton planned to close those other too all along and set that announcement date far in advance and it’s just a coincidence that it corresponds to the third closure.
Or perhaps they might argue that the environment in Texas that was tolerable advanced just over the line after that last bill.
A strange attitude for people supposedly so concerned about woman’s health. Isn’t it?
This week’s paycheck is just $15 away? Any takers?