Incredible as it may sound to us who are deeply revulsed by the CMP Planned Parenthood videos, some on the Left are still defending PP because “they provide health care for women who have none.”
“I thought that they were supposed to be able to get all those things based on Obamacare. Why do we need Planned Parenthood?”
National Review hosted a panel of experts to answer the question, If Planned Parenthood Goes, Where Do Women Go? Anna Paprocki, staff counsel at Americans United for Life, points out,
The vast majority of low-income women obtained subsidized family-planning services at:
• 3,165 federally qualified health centers
• 2,439 health-department clinics
• 1,324 other non-Planned Parenthood clinics
• 664 hospitals
To be specific, there many better options than Planned Parenthood:
- Thousands of community Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) for which the Affordable Care Act added $11 billion in funding
- New York Health and Hospitals Corporation,
- More at http://www.freeclinics.com/
In addition to those, Obria Medical Clinics , and
Poor, vulnerable women who need true health care can find the best resources and help at places like Aid for Women, Women’s Choice Services, and Waterleaf, among others, in the Chicago area; the John Paul II Life Center, among others, in Austin; Good Counsel Homes, among others, in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area; and the Alpha Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. (in the heart of the most pro-active state when it comes to securing fully-informed-consent laws to protect women). And so many others.
Don’t believe for a moment that poor women have no alternatives to the abortion-mills-trading-in-human-organs. Carry this information with you in your smart phone for when the subject comes up, because it will.
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news and culture at Fausta’s Blog.