Trump exposes Planned Parenthood’s: “Abortion is just a Tiny bit of our Business” BS

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Trump exposes Planned Parenthood's: "Abortion is just a Tiny bit of our Business" BS

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Kirk: Accord­ing to him, there’s a crea­ture of some sort down here, a humanoid.
Spock: Lieu­tenant Uhura com­mu­ni­cated that infor­ma­tion. I ordered re-​confirmation on our sen­sors. They indi­cate no liv­ing crea­ture on this planet. I sug­gest, Cap­tain, that you’ve been lied to.

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Spock: I fail to com­pre­hend your indig­na­tion, sir. I’ve sim­ply made the log­i­cal deduc­tion that you are a liar.

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There is an inter­est­ing bit of news con­cern­ing fund­ing for Planned Parenthood,

The White House has made an infor­mal offer to Planned Par­ent­hood that it could keep fed­eral fund­ing if it agreed to stop pro­vid­ing abor­tion services

For Planned Par­ent­hood this would seem to be a no brainer. They have asserted for years that Abor­tion is but a tiny piece of what they do (the fig­ure they keep throw­ing around is 3%) and we’ve seen sto­ries like this

On a recent after­noon, a 22-​year-​old woman stopped by to pick up birth-​control pills. Another, age 20, dropped in to find out about Depo-​Provera, the birth-​control injec­tion that lasts three months, and other options. Another arrived with her boyfriend, for rea­sons she did not want to dis­cuss with a reporter.

Thirty patients a day, five days a week, visit the cen­ter. They come for family-​planning infor­ma­tion and sup­plies; tests for sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted infec­tions, includ­ing HIV; screen­ings for cer­vi­cal can­cer; and, in some cases, med­ica­tion that induces an abor­tion, or a refer­ral to a cen­ter that per­forms one.

and this

A small brown paper bag in her hand, Julie walked out of a Planned Par­ent­hood clinic in Roseville with a new sup­ply of birth con­trol. It didn’t mat­ter that she didn’t have health insurance.

“It’s awe­some to have Planned Par­ent­hood,” said Julie, who did not wish to give her last name for pri­vacy rea­sons. “To go to a reg­u­lar health clinic like this would have cost $100, which would make you think twice about hav­ing to go.”…But if the effort were to pre­vail, Cal­i­for­nia Planned Par­ent­hood would lose $260 mil­lion a year in fed­eral funds — approx­i­mately 80 per­cent of its oper­at­ing bud­get. Unless it found a way to replen­ish that money else­where, the orga­ni­za­tion warns, it might have to close its 82 Cal­i­for­nia sites fur­nish­ing basic health care and fam­ily plan­ning ser­vices to mostly low-​income patients.

and this

When Everette was a grad­u­ate stu­dent aging out of her parent’s health insur­ance, she was unable to afford the hor­monal birth con­trol that was essen­tial to man­ag­ing her endometrio­sis, a chronic con­di­tion that affects the uter­ine lin­ing and can cause infer­til­ity. She was able to secure access through her local Planned Par­ent­hood and, years later, learned from her doc­tors that had she not man­aged her care as pre­scribed, she would not have been able to con­ceive children.

Jamie Ben­ner, a mother from upstate New York, described her local Planned Parenthood’s efforts to get test­ing and Med­ic­aid cov­er­age when she was unin­sured and found a lump in her breast. The test­ing detected her breast can­cer in the nick of time, and Jamie is now healthy. “Had Planned Par­ent­hood waited a day, I would have had stage 4 can­cer and I wouldn’t be here,” she said. “Planned Par­ent­hood made sure I would be here to be there for my girls.”

and this

Boston Mayor Mar­tin J. Walsh said fund­ing cuts to Planned Par­ent­hood clin­ics would deprive more than 30,000 women and men statewide of health care ser­vices like can­cer screen­ings, birth con­trol, and treat­ment for sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted diseases.

The orga­ni­za­tion said it staged the demon­stra­tion after a draft Repub­li­can pro­posal to repeal the Afford­able Care Act was leaked, reveal­ing plans to take away fund­ing for Planned Parenthood.

“Defund­ing Planned Par­ent­hood is just sim­ply reck­less,” Walsh told the crowd to loud cheers. “We can’t let this hap­pen. Amer­ica is bet­ter than that.”

…all over the media high­light­ing every­thing they do for women that has noth­ing to do with abortion.

If these sto­ries about the cri­sis in woman’s health that defund­ing would bring are accu­rate then surely tak­ing this deal makes a lot of sense. After all instead of hav­ing to restore fund­ing which would require democ­rats con­trol of both the house and sen­ate, not to men­tion a pres­i­dent will­ing to sign it, Planned Par­ent­hood half bil­lion would have per­ma­nent bipar­ti­san sup­port to do all the good they claim to do.

Fur­ther­more if Planned Par­ent­hood asser­tion that abor­tion ser­vices are only 3% of what they do is accu­rate leav­ing such ser­vices to other providers who don’t get fed­eral fund­ing would be no bur­den at all. They could always sell their sur­gi­cal loca­tions to oth­ers and con­tinue to do all the good work for woman’s health that they con­stantly highly tout. Surely planned par­ent­hood would not risk the health and well­be­ing of all these women for a ser­vice that can be left to some­one else?

Appar­ently they would

” The White House pro­posal that Planned Par­ent­hood stop pro­vid­ing abor­tion is the same demand oppo­nents of women’s health have been push­ing for decades, as a part of their long-​standing effort to end women’s access to safe, legal abor­tion,” Planned Par­ent­hood Fed­er­a­tion of Amer­ica Pres­i­dent Cecile Richards said in a state­ment. “Planned Par­ent­hood has always stood strong against these attacks on our patients and their abil­ity to access the full range of repro­duc­tive health care.”

I’m con­fused, if the major­ity of planned parenthood’s busi­ness has noth­ing to do with abor­tion how would their leav­ing the abor­tion busi­ness to oth­ers “end women’s access to safe legal abor­tion”? Surely if such a tiny bit of Planned parenthood’s busi­ness is abor­tion let­ting women see­ing abor­tion go else­where would not be any trou­ble at all.

Unless of course that the truth is that Planned Par­ent­hood is first and fore­most an abor­tion mill, that its entire busi­ness model is built on abor­tion and that all of this talk about woman’s health­care isn’t any­thing other than propaganda.

We who have been fight­ing against abor­tion have been assert­ing this for years, Don­ald Trump man­aged to lay it out for all the world to see in less than two months.


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Spock: Negative, Captain. Anything from our guest?
Kirk: According to him, there’s a creature of some sort down here, a humanoid.
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There is an interesting bit of news concerning funding for Planned Parenthood,

The White House has made an informal offer to Planned Parenthood that it could keep federal funding if it agreed to stop providing abortion services

For Planned Parenthood this would seem to be a no brainer. They have asserted for years that Abortion is but a tiny piece of what they do (the figure they keep throwing around is 3%) and we’ve seen stories like this

On a recent afternoon, a 22-year-old woman stopped by to pick up birth-control pills. Another, age 20, dropped in to find out about Depo-Provera, the birth-control injection that lasts three months, and other options. Another arrived with her boyfriend, for reasons she did not want to discuss with a reporter.

Thirty patients a day, five days a week, visit the center. They come for family-planning information and supplies; tests for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; screenings for cervical cancer; and, in some cases, medication that induces an abortion, or a referral to a center that performs one.

and this

A small brown paper bag in her hand, Julie walked out of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Roseville with a new supply of birth control. It didn’t matter that she didn’t have health insurance.

“It’s awesome to have Planned Parenthood,” said Julie, who did not wish to give her last name for privacy reasons. “To go to a regular health clinic like this would have cost $100, which would make you think twice about having to go.”…But if the effort were to prevail, California Planned Parenthood would lose $260 million a year in federal funds — approximately 80 percent of its operating budget. Unless it found a way to replenish that money elsewhere, the organization warns, it might have to close its 82 California sites furnishing basic health care and family planning services to mostly low-income patients.

and this

When Everette was a graduate student aging out of her parent’s health insurance, she was unable to afford the hormonal birth control that was essential to managing her endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects the uterine lining and can cause infertility. She was able to secure access through her local Planned Parenthood and, years later, learned from her doctors that had she not managed her care as prescribed, she would not have been able to conceive children.

Jamie Benner, a mother from upstate New York, described her local Planned Parenthood’s efforts to get testing and Medicaid coverage when she was uninsured and found a lump in her breast. The testing detected her breast cancer in the nick of time, and Jamie is now healthy. “Had Planned Parenthood waited a day, I would have had stage 4 cancer and I wouldn’t be here,” she said. “Planned Parenthood made sure I would be here to be there for my girls.”

and this

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said funding cuts to Planned Parenthood clinics would deprive more than 30,000 women and men statewide of health care services like cancer screenings, birth control, and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

The organization said it staged the demonstration after a draft Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act was leaked, revealing plans to take away funding for Planned Parenthood.

“Defunding Planned Parenthood is just simply reckless,” Walsh told the crowd to loud cheers. “We can’t let this happen. America is better than that.”

 

…all over the media highlighting everything they do for women that has nothing to do with abortion.

If these stories about the crisis in woman’s health that defunding would bring are accurate then surely taking this deal makes a lot of sense. After all instead of having to restore funding which would require democrats control of both the house and senate, not to mention a president willing to sign it, Planned Parenthood half billion would have permanent bipartisan support to do all the good they claim to do.

Furthermore if Planned Parenthood assertion that abortion services are only 3% of what they do is accurate leaving such services to other providers who don’t get federal funding would be no burden at all. They could always sell their surgical locations to others and continue to do all the good work for woman’s health that they constantly highly tout. Surely planned parenthood would not risk the health and wellbeing of all these women for a service that can be left to someone else?

Apparently they would

” The White House proposal that Planned Parenthood stop providing abortion is the same demand opponents of women’s health have been pushing for decades, as a part of their long-standing effort to end women’s access to safe, legal abortion,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood has always stood strong against these attacks on our patients and their ability to access the full range of reproductive health care.”

I’m confused, if the majority of planned parenthood’s business has nothing to do with abortion how would their leaving the abortion business to others “end women’s access to safe legal abortion”? Surely if such a tiny bit of Planned parenthood’s business is abortion letting women seeing abortion go elsewhere would not be any trouble at all.

Unless of course that the truth is that Planned Parenthood is first and foremost an abortion mill, that its entire business model is built on abortion and that all of this talk about woman’s healthcare isn’t anything other than propaganda.

We who have been fighting against abortion have been asserting this for years, Donald Trump managed to lay it out for all the world to see in less than two months.


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