The 2011 fiscal year budget battle in Congress continues to spotlight the fight to defund Planned Parenthood. This after revelations by activists in the struggle to end abortion have dragged the Planned Parenthood cockroaches into the glare of the noonday sun.
The former director of the Bryan, Texas clinic, Abby Johnson, has summarized the Planned Parenthood business model as a money-grubbing operation, and exposed the truth that the so-called benefit to women’s health is a subterfuge to get the hard-earned dollars of working Americans. This in order to profit to the tune of tens of millions of dollars per year, while Planned Parenthood touts itself as a nonprofit.
Planned Parenthoodâ€™s bottom line is numbers. And, with abortion as its primary money-maker, that means implementing a quota. I know this is true because I worked at one of their Texas clinics for 8 years, two as the clinic director.
Pretty disgusting thought, that. We have seen how implementing a quota for abortions plays out in day-to-day operations at the clinics, by the shocking number of abortions performed since the implementation of Roe v. Wade.
I will highlight just a few of Ms Johnson’s points here:
Planned Parenthood and its political allies have sworn up and down that taxpayer dollars do not [go] to pay for abortion. But of course they do. Planned Parenthood gets one-third of its entire budget from taxpayer funding and performed more than 650,000 abortions between 2008 and 2009.
There is absolutely no sequestration of funds targeted for abortion. None. It all gets mixed together into one pot.
Planned Parenthoodâ€™s claim that abortions make up just 3 percent of its services is also a gimmick. That number is actually closer to 12 percent, but strategically skewed by unbundling family planning services so that each patient shows anywhere from five to 20 â€œvisitsâ€ per appointment (i.e., 12 packs of birth control equals 12 visits) and doing the opposite with abortion visits, bundling them together so that each appointment equals one visit. The resulting difference between family planning and abortion â€œvisitsâ€ is striking.
Lies and statistics that lie. And abortionists who make money off of a barbaric practice by lying to Congress and other Americans.
Planned Parenthood has found other ways to increase revenue at the expense of womenâ€™s safety. Abortion consultations are now often done without a doctor in the room through online â€œtelemedicine.â€ Abortion is a severely traumatic and potentially dangerous procedure. Even as Planned Parenthoodâ€™s 2008 Employee of the Year, I saw this aggressive push toward more â€œefficientâ€ telemedicine as risky.
Telemedicine surely isn’t the way to safeguard women’s health and wellbeing. It is a way to spend less money while taking more lives more efficiently.
With the Continuing Resolution battle before us, we can, at very least, stop making taxpayers perpetuate a culture that puts profit margins before womenâ€™s safety. Congress has and must seize the opportunity to stop directing hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to recipients who deliberately deceive the public and violate federal law.
Yes, this criminal enterprise must be starved.
There is more in the article to admonish anyone who thinks Planned Parenthood deserves tax-payer money, much more–opposing laws that require sonograms before aborting, abetting alleged sex traffickers and opposing laws to protect minors.
Untold millions of lives have been taken already in the name of reproductive rights. Please, Congress, remove this blight from our nation.