Planned Parenthood’s Pink in Hot Water
The nation’s largest abortion provider is on notice
Thursday marks Lobby Day on Capitol Hill for Planned Parenthood. If you’ve been on Capitol Hill lately, you may wonder how that makes it different from any other day recently, where “Will you stand with Planned Parenthood?” has replaced “What do you do?” — and the business-card exchange outside bars and offices has been replaced with petitions ready for your signature.
Ever since Lila Rose’s Live Action released videos showing Planned Parenthood officials’ willingness to aid and abet illegal activity — namely, sex trafficking — the nearly billion-dollar organization has been working overtime to protect its “brand.”
Brand is in quotes because it’s a quote from Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards (daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards). She told Politico last month that “going after the strongest brand in women’s health in America is one of the stupidest things the Republican Party could have done.”
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First, as I have written before the deception employed by Lila Rose and Live Action are contrary to Catholic teaching. Lying, no sinful action, can be morally justified because it has a good outcome. The end can never justify the means.
That said Planned Parenthood must be stopped. It is unbelievable that they make over a billion a year and yet they receive over $360 million in our tax dollars.
The public funding of PP is often justified by the fact that they offer health services, other than abortion, to poor women.
But their own website seems to indicate otherwise. The following payment information is provided under every service that they offer:
Prices and Payment Information
Please contact this health center for birth control services pricing information.
Payment is expected at time of service unless other arrangements have been previously made.
Some birth control services may be covered by your insurance. If you want to use your insurance, please be sure to bring in your insurance information at the time of your visit.
If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents:
- birth certificate
- pay stub
- photo ID
- proof of residence
So it seems, despite federal funding those that do not have insurance, Medicaid (gee tax payers get to pay twice) have to qualify for state-funded programs to receive services. Oh wait. A poor person may be able to get a reduced fee service.
In addition, they do not offer mammograms. They only offer referrals and no funding.
So why does the Susan Komen organization donate to PP? Oh never mind.