Senate Republicans are expected to vote on a bill next week to defund Planned Parenthood, after four sting videos showed executives seemingly trafficking baby body parts. The fourth video released today is perhaps the most disturbing. In it, a Planned Parenthood vice president reveals that some babies are born before their abortions (alive?), so they make prime “intact” specimens to sell to medical labs. And, she discusses how a Planned Parenthood lawyer obscures the sale of body parts to make it look like “research,” not business.
As I explained in my previous article, Planned Parenthood’s claim that it merely donates body parts doesn’t match the evidence presented in the videos. Yet, profiting from selling the parts of aborted babies, which is illegal, represents only the tip of the iceberg of Planned Parenthood’s offenses. The group also aids and abets sex traffickers; covers up sexual abuse of minors; supports sex-selective abortions; and functions as an arm of the Democratic Party. But, that’s not all. Here are five more reasons why every American should support eliminating the nearly $540 million dollars in tax-payer funds that the nation’s leading abortion provider receives every year.
6. Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who wanted to improve the human race through selective breeding.
“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” — Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
You see, Sanger was an outspoken eugenicist – someone who believed the way to improve the human race was through sterilizing those with undesirable traits. And to Sanger, no one was less desirable than a black person. So, she specifically targeted African-Americans for birth control and sterilization, and even deceived black pastors into helping with her plan. “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger once wrote, ”and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
It’s absolutely unconscionable that an organization receiving federal funds would honor a racist and eugenicist like Margaret Sanger. Perhaps next year, Planned Parenthood should also offer the Adolf Hitler Award?
7. Planned Parenthood targets black women for abortion.
Today, a black woman in the United States is five times more likely than a white woman to get an abortion. In fact, an estimated 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States – a total of 16 million since 1973!
Research by Protecting Black Life found that Planned Parenthood puts 79% of its 165 surgical abortion clinics within walking distance of African-American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. (Hispanic women are twice as likely as white women to get abortions.) “Minority communities are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood,” Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Protecting Black Life, told LifeNews.com. “It’s no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined.” This loss of life must be stopped.
8. Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider and it wants to keep that title.
Studies show that most Americans want abortion to be rare, but Planned Parenthood definitely does not share that sentiment. Planned Parenthood performs one of every three abortions in the U.S. – or more than 327,000 in 2014 alone. However, according to former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, Planned Parenthood would like to increase that number. Johnson said Planned Parenthood regularly gave her “abortion quotas.” She also has posted pictures of awards given to affiliates for “exceeding abortion visits.” A Planned Parenthood affiliate confirmed the award at its website saying, “We aim to expand access to all of our services, and we commend our dedicated, passionate staff when they succeed in reaching more people who need care. And, yes, we absolutely do celebrate our progress in ensuring that more people have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion. And we always will.”
9. Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms and provides primary care for only a very small percentage of its clientele.
The truth is Planned Parenthood is not a significant primary care provider at all.
The truth is Planned Parenthood is not a significant primary care provider at all. According to a report from the Chiaroscuro Foundation, Planned Parenthood provided primary care to only about 19,700 of its three million unduplicated clients. And, these services have been declining in recent years – from 21,247 in 2007 to 20,235 in 2008 to 19,796 in 2011.
10. Planned Parenthood deceives women into thinking an unborn baby is just a “fetus” or a “blob of tissue.”
Because of the previous nine reasons, I appeal to every American, even those who identify as pro-choice, to support de-funding Planned Parenthood.
Rutledge, like so many of the post-abortive women I’ve interviewed, struggled for years with depression and even suicidal thoughts after her abortion. Another friend of mine told me about her abortion, which took place in her first trimester. Though her baby was not nearly as developed as Rutledge’s, she recounted that she sobbed in the post-op room, as did the seven other women who had just had their abortions. Would women really sob over someone simply excising a blob of tissue? No, women sob because deep-down, they know another, less convenient truth: that blob is a human life.
Because of the previous nine reasons, I appeal to every American, even those who identify as pro-choice, to support de-funding Planned Parenthood. This is not a legitimate, above-board organization – and it doesn’t deserve federal subsidies. However now, I am also appealing to those of you who are pro-choice and I’m urging you to reconsider supporting abortion at all. Please watch the videos. See the tiny fingers of a mutilated 11-week baby in the Planned Parenthood pathology lab. Look at its kidneys, eyeballs and severed legs. Then tell me if that dismembered baby was not a human being who deserved a shot at life. I think that baby did. And, I’m tired of my money going to an organization that thinks it didn’t.
This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one.