Senator Elizabeth Warren stated last week that she is “sick of coming down to the Senate floor to explain to Republicans what Planned Parenthood does,” before doing what she does best – using fiery rhetoric and purposely misleading statements to pander to her pink-hat supporters.
“I am sick of explaining that it provides millions of women with birth control, cancer screenings, and STI tests every year. I am sick of pointing out, again and again, that federal dollars do not fund abortion services at Planned Parenthood or anywhere else.”
If you’ll pardon the foray into the personal here, I’d like to use this space send the good Senator a message.
Senator Warren, I’m sick too.
I’m sick of hearing that Planned Parenthood doesn’t spend any of that half a billion dollars – roughly half its income – on abortion. Without that money, much of their abortion expenditure would have to be diverted to other costs – which means that regardless how they shuffle it around, that half a billion enables them to provide abortion services.
I’m sick of hearing that abortion only accounts for about 3% of the services provided by Planned Parenthood simply because they count handing out one brochure on safe sex as an equal service to the intentional dismembering and vacuuming out of a preborn human being.
I’m sick of hearing how Planned Parenthood uses that half a billion to provide those services, some of which can often be obtained from local government health clinics for free or nearly free.
I’m sick of hearing politicians like yourself and many of your colleagues on both sides of the aisle manipulate figures and twist facts for the sole purpose of gaining points for their own party, getting another mention in the New York Times, or firing up Twitter followers.
I’m sick of hearing that abortion is a women’s health issue when it’s really a women’s character issue.
But mostly I’m sick of hearing that every year hundreds of thousands of our most innocent are slaughtered on the altar of sexual freedom and personal convenience – and I’m sick of people like you telling me that I hate women if I don’t embrace it.
So, Senator, I have a suggestion that will end both your sickness and mine: Convince your friends at Planned Parenthood to just drop their abortion services.
If what you say is true, it shouldn’t be a problem. After all, it’s only 3% of what they do.
Imagine the result of such an action.
Republicans would be forced to either drop their opposition to Planned Parenthood or risk exposing themselves as the woman-haters you claim them to be.
Planned Parenthood could hang on to that half a billion dollars without having to spend millions of that same money lobbying to keep it.
They also wouldn’t have to spend so much time and effort playing a glorified shell game with that half a billion just to claim that none of it is spent on abortion.
And think of all the time you’d save and how much better you’d feel by not doing something that makes you sick. You could even use that extra time to do something for yourself.
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