Looking for a great way to start the New Year? How about relieving yourself of that pesky pregnancy by getting an abortion?
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards took to Twitter to encourage people to start the New Year off with a Planned Parenthood appointment.
Start your 2017 off on the right foot – no time like the present to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood! https://t.co/a1vXvroOB5
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) January 2, 2017
Richards wasn’t the only Planned Parenthood executive in the news last week – the U.S. House of Representatives released their investigative report into the undercover videos regarding the sale of fetal body parts. Investigators asked an unnamed executive if it bothered her that StemExpress, a former Planned Parenthood business partner, made a profit from the fetal body parts, to which she replied “It’s none of my concern. It doesn’t bother me.” For those of you who thought there wasn’t any substance to those “fake videos” – think again.
According to a recent fundraising email, the beginning of 2017 and the swearing in of the 115th Congress is “the most dangerous moment” in Planned Parenthood’s history. The “danger” of having taxpayer funding come to an end has caused all sorts of activity. Organizations and individuals are jumping in, using the hashtag #IStandWithPP to raise awareness. You may have seen photos of this tote bag fundraiser floating around social media (note: they’ve changed “mammogram” to “breast exam” as mammograms aren’t offered).
— Bonnie Somerville (@BonSomerville) January 6, 2017
I think it’s great. It really shows just how unnecessary Planned Parenthood is – after all, which services listed on that bag are you not able to “get access to” at your gynecologist? The answer is none.
And why isn’t abortion listed? It’s the first service listed on Planned Parenthood’s website, and their most recent annual report shows they do 323,999 in a year (that’s 160+ for every 1 adoption referral). Don’t want your tote bag to say “abortion”? Why not? It’s just a “piece of tissue.”
What would we do if we didn’t have Planned Parenthood? Where would people go for honest information on abortion?
Well if they can’t find an gynecologist, Pregnancy Centers will give you the reality that Planned Parenthood doesn’t have the guts to share. Best part? They offer free, confidential services and don’t require massive amounts of taxpayer funding – they raise their own money. Many of them offer STI and STD testing (45% of Planned Parenthood’s services) and ultrasounds in addition to pregnancy tests (~10% of Planned Parenthood’s services), options counseling, parenting classes, baby supplies and post-abortion counseling (a few services you won’t find at Planned Parenthood).
Why would you need post-abortion counseling? A comprehensive, international study of almost one million women from six countries shows that women who have abortions are 81 percent more likely to experience mental health problems. If you ask me, that doesn’t sound like a great way to start the New Year.
It turns out a stand with Planned Parenthood isn’t a stand with women’s health at all.