Skip to comments.Things Planned Parenthood's 'Truth Team' Forgot to Mention
Posted on 04/10/2011 12:09:41 AM PDT by Nachum
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has dispatched a "Truth Team" to rally opposition to the Pence Amendment (H.R. 1, sec. 4013), a measure to stop federal funding of PPFA and its 102 affiliates. But not everything said by PPFA officials and sympathetic media has been the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
In the interest of an informed debate about taxpayer funding of PPFA, a few omissions and potentially misleading statements are addressed below.
Claim: "This is about women's health more than abortion" (Cecile Richards, PPFA President)
This was quoted by Jonathan Alter in a March 14 opinion piece posted on Bloomberg Opinion. But Congress already spends billions every year for women's health care, through Medicaid, Medicare and other programs. Defunding PPFA is about no longer coercing taxpayers to contribute to the nation's largest abortion chain.
In its last reported fiscal year (2008-2009), PPFA clinics aborted 332,278 children, a number equal to the entire population of Cincinnati. Since 1970, PPFA has aborted an estimated 5,300,000 children, equivalent to the entire population of Colorado.
In an interview published March 17 in the Texas Tribune, Ms. Richards spoke at length about all the healthcare PPFA provides: "We see 3 million patients each year across the country. For 97 percent of them, we provide preventive care. Three percent are abortions."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I am convinced that Jay Leno's street interviews (Jay Walking) encapsulates much of this nation. Ignorant, and they "don care!"
"My momma sells birth control condoms.
My sister pokes each with a pin.
My daddy does cut-rate abortions.
My gosh, how the money rolls in.
Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill. plain and simple.
This week I have watched their commercias on TV and they are outright lies.
Abort Planned Parenthood.
im trying to figure out what ‘parenthood’ they have ever planned...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.