Tuesday, August 18, 2015
If De-funded, PP Would not be Missed, Except by...
Planned Parenthood advocates say "banning PP funding would create an immediate health care access crises for millions of women."
Alliance Defending Freedom and Charlotte Lozier Institute, the educational arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, says, "No it wouldn't."
They have the stats and maps to prove it.
And is "women's choice" really driving PP's fight for their life? Or does it have more to do with the $89 billion economy of the baby parts industry?
Look at the map above.
There are 20 comprehensive care clinics for every Planned Parenthood clinic in America.
There are 13,540 comprehensive clinics providing health care for women and only 665 Planned Parenthood clinics. And the PP clinics don't even provide mammograms.
Casey Mattox, senior counsel at ADF, says, "Planned Parenthood is a very small part of the national care picture in America." And she has been saying it for a long time.
Sara Rosenbaum, professor of health law and policy at George Washington University, says, "You can map all you want and the fact of the matter is health centers are not magicians and health care doesn't work this way."
She says all who want to de-fund Planned Parenthood are naive. "The notion that you could literally overnight de-fund providers serving a couple million people and think that health centers---even if they're nearby, which is not always the case---could just magically absorb patients, I think shows an astounding naivety in health care."
We have never doubted the elitism of the secular left. Neither should we underestimate their resolve to maintain and expand their agenda.
You will read in the linked article that she is using Texas as a model of how de-funding PP nationally would deny women access to health care.
You will also note the response by Mattox. She points out that Texas served as a learning example, and will insure all women will, in fact, have access to health care.
If anything, Mattox says the Texas experience "insures" that de-funding PP will not deny women access to health care.
The true conflict is not really about women's "access" to health care. It's about women's access to abortion.
Planned Parenthood, following the most recent revelations regarding their selling baby's body parts, and the changing beliefs of an informed citizenry---due in part to ultra-sound pictures of unborn children, PP is fighting for its life.
America is also fighting for the life of its unborn. A moral awakening is telling Americans abortion is not a "choice"---it's murder.
The recent revelations of Planned Parenthood's gruesome business of harvesting baby's body parts for sale helped stir this national moral awakening.
Planned Parenthood is not only fighting to keep its abortion agenda alive, they are fighting to stay in the game and wealth of the "harvesting" industry.
While most of us have only recently become aware of the "harvesting" income stream to PP, it has been in place a long time.
Linda Royall, an investigative reporter with The Stream, tells One News Now the "harvesting business" has been going on for a long time, and it's huge.
She says at one time moratoriums against this practice were put in place, "But in 1993, when Bill Clinton came into office, one of the first things he did was he lifted that moratorium. He allowed NIH and HHS and any other organization---not just government-funded organizations, but any organization---to begin using tissue from aborted babies."
She says, "That is what got the industry rolling. And it has continued to roll."
In 2009, Royall was asked to investigate the reach and wealth of the "harvesting industry."
She found it had grown from what was at the time estimated to be a billion dollar industry, to become an $89 billion industry.
Who knows what it is in 2015.
That is the business Planned Parenthood has been fueling by harvesting the tissue and organs and selling them through an intermediary to research organizations.
A number of universities are clients, including the University of Washington.
All but 7 Washington State Republican legislators voted to continue to fund this massive assault on life and human dignity because they were concerned they might be blamed for "shutting down" state government.
And they were afraid of breaking with the Republican State Leadership who were telling them how to vote.
The same self-serving, career protecting thinking holds most, not all, but most Republican US Congress members in the same grip of denial.
When asked why they, as a "pro-life" Republican, voted for a budget that continues to fund Planned Parenthood, the stock answer seems to be, "You don't understand. It's very complicated."
Hopefully this will bring some additional understanding to the citizens who vote for these "pro-life" candidates and the politicians who need a reset on the sanctity of life.
To my readers in Washington State: If you have not already done so, ask your state representatives and senators if they voted for the most recent state budget. I can tell you they did, except for 7 representatives, ask why in doing so did they vote to continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
When they tell you "it's complicated," that will be your cue to begin praying about whether you should give them your vote next time.
Life is that important.
When they ask why you didn't vote for them, tell them it's not complicated, it's about the sanctity of life.
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.