Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Planned Parenthood - The Unnecessary face of abortion

Update: This link goes to an article which posits the idea that Planned parenthood does not do as much good as they claim and is probably not needed at all. Something to think about.

Defunding Planned Parenthood and Women's Health Care Access

Original Post:
There is a lot of controversy around abortion and Planned Parenthood. I have strong views on abortion, so I understand the controversy. However, it seems that leadership somewhere in our society is intentionally associating things that could be separated in order to create controversy, conflict, and deception.

Pro-life people appear to see the this issue like this:
murder = evil
abortion = murder
Planned Parenthood = abortion
Planned Parenthood = evil

Planned Parenthood advocates generally direct debate with these points:
  • Yes, Planned Parenthood gets federal funding, but the money does not go to abortions.
  • Planned Parenthood does so much more than abortions, if you defund them or kick them out of a community, then women's health / care will decline in that community.
  • .. and some other points which focus on the moral and legal areas of abortion, but I will focus on the previous two points for this post.
 Why does a community have to choose between allowing abortion and getting other family planning services or getting neither?  If Planned Parenthood really cared about "women's health services" than they would do something to distance themselves from abortion and focus and real health services.

If I was the director of Planned Parenthood, here is what I would do:

  • Immediately form two companies: one called Planned Parenthood that offers all the less controversial services that actually help communities.  The other company would have a different name and would only offer controversial services like abortion.
  • Request that all federal funding be directed to the new company called Planned Parenthood, that offers no controversial services. 
  • This way the claim that "Federal dollars do not pay for abortions" would actually be true and easy to check.
I doubt this will ever happen due to government / corporate cronyism (where the line between a corporation, government, and money is blurred beyond recognition).

Note: This article should be construed to mean that I support planned parenthood or any of the horrible actions they have done.  If any crimes were committed, then perpetrators should face consequences.  Even if no crimes were committed I do not support abortion.

About My Views
I am pro-life. For more information on my views regarding abortion see my other post: 

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