Ed Morrissey posted an article at Hot Air today that told a story about Planned Parenthood that has somehow gotten lost in the budget debate. One of the issues in the current budget debate is the defunding of Planned Parenthood. During this debate the CEO of Planned Parenthood stated, “millions of women are going to lose their health-care access, not to abortion services, but to basic family planning, you know, mammograms.” A blog called live action decided to test that argument. They attempted to schedule a mammogram at a Planned Parenthood clinic before the funds were cut. They were told that Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms.
According to the article:
“In fact, one center told the caller that “we don’t deal with the health side of it so much. We’re mostly a surgical center”:”
The article also reports:
“And when Planned Parenthood tells people that their mission focuses on women’s health, one of their former directors begs to differ. Abby Johnson left the nation’s largest provider of abortions in 2009 after being pressured to increase the number of abortions at her Bryan, TX clinic, and after watching an ultrasound-guided abortion that convinced her to oppose abortion and work to actually improve women’s health. The Susan B Anthony List pro-life organization has produced this one-minute television ad that features Johnson explaining the actual profit motive at PP, and it’s not condom sales:”
Please follow the above link to Hot Air to see the video. I think it has become very obvious that the taxpayer money that goes to Planned Parenthood is funding abortion. If Planned Parenthood wants to do abortions, we probably can’t stop them–abortion is legal and the abortion industry is extremely profitable under current rules. However, the American taxpayer should not have to fund the abortion industry directly or indirectly by funding Planned Parenthood.