BreakPoint: Abortion is What Planned Parenthood Does

No More Dishonest Rebranding

What does Planned Parenthood do? Everyone seems to know the answer except Planned Parenthood.

When I say “Colgate,” what comes to mind? Well, toothpaste, of course. Too bad no one in the 1980s explained that to Colgate when they launched a line of frozen dinners named “Colgate Kitchen Entrees.” Understandably, customers found the idea of eating food from a toothpaste company less than appetizing, and the whole experiment bit the dust.

But there’s another brand today trying very hard to convince the public that it sells more than one product. Planned Parenthood has spent the last few years insisting that its clinics offer all kinds of services besides abortions. As the latest stunt in this ongoing campaign, they’ve partnered with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon to produce a high-budget ad titled “Unlocked.”

In this three-minute propaganda piece, Whedon depicts a world without Planned Parenthood. It’s a dark and scary place where a mother dies of cancer because she can’t get screenings, where a couple breaks up because of a sexually transmitted disease, and where a young woman’s dreams of college are crushed by a positive pregnancy test.

Speaking with TIME magazine, Whedon said that if Planned Parenthood shuts down, “millions of people lose access to basic health services” like contraception, cancer screenings, and sex ed. In other words, he’s parroting the talking points we’ve heard non-stop from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and others who insist that the organization “does so much more than abortion.”

But as our friends at Save the Storks point out, Planned Parenthood’s 2014-15 annual report shows that they perform a meager 1 percent of the nation’s pap smears, and less than 2 percent of all clinical breast exams. The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute reports that over 80 percent of teens receive sex ed instruction from somewhere besides an abortion clinic, and contrary to repeated claims by Planned Parenthood’s leadership and advocates, they perform a grand total of zero mammograms.

In other words, all 650 Planned Parenthood-affiliated clinics in the U.S. barely participate in real healthcare. In fact, Americans so rarely choose this abortion giant for other services, we hardly notice when the few clinics not offering abortions close.

LiveAction News reports that Planned Parenthood quietly shuttered three of its six New Mexico facilities, all of which were dedicated to those “other services.” Apparently, they weren’t covering expenses. Waving off the closures as no big deal, a Planned Parenthood regional official said—get this—that community health centers could pick up the slack. She might as well have admitted her organization’s services were not needed.

Colgate sells toothpaste, and Planned Parenthood sells abortions—more than anyone else in the business. In fact, it’s where over a third of all abortions in America happen. We know how Planned Parenthood’s bread is buttered, and Planned Parenthood employees know it, too.

Recent footage from undercover investigator David Daleiden captured affiliates at the National Abortion Federation conference who spoke openly of Planned Parenthood “selling” fetal body parts to “increase revenue.” Some also joked about pulling unborn babies apart and how “gross” it is when tiny eyeballs fall into their laps.

YouTube quickly removed the video, and now U.S. District Judge William Orrick is considering contempt sanctions against Daleiden, who’s already facing fifteen felony charges for taking this undercover footage in the first place.

Planned Parenthood wants to be known for nicer, less horrifying, less controversial services. But ladies and gentlemen, at the end of the day, their name means one thing: abortion. And lives depend on putting this big-name brand out of business.

 

Further Reading and Information

Abortion is What Planned Parenthood Does: No More Dishonest Rebranding

As Eric points out, Planned Parenthood’s agenda is obvious and public. Even as we Christians point to the truth about and the evil of abortion, we must demonstrate forgiveness, compassion and the love of Christ.

 

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  • Steve

    We must continue to stand up against this lie.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, “The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. “One word of truth outweighs the world.”

  • gladys1071

    i am not a big fan of Planned Parenthood in general, but i do know that you can get birth control for free or low cost there if you are unemployed or don’t have insurance. I had a friend get free birth control pills while she was unemployed for a few years. I have never had to go there but for some women that is the only place they maybe able to go for low cost birth control, not everyone can afford to go to the doctor , pay for an office visit to get a prescription or IUD (which are expensive to insert without insurance). I have been unemployed and did not have insurance for about a year, I almost went to Planned Parenthood for birth control , you never know if somebody you know might need their services, its not all about abortions.

    • Katherine

      Have you checked on that recently? I recently read about a woman whose local PP charged $100 for an exam + extra for the pills. She found another full service clinic in her area that performed the same service on a sliding fee scale for $15. She had no insurance so checked out PP. Fortunately, she called ahead, so she didn’t waste a trip. Try calling your local PP and see how much contraception costs.

      • gladys1071

        yes my friend got birth control pills for free while being unemployed, i took her to her appointments back then because she did not have a car either.

        • Steve

          Yes they do provide contraception. But the point of the article is that their business is abortion and all of the talk they do is to try to distract from that simple fact.

      • urbanvrwcmom

        Many years ago, a listener called into a local radio talk show in Detroit. She said that Planned Parenthood performed an abortion on her daughter, (without the knowledge and consent of the parents) but was billed for it.
        Gladys sounds like a Planned Parenthood shill, despite her claim of “not being a big fan” of them.

        • gladys1071

          just because I may not be a big fan of Planned Parenthood, does not mean I want them closed down.

          You can call me a shill if you want, I have never gone there, but would not object to going there for contraception if I needed to. As I stated earlier I had a friend go there and get contraception for free for many years.

    • urbanvrwcmom

      It was admitted in an earlier edition of “Our Bodies, Our Selves” that inferior quality condoms were distributed by Planned Parenthood. Sure, the condoms were free, but Planned Parenthood stood to make more money from aborting pregnancies that resulted from failed birth control. In other words, dispensing inferior products looks deliberate on Planned Parenthood’s part. If an unplanned pregnancy does occur, Pregnancy Resource Centers can help. PRC’s are so effective, it’s no wonder that Planned Parenthood fights tooth-and-nail against them. You see, for every woman seeking help from PRC’s, it’s a sale that abortionists loses.

      • gladys1071

        My friend got birth control pills not condoms and they worked fine, she never got pregnant. I would go there if i needed. I also know of people that got IUDs inserted for low cost, this was from a married friend of mine that got the IUD.

        • urbanvrwcmom

          It’s one thing to provide contraceptives to married couples, it’s another when it’s given to minors behind their parent’s backs. I used to think it was “cool” until I had a child, then realized that Planned Parenthood’s agenda seeks to undermine me as a parent and foster alienation. I also caught flak for practicing abstinence, but I don’t care. I’m controlling my body by keeping it out of the bed of a character that doesn’t care about me and has no intention to marry me.

          • gladys1071

            That is why it is your responsibility as a parent to raise and educate your child with your values. Their will always be other influences trying to get your child’s attention, also children are people and they will eventually make up their own mind what to believe or value. It is not Planned Parenthood’s fault that people sleep around or whatever, they are there to provide a service not to be the morality police or somebody’s parent. Not everyone shares your values of abstinence, so their maybe other people that can benefit from having Planned Parenthood around.

          • urbanvrwcmom

            Planned Parenthood encourages people to sleep about, primes young boys for the pedophile males involved with NAMBLA, primes young girls for their “women’s health” services, which in turn is used by predatory males to cover up abuses. As a black American, I have a unique perspective on the abortion issue and have a reason to distrust Planned Parenthood. Its founder, Margaret Sanger sought to destroy the Bible/church views of love, sex, and family life pastors taught their congregations, via her “Negro Project”. When I was pregnant, I went to Planned Parenthood for prenatal care, but was refused it, discouraged from considering adoption, but was bombarded with abortion, (which I refused and walked out). Then there’s Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” and “War on Poverty” schemes. Women were paid to have children, via welfare benefits, provided that they neither marry nor work. Away went the Bible/church based stability that husbands and fathers provided; the same stability that sustained the black American family and community during the Jim Crow era. Both machinations was the one-two punch that brought about the destruction of the black American family and community. There’s been an explosion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies and births, generational welfare dependancy and other maladies that has befallen the black community that can be traced to sexual immorality. The powers-that-be is intent on undermining the values and beliefs taught in the home, using “It takes a village to raise a child” as its battering ram. No disrespect but, you raise your children your way and I raise mine my way.

  • gdubya31

    Let’s see…PP spends a bunch of money that they basically get from abortions, contraceptives (most of them of the abortifacient kind) and our tax dollars, to buy the services of a top level Hollywood action movie producer to produce a moving ad to deceptively influence culture? Hmmm…what’s wrong with that? Sounds just like PP, including the peddling of sex education curricula and programs that actually increase the number of pregnancies and abortions! Yep, that’s PP! Pray the organization is shut down and that those involved, either as sold-out devotees or indoctrinated and deceived participants, truly come to know the Giver of Life, Jesus, as their Savior and Lord!

    • ILR

      There is no such thing as an abortifacient contraceptive. Contraceptives prevent pregnancy. Abortifacients end pregnancy. The two are mutually exclusive. Sex ed does not increase abortions. That’s absurd. Do you really believe all this absurd garbage or do you know youre not telling the truth and do not care?

  • stephen Caldwell

    My oldest daughter chose life even in the face of near-certain death. Her unborn child lived 27 weeks. We’re grieving but not regretting. This short “psalm” shares a slice of the story…http://growlikejesus.com/the-face-of-grief/

  • ILR

    I love how people who are against abortion have no problem at all with lying.
    http://www.factcheck.org/2011/04/planned-parenthood/

    Most PP clinics dont even perform abortions.

  • Christian Andrews