Planned Parenthood and Hypocrisy

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Today I was driving down Parker Road and saw about a dozen protesters outside our local Planned Parenthood clinic, with the usual signs about "stop abortion" and "Defund Planned Parenthood."

The only problem, or course, is that our local clinic is not one of the Planned Parenthood clinics that perform abortions. Instead, they provide reproductive and sexual health care, and education about those issues to women and men who can't get those services anywhere else.

Additionally, Planned Parenthood uses NO federal monies to subsidize abortions, because that's the law.

While I believe that the issue of abortion is one of the true moral dilemmas of our time, what I don't understand is why so-called "right to life" activists want to deny the 2.7 million people who currently use PP services access to this type of healthcare. Because that's what Jesus would do? Not to speak for someone else's deity, but I'm pretty sure that whole "care for the poor and the sick" thing precludes denying someone else health care. Just sayin'.

What I haven't seen from these people is an actual plan to replace the services PP provides. The federal government does not subsidize abortion. Period. So what are you going to do about the other 2.7 million people who need this health care, Right to Lifers? Will you pick up the cost for their care moving forward out of your own pockets, or will you dump them on their asses with no other options, just like Jesus would do?

The hypocrisy, it burns.
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P.S. After I got home I made a charitable contribution to our local Planned Parenthood chapter, 97% of which will go toward providing health care to those who need it. 

P.P.S. Commenters will remain civil, or I will wield the Shovel of Doom™ with reckless abandon. I mean it, people - it's been a super shitty day, and I have no patience for idiocy, ad hominem attacks, or crappy arguments not based on science or moral philosophy. 

3 comments:

Tom said...

You're preaching to the choir, and I know you know it.

This member of the choir likes that you are, and wants it to continue. Thanks.

CorvusCorax12 said...

I just don't get it

Unknown said...

Amen