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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Planned Parenthood Is All About the Slut Vote

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards discusses how important Planned Parenthood is, and why:
I would say, writ large, this election was an enormous validation of Planned Parenthood, the preventative care we provide, and frankly the basic tenants of Roe v. Wade. So I really think this was an election in which the voters just pretty consistently across the country, particularly women, said we're not gonna go backward.

. . . I was very fortunate to be born into a family that just believed social justice and public service were the highest callings. And you know, my dad's still alive, he still works in Texas defending voting-rights cases. I mean, mom really believed that our job was to make sure that every woman had an opportunity. There's no better place in America to make sure that women have an opportunity than at Planned Parenthood.
Susan Tyrrell has some thoughts on the interview:

According to Cecile Richards in San Antonio Current, abortion gives women opportunity. I suppose her reasoning is that if a woman’s birth control fails, or she forgets to use it—or simply doesn’t want to—then she has an out called abortion, aka killing your unborn baby so that you can continue with your opportunity. Discussing the election and then pointing her fingers at Texas, Richards asserts that a world without Planned Parenthood just wouldn’t be a good place.

It seems to her, opportunity for a woman is to walk around with blood on her hands, blocking out the atrocity, suffering with pain, or simply being hardened to it. It is the opportunity to be deceived and give power to the nation’s largest abortion provider instead of being empowered by real choice, such as deciding between keeping her baby or giving a family an opportunity to adopt her baby. Real opportunity gives both the woman and the baby a chance. But not according to Richards who probably wants to keep her $400,000 a year job safe.

. . . Accusing Texas Governor of not caring about women for his governmental mandate that any facility that provides abortion not be publicly funded, which would actually have given more money to actual health acre providers, Richards actually should point the finger back at herself. The one who doesn’t care about women is the one who gives her life to killing babies. Rick Perry isn’t the problem; he’s part of the solution—but he’s a threat to Planned Parenthood because with Texas having one of the largest economies and much national influence, if Texas does it, it models an example to the nation. The truth Richards would never dare admit is likely that she is scared to death (or life of babies) of Perry’s pro-life mandates because they will hurt her job in the massive industry of death that she chairs.

Richards says “Rick Perry might be willing to throw women off of cancer screenings? Breast exams? Pap smears?”

She isn’t accurate, though. As we reported recently (A MUST READ IF YOU MISSED THIS), guidelines that came in part from an Obama Administration task force have now changed scheduled PAP smears for women from one year to 3-5 years. And we all know (unless we’ve been in a cave, or we’re President Obama) that Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms or anything apart from what any doctor can do. It seems the sole purpose of Planned Parenthood now revolves around birth control, mandated without copays, even at the expense of Catholic organizations, and abortion abortion abortion. Did I say abortion?

Even Richard's assertion that refusing to fund Planned Parenthood would impact women's health is incorrect. "Of the 3,300 providers under the Texas Women’s Health Program, only about 50 are Planned Parenthood facilities."

(H/t Weasel Zippers)

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