We taxpayers give Planned Parenthood a half-billion dollars a year, something a measure that goes before the Senate as early as this evening would end. So the abortion-industrial complex has issued talking points for its followers (see this and this in a single issue of the Washington Post) arguing that to defund Planned Parenthood would be a pro-abortion bill. The reasoning being that if the organization can’t give give out contraceptives, then there will be more abortions.
But even if you accept the premise that contraceptives are a good thing, Obamacare makes them free from any drug store! And even those who don’t have health insurance, even the government-subsidized plans, can get them free from community health clinics. There are 9,059 of those, compared to 669 Planned Parenthood offices. Even taking abortion off the table, why should taxpayers give all that money to Planned Parenthood AND the community clinics AND the insurance companies in Obamacare? [Read more…]