Planned Parenthood: No Matter What

This enlightening video is from Students for Life.

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  • Sus_1

    If PP’s profit is as high as the video says, why do they get government assistance?

  • Green_Sapphire

    Comment 4 of many

    0:29 “So they turn us into loyal customers.”

    Are they implying that the only reason Planned Parenthood
    provides 97% of its services – many to on-going clients, more than 10 percent
    of which use it as their primary care provider – which it has provided for
    nearly a century, is because their real objective is to turn
    them into abortion clients, which are just 3% of their services?

    Further, in health care, the people served are called clients, not
    customers, unless the intention is to disparage the provider.

    In addition, don’t clients only become loyal if you provide consistently
    good services by helpful and competent professionals and the broad range of
    services clients want?

     

    0:31 “Here’s how they create customers. First, they start with sex ed
    programs for teens.” Graphic with blackboard with ‘Sex is awesome for
    kids!’ “Promoting promiscuity, passing out free condoms, and getting
    children hooked on sex.” Graphic with condoms raining down as young people
    cheer.

    They don’t “create” customers.

    “Getting children hooked on sex”? Biology built us to be hooked on
    sex – it’s our second most powerful drive, after survival. And, in the US,
    puberty kicks in now at about age 9-10.

    Half of all US teens have had sex by the age of 17, even though Planned
    Parenthood education materials advise against it. So Planned Parenthood
    believes it is better that these teens have the information necessary to make
    wiser decisions about sex and avoid STDs, HIV, and pregnancy.

    Planned Parenthood doesn’t promote promiscuity or any
    sexual activity for teens. In fact, it discourages it. It
    tells teens that at least half of their peers are not having
    sex, and those that do are having sex infrequently. It teaches them that
    partner pressure for sex is wrong and how to decline. It teaches them that
    there are many reasons to wait before having sex. But it acknowledges the
    fact of post-puberty, sexually-interested and, frequently, sexually-active
    teens.

    The consistent and overwhelming evidence shows that that abstinence-only sex
    education in schools leads to earlier first sexual activity
    and a greater number of teen pregnancies. The only
    successful abstinence-focused programs were those that did not take a
    moralistic tone, encouraged children to delay sex until ready instead of until
    married, did not portray extramarital sex as inappropriate, and did not
    disparage contraceptives although they did not provide contraceptive
    information.

  • Green_Sapphire

    Comment 5 of many

    0:42 “By selling us low-quality contraception, they guarantee us as
    return customers for STD and pregnancy tests.”

    Low quality contraception? Planned Parenthood recommends and provides the
    most reliable forms of contraception, along with effective education. In
    addition, it recommends condoms to prevent the spread of STDs –
    not for contraception.

    Further, if a health care provider gave you bad advice or supplies, such
    that you got an STD or became pregnant, would you be
    guaranteed to return there or would you seek another
    provider? Obviously, the latter. Bad service loses clients.

     

    0:48 “According to Consumer Reports, Planned Parenthood produced the
    lowest quality condom of all the brands they tested, which means that they’re
    going to fail more often than any other condom.”

    99% lie, 100% misrepresentation. The Consumer Reports
    article referenced here and by pro-life groups is from way back in 2005.
    This
    SIECUS article
    notes that the 2005 CR article stated that
    “all the [23 brands of] condoms we tested . . . are fine
    options,”
    that is, they all met the minimum requirements to
    be good condoms. There are hundreds of brands of condoms, and CR tested the
    most widely-used brands – and low-quality condoms, those with a history of
    failure, are not going to be widely-used.

    These were not low quality condoms. Apparently
    one of Planned Parenthood’s three condom brands held the
    least amount of air before bursting (strength) and some burst before CR’s
    threshold of 25 liters (reliability). But this volume is 5 liters larger than
    needed for the average
    blue whale
    . So they might be ‘low quality’ for a whale. Also in 2005,
    Planned Parenthood submitted their three condom brands for independent testing
    and received ‘excellent results.’

    A
    more recent CR report (Dec 2009)
    says “All [tested condoms]
    passed our minimum requirements based on standards for reliability, holes, and
    packaging.” If there were any more recent less-than-stellar results than
    2005 for Planned Parenthood condoms, it is certain that this video would be
    reporting that. *crickets*

     

    0:58 “If we want to avoid faulty condoms, the only alternative they
    offer us is hormonal contraception.” Shown with a graphic of a birth
    control pill dispenser.

    100% false.

    First, as noted above, the condoms are not faulty, just not whale-proof.

    Second, Planned Parenthood does not recommend condoms for
    contraception, as noted above.

    Third, Planned Parenthood offers at least five alternatives to hormonal contraception, including the IUD, the vaginal ring, the cervical cap, the diaphragm, and the birth control sponge.

    Fourth, Planned Parenthood offers several hormonal options in addition to
    the daily pill in the video’s graphic, including the patch and long-lasting
    implants and shots, and a number of variations of pills with different hormone
    levels.

     

    I’m only one minute through this three-minute video. Tune in tomorrow for the
    next minute.

    Again, my main point in these comments is that honest expression of disagreement and debate is valuable, even essential. But lying is wrong.


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