Do Women Need Planned Parenthood?

Do Women Need Planned Parenthood? June 11, 2013

 

Do women need Planned Parenthood?

Every time anyone raises the question of cutting government funding for Planned Parenthood, the organization’s supporters — who range from the President of the United States, through many people in Congress to much of the media and a large number of the wealthiest and most powerful people sitting on boards, and heading up corporations and organizations throughout this nation — raise a clamor about “women’s health.”

You would think that Planned Parenthood was the only organization in this country that offered pap smears and birth control. You would also think that pap smears and birth control were all there was to women’s health care.

It has amazed me for a long time that no one calls them on this propagandistic approach to the question. Many times, the people ringing this alarm bell about Planned Parenthood and “women’s health” are the same ones who want to legalize prostitution and not only support but avail themselves of the services of women who they can pay to undergo surrogate pregnancies and submit to egg harvesting. In the entertainment world, they are also the people who put out the various forms of entertainment that depict women as sex things and promote rape and violence against women as entertainment.

They are, in short, misogynists. I include the “feminists” who support pornography, prostitution, egg harvesting and renting women for surrogate pregnancies among them.

It’s mind boggling, when you think of it like that, that these are the people we have accepted as the guardians of “women’s health.” Is it any wonder that they will go to the wall to defend Planned Parenthood. I can’t speak for the whole country, but here in Oklahoma, the interlocking boards between Planned Parenthood and organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, ACLU, the State Medical Association and most other high-powered boards is striking.

All of this raises the question: Do women really need Planned Parenthood? Can they get the same pap smears elsewhere? Will it cost them more to go elsewhere? After all, Planned Parenthood is not free. It gets money from the government to provide these services, rakes in money from private donations and also charges the women when the come in for care.

This Live Action video answers that question. Have a look and see.

 

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21 responses to “Do Women Need Planned Parenthood?”

  1. For some women I expect PP IS the only place they can afford to get their health care. PP was there for my daughter when she needed birth control, and didn’t have insurance or money to go to a GYN. Yes, I think PP is still needed for some women. They serve a purpose even though many folks only think of them as a place for abortions.

    • We are talking about medicaid monies, so the question of whether or not a person has insurance does not apply. Medicaid is insurance.

      I would much rather see all the government money that goes to Planned Parenthood be moved to other agencies that do not do abortions. I don’t want to see the services cut. I just want to see them offered by someone else. This is easy to do, btw. All that’s lacking the will, and that lack of will is created by this false situation that Planned Parenthood’s supporters are selling that they alone can provide these services, and that provision of these services is actually what they are about.

      I’m glad your daughter got the help she needed, btw. I hope in the future she and others like her our tax dollars will be used in such a way that she can go somewhere other than Planned Parenthood to get them.

      • I do see you point, Rebecca. My daughter is now a married woman and well employed etc. PP was there when she was in college, and had little monies.

        • Am not sure the campus health services were doing birth control when she was a student–late 1980’s, early 1990’s.

  2. Obviously the answer is no. All other non abortion services can be obtained. If PP drops their abortions, then they can recieve government funding. Otherwise it’s blood money.

  3. ” … these are the people we have accepted as the guardians of “women’s health.”
    Who’s this “we” Kemo Sabe? I’ve never accepted these people as guardians of anything positive in the world. They have arrogated to themselves a mantle they do not deserve. All those interlocking boards you mentioned are filled with people who have built a way of life in sucking blood from the little people who lack power and money to oppose them. To quote our president’s mother, “They are not my people.”

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