As the tide of public opinion continues to turn against legalized abortion, the pitchmen for Planned Parenthood (AKA: The Cosmic Masters of Deception) are frantically trying to distance the organization from abortion. To accomplish this goal, they have crafted three basic arguments, two of which are true but irrelevant and one that is an outright lie.
Irrelevant Claim #1: Abortion is only a small percentage of what Planned Parenthood does.
In the first place, I have never heard any pro-lifer claim that abortion is the only thing Planned Parenthood does. We simply say that they do more abortions than anyone else - and that is confirmed by their own documents.
Second, defending Planned Parenthood on the basis that abortion is only a small part of what they do is like defending the Ku Klux Klan by saying that lynching is only a small part of what they do. By the way, when people hear me make this sort of analogy, some ask if I am concerned that Planned Parenthood might sue me for comparing them to the Klan. My response is that I am more concerned that the Klan might sue me for comparing them to Planned Parenthood.
Irrelevant Claim #2: Many Planned Parenthood facilities don't do abortions at all.
What they conveniently fail to mention is that every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States that doesn't do abortions refers for abortion. And make no mistake about it, from a moral standpoint, the person who makes an abortion referral is every bit as responsible for the killing as the person who actually rips the victim to shreds.
Look at it this way. No one objects to calling Adolph Hitler a murderer despite the fact that there is no evidence that he ever personally murdered anyone other than himself. Technically, you could say that his only role in the Nazi holocaust was to refer people to the gas chambers. In other words, for people who “only” refer for abortion, their relationship to the unborn is exactly the same as Hitler's relationship to the people who ended up in the ovens at Auschwitz.
The Outright Lie: Planned Parenthood offers free and low-cost medical services that poor women can’t get anywhere else.
The truth is, Planned Parenthood does not do anything for free. Someone pays for every service Planned Parenthood provides. Every “free” abortion, birth control pill, condom, STD treatment, or pregnancy test they dole out is paid for by either their donors or by the American taxpayer. (In case you were wondering, last year the taxpayer’s “contribution” to this scam was about three-quarters of a million dollars – a day!)
From the recipient's standpoint, the truly sad part of this is that every dollar given to Planned Parenthood is a dollar that can't be given to a legitimate medical provider. This means that when the government gives public money to Planned Parenthood, the effect is to relegate the poor to getting their healthcare from abortionists. That is a national disgrace.
The bottom line to all this is that Planned Parenthood doesn't like being known as the nation's abortionist. Who would? The problem is that they don't dislike it enough to get out of the baby-killing business. They want the money without the reputation.
Well isn't that just too bad.