You Made Your Bed, Now Lie In It

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.

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Thanks for your clarification on the point that anyone that makes an abortion referral is every bit as culpable as the abortionist who kills the baby. I extend that relationship to the pathologists, radiologist and ultrasonographers that provide their services to the abortionists, as well as equipment manufacturers who directly sell to abortion facilities knowing full well the intended use of their products they sell, the service technicians that keep the facility and its equipment running. They are all guilty of this.
# Posted By Scott Broddy | 6/26/07 2:22 PM
Lynching is only a small part of what the Klan does...

PERFECT comparison!

The Klan just were not devious enough to hire these ad guys.
# Posted By Jim | 6/26/07 9:23 PM
It should be obvious to all that PP has spent money with top marketing firms in order to present their organization in the most positive light possible. In fact, it is highly probable that they use the same spin meisters as the Dems do to try and force feed the American public the the most repulsive things possible.

The saddest part is that we as a country are eating it and asking for seconds.
# Posted By 4allLife | 6/27/07 12:51 PM
How do they continue to get away with this? Any other company would be called on the carpet for lying to the public. Hello? Ralph Nadar, Michael Moore, how about a documentary on this.
# Posted By Rachael | 6/27/07 12:54 PM
Why not make it a public campaign to point out abortionists? Bill boards, ads in papers? An organization is immune to public shaming in a lot of respects, why not make it personal to the employees and take out bill boards and ads with their names stating that they are an abortionist, an abortionists assistant, a bookkeeper to baby killers etc. It works in communities where it has been tried. The smaller the community the more effective this would be.
# Posted By John Stalh | 6/27/07 1:00 PM
John - Life Dynamics has done something similar in the past up here in Kansas. If you are serious you may want to contact them and talk about having them help you.
# Posted By Kansas Prolifer | 6/27/07 4:16 PM
Years ago I attended an ACOG convention with my husband and heard a speaker (I think she was connected with Planned Parenthood) tell a ballroom FULL of OB-Gyns that "EVen if you do not do abortions, it is still OK for you to refer your patients to an abortion provided because you are really doing what's best for your patient and you should not feel any qualms about the referral." I just about choked. I wanted to demand equal time to tell the truth about what she was really recommending. Maybe we should demand equal time at ALL the FACOG events to do just that.
# Posted By Peace | 6/28/07 10:47 PM
You are an idiot! If Planned Parenthood was gone how would girls get the information and things they need to stay healthy? There are so many diseases that people can get and people need to keep from getting pregnant. If it wasn't for Planned Parenthood there would be so many more unwanted and uncared for children.
# Posted By Mandy | 7/10/07 10:36 AM
Mandy, over 90% of those who get abortions do so because the
birth control failed. PP gives out condoms as publicity, the way
bars give out free passes.
The child abuse rates have skyrocketed since abortion became legal, by PP's own stats. If all those
children are wanted, why are their parents beating them up?
# Posted By Leticia | 7/25/07 5:37 PM

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics