Monday, March 28, 2011

Planned Parenthood Does Not Provide Comprehensive Healthcare

Knowing that most Americans are not excited about contributing funds for abortions, Planned Parenthood and other abortion 'clinics' prefer to hide behind an alleged concern for 'women's health.'  These groups would have us believe they are on the forefront of providing health care for poor women,  however, this is a vile deception and conceals the true nature of the industry.

Abortionists have found one of the most successful avenues for channeling both charity and tax dollars to already profitable abortion businesses, is via funds for breast cancer.  Many of us have mothers, sisters, and friends who have faced breast cancer, and on an emotional basis we willingly fund anything that claims to fight the disease.  By claiming to help in this and other women's health issues, Planned Parenthood Texas receives approximately $5 million from the state Medicaid Women's Health Program.  (Planned Parenthood receives another $12 million from the state in 'family planning' funds.)  Komen for the Cure, which purportedly exists to help prevent and cure breast cancer, gave Planned Parenthood  more than $730k in donations in 2009, and provided approximately  $3.3 million between 2004 and 2009.

So how many mammograms does Planned Parenthood Texas provide for poor women each year?  Apparently none.  While mammograms are considered an essential tool for early detection, clinics must be licensed to own the necessary equipment and perform the tests.  Of all the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Texas, not a single one has either license or equipment for mammograms. 

Furthermore, while Planned Parenthood claims to provide women's health services other than abortion, the only time patients see an actual doctor is during the abortion procedure.  There is no doctor-patient interaction or consultation, and few if any of these 'doctors' even have privileges at nearby hospitals.  For the most part the abortion doctors are circuit riders who travel between the 43 licensed Texas abortion clinics performing these essential women's health 'operations,' or more accurately, destroying their unwanted unborn children. 

At the end of this week, the Texas House will begin debating the budget bill (HB 1).  The bill includes funds for both the Medicaid Women's Health Program and 'family planning' services.  Planned Parenthood is slated to receive anywhere from $12-17 million of these women's health dollars (abortion alternatives will receive zero funding,) but abortion makes up 98% of their services.  Rather than continue to allow funds to flow to profitable abortion businesses, lawmakers ought to send those funds to facilities that provide a more comprehensive women's health plan, and actually allow a woman to see a doctor.


morris21654 said...

For heaven's sake, you know that Planned Parenthood in Texas provides for breast cancer screenings and mammograms. Be honest and tell your readers that. No, the Planned Parenthood clinics do not have mammography equipment in their buildings -- they make referrals. Look, there are plenty of honest reasons for you to hold anti-abortion/prolife beliefs. Don't demean your convictions with lies about Planned Parenthood.

Theresa said...


You are correct in saying that Planned Parenthood make referrals for screenings/mammograms. Isn't that the point that Holly's article made thought? If PP is receiving millions of dollars from Komen, shouldn't PP provide the services themselves if they are receiving the millions in donations? Here is the wording from the PP website: "PPNT Inc., in partnership with the local Komen affiliates and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) at the Texas Department of Health, offers free mammography services to low-income women."

So I would ask you, how are Holly's facts about PP lies?

1f404b98-51f1-11e1-a5ad-000bcdcb2996 said...

Thanks, Theresa, for speaking truth boldly. None are so blind as those that will not see.

kathleenjames said...

Holly Hansen. I am pretty much pleased to see your video. You put really helpful information on it. Women play a major role to develop any country so their fitness is very much important than anything.