“Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” -MLK Jr.
This is the frame of mind Americans should live with.
I have recently been enlightened with a very grave misunderstanding concerning those who believe that Planned Parenthood is a good organization.
There are a number of people who think that Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a company that provides affordable healthcare to women in need or crisis. This is an inadequate thought.
This same group of people believe that the current government interaction with PP- namely, the congressional vote of the Pence Ammendment to De-fund Planned Parenthood from receiving tax payer’s dollars- has something to do with violating the separation of Church and State. This is a grossly inadequate thought as well.
Let’s clarify the first inadequate thought indicated above: Planned Parenthood provides affordable healthcare for women in crisis or need. Wrong. It costs over $100 just to get tested for STD’s. Look it up.
In my life, I have been a woman in need. I would have cried with joy to be given $100, let alone blow it just to get tested to find out if I had an STD. That $100 would not even cover the bill to receive medical attention if in fact I happened to be carrying a disease.
And let’s not forget abortion! You need one? Planned Parenthood is charging you for it and making money off of it! If Planned Parenthood was any sort of a facility which served to truely help women, it would provide health care and more- all that may surround the topic of PARENTHOOD- for FREE. ESPECIALLY if this company is receiving government dollars (and millions of dollars in contributions from hundreds of big name businesses, look that up too.) to aid its business.
And wouldn’t you know it, there actually are thousands of local women’s centers across America that DO offer health care services for free. In my hometown, there is The Elizabeth’s New Life Center. They do all free testings, ultrasounds and counseling. The counseling ranges from prenatal counseling to parental counseling to healthy-relationship counseling to counseling for women and their families after they’ve suffered the loss of an abortion.
I know this because I’ve been there. I’ve watched one of the programs they offer. I’ve folded the baby clothes they give for free to a mother in need. I’ve stacked boxes of diapers given for free to families in need. Why doesn’t The Elizabeth’s New Life Center receive as much money from the government as PP to help these women in need? Because they don’t provide abortions as part of their “health care”? Suzanne Fortin tweeted: “Desperate women ready to kill themselves to end pregnancy need psychiatric care, not abortion.”
These local Women’s Centers do provide this help. Planned Parenthood does not. Planned Parenthood slings around condoms and other contraceptives, all in the name of Sexual Education and responsible parenting advice.
They make money off of their services! PP is a FOR-PROFIT organization! Anyone who wants to make a profit off of anything, does not have their consumers at the heart of their interest! Money is the heart of their interest.
Planned Parenthood touts itself as the understanding mother or father a young, poor woman in need never had. But if PP had the care and love of a parent, they wouldn’t want anything in return, least of all money. Did your mother ever ask you to pay her $100 for her advice or loving support when you felt scared or hurt in your youth? I’d hope not.
But that’s what Planned Parenthood does. “did you bring your checkbook with you?” they’ll say. Or, “we will take cash”. They’ll take your money, your baby, and the tax payer’s dollars. And you’ll never see them again.
Second inadequate statement:
I read a status from a Facebook friend of mine who posted an article saying “I STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTOOD.” this article calls to women to sign a petition in support of PP against the Pence Amendment. Under my friend’s post, someone else commented, “Separation of church and state, my a**.”
This is not the first time I’ve read this reaction to the argument against de-funding PP from government aid. But WHY this reaction? Wouldn’t you think it’s a totally ignorant argument? Apparently to many, I guess not. This whole issue with Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with separation of Church and State! What it has got something to do with is the killing of a defenseless human being.
AND THAT IS WRONG.
No matter how you cut it, no matter how you justify it, to KILL a human being -no matter if they’ll have to be forced to eat Ramen Noodles in their youth or not- is WRONG.
Who is anyone, least of all Planned Parenthood, to say they have the authority to decide if a human being should deserve to die? It is not my CHOICE to make. It is not your choice to make.
The argument that a woman has the right to choose what she does with her body is an old, rusty, worn-out, uneducated argument. We now KNOW that science tells us that a separate, unique HUMAN life is formed at the moment of conception. Look it up.
I don’t care if that unique, separate life is black, white, purple, green, crippled, diseased, forced to eat Ramen Noodles, rich or poor. That separate and unique HUMAN BEING has a right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! THE END!
Why would anybody have anything else to say about that? Because maybe the woman was raped? So it’s all of the sudden the fetus’s fault? Kill the human being inside the womb? That will sure teach the rapist a lesson.
An abortion would help the victim of the rape? Surely, an abortion would only traumatize the woman more.
It just so happens that the right side of the political wings do not support abortion nor do they support Planned Parenthood. Why? Not because of the church, but because it is written in our very beings that we should not kill our own kind at so vulnerable and innocent a stage of life! The church just so happens to have it exactly right!
Everyone else who does not value the dignity of a human life is a lost ball in tall weeds. Those people have lynched others because of their skin color. Those people have tortured others because of their religion. Those people have spat at others simply because of their poverty. Those people have killed others simply because they did not want them to live. I do not stand with those people. I do NOT stand with Planned Parenthood.
Some of our nation’s most beloved figures have come from a life of poverty, oppression or discrimination. Not that people should have to live a life of poverty or discrimination, but shouldn’t a human being be treated with the same dignity as you or I have been given? The chance to live?
The same group of people in support of PP are ignoring another terrifying fact: that we now know that in at least SEVEN different states, including the D.C. facility, PP managers and employees have been caught on tape aiding and abetting sexual traffickers. Planned Parenthood is involved in criminal operations! Planned Parenthood is aiding in the sexual exploitation of female CHILDREN. PP also accepts donations to perform abortions on specific races of people. Are you telling me that you want to sign a petition in SUPPORT of this organization?
The tapes are not hoaxes, they’re not fabricated, they’re not doctored. You can watch all of them, in full, at Liveaction.org.
Why would you still want to support such a company, such a business? “separation of church and state, my a**”? That argument is fully uneducated.
People, get your facts straight.
Don’t be stubbornly ignorant of Planned Parenthood and the business they run. Planned Parenthood does not support women in need: Planned Parenthood supports Planned Parenthood, and nothing more.