I agree that taxpayer money is being given wrongfully to clinics that “mislead and mistreat women”. In fact I can think of about $272 million of taxpayer money that was wasted on such an organization. This was the tune that Planned Parenthood was awarded in government grants and contracts last year alone.
Planned Parenthood is notorious for misleading mothers about basic biological facts. For example it provides medically and logically inaccurate descriptions of pregnancy as not starting until implantation, over 6 days after the sperm has fertilized the egg and a new person has been created. Planned Parenthood also states that the products and services it offers are safe and downplay the health risks (which include heart attacks, blood clots and strokes) attributed to contraception. Furthermore, it denies the role it has in the deaths of young women like Holly Patterson, an 18 year old girl, who died of complications after she was given a medical abortion by a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Planned Parenthood uses seductive language and promotions time and time again to attract customers into its doors. It has been offering “free movie tickets”, “free iPods” and even money to young people who will drum up referrals for this big business. Perhaps it’s most clever strategy of all is offering “free emergency contraception” or its abortions “on a sliding scale”. The more of these it offers, the better it is able to convince the government to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars of our tax money to fund these “free services”.
Planned Parenthood claims that it “provides unbiased, medically accurate information about the full range of pregnancy options: parenting, adoption and abortion.” The numbers don’t exactly lead me to believe that “unbiased” is the right term. Last year alone Planned Parenthood committed 180 surgical abortions for every one adoption referral, personally that doesn’t sound very “unbiased”.
Planned Parenthood not only misleads and coerces young mothers, but it goes further and lies even to young children. It infiltrates schools, YWCA, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls club; everywhere spreading its brand of sexuality education. Over 70% of the customer base of Planned Parenthood is under 25 years old. Each year it reports a loss of over 40% of its customers. Planned Parenthood knows that it needs to indoctrinate children at ever younger ages to make up for this loss, and it uses any means possible. To compensate it promotes books like “Its Perfectly Normal” which is little more than child pornography targeted at children as young as 10 years old. In another attack on the innocence of our children, Planned Parenthood produces and distributes condoms designed to look like lollipops, an attempt to bring them into the over-sexualized lifestyle PP needs to continue to make millions of dollars in profits.
Planned Parenthood knows the fruits of its misleading and coercive tactics. Anyone can see it on the bottom line of their annual reports, profits. Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood claims to be a non-profit organization they clear millions of dollars in profits each year. Since 1987 alone it has made over $649 million of net profit. Planned Parenthood complains that Crisis Pregnancy Centers have received “$30 million in taxpayer money since 2001” all the while it has received $1.2 billion in taxpayer money over the same time period. It is absurd to be paying hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and contracts to this big business organization which mistreats and misleads women.
If you are interested in getting involved with the fight to stop giving taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood please visit www.stopplannedparenthoodtaxfunding.com and insist “Planned Parenthood, you get no more of my tax money!”