This is the generation that will abolish abortion

The Fate Of Women If There Were No Planned Parenthoods In GA – Planned Parenthood’s Fuzzy Math

What would happen to women’s health if there were suddenly a cut to federal funding to Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood is trying to scare the country into thinking there will suddenly be no health care for women; women will be dying in the streets because there is just no one to give them basic health care.

Lets look at the state of Georgia, I am here right now to give a pro-life talk at Gainesville State College. My friend Joshua Edmonds recently did a research project on Planned Parenthood Title X funded health care clinics; the results were eye opening to me.

First I am going to tip this argument in favor of Planned Parenthood by eliminating all the hospitals, private practices and non-government funded facilities. Despite the fact that there are countless places for women to get basic health care in the places I eliminated, I will still eliminate them from the equation.

In Georgia there are a total of 5 Planned Parenthood facilities according to their website. WOW! only 5 Planned Parenthood facilities for all the women of Georgia to get their basic health care needs, it must be tough for the women of Georgia. Now I will tip the scales of this argument even more towards Planned Parenthood’s side and assume we had defunded Planned Parenthood. All 5 of these clinics would close down. Now we know this is not what would happen, they would have to cut back a lot but not close down all 5 clinics.

So what would happen to women now? What other options are there especially for poor women? Will there be no basic health care for them left in the state of Georgia?

In the state of Georgia alone there are 222 federally Title X funded health clinics that provide all of the services that Planned Parenthood provides and DO NOT perform abortions. Not only do they provide the same services but many of them provide Mammograms, a service Planned Parenthood DOES NOT provide. I did not do that well at math in school but I think I can figure this one out.

When Planned Parenthood says that if they lose their funding women will not be able to find affordable basic health care in the state of Georgia it is like saying; if 5 Burger Kings shut down across the state, people would not be able to find a hamburger in the state of Georgia.

Call your Senators and explain this simple math to them before they vote on Thursday; Planned Parenthood does not need taxpayer money.
http://www.exposeplannedparenthood.net

11 Comments

  1. Judie McKitrick
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Hi Bryan! Your article is well stated and reeks of common sense (something not used in the mainstream media)! People in the media are stating what PP has on their website and that is, abortions account for only 3% of their services. Do you know where we can find up-to-date and real stats on this?

    Thanks for your help,
    Judie, Troy, OH

  2. ross
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Judie, That 3% number from PP is nonsense and includes every single service they provide, including the counseling, sonograms, etc. required before an abortion as separate services. The reality is that 10%+ of the unique patients PP sees in a year have an abortion provided by PP in that year alone. They see just over 3,000,000 unique patients and provide over 300,000 abortions/year. Furthermore, about 38% of their income from their health centers is for abortion services.

    source: https://liveaction.org/blog/38-4-of-pp-health-center-income-is-from-abortions/
    This source used data obtained directly from PP and from their annual report. The 3,000,000 and 300,000+ numbers I posted above can be found directly in PP’s annual report at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/PPFA_Annual_Report_08-09-FINAL-12-10-10.pdf

  3. ross
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Of course, when PP counts their “services” that also include every single action they perform, whether that be passing out a condom or killing an unborn child as a single “service.”

    • melissa
      Posted April 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

      Thats what I thought. Is there textual evidence to support this?

  4. ross
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    This article provide even more information about PP’s nonsense claims:

    http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/11/planned-parenthoods-truth-team-forgets-its-abortions/

  5. steven
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Don’t fool yourselves… Georgia is an extreme example. Here in Indiana, 28 of the 34 Title X funded agencies are Planned Parenthood clinics. Moreover it is perfectly reasonable to eliminate hospitals, private practices and non-governmentally funded facilities because the women that benefit from Planned Parenthood should not be visiting hospitals for this care and in most cases cannot visit private practices and non-governmentally funded facilities due to economic or other purposes. Women’s health issues will be deeply affected even by modest cuts to Planned Parenthood. You just don’t care.

  6. KushielsMoon
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Would you be so kind as to site the source where you found the 222 other clinics?

    As Andrea pointed out over at RHRealityCheck (http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2011/04/05/where-will-health-care-when-family-planning-funds-thing-past) many antis are quick to claim there are other clinics available, but not so quick to provide women with contact information for those clinics or to research and realize those clinics aren’t available to new clients.

  7. JDollar
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    That’s just the thing, without PP there are still plenty of hospitals, private practices and Title X funded clincs. There is no reason for women to go without health care.

    The question is, what is the advantage of going to Planned Parenthood over these alternatives? What do they offer in their services that women wouldn’t be able to get other places? Besides of course, abortion.

  8. JDollar
    Posted April 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Hey Bryan,

    I think this is a good post but just to play the advocate, what would you say to women that argue if PP is shut down they will not be able to afford birth control from other locations, at least not the kind they need.
    I’ve heard that argument before, some women won’t pay for just any kind of BC and if they can’t access the kind of health services they want they will just have to get an abortion because it’s cheaper.

    Just wondering what you’re thoughts were about that.

    • Posted April 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      Jdollar

      I actually don’t think any Title X should pay for birth control. If people want to have sex they should pay for their own BC or don’t have sex. The ‘pro-choice’ community wants the government to stay out of their bedrooms, that should include government money.

      • Coco
        Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:57 am | Permalink

        What about women who need birth control for more than just having sex? I have been on birth control since I was 11 to control for PCOS and I was without a doubt not having sex at 11. BC does more than just prevent pregnancy it can fix hormone levels that are out of wack.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>