Do we need to fund Planned Parenthood?
Most of what they provide is not about health care. It is about murdering babies.
Kristan Hawkins has compiled some great data for us to consider.
According to their own annual report, Planned Parenthood saw 2.5 million clients in 2015, which is down from 3.1 million in 2006. While that number may seem high, it means that 98 percent of women of reproductive age will never step foot inside a Planned Parenthood in any given year for health care.
Planned Parenthood loves to talk about the services they provide — other than abortion — but it takes little effort to uncover the fact that while government funding to them has increased by millions, their preventative services have dropped off a cliff.
An investigation released this week into Planned Parenthood’s health care services showed that while they tout their prenatal services, in reality, these services hardly even exist.
According to their own annual reports, prenatal services at Planned Parenthood have been cut in half since 2009 and cancer screenings have been slashed since 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Planned Parenthood’s adoption-to-abortion ratio is 209-to-1.
Yet, in 2006, they committed one of every five abortions; in 2015, it’s up to one in every three abortions.
What are taxpayers getting for spending more money at Planned Parenthood? Fewer actual health care services and more abortions. This is a disgrace.
The money that currently goes to Planned Parenthood should be redirected to Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FHQCs), of which outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20-to-1. These centers are all over the country, in rural and urban areas, and serve all people.