Just some thoughts… Especially for many of my pro choice friends, because I think there’s a huge misunderstanding about the idea of defunding Planned Parenthood.
First of all… If Planned Parenthood is defunded, it DOES NOT mean all Planned Parenthoods will suddenly disappear from earth and cease to exist. It simply means the government stops contributing taxpayer money to this organization.
Now this organization is responsible for their own funding… Ooh wow, gee, just like pregnancy centers, and every other organization out there.
So many taxpayers have religious and moral problems with Planned Parenthood’s services… And not to mention the dozens of times they’ve been caught doing illegal things… One that specifically enrages me is the many times pimps utilize Planned Parenthood to give their sex slaves abortions yet they are never reported. Or how about all the misinformation they give about supposedly providing mammograms (try to make an appointment for one and see if you can get one), or the, of course, famous incident of them selling baby parts illegally.
If you’re unfamiliar with many of the illegal things that happen I would refer to Abby Johnson… A former director of a Planned Parenthood in Texas. Look her up.
So, normally all this would warrant an organization getting shut down. But I’m not fighting the battle of trying to shut them down, I just trying to make the government stop using my money to support this.
I don’t know why this is such a controversy, honestly.
Instead of taxpayers paying for Planned Parenthood to run, pro choice donors and their profit margin do.
I mean if the government funds them, why don’t they fund Pregnancy Centers too?
Pregnancy Centers provide many vital services as well… Only their services are free…
Last I checked Planned Parenthood charges $10-$15 for a pregnancy test, and you’re worried that they can’t find a way to keep running?
But how are Pregnancy Center services free, you ask?
Because they raise their own money to run their own organization. The government doesn’t force pro-choicers to pay for Pregnancy Centers. Can you imagine the outrage?
So all this to say… Planned Parenthood will not end if it’s defunded by the government.
They will just have to figure out a way to keep themselves running… Which I’m sure they will…
If you’re outraged by this notion, go and support Planned Parenthood with your money to keep them going… Just like what I do with my money to keep Pregnancy Centers running.
Defunding Planned Parenthood just means that I am not financially paying for something that I morally disagree with. It should be a religious freedom.
Why is that so hard.