Posted on August 30,
Just A Little Atrocity
PP’s 3% excuse is psychotic
As every liberal media parrot knows by now, abortion
only accounts for three percent of everything that Planned Parenthood
does. That’s a strange defense, coming
from those who argue that there’s nothing wrong with abortion in the first
place. It’s also about as dishonest as
every other statement that’s ever come from PP or its allies.
Whereas this three percent claim is meant to minimize public
perception of the organization’s role in the abortion industry, it
paradoxically magnifies its depravity, by demonstrating how it trivializes the
killing of the innocent. The way PP
presents it, the killing of a human baby is just another among many items
on its itinerary, of no greater significance than administering an STD exam, or
handing someone a box of condoms.
only are these calculations disproportionate in that they weigh all “services”
equally, but they include a lot of abortions and abortion-related activities
among those 97 percent of non-abortion services. About ten percent of these are pregnancy
tests, which of course it administers as part of the process of trying to sell
abortions. “Contraception” accounts for
a third of these services, but PP applies this term not only to genuine
contraceptives, but also to abortifacients like RU-486 and Plan B. The largest category, at about 40 percent, are
tests for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, which, when
administered to pregnant women, are often used to prod them toward abortion.
PP absurdly counts “adoption referrals” among its
other services, when in reality those are merely the ones that got away. The clinics try to dissuade women from
adoption, for the simple reason that they want the babies dead. That’s why their abortions outnumber adoption
referrals by a 149-to-1 ratio. Knowing
that abortion was the aim in case #150 as well, how honest is it to use that failed
effort to statistically reduce the percentage of “abortion services”?
Planned Parenthood’s mission since its founding has
been population control. It has nothing
whatsoever to do with women’s health, preventing the spread of STDs, or
arranging adoptions. What few legitimate
medical services the organization provides are only a front, just as a flower
shop or pizzeria might serve as a front for organized crime. The difference is that some mobsters might also
be good florists and pizza makers.
Abortionists and abortion pushers, on the other hand, do not offer
responsible medical care.
demonstrated in the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress,
abortion cannot remain an abstraction to those who are directly involved in the
act. In one video, PP employees empty a
bag of fetal remains into a pan, and use tweezers to discern one body part from
another, at one point discussing how easy the eyes are to pick out from the
rest of the jumble. They’re perfectly
aware of their involvement in the dismemberment and killing of innocent human beings,
and they’ve accepted it, even to the point of laughing at extremely
For PP to argue that it performs many functions in
addition to these horrors is not only unpersuasive, it’s psychotic. Imagine a murderer trying to get off the hook
for killing three people, by claiming to have done 97 other things within the
same time frame. Mow the lawn, kill a
person and cut out his liver, wash the dishes – all in a day’s work. The disconnect is not unlike that seen in a
slasher from the movies, who after committing the deed, wipes off his knife and
uses it to slice an apple. If that
sounds to you like a gross exaggeration, you haven’t seen the footage of PP
executive Deborah Nucatola, casually munching a salad
while discussing the strategic crushing of tiny bodies for the purpose of
procuring intact hearts, lungs and livers.
Want to talk percentages? The Planned Parenthood Federation of America
does more than 30 percent of all the abortions in the United States. From their point-of-view, why shouldn’t
they? If there’s nothing wrong with one
abortion, what could be wrong with 330,000 of them a year? They only try to prevent the public from
knowing the volume of their business because they know that most of the
American people do not share their psychosis.
It’s not that Planned Parenthood thinks its abortions
are okay because they only account for three percent of something. It’s just that the people there have no more
of a conscience about destroying and tearing apart tiny human beings than they
have about doing the same thing, just as habitually, to the truth.
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