Remember that whole song-and-dance about how Planned Parenthood was mostly involved in providing women with health care and that the abortions they provided were safe, legal and extremely rare?
Well, at least one affiliate of the organization isn’t even pretending.
According to Boise State Public Radio, the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Idaho’s biggest city will only be continuing its work on the “reproductive health” end of things.
“After receiving letters announcing an end to primary care services, some Boise residents were worried about the state of Planned Parenthood in Idaho,” BSPR reported Friday.
According to the report, the change does not impact any of the group’s reproductive health services.
“It’s true that Planned Parenthood is ending some primary care services in Boise, but its main services, things like women’s health and reproductive care, are safe and going strong.
“Broader primary care services at the Boise clinic — treating things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and more acute colds and flus — were part of a pilot program that started in 2016. Those particular services are the ones that are no longer being offered.”
Apparently, people weren’t going to Planned Parenthood for those sorts of things.
“It was successful. Our patients had great reports in terms of the quality and their happiness with the service, our staff could access the care and they loved it,” Kara Cadwallader, vice president of medical affairs and senior medical director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, said.
However, it wasn’t terribly successful in terms of attracting parents.
I suppose that’s not terribly surprising — why entrust your health to a brand synonymous with death, after all? — but it’s yet another instance of exposing the lie of what Planned Parenthood says it is.
For instance, we hear time and time again how huge the role of prenatal care is in Planned Parenthood’s mission. The problem is that the group doesn’t provide very much in the way of prenatal services and, at some centers, doesn’t even provide those services at all.
And then there’s that “3 percent” number that the organization always gives about abortions in relation to its other services — a number which even The Washington Post gave “Three Pinocchios” and a statistic for which the hosts of the “The View” raked the organization’s new director over the coals.
The fact is that Planned Parenthood remains America’s largest abortion provider, killing well over 300,000 babies each year. Not only that, it’s provided a kind of industrialization of the abortion industry, proudly acting as its top franchiser and advertiser.
And it does it all with your taxpayer money, which it claims isn’t used for abortion because it can magically sequester it or something.
Perhaps the most telling reason behind the Boise clinic ending basic health care services is that the services can be procured elsewhere. That’s true for almost everything that Planned Parenthood does — except, of course, leading the abortion industry.
Why on earth, then, is it getting our money?
It’s time to defund Planned Parenthood. Period.
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