Planned Parenthood recently rejected an offer from the Trump administration that would have allowed the organization to keep all of its federal funding if it stopped performing abortions. There were even suggestions that additional funding might be provided, according to the New York Times. This tells us all we need to know about the nature and mission of the institution. So much for their claims that they provide a full range of vital women’s health care services, and that abortion is “only 3%” of their business.
There are many conservatives who believe the organization shouldn’t be the recipient of federal funds even if it did stop performing abortions. Planned Parenthood has been the target of allegations that it has engaged in Medicaid fraud, failed to report statutory rape to law enforcement, aided and abetted sex traffickers, and been involved in the sale of aborted fetal body parts. Is there a better definition of sheer evil?
Trump confirmed the proposal in a statement to the Times, saying: “There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women’s health, while not providing abortion services.”
To which Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards replied: “The White House proposal that Planned Parenthood stop providing abortion is the same demand opponents of women’s health have been pushing for decades, as part of their long-standing effort to end women’s access to safe, legal abortion. Planned Parenthood has always stood strong against these attacks on our patients and their ability to access the full range of reproductive health care.”
Ms. Richards mental health is certainly in question. Notice she says, “opponents of women’s health,” not even, “opponents of what we consider to be a vital component of women’s health care.” Like anyone is against “women’s health.” Trump in his statement offering to continue federal funding for the organization Richards heads referred to “the important work they do in support of women’s health.” But that will never fly with leftists. They will try to eviscerate anyone who ever questions anything they do- or believe- and accuse their foes of the very intolerance they exhibit in spades.
Cleverly called to account, they have once again shown that abortion is their cash cow, their religion, their raison d’etre, the very heart of their evil empire.
President Trump gave Planned Parenthood a chance to truly serve women’s health by not “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.”
Sadly, it is no surprise that offer did not appeal to “Planned Parenthood.”