This article is a follow-up to “Planned Parenthood Kills 323,999 Babies in Abortions, Provides Only 17,419 Moms Prenatal Care.”
Another video features Dr. Sierra Washington, identified as a “pregnant provider” in her seventh month, who says that “I love taking care of patients. I mean that’s why I’m a doctor.”
At Planned Parenthood’s Pacific Southwest affiliate (PPPSW) “taking care of patients” includes abortion, contraceptives, and hysterectomies, but not birthing or prenatal care. With clinics in San Diego and Riverside offering abortions at up to 24 weeks, there’s a good chance that Dr. Washington was aborting babies very close to the age of her own child.
Dr. Washington says that when a woman asks her if her child is a girl or a boy, “It’s an acknowledgment that as women, we have these complicated choices.” It is unclear what she means.
Is she saying that “complicated choices” lead to one unborn baby being allowed to live while the other, identical in its humanity, is sentenced to die? Or that it is complicated for her to abort a baby just as alive as the one growing inside her?
Another short film features “Adeline” (who we met in Part One), this time talking about the name she gave her son. Ultimately, she gave him the name “Gray,” explaining that “In my experience it’s possible to be both pro-choice and pro-life. Life isn’t always as simple as black or white.”
Maybe life isn’t, but there is still a huge difference between being alive or aborted. There’s no “gray” area there.
(And how would you like growing up knowing that your mom immortalized in your name the idea that she wasn’t sure whether you should have been born or not?)
When the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) came out in the summer of 2015, Planned Parenthood complained that footage clearly showing its executives haggling with actors portraying tissue brokers over reimbursement rates for fetal tissue from aborted babies was “heavily edited” to remove scenes where these same executives supposedly showed that profit was not their motive.
This complaint completely and conveniently ignored (or intentionally shifted the focus away from) the cruel things Planned Parenthood did to babies they aborted and the callous way they talked about harvesting the parts of healthy children that had only hours before been growing safely in their mother’s wombs.
Talk about “heavy editing.” How about what is on display in these short films and commercials?
In these films, Planned Parenthood tries to present its employees as self-sacrificing patriots, offering a wide variety of health services, to patients of a diverse spectrum of men, women, races, religions. It even tries to argue that one can be pro-life and still support Planned Parenthood’s mission to kill some 330,000 unborn babies each year.
Reality says otherwise.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion performer and promoter. Abortion is not some benign “choice” but the killing of innocent human beings. There is no “gray” area.
Contrary to the commercials, the ones who make the ultimate sacrifice at Planned Parenthood are not the abortionists or the clinicians, but the unborn children whose very lives are sacrificed for the twisted abomination of “freedom” to abort.
Planned Parenthood talks about being an “exceptional health care provider” and giving women a full range or “choices.” But beyond birth control, testing for STDs, some limited cancer screening, and pregnancy tests, they don’t offer a lot. Rarely, if ever, does Planned Parenthood offer women prenatal care (none currently listed at PPPSW) and certainly no birthing services, no matter what their commercial implies.
Planned Parenthood exploits teens and poor minorities, telling them PPFA’s “services” offer them hope and “opportunity.” But the country is still looking for any community “revitalized” by the presence of an abortion clinic.
Numbers tell the real story
In her video profile, Yulinda, the young Hispanic “spiritual” Catholic woman offers what is obviously meant to be the theme of the series. At Planned Parenthood, she notes, “It’s not all about abortion. That’s not all they do.”
That is true, to a point. Planned Parenthood does offer other services, and its outreach to men shows they are attempting to expand their clientele to increase revenues.
But abortion is the huge moneymaker.
PPPSW’s latest annual report says that they performed 16,079 abortions in 2016, out of 277,847 total patient visits. This represents 5.8% of its total services (which puts a birth control patch or pills on par with a surgical abortion costing many times more).
Note, this is already nearly twice the “3%” figure the national office usually claims as abortion’s percentage of services across the country. However, like that painfully contrived 3% number, this is extremely misleading.
The 16,079 abortions, if paid for at the going national rate for first trimester surgical abortions, would represent more than $7.5 million. That alone would represent nearly 13% of PPPSW entire revenues ($58.9M) for Fiscal Year 2016.
This likely is an underestimation. Generally more expensive chemical abortions represent about 44% of PPPSW’s abortion business and we know that PPPSW advertises and presumably performs considerably more expensive late abortions up to 24 weeks.
In any case, this is no minor product sideline for Planned Parenthood.
It is certainly more profitable than the money that they earned from the 320 “permanent birth control procedures” (vasectomies) they performed – the only surgical procedure they offered men.
With the state of California in some way responsible for up to 67% of PPPSW’s revenues (24% through Medi-Cal and Managed Medi-Cal, 43% through Family PACT), young, poor Californians are particularly susceptible to image and advertising, which PPPSW is happy to deliver.
PPPSW is especially anxious that teens and the YouTube generation get the message. In fact, PPSWP goes as far as to point out that “Under California law, minors can access reproductive health care, obtain birth control, and receive abortion services without parental notification or parental consent.”
There are more Planned Parenthood clinics in California than in any other state in the U.S. Small wonder, then, that there are more abortions performed there and that it has one of the highest abortion rates in the country.
These videos are supposed to help Planned Parenthood maintain and grow that market.