Wednesday, September 30, 2015

5 facts about PP's congressional testimony


  1. "The vast majority of the federal funding Planned Parenthood receives allows doctors and clinicians at our health centers across the country to provide birth control, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections."

    Just in case it might not be clear to the general public:

    1. Providing birth control, cancer screenings (e.g. Pap smears for cervical cancer), and testing and treatment for STIs can be and are routinely performed by many physicians not involved with PP in any way, shape, or form. For example, family physician practices can easily provide all these services. Same with gynecologists in their own practices or groups. Same with emergency physicians. And so on and so forth.

    Not to mention a medical institution or the like (e.g. hospital) which employs such physicians can provide the exact same services.

    In short, PP doesn't need to be involved in any of these activities.

    2. In fact, I suspect it might even more beneficial to remove PP from many if not most communities because PP is potentially detracting from other healthcare providers who could be providing these services for a local community. It's sort of like if McDonald's moved into a neighborhood and drove out the local beloved burger joint which used to provide better tasting, less expensive burgers for everyone.

    1. To the quote cited by rwh, okay PP, if you want to continue receiving federal dollars continue doing *those things* and stop performing abortions.

      How simple is that?

  2. Have you looked at those eyes of hers? Its like there's nothing there...