Saturday, January 7, 2017
Will Planned Parenthood have to get out its begging cup?
The rumblings from Washington suggest Planned Parenthood will lose its million of dollars of tax-payer financed federal funding soon.
Planned Parenthood and its supporters, not surprisingly, are screaming about the loss of health care for women if they are not getting that funding.
Of course, Planned Parenthood's main focus, abortion, is not health care. And I don't believe our tax dollars should be going toward recreational drugs like birth control pills.
But some Planned Parenthood affiliates do offer some legitimate health services such as STD tests and pap smears. Such care is overshadowed by the evil services they offer, but they are offered.
However, those services are available elsewhere though many health care facilities. Indeed, there are far more such legitimate facilities than there are Planned Parenthood clinics, and many of those real health care facilities could use some of that federal money.
What I would like to see is the money that is being given to Planned Parenthood be redirected to those legitimate health care facilities. Women who need help should not be denied.
As for Planned Parenthood, if they want to replace the funding, they should ask for the support of their supporters. I suspect their good friend Hillary Clinton has a few dollars left from her failed Presidential bid.
Then maybe they'll find out how much people really want or support them.
Pax et bonum