Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Planned Parenthood:
Where Every Pregnancy is a Crisis

The unnamed blogger at Planned Parenthood's, whom I call Ms. Curettage, is apoplectic over Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's plan to allocate $4 million for a toll-free hotline to direct women with unintended pregnancies to the crisis-pregnancy center nearest them.

Sneering visibly at "that 'culture of life' thing," the feticide fetishist complains in her entry "Half-baked Half-truths" that the service such centers offer "is an oversimplification of the adoption decision-making process that women go through."

Did you know that Planned Parenthood cared so much about the complexity of the adoptive mother's decision-making process? I didn't. Neither did the women at After Abortion, who have posted a detailed account of how abortion clinics give women less counseling than doctors give men who are contemplating a vasectomy.

Really, what nerve. For the fiscal year 2003-2004, Planned Parenthood received $265.2 million in taxpayer funding, nearly one-third of its $810 million total income. Yet they begrudge crisis-pregnancy centers $4 million for a service that they themselves have shown themselves incapable of providing.

In 1997, when Planned Parenthood Federation of America's previous president, Gloria Feldt, first took over, the organization's abortion/adoption ratio was 18 abortions for every adoption. Last year, Planned Parenthood aborted 138 children for every adoption referral to an outside agency. (That last figure is from the organization's annual report [PDF file]; other information is from LifeSiteNews.)

Ms. Curettage, speaking with the voice of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, boasts that "family planning [read: abortion] actually saves money."

Killing off aged sick people actually saves money too, so it's no surprise Planned Parenthood favors that as well. Three out of the four "End of Life" links on its Web site are for sites designed to help people end their lives.

Compared to a world with 138 people slaughtered for every one allowed to live, and elderly people told they're better off dead, "that 'culture of life' thing" is looking better all the time.