WHAT DOES PLANNED PARENTHOOD DO?
(and NOT do?)
Jim Sedlak, American Life League
Planned Parenthood (PP) describes itself as, “America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care.” It says its health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and claims the majority is preventive care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers. PP claims caring physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff take time to talk with clients, encouraging them to ask questions in an environment that millions have grown to trust.
What does Planned Parenthood really do?
Well, very few of its 597 clinics actually provide primary care. PP claims that of its 2.4 million customers, only 39,000 in 2015 – just 1.6 percent – get Family Practice Services (primary care).
Planned Parenthood talks about its “caring physicians.” Yet, unless a woman is getting an abortion, most never see a physician. Typically, she would see a clinician or nurse. In most states, prescriptions for medication are written in the name of the local PP’s medical director – who the woman never sees.
Planned Parenthood does not like to talk about its abortion business, but it runs the nation’s largest abortion chain and commits over 300,000 abortions a year.
Planned Parenthood kills twice as many innocent human beings every week as died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.
Planned Parenthood says its services prevent unintended pregnancies. However, it does not tell women what that means. Most women rightly believe that pregnancy begins when the sperm penetrates the egg and a new human being is created. PP, however, uses an obscure 1965 medical definition that defines pregnancy as beginning at implantation in the womb. Therefore, most of the products PP sells as contraceptives work, at least some of the time, by killing a new human being rather than preventing her creation.
Planned Parenthood brags about how it reduces the spread of STIs. Yet, scientists have known for over 20 years that the birth control pill (and similar products) actually increases the spread of STIs through lowering the woman’s immune system and changing the acidity level of the cervical mucus. If PP was serious about reducing STIs, it would get its customers off the pill.
Planned Parenthood’s supporters claim the organization does mammograms to detect breast cancer. In fact, not one PP facility in the country was licensed to do mammograms in October 2017 or earlier.
What does Planned Parenthood NOT do?
Planned Parenthood claims to screen for cervical cancer. The major risk factor for cervical cancer is HPV (human papilloma virus). Women who start having sex at a young age and have many sex partners are more likely to get and stay infected with HPV. Since PP encourages young people to explore their sexuality, it is the cause of the problem – not the solution.
Planned Parenthood is NOT a health organization. It is in the sex business and makes its money from young people who it lures into sexual lifestyles – with all the trauma and diseases that lifestyle brings.