What happens when Texas blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions rise.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2017-07-12/what-happens-when-texas-blocks-planned-parenthood-abortions-rise/

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.

July 12, 2017

With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed patient access to care over the past few years. Turns out, their ideological, anti-choice crusade is having the opposite effect. A new study shows abortion rates have jumped since Planned Parenthood was blocked.

While at Texas A&M University, economics professor Analisa Packham found that when the Texas Legislature cut family planning funding by two-thirds, or $76 million, in 2011 and simultaneously defunded Planned Parenthood, teen abortions increased 3.1% in the following three years while teen births spiked by 3.4% in the following four years.
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July 18, 2017. Tags: , , . Abortion. Leave a comment.

Consumer Reports gave Planned Parenthood’s condoms the worst possible score for both “strength” and “durability”

Consumer Reports’ ratings use a scale one to five.

In the February 2005 print issue, they tested condoms for two different categories: “strength” and “durability.”

The condoms called “Planned Parenthood Honeydew” received the worst possible score in both of these categories.

The text of the article can be read here.

The ratings for the different brands of condoms can be seen here.

 

February 19, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Abortion, Health care. 1 comment.

Washington Examiner: “To meet abortion quotas, Planned Parenthood offered employees free pizza and time off”

I’m pro-choice, but I think this is disgusting and reprehensible if it is actually true.

I hope the New York Times and Washington Post will investigate this claim, and either confirm it or debunk it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkxUAR3a_Jc

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/to-meet-abortion-quotas-planned-parenthood-offered-employees-free-pizza-and-time-off/article/2614142

To meet abortion quotas, Planned Parenthood offered employees free pizza and time off

February 7, 2017

Turns out, selling abortion isn’t all that different from hawking used cars. Whether it’s moving a four-door sedan off the lot or removing a four-pound baby girl from the womb, the ABCs of sales don’t change.

New testimony shows how the Planned Parenthood’s sales strategy relies on incentives, goals and quotas, explicitly prioritizing the company’s bottom line over the well-being of women. Ultimately, Planned Parenthood officials know to Always Be Closing.

That’s a sharp contrast with Cecile Richard’s talking points. The Planned Parenthood president is fond of telling lawmakers that abortion makes up just 3 percent of the company’s services. But while that makes for good testimony, Sue Thayer understands it’s a lousy sales pitch for women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy.

Thayer’s a former Planned Parenthood manager from Storm Lake, Iowa, and she knows the importance of motivating and training a sales team. “I trained my staff the way that I was trained,” Thayer explains in a new Live Action video, “which was to really encourage women to choose abortion; to have it at Planned Parenthood, because it counts towards our goal.”

To make that happen, her clinic relied on a simple pitch. When a mother walked in the door, Thayer worked to create a sense of urgency to drive demand and ultimately close the sale. So while the company’s market strategy emphasizes affordable healthcare for women, Thayer deliberately focuses on cost, pushing pregnant mothers to pay up front for services:

“If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay [my bill] today,’ then we would say something like, ‘Well, if you can’t pay $10 today, how are you going to take care of a baby? Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? Where would you go for help? There’s no place in Storm Lake (or whatever town they were in), you know, where you can get help as a pregnant mom. So really, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?'”

But either sales data for mammograms, STD tests, and routine checkups weren’t kept or they just didn’t matter. The only figure of significance was the number of abortions scheduled. “If we hit our goal, our line was green. If it we were five percent under, it was yellow,” Thayer explains, “and if we were 10 percent under, it was red and when we needed to have a corrective action.” For making rate, Thayer says employees could expect rewards like paid time off or even free pizza.

And it worked. In 2015 alone, Planned Parenthood performed more than 300,000 abortions. But the business model could soon face new challenges. Now that Republicans control the White House and Congress, they plan on pulling federal funding of the abortion giant. If they lose taxpayer funding, the company will have to rely entirely on their sales team.

February 8, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Abortion. 1 comment.

Violent pro-abortion protestor falsely claims that a 12 week old fetus does not have hands

This video has been getting a lot of attention recently. The thing that I find most interesting is that the woman in the video seems to genuinely believe that a 12-week old fetus does not have hands. She says:

“That is not what a fetus looks like. It’s a clump of cells at 12 weeks. It does not look like that. It’s a clump of cells. No hands are showing at that time.”

Meanwhile, the National Institttue of Health says:

“Week 8: Hands and feet begin to form and look like little paddles.”

I think it’s also interesting that she accuses the pro-life people of being “racist” and benefiting from “white privilege.” Time magazine reported:

 The abortion rates in 2004 were 50 abortions per 1,000 black women and 28 abortions per 1,000 Hispanic women, compared with 11 out of every 1,000 white women.

Furthermore, 79% of Planned Barrenhood’s abortion clinics are located in black or hispanic neighborhoods.

Of course if “white privilege” means that white people are far less likely to be aborted, then I agree with her on that one point.

She has been charged with assault and destruction of property.

Meanwhile, the pro-life people whom she assaulted are praying for her.

Video contains R-rated language:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g67z_xBe07Q

 

 

July 15, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Abortion, Politics, Racism. 20 comments.