Published October 6, 2023While out for a local community festival this summer I encountered this unpleasant advertisement affixed to the sidewalk in the downtown metro area near where I live.
Pictured strewn about in the ad were an IUD, a condom, two PrEP HIV pills, and a urine sample cup. Above these items was the claim: EXPERT SEXUAL HEALTH CARE. IT’S WHAT WE DO. Below the items the entity behind the all-caps claim and accompanying distasteful images was named, Planned Parenthood.
If there is one thing Planned Parenthood is an expert at, it is marketing sexual activity precisely so that when the tools it pushes to do so fail, it is positioned to provide the supposed remedy, whether that is STD testing, or importantly, abortion.
A recent tweet from Planned Parenthood spelled it out succinctly: “When it comes to your abortion, any reason is the right reason.”
National Right to Life Committee estimates that Planned Parenthood performs more than 40% of the abortions that occur in the U.S. We’re left with estimates because there is no national reporting law, abortion reporting between the states is inconsistent, and we are at the mercy of the integrity of the abortion businesses’ reporting.
Taking Planned Parenthood at its word with its reporting, there is a lot of abortion initiated within its walls and a lot of money coming in the door, a sizable chunk of which you and I subsidize as taxpayers.