When Being Pro-Choice Hurts Pro-Choicers
Posted by cann0nba11 on July 18, 2013
So Planned Parenthood is shutting down three clinics in Texas because of the new law signed by Governor Perry.
Boo friggin’ hoo.
Please notice that there is no business explanation given as to why the clinics are being shut down other than claiming that upgrading to meet the new requirements would cost millions of dollars.
Boo friggin’ hoo.
Funny how liberals like to sing and dance when legislation is passed that will cause entire industries millions or billions of dollars to comply, such as laws that punish companies under the fact-less guise of saving the planet. Hooray when the Keystone Pipeline gets blocked by the Obama administration despite the jobs it will generate and the fuel it will provide to Americans that need it to get to work every day or purchase goods that are shipped using evil carbon burning engines. Hooray for boycotts that shut businesses down that they don’t approve of such as cake shops or photographers. But damn it, get out of my vagina, don’t take away my abortion center!
Planned Parenthood received $542M in taxpayer support in 2012, about 45% of its annual budget. This is up from $487M in 2011 and $363M in 2010. In 2011 it performed 334,000 abortions, it’s best year ever. Congrats on that, can’t wait to see the 2012 numbers.
According to the official Planned Parenthood web site, there are 56 centers in Texas, 42 that provide abortions. Sorry, I mean “family planning” services. Melaney Linton, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, said “It is a travesty that Texas politicians are stripping healthcare from women across the state, harming lives and unraveling the health care safety need that has taken decades to build.”
Harming lives? How does requiring abortion centers to meet basic medical standards that hundreds of other ambulatory heath facilities have to meet count as “harming lives?” Frankly speaking, how dare you use that phrase given that your organization ends an average of 915 lives every day. The immense stupidity and hypocrisy of that statement is quite illustrative.
And for those that were concerned that the 30 mile hospital requirement of the law was going to be a problem (clinics have to be within 30 miles of a hospital so that patients can be admitted in the event of medical emergencies), in the case of the Bryan, Lufkin and Huntsville clinics, the nearest hospitals are 1.5. 0.5 and 0.3 miles away, respectively.
Let me educate you to the real reason these clinics are closing. It’s all about choice. Abortion supporters prefer to be called “pro-choice,” right? Well, Planned Parenthood is choosing to shut down these three centers. They are choosing not to spend the money needed to upgrade these facilities to meet the new requirements. They are choosing to give up and shut down. They are choosing not to seek private donations or other funding sources. They are choosing to ignore and neglect the women in their regions. Sounds to me more like a legitimate war on women conducted by people more concerned about finance than about helping women.
If Ms. Linton and her peers actually cared about the communities they served, perhaps they would seek financial help or review their own finances to see what could be done. Perhaps they could petition George Soros, or Bill Gates, or Oprah Winfrey or any of the pool of millionaire Hollywood stars that support their cause. Maybe they could launch a massive Kickstarter program. But they choose not to. They choose instead to close down three clinics to make a political statement.
You want choice, enjoy your choices.