Abortion Is Not Health Care
It Devastates Black Communities and Government Should Not Fund It
February 6, 2017
At its best our government budgets are a reflection of shared values and national priorities.
One thing is for sure: Planned Parenthood does not represent any type of firmly held consensus of shared value or social priority.
Abortion is a divisive cancer and it leads to contradictions in our national will. If you ask most Americans if they believe in auctioning body parts they will tell you they do not. Most would go further and say it is disgusting to think of Planned Parenthood staff haggling over sale prices for the limbs of little babies.
However, a year ago, undercover videos showed top Planned Parenthood officials describing how they employed special methods to harvest organs to get the most money. Americans have a general consensus: selling organs preys upon vulnerable citizens who are often facing crisis. Even worse, selling human organs is illegal.
Planned Parenthood is not a non-profit charity; it is a self-profiting ring of providers who profit from the suffering of poor women. The money made does not go to benefit the mothers whose babies are aborted.
Planned Parenthood has stockpiled charitable donations, which is in direct contradiction to IRS charitable organization guidelines. Reports are that Planned Parenthood has stockpiled funds in the amount of $90 million.
Planned Parenthood has avoided getting admitting privileges at hospitals as emergency safety measures. Little demand is being made to add emergency access to hospital resources near Planned Parenthood offices. Planned Parenthood offices are not placing priority on fighting for women’s safety.
A better investment of our funds and social will power is, and would be, funding women’s health centers that deliver health services minus the abortions. For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has worked to convince us that they are protecting women and providing health care. African American leaders whose communities are being devastated by abortion are joining the movement to say #100NoMore.
The Society of Centurions and other reformed abortion providers and affiliates are often the most poignant critics of the argument that Planned Parenthood is a women’s health delivery system. Since 1996, under the leadership of Dr. Philip Ney, a family and child psychiatrist from Canada, the Society of Centurions has existed to provide a path to healing and a mutually encouraging fellowship of those who have used their professional skills to kill children by abortion, but now have ceased to do so.
Carol Everett, former abortion provider and clinic operator, speaks about the duplicity of the abortion business in the award winning prolife documentary BLOOD MONEY: “The product, abortion, is skillfully marketed and sold to the woman at the crisis time in her life. She buys the product, finds it defective and wants to return it for a refund. But, it's too late.”
In her book “Unplanned,” former abortion mill administrator Abby Johnson writes that federally funded health centers serve more than 23 million patients with comprehensive health care far beyond what is provided by Planned Parenthood centers.
It should be noted that these same health care centers do not provide abortions.
Planned Parenthood is the largest and most profitable abortion business in America. Johnson says that Planned Parenthood’s business considerations are measured around guides like capacity for delivering abortions.
Funds should be prioritized to health centers that can provide broader and better quality health resources to women. Abortion Centers are not women’s health care delivery clinics. Abortion is not health care.
Dr. Alveda King is author of King Rules, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, and the founder of Alveda King Ministries. Read more at http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/