On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the GOP will add language to defund Planned Parenthood in legislation to dismantle job-killing, premium-spiking, if-you-like-your-doctor-you-can't-keep-your-doctor Obamacare.
To those of us on the Right, and for anyone with a conscience, this was music to the ears. And unsurprisingly, the Left went into full-Meltdown Mode, which has been a frequently-engaged status for the Democrats since November 8. Each time more enjoyable than the last, I might add.
The Left's "arguments" to have American tax-payers subsidize the corrupt and fatal practices of Planned Parenthood were all laughable: But, Planned Parenthood passed out condoms that one time! They don't kill that many unborn babies! Stay out of my bedroom (other than paying for my abortion)!
Other than the glaringly obvious They Kill Unborn Babies, You Psycho argument, here are the five main reasons why Planned Parenthood must be defunded ASAP.
1. Planned Parenthood is a lucrative corporation that can fund themselves.
First of all, Planned Parenthood is not a nonprofit in any real sense. As pointed out by Rep. Jason Chaffetz in October of 2015, the abortion mill profited $127 million that year alone, and that's not even factoring in their Lamborghini-cash made from the selling of fetal remains:
“Planned Parenthood has annual revenues of $127 million more than their expenses,” said Chaffetz. “They were sending money overseas, they were spending money and giving it political organizations, they have a lot of shared services—I think these are legitimate questions as we look at the finances of an organization that is structured as a non-profit.
“Why do we send money to an organization where the revenues exceed expenses by $127 million dollars annually?" he asked. "It doesn’t sound like an organization that needs to be supplemented by taxpayer dollars."
In fact, since the start of current Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards' tenure, the corporation has raked in a reported $700 million in profit.
And back to the profits from selling the parts of aborted babies. StemExpress, one of the corporation's connections, is said to have earned up to 2,800 percent profits on a single discarded piece of human remains. By the way, profiting from the sale of fetal remains is illegal.
Moreover, the abortion mill reaps huge private donations from feminists and famous celebrities, holds massive, extravagant galas and donates huge bills to a certain political party. Take a guess which one.
We don't need to shell-out $500 million annually. They can kill the unborn on the dime of those who support their disgraceful cause.
2. Planned Parenthood is not a "women's health" facility; it's an abortion mill that takes cover by throwing around condoms once and a while.
Planned Parenthood provides 30 percent of the nation's abortions. The corporation has aborted over 7 million babies to date and is currently averaging 320,000 abortions a year.
Under oath, CEO Cecile Richards confirmed that her corporation rakes in 86 percent of their non-governmental revenue from abortion. 86 percent.
Moreover, the asinine claim that only three percent of their "services" are abortions is an utter and widely-debunked lie. National Review's Rich Lowry explains in the New York Post:
The 3 percent figure is derived by counting abortion as just another service like much less consequential services.
So abortion is considered a service no different than a pregnancy test (1.1 million), even though a box with two pregnancy tests can be procured from the local drugstore for less than $10.
By Planned Parenthood’s math, a woman who gets an abortion but also a pregnancy test, an STD test and some contraceptives has received four services, and only 25 percent of them are abortion. This is a little like performing an abortion and giving a woman an aspirin, and saying only half of what you do is abortion.
By the way, the abortion mill does not provide mammograms, although they lied and said they did.
In other words, the "women's health" meme is as phony as it gets. Planned Parenthood is in the business of killing the unborn; just because they throw around condoms once and a while to create a facade of "women's health" doesn't mean they are a moral good. It's not even close.
And let's pretend that 86 percent of their non-governmental revenue wasn't from abortion for a minute, let's say it was as low as one percent. Why in the hell would an American tax-payer ever be forced to fund such a company?
3. Planned Parenthood has been rocked by scandal after scandal—illegally selling baby parts for profit included.
As The Daily Wire's Aaron Bandler highlighted last month, Planned Parenthood has been rocked by countless scandals. And yes, illegally selling the remains of dead babies for profit is one of them. Minor stuff, really. Here are just a few such scandals:
Planned Parenthood was caught via undercover video illegally selling dismembered baby body parts for profit. Bandler reports:
A series of undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress revealed this heinous practice that Planned Parenthood conducts. Planned Parenthood officials were caught on camera admitting that they use partial-birth abortions to harvest organs–like liver and brains–and would sell them for serious cash. They also admitted that the unborn babies would come out "intact" and in one instance, a 20-week baby was kept in the freezer before it was torn apart.
An undercover video exposed a Planned Parenthood official giving advice to a pimp running an underage sex ring:
"This video reveals a top-level Planned Parenthood worker, the manager of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey's second largest clinic, making a secret deal with a pimp," explained Live Action President Lila Rose. "...Planned Parenthood manager, Amy Woodruff, advises the pimp how to make the trafficking of underage girls look 'as legit as possible' (her words). Watch and listen as the manager advises the pimp how to ensure that his 14-year old victims of trafficking can still make money for him after secret abortions by performing sex acts 'waist up' (her idea). Watch as she advises the pimp to instruct his girls to lie on the paper work about their ages, and identify themselves as 'students' to get cheaper contraception and avoid mandatory reporting laws."
Woodruff was eventually fired.
Three different Planned Parenthood facilities in Ohio were caught dumping stream-cooked fetal remains across state lines into a landfill:
“First steam-cooking fetuses and then disposing of them in a landfill is not humane,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWineon. “It will come as a shock to Ohioans to find out that fetuses are being cooked and then they’re being put in a landfill, and they’re going to be mixed in with the garbage and whatever else goes into a landfill.”
One South Carolina Planned Parenthood facility has had their license suspended after authorities confirmed that they were indeed steam-cooking the remains of dead babies they killed and dumping them into landfills. The facility was then fined $7,500 and “forced to change its disposal policies.”
And there's more. Life News reports:
Operation Rescue also discovered in 2011 that two Texas Whole Women’s Health abortion clinics in Austin and McAllen were illegally dumping “recognizable” aborted baby remains directly into landfills. That abortion businesses was heavily fined as a result.
A Kansas abortion clinic that was later bought and closed by Operation Rescue was also discovered in 2005 to have been sending aborted baby remains to a company that steam cooked them then dumped them in a landfill near Kansas City.
Not to mention that Planned Parenthood was founded by racial eugenicist Margaret Sanger.
4. Planned Parenthood is an obvious arm of the Democrat Party.
The Democrat Party profits greatly from Planned Parenthood, as it is a giant donor to Democrat politicians, namely Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Bandler reports:
Planned Parenthood spends millions of dollars to promote Democrats. Data from OpenSecrets found that "political action entities, employees, and families of employees of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates devoted $33.9 million to outside spending mostly related to electing Democrats" from 2012 to 2016, with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton being among the top recipients in Planned Parenthood money.
This is why leftist Democrats are so reluctant to cut funding to Planned Parenthood–the abortion giant gives them a large chunk of financial support, which is far more important to leftist Democrats than Planned Parenthood's hideous, barbaric nature.
Democrats keep funding for the scandal-ridden abortion mill pouring in and push pro-abortion legislation. In return, Planned Parenthood dumps millions of dollars into Democrat politicians' campaigns. Seems like a fair system the American people should be forced to subsidize...
5. Planned Parenthood currently promotes gendercide and selective abortion of the disabled.
Not only does this despicable government-funded "nonprofit" proudly kill the unborn, they are fighting legislation which would make it illegal to perform sex-selective abortions and abortions based on disability, such as Down Syndrome. As reported by The Daily Wire on October 27:
Planned Parenthood has teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union to try to have an Indiana law signed by Governor Mike Pence, which prohibits abortion for reasons of race, sex or genetic defect such as Down Syndrome, thrown out.
The lawsuit challenging the Indiana law, which was filed in the spring, is being heard by pro-abortion Obama-appointee Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. In July, Pratt granted the abortion mill's request and blocked the law from being enforced. On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU asked the federal judge to throw out the law entirely, as they claimed the legislation placed and unconstitutional "burden" on a woman's access to kill her unborn baby.
So again, why on earth are the American tax-payers still funding this filthy, money-making, vile corporation which will one day be look at as a giant stain on America?
Planned Parenthood cannot be defunded soon enough.