Operator TORC is back to write another article, and happiness is not Operator TORC’s emotion right now. There’s an Anti-Planned Parenthood video that makes dubious claims that I saw on a friend’s timeline. The video likes to throw out words, like facts and truth when in reality it uses very little of them, in a 1920s radio voice for some reason.
Don’t have 3 minutes 37 seconds? We’ll take it on claim by claim.
My tax dollars
They go to the organization for the other services and administrative costs, but not to pay for abortions themselves because it’s illegal. Planned Parenthood isn’t alone either, should every hospital in the country that also performs abortions also not receive any federal funding?
Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mamograms
This is true, but they also don’t claim to provide them. While in the 2008 Presidential Election President Obama said that, “women rely on planned parenthood to provide mammograms”, Planned Parenthood did not make this claim. While they provide breast exams and pap smears they do not claim to provide mammograms directly. Not that they can’t help or aren’t a good first stop since they help women find doctors or grants to pay for mammography service for low-income women.
Margaret Sanger said that blacks and jews are a “menace to the race.”
Completely Dubious, That quote comes from the 1933 Birth Control Review where Margaret Sanger is neither credited nor attributed in the publication.
In1992 book author John George wrote in the book American Extremists: Militias, Supremacists, Klansmen, Communists & Others that the quote was “evidently concocted in the late 1980s for the purpose of trying to make the early birth control advocate seem a racist and anti-Semite” and that “this fabrication has been kept in circulation by antiabortion and anti-birth control groups.”
Planned Parenthood aborts black babies at a higher rate than other races for a reason other than economic circumstance
There is one and only 1 reason Planned Parenthood ever performs any abortion: the would-be mother requested it. It actually is that simple, there is no evidence of planned parenthood going out into poor neighborhoods, kidnaping black mothers and performing abortions on them against their will. They can only abort on those who walk through the door voluntarily. That’s also not even the end of the story, abortions are not always provided free of charge. While you could argue that a woman could potentially come in for prenatal care and Planned Parenthood convince the mother into abortion instead.
This situation can easily be conflated with the #BlackLivesMatter movement because of the same economic circumstance argument
Except for that “voluntary” part. A woman must sign several documents, pay money or prove financial hardship in order to get an abortion. There is every indicator even up to the physician stating, “are you ready to go through with this?”, that the Woman can stop at anytime and is clearly making a voluntary choice.
A black person does not usually get that clear of a choice when a cop decides what level of force. As a matter of fact it is the uncertainty and lack of clarity of communication that gets black persons killed, it’s difficult to argue that each person wanted to die that day.
Planned Parenthood’s doctors abort black babies at a higher rate than whites due to something other than economic circumstances
This is a repeat of an earlier claim. Their Doctors abort only because the mother requested it. You should ask yourselves why more black mothers want to abort than why Planned Parenthood allows it to happen since without planned parenthood abortion, they would simply go to other facilities or break out the coat hanger.
Planned Parenthood keeps the 3% number low by providing unnecessary services in addition to the abortion itself
At 320k abortions per year at their lowest price of $320, Planned Parenthood generated over $96 million a year from their abortion services. It almost proves they don’t need taxpayer money to fund abortions. As a matter-of-fact were abortion illegal planned Parenthood would still exist. As a matter-of-fact the video itself points out they make money from this, indicating further the tax money doesn’t pay for abortions.
As we discussed before in thousands Planned Parenthood Provided 4,009 contraceptives, 3,955 STD treatments, 1,830 Cancer Screenings, 332 Abortions and 76 other services for a total of 11,383 Services (REF 5). So if you type those numbers into Google 332/(4009+3955+1830+1178+332+76) you will get a number that rounds up to 3%.
Even if you were to manipulate the numbers to say that they duplicated services by providing 3 other services
you would still wind up with a number less than 4 percent.
The Sting Videos, The full videos available online
We covered this one before. The videos were not, “cut down for length” because cutting down for length does not typically change the character of the video or the conclusion the audience draws. Even in the so-called unedited videos Planned Parenthood representatives state that this is not a profit venture for the organization.
Even among the so-called, “unedited videos”, investigators found evidence of editing in those too. The camera wasn’t lying, by the way the editor was.
The James O’Keefe Videos
If only Planned Parenthood immediately fired the person shown in the videos. Also those videos? Highly edited too, the organization that showed them made the full versions available which tell a different tale there too.