So the Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and for this we ought lift up grateful praise to the Lord for a small victory. However, youâ€™ll likely see the Twitter-sphere abuzz with how calloused these politicians are to deprive women of their healthcare, when abortions are only 3% of what PP does.
Planned Parenthood claims abortions account for only 3% of their services; this is a profoundly deceptive statistic. This is creative marketing. They also count handing out a condom as one of their services. Itâ€™s like a Doctor amputating a patients leg, handing him an aspirin and then claiming that the amputation was only 50% of the procedure. Or as Rich Lowry finely illustrated here: â€œMajor League Baseball teams could say that they sell about 20 million hot dogs and play 2,430 games in a season, so baseball is only .012 percent of what they do.â€
Nevertheless, by whatever metric you decide to useâ€¦it is intolerable to legally allow the dismembering of an unborn infant and then to also fund it via tax dollars. By Planned Parenthoodâ€™s metric a serial murderer could claim that only 3% of his activities were murder, and so if you want to execute him you must be against eating cereal and getting dressed in the morning. Haterâ€¦