Planned Parenthood rallied their troops today in Topeka to fight state and federal defunding bans. But even the 72-degree temperature couldn’t lure more than 38 people, including abortion industry lobbyists.
The desperation is palpable. Unitarian minister Tom Belote warned the group that women will die of cancer if Planned Parenthood loses tax money.
That was an obvious reference to breast cancer, since the group waved pink signs, referencing the pink-ribbon Komen anti-breast cancer campaign. However Planned Parenthood does NOT provide mammograms at ANY facility.
There are 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide the same care PP does – plus mammograms – along with providing other health care services for the entire family. These are the kinds of legitimate community health clinics in Kansas that legislators want to fund, especially in these tough economic times.
On Feb. 8, Rep. Lance Kinzer (R-Olathe) offered such a ‘defund Planned Parenthood’ amendment to the current 2010/11 budget and it passed the House 91-26. Gov. Brownback’s proposed budget also defunds Planned Parenthood, which nationally made $1.2 billion in profits last year.
The Planned Parenthood national business report recently released shows the embattled agency did more abortions in 2009 than it has done in any prior year. The 2009 figures show it provided fewer pregnant women with non-abortion services:
- 97.6 % of pregnant women who went to Planned Parenthood were sold abortions,
- with a 25 % drop in prenatal care clients,
- and a whopping 59 % decline in adoption referrals.
Despite its protestations that abortion is only a small part of its services, Planned Parenthood has increased its number of abortions for 15 straight years, committing 27.5 % of all national abortions.
Planned Parenthood’s media spin that Title 10 funds for family planning are kept “segregated” was exposed as being “separate only on paper”by Abby Johnson, former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic, and a 2008 Planned Parenthood Employee of the year, who was once being wooed to come work for Kansas’ Planned Parenthood.
Abby has authored Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey Across the Life Line. and has been interviewed widely this month. See details and video at Must watch: Abby Johnson exposes Planned Parenthood lies.
Abby explains that Planned Parenthood needs Title 10 tax-funded traffic, knowing that half of those women will likely become pregnant and return to Planned Parenthood for abortions there. (min 18:57 and 34:59 in the video HERE)
She also reveals a mandate that all Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortion by 2013. (min 11:15 in the video HERE)
Planned Parenthood has been caught red-handed –repeatedly–in the despicable act of aiding and abetting sex trafficking and prostitution of girls as young as 14. See PP sex trafficking scandal forces announced staff retraining.
Abby reaffirms that aid to sex-trafficking occurs in Planned Parenthood clinics, including failure to report underage clients, and that she knew of clinics that “scrubbed” evidence to prepare for state audits. (min 22:40 in the video HERE)
On Thursday, Kansas legislators issued a call for the state to focus on Planned Parenthood violations instead of persecuting Phill Kline for investigating Planned Parenthood. The Kansas Planned Parenthood still faces stalled prosecution for 107 criminal charges.
See related post: How Kansas’ Planned Parenthood businesses get tax money.