Live Action’s newest video spotlights lies politicians tell in an effort to protect taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Time after time, pro-abortion politicians insist that Planned Parenthood is a legitimate health care organization that millions of women rely upon, as opposed to what it actually is: America’s abortion corporation.
And right on cue, Hillary Clinton has come along with another whopper of a lie about Planned Parenthood. Clinton was attending Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., which was also attended by celebrities like actresses Tina Fey and Meryl Streep, television showrunner Shonda Rhimes, and comedian Ed Helms.
Clinton complained about health care reform, currently being debated on Capitol Hill, which could potentially include a provision that would roll back a federal law requiring all insurance companies to cover maternity and pregnancy care. “As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we’ve fought so hard for over the last century,” Clinton said. “I mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men around that conference table deciding to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care?”
Yet Clinton also made sure to defend taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, closing her speech with a reference to the hit Hulu show, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“The show has prompted important conversation about women’s rights and autonomy,” she said. “In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ women’s rights are gradually, slowly stripped away. As one character says, ‘We didn’t look up from our phones until it was too late. It’s not too late for us, but we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood’s mission to keep fighting.”
It would be interesting to find out what Clinton was actually concerned about: protecting taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, or protecting pregnancy and maternity care for women. Because if she honestly cared about pregnancy and maternity care, then logically, she would be fighting for the half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding Planned Parenthood currently receives every single year to be redirected to comprehensive health care clinics that provide that care…because Planned Parenthood certainly doesn’t.
One of Live Action’s undercover investigations discovered just how deceptive Planned Parenthood is when it comes to prenatal care.
Politicians and Planned Parenthood alike repeatedly claim that women rely on Planned Parenthood for prenatal care, yet 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood facilities contacted by Live Action told investigators they did not provide prenatal care, they could not help pregnant women, and they only provided abortions.
In recent years, any prenatal services Planned Parenthood did offer plummeted, dropping a whopping 44% between 2010 and 2014. Abortions, meanwhile, have been increasing, as has Planned Parenthood’s national market share of abortion. Comprehensive health care clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood by the thousands; these include Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs), community health centers (CHCs), and county health clinics — all of which offer primary care to low-income or uninsured women without performing abortions. Planned Parenthood isn’t really concerned with serving these women or providing pregnancy and maternity care, yet Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem bothered by that whatsoever.
Hillary Clinton, and pro-abortion politicians like her, have a choice to make: they can stand up for the health care women actually need (like prenatal care and cancer screenings) or they can continue to sell out American women while constantly and deceptively shilling for Planned Parenthood.
If Hillary truly wants to ensure that prenatal care is covered, she should also be urging for Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to be cut off, and for it to be redirected to clinics that will actually help women.