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Kathy Griffin’s horrific Trump photo is the reality of what Planned Parenthood does every day

Kathy Griffin recently made news for her vulgar display featuring her holding a bloody and decapitated fake head of President Donald Trump. Griffin has since apologized and has been fired from CNN. Squatty Potty, a company which appeared on Shark Tank, also dropped its contract with her.

This recent stunt is not the only sign of vulgarity from Griffin. Not only is she a Planned Parenthood supporter who, like other such supporters, is prone to talking up Planned Parenthood’s decreasing health care services, but she’s also gone through similarly cheap means to promote the abortion giant.

Griffin has made no secret of her status as a Planned Parenthood client. In a September 2015 interview with Playbill, Griffin had some choice words to explain her support for the abortion giant:

If it wasn’t for Planned Parenthood, I wouldn’t get my Pap smears. If I felt a lump, and I’ve had two lumps removed from my breast… I don’t think the average American [d——] understands that Planned Parenthood is where women go for health care… It’s so insane to me that people think Planned Parenthood is something it’s not. It’s not like these are clinics that are everywhere saying, ‘Free Beer and Abortion.’ It’s Planned Parenthood. It’s been around forever.

Planned Parenthood has a market share of 0.97 percent in U.S. Pap smears and a 1.8-percent market share in the clinical breast exams Griffin speaks of. These breast exams are not the same as mammograms, which Planned Parenthood does not perform, despite the organization and its supporters claiming otherwise.

What’s “so insane” to those who know the truth about Planned Parenthood is all the misleading information spouted about the abortion corporation and its ‘services.’ Planned Parenthood performs the most abortions in the country – more than 34 percent of U.S. abortions happen at Planned Parenthood facilities – with a rise of almost 5,000 abortions in the latest annual report. The abortion giant is hardly necessary for legitimate health care services, especially when outnumbered by thousands of Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs) across the nation that offer far more extensive health care services.

In fact, when women asked Planned Parenthood where they could go for basic health services that most Planned Parenthoods fail to provide, they were told to just “Google it.”

Unable to contain herself and her vulgarity, Griffin has also mocked pro-life candidates running for office: “I would love to give every single one of the Republicans running right now, including Carly [Fiorina], a Pap smear. I will personally do it.”

Griffin has claimed that “people don’t even know what Planned Parenthood is.” Apparently, Griffin needs to take her own thoughts to heart. Does she realize what Planned Parenthood really is? That its abortionists have killed and maimed women in the process of abortion? Live Action has also caught Planned Parenthood directly lying about women’s safety in their facilities. Perhaps Griffin needs to take a look at these videos.

“What Planned Parenthood is” includes being the organization that performs the most abortions in the nation, covers up the sexual abuse of children, fails to report rapists, willingly discusses aborting a baby because she’s a girl, and details the gruesome activities involved in late-term abortion – all while laughing about it. It’s an organization that, as its latest annual report shows, has increased its number of abortions along with its taxpayer funding, while legitimate health care services – like Pap smears and cancer screenings – have decreased.

Griffin also likes to pretend Planned Parenthood is a savior of women. There was her odd tweet about Pap smears, which are used for cancer screenings and are not at all impacted by the legality of abortion or Roe v. Wade.

Griffin has also tweeted her support for Planned Parenthood before, tying it in with the #shoutyourabortion trend and fundraising for Planned Parenthood. (Private donations like Griffin’s are one more reason taxpayers don’t need to be unwillingly footing the bill for the abortion giant.)

Planned Parenthood has not denounced or spoken about Griffin’s actions involving her picture with a severed head resembling President Trump.

Editor’s Note: All op-eds are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily the official position of Live Action.

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