If you ever had any doubts about how closely tied Planned Parenthood is to abortion, doubt no longer. The organization has just launched a six-figure ad campaign against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whom Planned Parenthood calls “unfit to serve a lifetime on our highest court.” Why? Because Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh is would be a potential vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion-on-demand, overruling all state laws protecting preborn children at that time. What Planned Parenthood isn’t saying, however, is that overturning Roe would not make abortion instantly illegal; it would instead most likely place abortion laws back in the hands of individual states to decide for themselves, just as they did prior to Roe. But the abortion giant isn’t against Kavanaugh because it cares so much about women. (It doesn’t.) It’s against him because overturning Roe would threaten the organization’s very profitable abortion business.
The Washington Times notes that Planned Parenthood’s new ad campaign, #DearSenators, “encourages voters to share their personal abortion stories and to urge their congressmen to block Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation….” Kavanaugh currently serves on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and is considered a Constitutional originalist.
? #DearSenators, we care about #RoevWade. Now is the time to make sure they know that for their constituents, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh is personal. Share your own message to #StopKavanaugh: https://t.co/K1KcTwZI0Q pic.twitter.com/Z3pv5ltKzD
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) August 8, 2018
The idea of sharing personal abortion stories isn’t new, especially not among pro-lifers. Many women regret their abortions; however, it seems unlikely that Planned Parenthood would want those kinds of personal abortion stories to be shared. After all, millions of women grieving their children lost to “choice” aren’t exactly a ringing endorsement of keeping Roe.
The organization publicly claims in its annual reports that abortion is “only 3%” of what it does. It obtains this figure through a sleight of hand, however, and even the Washington Post called this number “misleading.” What’s interesting is that even when Planned Parenthood’s number of “services” increase, the abortion percentage magically remains the same. See how it’s done:
Planned Parenthood’s patient numbers have plummeted over the past several years, yet its abortions haven’t. In fact, the corporation has managed to increase its market share of U.S. abortions to about 35 percent.
This is why Planned Parenthood’s political action fund has launched an all-out war against a Supreme Court nominee whom it believes poses a real threat to Roe v. Wade. It’s why the organization is fighting the potential new HHS “Protect Life Rule” which could strip it of $60 million annually since it refuses to separate its abortion business from its other services (which means that yes, tax dollars are going toward abortion.) It’s also why Planned Parenthood doesn’t bother to report the sexual abuse of children, returning these victims to their abusers.
Because Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion. And in its own unintentional way, the organization keeps reminding us of that.