Planned Parenthood lauds reported increase in vasectomies after reversal of Roe

Planned Parenthood has reported that since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, it has seen a rapid increase in demand for vasectomies. The abortion giant is touting these vasectomies as an “act of love.”

“Our vasectomy volume has gone up quite a bit,” the director of vasectomy services with Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Dr. Grace Shih, told KIRO 7 News. Planned Parenthood Northwest, which includes Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, Indiana, and Kentucky, claims to have seen an overall increase of 34% in vasectomies.

Dr. Christian Hettinger of Kansas City Urology Care told Fox 17 that the clinic went from three phone calls inquiring about vasectomies per weekend to 50, claiming that calls increased 900% over the course of a week.

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Love vs. sexual objectification

“They are volunteering to me. They are coming in because of the Dobbs decision,” Shih said of men inquiring about vasectomies. She said that one patient called a vasectomy “an act of love.”

“Pregnancy requires two people, and it’s not fair that the burden falls on one person because they’re the ones that can get pregnant,” a man in Washington, identified as Evan, said. He received a vasectomy over the summer.

This swift rise in vasectomies implies that prior to the fall of Roe, these same men may have been utilizing or willing to utilize abortion as birth control. Now that some states have laws protecting preborn children from the horror of abortion, it seems some men are volunteering for vasectomies… but are these being done for reasons other than “love”?

Population control

Ultimately, Planned Parenthood said it was ‘excited‘ to make vasectomies free of charge to men, though what this means is that the sterilizations are taxpayer-funded through Medicaid, targeting underprivileged men. Given the abortion giant’s history of endorsing and participating in eugenic sterilization, its eagerness to ensure that poor men can’t reproduce is concerning.

Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, who recruited other eager eugenicists to her cause. Originally called the American Birth Control League, Planned Parenthood’s focus was to promote birth control for certain women — namely the poor and minorities. Sanger infamously argued the people she saw as “undesirables” — minorities, the poor, the disabled, and the mentally ill — were “human weeds” who should not be permitted to “breed.”

Furthermore, in the 1960s and 1970s, poor minority women were pressured into sterilization, and many even had sterilization forced upon them. When the anti-sterilization feminist group, the Advisory Committee on Sterilization, was formed in 1975, it received pushback from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and the National Abortion Rights Action League.

It is, therefore, unsurprising  that Planned Parenthood would promote sterilization as an act of love and advertise “free” vasectomies for underprivileged men. Vasectomies can sometimes be reversed if men do decide to have children someday, but in some cases, a vasectomy may be permanent. As more states pass laws restricting abortion, Planned Parenthood appears to be shifting gears to continue a population control agenda through birth control and sterilization — as it did when it first launched in 1916.

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