Whether you are pro-life or pro-women's rights, no one can deny that Planned Parenthood treats millions of women and children per year who may othewise have little or no access to medical care. They can gain this medical care through government funding. There was a bill proposed in 2009 which failed. The Pence Amendment was voted on to stop all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and it failed to go through. Their hopes were to cut funding to all services in order to fight abortion. The bill has been reopened for voting this week!
Just last month there were several videos released to the media about a pro-life group which ran a sting operation. They caught several employees of Planned Parenthood abusing the government funding by assisting human traffickers in getting underage abortions among many other illegal atrocities. All of these employees were immediately fired.
I do not deny that what they did was wrong but cutting ALL federal funding is not the answer. These pro-life groups are using this as an opportunity to solve a totally different battle. There is a totally different problem here than funding. The problem is in the employees and Planned Parenthood is taking actions.
I also feel that any undercover operations should be handled by the authorities and not groups with any bias or agenda. The possibility for editing to favor their movement and the actions of their participants should most definitely be scrutinized. I believe that there were other parts of those videos not reported which do show empoyees upholding the laws and acting with ethics and standards adherent to the Planned Parenthood Organization.
There should be a policing of Planned Parenthood just as every agency recieving government funding. In the mean time they can not stop funding. It would make these atrocities even worse for effecting an extraordinarily larger number of people in a negative way.
Call and be counted. Tell your Representative how you feel. Tell facebook and spead the word.