Why Planned Parenthood is NOT for Women’s Health

As a twenty-something American women who is highly in favor of the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the biggest opposition I hear is that by taking funds from Planned Parenthood, we are hindering women’s rights and limiting the healthcare options that women have available to them. Many people say that, if not for Planned Parenthood, they would have nowhere else to go for basic reproductive healthcare. The simple fact is that this is not true.

Since the Affordable Care Act has been signed into place, it is required by law for all Americans to have health insurance. Furthermore, all health insurance providers are required to provide basic reproductive services (including a yearly exam, mammogram, and pap smear) free of charge. These services are offered at any OBGYN office.

What about people who do not have insurance? Funnily enough, the same people who use this argument are traditionally staunch advocates of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which fines those who do not have healthcare. So to these people I ask, where do you truly stand? Is insurance required at the risk of paying a penalty? If so, then why the need for Planned Parenthood? And if the Affordable Care Act does not supply insurance as it should, leaving women without healthcare options, then how can you fail to see the glaring lack of practical application of the ACA?

Setting that aside, there are numerous organizations which provide healthcare to those who do not have insurance. In August of 2015, the Charlotte Lozier Institute produced a map listing over 13,000 non-abortive healthcare facilities in the United Stated compared to only 665 Planned Parenthood locations.  Clearly, there are many alternatives to seeking true healthcare without the need for Planned Parenthood.

So what does Planned Parenthood offer that cannot be obtained elsewhere? Not anything to help advance women’s healthcare, I can tell you that. Planned Parenthood provides contraception. And Planned Parenthood provides abortions. Oh and about those contraceptives? Let’s go back to that lovely Affordable Care Act once more. The ACA requires contraception to be provided free of charge. So why exactly is Planned Parenthood necessary? What is it that women are getting at Planned Parenthood that they cannot get elsewhere, aside from abortion?

Why should our federal tax money be supporting this organization which places such a strong emphasis on contraception and abortion when the actual healthcare needs of women can be met in so many other locations? If we’re going to spend the money on healthcare, why not put it towards facilities that do not offer abortions? Why not use it to help provide better healthcare to our veterans? Or to children battling cancer? There are so many better uses for this money.

To convince society that all women will have sex promiscuously and need the contraceptives and STD testing Planned Parenthood provides is insulting to women. We are more than mindless sex machines who cannot stop ourselves from giving into bodily pleasures. And our young women need to be taught that they are worth so much more than a one night stand. Instead of throwing our hands up and saying, “It is what it is. They’re going to have sex. Let’s make sure they do so safely”, why not fight back? Sexual promiscuity does not have to be the norm.  And America’s young women deserve to know that.

Life is to be protected at ALL stages.  To spread the lie that a child within the womb is not a baby is truly evil. To tell women that it is just a blob of tissue that can be easily disposed of and then turn around to “harvest” what, in truth, is very valuable tissue, the tissue of a living baby…well this is a bold faced lie that the devil himself couldn’t be more pleased with.

I don’t care if it makes me “old-fashioned”. I don’t care if you think I need to “get with the times.” Truth does not change with time. And the truth is that life, ALL life, is created by God. It is not ours to dispose of as we so choose.

As the United States election creeps closer and closer, please pray for God’s guidance in electing our next President. Please pray for those who fight for life.  Please pray for those who feel they have no other choice than abortion.  Pray for those in the abortion industry and those who support Planned Parenthood, that their eyes and hearts may be opened.  Pray for America.  Pray for life.

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10 thoughts on “Why Planned Parenthood is NOT for Women’s Health

  1. monicakay February 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Would it be ok if I share ur blog post with my church members on their Facebook blog? I’m leading pro-life. 😊

    • rosesnearrunningwaters February 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm Reply

      Absolutely! The more people aware of the truth, the more people can educate others too! God Bless!

  2. Sue February 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Amen!

  3. Elizabeth Tichvon February 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Thank you for taking the narrow path of Truth. God bless you!

  4. Cassie February 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Another thing that most people aren’t aware of is that Planned Parenthood has fought those who want them to be required to have the ability to admit their patients into a hospital if needed after a botched abortion. Last I heard, this still isn’t something that they are required to do, even though other clinics and such are. At least some of the planned parenthood clinics put the lives of some of the women who get abortions there at more risk by not involving the local hospitals when the abortions don’t go as planned and the woman is injured. I don’t have a link right off hand (will see if I can find one or more later when I have more time to dig around), but I’ve read a number of articles talking about how a woman died after getting an abortion because the clinics sent them home or whatever afterwards instead of getting them to the hospital, and they either bled out or had some other serious complication that was bad enough to kill them.

  5. SR April 26, 2016 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Hey Rose

    Have not seen you around lately and wondering if all is well with you? I so pray it is. Love and God Bless, SR

    • rosesnearrunningwaters April 28, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

      Thank you SR…all is well but has been busy and I needed time to wrap my head around everything before posting! See my latest post 🙂

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