I understand the frustration, I really do. But if an organization does harm to even one human being even when helping so many others, do we still call it philanthropic? Do we still think they work for the love of humanity? Some people think so.
I wish our opponents would stop being so judgmental and so quick to cast stones. I would like to suggest to them to do some research and become educated on exactly all that we offer and do on a daily basis, so they could make informed decisions rather than listen to all of the propaganda. […]
In the shoes that I have walked in for the past 17 years, we have tried to help people who need us by treating and educating our patients and hopefully helping them avoid having to make the choice of having an abortion.
Planned Parenthood does offer many services that I have absolutely no problem with, like breast exams. Yes, I want someone to give breast exams and preventative cancer care to those without insurance. I’m not advocating otherwise. However, abortion provider aside, Planned Parenthood also promotes many other practices that the majority of Americans and Canadians may actually find disturbing. For example, the IPPF gave China its seal of approval in 2006, despite the claims of activists that forced sterilizations and abortions were still taking place.
An article in Time magazine in September 2005 claimed that some 7,000 people had been sterilised against their will in Shandong province.
The very year China joined the IPPF, it hit record highs for sterilizations.
An aggressive, and often coercive, prevention campaign also reduced abortions. In 1983 alone, China sterilized 21 million people and fitted 17.8 million women with intrauterine devices. The next year abortions declined sharply to 8.9 million.
Is this how Planned Parenthood envisions “treating patients” in order to help them avoid abortion? And even if their employees didn’t conceal statutory rape, and even if there are fewer abortions preformed than mammograms, is it really worth the trade-off? Do we really have to settle for a shabby runner-up to handle women’s health? I think we all deserve better than that.by