Letter: Planned Parenthood
March 19, 2017
On March 13, I watched an interview with the executive VP of Planned Parenthood on Fox News. Ms. Dawn Laguens was discussing the $500 million that might be withheld from Planned Parenthood. Abortions are performed on babies at 51/2 weeks or more when a heartbeat is present, and 300,000 abortions a year are performed at Planned Parenthood.
Ms. Laguens claimed that one out of three women has had an abortion in their lifetime. I'm not sure where she got her facts, but that seems very high. That means that most of us should know two women who have had an abortion. She also claimed that gynecologists performed breast cancer screenings, but mammograms were referred to hospitals. Gynecologists also do cervical cancer screenings. I called our local Planned Parenthood in west Glenwood, and I was told they have a nurse practitioner who does all the screenings. I don't know if the nurse practitioner does the abortions as well.
Ms. Laguens claimed that only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood services are for abortions. The $500 million could be reinstated if abortions stopped.
This shows that Planned Parenthood does not need the $500 million.
Why wouldn't that be an option for Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion-on-demand provider and claims only 3 percent of the services are for abortions. That just doesn't add up or make any sense. The only answer is that a lot of services are renamed to avoid the word "abortion." Common sense says "take the money" for other important services for women that they claim are so needed and that only they can administer.
Tucker Carlson interviewed the executive VP of Planned Parenthood and said it was "a uniquely shallow conversation." I agree. She was stuck on abortions on demand and stayed there.
But don't take my word for it, watch it yourself on Tucker Carlson's website. The only lives that Ms. Laguens cared about was her own and that of her bank account.