OpinionFri Aug 31, 2012 - 1:08 pm EST
Planned Parenthood’s cancer screening initiative is a joke
August 31, 2012 (STOPP.org) - Planned Parenthood Federation of America and various affiliates have released scads of stories over the past week touting a new breast cancer initiative. The $3 million it says will fund the initiative is the amount Planned Parenthood claims it raised in four days in response to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s quickly-rescinded announcement that it would stop funding the abortion giant.
So, what about this huge investment of $3 million Cecile Richards says she is earmarking for breast cancer screening and education? To put it in perspective, Planned Parenthood’s total income in 2010 was $1.04 billion. The three million dollars it says it will commit to the breast cancer initiative is less than one perecent of its total annual income.
Planned Parenthood gets $1.3 million from the government each and every day of the year. It is earmarking an amount equal to a bit more than two days of its government income to “expand” its breast cancer screening and education. Seriously, Planned Parenthood? You want us to believe that you are serious about providing real healthcare services for women? Especially when we consider that PPFA pocketed in excess of $164 million in 2010 alone from killing innocent preborn children, and untold millions from handing out cancer-causing birth control?
This entire expansion nonsense represents some big-time drama on the part of Planned Parenthood, all for the hope of positive publicity and future funding. Under attack from every direction, the abortion mogul desperately needs to put on a good face for the public so it can continue to improve its standing in the community, expand its government funding, and increase its abortion business.
While it touts this “new” initiative, the fact remains that Planned Parenthood is not licensed to do anything beyond Level 1 manual breast exams - the same exam that a woman can do in the privacy of her own home. According to a Reuters article from msnbc.com that quotes Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, her true intention appears to be to “fund” some ultrasounds, biopsies, and other follow-up services. A quick reading would imply that Planned Parenthood is expanding services, but a closer look shows that, while it may actually add some new offerings, it may very well just plan more referrals, some of them possibly funded by Planned Parenthood. It also plans to use the money to reach out more to Hispanic women - already a huge item on Planned Parenthood’s agenda. It says it will provide new, unnamed educational resources for women. And, oh yes, it will add a new, unnamed, unexplained “screening tool for the network’s doctors and nurses.”
Bottom line: Planned Parenthood has to do something to make people think it cares about women’s health. It raised some money by bullying the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and thought it would be wise, obviously, to mount yet another publicity campaign to pat itself on the back for supposedly saving women’s lives.
As Pope Benedict XVI recently said, falsehood, or insincerity, is the mark of the devil. Planned Parenthood exists only because of its artfully constructed walls of insincerity, lies, and deception. But those walls are starting to crumble, as more and more people come to understand that the only reliable thing about the abortion giant is that you can count on it to lie. The master of deception will not survive the truth.
Without a government committed to propping it up, it would crumble and turn to dust overnight. Planned Parenthood is an integral part of the government’s machinery that is working to downsize and eventually destroy America. By exercising our right to vote, and working continually to expose Planned Parenthood’s evil role in the decline of our society, we can make a huge difference.
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Rita Diller is the national director of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP). This article first appeared in STOPP’s Wednesday report, and is reprinted with permission