Planned Parenthood Using Boobs To Suck On The Teet of Government

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Photo from Shutterstock via The Federalist

Now that the Senate has rejected the idea of depriving Planned Parenthood of over $500 million dollars worth of reimbursements via the states’ Medicaid programs (which is so doggone laundered there is no easy way to get rid of all of it in a single vote), it is time to examine just what the reasoning is that the people on Capitol Hill are using to defy public sentiment when it comes to refusing the abortion people their spot on the government tit.

“The problem is, in my state and many others, Planned Parenthood is the primary provider of women’s health services in certain parts of my state,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who said she is likely to vote against the bill. “So I don’t know how you would ensure that all of the patients of Planned Parenthood could be absorbed by alternative care providers.”

Forget ObamaCare and the free market coming up with new places for women to go for services, alternative care for what is the question.  Supposedly, Planned Parenthood has services that include well-woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings (pap smears), contraception and sexually transmitted disease testing in addition to abortion services.  Not that well-woman exams aren’t a good thing, but how often is PP used for that purpose.  Do we out here on the fruited plain really go to Planned Parenthood to get our blood pressure, heart rates, and cholesterol checked?

No, Planned Parenthood is really all about controlling the fertility of women, specifically the “human weeds” Margaret Sanger wanted out of the gene pool, as if we delicate hothouse flowers can’t do it ourselves without the help of chemicals and instruction.  Seriously, how hard is it to keep your clothes on if you don’t want to get pregnant?

Of course, that is a bit simplistic, but with the advent of the drug store, it isn’t that hard to get over the counter contraceptives if one really needs them.  But, no, the real reason that we hear Planned Parenthood is essential – even from some on the pro-life side – is that they provide “health care” to women in rural states as if women living in rural parts of the country didn’t know they would have to travel distances to receive medical treatment.  That is one of the trade-offs of living in an isolated area.  The bigger question is it really true?  LifeNews.com challenges the notion with a graphic:

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However, it is the all-inclusive and honored mammogram, the diagnostic tool meant to detect and map lesions in a woman’s breast that may or may not be cancer, that prompts the support of Planned Parenthood getting well woman dollars.  There’s just one catch:

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Thank you, Abby Johnson for sharing the image.

And so there we have it.  When it comes down to the reason why Planned Parenthood is getting a pass from Congress it may be the breast cancer lobby…when it was established some time ago that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammography, just referrals to facilities that provide that service.

So, is Planned Parenthood hiding behind a bunch of boobs?  Could be.  The leftist troll commenting army got their marching orders on the possibility of Planned Parenthood being defunded and this is one of the objections.  In the end, the measure failed.  At least now we know that Planned Parenthood isn’t completely getting a pass.

For more on just women would be missing without Planned Parenthood, LifeNews.com has some interesting statistics.

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

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