An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Post created by Chris from Racine! (Her first, but surely NOT her last! )
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Gift certificates have become a popular holiday gift option, but a controversial new one, already has people talking.
For the first time, Planned Parenthood in Indiana is offering gift certificates. The organization said a big increase in calls and visits from newly unemployed and uninsured Hoosiers prompted what it calls the unusual, yet practical gift option.
Wow!! Isn’t that what you’d like to see in your Christmas stocking??
The certificates come in $25 increments. They can be used for everything from birth control to $58 examinations that include breast exams and pap tests. Men who receive healthcare at Planned Parenthood can use them too.
“They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things,” said Struben-Hall.
Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The answer is yes. But, Planned Parenthood said that’s not the purpose of the gift certificates.
Struben-Hall said, “They really are intended for preventative healthcare. We decided not to put restrictions on the gift certificates so it’s for whatever people feel they need the services for most.”
Pardon me while I scoff at that. The first link under health topics on the Planned Parenthood website is Abortion, and clicking the link leads to the following:
Abortions are very common. In fact, more than 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. “
In fact, the American Life League has some interesting statistics…
2006 Planned Parenthood service numbers
Number of abortions (medical and surgical): 289,750
Total number of abortions per week: 5,572
Adoption referrals: 2,410
Ratio of adoption referrals to abortions: 1 per 120
Let’s get real here – Planned Parenthood has an agenda, and that agenda is to kill as many babies as they can get their hands on. And no, it has nothing to do with race…
Percentages of U.S. Women Who Obtained Abortions, Broken Down by Race (According to Center of Disease Control, 2004)
Listen, I understand that there are far too many people who are uninsured, underinsured, or have recently lost their jobs; in fact, this may be a good idea to help those who can’t afford it get medical care. However, If they were sincere in the intentions that these gift certificates were to be used for preventative care, I see no problem in putting restrictions on them which state exactly that. Instead, these gift certificates can be used to murder a child. Merry Christmas.