Why Protest Planned Parenthood?

James Linton's Blog

I have been asked how a pro-life person could protest Planned Parenthood. It’s a fair question. After all, Planned Parenthood provides a lot of services. Many of these services reduce unwanted pregnancies and presumably abortions. Check out their graphic from their 2014 annual report. According to the graphic, only 3 percent of the services they provide are abortion:

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First off, even if I accepted this accounting (and I don’t, as you’ll see), I don’t believe it justifies the carrying out of 327,653 abortions,more than any other provider in the nation.[1] There is no amount of good an organization can do to justify its existence while committing 327,653 abortions per year.

Second, this graphic is grossly misleading, giving a false impression that abortion is a small portion of what Planned Parenthood (PP) does. The information is misleading because it separates every ‘service’ provided even though the services provided are not…

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About claudiabarlow

I am a writer, and a blogger, and I teach creative writing at my library. I also teach on line, and I have had international students take my class.
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