“[L]ike a butcher that doesn't sell steak or a fast food restaurant that doesn't sell burgers, Planned Parenthood couldn't stay in business without offering abortion.”
Each time Congress debates whether to defund Planned Parenthood, the inevitable refrain from the group's supporters is that the money it receives from taxpayers doesn't pay for abortions and that, besides, abortion makes up just 3 percent of its services. The group's leaders saturate the media with their claim that their 700 clinics offer women and families “a range of health services.”
But an abortion is nothing like a breast exam, which Planned Parenthood clinics offer, or a mammogram, which they do not (though its supporters often claim they do). An abortion is much more serious and consequential. Unlike those other services, it is not meant to protect or enhance life, but rather to destroy it.