This story in the NY Times caught my attention mostly because anytime the NY Times seems interested in Texas is if they think it will make us look like the Neanderthals they imagine us to be most of the time. An interesting tidbit in the story was discovering that apparently some Planned Parenthood folks claim to “have a heart” capable of “being broken”. Yes, Amy Miller, CEO of Whole Woman’s Health said “it’s heartbreaking for us” that they had to close two south Texas “Mayan Temples” a.k.a. abortuaries.
Why did Planned Parenthood HAVE to close those two clinics? According to their own website they state: “Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.” so we are to believe that they are so tight on money that they can’t “lose” 3% of their “services” without having to close their doors? I think not! Because we now know that the organization is planning on spending more than $18 million this cycle according to this article at Foxnews.com to cast ALL conservatives/Republicans as “extreme” in an effort to win elections. Is it because their doctors can’t get admitting privileges at a hospital (because they are all so competent)? Or perhaps because they are diverting $18 million to ads, they can’t afford to buy bleach and sterilizing products for their “back alley butcher shops”?
No, it has become clear that Planned Parenthood is willing to forego abortion profits for a few months to have the breathless news coverage of SOUTH TEXAS (read that as poor minority communities) “having to close clinics” because of evil, heartless Republicans. I think in retail sales that’s called a “loss leader”. So who is really willing to sacrifice “women’s health for political reasons”? Clearly if only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s “great services” come from abortions and they can find $18 million for expensive political ad campaigns why can’t they find the money (or better yet not spend all of their $18 million on political ads) to comply with the new common sense Texas laws meant to make sure that they fulfill their “promises” of safe, clean facilities. How is it that taxpayers are still funding a group that has $18 million to pay consultants and buy political advertising?
Clearly abortions are not only big business but they are the perfect political ploy for fundraising campaigns that propagandize an act that bears a striking resemblance to Mayan/Pagan religions from centuries ago. In the words of Wendy Davis supporters “Hail Satan”.