What has Planned Parenthood (PPFA) been up to lately? Quite intriguing.
1. Students for Life of America obtained a PP of New York City document with talking points on how to discuss abortion. It appears the underlying goal is to create confusion and a little bit of guilt. Readers are urged to “evoke empathy, emphasize personal decision making and accept ambivalence” when talking to friends. Another key point to win your friends over to the pro-choice side is to express relief that the person didn’t have an abortion. (Note: doesn’t this make abortion a bad thing?) Tips for Fielding Questions apparently suggest that you don’t really answer the question but mouth the usual soundbites about the greatness of Planned Parenthood.
2. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is giddy over the close relationship PP has had with the Obama administration. “I’ve been working with this administration for the last three years on getting women better health care access in a whole host of ways,” she says in a National Journal interview. Obamacare and its abortion funding components “is the single most important opportunity to expand women’s health care access in this country that we will ever see.” Of course, to PP, abortion is somehow health care.
In another development, former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer has filed a lawsuit against Iowa’s PP claiming that PP engaged in “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid. “During my last years working at Planned Parenthood, it became increasingly clear to me that not all of their policies and protocols were completely legal and ethical. After much thought, I contacted the Alliance Defending Freedom,” says Thayer. “I believe that it is an important piece in the nationwide effort to shed light on the darkness and deception surrounding America’s largest abortion provider — Planned Parenthood.” Way to go Sue!!!