We all know Hollywood loves Planned Parenthood and will do whatever it takes to keep the billion-dollar organization rolling in our tax dollars. In fact, the rich and famous are often the first they turn to whenever the abortion giant finds itself entangled in another scandal (which is more often than not).
With talks of defunding Planned Parenthood echoing across the White House and in Congress, damage control has kicked into overdrive. To protect its abortion gold mine, Planned Parenthood is using every resource at its disposal, especially their friends in Hollywood, to try to convince America that life without the organization would be a crisis of epic proportions.
The latest example is a new video tribute to Planned Parenthood by Joss Whedon, who directed The Avengers, and created popular TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has the abortion giant’s faithful followers abuzz.
In a statement, Whedon described the three-minute short film, titled UNLOCKED, as “what a world without Planned Parenthood would look like, which is truly dire.” New York Magazine called it “a pretty effective piece of advertising.” Other fans described it as “powerful” and “emotionally charged.”
But frankly, the video is misleading at best and dangerous at worst.
As I’ve written before, there were 75.4 million women of childbearing age in the United States in 2012. Planned Parenthood sees only about 2-3 million patients each year. So even if Planned Parenthood were to disappear, other entities providing real healthcare (not abortion) to women could easily step in and fill the void.
The abortion giant and its allies are doing women and girls in need a huge disservice by trying to convince them that Planned Parenthood is their only option for healthcare.
In reality, a much wider range of services is available at thousands of federally qualified health centers across the United States. In fact, low-cost comprehensive care clinics for women outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20-1.
(Curious about health care options near you? Find them at GetYourCare.org.)
The only thing that differentiates Planned Parenthood facilities in terms of services is the hundreds of thousands of abortions they commit each year. So if defunding Planned Parenthood means there is less intentional killing of unborn children and better funding for more quality healthcare services for women, what exactly is the problem?
Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood has no problem closing their facilities when they don’t make enough money. Just last week, it was announced that the abortion chain will close three of its facilities in New Mexico, one in Wyoming, and four in Iowa. Planned Parenthood cares about profit—that’s why they don’t want women to know the real options available to them.
The end of the new video asks the viewer, “Which world do you want?”
So I ask you, do you want a world where women in need are told that their only option for low-cost healthcare is a billion-dollar organization that is the nation’s largest provider of abortions? Or do you want a world where women are told about the more extensive options they have for healthcare by people who actually care about them and don’t peddle abortions just because they want to meet quotas and further their bottom line?
Women will not die if Planned Parenthood closes its doors. It is misleading, irresponsible, and frankly, dangerous, to try to convince women otherwise. Planned Parenthood and their cronies should be ashamed of themselves.
To learn more about ADF’s efforts to help defund Planned Parenthood, visit the link below.