Januari 8, 2013
In its newly released annual report for fiscal year 2011-2012, Planned Parenthood records no less than 333,964 abortions in 2011. In the same report the organization states that 45% of its revenue in that year came from taxpayers.
Town Hall reports that over the past three years, Planned Parenthood (carrying the slogan “care, no matter what”) performed nearly a million abortions.
In the preface of the report, the organization’s chair and president state:
“We are so proud of the year’s many successes, and deeply grateful to all the partners, supporters, volunteers, staff, and friends who helped make them possible.”
Well, the majority of revenue’s received by Planned Parenthood in 2011 consists of American taxpayers, contributing no less than 45% of all income. Contributions from “friends” make out only 26% of the total revenue received in 2011, while another 26% is from “non-government health services.”
Planned Parenthood, described by Douglass R. Scott Jr. as the “most proficient killing machine in America”, is heavily involved into the Obama campaign. Here’s a depiction of PP’s president Cecile Richard, leaing no doubt as to her political allegiance:
As Politico reported during the Democratic convention late last year, the current Democratic platform is carefully avoiding taking a stand on one of the most divisive issues in the United States today: the practice and principle of terminating unborn life. Instead the current Democratic convention hopes to avert the looming specter of electoral defeat, addressing the issue indirectly, framing the issue in such euphemistic words as “human rights”, “empowering women to make their own decisions”, and last but not least: “reproductive health”.
As national polls have indicated, a majority of Americans favours more strict regulations in regards to abortion. The Democratic National Convention therefore has carefully avoided using the “a” word. After all, campaigning history has shown that such words can and will be used by the other side to slam the democrats for recklessness at election time. Rather than taking their positions on the subject, the Democrats have included typical UN euphemisms designed to make abortion an issue of “human rights”.
As the Politico article puts it:
“(…) don’t expect them to focus on abortion- or even necessarily use the word. Instead, they’ll defend Obama’s record on reproductive health and reproductive rights. And, as they have before, they’ll accuse GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his party of waging a “war on women.””
In their rhetorical manoeuvrings, the democratic party has attempted to play into the feelings of the majority of “pro-choice” party-members, while at the same time avoiding a direct clash with a majority of the American people, not quite as inclined to embrace abortion as a morally viable option. By utilizing good-sounding euphemisms, the convention has tried not to step on too many toes, but still defending and promoting Obama’s intention of including contraceptive technology, including abortion, in insurance-packages- and what’s more: requiring American businesses to pay for organizations such as Planned Parenthood.