By Dave Andrusko
The headline to Roam Yocham’s story at Boise State Public Radio unintentionally revealed great truths about the unborn child’s most lethal enemy:
Planned Parenthood Rolls Back Primary Care In Idaho.
The Boise Planned Parenthood clinic won’t provide certain primary care services anymore, but all of their usual reproductive health services will remain.
Little of genuine health care remains after Planned Parenthood tides up its financial bottom line, but abortion? That money maker is here to stay.
Here’s the backdrop. In 2016 Boise Planned Parenthood began a pilot program “treating things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and more acute colds and flus,” Yocham reports.
When Planned Parenthood rolled out its pilot program, Chris Charbonneau, CEO of the Planned Parenthood affiliate, said, “People tend to have preconceived notions about Planned Parenthood, so we are pleased to bring these services to our health centers to complement the quality reproductive and sexual health care we already provide. He added, “With these new service offerings, we are able to offer more comprehensive care to the women and men who rely on us.”
Guess what? Those “preconceived notions” proved to be 100% true. “Those particular services [aka primary care] are the ones that are no longer being offered,” Boise State Public Radio reported.
Why? Simple. Planned Parenthood doesn’t have that many patients who come to the largest abortion provider in the United States for primary care!
Kara Cadwallader, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Senior Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands, “pointed out that most of the people they were trying serve had access to those services elsewhere.” (Emphasis added.)
This, of course, is a point that has made over and over and over again. There are vastly more places, such as federally qualified community health centers– which do not provide abortions – which provide more comprehensive health care services than those offered by Planned Parenthood.
As Katie Franklin put it, “Indeed, non-abortion centers like community health centers and rural health care centers outnumber Planned Parenthood 20-1 and provide a wider range of services to women.” On top of that, “They also tend to be located in areas of the country in which Planned Parenthood simply doesn’t exist.”
And that doesn’t even take into account, Franklin observes, the thousands of pregnancy help centers which provide services that “range from material aid—resources such as diapers, cribs, and formula—to medical care—services such as STD testing and ultrasound screenings.”
Well so much for Boise Planned Parenthood’s attempt to repackage its image. It is returning (no doubt with a sigh of relief) to its first and most important function: killing over 320,000 unborn babies each and every year.