The CEO of the nation’s biggest abortion company is upset that pro-life Governor John Kasich of Ohio signed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, whose abortion biz pretty much only provides women with abortions as opposed to prenatal care or adoptions, claims taking away the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding hurts “expectant mothers and newborns.”
Here’s the unbelievable irony from Richards:
“This legislation will have devastating consequences for women across Ohio,” Richards said in a statement. “John Kasich is proudly eliminating care for expectant mothers and newborns. He is leaving thousands without vital STD and HIV testing, slashing a program to fight domestic violence, and cutting access to essential, basic health care.”
Never mind that the funding planned Parenthood received now goes to legitimate medical centers that provide tangible health care for women and children.
However, in a statement to CNN, Kasich’s spokesperson Joe Andrews said the law reflects Kasich’s support of women’s health issues.
“The Ohio Department of Health has at least 150 other sub-grantees and contractors for the affected grants and projects addressing such issues as newborn babies, infant mortality, expectant mothers, violence against women, and minority HIV/AIDS,” the statement said. “ODH will reallocate funding from ineligible providers under the new law to other currently eligible providers, ranging from local health departments and community organizations to hospitals and universities. These organizations will be required to submit proposals in order to receive funding.”
Meanwhile, according to Planned Parenthood’s own figures from its annual report, 92 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood get abortions while a handful get prenatal support or adoption referrals. Although Planned Parenthood likes to talk about getting hundreds of millions in federal funding for family planning, the numbers show abortions are up while contraception services are down.
In 2011, abortions made up 92% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 7% (28,674) and 0.6% (2,300), respectively. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 145 abortions.
After the Planned Parenthood abortion company was caught in multiple states selling aborted babies and their body parts, several states have taken steps to de-fund it and Ohio is now the 10th state to take steps to end or cut Planned Parenthood funding.