Planned Parenthood Admits it Doesn’t Need Federal Money

Opinion   |   Gerard Nadal   |   Feb 17, 2011   |   6:21PM   |   Washington, DC

While the civilized world reeled in horror at Planned Parenthood’s demonstrated willingness to aid and abet child sex-trafficking, as revealed in Live Action’s latest sting, another consistent theme seems to have gone largely unnoticed in those videos:

Planned Parenthood caters to those with either insurance or cash, and has repeatedly suggested to the confederate posing as a pimp, as well as to others, that the same STD testing services may be obtained for free at the county health department, and also by donating blood. See the videos here.

Such repetitious advice from center to center raises the concern that Planned Parenthood is clearly not living up to its commitment to use a third of a billion tax-payer dollars annually to provide healthcare for citizens who lack private insurance or cash.

In the most egregious of the videos, the Roanoke video, clinic employee (and nurse?) Leslie has the following exchanges with the pimp:

PP: Um, here’s, here’s kinda the way it works. Ok? And, I’ll tell ya right off. And if you
think there’s several people, you can go to the Health Department and it doesn’t cost you

Pimp: It won’t cost me anything.

PP: And they’ll treat you for free.

Pimp: How much does it cost here?

PP: Um, it’s about 160 dollars.

Pimp: Ok

PP: So, I mean it’s kind of expensive here.

Leslie goes on to reiterate, or confirm, no fewer than ten times, that free services are available elsewhere. A cash-rich pimp with an entire stable of girls is a windfall for a place like Planned Parenthood, but they evidently don’t need the money.

Further, Leslie doesn’t seem to care that she may be the modern Typhoid Mary, contaminating the Virginia blood supply with her ghastly ‘professional’ advice:

PP: Well, uh *laughs*, see I tell a lot of people, I say if you know, if you’re not quite sure,
you’re not having any symptoms, but for peace of mind, go donate blood – cause if you go
donate blood, they have to test for everything anyway. And you know, a lot of plasma places,
they’ll test you for free.

Pimp: That’s good information.

PP: And they pay you for your plasma. You know what I mean? So, there’s several different
ways around it without having to spend a whole lot of money.

Perhaps Leslie has forgotten that HIV can take up to three months before being detectable in the blood, and here she is sending a pimp and his entourage to donate blood as a means of increasing the pimp’s bottom line! Such selflessness is rare in business, but this is a deadly business.

Planned Parenthood has made much of their firing of the Perth Amboy Nurse Manager for her role in the first video released. No word of Leslie’s firing has come across the wires, nor has there been word of Planned Parenthood contacting all blood donation centers in Virginia alerting them to Leslie’s statement: “I tell a lot of people, I say if you know, if you’re not quite sure, you’re not having any symptoms, but for peace of mind, go donate blood.”

If Planned Parenthood will not contact the authorities, then Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell needs to launch an immediate investigation of the Virginia blood supply and close down every Planned Parenthood in the state until such time as he is satisfied that Planned Parenthood is operating within the standard of care for a public health institution. Such an investigation needs to look for any and all cases of inexplicable STD and HIV infection following blood transfusions, especially in the counties adjacent to Roanoke. Then, Leslie’s case needs to be handed over to the State Attorney General for investigation of what criminal charges may be brought against her.

It is time for America to get serious about such criminality among medical professionals. Planned Parenthood’s employee has seriously compromised the public health in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and they have remained silent. Their employees have repeatedly demonstrated that they are willing to refer the poor and indigent to the county for free health services, the same services for which they receive over a third of a billion dollars per year as a subsidy.

In every sting, Live Action has shown this organization to be criminal in both its negligence and intent. At current funding levels, Planned Parenthood is receiving over 3.5 billion dollars per decade. Imagine the serious inroads that money would make in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or Childhood Leukemia.

Grants of any size are a sacred trust, and all the more as the numbers of dollars climb into the billions. Planned Parenthood has broken faith with the American people repeatedly and, in so doing, has made of themselves an organization of pariahs.

In an age of less and less money, the public health requires judicial and faithful stewardship with every tax dollar. Given the challenges faced by an ever-increasing elderly population, it is time to defund this criminal enterprise and spend our money in areas that will yield the greatest possible returns.

Subsidizing the sex lives of teens doesn’t cut it.