“Women’s Health” Magazine Promotes Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

National   Steven Ertelt   Aug 30, 2012   |   1:45PM    Washington, DC

Women’s Health magazine has done a disservice to women’s health by promoting the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

In a new article “Are Your Birth Control Rights Endangered?” the magazine lambastes the “fringy far-right extremists” who have supposedly “infiltrated the mainstream—in the form of Tea Party Republicans and GOP presidential candidates” to promote a position against abortion. It continues, with significant hyperbole and alarm:

Some of the recent attacks launched by staunch conservatives are chillingly retro and misogynistic: Rick Santorum’s financial backer pining for the days when a woman stuck an aspirin between her knees to avoid pregnancy; a GOP legislator in New Hampshire, Lynne Blankenbeker, proposing that married—married!—couples could practice abstinence unless they want to conceive; a panel of all-male House Republican legislators and religious leaders debating contraceptive coverage at a House Committee meeting; conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh going on a three-day on-air tirade against law student Sandra Fluke, calling her a slut and a prostitute for speaking up in favor of birth-control coverage. And, particularly scary for Chris, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledging to defund Planned Parenthood if elected.

Also out of luck if Romney wins: the one in five women in the U.S. who have received basic health care and disease screenings at one of Planned Parenthood’s more than 800 clinics.

The article quotes Marcia Greenberger, copresident of the National Women’s Law Center, a pro-abortion legal group and pro-abortion researcher Linda Rosenstock. The article goes on to blast the pro-life conscience compromise for those who don’t want to be forced to refer women or pay for their abortion-causing drugs, and it blasts Catholic hospitals for not doing abortions.

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, in a tweet today, bragged about talking with the editors of the magazine and sent out a picture of herself talking with the editors of the publication.

Nowhere in the article are key questions asked about women’s health. How can Planned Parenthood promote women’s health when it kills women in abortions?  How can Planned Parenthood promote women’s health when it provides only abortions and not medical care for pregnant women?  How can Planned Parenthood promote women’s health when it denies the link between abortion and breast cancer?

In a section on How to Take Action, the magazine promotes Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion group NARAL as well as pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke. You can respond with your own action by contacting the magazine at:

Women’s Health Magazine
33 E. Minor Street
Emmaus, PA 18098
WomensHealth@rodale.com
Letter to the Editor: tellus@womenshealthmag.com

Also contact:
Jay Ehrlich, Editorial Director
Email: WHOnline@womenshealthmag.com