Activists Defend Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday Discount

National   |   Jill Stanek   |   Nov 30, 2012   |   5:01PM   |   Washington, DC

One never knows which posts are going to get more attention than others. (I’m usually wrong when I guess, actually.)

So I was surprised my blog on Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s Black Friday specials got quite a bit of traction, from Fox to the Christian Post to Human Events.

All the attention forced a response from the other side.

Writers at both Jezebel and RH Reality Check disputed whether Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday $10 discount could be applied to abortions, although why should they care? If one supports unfettered abortion access, what does it matter whether a clinic dispenses coupons to make an abortion that much easier to get?

Nevertheless, here was their rationale, quoting Jezebel:

The newest outrage? Activist Jill Stanek believes she caught Florida Planned Parenthood offering discount abortions as a part of “Black Friday” celebrations. It makes a great headline – get it? Black? Like the hearts of those who support a woman’s right to reproductive healthcare? Because the email offer broadcasted $10 off a clinic visit, she took that to assume it was a financial abortion incentive.

There are a few problems with this conclusion, the biggest of which is that Florida has a 24-hour waiting period, which would make a coupon sent out near a Thanksgiving holiday worthless.



But the $10 off applied to a “visit that day,” so it didn’t matter whether one had to wait 24 hours for that day’s appointment.

Silly pro-aborts can’t even read coupons right. Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.