The word “swanky” glares off the screen of the Washingtonian’s latest article about Planned Parenthood’s giant new abortion clinic in Washington, D.C.
The word conjures images of excessive wealth, luxury and pomp. And that’s basically how the D.C. magazine described the architecture and design of the new $20 million mega abortion facility.
Planned Parenthood appears not to have spared any expense on its new abortion center. The abortion chain told the magazine that it wants the new facility to look like higher-end retailers – “a combination Apple Store, Starbucks, and Anthropologie.”
But abortion, Planned Parenthood’s main business, never got mentioned in the magazine piece, nor did the controversy surrounding the new building. The abortion facility is located next door to two city schools – something that parents in the area have expressed serious concerns about.
Philip Wegmann responded at the Washington Examiner:
A far cry from your mother’s reproductive health clinic, the fancy facility is both pro-choice and swanky.
But the smudged finger prints of Planned Parenthood’s public relations team are clearly visible on the glossy listicle. And the obvious attempt to solicit sympathy backfires. If the organization can afford a $20 million privately-funded office, perhaps Planned Parenthood really won’t be reduced to the dark ages without taxpayer cash.
As the story shows, the place is really posh. While Planned Parenthood claims to cater to needy inner city women, this new building looks like a day spa for yuppie millennials living in the old school-houses converted to lofts in gentrified D.C. From the hardwood floors to the plush furniture, the decor was plucked straight from Pinterest.
“Swanky” and “posh” are interesting choices of words given that the abortion chain is fighting desperately to convince the public that it needs half a billion tax dollars to continue providing health care to low-income women.
It’s just another clue that Planned Parenthood’s priorities are not what they claim they are. Helping low income women access quality health care takes a backseat to its money-making abortion practices.
This also is evident from Planned Parenthood’s recent refusal of an offer of an increase in taxpayer funding in exchange for it stopping abortions.
Then there’s Planned Parenthood’s highly paid executive staff. CEO Cecile Richards’ salary nearly doubled in less than five years, and she now earns close to $1 million a year.
The abortion chain also has a history of spending millions each year on elaborate parties with celebrity guest appearances, expensive office spaces and first-class travel for its executives.
Then there’s the evidence of Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors. Not to mention the on-going investigations into its trafficking aborted babies’ body parts.
Planned Parenthood puts on a glossy and glamorous finish, but these things only run skin deep. And the inner ugliness of the nation’s largest abortion chain is beginning to show through.