Foundation Gives Planned Parenthood Abortion Business a “Public Service Award for Essential Services”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 6, 2017   |   3:45PM   |   Washington, DC

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood received a prestigious award this week for its “public service” providing “health care” to women.

The Lasker Foundation named Planned Parenthood the recipient of its 2017 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award on Wednesday, describing the No. 1 abortion business in the nation as an “essential health service … to millions of women.”

“Approximately one in five women in the U.S. have received its assistance at some point during their lives,” the foundation praised. “Without Planned Parenthood, many individuals would not have access to high-quality and affordable health care.”

Of course, “health care” has become a new euphemism for abortion – an ugly word that they avoid because it reminds people of an ugly procedure that kills unborn babies.

Without Planned Parenthood, approximately 7 million unborn babies’ lives would not have been destroyed in brutal abortion procedures. And countless mothers would not have been deceived, coerced or damaged.

Yet, the abortion chain sells itself as women’s best friend.

Public service, as Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards explained in a video promoting the award, means helping women get abortions and birth control.

“If you look and see the progress that’s been made since birth control became legal, abortion became legal in this country, women are now basically half the work force in America,” Richards said. “We’re more than half the undergraduate students. You see now women on the Supreme Court bringing women’s lib experiences into the highest court on the land. That’s never happened before.

“… Women are now fundamentally part of our economy and society in a way that has radically changed even in the last 50 years,” she continued.

In other words, Richards basically bragged that Planned Parenthood’s abortion business is what made women successful in the modern era. The implied message is that women aren’t capable enough of being successful unless they have the ability to abort their unborn babies.

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But fewer women are buying into this lie. Abortion rates are dropping and so are Planned Parenthood’s patent numbers.

While receiving about half a billion tax dollars annually under pro-abortion President Barack Obama, the abortion chain lost patients and performed fewer actual health services. This is according to its own annual reports and public statements.

In 2015, Planned Parenthood saw approximately 2.4 million patients, about 100,000 fewer than the previous year and about 500,000 fewer than five years ago. At the same time, the abortion chain was enjoying about $554.6 million a year in tax dollars.

The things that increased in those years were abortions, political involvement and salaries. Richards makes close to $1 million a year as CEO. So much for being a non-profit focusing on helping low-income women.

Abortion is big business for Planned Parenthood, but you have to dig pretty far down in the Lasker award description to even find the word. Planned Parenthood averages 320,000 abortions on unborn babies a year. In 2015, the abortion group performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, 4,349 more than the previous year, according to its annual report.

Caught in scandal after scandal involving aborted babies body parts, Medicaid fraud, cover ups of sexual abuse and more, the abortion chain is losing patients and Americans’ trust. And elected officials at the state and federal levels are moving to cut off Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding in light of these discoveries.

The Lasker Foundation’s judges may have fallen for Planned Parenthood’s shiny pink signs and carefully crafted slogans, but many Americans aren’t. Planned Parenthood is an abortion business that destroys innocent unborn babies’ lives and injures women, and that’s certainly not award-worthy.