Planned Parenthood rolled out its political agenda for 2018 this week, including bills to force colleges to offer abortions on campus and to allow nurses to abort unborn babies.
It’s all part of the abortion chain’s plan to increase women’s access to abortions and its own bottom line.
The Washington Examiner reports Planned Parenthood hosted a call with reporters Tuesday to highlight its pro-abortion agenda. Its leaders said the group plans to push pro-abortion initiatives in all 50 states.
“Today, we’re going on the offense. We’ve been marching, mobilizing, and organizing — and now we’re channeling that into real policy change,” said Dawn Laguens, vice president of Planned Parenthood.
The abortion chain rejoiced that California public colleges soon could be forced to provide abortion drugs to students on campus, according to the report. The radical pro-abortion bill received support from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups.
Laguens said their goal is more abortions. She implied that women will not be able to achieve their dreams unless they can freely and easily abort their unborn babies.
“We need to not just protect access but expand access to reproductive care that empowers women and their dreams,” Laguens said.
Here’s more from The Hill:
Planned Parenthood and its partners are set to roll out bills they argue would protect birth control coverage, expand access to abortion and make sex education more inclusive.
The group is pushing for the passage of a bill in Maine that would require all nurse practitioners to provide the abortion pill to patients upon request. And in Missouri, a bill supported by Planned Parenthood would repeal the state’s 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
Earlier this month, the abortion chain also said it plans to open 10 new locations for webcam abortions across the country.
Women who have webcam, or telemed, abortions do not see a doctor face to face. Instead, they chat with the doctor through a computer before a nurse or a remote-controlled drawer dispenses the abortion drugs. There is no physical examination of the woman by the doctor on the other end of the webcam. After drugs are dispensed, the patient likely never sees the doctor again.
Planned Parenthood did not reveal where the new locations will be. It told Cosmopolitan that it fears pro-life lawmakers will try to stop them before they even start. However, it did say that some of the locations will be in new states.
While the abortion chain is losing patients and performing fewer health services, its annual reports show it has a record cash flow from which to fund its radical pro-abortion political agenda. Its most recent annual report shows a record income of $1.46 billion and the fifth highest annual profit—$98.5 million—in its history.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America. It destroys the lives of about 320,000 unborn babies every year in abortions.
In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts. The abortion chain also has been caught in numerous scandals involving potential Medicaid fraud and failures to report suspected sex trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Its past lobbying efforts include fights against protections for viable, late-term unborn babies, unborn babies with disabilities, unborn babies capable of feeling pain and babies born alive after botched abortions. Planned Parenthood also has been pushing hard to force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions.