A Planned Parenthood post backfired on Twitter this week when pro-life advocates celebrated the points that it made about abortion access shrinking across the U.S.
Planned Parenthood Action, the abortion chain’s political arm, intended to stoke fears in Americans’ minds when it wrote that only about 10 percent of counties in the U.S. have an abortion facility.
“Let’s look at the facts: Today, nearly 90% of American counties are without a single abortion provider,” it wrote Wednesday on Twitter.
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Let’s look at the facts:
🔴 Today, nearly 90% of American counties are without a single abortion provider
🔴 27 cities have become “abortion deserts” because people who live there must travel 100 miles+ to reach a provider
🔴 There are 5 states with only 1 abortion provider
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) July 21, 2021
Additionally, five states have only one abortion facility each, and 27 cities have no abortion facility for at least 100 miles, Planned Parenthood warned.
The statistics quickly caught the attention of pro-life advocates who recognized them as good news for babies and mothers.
“Who would have thought that planned parenthood would publish good news for the pro-life side of the debate,” a Twitter user named Michael responded. “Sounds like babies are winning.”
“Hallelujah!! Save the baby humans! Love them both!” commenter Aileen Joan added.
Others expressed hope that the progress will continue until there are no more abortion facilities in the U.S. and, as another commenter wrote, “life will triumph.”
“Awesome news, thanks for sharing! But we can do better – 100 percent,” another user named Jennifer added.
Some pro-lifers recognized that the statistics made the opposite case of what the abortion chain intended: Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to live or thrive. Shrinking abortion access has not been coupled by reports of more back alley abortions or women’s deaths, common reasons that abortion activists give for supporting abortion.
And the idea that women will be worse off without abortions does match pro-abortion researchers’ own findings. The Turnaway Study, a widely-touted research study, found that 96 percent of women who were denied an abortion no longer wished that they could have had one. Even though some of these women were less well off financially than others who had abortions, according to the study, the findings suggest that they believe their child’s life is worth the sacrifices.
Some pro-lifers pointed out that killing unborn babies is a problem, not a solution.
“Fantastic news! That means less humans killed and we can actually work on solving the REAL problems with prenatal and maternal health – instead of erasing the small humans,” Twitter user Dan Carollo wrote.
Others noted that pro-life laws and organizations are making a difference and saving lives.
“Looks like restrictions on abortion in the states passed by Republicans help save babies,” commenter PC Outsider responded.
“And in those [‘abortion desert’] cities there are churches, doctors offices, pregnancy crisis centers that actually help….” user Kate Spade Addict added.
The statistics are good news for Americans but not for Planned Parenthood.
The billion-dollar abortion chain aborts more unborn babies than any other group in the U.S. Its latest annual report, which is publicly available online, shows more than 354,000 abortions, about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S.
Meanwhile, the same report showed that many of Planned Parenthood’s actual health services continue to decline. It provided less contraception, sterilizations, cancer screenings, adoption referrals and other women’s health services than the previous year, mirroring a continued downward trend.
Its patient numbers also have been dropping steadily over the past decade amid numerous reports of alleged unethical and illegal activities by Planned Parenthood, including selling aborted baby body parts, botching abortions that killed women, covering up the sexual abuse of minors, discriminating against pregnant and racial minority employees, exploiting young girls by selling cross-sex hormones and more.