Planned Parenthood urged Congress to expand abortions again this month, supposedly so “women and families can thrive.”
But it is Planned Parenthood, not families, that actually would benefit. The abortion chain thrives on killing unborn babies in abortions. It does about 40 percent of all abortions in the U.S., or about 350,000 a year while reporting billion-dollar revenues.
In a letter to Congress this month, Planned Parenthood’s political arm and other pro-abortion groups pressured lawmakers to pass the misleadingly named Women’s Health Protection Act and other legislation to “protect and expand access to abortion,” The Hill reports.
“Women don’t live our lives in silos — we need all of these policies to build a country where women and families can thrive,” the pro-abortion groups wrote. “The President has laid out an agenda to meet the moment with us. It’s up to Congress to deliver.”
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Pro-life advocates say the bill should be named the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act. The pro-abortion legislation already passed the House, and the Senate is scheduled to vote on it Monday, though it appears unlikely to pass.
Democrat leaders and many mainstream news outlets portray the bill as an effort to simply “codify the right to an abortion” across the U.S. in response to the likelihood that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this year. But pro-life leaders say the bill would go beyond Roe by getting rid of laws that protect unborn babies from late-term and partial-birth abortions and ban taxpayer funding for abortions.
Others who signed the letter included the National Organization for Women, Jewish Women International, MomsRising, NARAL Pro-Choice America, YWCA USA, National Urban League and Women’s March.
These pro-abortion groups said they represent the voices of women all across the country who “need” abortions to “survive and thrive.”
But women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy or free. Abortions destroy families by ending the life of a unique, irreplaceable unborn child, and they hurt women, sometimes physically and often psychologically.
Meanwhile, the health care services that actually do help women and babies thrive – such as prenatal care, adoption services, postpartum care and more – are basically nonexistent at Planned Parenthood. The abortion chain, not women, is who benefits when politicians expand abortions. Its recent annual reports show its abortion numbers and revenues increasing while its patient numbers and many of the legitimate health services that it provides are declining.
Women do not want or need abortions, and polls consistently show strong support for increased legal protections for unborn babies. A 2022 Marist poll found that just 36 percent of Americans believe abortions should be legal without any restrictions. Additionally, 73 percent oppose using tax dollars to fund abortions. Similarly, a 2021 Associated Press poll found that 65 percent believe second-trimester abortions should be illegal and 80 percent believe they should be illegal in the third trimester.