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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Planned Parenthood Was Not Exposed.

Planned Parenthood has been exposed, but what exactly was exposed? Well, for one, people may not be well versed in the fact that Planned Parenthood, after an abortion donates tissue for medical research purposes. It's worth noting, people sign waivers if they desire to donate tissue of their fetus for medical research. Now, the way it's captured on video, the tone of the Planned Parenthood official is, indeed, flippant and some would argue cold, but the context of her response isn't alarming in the least, in that, of course, harvesting organs doesn't sound appropriate. The alternative is to discard the fetus, and when you can use organs to help further scientific research to, ironically, save lives, that's a good thing. Here I am not arguing the morality of abortion rather the context of  these recently released videos. I am not claiming support for or against Planned Parenthood. The video's give the impression Planned Parenthood is selling organs and  donating tissue without permission, when in fact, that's not the case. The cost is for transporting and shipping fees, which is legal. It's legal to bill for shipping organs or tissue, it's not, however, legal to sell the organs or tissues.

People don't understand what Planned Parenthood does or how they're funded. Planned Parenthood gets roughly 500 million in government funding and grants. "As Vox's Sarah Kliff recently explained, Planned Parenthood receives "more than $500 million annually in government funding, mostly through Medicaid and grants," and that money is crucial to helping them provide this health care to millions of American women. "Because Planned Parenthood is such a large provider in this space," Kliff writes, "it's hard to see other clinics stepping in to fill the gap that [defunding] would leave.(1)."

The video's give the impression Planned Parenthood is selling organs and  donating tissue without permission, when in fact, that's not the case. There is cost for transportating tissue and organs, which is legal. It's legal to bill for the shipping of tissue, it's not legal to sell the organs or tissues.

People don't understand what Planned Parenthood does or how they're funded. Planned Parenthood gets roughly 500 million in government funding and grants. "As Vox's Sarah Kliff recently explained, Planned Parenthood receives "more than $500 million annually in government funding, mostly through Medicaid and grants," and that money is crucial to helping them provide this health care to millions of American women. "Because Planned Parenthood is such a large provider in this space," Kliff writes, "it's hard to see other clinics stepping in to fill the gap that [defunding] would leave. (1)."

Services provided include breast cancer screening, drug testing, sexual transmitted disease testing. Less than 3% of the services Planned Parenthood provide are abortion related ones. So, the anti-choice folks are actually hurting women when they have sites closed because then most kids, teenagers, aren't getting the sexual testing resources highly valuable
 Media Matter, a group intent on exposing the right-wing false narrative about conservative - Republican reports, "Anti-choice attempts to shutter women's health clinics -- including Planned Parenthood centers -- around the country have already created a massive health crisis in states like Texas, where 13 million women live but currently only have access to a handful of clinics. Fox News repeatedly hyped this most recent deceptive campaign against Planned Parenthood, with the network devoting 10 full segments in just one day to hyping the video's false claims."

Although Planned Parenthood didn't need to apologize, they did; therefore, giving the impression that they'd done something wrong. Which, of course, conservatives pounced on claiming victory in exposing the long conservative
hated. While Planned Parenthood merely apologized for the tone of the organization official, speaking of fetus vital organs with an apathetic tone, it sounded like the organization was asking for forgiveness for its very existence.

Source
Groch-Begley. (22 July 2015). Fox Hosts Have No Idea What Planned Parenthood Does Or How Obamacare Works. Media Matters. http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/07/22/fox-hosts-have-no-idea-what-planned-parenthood/204551


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