Friday, December 05, 2008


posted by The Sailor @ 4:32 PM Permalink

Ohh Noes!!! The War On Xmas escalates!

ABC alarmingly reports:
Gift Certificates for an Abortion?
But if you read the original article they quote the ChiTrib article:
Planned Parenthood offering gift certificates

What do you get the person who has everything—except adequate health insurance? If you live in Indiana, consider this offering from the state's Planned Parenthood affiliate: gift certificates in $25 increments.

The vouchers, available online and at 35 clinics statewide, can be used for health services or contraceptives. And yes, they can be used to pay for abortions.
Planned Parenthood provides a service that originally was exactly what the name says; the ability to plan parenthood and not be forced into a pregnancy you're not ready for. Whether it's condoms, pills, IUDs or [gasp!] an abortion, it makes for a better society.

Every day we read what happens to children in houses (these are not homes) that didn't want their children. Quality of life is better than quantity, for all involved.

That said; PP is so much more now. Pap smears, STD tests, prenatal care, cancer screening ... and it's not just for women. The fact is Planned Parenthood has stepped up and become the de facto community health care in many areas for folks who can't afford health insurance but still want to be responsible to/for their loved ones.

ABC should be ashamed of themselves for inflaming the already heated discourse with a headline that belongs in the Nat'l Enquirer. I guess adding a '?' at the end of the headline makes it OK to them.

It's the Xmas season, if you can buy some health care for a person who can't afford it? Now that's a gift that keeps on giving!

Cross posted at SteveAudio

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