November 30, 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) -- Planned Parenthood of Indiana has reached a new low by using the holiday season to promote it's services. It now offers an assortment of gift certificates options, touting the new certificates as an 'unusual but practical gift option'.
The organization has announced that gift certificates will be offered in $25 increments. They can be purchased and used for exams, insurance copays and medication at any of the 35 Planned Parenthood locations throughout Indiana.
Oh and yes, the certificates are redeemable for abortion services, which remains the organization's primary service in terms of scheduled procedures.
"People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put health care at the bottom of their list to do," said Crystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood - Indiana.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
No matter where you stand on the issue of the abortion, packaging it as a "gifting" option doesn't just tip-toe into the halls of bad taste. It arrives like pair of hermaphrodite prostitutes who accidentally show up at a baby shower with whips and a hand-held blender to chase each other around with.
If you're pro-choice, then this organization is increasingly biting you in the ass, by throwing your views out into traffic for opponents to run over. If you're pro-life, then this organization is simply trying to pour acid into an already open wound.
If you aren't pro-anything, then perhaps you might find it interesting to know a tiny bit of your paycheck goes to funding this organization's nonsense - which seems to get more and more tasteless each year.
Yes, we realize Planned Parenthood touts itself as a "health care" service, but we aren't buying it. 'Health care' makes up an exceedingly small portion of it's business. To represent itself as a health care provider is disingenuous at best.
A family physician can dispense prescriptions for birth control pills and other health care items just like a PP doctor can. If you want to give a woman the gift of "health care", it should be given for a doctor who will treat a woman's needs on a regular and ongoing basis. The best doctor is one that will know your long-term history, not an abortion oriented merchant.
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