Monday, December 08, 2008

Tampons & Condoms - The Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

Nothing says 'Happy Holidays' like managing body fluids.

Or maybe you need a better class of friends.

Far fetched? Maybe not. How about gift certificates for reproductive health services?

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Offers Gift Certificates.

"Planned Parenthood provides contraception, pap smears and other routine health services for women, as well as abortions. The gift certificates, ranging in values from $25 to $100, can be redeemed for all clinic services.

The Indiana branch is selling the gift certificates on its Web site, touting it as a way to give the gift of health this holiday season.

But the vouchers are sparking controversy. Some anti-abortion supporters see it as less about the gift of affordable health care and more about making a mockery of the holidays."

Nothing smacks of Santa Claus like a ride in the stirrups, or a gloved finger up your butt.

Miss Manners, call your office.

But this isn't about 'health care' - reproductive or otherwise. It's about a campaign of normalization for a very ugly industry: abortion. Planned Parenthood of America is a billion dollar a year industry; most of that money being generated from killing unborn babies. Reproductive health care is a catch-all cover-up, and everyone knows it. To attempt gift certificates for such personal & confidential procedures is disingenuous at best and insulting at worst.

Six degrees of health care separation this is not.

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. agrees with moi.
“The word inappropriate hardly describes Planned Parenthood’s scheme,” said Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., who works for a number of pro-life causes, including Priests for Life. “To give someone a gift card from the nation’s largest abortion business to is to give death for Christmas.”

And since these are internet purchases, do you think Planned Parenthood of Indiana will follow the Obama campaign's lede by disconnecting validation checks on credit-card transactions?

Not that your humble no talent hack questions Planned Parenthood's ethics, or anything.
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