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Being “pro-health care” doesn’t mean being pro-Planned Parenthood

Late-term abortion got some attention recently. At the third presidential debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested it’s only done out of medical necessity. It’s not. In New Mexico, the staff at Southwestern Women’s Options will perform third trimester abortions for women who didn’t realize how far along they were.

Dr. Anthony Levatino has done over twelve hundred abortions, and in the video below, he describes what one in the third trimester involves. As you watch, keep mind that there’s evidence a fetus can feel pain by 20 weeks.

I wrote an article this spring mentioning how 162 facilities will do abortions after twenty weeks. Some of them are owned by Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain and the recipient of over half a billion tax dollars annually. Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, will perform abortions at up to 24 weeks. Last year, the Center for Medical Progress released undercover footage of her explaining how she can abort a child and still save his or or organs for research.

We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.

This wasn’t the only time Planned Parenthood officials have been caught on tape: others have been heard offering to hide an abusive relationship and set up abortions for child prostitutes who “can’t speak English” and “won’t know what’s going on.”

That’s part of the reason many are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded. Not everyone is on board, however. In the comments section of my article, one woman said she wants funding to continue because, “I am not pro-abortion, but I am pro-healthcare.” If that’s the case, then I’ve got some advice.

Tell Congress Planned Parenthood’s subsidy should be spent on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and community health centers (CHCs) instead. With almost 13,000 more locations than Planned Parenthood, FQHCs and CHCs offer greater accessibility. They also offer a greater array of services: whereas FQHCs and CHCs provided 500,000 mammograms last year, Planned Parenthood provided zero.

Hopefully people will continue discussing the reality of late-term abortion. How the abortion industry enables child rape and human trafficking should be talked about as well.

Something else that needs to be stressed? That being pro-healthcare doesn’t mean being pro-Planned Parenthood.

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