Funding Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has begun running ads on TV telling people about the important women’s health services that they offer.  The ads feature mammograms, gynecological examinations, tests and birth control.  Conspicuously absent is any mention of abortion services.  Still, the point of the commercials is to highlight the medical services that the organization provides.

These ads are a defensive reaction to the undercover videos of their employees’ openly talking about dismembering children and selling their component parts.  However, Planned Parenthood is an actual provider of medical services.  That is why the taxpayers should not fund it.

Under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, women are entitled to birth control at no cost from their insurance companies.  Under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, women get reproductive medical care, such as what Planned Parenthood provides, from their insurance companies.  Under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, medical providers are reimbursed by women’s insurance companies for these services.  Under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, all people are required to carry health insurance.  Failure to do so will result in fines imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.  So, every woman is covered for women’s health and reproductive services under their insurance plans.

Planned Parenthood gets reimbursed from the insurance companies for the services that they provide.  The only women who are not covered for these services are women who deliberately decided not to sign up for health insurance.  These women have broken the law by not signing up, so it is not the responsibility of the American people as a whole to separately fund their medical care, since they have decided not to do so for themselves.

Why should the people be funding Planned Parenthood when their medical services are covered by insurance?  According to their own website, only three percent of their services are abortions, so they should be able to absorb a three percent loss in revenue.  Besides, from what we have been seeing on their hidden videos, Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices seem to be a self-funding operation.  Keep the people’s money out of their hands.

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