Anyone who has spent so much as five minutes trying to unmask the evil of America's largest abortion provider with one sympathetic to a woman's "right" to abort, knows that Planned Parenthood is an upstanding organization because
1) They provide free contraceptives (see Condomism post below)
2) They offer a variety of other health services for women
3) They facilitate adoption services
The argument is, of course, a weak and unconvincing one for it seeks to justify the evil of abortion by weighing the crime of baby-killing against a laundry list of "respectable" companion causes. (As though Hitler's rise to power could ever be presented as a net plus for Germany in light of his remarkable leadership, and ability to draw a country out of catastrophic depression.)
But should you find yourself engaging someone in this particular argument, be sure to inform them their laundry list just got shorter.
According to the newest annual report submitted by Planned Parenthood, the organization performed 264,943 abortions in 2005 alone, up 3.9 percent from 2004.
But Douglas Scott, president of Life Decisions International, a Planned Parenthood watchdog group, points out that the abortion business referred only 1,414 pregnant women to adoption agencies in 2004, down more than 20 percent from 2003.
Yet in the 2005-2006 fiscal year (the newest data available), Planned Parenthood reported no referrals to adoption agencies.
"In fact, you will not find the word 'adoption' anywhere in PPFA's 2005-2006 Annual Report," Scott said.
It is precisely as we had expected it to be: Planned Parenthood is in the (very lucrative) business of destroying life, and not lifting so much as a finger towards preserving it.
PP: 264,943; Babies: 0