More Planned Parenthood Myths

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Planned Parenthood continues to lure collegians to its side but might be missing a fact or two when they sign up new supporters.

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For example, despite its claims to the contrary, Planned Parenthood’s primary activity is providing abortions. Indeed, Planned Parenthood performs more abortions annually than the entire country of France, Catholic University Professor David A. Prentice pointed out at the Family Research Council on December 3, 2015.

Additionally, PP gets more than $500 million of its $1.3 billion in revenue from government funds, meaning all taxpayers support it.  Dr. Prentice is a professor at the John Paul II Institute at Catholic U.

The mythology of Planned Parenthood overlaps with the disinformation that surrounds embryonic stem cell research. The latter is frequently claimed to be a means of saving lives and finding cures for seemingly incurable diseases, particularly by Planned Parenthood and its defenders when arguing against charges that the group engaged in wholesale organ harvesting.

“How many lives have been saved by embryonic stem cells?,” Dr. Prentice asked rhetorically. “Zero,” he answered.

For instance, “They didn’t treat anyone for Diabetes 1,” he said. “They treated mice and they died.”

In contrast, adult stem cells, he averred, have been used widely and effectively and can be found in some surprising places, namely, umbilical chords and liposuction fat.