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Cloaking the spread of PPFA’s disinformation in the disguise of “correcting misinformation”

by | Jan 6, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

If you are a member of the Media Establishment and a supporter of Planned Parenthood (but I repeat myself), there are many ways to disguise the sleazy underside of the largest abortion “provider” in the known galaxy. An especially prevalent (and seedy) tactic is cloaking the spread of PPFA’s disinformation in the disguise of “correcting misinformation.”

Enter “9 Things People Get Wrong About Planned Parenthood,” by Dayna Evans. As Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRL Director of Education, explained to me, nearly all of Evans’ assertions “are straw men — caricatures of beliefs that people actually have, easily knocked down because it’s not what people really thought in the first place.”

Evans’ canards are so transparent, so bogus, even to take the time to debunk them becomes like breaking a butterfly upon a wheel. To take just two examples, one absurd, the other…absurd in a different way.

A prime example of one of the “FALSE” claims (and I am not kidding) is that “Planned Parenthood is only available to cis-identifying patients.” If you’re of a certain age, like me, you have to look that up.

It’s someone who “exclusively identifies as their sex assigned at birth.” Evans assures her readers that Planned Parenthood “now offers hormone therapy for transgender patients.”

Ok. But how often did/does that particular “FALSE” cross anyone’s mind, much less Planned Parenthood’s detractors? Ever?

A somewhat more relevant, if still flawed “FALSE “claim, is that “Abortion is the most popular service that Planned Parenthood provides.” This is so misleading on so many different levels (Evans recycles the “3% of services” myth which has been thoroughly debunked) that I handed it over to Dr. O’Bannon:

No one is saying that PPFA performs more abortions than it distributes birth control. But how exactly is one supposed to compare birth control, sold in cheap multi-packs, a month or more at a time, a product packaged with abortions, with abortions themselves, which is a one-at-a- time “service” which brings PPFA hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per abortion?

So service figures show PPFA perhaps sells seven times as many contraceptives as it performs abortions. You still have to ask if abortions bring in at least three times the revenue, which “service” really is more integral, more essential to Planned Parenthood’s bottom line?

Etc., etc., etc. The only time people get “things” “wrong” is when they swallow PPFA’s propaganda.

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