Planned Parenthood loves to point out how they are the only provider of women’s health care in America. However, the Des Moines Register points out that when Planned Parenthood lost access to taxpayer’s money, they admitted that abortion services is their bread and butter. According to their poll, 77 percent of its respondents support non-abortion services funding via Planned Parenthood. Someone needs to tell them that such services are rare in that organization.
We shall continue to raise the curtain on these baby butchers, and work hard to convince people that every person is such no matter how small they are. It is one of few things Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) got right. That and the fact that Christmas does not “come from a store.”
Women in the Quad Cities will no longer have access to local abortion services after Friday, when Planned Parenthood will close its clinic because of cuts in state financing.
The clinic in Bettendorf is the only abortion provider in the Quad Cities, which is Iowa’s third-largest metropolitan area. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced in May that it would close the Bettendorf clinic and three others, in Burlington, Keokuk and Sioux City. The closures were blamed on the Legislature’s decision to effectively cut off $2 million in Medicaid money Planned Parenthood of the Heartland used to receive to provide birth control services to moderate-income Iowans. The shift barred any abortion-providing agency from participating in the family planning program.