By Maggie DeWitte
Did you see the latest billboard:
“I had my gall bladder removed, and I’m not apologizing for it.”
Sorry, that’s not quite what Planned Parenthood’s new billboards say. Here is the actual wording:
“I had an abortion, and I’m not apologizing.”
Here is the distinction: no one would take out a billboard boasting about a gall bladder gone bad. Planned Parenthood’s new advertising campaign tries to normalize abortion in an attempt to bolster their lagging sales.
It gets worse
Another one of their billboards is especially disingenuous when it proclaims:
“I had an abortion, & it was just healthcare.”
Keep reading, because Iowans for LIFE has a plan to fight back with their own pro life billboard campaign.
Let’s be honest: human abortion is not healthcare
The overwhelming majority of abortions involve a healthy mom carrying a healthy baby in her womb.
An online dictionary defined healthcare as “the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind.”
It goes further by defining health as “soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment.”
A pregnant woman is not ill
The unborn person in her womb is certainly not a disease or an ailment, at least according to the dictionary, which defines a disease as “a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ.”
And the vast majority of babies being aborted by Planned Parenthood are healthy, rosy-cheeked, ‘correctly-functioning’ human beings at the early arc of their life.
So we can agree that human abortion has nothing to do with healthcare, especially in light of the potential health risks to women, including, injury to uterus or cervix, hemorrhage, infection, and even maternal death. And then there are the psychic wounds so many women experience that can have a lifelong impact on their mental health.
So if human abortion has nothing to do with human healthcare, why is Planned Parenthood investing tens of thousands of dollars in an attempt to deceive vulnerable women that ending the lives of the babies they carry is somehow healthy?
It’s all about profits
The former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland was forced to close 20 abortion clinics between 2010 and 2017 as fewer Iowans sought abortions (thanks in part to the yeoman educational efforts of Iowa’s pro life community, including IFL, and the non-stop prayers of rank and file Iowans); and thanks to the Iowa legislature’s decision to re-funnel taxpayer money to authentic reproductive health clinics that don’t perform unneeded abortions.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland was forced to merge with surrounding states to keep their remaining clinics open. And where are these remaining eight clinics? Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Iowa City, the exact same places where their billboards appear.
Planned Parenthood needs sales
Every single abortion they perform rings their cash register and helps pay the $488,000 annual salary of their executive director, Sarah Stoesz.
Iowans for LIFE fights back
Okay, so what should we do about Planned Parenthood’s offensive billboards? We’re going to fight back with our own, but we need your help right away. Iowans for LIFE is at work designing our own pro life billboard campaign with a healthy pro-life message. Can you help? We need to raise $7000 as a first step to fight back and get our initial billboards published.
Simply click here and donate now.
It’s interesting that the same political activists who rail against pharmaceutical companies for advertising their products actually cheer Planned Parenthood for doing the same.
At least pharmaceutical companies are actually involved in healthcare. Big Abortion can’t say the same.
[Help us fight Planned Parenthood’s dishonest billboard campaign with our own pro-life billboard campaign. Donate now!]