Mainstream media having a hard time ignoring Planned Parenthood

I’m grateful to conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh (as I was in 2005 when he spoke out eloquently in defense of the late Terri Schiavo) for keeping the current Planned Parenthood scandal prominent on his show. 

From RushLimbaugh.com:

Another week, and another Planned Parenthood video. And as everybody thought, it just gets sicker.  We were told it was going to get sicker. We were told that there was much more in the pipeline. And there is. It's really sick, folks. Do you know what this is? I'll tell you what this is. This is the kind of thing that years from now Americans not yet born are gonna hear about, and they are not gonna understand it, and they are gonna wonder what in the heck was going on in their country back in the early parts of this century.

You know, there have been 55 million abortions since the Supreme Court decision in 1973. That's a conservative number, 55 million. What's happening here is that every lie that has been told by abortion rights activists, the pro-choice crowd, Planned Parenthood, et al – every damn lie – is being exposed.

While on this topic, I have to respectfully take issue with Jonathan Merritt, senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing editor for The Week, who in a July 22 column otherwise critical of Planned Parenthood wrote:

Conservatives who cast Planned Parenthood as a morally bankrupt organization that contributes nothing of value to society are spinning a partial tale. In fact, many of Planned Parenthood's services are indispensable to women's reproductive health. Some, like contraception, actually prevent unplanned pregnancy and help decrease abortion rates.

This oft-repeated yet bogus claim by Planned Parenthood and its supporters drives me crazy!

First of all, we've had widespread promotion and availability of contraceptives for many years now, and yet there are still well over one million abortions per year.  If contraception were truly a solution to abortion, there'd be far fewer abortions.  Hardly any, in fact.  But abortion is "needed" as a back-up for failed contraceptive use.  This has been the case for a long time.

It should be noted that a number of so-called contraceptives can act as abortifacients, meaning they can cause an early abortion.  In actuality, the only contraceptives that never act as abortifacients are barrier methods: condoms and diaphragms.  Thus, "with the introduction of chemical birth control, abortion statistics have not gone down – they've gone up – way up!"

Ultimately, Planned Parenthood is a morally bankrupt organization that deserves absolutely no financial support whatsoever – and, of course, it contributes nothing of value to society.