Heres the thing about Planned Parenthood. Ok fine, I can see how its a good idea. But there is a LOT that needs to be rethought.
1) There is no warning waver that needs to be signed. What am I talking about? You know all that paperwork you do at the dentist? It tells you ALL the possible complications, problems and side effects of whatever you’re having done? Pretty important right?
Planned parenthood doesn’t provide one of those. Here are some of the physical effects of abortion.
6% require a total hysterectomy
8% fallopian tubes become blocked
9% develop infections
15% have postoperative hemorrhaging
22% miscarry a later wanted child
Some Psychological affects:
23% hallucinate related to the abortion
54% have nightmares related to abortion
61% increase alcohol use
65% have thoughts of suicide
85% are surprised at intensity of emotional reaction
92% have feelings of anger, guilt and depression
Wouldn’t you want to be aware of these things before proceeding?
2) Planned parenthood fights every year in support of ‘abortion’ up to TWO YEARS of age.
3) Planned Parenthood fights every year in support of restricting American families to only one child.
4) If a young woman goes into Planned Parenthood with feelings of depression, anger or guilt to seek counseling, they turn her away. Instead of offering shelter and acceptance, they tell her that it has nothing to do with her abortion, and to seek help elsewhere.
Now I don’t know about you, but regardless of whether you are pro-choice, or pro-life, these are undeniably relative issues.
I’m really impressed that you managed to get literally every single thing you said wrong. That’s quite the feat!
From Planned Parenthood’s page on abortion:
Before the abortion procedure, you will need to
- discuss your options
- talk about your medical history
- have laboratory tests
- have a physical exam — which may include an ultrasound
- read and sign papers
Planned Parenthood is a medical organization just like every other health care facility, and is bound by the exact same laws and standards. Whoever told you there are no waivers or information provided was misinformed or lying to you.
Your (un-cited) statistics come from David Reardon, who was once described as the “Moses" of anti-abortion activists. He runs the anti-choice Elliot Institute, his methodology has been repeatedly criticized, and his degree is from an unaccredited correspondence school, which was shut down following a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii. You’ll have to forgive the rest of the science world for understanding that he only produces junk science.
Here’s the truth: Abortion is one of the safest, simplest procedures in existence. First-trimester abortions pose virtually none of the risks you listed and have a less than 0.05% chance of complications that may require hospitalization. Exhaustive reviews by both the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Associations concluded there is no risk to mental health, that 90% of patients felt relief, and among patient who experienced negative emotions, 80% still said they made the right choice.
I honestly have no idea how people can actually believe “post-birth abortion” is a thing, much less something that Planned Parenthood advocates for. You’ll need to provide proof of this claim and the one-child restriction, because I can’t prove something isn’t happening if there’s no evidence it’s happening in the first place.
A simple Google search will turn up multiple Planned Parenthood locations with both in-person and phone counseling for post-abortion and other needs. If they don’t have the resources to offer it themselves, Planned Parenthood’s page on Thinking About Abortion refers to Exhale’s hotline; Western Pennsylvania’s center, Portland’s center, and St. Louis’ center all offer counseling in their clinics.
I am very tired of pro-life junk science being touted as legitimate. I even wrote a whole article on determining whether studies are valid for this exact reason!