When Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that Planned Parenthood is “not actually doing women’s health issues,” Hillary Clinton and her friends on the Left were at their keyboards within minutes spitting their fury at Bush. (I’m sure Planned Parenthood’s long record of sending cash to Clinton has nothing to do with her job as their attack dog.)
The problem for Hillary, Planned Parenthood, and company? Planned Parenthood provides only minimal health care services for women. They don’t do mammograms. They don’t do OB care. They don’t do prenatal care. They don’t do much at all for women. All they do is provide STD tests (for men and women) and pregnancy tests, hand out contraceptives, refer women to places that can actually take care of them, and of course, rake in the big bucks with abortions. Nothing Planned Parenthood does for women can’t be done better by a community health center.
Let’s stop pretending Planned Parenthood is a vital health care provider. They’re vital to the Left but not women’s health.
Thomas Valentine is a researcher for APIA and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.