The 3% myth

By Tom Quiner

“All together now: 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are not abortion.
Attacks on Planned Parenthood are, by definition, largely attacks on non-abortion services.
Attacks on Planned Parenthood’s funding, regardless of claimed intent, are strictly attacks on contraception, STI testing/treatment, and cancer screenings.”

This quote comes from Amanda Marcotte writing for Slate.  Like the entire MSM, she has bought into Planned Parenthood’s propaganda that abortions barely pay for the light bulbs in a typical clinic.
The lack of critical thinking skills by our esteemed friends in the MSM is indeed vexing.
Consider Planned Parenthood’s situation in Texas. The legislature passed a new law to provide more protections for women seeking abortions. Now, human abortionists have to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
Planned Parenthood said this law is forcing them to close a dozen clinics. And yet if human abortion represents but a few percentage points of their revenue stream, why so many closures?
You’d think a cracker-jack investigative reporter would be all over such a disconnect between rhetoric and reality.
You’d think a cracker-jack investigative reporter would dig into stats that reveal that Planned Parenthood performed 334,000 abortions in 2011 while only providing 28,674 women with prenatal services.
Makes you think that perhaps abortion is a little more than 3 percent of their business, doesn’t it? They only referred 2300 women to adoption agencies.
Please compare those two numbers again: 334,000 abortions vs. 2300 adoption referrals.
What’s the bulk of their business again?
Well, what about mammograms?  Planned Parenthood’s CEO, Cecile Richards, talked about mammograms as being a big part of women’s reproductive healthcare they receive from the loving folks at Planned Parenthood.
There’s one problem with this meme: Planned Parenthood doesn’t have mammogram equipment in their clinics.
It was all smoke and mirrors, just like the 3% myth.