Planned Parenthood has seeded more than 300 American college campuses with student groups to fight “abortion stigma” and to promote “reproductive justice.”
Founded in 2014, the Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) group recruits college students to launch clubs in support of Planned Parenthood’s mission, and in turn, to recruit their peers and friends to join.
Key priorities of the program include “inclusivity, abortion stigma, trans inclusion, elections, and movement/power building,” according to PPGA’s website. “We advocate for our health centers to provide crucial health services, including abortion care,” it adds.
Once a student chapter is launched — often under covert names like the Salem Sisters or The Feminist Collective of Point Park — the chapter hosts events in hopes of swaying peers’ opinions to support “reproductive justice” and, more bluntly, abortion.
Despite its insistence that it is a health-care organization, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s single largest abortion provider. According to a report the nonprofit released over New Year’s Eve weekend, more than 320,000 abortions were performed last year. As PJ Media reporter Tyler O’Neil has illustrated, Planned Parenthood’s abortion services have held steady, while provision of other services — such as prenatal care, pap tests, and cancer screenings — have dropped precipitously in the last few years.
Although Planned Parenthood pays lip service to “women’s choice,” pregnant women who want to keep their baby are out of luck. In fact, abortion referrals and pregnancy counseling aren’t even mentioned anywhere on Planned Parenthood’s list of services.
Whether you’re pro-choice or pro-life, it’s now virtually impossible to deny that Planned Parenthood is primarily an abortion center. They’re so shameless, abortion comes up as the first option on nearly every page of their website. Their cancer screenings, mammograms, HIV testing, and anemia testing are, as O’Neil reported, miniscule in proportion to the nonprofit’s abortion services.
So, here’s the rub. With more than 300 chapters on college campuses, Planned Parenthood is getting a great deal of time, attention, and resources from colleges, their students … and taxpayers.
It’s no surprise that taxpayer funds support Planned Parenthood. You knew that. We all knew that. We can debate on the specifics of whether or not taxes fund abortion itself, and the moral implications of it, but it’s well-documented that it receives federal funding.
What you may not have realized, however, is that college clubs typically receive funding from their home institution. Resources, such as meeting space and audio-visual equipment services, often are required. Who pays for that? Parents, students, and taxpayers.
The PPGA club at the University of Arizona, a public school, is a good example. Under the name VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, the school’s PPGA club receives special support from the school’s Women’s Center by way of event funding and operational support.
The club’s president, Sedona Lynch, affirmed her club’s commitment to “reproductive justice” during a recent interview.
“Whether [women] want to have any kids, whether they want one, or none. I want people to be able to have that option to decide what they want,” said Lynch.
“Especially on a college campus, I think it’s important to fight for reproductive justice because everyone here’s trying to get an education. We’re trying to be successful in life,” she added.
PJ Media reached out to Planned Parenthood Generation Action for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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