Every year or two, at least one Planned Parenthood puff'n'snuff manages to get filmed saying something so vile and stupid that it even offends an occasional Democrat. What do they put in the arugula over there? or is it the Merlot?
And then it's on to the usual 'defund Planned Parenthood', 'War against whoever votes,' etc. What a waste of time. Isn't there a way to put a stop to all this without offending either the 'defund' crowd or the 'Arugulistas?' Fortunately, there is.
In 1911, Standard Oil was broken up and everything worked out okay.
In 1985, it was the phone company's turn. And again, no problem.
Is there any reason that Planned Parenthood can't follow in their footsteps and spin off its abortion division? Maybe call it Standard Oil for good luck.
Apparently abortions only make up 3% of the care they give anyway. Nobody, or almost nobody, objects to Planned Parenthood providing contraceptive services, or cancer screening, or treatment of sexually transmitted diseases or any other type of women's health care.
They're a good organization and do a lot of good things. It's the abortions that are the problem and that's only because taxpayers' money is involved, no matter how indirectly. For people who regard abortion as murder, it's hard enough to see it go on but, having to pay for it also, well...
And besides, it's against the law to use tax money to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother's life is in danger and these would still be covered in any PP spinoff.
Anyway, it seems like it would be a simple matter and not very expensive. In a big center, just put up a wall. On one side is Planned Parenthood on the other side, abortion clinic. Or maybe build a few new offices. In any case, not very complicated.
Then, if someone calls asking for abortion info, just have to say that we don't do that anymore but we can give you the phone number of a very reliable group. Yeah, you're right, they do look a little like us.