To win against the opposition, it is important to first understand who the opposition is, what their goals are, and what they are capable of. We can see this displayed in sporting events, military history, and other social change movements.
I’m reminded of what made the abolitionist Frederick Douglass so effective in the fight to end slavery. Similar to abortion, slavery was a deeply entrenched institution that was not easy to overcome. Douglass used his knowledge of the slave system formed from his own experiences as a slave to expose the brutality and injustice of slavery to the wider world.
Today, Planned Parenthood commits innumerable atrocities across our nation with the intention of killing more and more innocent children in the womb. In order to defund Planned Parenthood, we must be able to understand who they are, what they are doing, and how to overcome these atrocities.
The Kingpin of the Abortion Industry
The entire abortion industry shares the guilt for the millions of children that have been killed in the womb, but the sheer size and influence of Planned Parenthood makes it worthy of our focused attention.
It is essential to understand that Planned Parenthood is the “glue” holding the entire abortion industry together. Without Planned Parenthood, the rest of the abortion industry would not be able to thrive. You could even call Planned Parenthood the “kingpin” of the abortion industry.
Committing 383,460 abortions each year, Planned Parenthood affiliates hold more than 40% of the U.S. market share of abortion. This means that its affiliates commit more than 1 in 3 of all abortions in the United States.
Here are some of the ways Planned Parenthood props up the abortion industry:
- Planned Parenthood has a wealthy political arm that spends tens of millions of dollars to keep pro-abortion politicians in power. These range from local school board members to U.S. presidents.
- Planned Parenthood rakes in more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding each year.
- Planned Parenthood drives the cultural messaging that deceives a portion of the American population into believing that killing a child in the womb is a moral choice.
- Planned Parenthood has innovated and driven changing abortion trends, such as the abortion pill, to keep profits high.
- Planned Parenthood has infiltrated school systems to influence America’s younger generation toward its deadly agenda.
- Planned Parenthood has set a lawless example to the abortion industry, breaking federal law by trafficking the remains of children killed in their clinics with few to no legal repercussions.
The abortion business booms when abortion is legal. And Planned Parenthood knows how to keep abortion legal: elect pro-abortion politicians. By preserving their own interests, they work to keep abortion legal for the rest of the abortion industry as well.
But, Planned Parenthood appears to have survived the pro-life wins of 2021 and 2022 better than its smaller counterparts. No Planned Parenthood centers have closed since the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling reversing Roe v. Wade. But the same isn’t true for some smaller abortion businesses.
Overturning Roe meant states could once again protect their children from abortion. Some states have used that freedom to rescue countless lives – enforcing abortion bans that were stalled under Roe and passing new ones. This hurts the abortion industry while preserving human life in the womb in those states.
But in approximately 75% of states, the future of abortion remains an open question. It’s a question that will largely be answered by the lawmakers elected in those states. And those campaigns cost money.
Did someone say “money”? Enter Planned Parenthood.
During the 2022 Midterm election cycle, Planned Parenthood’s “advocacy and political organizations” poured $50M into campaigns to help maintain the pro-abortion status quo.
According to Planned Parenthood Action, the money was invested “to elect abortion rights champions across the country who are critical to protecting abortion access in a post-Roe world.”
When Planned Parenthood funds pro-abortion political campaigns, the entire abortion industry benefits from the pro-abortion laws and policies those leaders enshrine.
Planned Parenthood is driving the policies, funding the politicians, and spreading the cultural narratives that allow the rest of the abortion industry to stay in business. No other abortion business has the funding or capacity to prop up abortion as an institution the way Planned Parenthood can.
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