Today I was walking to class, all happy and joyous with my MS MR album when I saw a bright pink sign that said “Planned Parenthood” and I was like “oh that’s nice,” because even though we do have a Womens’ Clinic at Clemson - it is always great to explore your options, especially for women who get a lot of shame and misinformation in a town that has bilboards that say “Pregnant? We can help!” and then refuse to provide abortion information (or WORSE - spread lies about contraceptives!!) and that has one of the lowest ranked public sexual health records in the united states.
However this was not for Planned Parenthood but against.
I get it, okay, you don’t like abortions. Whatever, go away.
But as soon as you turn your distrust of a woman’s ability to make her own choices into LIES and MISINFORMATION on a UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, ladies, you are gonna get schooled.
So I picked up one of the fliers they are giving out which says “Planned Parenthood’s plan for you”
"Plan A: Provide poor quality, faulty birth control. In its February 2005 issue of Consumer Reports, the non-profit Consumers Union ranked two of Planned Parenthood’s condom lines the lowest out of all the brands that they tested."
Where to start? 1. its 2013. 2. Planned Parenthood does not have it’s own condom lines. They not only hand out free condoms, but they also suggest condoms to buy. Isn’t it HILARIOUS that the same people who think that absolutely no money should go to a FREE social service are the same people who shame them for not being able to afford fucking vibrations durex with extra lube and ribbed for her pleasure, I mean damn.
The “source” they use on their website is “LifeNews”… golly gee that sure couldn’t be biased, could it??? and again with the fear mongering logic, saying they distribute condoms “knowing they will fail.” If by “knowing they will fail” you mean they distribute condoms which are 98% effective and also tell their patrons that they are 98% effective, then, yeah, okay, I guess.
"Plan B: Encourage daily hormonal treatment. PP encourages young women to begin a daily regiment of hormonal birth control, and they placate fears about side effects by saying that modern hormonal contraceptives are safer than earlier iterations because they contain smaller amounts of hormones even though there are still dangerous side effects like death. Should something go wrong, though, they’ll then offer you those same hormones in massive doses (the "morning after pill" which can cause early abortions), claim it’s perfectly safe, and hope you won’t notice they’re contradicting themselves."
Whoa buddy, seems like y’all are not self aware.
1. Yes modern birth control is much safer and more effective than older forms of birth control. Sorry, I’m not sorry, do some damn research.
2. These people make it out like the people working at planned parenthood are the evil step mother from Snow White saying “eat this apple” while laughing secretly HAHA IT WILL KILL YOU.
No. No. No. No. There are many potential side effects to different forms of the pill (just like there are for things like the evil evil pill of asprin!!!). And like any good healthcare provider who warns you of the side effects of the mucinex they are giving you or the cholesterol pills, Planned Parenthood also informs their patrons about the side effects of birth control, and even better, are there for you if you start to suffer from these and will help you find a different solution.
3. The only way you can say that the morning after pill is the same as an abortion is if you also say that once a month, when women have their periods, they are having an abortion. Really, guys? Really.
PS - for many who don’t know this: the morning after pill stimulates a woman’s body to begin the process of menstruation. aka no embryos y’all
"Plan C: Offer deceptive counseling and biased information. If things didn’t go so well with the condoms and birth control, and pregnancy does occur, then Planned Parenthood offers "option counseling" to help decide a course of action. However, dozens of former employees have blown the whistle on the unscrupulous nature of PP’s "option counseling," acknowledging that it was commonly used to steer women towards abortion (which they profit from) instead of adoption or parenting (which they don’t get paid for). In 2011, PP performed 145 abortions for every 1 adoption referral and has now mandated that every affiliate performs abortions"
Hey guys, if you want a job in statistics skewing, y’all GOTTA sign up for “students for life” because this is so bad that I’m laughing to keep from crying. They did the ole switcharoo.
"deceptive counseling" no. "option counseling" yes. Option counseling - something totally different from "Option Line" a service offered by Students for Life that sends women to "pregnancy centers" where they are shamed into carrying their pregnancy to term, whether or not that is the best or safest option for them. Wanna read a real expose?
Planned Parenthood does not profit from abortions or from adoption or parenting. They are a non-profit. Does Students for Life even know what that means???
It’s very frustrating, to actually visit the Students for Life site because their sources are all biased - and all Christian. And in this instance it references a lawsuit that was found to have NO legal ramification - aka it was thrown out of court because there was not a shred of evidence that anything illegal had happened.
Basically, these people want to refer scared young women to “health clinics” that promote THEIR Christian ideal.
And look down on Planned Parenthood who provide information on sexual health that cannot be found in public schools, STD testing and certain treatments, contraceptive counseling and work (including vasectomy and sterilization), cancer prevention (including papsmears and breast exams), pregnancy tests, and yes, pregnancy counseling.
when the warm weather hits and spring begins is usually when groups similar to this show up on campus.
I want my wonderfully smart tigers to be well armed with knowledge and information