“Reid said Planned Parenthood is ‘the only health care that a significant number of women get. About 30 percent of women, that’s their health care.’ That’s not the case — Planned Parenthood saw 2.7 million patients in 2013, not the 39 million it would have needed to see for Reid’s claim to be accurate. Even if every Planned Parenthood patient had no other health care options, the group would have seen about 2 percent of women, not 30 percent.” – Politifact
The idea that Planned Parenthood has the monopoly on women’s health is absolutely false. It’s a lie that I see far too often, and it needs to be stopped. Being against Planned Parenthood does not mean you are against healthcare, it means you are against organizations that kill human beings. I mean, even if their “only 3% of our services are abortion!” statistic weren’t misleading, killing 3% of the time is still too much. There are over a thousand federally qualified health centers in the US (there are more FQHCs than there are Planned Parenthoods, actually) that provide all of the other services that Planned Parenthood claims will ~disappear forever~ if they get defunded. The FQHCs also offer a sliding fee scale, which means they can often offer these services at a lower price than PP can. And yet it’s PP that is receiving $500 million in government funding every year.
tl;dr? Don’t fall for Planned Parenthood’s propaganda. They are 100% unnecessary.