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Women’s Health Clinics Offer $10 Discount, “Pro-Life” Fanatics Freak Out

The right wing war on women’s reproductive rights
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On the day after Thanksgiving, a couple of women’s health centers in Florida offered a $10 discount on a clinic visit — leading to a freak-out by anti-abortion nuts, who seem to think that because the clinics are affiliated with Planned Parenthood, this can only mean one thing: the evil Planned Parenthood is selling discounted abortions.

Health Center Specials - Planned Parenthood - South Florida and the Treasure Coast:

The propaganda originates at crazed anti-choice website lifenews.com: Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Offers Black Friday Discount | LifeNews.com.

A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in souther Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek noticed the Black Friday discount and responded, “Planned Parenthood brings new meaning to the term, “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?”

This is all it takes to provoke right wing bloggers into raving about killing babies. Just a couple of examples out of many:

The always-insane Jim Hoft thinks this is the beginning of something, but he doesn’t say what: It Begins… Planned Parenthood Offers Black Friday Discounts on Abortions.

With a picture of a fetus, of course.

Rick Moran at PJ Media says this $10 discount on a clinic visit is so despicable, everyone should agree immediately to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood even if you’re not an anti-choice fanatic: The PJ Tatler » Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘Black Friday’.

Even if you are pro-choice, the inappropriateness and tastelessness of such a “discount” has to disturb you. And if anything, it should renew calls for defunding the organization. If PP wants to act like a commercial concern by taking part in Black Friday “sales,” it doesn’t need federal money to prop it up. It can survive on its own in the marketplace by retailing abortion and other health-related services just like any other business.

It shouldn’t need to be pointed out again, but just to emphasize how stupidly deceptive this attack is, Planned Parenthood clinics provide a wide range of women’s health services, not just abortion — and in fact, abortions account for only about 3% of what PP health centers do:

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50 comments

1 aagcobb  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:08:12pm

Hah! We know 90% of what PP does is abortions!*

*not intended to be a factual statement

2 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:12:04pm

Just fodder for the willing minions. Though there is a huge amount of ignorance and outright idiocy (Dim Hoft, srsly), many believe it is their duty to propagate fresh narratives for the cause.

I used to laugh this stuff off as idiots being idiots but the motivation driving this is unnerving.

3 Lidane  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:13:08pm

These are the same morons who fell for The Onion's abortionplex story.

I'm not surprised that this would send them into freakout mode again.

4 The Mountain That Blogs  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:13:18pm

re: #2 Henchman Ghazi-808

"Is that just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?"
--perhaps the best question ever asked to Karl Rove

5 TedStriker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:14:41pm

True believers suck...they're immune from any logic, reason, or any evidence that contradicts their point-of-view.

The trick is to keep them from turning those who are not as set in their ways; it really is a battle of wits.

6 Interesting Times  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:21:37pm

re: #5 TedStriker

The trick is to keep them from turning those who are not as set in their ways; it really is a battle of wits.

That's one battle to which rightwing nutjobs tend to show up unarmed.

7 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:23:34pm

I noticed that Sandmonkey went off his rocker?

8 Stanghazi  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:28:55pm

I see the near future: birth control over the counter. Win win? we'll pay ourselves, but it will be avail for all.

9 engineer cat  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:29:46pm

saxby chambliss says the country is more important than the anti tax pledge?

(checks end of the world predictions and temperature of hell)

10 Sionainn  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:31:36pm

You know what's really interesting? I spent years using Planned Parenthood services and during that entire time, I didn't even know that one of the services offered at Planned Parenthood was abortions.

11 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:32:38pm

re: #8 Stanghazi

I see the near future: birth control over the counter. Win win? we'll pay ourselves, but it will be avail for all.

Can you image:

ACORN birth control pills with Sandra Fluke's picture on the cover?

Zombie apocalypse for sure.

12 darthstar  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:38:30pm

That fetus looks just like Benghazi.

13 Charles Johnson  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:39:14pm

What war on women? Fox News thinks you should be more worried about The War on Men.

By Suzanne Venker, who is (I hope you're sitting down) Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

Fortunately, there is good news: women have the power to turn everything around. All they have to do is surrender to their nature – their femininity – and let men surrender to theirs.

If they do, marriageable men will come out of the woodwork.

14 engineer cat  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:42:35pm

marriageable men will come out of the woodwork

apparently an evil witch has turned us all into termites

15 Randall Gross  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:44:34pm

The religious zealots once more go after contraception by pretending that preventing impregnation == abortion. (Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy up to five days post coitus)

16 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:44:51pm
marriageable men will come out of the woodwork.

Blind, pale and crawling like termites.

17 Eclectic Infidel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:45:44pm

They need something to fear.

18 b_sharp  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:46:40pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

What war on women? Fox News thinks you should be more worried about The War on Men.

By Suzanne Venker, who is (I hope you're sitting down) Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

What a truckload.

These people really do yearn for an imaginary past.

19 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:47:44pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

What war on women? Fox News thinks you should be more worried about The War on Men.

By Suzanne Venker, who is (I hope you're sitting down) Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

Wow. I don't think I've ever heard someone say so clearly that women should go back to the good ol' days of being mens' property.

20 Killgore Trout  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:48:45pm

re: #7 ProGunLiberal

I noticed that Sandmonkey went off his rocker?

He seems like himself to me. He's always been a bit different.

21 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:48:46pm

“You must be more gentle, dear, more sedate,' Ellen told her daughter. 'You must not interrupt gentlemen when they are speaking, even if you do think you know more about matters than they do. Gentlemen do not like forward girls.”
― Margaret Mitchell

22 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:48:50pm

re: #16 jaunte

Blind, pale and crawling like termites.

... who want to drink beer and masturbate to Macys bra ads.

23 b_sharp  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:50:16pm

I know quite a few men who appreciate a confident, accomplished woman. Why do rwnjs have such a problem with cultural change?

24 allegro  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:50:32pm

re: #19 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Wow. I don't think I've ever heard someone say so clearly that women should go back to the good ol' days of being mens' property.

With the ever-present assumption that single women WANT husbands.

Been there, done that, it was lovely, but don't wanna do it again. thankyouverymuich.

25 Mich-again  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:53:48pm

If women would go back to being Laura Ingalls, then men will turn into John-Boy Walton.

26 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:55:21pm

re: #25 Mich-again

And if you believe that I have some land I want to sell to you. //

27 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:58:16pm

re: #24 allegro

With the ever-present assumption that single women WANT husbands.

Been there, done that, it was lovely, but don't wanna do it again. thankyouverymuich.

Well, what good self-respecting woman DOESN'T want a husband? You shameless hussy, you.

28 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 2:59:09pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Sounds to me like Suzanne better learn her place and STFU!
Let the mens handle it!

29 TedStriker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:03:17pm

re: #25 Mich-again

If women would go back to being Laura Ingalls, then men will turn into John-Boy Walton.

That's a bit of an insult to Laura Ingalls-Wilder, don't ya think?

30 calochortus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:03:58pm

The problem is that the middle class woman wandering around her suburban home in pearls and high heels is a very modern construct. Women have generally been an integral and hard working part of the family and community.

I gave in to my feminine nature earlier today by ripping out some carpet and prying up tack strips. I'm now tired.

31 A Man for all Seasons  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:05:17pm

I don't get any of this shit anymore.. We are the United States of America. The most powerful Nation in History. Half of our citizens are women.
We should offer free or low cost healthcare for all women of this great nation. It's the least we could do for the diamonds of America.
We can afford it. There are a billion programs that could be cut by 5%. We also fold PP and other righteous programs into it.
We owe it to Woman and because we are the Fucking United States of America.

32 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:06:46pm

re: #29 TedStriker

Laura Ingalls Wilder didn't know her place. Out writing books and makin more money than her husband emasculating him!

33 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:08:04pm

re: #31 A Man for all Seasons

I don't get any of this shit anymore.. We are the United States of America. The most powerful Nation in History. Half of our citizens are women.
We should offer free or low cost healthcare for all women of this great nation. It's the least we could do for the diamonds of America.
We can afford it. There are a billion programs that could be cut by 5%. We also fold PP and other righteous programs into it.
We owe it to Woman and because we are the Fucking United States of America.

Fixed it for you. //

34 TedStriker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:11:05pm

re: #32 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate

Laura Ingalls Wilder didn't know her place. Out writing books and makin more money than her husband emasculating him!

35 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:13:52pm

re: #31 A Man for all Seasons

re: #30 calochortus

Woman use to have to work and work hard. In the 1700's big strong women were valued as wives for their ability to work. In the late 1800's the whole family, including children would often have to work either in a sweat factory a field or producing mass trinkets in their living rooms for local stores.
This idea of the stay at home mother who does nothing but dote on children and take care of their man is very modern and recent for the masses.

36 A Man for all Seasons  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:14:57pm

re: #33 PhillyPretzel

Fixed it for you. //

Thanks.. I blame too much football, beer and sugary pies. Cause, you know, I never take personal responsibility for my actions.. It's like a bummer.
//

37 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:15:19pm

re: #34 TedStriker

[Embedded content]

It's probably no coincidence the backward-ass cavemen in this satire are gold bugs.

38 calochortus  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:17:15pm

re: #35 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate

A lot of working class women still work pretty hard.

39 Varek Raith  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:18:41pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Good men - Men who want to marry.
Bad men - Men who don't.
9_9

40 Shiplord Kirel  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:22:17pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

What war on women? Fox News thinks you should be more worried about The War on Men.

By Suzanne Venker, who is (I hope you're sitting down) Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

Can you imagine living in the same house with a woman like that? I would rather live in a refrigerator crate with a stray cat.

41 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:22:31pm

re: #22 Henchman Ghazi-808

... who want to drink beer and masturbate to Macys bra ads.

.... and blow shit up.. and buy big toys... slap each other on the back for acting like sluts but scorn women who act like sluts....

Yeah ladies. If you decide to punt on dudes, or play for the other team, I totally understand.

42 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:28:37pm

Let's go back to the good old days. Trade farm animals for young brides.

43 CuriousLurker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:41:35pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

What war on women? Fox News thinks you should be more worried about The War on Men.

By Suzanne Venker, who is (I hope you're sitting down) Phyllis Schlafly's niece.

From the article:

....women pushed men off their pedestal (women had their own pedestal, but feminists convinced them otherwise) and climbed up to take what they were taught to believe was rightfully theirs.

Now the men have nowhere to go. [...]

Contrary to what feminists like Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, say, the so-called rise of women has not threatened men. It has pissed them off. It has also undermined their ability to become self-sufficient in the hopes of someday supporting a family. Men want to love women, not compete with them. They want to provide for and protect their families – it’s in their DNA. But modern women won’t let them. [...]

Sooo...she's basically saying men are pissy little underachievers who need to be put up on a pedestal and coddled in order for them to become self-sufficient & responsible, and if we selfish greedy women can't see that then we shouldn't be surprised when men's natural insecurity, laziness, and sense of entitlement causes them to throw temper tantrums and throw themselves on the floor holding their breath? Um, okay...

44 jaunte  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:44:45pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

I wonder if she's met Ted Nugent?

45 CuriousLurker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:46:52pm

re: #44 jaunte

I wonder if she's met Ted Nugent?

LOL, that would go a long way towards explaining his behavior.

46 Henchman Ghazi-808  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:50:09pm

re: #45 CuriousLurker

LOL, that would go a long way towards explaining his behavior.

Nugent explains women never marrying again.

47 CuriousLurker  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 3:53:09pm

re: #46 Henchman Ghazi-808

Nugent explains women never marrying again.

QFT!

48 CriticalDragon1177  Sat, Nov 24, 2012 8:38:19pm

Charles Johnson,

I guess as far as they're concerned, if you perform abortions, that's all you do.

49 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sun, Nov 25, 2012 9:48:50am

Planned Parenthood is not code for abortion.

Reproductive Rights is not code for abortion.

Pro-Choice is not code for abortion.

50 Thorzdad  Sun, Nov 25, 2012 10:59:54am

Here in Indiana, Indiana Right to Life is already firing-up its supporters in the legislature to have another go at de-funding Planned Parenthood here. Their tactic this time is a claim that PP clinics are not following federal or state rules for providing prescription drugs. They're specifically referring to the use of morning-after pills for abortion. IRL claims the pills are being given out without a prescription. Of course, no prescription is needed when provided as part of a medical procedure (abortion) But, that's not going to stop the Republicans from raking PP over the coals again and, possibly, ignoring the truth and taking funding away again.


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