Saturday, October 27, 2007
Have you ever wondered how Planned Parenthood receives so much money in donations each year? ($212.2 million to be exact)
I mean, they already get $305.3 million from our government annually, so they are hardly a shabby little charity....
I guess I always assumed that donated money must have come from some kooky, rich, confused, old "feminists," but as it turns out, that is not the case at all.
A close friend of mine was telling me that when she found out she was pregnant with her son she had to get an official 'Proof of Pregnancy' document before she would be able to apply for Medicaid...and SURPRISE SURPRISE, PP wasn't giving out any freebies. They told her when she scheduled the appointment to make sure she brought $40 in cash with her to the clinic.
After she was seen and received her p.o.p. she went up to the counter to check out. The woman at the desk proceeded to tell her how much she had saved on this visit because she qualified for some of 'their' generous government grants (part of the $305.3, I'm sure) and that if she hadn't received those discounts (lucky, lucky her) she would have owed PP over $500! But instead, thank the Lord above, her visit today came to just twelve dollars...."oh, and by the way, since you saved SO much money with us today, would you like to make a donation?"
By their own definition they are a NON PROFIT medical facility, there to reach out to POOR WOMEN!
Would a food pantry ever ask you for a donation on your way out the door? I should think not! Or, how about a homeless shelter? I highly doubt it. And why is that?....because they are non-profits....not big businesses.