There are so many things small enough to stuff in a Christmas stocking – an iPod, candy, action figures, jewelry, and oh yeah… gift cards for abortions!
You think I’m yanking your chain? Check this horrific story from ABC News on the latest trend to hit the holidays.
“Women in particular are likely to forgo basic medical needs when faced with putting gas in their car or food on the table,” said Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s president and CEO, Betty Cockrum. Planned Parenthood provides contraception, pap smears and other routine health services for women, as well as abortions. The gift certificates, ranging in values from $25 to $100, can be redeemed for all clinic services.
Ah, when you care enough to send the very, VERY worst! And I mean this literally, “What in the hell do you think you are doing with this “gift”?
Is this a surreptitious way to get around parents who need a stocking stuffer, and one more card will do the trick? Was glossy lipstick and bad teenage music just not genteel enough, so you had to get something more practical? Afraid your little girl would stick out in the crowd… with her promiscuous teenage belly?
Oh, and I love this PR statistic given in the story. Take it away, girl:
Planned Parenthood is quick to argue some 95 percent of women who come to their clinics come for basic health services — not abortion. “It’s about basic health care. It’s about annual exams, it’s about pap smears, it’s about birth control,” said Cockrum. “I would be amazed if a dime of it goes toward an abortion.”
Of course you would, lady. I know, I know. It’s basic street marketing for retail. They come in looking for that handy pap smear, but then you have some pictures on the walls and mannequins done up that get your clientele thinking differently.
You know, drugged-up little girls hooking up with those totally awesome guys playing spin the bottle and then… oops. One mannequin has a poochy belly, and another looks like a meth lab hoodrat.Yeah, that’s marketing in your face.
Visuals like that get the ladies thinking, and then before you know it, they are asking for the upsell on abortions. Payday, right?!
This is revolting, and clearly indicative of where this world is going… hell in a handbasket. Dear God, save us all, namely the girls targeted by stories like this.
Of course, the protest for universal Walmart gift cards should be growing because while parents are thinking their sweet teenage child will be striking out for that G.I. Joe and the Kung-fu action grip, they can stroll on over to another section of the store and buy a gun, a fifth of Boone’s Farm and a carton of cigarettes without the threat of getting carded.
Not quite what you expected, but ho-ho-flippin’-ho nonetheless!