Planned Parenthood's newest ad campaign urges Senators to restore its public funding recently stripped by House vote. The ad portrays PP as a life-saving organization with a woman's poignant quote: "Without Planned Parenthood, I wouldn't be here today." It's unclear whether PP appreciates the callous irony of such a depiction, but here's a short counter-ad created by my teenage daughter to illustrate the point in case it does not:
It is important to ask who wouldn't be here today without Planned Parenthood. We are glad that "Carolyn" in the PP ad survived her cancer but, sadly, many others do not, and we are left to ponder who among the 50 million Americans aborted since Roe v. Wade might today be making the next great scientific breakthrough for cancer, HIV, birth defects, Alzheimer's, etc.
My message to Planned Parenthood: get out of the abortion business.