Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide are losing clients left and right–because of ObamaCare.
The controversial organization–which spends a small fortune every year lobbying on behalf of abortion rights–has been walloped by the fact that, with more Americans owning health insurance, there simply isn’t a need for mediocre, abortion-specific clinics like Planned Parenthood.
In fact, one chapter of Planned Parenthood in particular has seen a whopping 15 percent drop since ObamaCare went into effect just three years ago.
“Some people relied on us before they were uninsured prior to the Affordable Care Act,” admitted Lori Carpentier, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. “now they can go anywhere for care, and some of them have been.”
Planned Parenthood has also been under attack after a series of controversial videos were released showing top executives trying to sell the body parts of aborted children to the highest bidder–and describing how their doctors purposely try to keep the most valuable body parts intact, for higher value.
A number of states have already defunded Planned Parenthood, which receives some taxpayer funding, although a bill has stalled in the U.S. Senate to cut off all federal funding.
It’s unclear if Planned Parenthood’s shriveling numbers mean women are getting abortions elsewhere, like from their doctors, or if they’re getting fewer abortions altogether.
In the short term, it means that Planned Parenthood will have less money to throw around when it comes to fights about so-called “women’s health issues.”
But, longer term, it could be an encouraging sign for the pro-life movement.
Rather than have to go to a low-priced clinic like Planned Parenthood that pushes abortion at all costs (partially so it can sell the baby’s body parts on the black market), women will be able to have more frank discussions with their doctors–and make their decision after they receive all the facts about what an abortion entails, and how far along their baby is in development.