Friday, June 3, 2011

Alleged Parody only a slight exaggeration

I've been getting a deluge of e-mail form people accusing me of stupidity for believing an article about a massive abortion complex opened by Planned Parenthood in Kansas. They all seem to be convinced there's something unbelievable about the article, but as Thomas Peters points out, the "parody" is only a slight exaggeration.

Okay, so, this all sounds crazy, right?Actually, the truth about Planned Parenthood’s current operating space and expansion plans is as strange –and almost as true– as The Onion’s “fictional” take on it.Since 2007, as CBN News reports, Planned Parenthood has been opening up more and more “supercenters” to offer abortions and all the trappings that come with abortion:
  • In 2007 PP opened up a 22,000 square foot abortion clinic in Aurora, Illinois
  • In 2008 PP opened up a 40,000 square foot abortion clinic in Denver, Colorado
  • In 2009 PP opened up a 23,000 square foot abortion clinic in Sarasota, Florida
  • In 2010, PP opened up a massive 78,000 square foot abortion clinic in Houston, Texas
That’s not counting these huge Planned Parenthood clinics already in operation:
  • A 18,000 square foot abortion clinic in Schenectady, New York
  • A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • A 12,500 square foot abortion clinic in New Rochelle, New York
  • A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Austin, Texas
  • A 14,000 square foot abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California
  • A 10,500 square foot abortion clinic in Yakima, WA
  • A 10,000 square foot abortion clinic in Fresno, California.
  • etc…
In fact, if you add up the square footage of just the “super-centers” I mention above – you get almost 250,000 square feet of Planned Parenthood abortion clinic! The fact is, if you count up all the space taken up by their abortion clinics nationwide, Planned Parenthood is already well on its way to having a 900,000-square-feet “AbortionPlex” – they just decided to spread them out so they can target the most vulnerable areas across our country.On the other point that The Onion article makes, about all the “amenities” that Planned Parenthood provides its abortion “customers”, that’s not far off from the truth, either. This article in the Wall Street Journal noticed the trend back in 2008 (emphasis mine):Flush with cash, Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide are aggressively expanding their reach, seeking to woo more affluent patients with a network of suburban clinics and huge new health centers that project a decidedly upscale image … executives say they are “rebranding” their clinics to appeal to women of means — a move that opens new avenues for boosting revenue and, they hope, political clout.[The new clinics] feature touches such as muted lighting, hardwood floors and airy waiting rooms in colors selected by marketing experts…Planned Parenthood has also opened more than two dozen quick-service “express centers,” many in suburban shopping malls.Some sell jewelry, candles, books and T-shirts, along with contraception.One of Planned Parenthood’s biggest gimmicks, we know, is to offer low-cost (or often free) contraception to young people, only to make money off of their subsequent abortions.And did you notice the “Chapel” in The Onion floor plan above? Seattle, WA’s Planned Parenthood, for instance, had a full-time “chaplain” on staff.Finally — and this is especially grim:Yep, basically true too.… but in the end, it’s the square feet thing that gets me the most about this Onion article.After all, let’s not forget that –when it comes to feet– these are the only feet that really matter:
As can be seen in the statistics above, the alleged parody reads more like a real center in the works than a parody. At the rate Planned Parenthood is going within five years the "Abortionplex" described in the "Parody" article won't just be a reality, but probably one of the smaller centers.


Anonymous said...

That me be the closest I've ever seen you come to admitting you were wrong.

Jigooooo said...

Anonymous said...

You're still a fucking idiot

Steven said...

Dammit Sandy - why do you persist in making yourself appear so moronic? You gild the lily to the point that the stem breaks and you kill the flower.

The diagram boasts of being able to burn 40 tons of fetuses at a time - that's going to be around 60,000 fetuses (using av. weight of fetus between end of 1st and 2nd trimester). Who the fuck is going to be keeping that much embryonic meat around to burn in one go? Nobody. Not without having a freezer that can contain 40 tones of fetuses at a time too.

In a year that'd be 164 a day or 20 every hour (if going by an eight hour working day) seven an hour or one every eight and a half minutes if the place is open 24/7.

Secondly, the use of big scary floorspace measurements. Using the second set of facilities in operation. They work out at an average of 110' square, which is frankly fuck all. You could build almost five of them on a football pitch (American) IF all one floor. Considering that includes everything from the reception to the janitors closet, these are not the baby killing factories you want them to be. My bloody back garden's bigger.

Sad thing is I agree with you - abortion is horrendous and shouldn't be necessary, but the fact is it's the morals and way that society grew from religion that has made it necessary. Your ways failed. Only by moving onward, discarding the hopelessly inept guidelines we were coerced into by sexually inadequate scribes millennia ago, can we forgo these necessities.

Living in a country where abortion is mostly criminalized through religious dogma, I see daily the effects that the inability to perform this procedure safely and compassionately, and they are far - FAR - worse than any horrors you wish to conjure.

You really need to get out more.

Anonymous said...

Do you know how to summon a million tiny wizards?