Backers of Planned Parenthood are outraged that the Missouri General Assembly has passed a state budget that denies the organization public funding. In their view, Planned Parenthood is a force for good, providing all kinds of health services to women. Rarely acknowledged is the elephant in the room: how Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider both in Missouri and across the nation.
A recent short film gives tribute to the work of Planned Parenthood, but what is omitted from the film, for example, the role of the mother of a pregnant daughter, is more telling than what is told. See “The Limits of Planned Parenthood’s Storytelling,” recently published in the journal First Things.