Help Get AMA to Stop Planned Parenthood Funding
Catholic Medical Associations members are needed to help support passage of a resolution at the upcoming AMA House of Delegates meeting in Atlanta 11/14-17. A resolution has been submitted by CMA member David McKalip, M.D. (St. Petersburg, FL), that calls for the AMA to “actively support legislation to immediately end federal and state funding” of Planned Parenthood. AMA delegates need to hear from CMA members (contact David McKalip to find out who their delegates are). The Resolution is available below with references to support why Planned Parenthood should be defunded. Any CMA member or supporter of this issue can present testimony to the Reference committee that will consider the resolution on Sunday 11/15 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Dr. McKalip can be reached at 727-822-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Defund Planned Parenthood
Author: David McKalip, M.D.
Whereas Planned Parenthood is the leading perpetrator of induced intrauterine death of babies (abortion) in America (327,653 in 2013-14 out of 732,220 MMWR last report ‘11) [a] ; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood (officially the “Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.”) is a tax-exempt business receiving over half a billion dollars annually from U.S. Taxpayers[b]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood has been shown, in un-doctored, unedited videos, to actively alter abortion techniques to allow harvesting of organs from babies and earns an income from these human baby body parts[c]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood has been shown to engage in practices to support child sex trafficking by offering abortions, contraception and STD treatment to cover up these activities[d]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood still gives an award in the name of Margaret Sanger who supported racist policies and eugenics stating[e]: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population” and described immigrants and the poor as “human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born”; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood contributes to overall racial health disparities: 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in low income and minority neighborhoods. Black abortion rates outstrip black birthrates in New York City and black babies are killed in the womb 3-4x more often than white babies[f]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood supporters deceptively claim that the organization provides mammograms when it does not[g]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood claims their primary mission is to provide “women’s health services” such as contraception, PAP Smears and STD treatment while their true business model is providing as many abortions as possible[h]; Claims of 3% of services being abortion are based on counting multiple services to one patient and other means of statistical manipulation like unbundling a single birth control prescription into 12 visits and bundling all abortion visits into one[i]; and
Whereas Planned Parenthood lists $1 billion in assets and can still earn excess revenue from its services without federal funds; and
Whereas contraception, STD treatment, PAP smears and true women’s health services are now easy to obtain outside Planned Parenthood through federally funded community health clinics, and through expanded health coverage provided by Obamacare and in other ways; therefore be it
Resolved that the American Medical Association actively support legislation to immediately end federal and state funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
[i] http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/153699-exposing-the-planned-parenthood-business-model and https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/08/12/for-planned-parenthood-abortion-stats-3-percent-and-94-percent-are-both-misleading/