Abortion isn’t the only means of birth control

Okay, I caught onto World Net Daily this time.

Outrage over Planned Parenthood Christmas ‘gift’ cards
‘It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone’

The picture on the site is pretty small, but it looks like the cards read “Good for services or your choice of birth control method.”

A bunch of link clicking finally gets me the source of the story and the video Joe nicked the pic from:

For the first time, Planned Parenthood in Indiana is offering gift certificates. The organization said a big increase in calls and visits from newly unemployed and uninsured Hoosiers prompted what it calls the unusual, yet practical gift option.

“People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do,” said Chrystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana.

The certificates come in $25 increments. They can be used for everything from birth control to $58 examinations that include breast exams and pap tests. Men who receive healthcare at Planned Parenthood can use them too.

“They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things,” said Struben-Hall.

Of course, the only question on people’s minds is, can people use them to pay for abortions? Planned Parenthood Indiana is willing to concede that people could, but the real point is to protect yourself and your loved ones from an unplanned pregnancy. Buy some birth control. Learn what kind you need so you don’t have to worry about what you’d do if (or more likely when) you found yourself pregnant, especially if you’re having trouble affording the basics now.

I, for one, applaud their efforts to get the word out.

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