If you care at all about women’s health, I invite you to go read all of Left Wing Cracker’s post today. I would just like to point out one thing.
If you follow the local news, you are probably aware that Christ Community competed for a family planning grant to provide services to low income uninsured people; these funds were previously awarded to Planned Parenthood. Our application scored highest, we have been offered the program and we are now gearing up to begin the program in early November. Please pray that we will have the endurance and integrity to withstand the onslaught of those who are intent on our failure. Daily, we are confronted with refuting the half-truths and misstatements coming primarily for the leadership of Planned Parenthood. Daily, we have needy people intentionally sent to us by Planned Parenthood even though they are fully aware that we are not yet able to deliver the services. Their intent is to embarrass us and report to the local media that Christ Community is unable to deliver the care.
Please, linger on the bolded parts. Early November is a week away. By the time you get to November 10th, you’re in mid-November. Is Christ Community going to be ready in a week? I mean, you can say what you want, Christ Community, but as of right now, you are indeed unable to deliver the care you told Memphis you could deliver. If you weren’t ready for patients, why did you ask for them?
Nobody wants women to go to Planned Parenthood, but when Planned Parenthood sends patients to Christ Community, Christ Community is the victim of big bad Planned Parenthood? So, Planned Parenthood is evil? But they should go on being evil in a way that benefits Christ Community until Christ Community has its ducks in a row?
I’m sorry, but that looks to me like the exact same mindset that lets “pro-life” women have abortions at Planned Parenthood, because their abortion is okay. Planned Parenthood is just supposed to take all their abuse, but continue to provide them all the services they need, because they’re “good.”
That’s not integrity. That’s hypocrisy.