Some people may not abhor Planned Parenthood for its past and present racism and abortion profiteering. Others may shrug at its systemic, criminal avoidance of statutory rape laws, and tawdry “sexual education” guides aimed at teenagers. But perhaps even some of the group’s most ardent defenders will recoil from the latest addition to the odious outfit’s ongoing carnival of moral degradation.
The following CNS News report speaks for itself (emphasis added):
In a guide for young people published by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the organization says it opposes laws that make it a crime for people not to tell sexual partners they have HIV. The IPPF’s “Healthy, Happy and Hot” guide also tells young people who have the virus that they have a right to “fun, happy and sexually fulfilling lives.”
“…Some countries have laws that say people living with HIV must tell their sexual partner(s) about their status before having sex, even if they use condoms or only engage in sexual activity with a low risk of giving HIV to someone else,” the guide states. “These laws violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.”
Under the heading “Sexual Pleasure and Well-Being,” the guide declares that it is a human right and not a criminal issue as to whether a person decides if or when to disclose their HIV status, even if they engage in sexual activities.
“You know best when it is safe for you to disclose your status,” the guide states. “There are many reasons that people do not share their HIV status. They may not want people to know they are living with HIV because of the stigma and discrimination within their community.”
The guide continues: “They may worry that people will find out something else they have kept secret, like that they are using injecting drugs or, having sex outside of marriage or having sex with people of the same gender. People in long-term relationships who find out they are living with HIV sometime fear that their partner will react violently or end the relationship.”
“Young people living with HIV have the right to sexual pleasure,” the guide states under the heading “Sexual Pleasure; Have Fun Explore and Be Yourself.”
“Sex can feel great and can be really fun!” the guide says.
Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions of US tax dollars annually. In light of this grotesque new information, how can any American continue to countenance public subsidies to a group that actively promotes a paramount “right” to personal sexual pleasure–at the expense of others’ right not to be unwittingly infected with a lethal, incurable virus? This is a morally bankrupt, perverse, and socially unacceptable position.
Now more than ever, it is time to defund Planned Parenthood. If individual citizens choose to make private donations to sustain its existence, nobody can stop them–but public money is an entirely different matter. Republicans should immediately introduce a bill or binding resolution calling for the cessation of all taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. They should publicly cite this shocking and depraved HIV-related document as the catalyst for the legislation, and defy any member of Congress to vote against the measure.
This action would serve both a moral and political purpose: First, it could very well end up stripping an execrable organization of much of its budget and help prevent innocent people from being unilaterally sentenced to death by a reckless, selfish sexual partner. In other words, it’s the right thing to do. It also happens to put Democrats in a bind. As members of a party beholden to the abortion lobby, Democrats generally balk at any proposal that could be characterized as “pro-life.” As an Illinois State Senator, President Obama infamously (and repeatedly) opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act because he feared it might threaten Leftism’s holy grail, Roe v. Wade.
But facing an already irate electorate in November, some Democrats may feel compelled to deny their opponents another potent line of attack. (“Why does Congressman X refuse to defund fund an organization that…”) With public support for Obamacare deteriorating by the day, many frantic Democrats are pushing the panic button. As November approaches, political self-preservation may momentarily override Democrats’ usually unwavering commitment to taxpayer funded abortion on demand. Pro-lifers in Congress ought to force their colleagues to take sides, then ensure that voters are made aware of which representatives cast their lot with the statutory rape-enabling defenders of intentional HIV transmission.
Planned Parenthood–due to its own actions and policies–richly reserves to join ACORN on the garbage heap of decaying, politically-toxic entities. Let’s make it happen.