You know how you can tell when we're winning? When the wingnuts go completely off the reservation and start lying through their tiny little teeth about their opposition. In this case, Planned Parenthood is the target, but they end up making themselves look like the fools and hypocrites they are.
Kristan Hawkins is Dobson's cohort in this radio clip. Kristan is the executive director of Students for Life, an organization dedicated to spreading guilt and hate ahead of its alleged message of love and peace for those Chosen Followers in The Light.
Here's why people like Kristan and Grampy Dobson drive me crazy. First they lie, and they extol liars like Lila Rose, who lied through her teeth and edited video dishonestly to make Planned Parenthood look like the Satan they think it is.
Here is Righteous Kristan's rant about what Planned Parenthood's true motives are, and Dobson's response.
Hawkins: I think the videos of Planned Parenthood have really helped to focus and to shed the light on Planned Parenthood because they are the abortion Goliath, I always refer to them as the abortion Goliath, they are the big man on campus, they’re the ones with the lobbyists, they’re getting the government funding, they’re subsidizing their abortions, they’re the ones making the money off all of this. I think the videos are very, very important in exposing their real agenda. You know Planned Parenthood sounds like a nice name, ‘ooh Planned Parenthood, and they’re providing free condoms to me, ooh yay,’ but then when you start peeling back, you know, what’s their method?
We have this new postcard, we make these little flashy postcards and they don’t really give students the answer but they’re there to raise controversy and drive people to our website where they can find out more information. It says, Planned Parenthood’s plan for you: One, give you the lowest ranked condoms that are available on the market today, the lowest ranked by Consumer Reports condoms, so you think Planned Parenthood’s great, they’re giving you bad condoms, then they’re going to give you birth control that can cause breast cancer, they’re going to give you low-dose birth control, and then they’re going to give you an abortion, and this is their plan to make money.
Dobson: If you scratch around anywhere near the Planned Parenthood message and the function of Planned Parenthood, you see wickedness; you see evil.
Um, ok. So let's look at Kristan's statement and see if we can find facts.
According to the NIH, there is a higher risk of breast cancer with oral contraceptives, but a lowered risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Further, the risk associated with contraceptives disappears 10 years after use is discontinued. So to be clear, there is a risk of cancer associated with any oral contraceptive, low dose or otherwise, and women should know this and be aware of it before using them. On the other hand, there's a risk of being hit by a bus while crossing the street, but that's not Planned Parenthood's fault. Should we condemn streets, or buses? Or just be aware and look both ways before crossing a street?
Hawkins' claim about condoms seems to go all the way back to this 2005 report published on LifeNews.com. I'm certain there was no bias there, but I'd like to reassure Hawkins that since that 2005 report, Consumer Reports has done another review of available condoms and found that all 500 brands they studied passed their minimum requirements for reliability. Strange how she didn't bother to check that before going on about it, much less suggesting that Planned Parenthood is using cheap condoms in order to build a free market for abortion.