Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fox Panelist Defends Planned Parenthood

By Jack Yoest

Bruce Japsen claims access to Planned Parenthood is necessary in ‘Forbes on Fox’ discussion about defunding. Watch the short video clip.

Bruce Japsen, a Forbes contributor who writes about health care, defended the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood’s 700 health centers. He said that people calling for defunding were essentially saying if patients “like their [Planned Parenthood] health center, they can’t keep it.”
Japsen made that defense during a debate over Planned Parenthood defunding on “Forbes on FOX” on Aug. 8. His position was in the minority, with several others guests saying the group should lose federal funding.
Later in the broadcast he also refused to address the “picking apart of human bodies” by arguing there is a health care “access” problem for low-income people and strongly implied Planned Parenthood is the solution for education on “whether to have a child or not” and for “outpatient services” like pap smears.
“Isn’t that a good thing,” Japsen asked. His claims echoed the talking points of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards who has been on defense as undercover videos surfaced about the abortion-provider.
The notion government subsidies must continue, they claim, because women depend on them as a last-line of healthcare defense is one of Richards’ claims: “Planned Parenthood is their only doctor…”
In defending Planned Parenthood, Japsen overlooked some important statistics...
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