How many times have you heard the claim that abortion is “only” 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services? Wouldn’t you like to have a video that explains, in just four minutes, why that figure is misleading? Now you do, thanks to Students for Life of America:
I like the combo meal analogy. I also like the Boeing analogy that Live Action used in 2011:
In college I interned at the airline manufacturer Boeing, which sells a lot of airplanes and also a lot of spare parts for those airplanes. For every airplane they sold for tens of millions of dollars, they also sold lots of spare parts for as little as 25 cents. By looking at TOTAL number of sales, you could conclude that 1% of their business was selling airplanes and 99% was spare parts, which is totally ridiculous. The reality was the value of the airplanes sales was close to 99% of their business and the spare parts 1%. Looking at the cost and effort of what is being offered is a much more accurate way to measure. …
[F]ully 38.4% of Planned Parenthood health center income comes directly from aborting unborn children.
Let’s not forget that the pro-life explanation also has the advantage of being consistent with Planned Parenthood’s behavior. After all, if abortion is just 3% of what PP does, why does PP suggest that its clinics will close whenever abortion legislation is proposed?