Lifenews.com and Jill Stanek Attack a Planned Parenthood Clinic for Offering a Post-Thanksgiving Discount on Contraceptives

Here’s what LifeNews writer Steven Erfelt writes:

Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in southern Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek noticed the Black Friday discount and responded, “Planned Parenthood brings new meaning to the term, “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?”

If you follow Erfelt’s link to that Planned Parenthood offer, this is what you find:

Health Center Specials
Thanksgiving Savings
Pills Now, Pay Later
Free yourself from month-to-month worries about getting to the clinic for your birth control!
Tired of spending time and gas money picking up your pills every month?
Having trouble fitting birth control pick up into your schedule?
Want to secure the price of your birth control in a tough economy?
Wish you had enough pills to last you through the holidays, school breaks, or vacations?
If you answered YES to any of these questions – Pills Now, Pay Later is for you!
With the PNPL program you can take home a 12 month supply of your birth control with a monthly payment plan on a debit or credit card. This unique program gives you the freedom to acquire a year’s supply of birth control during one visit and leave with an agreed payment schedule.
Say goodbye to waiting in line or making a monthly visit to the clinic … and hello to our PNPL program by scheduling an appointment with one of our health centers today! Call 1-800-230-PLAN.

So first of all, if Erfelt’s purpose here is for readers to think Planned Parenthood is offering discounted abortions (“A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in southern Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.”), then obviously that’s just a flat-out lie. And second, of course, the clinic is not even offering $10 off any of its services, for Black Friday or any other occasion. The offer is for a year’s supply of birth control pills in exchange for a mutually agreed-upon payment plan. It’s not about saving money at all, it’s about saving time and energy and avoiding the stress and worry of remembering to make and keep monthly or bimonthly appointments by getting everything done in one clinic visit.

So Erfelt, and Jill Stanek, since she spouts off on it, too, are either lying assholes or they’re confused or stupid or can’t read, or all of the above.

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