Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie.
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(CNSNews.com) – At an event to discuss alternatives to Planned Parenthood for addressing the health care needs of women, Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a Miami-based radiologist and member of the advisory board of the Catholic Association, said Planned Parenthood is not about health care but is about promoting sexual liberation, which in turn raises the group’s bottom line through contraceptives, STD testing and abortion.
“We know that Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with health care,” Pozo Christie said last week at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “What Planned Parenthood does is it promotes a new definition of health care, and they’ve done this very successfully.”
“They have narrowed the idea of health care to mean something very small, which is the promoting or the enabling of one kind of what they consider the ideal life, the ideal woman, which is a life of sexual liberation where there are no consequences for pregnancy,” Pozo Christie said.
“So they’re in the business of promoting this idea so that then they can come back and reap the financial benefits of what that means, which is a lot of children being conceived without a home, without anyone to welcome them, and they have to be removed – they have to be taken out of society,” said the doctor.
Panelists discussed how the recent undercover videos of Planned Parenthood harvesting aborted baby parts should compel Congress to direct federal funds for women’s health care to the thousands of federally qualified health clinics that provide more comprehensive care to women and do not provide abortions.
“From a medical perspective it’s been really wonderful watching the curtain being pulled back on what we know as doctors – as nurses – anyone who’s really involved in women’s medicine and women’s health care – we know that Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with health care,” Pozo Christie said.
In August, the Alliance Defending Freedom and Susan B. Anthony List’s Charlotte Lozier Institute released a map showing that there are 13,540 clinics providing health care for women in the United States, versus the 665 Planned Parenthood facilities. These centers serve all women, including those who are homeless, uninsured, and living in poverty.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are 8,735 licensed mammography facilities in America, but Planned Parenthood operates none of them.