As we all know, Planned Parenthood does not perform breast cancer tests. They simply tell women they should go get their breasts checked. But that doesn’t stop many from listing “breast cancer tests” as something Planned Parenthood does to help women.

The New York Times got it wrong yesterday in their defense of Planned Parenthood when they said, “A beneficiary, the Susan G. Komen organization, has contributed to Planned Parenthood, whose wide-ranging health services include breast cancer tests.” But it’s typical. It seems that many on the left believe the simple act of referring women is the same as doing it oneself.

But then why do these same folks have such difficulty understanding why Christian organizations don’t want to be forced to participate in the government’s horrendous scheme to require them to hire a third party to provide objectionable services such as contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees.

But, according to the 10th Circuit and the vast majority of the media, it’s clear that they believe there is enough distance between the Christian organizations and those providing those objectionable services so that they are not responsible for the services provided.

Then why do those same people insist that Planned Parenthood’s act of simply referring for breast cancer screenings is practically the same as performing it themselves?

The hypocrisy of ideologues.

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