Here’s a present for the woman who has everything: A Planned Parenthood gift certificate. These unusual holiday presents are causing a firestorm in Indiana, where they’re being marketed as a credit-crunch health care option.
Planned Parenthood gift certificates would presumably help ensure women get the health care they need, regardless of their financial woes. As Betty Cockrum, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, tells ABC News, “Women in particular are likely to forgo basic medical needs when faced with putting gas in their car or food on the table.”
Pro-life activists, however, are firmly against the gift certificates. The Planned Parenthood gift certificates are available in $25 increments and are good for any service the clinic provides--from breast examinations and pap smears to abortions.