That legislation is why Iowa politicians were able to reduce their Planned Parenthood population by four.
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, a saintly figure in many evangelical homes, has said that "if you scratch around anywhere near the Planned Parenthood message and the function of Planned Parenthood, you see wickedness; you see evil." Franklin Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, recently compared Planned Parenthood clinics to World War II concentration camps: "Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp—like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother's wombs." The Planned-Parenthood-as-modern-day-equivalent-of-a-concentration-camp trope has been picked up by Republican lawmakers as well.
"This is as bad—or worse—as having one's name associated with Dachau," Kansas state senator Steve Fitzgerald wrote in a letter to Planned Parenthood after someone donated to the organization in his name.
So Megan went to a nearby Planned Parenthood instead—easy enough to hide if she paid in cash. To go to Planned Parenthood—a place many evangelicals associate only with abortions—was an uncomfortable step.
But Megan had come to grips with the fact that she was already crossing a red line by engaging in premarital sex; she decided she might as well be responsible about it.
When you add in Catholics, that number rises to more than half.