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Former Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Teacher Shuts Down the Clinic She Once Managed

Posted by Matt Yonke (June 17, 2014 at 9:50 am)

Sometimes the path God gives us to walk leads us places we never imagined we could go.

That’s exactly the kind of story you’ll hear in this talk from the Pro-Life Action League’s conference “CONVERTED: From Abortion Provider to Pro-Life Activist” featuring former Planned Parenthood health center manager Sue Thayer.

Sue was a sex-ed teacher and came on board with Planned Parenthood thinking that they would help her spread a simple message of “safe sex”.

But the deeper she got behind Planned Parenthood’s flashy veneer, the more troubled she became.

Sue reveals how abortion was pushed with a monthly quota to be met and how the sex-ed message she wanted to spread was being hijacked by Planned Parenthood’s “Anything goes” mentality.

Finally, seeing women hurt by “tele-med” abortions with no doctor present caused Sue to see the harm the nation’s largest abortion provider causes to children in the womb and to women.

Sue quit her job at Planned Parenthood and began a journey that would lead to the closing of the health center she once managed!

Watch the video to hear how that happened, and see all the videos from the CONVERTED conference right here. We’ll be adding a new talk each week, so check back soon for more.

To download the audio of this talk to play on your MP3 player, right click this link and choose “Save Link As” (Chrome/Firefox) or “Save Target As” (IE).

Tags: , . Posted in Abortion, Contraception, Planned Parenthood, Videos | 1 Comment »

Deposition Reveals Incompetence, Evasiveness of Planned Parenthood Abortionist Who Killed Tonya Reaves

Posted by John Jansen (May 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm)

Tonya ReavesWith the help of the Thomas More Society Pro-Life Law Center, our friends at Operation Rescue (OR) have obtained a copy of the deposition [PDF] of Planned Parenthood abortionist Mandy Gittler, who was responsible for the death of 24-year old Tonya Reaves in Chicago on July 20, 2012.

The deposition was taken on August 22, 2013 as part of a civil suit filed against Planned Parenthood, et al., on behalf of Reaves’ sole heir, her young son Alvin Jones. (Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood and the other plaintiffs agreed to pay $2 million to settle the case.)

This morning, OR’s Cheryl Sullenger posted a detailed summary of the deposition that deserves to be read in full. As Sullenger points out, Gittler’s deposition gives “horrific” insight into Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, and is inconsistent with the conclusions reached by the Cook County Medical Examiner and with a major news report released four days after Reaves’ death by WBBM Radio’s Steve Miller that referred to documents from a confidential source. [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Health Care, Planned Parenthood | 0 Comments »

League Exposes Planned Parenthood at Chicago’s Navy Pier

Posted by Matt Yonke (April 24, 2014 at 11:51 am)

Protest of Planned Parenthood GalaLast night, Wednesday, April 23, Planned Parenthood of Illinois held their annual “Generations Gala” fundraiser at Chicago’s Navy Pier, and the Pro-Life Action League was there to expose the grisly reality of the abortion giant’s business.

A crowd of 20 pro-life activists braved chilling winds outside Navy Pier holding signs depicting abortion’s victims along the streets leading to the event where Planned Parenthood’s guests would have to pass by.

Others held signs reading “Navy Pier Tonight: Planned Parenthood Abortion Party” to alert those visiting the pier to Planned Parenthood’s celebration. [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism, The Culture War | 7 Comments »

Protest Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Party at Chicago’s Navy Pier on April 23

Posted by League Staff (April 22, 2014 at 11:05 am)

navy pier protestThe nation’s largest abortion chain is throwing a huge fundraiser at Chicago’s Navy Pier tomorrow, April 23, and the Pro-Life Action League will be there to expose their true agenda.

The “co-chair” of this swanky abortion fundraiser is none other than billionaire Susan Pritzker.

Pritzker is one of Planned Parenthood’s biggest supporters: the Big Money behind Big Abortion.  How shameful that she and her wealthy friends are supporting an organization that preys on the poor, killing their children at $500 a pop, rather than offering struggling families real help.

Join us as we confront Pritzker and all of Planned Parenthood’s supporters with the truth about their deadly agenda!

We’ll meet on Illinois Street, a block east of Lake Shore Drive [map] to set up our signs so that every guest arriving at Navy Pier for the gala will see what abortion does to its unborn victims.

Here are all the details: [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Activism | 1 Comment »

League Celebrates Ouster of Abortion Champ Kathleen Sebelius at HHS

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm)
Kathleen Sebelius

Disgraced, departing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

The Pro-Life Action League is heartened to hear that Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a post she has held since the early days of the Obama administration.

As HHS head, Sebelius was responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” and came under fire from both the right and left for the program’s horribly botched launch last year.

Sebelius was responsible for enacting the notorious HHS Mandate that forces employers to provide free abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives in their employees’ health plans. She also helped to keep health care consumers in the dark about whether their plans cover abortion, despite agreeing in a Congressional hearing that all coverage should be transparent. [Continue reading ...]

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911 Call Shows How Little Planned Parenthood Cares about Women’s Health

Posted by Eric Scheidler (April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am)

The recordings of a 911 call and a dispatcher’s ambulance call reveal Planned Parenthood’s diligence—but only when it comes to protecting their business from public scrutiny.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, an ambulance appeared at the huge Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Illinois, during the Pro-Life Action League’s monthly protest there. I caught the incident on camera, as did volunteers with the Live Pro-Life youth group. The recordings were later obtained with help from the Thomas More Society through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

911 Operator Rebukes Planned Parenthood Staffer

The ambulance arrived at approximately 9:40 a.m. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., paramedics exited the main doors with a patient on a gurney and loaded it into the ambulance. They left about 10:10 a.m.

On both the 911 call and on the radio with paramedics, the dispatcher is clearly frustrated at how little information Planned Parenthood has given her about the status of their patient. The Planned Parenthood employee on the phone even seems reluctant to give the name of the business she’s calling from: [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness, Planned Parenthood, Sidewalk Counseling, Videos | 3 Comments »

Five Babies Recently Saved at Planned Parenthood Mega-Center in Illinois

Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm)
CLA pro-life student Julia

Julia, a member of Christian Liberty Academy’s Live Pro-Life group, shows the goody bags the group gives out, March 15 [Photo by Eric Scheidler]

I’m happy to report that since the beginning of this month, five babies have been saved from abortion at the huge Planned Parenthood’s mega-center in Aurora, Illinois, where the Pro-Life Action League is especially active. This is especially joyous news considering how difficult it is to speak to clients at this location, which was deliberately designed to hinder pro-life outreach.

The first came March 1 during a kickoff rally for 40 Days for Life. Sidewalk counselors Karen N. reports that a couple came out from Planned Parenthood and approached her as they were driving away. The woman nodded when Karen asked her if she was pregnant, and nodded again when she asked whether they’d changed their minds. Karen gave them information on the nearby Waterleaf pregnancy center. The man said they had to get a bite first—further indication they had had an abortion scheduled, since clients are instructed not to eat the morning before.

Three Saves the First Week of Lent

On Ash Wednesday, March 5, a car pulled out of the Planned Parenthood parking lot and pulled up beside sidewalk counselor Susan S. The passenger, a young woman, told Susan she had decided to keep her baby. Only minutes later, another car pulled up to Susan S. and counselor Randy M. and a beaming young woman told them about a previously unknown save: her daughter would soon turn one year old. [Continue reading ...]

Posted in Abortion, Clinic Witness, Planned Parenthood, Sidewalk Counseling | 3 Comments »

Planned Parenthood Was against Abortion Before It Was for It

Posted by John Jansen (March 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm)

If you’ve ever wondered why Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards rarely gives on-camera interviews, here’s why:

Remember, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain. And yet their president of the past eight years can’t give coherent answers to basic questions related to the topic. Richards stops and starts so often that one might guess that this is the first interview she’s ever done.

But enough about style, and onto substance.

Does anyone actually believe that at the time Cecile Richards was pregnant with her own three children, she actually believed they weren’t alive? [Continue reading ...]

Tags: , , . Posted in Abortion, Planned Parenthood | 0 Comments »

Follow the Money: Planned Parenthood’s Loss is Left-Wing Fundraiser’s Gain

Posted by John Jansen (February 21, 2014 at 9:30 am)

Planned parenthood dollar signThe Orange County Register came out with an eye-opening article recently highlighting the staggering amount of money that many third party commercial fundraisers make off telemarketing campaigns they run for nonprofits.

According to figures [PDF] from the California Attorney General, nonprofits themselves kept only 37% of the nearly $300 million raised in the state by commercial fundraisers in 2012.

The article quotes Doug White, an instructor with Columbia University’s Master of Science in Fundraising Management program, who calls these telemarketing companies “bottom-feeders.” But he doesn’t blame them: “They’re just for-profit companies doing their job. I blame the nonprofits that use them over and over and over again.”

Then the article names some names—a list that includes the nation’s largest abortion chain:

One campaign for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York had revenues of $2 million – but the nonprofit wound up losing $1.8 million nonetheless, for a return of minus 92.8 percent, according to data collected by the California attorney general. [Continue reading ...]

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Who Is Planned Parenthood’s Newest Member? You’ll Never Guess

Posted by Joe Scheidler (February 17, 2014 at 9:00 am)

For reasons unbeknownst to me, the other day I received at our home address my official Planned Parenthood Membership Card, along with a letter [PDF] from Cecile Richards saying she can’t thank me enough for what I have done for Planned Parenthood this past year.

What I have done is picket their high-dollar fundraising events, protested their conferring of various leadership awards on turncoat politicians, and exposed a pattern of abhorrent practices at their facilities nationwide. But I’m glad they appreciate these contributions enough to confer membership on me.

The letter from Cecile Richards says nothing is going to stop them from making sure women have access to “safe, legal abortion,” but that my support is absolutely critical in 2014 to help them lead the fight.

She admits they’re having trouble: “Five years ago, very few people thought legal access to abortion was really at risk.” Then she goes on to fret about waiting periods, counseling and ultrasound requirements, admitting privileges, and “unnecessary” building code laws for abortion clinics.

Good. It’s nice to know what bothers the nation’s largest abortion chain, so as Member number 1840624, I’ll do everything in my power to concentrate on doing those things every chance I get.

Tags: , . Posted in Our Opposition, Planned Parenthood | 4 Comments »