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To the surprise of exactly no one, Planned Parenthod President Cecile Richards is thrilled that so-called emergency contraception (hereafter:EC) is now available over-the-counter with no age restrictions.
This means that 16 year old girls (and boys) can now get the morning-after pill without a prescription.
So can 15 year olds, and 14 year olds, and 13 year olds, and 12 year olds, etc., despite the fact that the age of consent in every state is between 16 and 18.
It would be dangerously naïve to believe that making EC available to all teens and pre-teens will have any positive impact at all. On the other hand, it will now be even easier for young girls—and the older men who so often prey on them—to engage in risky sexual behavior. A wedge will be driven yet further between parents and children, and will cut doctors out of the loop as well.
And this is to say nothing of the abortion-causing potential of EC, which can kill an unborn child in the earliest days of life by preventing implantation in the mother’s uterus. Many women and girls would not choose to use EC if they knew it can cause an early abortion—but they’re far more likely to remain in the dark now that they don’t even need a prescription to get it.
Will this expansion of EC lower the rate of unintended teen pregnancy? Or the abortion rate among teens?
No and no. [Continue reading ...]
Timothy Liveright in his strange appearance as an abortionist in the 2010 film Blue Valentine
In a surprising turn of events, Planned Parenthood, notorious for tossing anyone in its way under the bus, has been thrown under the bus by the possibly unhinged abortionist in their Delaware “House of Horrors 2.0″.
The story broke back in April that two nurses from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Wilmington, Delaware had come forward with allegations of unsafe conditions not unlike those found in Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors.” The facility stopped performing abortions for a few weeks while investigations were conducted.
Today, testimony comes forth from the abortionist himself, Dr. Timothy Liveright, who says he did nothing wrong, but that the conditions in the clinic were due to Planned Parenthood’s mismanagement of the clinic! [Continue reading ...]
Students from Christian Liberty Academy reach out to abortion-bound mothers at Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]
It was a beautiful morning for this past Saturday’s monthly protest at the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Aurora, Illinois. The Pro-Life Action League has hosted a protest there every month for the past five years and more since the “Abortion Fortress” opened in 2007.
Among the dozens of stalwart pro-lifers sacrificing time from their weekends to fight abortion was a large group of teens from Christian Liberty Academy, whose youthful zeal for the cause of life has become a regular feature of these monthly protests.
Several months ago, a Planned Parenthood client aggressively swerved his car at one of the CLA students and is now facing aggravated assault charges, as reported in today’s Chicago Sun-Times. The unfortunate incident did nothing to diminish the determination and activism of these dedicated pro-life students.
On the picket line at Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Eric Scheidler]
Response from passersby seemed more pronounced than usual, especially from those showing their support, possibly because of the prominence of abortion in the news during the Kermit Gosnell trial and subsequent guilty verdict.
At the conclusion of the protest, I offered prayers of thanksgiving to God for giving each of us the grace not only to recognize the evil of abortion for what it is, but to come out on the street and actively do something about it—as we’ve been doing for more than five years in Aurora.
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, who worked as an RN at Planned Parenthood of Delaware’s facilities in Dover and Wilmington, would beg to differ.
As previously reported, Jayne and another former co-worker, Joyce Vasikonis, have blown the whistle on a host of shady practices at Delaware’s Planned Parenthood facilities.
Jill Stanek recently drew attention to several of Jayne’s diligently documented complaints, which were ignored by PP’s higher-ups.
Without a doubt, the most eyebrow-raising of Jayne’s complaints concerned Dr. Timothy Liveright, PP-DE’s chief abortionist.
According to Jayne’s documented complaints, Liveright had a habit of maintaining “such a hectic pace he sometimes cleaned surgical suites himself between patients, although not very well, leaving dried blood behind.” He also refused to wear sterile gloves during abortions.
Rich Lowry, writing at Politico:
President Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood last Friday. But not proud enough to utter the word “abortion.” …
Listening to him, you could be forgiven for thinking that the country is riven by a fierce dispute over whether women should be allowed to choose their own ob-gyns or decide whether to take contraceptives or to get cancer screenings. One side is pro-women’s health, the other anti. In his speech, the president said the word “cancer” seven times. About that he is happy to be straightforward.
Imagine if he had been similarly frank about the rest of Planned Parenthood’s work: “In 2011, according to your annual report, your clinics or affiliates performed 330,000 abortions. That’s a lot of abortion. Over 10 years more than 3 million. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. Think of all those women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies and you were there for them. That’s what you do. That’s what you are about. And that’s what this country is about.” …
The unwritten rule is that when the left discusses abortion it is never called “abortion,” but always referred to as “health” or, more specifically “reproductive health” — although abortion is the opposite of reproduction and for one party involved, the opposite of health.
Despite driving gusts up to 35mph, over 30 pro-life activists came out yesterday to be a part of Pro-Life Action League’s protest of Planned Parenthood’s swanky “Generations Gala” fundraiser held at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Among those on hand were a group from Springfield Right to Life that made the three-hour drive from Illinois’ capital city. Additionally, two other pro-lifers (one from Michigan, one from Connecticut) had already planned to be in Chicago yesterday, and made it a specific point to lend their support of our protest of the nation’s largest abortion chain.
We made sure to have all the entry points onto Navy Pier covered, so as Planned Parenthood’s well-heeled donors made their way to the event, they were confronted with large signs bearing the message “Abortion is not health care” and showing the graphic reality of what abortion does to a baby. [Continue reading ...]
Earlier this month, we brought you the story of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Wilmington, Delaware that was being investigated due to allegations of unsafe and unsanitary conditions by two former nurses.
Last week we were informed that they had ceased performing abortions at that location pending the completion of the investigation, but today the University of Delaware Review reports that the clinic is completely closed due to the investigation!
The Wilmington Planned Parenthood, fast becoming known as the House of Horrors 2.0, allegedly suffered from many of the same defects as Kermit Gosnell’s Pennsylvania abortuary which has been the subject of intense scrutiny during his trial for murder.
Conditions at the Wilmington clinic were described as “ridiculously unsafe” and five women were rushed to the hospital due to complications in the past three months alone. [Continue reading ...]
OK. But what specifically about the Gosnell case do Cecile Richards, et al., find so “horrific” and “appalling”?
Clearly, as self-styled of “women’s health” advocates, they object to the de facto conditions found at Gosnell’s so-called clinic: urine-splattered walls, blood on the floors, cats roaming freely and defecating all over the place, etc. – to say nothing of the death of 41-year old Karnamaya Mongar.
Then again, considering the recent investigation into House of Horrors 2.0 – namely, Delaware Planned Parenthood — it would seem that the Wal-Mart of the Abortion Industry should be slapping the “horrific” and “appalling” label on one of its own. [Continue reading ...]
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards with President Obama
Lifenews.com reports a shocking development. President Obama was scheduled to give the keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s “Time to Care” fundraising gala in Washington DC tomorrow night, but just announced he is backing out of the engagement, opting to speak to a much smaller, low-profile gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters on Friday.
This is the first time President Obama has put any distance whatsoever between himself and Planned Parenthood or abortion writ large. He resisted cutting any government support to Planned Parenthood in budget deals and has publicly promoted them, even to the point of producing a public service announcement telling everyone just how great the nation’s largest abortion chain is.
Now, only a day before the event, the President has backed out citing “schedule changes” that would allow him to spend more time at a memorial for victims of the tragic explosion in Waco, Texas. [Continue reading ...]
It’s been quite some time since we’ve had the chance to protest an appearance of Cecile “I work hard for my salary” Richards in our hometown of Chicago.
But next week, we’re going to do just that when the nation’s biggest abortion chain hosts its swanky Generations Gala at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Richards will be on hand as a “special guest,” as will Contraception Cheerleader-in-Chief Sandra Fluke.
Tickets for the event start at $100, but those who cough up $500 can hobnob with the likes of Richards and Fluke at a special VIP reception.
As we confront Planned Parenthood’s well-heeled donors with the grisly reality of exactly what they’re supporting, our message will be simple: Abortion is nothing to celebrate.
Here are the details:
See you there!