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Planned Parenthood’s Latest Annual Report Highlights the Continued Failure of “Emergency Contraception”

Posted by John Jansen (January 8, 2015 at 9:53 am)

emergency contraceptionWith last week’s release of Planned Parenthood’s 2013-2014 annual report [PDF], we learn that the nation’s largest abortion chain is still the nation’s largest abortion chain.

To be precise, 327,653 babies were killed at Planned Parenthood facilities in 2013—a slight increase over the previous year. We also learn from the report that Planned Parenthood received over half a billion dollars in taxpayer funding in 2013, and that their figures for cancer screenings, prenatal services, and adoption referrals were all down from the previous year.

But one aspect in particular that has yet to attract much attention is Planned Parenthood’s statistics on the number of so-called “emergency contraception” (hereafter: EC) kits distributed in 2013, and how these figures compare in previous years’ annual reports, as well as to their abortion numbers for corresponding years.

Abortion Numbers Up, EC Numbers Way Up

In 2013, Planned Parenthood distributed 1,440,495 EC kits. Compare this with their figures going back to the beginning of this century: [Continue reading …]

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Where Does Planned Parenthood’s Money Go? Not into Maintenance

Posted by Eric Scheidler (November 25, 2014 at 10:05 am)

Planned Parenthood inspection report screenshotWhen you go to a doctor’s office or a hospital, there are some subtle hints that you are not at home.

One of the first hints is the furniture. While at home you may have soft cloth upholstery with cozy surfaces, at the hospital or doctor’s office you get the feel of hard vinyl or plastic or metal.

Not too inviting. Why is that?

Because, unlike our homes, hospitals and doctor’s offices have serious concerns about the spread of disease. Vinyl, plastic, and metal are easily cleaned up. Spray with a germicide, wait, wipe, and you’re done. This is particularly important when there is, shall we say, “bodily fluid spillage”.

Cloth, on the other hand, does not allow for cleanup. Once “fluids” are in, they stay. Unless a cloth chair can be steam cleaned on a moment’s notice, there is no way to guarantee it is clean for the next patient.

Vinyl, although easily cleaned, still has to be maintained. When there are rips in vinyl, fluids can leak into the stuffing, rendering the chair uncleanable.

Unsanitary Conditions Rife for Spreading Infections

With this mind, it’s worth taking a look at what state inspectors found during their most recent inspection [PDF] conducted September 16 at Planned Parenthood’s Far Northeast Health Center in Kermit Gosnell’s hometown of Philadelphia. [Continue reading …]

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“Face the Truth” Day Exposes Chicago Abortionist Mandy Gittler

Posted by John Jansen (June 19, 2014 at 8:00 am)

bethAbortionist Mandy Gittler was responsible for the death of 24-year old Tonya Reaves at Planned Parenthood’s Near North Center in Chicago on July 20, 2012, and has performed over 15,000 abortions in her career.

On June 18, the Pro-Life Action League visited both of her Chicago abortion facilities to expose the truth about her deadly business.

Our first stop was at All Women’s Health, an abortion clinic operated by Gittler in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. Right from the get-go, by the time we started deploying sign holders, Chicago Police were already on site.

Chicago Police Misunderstand City’s “Bubble Zone” Ordinance

Pro-Life Action League staffer Matt Yonke positioned himself with a Malachi sign a few feet from the entrance to All Women’s, and within minutes, two officers approached and told him he was not allowed to stand within 50 feet of the entrance. [Continue reading …]

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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.

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League Joins National Boycott of Girl Scout Cookies

Posted by Eric Scheidler (January 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm)

Girl Scouts Trefoil cookie with Planned Parenthood logoThe Pro-Life Action League is joining a nationwide boycott being organized by John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco, in Waco, Texas, who has been battling the Girl Scouts for years over their ties to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

This year’s nationwide boycott was triggered by the Girl Scouts’ glowing praise last year for two of the pro-life movement’s greatest foes: Texas state senator Wendy Davis and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The Girl Scouts called Davis as an “incredible” woman who deserved to be on a list of 2013 “Women of the Year,” only a few weeks after calling Kathleen Sebelius a woman of “courage” and “character.”

Davis rose to national fame for filibustering a Texas law banning late term abortions and requiring abortion facilities to adhere to safety standards, while wearing a pair of pink sneakers. Sebelius is responsible for implementing the pro-abortion provisions of Obamacare, including the infamous HHS Mandate that forces employers to provide free abortion-inducing drugs in their health plans, regardless of any religious or moral objections.

Girl Scouts’ Ties to Planned Parenthood

As detailed at the official CookieCott 2014 website, both the national Girl Scouts USA and many local Girl Scout councils have supported and promoted the work of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, even encouraging girls to volunteer with Planned Parenthood. [Continue reading …]

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Religious Freedom vs. the Siren Song of Consequence-Free Sex

Posted by John Jansen (January 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm)

Recently Planned Parenthood sent out an email to their supporters highlighting their “Top 5″ moments from 2013.

Considering how much time and resources the nation’s largest abortion chain put in to shilling for the Affordable Care Act/ACA/Obamacare, it’s no surprise that the ACA’s provision that employers—regardless of any conscientious objection—provide free contraception made the list.

Notice how Planned Parenthood framed it:

The ACA covers preventive care with no copay under all plans — meaning women get birth control with no out-of-pocket cost. Many women now have access to affordable birth control for the first time ever. There’s really only one response to that:

[Continue reading …]

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Morning-After Pill “Completely Ineffective” for Women Over 176 Pounds

Posted by John Jansen (November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am)

ecfailOn Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported:

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added]

The article also states:

Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added].

Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence that the increasing propagation of so-called “emergency contraception” (EC) has been an utterly failed strategy. (Indeed, this news comes just a few weeks after an article was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management which found that increased access to EC has had no significant effect on unintended pregnancy or abortion rates—but that it may have led to a decrease in reports of rape.) [Continue reading …]

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“Emergency Contraception” Has No Effect on Abortion Rates, But May Lead to a Decrease in Reports of Rape

Posted by John Jansen (November 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm)

ecfailA new article on so-called “emergency contraception” (hereafter: EC) was published last week in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Its central finding:

We find that expanded access to EC has had no statistically significant effect on birth or abortion rates.

If you’ve been following the research on EC in recent years, you’ll recognize that this is not so much news as it is further confirmation that the ever-increasing propagation of EC has been an utterly failed strategy.

How utterly?  Consider that when the FDA first approved EC pills in 1998, supporters predicted that “50 percent of all abortions and unintended pregnancies in this country could be avoided if women had access to emergency contraception.”

Since then, these predictions have proven to be hopelessly wrong. [Continue reading …]

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Planned Parenthood-Backed Website to Young Women: “Have Fun” Having Drunk Sex with Strangers

Posted by John Jansen (October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am)
Advice the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy thinks you should know 

Advice the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy thinks you should know

In a recent LifeSiteNews article, Rita Diller of Stop Planned Parenthood writes about the University of Maryland’s “Sex Week,” held October 15-18.

In it she mentions that one of the sessions held on campus during the week was being conducted by the school’s student representative for Bedsider, a college outreach program sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP). Their name sounds innocuous enough, of course, but most people don’t realize that Dr. Vanessa Cullins—vice president for medical affairs of the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood—is on NCPTUP’s board of directors.

Bedsider calls itself an “online birth control support network for women 18-29.” True to form, if the content on the NCPTUP website is PG-13, then the content on Bedsider’s website is definitely rated “R.” [Continue reading …]

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