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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.
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 ...]
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!
The University of Michigan’s Dr. Michael New recently wrote:
The best predictor of someone’s attitude toward abortion is his or her opinion on the morality of premarital sex. People who think that premarital sex is morally acceptable are very likely to be pro-choice. Conversely, individuals who think premarital sex is wrong are likely to be pro-life.
The ever-insightful New is, as usual, spot-on.
He then went on to say:
…I always remind pro-lifers that a promiscuous society will never support significant restrictions on abortion. While pro-lifers are good at talking about fetal development and personal responsibility, we are less comfortable with subjects such as sexual activity and contraception. Indeed, it is doubtless more difficult to advocate for sexual restraint than for the unborn. However, this is a battle in which pro-lifers must continue to engage if we are to succeed in our goal of providing legal protection to all unborn children.
In other words, the “Culture of Life” that we envision is unthinkable without chastity. This is by no means a startlingly new revelation, but we can always use a reminder. [Continue reading ...]
Take a look at the signs pictured to the right.
They have a very short, simple message:
Planned Parenthood LIES to you.
Not only does Planned Parenthood lie about when human life begins, but also, among numerous other things, about the physical dangers abortion poses to women.
The newest video from Lila Rose and Live Action, just released yesterday, reveals this in spades.
You’ll notice that the video contains the recordings of several 911 calls from Planned Parenthood facilities reporting medical emergencies.
But notice also that there is no audio of a call to 911 from Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago—where Tonya Reaves died after having an abortion on July 20. [Continue reading ...]
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Abortion proponents and their friends in the mainstream media are going ballistic over a comment yesterday by Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for senate in Indiana. In explaining his pro-life position during a candidate’s debate, Mourdock said, “Life is a gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Immediately after the debate, Mourdock’s Democrat opponent, Joe Donnelly, tried to construe Mourdock’s remark as some kind of endorsement of rape, as if Mourdock meant that the violent act—rather than the child’s life—was intended by God.
That spin—which Mourdock rightly called “sick and twisted”—has been seized upon by Planned Parenthood and the Democratic party to attack Mourdock and, by extension, all pro-life candidates as extremists.
Far from being labeled an extremist, Mourdock is to be commended for upholding the humanity of children conceived in rape. God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah belong to these children, too, as they do to all of us: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Of course God knows and loves these children, innocently conceived in violence. [Continue reading ...]
On February 2, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin called Paul’s Pantry — part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a well-respected Catholic charity — and asked if a truck could be sent over to pick up a donation of food.
Regardless of Paul’s Pantry’s response, Planned Parenthood wins. Either Paul’s Pantry sends a truck, which gives Planned Parenthood an astonishingly self-serving photo op, or else Paul’s Pantry refuses, which gives Planned Parenthood the opportunity to unload on them with both barrels and claim that Planned Parenthood is a genuine humanitarian service agency, while this Catholic charity is “extremist” or something and doesn’t really care about feeding hungry people.
Paul’s Pantry smelt a rat from the beginning. [Continue reading ...]
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been taking a beating from Planned Parenthood’s powerful friends in the media and even in Congress in the wake of their decision not to fund Planned Parenthood anymore. They’ve just released a statement setting the record straight on why they’re no longer giving these grants:
Statement from Susan G. Komen for the Cure
February 1, 2012
We are dismayed and extremely disappointed that actions we have taken to strengthen our granting process have been widely mischaracterized. It is necessary to set the record straight.
Starting in 2010, Komen began an initiative to help us do a better job of measuring the impact of community grants. This is important because we invest significant dollars in our local community programs—$93 million in 2011, which provided for 700,000 breast health screenings and diagnostic procedures.
Following this review, we made the decision to implement stronger performance criteria for our grantees to minimize duplication and free up dollars for direct services to help vulnerable women. To support this new granting strategy, Komen has also implemented more stringent eligibility standards to safeguard donor dollars. Consequently, some organizations are no longer eligible to receive Komen grants.
Some might argue that our standards are too exacting, but over the past three decades people have given us more than just their money. They have given us their trust and we take that responsibility very seriously.
We regret that these new policies have impacted some longstanding grantees, such as Planned Parenthood, but want to be absolutely clear that our grant-making decisions are not about politics. Throughout our 30 year history, our priority has always been and will continue to be the women we serve. As we move forward, we are working to ensure that there is no interruption or gaps in services for the women who need our support most in the fight against breast cancer.
Planned Parenthood is trying to bully Komen into giving them those grants again. But they’ve brought this on themselves, with all their lies about doing mammograms and all the other dishonesty and deception that marks how they do business.
Late yesterday evening, news broke that the breast cancer education and research organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure would no longer be donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.
Pro-life groups across the country—including the Pro-Life Action League are applauding Komen for this decision.
Komen had been making large grants to Planned Parenthood since 2005—over $625,000 in 2010, for example—which were supposed to be earmarked for breast cancer screening and education.
Pro-lifers objected to these grants not only because any support for Planned Parenthood ultimately means contributing to their abortion business, but because of the mounting evidence that abortion actually increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. [Continue reading ...]
Planned Parenthood recently released their annual report [PDF] for the 2009-2010 year, and the numbers revealed some very interesting information.
Jill Stanek reports the downward trend in most of their numbers, making Planned Parenthood look like a company in decline. And, as usual, Jim Sedlak at STOPP has an intricate breakdown of everything the numbers can tell us.
But if you’ve only been listening to Planned Parenthood’s rhetoric for the last year or so, you’d never know they were the largest abortion chain in America. You might think they were a breast exam and cancer screening business who did an abortion once a few years back. [Continue reading ...]