Once again… after a little digging we find yet ANOTHER example of Planned Parenthood’s deception in the media. After his arrogant and open admissions of deception were published in newspapers and blogs across the country, Chicago PP CEO Steve Trombley has recently taken to the airwaves in an effort to re-spin the truth. With his recent admission to the Chicago Tribune that “Frankly, I’m surprised we were able to keep it a secret for so long” still echoing in the ears of the Aurora community, Trombley now has the gall to claim just the opposite – claim that Planned Parenthood WANTED the city of Aurora to know they were moving into town, and bringing an abortion super-clinic with them! How could he possibly hope to pull this off? Well, he now claims that Planned Parenthood took out newspaper ads and held a public hearing to inform the community of their intent, and takes every opportunity to sell this story to the media. Trombley apparently assumed that nobody will take the time to validate his claims (which makes sense, considering the typical media outlets rarely question what PP says). Well, Mr. Trombley was wrong this time, and what we find shows once again that Planned Parenthood’s M.O. is to deceive at every turn… . . . Trombley is quoted in yet another newspaper below, giving the impression that Planned Parenthood used newspaper notices and public hearings to make their intentions well know to the Aurora community: —– —– Direct link to picture above. . Well it took a lot of searching, but we finally tracked down the newspaper ad that Trombley loves to talk about – the ad he sells to the media as “proof” that PP made their coming presence known to the citizens of Aurora. This is the April 20, 2007 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, where the ad was placed for just a single day. If you’re having a hard time identifying the PP announcement in this picture, you’re not alone – the newspaper ad that Trombley holds up as a shining example of PP’s desire to be known is easy to miss. VERY easy to miss. Direct link to picture above. . First, not only did we have to track down the lone edition of the Sun-Times to carry the ad, but it was buried deep in the paper on page 74 of the not-quite-headline-news classified section. Direct link to picture above. . But even if you find the right page, on the right day, in the right paper, you still need some help to find the ad. It isn’t exactly placed in a high profile location – it’s the one to the left of my finger in this picture, between a summer food program advertisement and Ziggy. Direct link to picture above. . I’ve outlined the advertisement in red to make sure you have the right one – yes, this flashy ad is how Trombley supposedly heralded the coming of Planned Parenthood to Aurora. Direct link to picture above. . And even when you find it, good luck reading it without your glasses – this miniscule font reminds me of viewing microfiche without a reader. Direct link to picture above. . I actually had to blow the ad up to LARGER THAN ORIGINAL SIZE so you could read it. Notice that the words “Planned Parenthood” are mentioned only once within the lines of legalese – odd, considering how Trombley plays up the advertisement as Planned Parenthood’s big announcement to Aurora. Also notice that Planned Parenthood didn’t even put the ad in the paper! The advertisement was a legal necessity for the bond hearing, and was placed in the paper by the Illinois Finance Authority… NOT by Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood. And the “public hearing” that Trombley has referred to in the media? Well we now know that it was a bond review to help Planned Parenthood finance their new building – not exactly the kind of event to actually attract the public. And the meeting was held in Springfield, IL, a distant venue for Aurora citizens located in the outskirts of Chicago. Direct link to picture above. . The deceitful nature of Trombley’s claims become even more evident when we recall the smear ad placed in the Aurora Beacon by Planned Parenthood. Here are some side by side comparisons of the smear ad from the Beacon and the classified ad Trombley touts as their big announcement to Aurora. Direct link to picture above. . The classified write-up is dwarfed by the full-page smear ad that PP placed in the Aurora Beacon – their misleading image of a charred abortion mill is as large as the entire “public notice”! And the Beacon ad was placed in section A, page 8 of that paper – a far cry from page 74 of the classified section. Direct link to picture above. . I’ll end this with a few questions for Steve Trombley and Planned Parenthood: 1) Why was your “public notice” smaller than a playing card and buried deep in the classifieds section? You ponied up the money for a full page smear ad against the pro-life citizens of Aurora – why not make the same effort to inform them you were coming in the first place? 2) Why place a “public disclosure” for the citizens of Aurora in a Chicago newspaper? You sure knew to place your smear ad in the Aurora Beacon when you really wanted the citizens of Aurora to get your message. 3) Why is the notice signed by the Illinois Finance Authority when your media interviews indicate that Planned Parenthood published the ad? Maybe you didn’t actually want that ad out there, but you took a risk in order to grab more money from the IFA. I would have expected that PP logo (the one that’s jumbo-sized in the smear ad) in any advertisement you actually sponsored. I’m not really expecting Trombley and Planned Parenthood to send me any answers… but I know enough not to trust them if they did. **************************** Reposted from www.myspace.com/sidewalkcounseling Video clip of Eric Scheidler’s impassioned defense against the PP smear ad.