Today the nation’s largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, announced it is suing the Trump administration for cuts made to the Obama-era Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), which is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The TPPP funds programs that push the “safe sex” message, and as the Charlotte Lozier Institute’s Dr. Michael New has pointed out after analyzing a report from HHS’s own Office of Adolescent Health, “most of the projects funded by the TPP program are, in fact, ineffective.”
Still, that didn’t prevent all the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of the abortion industry and its supporters after TPPP cuts were announced last summer.
The fact that Planned Parenthood is suing over these cuts comes as no surprise, but what’s interesting is the messaging they’re using to announce the lawsuit. Today Planned Parenthood tweeted: “BREAKING: We’re taking the Trump administration to court: because we believe in SCIENCE.”
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and her high-priced PR team have apparently forgotten about these words:
We of today know that man is born of sexual union; that he starts life as an embryo within the body of the female; and that the embryo is formed from the fusion of two cells, the ovum and the sperm. This seems so simple and evident to us that it is difficult to picture a time when it was not part of common knowledge.
These words were not written by a pro-life activist. They weren’t written by a clergyman or a politician. Rather, they were written by one Dr. Alan Guttmacher in his 1933 book, Life in the Making. Guttmacher served as the second president of—wait for it—Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1962-1968.
The powers that be at Planned Parenthood have also apparently forgotten that their own organization used to publish a pamphlet in the 1950s which clearly stated that abortion “kills the life of a baby after it has begun.”
The fact that this pamphlet is a thing is a rather inconvenient truth for the nation’s largest abortion chain, don’t you think?
Then fast forward some 60 years later when Cecile Richards herself when life begins:
It’s a simple question, really, but Richards opts rather to hem and haw than answer it objectively—that is to say, scientifically.
Planned Parenthood: You’re not fooling anybody. We all know you don’t actually believe in science.