Posts Tagged ‘Planned Parenthood’

President Obama: The Abortion President

Friday, June 1st, 2012

 

 

Wanted to share this link about a man who also goes by the name “Food Stamp President”

“It didn’t take long. Just hours after Planned Parenthood endorsed President Obama and launched an attack ad campaign against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the White House stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Planned Parenthood…”  Read More at American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ

via President Obama: The Abortion President | Planned Parenthood, American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ.

Another Look at that Planned Parenthood Chart

Monday, February 6th, 2012

care providedI’m talking about this chart that has been running around Facebook and other parts of the internet recently.  I’m certain it is showing up in response to a recent announcement by Susan G. Komen for the Cure that they would be pulling funding from Planned Parenthood(PPH).  I am not going to talk about why they pulled funding or why they have now reversed their decision, however I do want to address that chart and the misleading way that it is being used.

The chart shows that Planned Parenthood commits about 3% of it’s resources to abortion services and I don’t question it’s validity.  I do question the way that the 3% figure is used by abortion supporters.   They say things like we pro-lifers focus on the tiny little 3% and throw out all the good stuff that PPH does for women.  This was exactly the position that Joe Teehan took when he quoted this 3% number on the KGMI Morning Show with Joe & Patti and I believe the same argument was used again on his later airing Joe Show, where he interviewed local Planned Parenthood executive director Linda McCarthy.

So are they right?  Should pro-lifers ignore the 3% number as pro-abortion advocates such as Joe Teehan, Linda McCarthy and others suggest?

I’ve got to go with an emphatic NO as my answer because I don’t really care if it takes 3%, 30% or 100% of their resources each year to kill hundreds of thousands of children.   It’s like asking us to ignore a teacher who is molesting only 3 of their students because they are not molesting 97 other kids.  That’s what the people who use the 3% chart are saying to me and they are quite frankly sick.  What person in a right mental state is proud that they have become so efficient at killing unborn children, that they only have devote 3% of their resources?   WTH!  What next?  Apply “lean principles” and kill more children quicker using only 2% resources?

But set aside mental illness if you can and let’s look at the chart and data behind it in a more objective and less financial fashion.  The chart comes directly from what I believe is still the latest report out there from Planned Parenthood.  It is the same report I linked to in a previous blog post about Planned Parenthood’s access to our school age children.  Again, I don’t question the validity of the report, but an important thing to remember about the 3% of resources number does not accurately portray what goes on in the portion of PPH’s business that relates to pregnancy.  Here is some other quantity data, not financial data, from the same 2008 report that produced the 3% pie chart.

adoption versus abortion

My immediate reaction upon my first reading of the report was that Planned Parenthood had in one year participated in the murder of 324,008 unborn children.

So my second observation was that the ratio of Pregnancy Tests to Abortion Procedures is roughly 3:1.  In other words, the data shows that on average every  third pregnancy test administered resulted in Planned Parenthood aborting a child.  That is a frightening statistic in my mind and I’m actually giving PPH the benefit of the doubt since I’m assuming that all pregnancy tests were positive.  If only 1 in 3 were negative then the ratio of actual pregnancy to abortion would be 2:1.  How is that for Planned Parenthood family planning, if every other pregnant woman is given an abortion?

My next observation was also a ratio.  This time I looked at the ratio of Pregnancy Tests to Adoption Referrals and found it was roughly 462:1 and when you compare actual Abortion Procedures to Adoption Referrals the ratio is still at an astonishing 134:1.  In other words…well there aren’t any other words that can be written cleanly because PPH makes 134 referrals for the Abortion Procedure, for every 1 Adoption referral that they made.  That ratio of 134:1 tells me that Planned Parenthood has made a purposeful and conscious effort to ignore adoption.  I would expect no less from a business that performs abortions.  Remember that fact the next time someone says they are pro-choice and not pro-abortion.  Anyone who knowingly supports Planned Parenthood is not pro-choice they are pro-abortion because Planned Parenthood is 134:1 pro-abortion.

Those that are pro-abortion are not quite without “choice” though as Angie Murie, executive director of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region in Canada had this to say about “choice” when it came to abortions,

“I wrestle with gender-based abortion more than any other reason [for having an abortion]…From a macro perspective, I don’t think it is a good idea for us to be eliminating women. But if you look at it at the individual level, which is what we do, I don’t have any right to say that one person’s reason is better or worse than another’s.”

Ok, back from that little tangent.  In looking at one of those 3% charts that showed up on Facebook, I was led to the Catholicvote.org site that also had comment on the above data as well as more information that is well worth reading and they even had a few charts of their own.

catholicvote chart

 

How do you not notice that the above chart represents about 2.5 million children aborted at the hands of Planned Parenthood over the last decade or so.  And how do you not notice that in the same decade or so that the number of abortions almost doubled, the number of referrals for prenatal care and adoption has consistently fallen.  Again, how do you call that kind of performance anything but pro-abortion.

And this was an interesting pie chart,

catholicvote chart 2And here’s how Catholicvote.org interpreted the data in their pie chart.

In other words, 96.3% of Planned Parenthood’s services to pregnant women in 2008 were abortions, and the other 3.7% were adoptions and prenatal care (I’m not a math major so someone is welcome to review my calculations).

I’ll say it again, Planned Parenthood is pro-abortion!

So when you see that Planned Parenthood pie chart floating around cyberspace, remember that the 3% is simply a financial number,nothing more, and that it doesn’t paint an accurate portrayal of Planned Parenthood.

You might also ask what I say to the Joe Teehan’s of the world?  What do I say to those who argue that Planned Parenthood is primarily about women’s health issues and that people like me need to get over the abortion thing and quit ignoring all the good things that PPH does for women?   First I say that abortion is the primary issue that I have with Planned Parenthood because they are a significant abortion provider and because abortion is at odds with the very definition of being pro-life.  Killing unborn children is a non-negotiable issue.  I challenge them to help convince Planned Parenthood to quit aborting children and then step back and watch how much support they find coming from the left, the right and the middle for all the other good stuff.  As long as Planned Parenthood is in the abortion business, pro-life people will oppose them.  The will oppose them because as much as some would like us to believe, these children are not just lumps or masses of tissue.  They don’t magically become children when they are born and there is no set date during their fetal development when they become children.   Children are surviving earlier and earlier births every day as medical science advances.  I endorse this line of thought,

“Doesn’t simple morality dictate that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is? Therefore, it is entitled to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Ronald Reagan

It really is time for our nation recognize these children as children and put an end to this barbaric practice of voluntary abortion. There is only one answer in my mind and that is to honor the both the mother’s and child’s right to live.  Leave abortion legal only as a last resort family and medical decision in the rare case where a decision must be made between the life of the child and the mother.

Really?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

noticeState Senator Kevin Ranker from our local 40th district has sponsored legislation to regulate operations of pregnancy centers.  There are a lot of details, but one of the main focuses of his effort is to ensure that these pregnancy centers  “disclose that they do not provide services or referrals for abortion or comprehensive birth control.”  Really it’s not common knowledge that these pregnancy centers are an alternative to 3 decades of Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion efforts?  We really need to demand that these centers warn their potential clients that they do not kill children?  Has anyone noticed if Senator Ranker is also sponsoring legislation demanding that Planned Parenthood identify that their facilities are equipped to kill children?  

Pregnancy Centers and Clinics under attack

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I wanted to pass along this letter I received today with information regarding a couple of pieces of pro-abortion legislation.  What I think is most disgusting about the proposals is not that they are pro-abortion, which you’d think was as bad as it gets; what get’s me is that this is anti-prolife.  That’s right, not only are there people who feel they have a right to kill children, but there are people who wish to deny others the right to save children.

At the end of the letter there is a link to more information, but you could also check out a the podcasts from KGMI PM Bellingham or check out the comments on KGMI’s Facebook. This  Morning Show with Joe & Patti podcast is also worth listening to, but I warn you it’s tough to listen to Joe justify his position. I don’t recommend it on a full stomach.

The Letter:

Pregnancy Centers and Clinics across the State are under attack and we need your help.

House Bill 1366 and Senate Bill 5274 have been introduced to Washington State Legislators. These bills were designed by Abortion Proponents to Shut Down life-affirming Pregnancy Centers and Clinics in Washington State. We can’t let that happen. Women and children depend on the free services they receive from community based Pregnancy Centers and Clinics.

This Bill Hurts our Ability to Serve –

This bill puts certain requirements and restrictions on pregnancy centers and would open them up to lawsuits and severe financial penalties for things like-

  • A requirement to immediately provide written pregnancy test results in a person’s primary language (any primary language).
  • A requirement to include statements of what we don’t provide specifically in these six languages English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Chinese AND any other frequently spoken languages in that county on ALL advertising materials.
  • HB 1366 and SB 5274 make provision for any citizen to bring a lawsuit, even if they have never sought services from a pregnancy center. And for county prosecutors to bring a lawsuit against us for such “offenses” and requires that we pay up to 3x the amount of damages, additional fines and the prosecution lawyer fees if they win. And, does not require that we be compensated for legal fees if they lose the suit. This would take money away from services to those in need and could close down Centers and Clinics.
  • The advertising requirements would be cost probative – limiting our ability to reach those in need, thereby limiting their choice of clinics.
  • These restrictions apply ONLY to life-affirming Pregnancy Centers and Clinics but NOT to other medical/pregnancy organizations.
  • This Bill is meant to be obstructive and not constructive to Pregnancy Centers and Clinics’ ability to provide services.

Facts about the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic

  • WCPC advertises under the heading “Abortion Alternatives”
  • WCPC givens written notes to all clients about services we do and do not provide prior to their appointments.
  • WCPC operates under the supervision and license of a Physician licensed in the State of Washington.
  • WCPC operates in accordance with all applicable laws including the release of patient records.
  • 99.7% of WCPC clients were so pleased with the service they received they would refer a friend (according to client exit survey).

Pregnancy Centers and Clinics have supplied over $18.6million per year in services at NO COST TO THE TAXPAYER OR CLIENTS.

Government funded programs are being cut; Pregnancy Centers and Clinics are stepping in to fill those needs. If Pregnancy Centers and Clinics are shut down, who will meet that need?

What YOU Can Do:

  • PRAY
  • Pass this Email on to others
  • Come to the hearing on January 24th 1:30 John L O’ Brien Building Mtg Room B (we recommend arriving EARLY)
  • Contact Your Legislator – Legislators for District 42 are pro-life. We recommend a “thank you for standing with life and for pregnancy centers” msg. There are talking points below for speaking with Legislators. Leave a message for your Legislator at 1-800-562-6000
  • Go to www.protectwomenwa.com to get the latest updates.