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December 11, 2010

Wrong choices for our kids

reapersantaTed Bundy spent much of his youth baby sitting his younger siblings, would you let him watch you children? 

Would you hire Dr. Jack (Death) Kevorkian for in home care of your mother? 

Knowing what we know now about these people, I think the answer would be a widespread resounding, NO!  

If that is the case then why are we not only allowing, but welcoming and paying Planned Parenthood to come into our schools and counsel our kids?

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood hopes to reach out to 200 to 250 teens in Whatcom County over the life of [Teen Outreach Program] TOP’s implementation here, Dahlstedt-Rienstra said.

Mount Baker High School will partner with Planned Parenthood for the project in Deming. TOP also will be launched in Ferndale – possibly at Ferndale High School – at a later date.

"There’s a lot of enthusiasm about it," she said. "I think that, in light of so many other budget cuts that are happening right now, people see this as an opportunity to pick up what some have had to cut in terms of youth programming.  

www.bellinghamherald.com

As TOP’s is described by Planned Parenthood it is “an evidence-based program proven to develop the positive potential of teens by reducing unintended teen pregnancy and increasing school success.”  I’ve yet to find the exact program curricula, but I do think that the cause as stated is noble and much needed.  Who wouldn’t want more success in schools and less unintended pregnancies?  The problem with the situation is that we are hiring the wrong people to deliver this message to our kids because they have other less noble messages that may also be delivered.

Regardless of the stated intent of this program as well as the number of people Planned Parenthood has helped with contraception, cancer screening, STD treatment and pregnancy tests Planned Parenthood still performed over 300,000 abortions in 2008.  I don’t think Planned Parenthood can keep quiet on their preferred method of dealing with unborn kids anymore than the once recognize real doctor, Dr. Kevorkian can help himself from treating the elderly to an early death. 

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.  Jack Kevorkian

Dr. Death felt he was doing his duty as a doctor by killing his patients with a “medical procedure” in the same way that Planned Parenthood seems to think they are doing a service by performing a “medical procedure” which ends the life of a child.   I think that in both cases labeling death as a medical procedure is just an easy way for them to feel better about what they are doing and who they really are.  If I thought that Planned Parenthood could administer this program with just deference to protecting life, I’d be ok with the program.  But their track record when confronted with a pregnancy reminds me too much of the Grim Reaper when confronted with souls to harvest.  He will swing his scythe, they will perform their procedures and people will die. 

In 2008, the last reporting record I find, Planned Parenthood showed that they administered just over a million pregnancy tests.  Now it may be private information how many of the test came out positive, but for perspective it should be noted that Planned Parenthood also performed about 1/3 of a million abortions during the same time period.  To put that another way, every 3rd pregnancy test resulted in Planned Parenthood performing an abortion thus ending the life of a child.   And another fast fact is that during the same year which Planned Parenthood performed the 324,008 abortions, they gave only 2,405 adoption referrals.  That’s more than 99 times that Planned Parenthood counseled an expectant mother to abort their child, for every 1 time that they referred them to an agency that would help the child live and potentially be adopted. 

I’ve also read so many times that Planned Parenthood is all about reproductive healthcare and that abortion is such a small, almost insignificant part of their program.  But almost never do I read in the media that in the cases of actual pregnancy, ending the life of the child is the much preferred service at Planned Parenthood.  The pro-abortion moniker is so easily applied.

Ted Bundy would not be the best choice in babysitters and Jack Kevorkian would not be the best choice in rest home buddies for your parents.  Asking Planned Parenthood into our schools for a long term relationship building program with our teens is just as wrong!   It’s like putting a Santa hat on the Grim Reaper.

December 28, 2008

Taxpayers funding the abortion industry is not another bailout

Filed under: American Culture,National Issue — Tags: , , , , — wally @ 8:19 am

100days We’ve seen the bailout of the banking industry; we’ve seen the bailout of the auto industry and in both cases we ask why should we taxpayers be involved. That’s a good question, and a question that I’m sure will be discussed for decades to come as the billions come due for repayment by working taxpayers.  Even the question of whether these loans are bailouts is a question that is already talked about. However, no matter what the semantics and mechanics of the solutions are, it is out of concern for the economy and those who would suffer, that I believe most people were willing to stomach the bailouts.   

On the flipside, OneNewsNow.com recently used bailout in reference to moneys that will be asked for and likely granted to pro-abortion groups by the Obama Administration.

A pro-life group in Washington has launched a campaign to oppose what it calls president-elect Barack Obama’s planned $1.5 billion "bailout" of the abortion industry.

They go on to describe the bailout.

Last week, the Obama-Biden Transition Project posted a report on its website that calls for dramatic policy reversals on abortion, including $1 billion in taxpayer money for international abortion groups like Planned Parenthood. The report, titled "Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration," also calls for a 133-percent increase in funding for the Title X program, which funds Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.

In the case of mortgage banks and the auto industry, bailout may or may not be the most correct term.  In this case of taxpayer increased funding to the abortion industry though, it is most definitely not a bailout.

LifeSiteNews.com: Many of the recommendations are about who gets government support. The pro-abortion groups not only want more money — nearly $3 billion — but they also want the government to stop funding groups who do not share their ideology. For example, notice the following four recommendations out of the many contained in the document:

• Provide $1 Billion for International Family Planning Programs

• Restore Funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) •

Increase Funding for Title X Family Planning Program to $700 million

• De-fund Abstinence-Only Programs

This program promoted by the upcoming Obama Administration is not a bailout, it is more than just money, it is our national government increasing it’s active role in the nations abortion industry.   Not only will taxpayers be asked to pay for more abortions, our lawmakers will be asked to adjust the rules that might inhibit expansion of the abortion industry.  

I’ve heard some on the left say that we export death; I know they were referring to our national defense, but with this Obama-Biden promoted program’s international element, I will finally agree with the left; we will be exporting death. 

I recommend reading the whole program yourself so here is a link to Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration and here is a word that you won’t find anywhere in the 55 page document, adoption.  Yes, the document is literally littered with words like abortion and reproductive rights, but no where did I find the word adoption. 

And why would anyone expect that they would; groups like Planned Parenthood are not in the business of adoption.  I know that may comes as a shocker to the many who believe that Planned Parenthood is all about contraception, women’s health and helping mothers make choices, but it is not. 

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This is a snapshot of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America 2006/2007 report and the columns represent figures from 2005 & 2006.  They claim in the report that “abortion services” represent only 3% of total services provided, yet I see that in 2006 they had just over 3 million clients and performed almost 300,000 abortions.  The 3% is a distraction, a hey look a bird, while the real number looks a bit more like 10% of their clientele are there for abortions.  So within one presidential term over a million kids will have died at the hand of Planned Parenthood using our tax dollars.  And that is with a pro-life Bush Administration; how will the body count look after 4 years of a pro-abortion Obama Administration.

Getting back to the A word; adoption.  I think we all realize that actual parenthood has little to do with Planned Parenthood.  If it did, then surely with clients having almost 300,000 abortions performed in 2006, many fold of this would have been referred for adoption, you know where kids are actually born and raised by parents.  But no, look at the teeny tiny small number; over 1 million pregnancy tests; almost 300,000 abortions; yet only 2,410 adoption referrals.   That token amount of adoption referrals doesn’t do anything to convince me that Planned Parenthood cares about the life of unborn children.

It is a sad statement that not only do we allow this to go on in our nation, but with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars being routed there, our government is listed as an affiliate in Planned Parenthood’s balance sheet. 

During the next 4 years I will show respect the office of the President of the United States and I will continue to let my representatives know how I wish to be represented; but I will also remain proud that I did not cast my vote for what could be the most grizzly administration in the history of this nation.

June 1, 2008

34 words

Colorado for Equal Rights has turned in more than enough signatures so Colorado voters can have the opportunity this fall, to amend their state constitution with 34 words. 

Section 31. Person defined. As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the terms “person” or “persons” shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization.

Granted, they are simple words, but they are also powerful because they will legally establish personhood, at the moment of fertilization.  Does anyone remember that Jesus was a child before he was born?

…she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
(Mat 1:18)

It may seem ridiculous, but there are many out there who refuse to acknowledge that a baby in the womb, let alone a human embryo are actually people.  Of course the ridiculous, are mostly pro-abortion activists, Planned Parenthood and NARAL types, who know that to acknowledge these children as people, will spell the end of their 35 year long killing spree. 

If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.

Justice Harry Blackman in the majority opinion of Roe v. Wade (1973)

I personally hate to think that the moral base of America has degraded so far that law, rather than conscience, is required to stop the killing of children.  I like the direction that Colorado for Equal Rights is going; no new laws.

 

The second part of this story is the credit due to a young Christian woman, Kristi Burton, who championed this amendment. 

Kristi Burton remembers the day, at age 13, when she decided she would spend her life defending the unborn.

She made her commitment to the movement as she lay in bed with a cold or bout of flu, reading a book on community service and watching the 2000 elections on TV.

“It just came to me,” Burton said. “I prayed about it and knew God was calling me to do it.”

Burton, now 20, is the leader of a Colorado ballot initiative to define a constitutionally protected person as “any human being from the moment of fertilization.”

Denver Post – Face of “personhood” issue young, resolute

“She’s always been a very committed person, very sincere, an ‘I-want-to make-a-difference-in-the world-type person,'” said John S. Smith, senior pastor of Majestic View Church, the Baptist church in Kiowa that the Burtons have attended for seven years. “She was raised that way, but there’s always been something about her that doesn’t want to sit back and watch the world go by.”

Colorado Springs Gazette

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