Yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation cut off funding to Planned Parenthood ostensibly because it is in their set of standards not to give funding to organizations under federal judicial investigation. Planned Parenthood is under such an investigation.
Just about every liberal group and organization came down hard on the Komen Foundation and they have now reversed their decision and will continue to give money to Planned Parenthood.
I didn’t know money donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research was funneled anywhere else. When I found this out, I immediately stopped being a donor or participator in any size, shape, or form.
There’s an interesting article by John McCormack in The Weekly Standard on Feb. 2, 2012: “After Lying About Providing Mammograms, Planned Parenthood Outraged That Breast Cancer Charity Cuts Off Grants“
Here are some excerpts because I really want you to have clarity:
Last spring, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards went on CNN and claimed that if Congress cut off funding to Planned Parenthood “millions of women are going to lose access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning, you know, mammograms.” But as pro-life activist Lila Rose documented in a video, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. [It gives referrals.]
Remember this article was written before the Komen Foundation reversed its decision today…
This story is worth recalling in light of the news this week that the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one of the nation’s largest breast cancer charities, has cut off funding (more than $600,000) to Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards wrote that the Foundation’s decision to “end its support of lifesaving breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers comes as a blow to women across America.”
But they don’t provide mammograms. Everybody is lying. And whether the Komen Foundation gives its money to Planned Parenthood or not, this amount is not going to hurt Planned Parenthood’s bottom line. This so-called “non-profit” is worth around $1billion. They claim only 3% of their services are abortions, but that is very misleading.
There’s another cover article in The Weekly Standard from 2007 titled: “Planned Parenthood’s Unseemly Empire“ by Charlotte Allen which is also worth reading.
One way Planned Parenthood massages the numbers to make its abortion business look trivial is to unbundle its services for purposes of counting. Those 10.1 million different medical procedures in the last fiscal year, for instance, were administered to only 3 million clients. An abortion is invariably preceded by a pregnancy test–a separate service in Planned Parenthood’s reckoning–and is almost always followed at the organization’s clinics by a “going home” packet of contraceptives, which counts as another separate service. Throw in a pelvic exam and a lab test for STDs–you get the picture.
They “bundle it.” So a person going in for abortion gets all these other things as part of the abortion package and then Planned Parenthood claims abortion is only 3% of their services. ‘We have all these other things that are happening.’ No, they’re all happening because of the abortion.
Probably the most egregious thing is Planned Parenthood’s looking the other way to statutory rape:
A large number, perhaps a majority, of underage teen pregnancies are not puppy love gone awry, but involve adult men who are significantly older than the pregnant girl. A study published in the journal Family Planning Perspectives in 1992 found that 62 percent of first-time births to teen mothers had been preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape, with the mean male-offender age 27.4 years. The Guttmacher Institute reported in 1995 that more than 40 percent of mothers age 15-17 had sexual partners three to five years older; nearly 20 percent had partners six or more years older.
So in 60% of these pregnancies, the partner was an adult! By the way, the Guttmacher Institute started out as an arm of Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood’s confidentiality principles can thus run squarely up against laws in every state, typically bearing criminal penalties that require health care workers to report suspected incidents of sexual abuse or statutory rape to law enforcement. In 2002, a Texas-based pro-life group called Life Dynamics launched a sting operation, hiring an actress to call more than 800 abortion clinics nationwide, including many Planned Parenthood clinics. She told the receptionists that she was a 13-year-old girl who needed an abortion, except that her boyfriend was 22 and she didn’t want him to get into trouble. The reported response at 91 percent of the clinics (including Planned Parenthood’s) was: Don’t mention your boyfriend’s age when you come in, and all will be well.
So the Susan G. Komen Foundation obviously siphons off money for all kinds of things like supporting Planned Parenthood, an organization that seems to be okay with statutory rape under the aegis of “protecting children.” Protecting them from what? Certainly not adult sexual predators! It’s despicable how much of your taxpayer money the government uses to subsidize Planned Parenthood which supports this kind of behavior. And every time they’re caught, they go, “Oh, gee. We didn’t know this was going on. This is terrible. We’ll stop it.”
I think it is abysmal the Susan G. Komen Foundation collapsed when types supporting it like Hollywood moguls, Democratic candidates, and liberals with money, all came down hard on them. Why did they buckle? Follow the money. It’s all about the money. It’s not about principles. It’s all about the money.
So a pox on the Susan G. Komen Foundation. And a continuing pox on Planned Parenthood.
I’m sure all you parents really want your 14 year old daughters to have sex with adult men and get abortions at Planned Parenthood without you knowing. I’m sure you’re all very excited about that. I’m sure you’d all go, “I’m for it!” Well, that’s what you’re subsidizing if you’re giving money to either of those organizations now. If that’s okay with you, then send your money.
I never thought I’d see this headline, but it is real: “Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Abortion on Ultrasound.”
Abby Johnson, 29, worked at a southeast Texas Planned Parenthood clinic for 8 years, the last two as its director. She was, in her own words, extremely “pro-choice.” What changed her was watching a video of an ultrasound of an actual abortion. She watched a fetus “crumple” as it was vacuumed out of a patient’s uterus in September. That was the turning point for her. She has since stayed home to raise her 3 year old daughter.
Here’s a very important point: all activist groups change the wording of their identity or actions in order to temper the emotional response of others, and in so doing, gain acceptance. “Abortion” became “CHOICE.” Well, everyone likes to have choices – that was a brilliant technique to obscure the facts that a human being is dismembered, crumpled, and sucked with a vacuum out of her mother’s body into a container or sink and ultimately eliminated as an issue in the life of the mother-who-was (versus mother-to-be).
But this was not the only problem for Abby Johnson. She says that since revenues were down, she was ordered several times by her bosses to increase profits by performing more and more abortions, which cost patients between $500 and $700. “It’s a very lucrative business, and that’s why they want to increase numbers,” she is quoted as saying.
Planned Parenthood likes to talk about abortions being only a small part of Planned Parenthood’s activities. Planned Parenthood likes to say that its focus is on prevention. Johnson’s reply? “For them, there’s not a lot of money in education. There’s not as much money in family planning as there is in abortion.”
Johnson also said, “Ideally, my goal as the facility’s director is that your abortion numbers don’t increase, because you’re providing so much family planning and so much education that there is not a demand for abortion services. But that was not their goal.”
Can you say “whistleblower?”
Planned Parenthood’s response? Guess! You’re wrong. They got a temporary restraining order against Ms. Johnson and the Coalition for Life (an anti-abortion group with which Johnson is now affiliated, and which is located just down the block from this Planned Parenthood clinic).
Why a restraining order? Simple….they don’t want the truth to be spoken, and isn’t that “telling.”TrackBack URI
Transcription of Opening Monologue from Dr. Laura’s program 1.23.2009
Dr. Laura: Well, we have another anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade “you can kill the babies in your body” law. And there was a big march yesterday and, supposedly, our new president was going to be signing an executive order un-doing Bush’s, which undid Clinton’s, which undid the first Bush’s (they went back and forth) about the government putting money in non-governmental foreign concerns, when there are abortions, so that we, the tax payers, wouldn’t be paying for it.
Now, apparently, there’s going to be a lot of money in perpetuity, for the rest of all humanity, going to the number one baby-killing mechanism in the United States, which is, in my opinion, Planned Parenthood. So I’ve been beseeched and besieged with people telling me to go to war over this. I’ve given it great thought and slept on it. Me? I’m no wuss – if there’s a battle to be fought, I’m there, with pearl-handled guns. No question about it.
However, approaching this issue of abortion through the legislature and the courts is a lost battle. Totally lost battle, in my opinion. And since I’m big on personal responsibility and moral choices, that’s where this ought to go.
I am here every day begging, pressuring, cajoling, negotiating, nagging people to do the right thing, especially when it comes to their kids. Not divorcing, unless it’s dangerous or destructive in some horrendous way, because kids need an intact family. Not to have kids out of wedlock intentionally, because that ruins their lives, statistically speaking, emotionally and psychologically. And not to have abortions. You live with that for the rest of your life, and there’s a dead human being who could’ve been somebody really special.
So, basically, I sit here every day, well five days a week, and put pressure. Pressure, pressure, pressure. I give the arguments I can, write the books and support, what I believe, are more humane decisions. And that’s the way it’s going to have to be. The law could say that it’s perfectly legal to rip a baby out of your body anytime you damn well want. But the law can be there, and we can choose not to do it. It’s not against the law to not have an abortion. It’s not against the law to put a child in a situation for adoption. And, is the only time we’re going to do something, is when there’s a law? Can’t we do the right thing without a badge in our face?
So, in your families, you can teach your children that affordable housing means housing you can afford, not housing the tax payers can afford for you, but what you can afford for you. I’ve lived in some sad situations, but that’s because that’s what I could afford. So, for me, that was affordable housing. To say somebody else has to afford your housing is not the mentality this country was built on. And it’s certainly not a mentality that makes you feel good about yourself. That it’s perfectly legal to get pregnant, abort, pregnant, abort, pregnant, abort, pregnant, abort, doesn’t mean it’s something you ought to do or it’s a good thing to do. It can’t make you feel better as a person or a woman, when giving somebody you created the opportunity for life is a better choice.
So I give up with the Planned Parenthood nonsense. That, to me, is just part of the evil empire…that place. And I give up with Roe vs. Wade. I give up with that. You’re not going to get anywhere with that, folks. Give that up and turn to each other. Stop looking for the government to take care of this. Look to yourself. Influence each other. Do the right thing; be open about it. Anybody who’s ever gotten pregnant in the wrong situation and put a baby up for adoption, say it out loud! Make it be a wonderful thing! Not a thing of shame, but a wonderful thing – that you were willing to sacrifice nine months of your life, plus the nine months it takes to get your body and mind back together again, in order that another human being, brought into this world by no fault of their own, no doing of their own, has a life. You should be proud of yourself. That’s why when women call me and tell me they put children up for adoption they couldn’t take care of, I tell them they’re my heroes. So, stop looking to the government for the handout, the bailout, the law. You know what the right thing is to do. You know. You know the right thing to do. Unfortunately, since the beginning of time (read the Bible) the influences around you try to dissuade you from doing the right thing. Listen to the small, still voice: Your conscience that tells you the truth. Follow that voice. If not, follow mine. Okay?TrackBack URI
The organization “Students for Life of America” has released yet another undercover video of a nurse at a New Jersey Planned “Un-Parenthood” facility describing how an abortion would be performed on a 22 week-old unborn child and admitting that some babies survive such abortions. “It does happen,” the nurse said.
Well, here we are again with another YouTube.com or Eyeblast.tv video (www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=e46UqG8zSU) demonstrating either the illegality (i.e., not reporting minor girls pregnant by adult men) or immorality of Planned “Un-Parenthood” Clinics.
In the SFLA’s video, the nurse explains the late-term abortion procedure to the pregnant woman, while the woman questions the nurse about the details. “Is the baby alive?” asks the pregnant woman. “Usually not,” the nurse replies. The woman asks if the baby could be born alive, to which the nurse responds: “Usually, for the most part no, but it does happen. It’s an actual delivery,” her explanation continues, “but it wouldn’t be able to survive on its own, so eventually the baby does die.”
According to the Catholic News Agency, Kristan Hawkins, SFLA Executive Director, commented on the video: “I was absolutely stunned when the Planned Parenthood nurse revealed that allowing a baby to die after being born alive is a common practice for abortionists. This is outright infanticide.”
SFLA has called on Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood, which reportedly receives about $300 million in taxpayer funding each year. Apparently, there is not a law protecting those who survive abortions. Critics of such a bill claim that such a law or requirement – to tend to the life birth – would burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion.
Oh my gosh, when a human being survives the attempt to destroy them, they are left to die in order not to burden a physician and an almost-mother? What kind of civilization thinks this way?
I’ll tell you what this is really about: if Planned “Un-Parenthood” saved the lives of babies who survive their abortions, then women would less likely come to them for abortions, and that would hurt Planned “Un-Parenthood’s” bottom line.
According to National Right To Life (www.nrlc.org/News_and_views/july07/nv071907.html), the dedication of Planned Parenthood to abortion is…apparent: “against 264,943 abortions, Planned Parenthood saw just 12,548 prenatal clients. This means that it was 21 times more likely that a pregnant woman coming into a Planned Parenthood clinic would receive an abortion than receive prenatal care. In 2005, in its entire nationwide network of over 860 clinics, Planned Parenthood saw just 248 infertility clients. Put another way, this means Planned Parenthood Federation of America treated just one infertility patient for every 1,068 abortions it performed. Adoption services or referrals aren’t even mentioned.”
Planned “Un-Parenthood” is always screeching in its fundraising warning letters that it is about protecting women’s reproductive choices, but what one of its latest service reports shows is how rarely Planned Parenthood’s plans involve parenthood, and just how often they involve abortion, which is why I call it “Planned Un-Parenthood.”TrackBack URI
There have been innumerable skirmishes all over America concerning whether or not parents should get notification, much less a say, in whether their kids can visit the museum of natural history during school hours (usually yes), get their ears pierced (also yes) or have an unborn baby scraped or sucked out of their bodies (ahh…that would be a “NO” if you ask Planned Un-Parenthood, the ACLU, and a host of other ultra-liberal, feminista organizations).
Generally, the concern these organizations present have to do almost solely with the imagined sociopathy of America’s parents: that they will savage or murder their pregnant daughters, or toss them bodily from their homes into the murky night and swampy streets. They have not, however, ever come up with any instances of that happening – but what do facts matter when you want to make sure an abortion is always available when a kid wants one?
For the third time in the last four years, California voters were asked to weigh in on teen abortion, determining whether doctors would be required to notify parents at least 48 hours before performing an abortion on a minor…you hear that? ON A MINOR CHILD!
There are those who think abortions are so important to the well-being of children that they believe that children are capable of making that decision on their own. That’s why a piece by Kenny Goldberg (KPBS-FM radio in San Diego) is so blatantly clear on the limitations of the thinking of children.
The Vista Community Clinic in California sees hundreds of teens a month for reproductive health issues. Mr. Goldberg interviewed some of those teenage girls to see what their opinions and concerns were regarding their parents’ knowing about their abortion appointments. Here is a typical example: “I don’t think I would tell my parents, because I feel like they would look at me as someone who’s already messed up – like early in my life, and I’d feel like I was a disappointment.”
Hey – that sounds like a valid reason to terminate the life of a baby in one’s body without a parent to talk to about alternatives or to help.
By the way, most of these parental notification initiatives allow for children who come from abusive families to notify another adult relative – like a grandparent or aunt/uncle – or ask a judge for a waiver.
With respect to those options, another teen says “Pregnancy already weighs on you enough. So to even add court issues to that – that would just be insane – I mean, it would be so much harder to deal with.”
Come on folks – kids who worry about parental disappointment, and the burden of dealing with judges or other adults, clearly are not mature enough to make life-and-death decisions for another human being.
I do know, from my years on the air, that there are many parents who would wholeheartedly support their child’s abortion so that they would get that problem out of the way so their kids could just get on with school and sports. Unfortunately, they leave their child with a legacy of always knowing they eliminated their first child because of an inconvenience. That’s better than facing some disappointment or legal procedure?
I believe parents ought to be with their children to help them through any and all crises…from not making the basketball team or cheerleaders, to facing the reality of having created a human life.TrackBack URI
There were two trucks circling Bradenton, Florida last week. Displayed on the sides and backs of the trucks were enlarged photos of dead fetuses in various poses. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir.
The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, a Southern California-based anti-abortion group, was established in 1990, and conducts nationwide projects on anti-abortion messages usually involving large billboards, signs and photo murals. Their initiative is to influence voters to select pro-life candidates. Bill Calvin, the group’s regional director says, “We studied all the successful movements in American history. We need to dramatize the injustice we are fighting.”
Pictures are worth a zillion words. “Choice” or “women’s reproductive rights” are rather benign ways of describing the death of a human being. In fact, it has been very smart of the pro-abortion folks to use such words and phrases, because in America, issues of choice and rights are very important. Also, such words distract people from the realities by taking all passion and compassion–as well as horror–away from an act that terminates innocent human life (unlike the death penalty which terminates a guilty human life).
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say about this truck and its photos, especially since children see them. Then again, children see blatant sexuality and/or horrific violence on television, music videos and games, magazines, and the Internet. All of those “every day” visual images don’t have a decent point to make – they are strictly for prurient motivations and making a dollar.
When my son was 5 years old I started teaching him about sex. I told him that it was a special experience between a husband and wife that brought immense pleasure, good feelings between them, and often… a baby. I went on to explain that he ought not engage in that behavior – sex – as a child because (a) he couldn’t take care of a wife and child, and (b) because the girl could get an abortion. He said, “What’s an abortion?” I replied, “It’s when the baby is taken out of the woman’s body.” He said, “What happens to the baby?” I said, “It dies.” He said, looking astonished, “You mean they waste a perfectly good baby?” I said slowly…”Yes.”
I have railed against feminist groups and Planned Un-Parenthood who don’t want to give women who are considering an abortion a sonogram and then a day to think about their decision to terminate, keep or put the baby up for adoption.
The feminista types use words like harassment, offensive, disturbing, intimidation, shame and such to protect women from vividly seeing the realities of their baby in their bodies.
The same words have been used for these photographs. Yes, they are disturbing…and they should offend … the act is offensive.TrackBack URI
SFLA, Students for Life of America, are furious because of video of one of their undercover investigations has been pulled from YouTube. Evidently, according to Kristin Hawkins who heads the organization, “Last week SFLA posted a video on YouTube exposing Planned Parenthood in Charlotte, North Carolina, covering up statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl.”
Here’s the story: a college woman volunteering for SFLA entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Charlotte, posing as a 15-year-old girl who had unprotected sex with the mother’s adult, shack-up boyfriend. She told that staff that the stud had suggested she come to Planned Un-Parenthood and get the “morning-after” pill.
Planned Un-Parenthood gave her the pills, and made an appointment for her to start taking birth control pills without parental knowledge or consent. SFLA also proved that the crime was not reported by PP to local police, which is a violation of North Carolina Law.
According to Ms. Hawkins, YouTube said the tape had inappropriate content – damn right it did: it showed PP breaking laws…that’s pretty inappropriate. As it turns out, YouTube has also yanked previous pro-life organization videos while it does, according to Ms. Hawkins, continue to play videos which show, for example, a young man desecrating the Eucharist.
To watch SF’s video visit studentsforlife.org
I’m always impressed with the star-studded and blinged out locals who attend the yearly Santa Barbara Planned Un-Parenthood fund raising events even with the ongoing stream of information demonstrating their cavalier attitude towards minor women pregnant by adult men, their disrespect for parental rights, as well as their resistance to diving full force into the adoption realm.TrackBack URI
According to the Wall Street Journal (5/23/08), The Federal government distributes about $280 million a year among the thousands of clinics to subsidize the cost of birth control, cancer screening, HIV testing and other reproductive care for low-income patients. Known as Title X, the program serves five million men and women a year. By law the money can’t be used for abortion procedures.
But about one third of Title X patients receive their care at reproductive health clinics run by Planned Parenthood, which is also the nation’s largest abortion provider. Critics say the federal grants indirectly subsidize Planned Parenthood’s abortion services by keeping a steady stream of money flowing into the clinics.
President Ronald Reagan imposed rules over two decades ago that barred clinics that received Title X money from performing abortions or referring patients to abortion clinics. Opponents filed suit, and the regulations were put on hold for years as the court battle played out. The United States Supreme Court eventually upheld the regulations – but a year and a half later, President Clinton rescinded them.
Since Mr. Bush took office, activists on the right have been pleading with him to reinstate the Reagan-era rules. In one of his first official acts as President, he imposed restrictions on foreign family-planning aid, preventing U.S. grants from going to groups that perform or promote abortion. He has declined, however, to implement that rule domestically.
Planned Parenthood of America relies on government grants and contracts, including Title X, for roughly a third of its nearly $337 million budget, according to its recent financial support. Before the Bush administration is over, a final push is being waged to pressure the President to use his executive authority to order the change.TrackBack URI