I recently went to plannedparenthood.org in order to see how they are presenting themselves, and how they cover the topic of abortion on their website. They have a whole list of "services" that they provide. I followed the link for Pregnancy. They state that when you face an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. (hm, wonder why they list the option in that specific order?) Anyway, I continued reading, and I came to this paragraph:
Family planning clinics, like your local Planned Parenthood health center, have specially trained staff who can talk with you about all of your options. But beware of so-called "crisis pregnancy centers". These are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They often don't give women all their options. They have a history of scaring women into not having abortions. Absolutely no one should pressure you or trick you into making a decision you're not comfortable with.
Let's take a close look at that last line there:
Absolutely no one should pressure you or trick you into making a decision you're not comfortable with.
And now let's take a close look at this video featuring footage from a
Planned Parenthood facility in Appleton, Wisconsin:
Alright, so Planned Parenthood preaches that "no one should pressure you." However, the abortionist in the video, Dr. P said something interesting. What was that he said? Oh yea:
Dr. P: "But you don't want to wait, because the sooner you do an abortion, the quicker and easier it is."
Wait, what did he say?
Dr. P: "But you don't want to wait"
No pressure there at all, huh?
Now, there was a second part to that line on their site. Planned Parenthood preaches that "no one should... trick you."
However, I seem to remember the nurse giving 'Sara,' the girl in the video, a rather large amount of incorrect and misleading information, including:
Sara: "Does it have a heartbeat?"
PP Nurse: "Heart tones are at 7 weeks. heart beat is when the fetus is active in the uterus - can survive - which is about 17 or 18 weeks."
FACT: "The heart begins beating 3 weeks and 1 day following fertilization."
The clear fact here is that Planned Parenthood is without a doubt tricking women into choosing abortion for their babies by LYING to them about fetal development and HIDING true scientific evidence from them. They are so motivated to get women to have abortions that they will do or say anything they have to in order to achieve that goal, even discouraging them from seeking out pregnancy centers that do provide accurate and complete information about fetal development, adoption services, and the process and effects of the various forms of abortion that abortion clinics offer.
Planned Parenthood's motives are almost comically transparent when you click on the link on their site which describes "crisis pregnancy centers" as they call them. Some things they have to say about pregnancy centers are:
- These are fake clinics run by people who are anti-abortion. They have a history of giving women wrong, biased information to scare them into not having abortions.
- These centers may try to frighten you with misleading films and pictures to keep you from choosing abortion
- These centers may lie to you about the medical and emotional effects of abortion.
- These centers may not give you complete and correct information about all your options — abortion, adoption, and parenting.
Seems to me they are pretty concerned that these women may be talked out of an abortion if they seek help elsewhere. My husband works for a pregnancy center, and I can tell you that the counselors at his center give full and complete information to the young woman, and will honestly answer her questions. So when she asks if her fetus has a heartbeat at ten weeks, they will answer "Yes, and it has had a heartbeat for almost seven weeks now."
When I see how blatantly corrupt and dishonest Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are, it enrages me. These people do not want to help women, they want to make money, simple as that. The fact of the matter is, as Christians, as Catholics, as human beings, Planned Parenthood is our enemy. And we must treat them as our enemy at all times. What do I mean by that? Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies.
This is why it is so important not to demonize the young girl or woman who had the abortion, because she was GREATLY misled by the PP staff, and is a victim herself. It is so important to pray for her conversion, to realize the reality of what she did, and to ask God for forgiveness for it. It is so important to pray unceasingly for the conversion of the higher-ups at Planned Parenthood. These people were at some point brain-washed themselves, and are continuing to brainwash every staff member they train, and every woman that walks through their doors.