Thursday, February 17, 2011

Planned Parenthood: A Threat to Humanity

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.



10 comments:

  1. For you to just denounce Planned Parenthood as an "enemy" is unbelievably irresponsible and unintelligent.

    Women that go to Planned Parenthood are in no way misled or pushed to abort their babies. From your article I can tell you have done quite a bit of online research but have you ever consulted a doctor or a staff member first hand? They are in no way "brain washing" women who seek out their services.

    Before you get on your soapbox I recommend you do more fact finding. You went to the website looking for something to disagree with and spun the facts to distort the truth.

    You discuss a Drs statement of "...you don't want to wait, because the sooner you do an abortion, the quicker and easier it is" and equate that to Planned Parenthood putting pressure on women to make quick, thoughtless decisions. Again, that is you, as a pro-life blogger, being totally unfair to the Dr in question and Planned Parenthood in whole. The quote you italize is taken out of context and spun to suit your idolized stance on abortion.

    In a pregnancy, and especially an unplanned pregnancy, there are real time constraints. Planned Parenthood presents women with all options but also alerts them to timelines associated with each option. Due to legal and safety risks it is easier to have an abortion earlier in a pregnancy. Of course there is pressure involved when you find out your pregnant but that statement is not meant to push a woman into aborting her baby, it is apart of an open and honest discussion of the pros and cons of a woman's choice.

    Lastly, your efforts to vindicate “crisis pregnancy centers” are also troubling. These centers took footing in the 1980s and were started as response to the Row v. Wade decision. There is a documented history with these centers providing women with misleading and sometimes even wrong information regarding their reproductive health. In a number of states these "crisis pregnancy centers" have been successfully sued and ordered to change their deceptive advertising tactics.

    Amidst this rant you will probably assume I am a liberal, pro-choice ranter. I can be classified as neither. I just took issue with your efforts to demonize an institution working tirelessly to engage and inform women about their reproductive rights.

    I disagree with many things you said but respect your right to say them. Know though as a Catholic myself I would never qualify you as my "enemy" and scorn those who act or believe differently.

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  2. What about people who choose abortion as a personal choice? Are they the enemy too? We should pray for everyone regardless of choice or anything else. I have never been pregnant and don't plan on it anytime soon but I think the women should educate herself also before she becomes pregnant. I might be bias because I have never been in that situation. Have you looked at other Planned Parenthood or just this one? I don't think we should judge people for their actions. I personally believe that women understand the reality of what they have done but I can't or won't judge. I'm not Catholic but I am Baptist and pro-choice.

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  3. D.A.,

    I appreciate you taking the time to comment! It seems we disagree on the motives and function of Planned Parenthood. You assume their benevolence, and I, admittedly, assume their malevolence. You're right, I am pro-life and yes, I have done a considerable amount of research in this area. Although I have never personally been inside a PP building, the footage in these videos is pretty clear. I also have a close friend who went into a PP undercover and she said that she did feel VERY pressured by the staff to abort. Maybe PP does provide these women with "all" their options, however, they VERY clearly favor one of those options over the others - the option that makes themselves the most money - the option of abortion.

    I firmly stand by my statement that PP does put pressure on the woman. The quote from the video that you cited was not at all taken out of context. The context was how late the girl would be able to have an abortion and the answer was given with a strong push to NOT wait. How is that taken out of context? And how does that not indicate pressure?

    As far as crisis pregnancy centers go, I am quite awar there are some out there that aren't perfect! Your statement "There is documented history with these centers providing women with misleading and sometimes even wrong information regarding their reproductive health." can JUST as easily, and even more easily judging by this video, be directed at Planned Parenthood facilities!! You want to talk about wrong information?? Telling a woman that her baby's heart does not start beating until almost halfway through her pregnancy IS A LIE.

    I'm not saying every crisis pregnancy center is angelic and blemish free. I know there have been shady cases in the past. And I guess I can only speak from direct contact with a few that I have seen, but these have all been up front and honest about their pro-life stance, and also up front and honest to the girl or woman about what is going on with her body and her baby's body (if she is pregnant.)

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  4. [cont'd]
    Lastly, I want to clarify just what I meant when referring to Planned Parenthood as the enemy (another statement that I stand by). First I state (in the title) that Planned Parenthood is a threat to humanity. Being that they are an organization engaged in the activity of killing people (humans), I'd say that's clear ground to mark them as a threat to humanity. I later stated that as Catholics, Christians, humans, PP is our enemy. An enemy, adversary, opponent, etc. is a person or organization who OPPOSES you or your belief system. We as Christians believe is is wrong to kill people, Planned Parenthood thinks it is okay. Therefore they OPPOSE one another. To state that PP is an enemy of Christianity is perfectly valid.

    Also, know that I do not need to make any efforts at all to "demonize" Planned Parenthood, for that institution has demonized itself. I, like yourself, am obviously Catholic. This, however, does not make me afraid to call out the enemy when I see it. Since when is it wrong to point out evil that is being done before our very eyes? You will find the word enemy all over the Bible. There's nothing naughty about that word. As long as we then move on from declaring who the enemy is, to treating them the way we have been instructed to treat them.

    Which is why I go on to say that we are called to pray for everyone and anyone who is in, or has been affected by Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. I do not wish any harm on individuals associated with PP, but rather freedom and peace. And love.

    As an aside, although I am very passionate about this topic, and do use some very heavy words when describing Planned Parenthood, rest assured I'm not a ranting lunatic by nature. I have many, many flaws, and therefore would never claim superiority of some sort over another person. I do, however, feel compelled to stand up for innocent life. They cannot stand up for themselves, so we are called to be their voices. I am not casting stones at individuals. I am simply criticizing the number one organization that commits the most harm against these innocents. And my motivation to do this is not contempt, but rather love. Love for humanity.

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  5. Tierra,

    I hope I answered your question above. As I said, I do not cast stones at individuals, I never would. I do however, feel that it is necessary to expose the lies and corruption of the organization that is killing thousands of people every day - Planned Parenthood.

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  6. C.A this was so well written and well thought out. Thanks for getting on the soap box!

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  7. Thanks so much, Kim! Like I said, my blog isn't my usual arena for talking about this topic, but I just felt the need! Expose the lies. Pray for healing. Jezu ufam tobie.

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  8. Hi CA,

    Just curious, what do you think about laws requiring pregnancy centers to post what services they provide/don't provide? It seems like some pregnancy centers are against this and I'm not sure why.

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  9. C,

    Thanks for stopping by! Well my opinion is that it's simply unconstitutional to force these organizations to post placards in their windows about the services they do or do not provide.
    These laws are opposed by certain pregnancy centers because the laws are unconstitutional and prejudiced against pro-life organizations.

    The majority of these centers are not in any way trying to mislead pregnant women. They offer many services to pregnant women, and therefore have the right to title themselves as a pregnancy center. Any woman who seeks one of these centers out need only call and ask, or if she's a walk-in, have a discussion with one of the volunteers or counselors, and she will never be lied to. If she's interested in an abortion, they will say they don't provide them. The woman would then obviously have to go elsewhere is she was still interested in abortion. Simple as that.

    Pregnancy centers often offer services and information that abortion clinics do not, but services and information that are truly vital to the woman in her decision-making process! Perhaps the reason they don't want a huge "we don't provide abortions" sign hanging in their window, is because that would surely turn many scared women away who think that abortion is their only option.

    What we all(including pro-abortion advocates, campaigning for these laws) have to remember is that just because a woman enters a pro-life pregnancy center, does not mean that she is guaranteed to not seek an abortion. This is the sad truth. Many will still walk out and abort their babies. However, they are walking out with true and correct information about their pregnancy that they would not have received at a Planned Parenthood facility. What the woman does with the information she received, is always, ultimately, up to her in the end.

    Pregnancy centers can't force her to not have an abortion. But they can educate her and help her better understand what is probably one of the scariest situations of her life. And if these centers are forced to display these signs, they very well know that the number of women they can reach, will drop.

    Like I said earlier, they are not trying to mislead these women. They will never lie to her about what services they provide, they just don't feel the need to display it in their front window.

    You don't see Planned Parenthood doing this! In fact most PPs have covered all their windows completely, with only a small sign saying Planned Parenthood. They don't even have their hours of operation posted, and yet they expect pregnancy centers to provide a detailed list of their services in the window - doesn't quite seem fair does it?

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  10. You're absolutely right, CA! Very well thought-out and well written! Thank you for this post!!

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