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House Passes Amendment Banning Planned Parenthood Funding

In Abortion, Families, Planned Parenthood on February 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Congressman Mike Pence succinctly laid out the case for his amendment:   “..[T]his is not about Planned Parenthood’s right to be in the abortion business… This debate is about who [funds] it… Nobody is saying that Planned Parenthood can’t be the leading advocate of abortion on demand in America … but why do I have to pay for it?”    The continuing resolution – that included the Pence amendment banning any funding of Planned Parenthood was passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.

This is the first step in stopping almost one-third of a billion dollars from going into Planned Parenthood coffers.  The continuing resolution still needs the approval of the Senate and then the signature of the President.  This resolution is also crucial to turning back the tide on irresponsible government spending.

Planned Parenthood advocates continue to claim that Planned Parenthood deserves the taxpayer funds because they do more than just abortions.  Yet thousands of non-profits around the world do crucial work to aid women, children, and the vulnerable – without a dime of aid from government.  Planned Parenthood can do the same.  It is also interesting that just this year, Planned Parenthood leadership has required that all affiliates must do abortions or drop the Planned Parenthood name.

Thursday night, the almost three-hour debate on the Pence amendment was full of statements revealing the shallowness of the pro-abortion position.  Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis) made the stunning statement that abortion is better option for babies resulting from an unplanned pregnancies than a life of “eating Ramen noodles” or “mayonnaise sandwiches.”  Others tried to make the case that there would be no healthcare for some women or help for victims of sexual assault if Planned Parenthood was defunded.  I don’t think Planned Parenthood is necessary strapped for cash since they regularly bring in a profit of over $89 million a year.  I think they’ve got a dime or two to spare.

Thank you to all who contacted their representatives to encourage their support of these measures.  Please take a minute to thank them as well!  Then get ready to let your voice be heard as this measure moves to the Senate.

Watch Rep. Mike Pence as he tells it like it is:

UFI Reader Poll: Is Planned Parenthood’s work worthy of continued funding?

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Polls on February 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Here’s last week’s UFI Family Poll question and the results:

Is Planned Parenthood’s effort to provide contraception, healthcare, and education to underprivileged women and children enough to warrant the continuation of taxpayer funding?

2 percent                             Yes

2 percent                             Undecided

96 percent                          No

As the details (and the videos) continued to emerge on the Planned Parenthood “sting” put together by Live Action (a student run pro-life group), the calls for the defunding of Planned Parenthood grow louder.

The individuals that claim Planned Parenthood makes a major contribution to the health of women – in spite of the fact that they perform abortions – are having a much more difficult time making their case.  There are multitudes of ways to help women with healthcare and contraception that do not involve being a player in the multi-million dollar abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood is a profit-making business and as such is undeserving of public funds.  As for the criminal behavior of the Planned Parenthood clinics, let’s hope they are held accountable for their illegal actions by all levels of law enforcement.

Here’s a few links where you can get more details and developments on the Planned Parenthood Sting:

Washington D.C. Planned Parenthood facility the seventh caught aiding sex traffickers

Vigils in front of Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide

Retraining employees is latest response to Planned Parenthood exposé

Lawmakers push to defund Planned Parenthood

Expose Planned Parenthood now

Another Planned Parenthood Outrage: Special Webcast Tonight

In Abortion, Family Planning, Planned Parenthood on February 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Aiding underage sex-trafficking rings, covering up sex abuse of children, coaching potential clients/patients to lie and commit fraud…sounds like a crime syndicate doesn’t.  Nope, we’re talking about Planned Parenthood clinics.  In the latest undercover sting operation conducted by Live Action, a student-led pro-life group head by Lila Rose, Planned Parenthood is exposed once again.  You may remember some of Live Action’s past hidden camera videos where they show Planned Parenthood dancing around parental consent laws, protecting child abusers and even accepting  donations that were specifically directed at abortions for African-Americans – Margaret Sanger would be proud.

Two videos in this next round from Live Action, have been released; one filmed at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey and the other in Richmond, Virginia.  Planned Parenthood leaders have gone into damage control mode; firing one employee who was involved and expressing grave concern that their employees were operating outside the policies of Planned Parenthood.  But Lila Rose is not buying it:

“This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Planned Parenthood intentionally breaks state and federal laws and covers up the abuse of the young girls it claims to serve.  Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has sent young girls back into the arms of their abusers. They don’t deserve a dime of the hundreds of millions they receive in federal funding from taxpayers. Congress must cease funding and the Department of Justice should investigate this corrupt organization immediately.”

You can hear Lila Rose tonight in a webcast as she explains some of the details of the sting and what is occurring as Planned Parenthood, law enforcement, and the media react.  Family Research Council is sponsoring the webcast and it will include U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and prominent leaders in the pro-life movement.  It’s tonight, Thursday, February 3, at  8:30 PM Eastern Time.   They’ve entitled it Planned Parenthood Exposed. It’s free and you can register here.

Below, you can also watch the actual video footage filmed at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in January in New Jersey.

Merry Christmas from Planned Parenthood

In Abortion, motherhood, Planned Parenthood on December 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm

“Choice on Earth” wallpaper adorns the home page of Planned Parenthood’s website.  Some Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics still offer the “Choice on Earth” holiday cards as well as gift certificates good for, among other things, abortion services.   That must be somewhere on an “ultimate stocking stuffer” list.

Cecile Richards, PP President, has sent out her annual “Christmas” email to her supporters bragging about Planned Parenthood’s role in the passage of the largest increase in taxpayer-funded abortion since Roe v. Wade (1973) and urging her readers to donate so even more can be done.  The most prolific abortion provider in the world really knows how to enhance and celebrate the Christmas season!

At a time of year when the world celebrates the birth of a child, Planned Parenthood is celebrating the ending of the lives of 1.37 million unborn children in the U.S.  (42 million worldwide) and continues to make a mockery of the scriptural passage that rejoices in the birth of a baby boy some 2000 years ago.

Cecile Richards defends her organization’s activities and insists that the bulk of the services provided by Planned Parenthood are for basic healthcare and “family planning.”  Yet the numbers from International Planned Parenthood Federation show that annually Planned Parenthood performs:

363,089                Surgical abortions

90,035               Medical abortions (pills)

453,124   Total abortions

Planned Parenthood  charges, on average, $450  for  a surgical abortion.  That means that in one year, International Planned Parenthood brought in $163,390,050 on surgical abortions alone.   Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood receives millions of tax-payer dollars each year in the form of grants and subsidies…that’ll cover a lot of basic overhead for Planned Parenthood clinics!

Returning to the “Choice on earth” and Planned Parenthood’s mockery of the “Peace on Earth” Christmas message, we’ll close with this:

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.  –Mother Teresa

Correction on “New Jersey Abortion Clinics still being funded”

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm

It has been pointed out to United Families International that although the abortion industry  is still receiving some funding in the state of New Jersey, Gov. Christie has taken some positive steps to dramatically reduce that funding and thus deserves our thanks.  Please do so by contacting him here:

http://www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

We will watch Gov. Christie and hope that his record will reflect a continued support of policy that saves the lives of preborn children.

You can see United Families original blog post on this topic here.

New Jersey Abortion clinics STILL being funded

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

**To see a correction to this post, go here.

We had no sooner hit the “publish” button on a blog post where we praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for cutting off funding to abortion clinics, (see below post) when we were notified that people were misunderstanding Gov. Christi’s actions.  It seems that the Governor is a supporter of Planned Parenthood and tax-payer funded abortion will continue in New Jersey.

Evidently Gov. Christi has personally donated to Planned Parenthood in the past and his deputy press secretary, Kevin Roberts, has gone on record stating: “Women’s reproductive services, including abortions, will continue to be funded [in New Jersey] by a mix of state and federal funding.”

The conventional wisdom cited was correct–Gov. Christi is a fiscal conservative, but not a conservative on social issues.   We had hoped that this current economic downturn and serious financial constraints would have yielded something positive–like saving the lives of unborn children in New Jersey by defunding abortion clinics.

You won’t be needing to contact Gov. Christi to thank him after all.

You can read more on this situation here.

BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL POST

New Jersey Governor cuts funding to Planned Parenthood—Clinics now closing

The conventional wisdom about New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, is that he is a fiscal, but not necessarily a social conservative.  Whatever the case, the pro-life community is thrilled that tax dollars no longer go to line the pockets of Planned Parenthood as Gov. Christie instituted major budget cuts to stave off a financial collapse of his state.   As a result, more unborn children will have a chance at life as insolvent Planned Parenthood clinics begin closing in that state.

The Planned Parenthood affiliate of Southern New Jersey will lose as much as $160,000 as a result of the cutting off of state funds.  At least one Planned Parenthood store front has closed as others scrambled to stay afloat.  There are 58 “family planning” clinics that were subject to the loss of funding; Planned Parenthood runs 29 of them.

Governor Christie showed he’s one tough guy as he faced down his state legislature on this one.  Back in July, Christie vetoed a bill that would have continued the state funding to abortion businesses.  The state senate then approved a bill to restore the funding with a 30-10 vote.  Later, the senate vote to over-ride Gov. Christie’s veto of this bill failed with a 23-17 party-line vote—falling short of the necessary two-thirds to over ride the Governor’s veto.   Seems some of the New Jersey state senators concluded it wasn’t wise to continue to tangle with Governor Christi.

Thanks, Governor Christie.  Whatever your reason for pulling the plug on taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, we’ll take it!

You can thank Gov. Chris Christie here:

http://www.nj.gov/nj/feedback.html

Planned Parenthood lies again…

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood on September 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Planned Parenthood has again been caught in the act of fabricating basic information about human development in order to convince a young woman to abort her baby.  This time it’s an Indiana Planned Parenthood.  This is another in a series of undercover videos to expose Planned Parenthood lies and often their illegal conduct.

As you watch the video, notice how the women giving the counseling acts like she’ll choke if she says the word “baby.”  It would almost be comical if the results of this woman’s deceit were not so tragic.



Planned Parenthood gives new meaning to the term “Non-Profit”

In Abortion, Abstinence, adoption, Planned Parenthood on September 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

Giving new meaning to the term “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood made over $106 million of profit last year (July 2008-July 2009).  So why are taxpayers helping to finance this money-making machine that is also the world’s largest provider of abortions?  Especially amidst allegations that Planned Parenthood Affiliates have overbilled the federal government to the tune of millions of dollars and used funding for improper political activity.

Family Research Council just released a new pamphlet:  Planned Parenthood: What Every Parent, Teacher, Woman, Community Leader and Elected Official Needs to Know that helps explain how in this time of economic downturn the Planned Parenthood abortion industry continues to thrive.  The pamphlet is short and well worth your time.  Here are a few excerpts:

  • The founding of Planned Parenthood is tied to the Eugenics movement.
  • The U.S. has the highest abortion rate in the western world, over 50 million preborn children aborted since Roe v. Wade (1973).
  • In 2007, Planned Parenthood performed 305,310 abortions and just 4,912 adoption referrals. (that’s less than 2% of babies whose mothers enter the door of a Planned Parenthood  clinic will ever be born)
  • If you want to know the kinds of things that Planned Parenthood thinks is appropriate sex education for your child, check out http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/

Viewer/reader beware.

VOTE: What age group and gender do you believe are the most pro-life?

In Abortion, Families, motherhood, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Sanctity of Life on June 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Let your voice be heard!  Vote on the current UFI poll question - What age group and gender do you believe are the most pro-life?

Click HERE and scroll to bottom of the page to cast your vote!

BloodMoney: The horrors, the politics and the money behind the abortion industry

In Abortion, Abstinence, Planned Parenthood on May 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

We had a whole plan to sell abortions and it was called sex education:  breakdown their natural modesty, separate them from their parents and their values and become the sex expert in their lives so they’d turn to us,” states a former employee of Planned Parenthood in the new documentary “BloodMoney.”   “Our goal [at Planned Parenthood] was three to five abortions from every girl between the ages of 13 and 19.”

This new production can arguably be called the first professionally filmed documentary on the history, the politics, the money, and the horrors associated with the abortion industry.  As you might guess, the folks at Planned Parenthood and the entire pro-abortion cabal are not pleased about its release.  Already organized protests are beginning to form and theater owners are reluctant to present the documentary in their establishments.  A press release from the producer Roman Jaquez and director David Kyle states:

The Albany, New York premiere of the documentary film “BloodMoney,” which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, has been rescheduled for Friday, May 14 at the Madison Theater at 1036 Madison Avenue in Albany. The film is scheduled to continue running at the Madison through Thursday, May 20. Showtimes will be listed at www.madison-theater.com and www.bloodmoneyfilm.com.

“The film was originally scheduled to premiere at the Spectrum 8 Theatres in Albany,” said producer Roman Jaquez. However, the management of Spectrum 8 Theatres cancelled the premiere. According to Jaquez, Spectrum 8 management informed him that the theater had received phone calls from individuals who indicated an intent to engage in protest activity outside the theater if the premiere went forward. “We were disappointed with the cancellation, but we are very pleased and thankful that the Madison Theater has agreed to premiere ‘BloodMoney’ and to continue screening the film next week,” Jaquez added.

We invite you to take a look at the trailer and then go to the BloodMoney website and click on the “sign-up” link where you can choose to add your name to a list of those who want this film to be shown in theaters nationwide.  Whether you agree with the content or not, the film should be allowed to be shown and then judged on the quality and merit of its information.  “The Inconvenient Truth of Abortion” deserves equal time.  We think even Michael Moore should be able to agree with that.

Hopefully, BloodMoney will be coming to a theater near you soon.

Again, you can go here to sign-up to support this documentary.

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