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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.

New Live Action video reveals more Planned Parenthood lies

In Abortion, Education, Media, Planned Parenthood on April 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Live Action has done it again.

In this newly released second video of the Rosa Acuna Project, an effort to expose the manipulative tactics of Planned Parenthood counselors, Live Action exposes a counselor in Milwaukee lying to a patient about the development of unborn children and the process of adoption, while blatantly pushing the patient towards an abortion.

Lila Rose, UCLA student and president of Live Action, reports that the new video confirms what pro-life advocates have been saying for decades:

“Planned Parenthood has an abortion-first mentality that is driven both by ideology and the desire for money. Since women will often choose against abortion if they learn the scientific facts about the unborn child inside the womb, Planned Parenthood distorts basic facts in an attempt to perform more abortions.”

Ironically, the video’s release comes only a few weeks after Planned Parenthood was named one of the most trustworthy brands in Orange County.

‘Telemed’ abortions putting women’s lives at risk

In Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Women's Rights on April 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm

With soaring medical prices, everyone is looking for ways to reduce costs—even abortion clinics.

Enter a new innovation called “telemed” abortions. Thanks to telemed abortions, Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa are now able to reduce costs and increase profits and perform more abortions without ever requiring a medical doctor onsite.

Unfortunately, as a Special Report by Operation Rescue reveals, this new cost-saving strategy is putting the health of women at risk and is, although it may be a minor concern for Planned Parenthood, most likely illegal.

So what is ‘telemed’ abortion?

General telemedicine is actually a quite common practice of using new videoconferencing technology to reduce the cost and hassle of consultations with specialists or between physicians. It does not replace the necessity of an actual, live physician for the actual practice of medicine, but reduces the barriers to communication.

Telemed abortions, however, are quite another thing altogether. Operation Rescue reports:

A telemed abortion is abortion via a teleconferencing service similar to “Skype.” Patients are put in a room where an off-site abortionist appears on a computer monitor and explains the medical abortion procedure to them over an Internet hook-up. After the brief teleconference, the dangerous abortion drug RU486, also known as Mifepristone, and its counterpart, Methotrexate, are prescribed. The drugs are then administered to the patient by a nurse or “clinician” who may or may not be licensed. The patient presses a button an on computer screen that opens a box containing the abortion drugs. The patient is never physically examined by the medical doctor prescribing the drugs – or any other, for that matter – and never sees the abortionist again.

This practice is negligent and dangerous. Inducing a medical abortion is not the equivalent of taking an aspirin. The process takes several days, can be incredibly painful, and involves heavy bleeding and cramping for up to a month. Mifepristone also contains the risk of serious side-effects, including a failed abortion, infection, and in some cases, death. To go through such a procedure without legitimate access to a medical puts women at enormous risk.

And did we mention, the practice may also be illegal. Iowa state laws stipulate that only a physician may administer an abortion. In a telemed abortion, the patient is never examined by a physician and the medication is administered solely by a non-licensed technician at the clinic. In no way does this meet the requirement of physician administration.

This is all of little concern to the Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa, who are charging insurance companies 2.5 times the regular price for these medical abortions without having to pay the costly fee of an onsite physician. Who cares about the safety of women with a cost-savings like that.

For a more in-depth review of the issue, read the complete report from Operation Rescue here.

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