Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation’s largest operator of abortion facilities in the United States and has admitted to committing over 4,000,000 post-implantation abortion procedures since it first started doing them in New York state in 1970.

According to PPFA’s most recent annual report (fiscal year 2007-2008), the organization operated a total of 844 clinics and committed 305,310 abortions. These clinics generated $374.7 million. In addition clinic income, PPFA received $349.6 million in government grants and contracts (tax payer funds) for a total income of $1.04 billion, $85 million of which PPFA received as total profit — not bad for a non-profit agency!

Why do we oppose Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood Promotes Contraception

Most of the so-called contraceptive methods provided by Planned Parenthood—such as oral contraceptives, emergency contraception (also called “the morning after pill”), contraceptive injectables, contraceptive implants, and IUDs— sometimes prevent the implantation in the mother’s womb of a human embryo about 5 to 7 days old. This results in the deaths of an untold number of tiny human beings.

The sexual drive in human beings was created by God to fulfill two interrelated purposes—to bring a close union between a married man and woman engaging in intimate sexual behavior (the “unitive” purpose of sex), and to provide a means to propagate the race (the “procreative” purpose of sex). To be true to the natural law that guides all human action, any act of sexual intercourse must occur within marriage and be open to both the unitive and procreative purposes.

Thus, it is immoral for Planned Parenthood to facilitate sexual intercourse outside of marriage. Likewise, it is immoral for PP to promote and distribute products, such as those listed above, as well as condoms, which artificially attempt to render procreation impossible, even to those who are married.

Planned Parenthood Harms Women

In 2003, the California Department of Health Services cited a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood facility for numerous deficiencies following the death of Diana Lopez. She bled to death in 2002 after her cervix was allegedly punctured during an abortion. [1]

In 2001, PP agreed to pay a New York woman $1 million because it had repeatedly insisted she did not have breast cancer when she did. [2]

That same year, a San Francisco court decision awarded $672,610 in damages to a Yugoslav immigrant whose preborn child suffered the loss of two limbs during a botched abortion at PP. [3]

In 2000, a Missouri woman went into a coma after she allegedly went without oxygen for a period of time during tubal ligation surgery at PP.4 Afterward she entered a persistent vegetative state.5 Such tragedies show that PP is a dangerous place, not only for babies, but also for grown women.

Planned Parenthood Is Anti-Christian

In its never-ending effort to promote the gospel of “choice,” Planned Parenthood mocks the Christian faith each Christmas season by issuing a holiday card with the message, “Choice on Earth”. Since “choice” is a PP euphemism for abortion, the PP card was essentially promotes abortion while simultaneously exploiting the Christmas season to sell merchandise. These cards enraged Christians across America.

Instead of apologizing for this affront to Christians, PP announced in 2002 that it would expand the campaign to include “Choice on Earth” t-shirts and publicly blamed STOPP for criticizing the cards. [6] Then, PP publicly released two letters it sent to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. In one letter PP spoke of the “sacredness of choice,” [7] and in another letter PP claimed that Jesus was for “choice on earth” and that the Bible indicates “that Jesus was not against women having a choice in continuing a pregnancy.” [8]

Implying that Jesus Christ is in favor of the killing of innocent children is horrendous. Congressman Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.), expressed his disgust at the “Choice on Earth” campaign: “It blasphemes the Christ Child—the very essence of what Christians hold as life eternal,” he said. “Christ is the source of peace on earth, and their definition of ‘choice’ is anything but peace.” [9]

Planned Parenthood Spreads the Doctrines of Secular Humanism
Planned Parenthood is dedicated to spreading the doctrine of secular humanism, a non-theistic philosophy proposed as an alternative to traditional religion. When Humanist Manifesto II was released in 1973, Alan Guttmacher, then PP president, signed it.

Secular humanism rejects the supernatural, thus it rejects God. It admits to no objective moral code. PP’s adherence to this philosophy explains why it seeks not to educate our children in moral values, but to indoctrinate them into the philosophy that “right” and “wrong” can be decided solely by the individual.

In addition to Guttmacher’s signing of the 1973 document, other close connections exist between secular humanism and PP. For example, PP’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was given the 1957 Humanist of the Year Award by the American Humanist Association. In 1986 the award went to Faye Wattleton, who at the time was PP’s president. When Wattleton accepted her award she said, “Another reason I am so honored today is because your movement and mine have a great deal in common. There are a number of similarities in our goals… As a result, there are similarities in those who oppose us.” [10]

Wattleton concluded her acceptance speech by reminding the secular humanists of what Margaret Sanger said in 1957 when she accepted her award. Sanger said that reproductive rights “should be the humanist spearhead.” [11]

The secular humanists are still following her advice. Their Manifesto 2000 promotes abortion, contraception, homosexuality, artificial insemination and population control.

Planned Parenthood’s Sex Education Is Perverted

Planned Parenthood promotes a type of sex-education for children that denies the very truth and meaning of human sexuality. Such perverted education breaks down natural inhibitions. As a result, there is an increased demand for artificial birth control and abortion. A long-term effect of such education is that it tends to create citizens who will support PP’s agenda.

References:

  1. Griffith, Dorsey, “State faults clinic in death,” The Sacramento Bee, online edition, June, 19, 2003.
  2. Lehman, Don, “Woman gets $1M in misdiagnosis,” The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2001, p. A1.
  3. Wetzstein, Cheryl, “Planned Parenthood told to pay $672,610 for botched abortion,” The Washington Times, March 1, 2001, p. A4.
  4. “Woman in Coma After Surgery,” TheKansasCityChannel.com, KMBC-TV News, Nov. 6, 2000.
  5. Case No. 00CV230548 against Planned Parenthood, et al. filed in the Circuit Court of Jackson, Missouri at Kansas City on Dec. 19, 2000, p. 6.
  6. Feldt, Gloria, Pres. of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, press release, Nov. 25, 2002.
  7. Feldt, Gloria, Pres. of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, letter to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News Channel, Nov. 26, 2002.
  8. Bigelow, Mark, PPFA Clergy Advisory Board, letter to Bill O’Reilly at Fox News Channel, Nov. 22, 2002.
  9. Laugesen, Wayne, “‘Choice on Earth’ Fuels Bad Will This Christmas,” National Catholic Register, Dec. 15-21, 2002, p.15.
  10. Wattleton, Faye, “Reproductive Rights For A More Humane World,” The Humanist, July/August 1986, p. 6
  11. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Service Reports 1987 and 1994 and Annual Reports 1994/95 — 2001/02.