By Jim Sedlak
Isaac Singer is given credit for establishing the first franchise operation in the United States in 1850. Singer’s franchisees were engaged in selling his revolutionary sewing machines. A century later, it was Ray Kroc who unleashed modern franchising through the rapid expansion of the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand.
I believe that it is fair to say that neither Singer nor Kroc envisioned the ghoulish use of franchising happening today. In this country, there are 56 franchisees operating in 49 states that bring in a total of $1.3 billion dollars selling death and misery. Not only is such an operation legal, but federal, state, and local governments provide over 40 percent of the franchisees’ income.
Of course, this is 2016 and the world of doublespeak that George Orwell warned about in his seminal book 1984 has long since taken hold in this nation. Dangerous pills and chemicals are called “health products,” ending the lives of innocent human beings is called “health care,” and franchisees of death are now called “Planned Parenthood affiliates.”
The basic misogynistic activity of these affiliates is to convince young women that their naturally given fertility is something to be abhorred and defeated. In order to do this, the business model for the entire franchise operation must indoctrinate young women to reject the natural functions of their bodies and replace them with purely hedonistic desires and actions. Once the preliminary indoctrination has taken place, the franchisees bring in the money by selling these women products that make them infertile (temporarily or permanently). The products are sold at huge revenues that bolster the franchise operation.
Proceeds are so enormous that the chief executives of each of the 56 affiliates take home an average of $186,000 a year. Thirteen percent make over $300,000 a year. In addition, the top 12 employees at the national office of the franchise operation make an average of $345,338 a year. The national office does not have any direct customer income.
As with any franchise operation, the affiliates must sign franchise agreements (called affiliate agreements) with the national office. There are a host of requirements in the agreements, but every affiliate must use the franchise name in their name, follow specific directions in delivering services to the customers, comply with financial accountability, and pay annual fees (called dues) to the national office.
In daily operation, the Franchise of Death works like any other franchise. Every unit (center) must make money or it will close down. The national office must certify every affiliate and then recertify it at least every four years. If the affiliate does not follow the directions of the national office, it loses its affiliation.
The death peddled by these affiliates comes in various forms, include leading teens into promiscuous lifestyles which increases their chance of contracting sometimes-deadly sexually transmitted diseases; selling products like birth control pills that are known to cause blood clots that lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pulmonary embolisms; actually performing early abortions using the abortion pill without the woman ever meeting a physician in person; and setting quotas and performing surgical abortions to end the lives of human beings.
According to the reports issued by this Franchise of Death, 888 innocent human beings die in Planned Parenthood franchise centers every day of the year. That’s 37 babies an hour. That’s more than one every two minutes.
Let us hope that future generations will look back on the Franchise of Death and wonder how such an evil organization was allowed to operate freely and even get government support in a country that once proclaimed itself as a Christian nation.
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League and a leading fighter against the programs and philosophies of Planned Parenthood.