Some of the most curious things in our topsy turvy world have to do with man’s inability to comprehend the reality of evil and how it twists everything, including the words we use in our daily speech. Take, for example, Planned Parenthood's latest reinvention, as detailed in The Wall Street Journal, which provides a clear picture of how words and reality can be twisted.
In a particularly well-balanced report by Stephanie Simon the operational aspect of Planned Parenthood's activities was examined with a special emphasis on the manner in which they market abortion. Here is how one of Planned Parenthood’s competitors, abortion clinic operator Amy Hagstrom Miller, whose clinics are located in Maryland and Texas, is reacting to the new, corporate, high-end PP image:
Ms. Hagstrom Miller competes with Planned Parenthood for abortion patients – and finds it deeply frustrating. She does not receive the government grants or tax-deductible donations that bolster Planned Parenthood, and says she can't match the nonprofit's budget for advertising or clinic upgrades. She has carved her own niche by touting her care as more holistic – and by charging $425 for a first-trimester surgery at her Austin clinic, compared with $475 at the local Planned Parenthood. (Both Ms. Hagstrom Miller and Planned Parenthood say they work out discounts and payment plans for the needy.) 'They're not unlike other big national chains’ Ms. Hagstrom Miller said. ‘They put local independent businesses in a tough situation.'
The article goes on to make a point that should not be lost on any of those who are focused on ending the abortion of children in the United States:
Even as the total number of abortions in the U.S. has dropped, the number performed by Planned Parenthood has grown steadily, to nearly 290,000 a year. In 2005, the most recent year that national statistics are available, Planned Parenthood accounted for about one in every five abortions. In part, that's because independent providers have quit the field, tired of battling antiabortion protesters. Ms. Richards also said that she has encouraged more Planned Parenthood clinics to offer abortions.
In other words, as heroic protesters continue to make it more difficult for independent abortionists to continue plying their trade, Planned Parenthood is quietly, and under cover of their new public persona, making it their business to kill more and more children.
But that’s only the beginning. For as we have learned over time, Planned Parenthood has many weapons in their arsenal, and among them is the "charitable" work they continue to pursue in minority communities. Every time a well-healed customer or someone with adequate health insurance does business with Planned Parenthood, more of the organization's income can be used to provide sex education and abortion to the poor – and we all know what that means.
The African American community continues to be targeted and, as LEARN points out on their web site, the Planned Parenthood professionals continue to assure that nearly 35% of all abortions are performed on mothers who are black, even though only 12% of the population is African American. The leadership of LEARN points out,
If the current trend continues, by 2038 the black vote will be insignificant. Did you know that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist who created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society? The founder of Planned Parenthood said, 'Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.' Is her vision being fulfilled today?
Without hesitation they tell us the answer is yes, indeed. And because Planned Parenthood has successfully re-created its image by making sure to locate near Starbucks and other businesses in well-to-do neighborhoods, more and more of their discretionary income can be spent on this project - which of course they would quickly deny. But the facts speak for themselves.
The last time a studious examination of the exact locations of Planned Parenthood facilities was done, in 2006, it was reported that "76% of the Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in areas where these collective minority populations are higher."
Further, “a striking 45% of the abortion facilities are surrounded by Hispanic/African American populations that are at least ten percentage points higher than that of the city or the state. Considering that Hispanics and African Americans combined make up only 24.8% of the national population, ten percentage points is a significant variation.”
But it’s not only minorities being targeted, but the young as well. It is only because Planned Parenthood's monstrous appetite has to be fed with more and more clientele who will naively use their facilities that they are driven to such superficial tactics in the first place.
If you want to know what is really behind Planned Parenthood's drive to reestablish itself as an upscale, service-oriented safe place to do business, I can tell you. It is because organizations like Stop Planned Parenthood International and their collaborators are successfully exposing the sordid truth about Planned Parenthood that they are being forced into reinvention mode. Planned Parenthood is getting a face-lift to disguise the cancerous venom that runs throughout its history.
The very foundation of its corporate identity is based on a voracious desire to increase income, increase client numbers and increase the opportunities it will have over time to entice the young in their pursuit of sexual pleasure. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.
Look who is opposing abstinence education for young people! It's none other than Planned Parenthood! As Ryan Anderson tells us in his latest article, "The War on Abstinence,"
Few people seem aware of the coordinated effort to achieve all this that the ACLU and Planned Parenthood have undertaken (working in conjunction with such local groups as Advocates for Youth and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States). In this year's Planned Parenthood annual report, the group boasts success in getting governors to reject federal funding for abstinence: 'The tide is shifting in America, and last year 10 governors refused' federal funding. On their web site, you'll find hyperlinks where you can 'help Planned Parenthood bring vital information about birth control and responsible decision making to the classroom' and ‘tell your elected representatives it’s time to end dangerous abstinence-only programs and to stand up for real sex education!'
Obviously, nothing much has changed about Planned Parenthood's core agenda, only the trappings are being cleverly updated to bestow a new look of respectability designed to help America see how caring and dedicated these people really are!
If young people practiced abstinence there would be no client base for Planned Parenthood. Let's face it, sexual relations outside of marriage breed all sorts of diseases that Planned Parenthood can treat and the creation of a market for birth control and abortion services begins with the young. So whether your local Planned Parenthood is in a chic mall or down the street next to a high school, the goal is the same and we must never forget it.