Week in Review – Guttmacher Reports 54% of Abortions Done at Home in 2020; UGG Fundraises for PP in March
Late last week, the political research arm of Planned Parenthood, the Guttmacher Institute, released preliminary data from their periodic census of all known abortion providers.
What were their findings, exactly? According to their report, in 2020, abortion-by-pill accounted for an estimated 54% of all abortions. This is up from 37% in 2017, the last time the report was conducted.
The report states this jump in pill abortions was largely because of telemedicine, which allowed the distribution of mail-order abortion pills during the pandemic.
The push on telemedicine and abortion pills didn’t start in 2020. In fact, it began nearly 20 years ago.
While this may shock some, American Life League and STOPP have been heralding this for quite some time. In fact, as early as 2008, STOPP reported that Planned Parenthood was developing a way to use telemedicine to conduct abortions using—you guessed it—abortion pills.
In 2008, Planned Parenthood’s Heartland affiliate in Nebraska and Iowa pioneered the development of telemedicine abortions. The procedure at that time required a woman to be in a PP medical facility in order to get, and take, the abortion pill after a web-cam consult with an abortionist perhaps hundreds of miles away.
Then, in 2014, they advanced this technique using Planned Parenthood Care, which allowed a person to talk to a PP clinician over the Internet from home. That was expanded in 2015 to Planned Parenthood Direct, which allowed for consultation, getting a prescription, and ordering birth control pills, among other things—again, all from home.
In 2019, STOPP warned its readers that the app, Planned Parenthood Direct, would enable women everywhere to receive telehealth appointments to obtain abortion pills. STOPP obtained the Colorado Mountain College newsletter, which featured a lengthy story on how PP Direct would be introduced by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. In the first lines of the story, it states: “As the access to abortion shrinks across the country, telemedicine is one strategy for expanding patients’ access to safe, legal abortion, including for those [women] living in remote or rural areas”.
As you can see, this push on abortion pills has been in PP’s plans for a very long time. Unfortunately, the pandemic created the perfect storm of sorts to push these numbers over the edge, with abortion-by-pill now accounting for more than half of all abortions.
We as pro-lifers must continue to work and pray for a world where this abomination does not exist. Pro-life advocacy may look different in the coming years if more abortions are happening in homes than in PP facilities, but one thing will never change—we will never cease to stand up for the protection of all pre-born children and their mothers.
March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. This might cause us to celebrate the strong suffragettes who fought for a woman’s right to vote, or the many women who started a revolution with the pro-life movement in the 70s. We might even celebrate the women who affect our lives every day, like our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and friends. The shoe company, Ugg, known for sheepskin boots, is taking a different approach.
On March 1, 2022, the company announced it’s #POWEREDBYHER campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day. The campaign will donate $25 to Planned Parenthood Southeast for each purchase of their “Fluff Yeah” slipper in the color purple.
What should be a time to lift up women everywhere, especially mothers, Ugg is planning instead to line the pockets of the money-hungry murdering empire known as Planned Parenthood.
Instead of giving your money to companies like Ugg, donate to a local women’s shelter this month or crisis pregnancy center. Using your money to save lives is so much better than the alternative.
ALL in the News – ALL Officers React to SCOTUS Nominee; Hugh Brown Reacts on Pro America Report; CLM Blog Featured on LSN
Following Biden’s announcement of his SCOTUS nominee, federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, American Life League officers reacted to the pick in a public statement. You can read it here.
Immediately after the release was published, ALL executive vice-president Hugh Brown participated in an interview on the subject with Ed Martin on the Pro America Report. Listen here.
Once a week, ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine posts an editor’s blog on its website. The content can range from helpful advice to deep dives into current events. This week’s blog was picked up as an op-ed by conservative news outlet Life Site News.
The bi-monthly STOPP Report was published on Wednesday, February 23. The headline article featured STOPP’s self-published report, “Planned Parenthood’s Racism . . . In Their Own Words”. The report exposes the existing and ongoing racism and White supremacy with Planned Parenthood’s employees. Even though PP vowed in 2020 to rectify these prejudices, they have done nothing to change.
Twice a week, Judie Brown’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – You Can’t Appoint Judges Based on Skin Color
Joe Biden nominates a judge to replace retiring Supreme Court justice, Stephen Breyer. He made his decision based primarily on race and sex, something he promised during his run for the presidency. How does this square with Catholic teaching?
Action Item of the Week – 40 Days for Life Started This Week!
There’s still time to find a peaceful prayer protest near you! The start of Lent also marks the start of the annual pro-life peaceful prayer campaign, 40 Days for Life. The event runs March 2 through April 10.
According to the website, “40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.”
With a continual presence at Planned Parenthood and abortion mills for 40 days straight, this prayer campaign aims to shut down all of them through a local peaceful presence.
Use their helpful vigil finder to find a 40 Days campaign near you!
Pro-life Social Media – ‘Devout Democrat’ Joe Biden Rebuffs Reporter for Abortion Question
Joe Biden’s inconsistencies are legendary. First, he’s for protecting marriage, and then he’s for same-sex unions. He was for the Hyde Amendment before he was against it. He was for securing the Southern border from illegal immigration, but now he’s against it.
The same goes with his stance on abortion violence. He claims that, as a “devout Catholic,” he doesn’t want to impose his Catholic view on the nation. This implies that he lives according to the Kennedy doctrine—that one ought to keep one’s beliefs private but live a public life in opposition to it.
In the video clip below, a reporter asks Biden, “Why do you support abortion as a Catholic?”
REPORTER: "As a Catholic, why do you support abortion?"
BIDEN: "I don't want to get in a debate with you on theology, but you know…I'm not going to make a judgement for other people."
REPORTER: "But you're Catholic!" pic.twitter.com/KR7njW1cW9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 2, 2022
Biden used to say he believes the Church’s teaching but doesn’t wish to impose that belief on others. But Biden never lives a life outside of politics. His position is ALWAYS in opposition to Catholic teaching.
The Church’s opposition to abortion violence is clear; it is always a grave sin that offends God. But in spite of a Christian obligation to evangelize others, Biden is “not going to make a judgement for other people.”
“Just because I think murder is wrong doesn’t mean I can make that judgement for other people.” ????
— MMG ???????? (@MonsterManGrips) March 2, 2022
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) March 2, 2022
He can call himself Catholic he's just not a faithful Catholic.
— Dave (@5289davhas) March 2, 2022
Biden’s a devout Democrat!
— Gary???????? (@kng16066) March 2, 2022
Biden says he won’t impose his Catholics views on others, yet he has no problem imposing his Democratic views.
Abortion directly contradicts the stance of the church mostly because it's murder.
At least be honest. You can't just actively support an evil and then claim you're doing good as "a Catholic".
— dëêz???????? (@TimCantankerous) March 2, 2022