The Fight against Planned Parenthood in California Going Strong
By Jim Sedlak
The state of California is under constant attack by Planned Parenthood. A few weeks ago, the organization opened a new abortion center in Oxnard. It is the 108th Planned Parenthood center in the state. To put that number in perspective, one out of every five centers operated by Planned Parenthood in the United States is in California. No other state comes close. New York has 47 PP centers and ranks second, while Washington ranks third with 33 PP centers.
In addition, Planned Parenthood pushes all kinds of sexual deviance on the children in California. It appears that the state legislature is at Planned Parenthood’s beck and call. A couple of years ago, it pushed through the legislature a very offensive school sexuality education bill.
Even when caught red-handed breaking the law, Planned Parenthood in California can count on government officials to cover up things. Readers will remember the tremendous undercover work done by the Center for Medical Progress that revealed undercover video of Planned Parenthood breaking many laws, including the selling of baby body parts and the changing of abortion procedures to be able to get the most useable body parts it could.
Rather than prosecuting, the state attorney general, Kamala Harris, decided to go after the undercover investigators instead of Planned Parenthood. For the first time in state history, investigators were charged with crimes for revealing criminal activity. Harris was then elected a US senator and is now vice president of the United States. Her successor as attorney general, Xavier Becerra, continued the persecution of the undercover investigators and is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Biden-Harris administration.
With this as background, after 18 months of being confined to our offices in Virginia because of the pandemic, I traveled to California last week at the request of local opponents of Planned Parenthood. The initial impetus for the trip was the Oxnard center opening, but I immediately found a vibrant anti-Planned Parenthood community anxious to close down the organization.
In a week of intense activities and meetings, I enjoyed meeting dedicated individuals who were directly fighting 19 Planned Parenthood centers in the general area north, south, east and in Los Angeles. My individual and small-group meetings were passionate and filled with questions. My three larger meetings lasted an average of two hours and 20 minutes as the attendees truly tried to grasp the full evil of Planned Parenthood.
It was clear that they are upset not only about Planned Parenthood’s position as the operator of the largest abortion chain in the nation, but also about the organization’s direct attack on their children and their religion. The fact that a large number of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s top people receive awards for spreading the Secular Humanist religion as defined in Humanist Manifesto 2 further inflamed their desires to see it closed down.
The resolve of these parents and religious leaders was contagious. To see them filled with the Spirit of the Lord as they became even more determined to end Planned Parenthood’s attack on the lives of preborn children and the souls of their born children was awe inspiring.
As I flew back east, it was clear that the God-fearing communities of California will never abandon their faith or their children to the satanic force that is Planned Parenthood.
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.