MISSION STATEMENT: WE SACRIFICE THE UNBORN
I intend in my next few articles to expose some of the unpublicized horrors
which the Planned Parenthood organization has wrought on North Americans -
in fact the whole world, through it`s sinister influence on the United
Pro-lifers who have studied this ungodly body have described it in a variety
of mostly uncomplimentary terms. However, the one I think which best
characterizes Planned Parenthood comes from a good friend who wrote:
"Planned Parenthood is not a yeast to make things grow, but a virus loose on
Mankind." I hope today to be able to effectively develop this idea with you
through an examination of the deceitful images it projects of itself.
What Planned Parenthood never brags about is that it operates the world`s
largest chain of abortion mills. It`s over 900 U.S. clinics perform or refer
for over 230,000 abortions each year - a staggering loss of life. It also
spends millions of dollars
lobbying and litigating against even the most modest safeguards. Thus, it
fights efforts to have its clinics meet the same medical standards as other
ambulatory clinics, as well as any attempt to make literature on fetal
development and the possible physical and psychological risks of abortion
available to women 24 hours before their abortion. Also vigorously opposes
is any requirement for an ultrasound prior to an abortion. All these
requirements are considered by Planned Parenthood as a staggering burden on
A reflection of Planned Parenthood`s appalling attitude toward giving birth
can be seen in a December`96 U.S. advertisement: "Babies are loud, smelly,
and expensive. Unless you want one. We exist to make sure babies are both
planned and wanted. To discuss birth control or plan a pregnancy, call us
today." Planned Parenthood creates an excuse for people to look at children
like an unwelcome burden rather than as a gift from God, as intruders who
make us change our almighty plans.
Planned Parenthood`s approach to birth control represents an enormous sham
and one that would appear designed to provide them with clients for
commercial abortions. It shouldn`t be surprising, however, that an
organization which is so determined to let women shred their prenatal babies
by abortion would be equally resolved to deceive their clients on
contraception. In an April, 1991, letter to the Wall Street Journal, the
medical director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Louise
Tyler clearly stated what is responsible for the overwhelming majority of
unplanned pregnancies: "More than three million unplanned pregnancies occur
each year to American women; two-thirds of these are due to contraceptive
failure." Dr. Malcolm Potts, former "Medical Director" of the International
Planned Parenthood Federation: "As people turn to contraception, there will
be a rise, not a fall, in the abortion rate... No society
has controlled its fertility...without recourse to a significant number of
abortions. In fact, abortion is often the starting place in the control of
Experience shows that the more we use contraception, the more we resort to
abortion. There is a vicious circle at work here. Planned Parenthood admits
this is true; yet their response is to push contraception even more!
Illogical, yes; but also lucrative!
We mustn`t forget, as mentioned previously, that Planned Parenthood isn`t
just in the contraception business - they`re world leaders in the baby
killing industry, too.
For evil to prevail lies must predominate, and nowhere can we see this maxim
better illustrated than in the Planned Parenthood network. No one knows
about this better than Judie Brown from the American Life League, who says:
"Planned Parenthood...has blatantly lied in order to redefine the reality of
motherhood and the existence of the child in the womb...You can only dress
up murder-for-profit in so many ways."
Planned Parenthood has even taken upon itself to change medically defined
concepts of disease to render some of the inevitable consequences of their
"counselling" less frightening to the adolescents they deliberately deceive.
For example, Planned
Parenthood of Canada has announced that it will no longer be using the term
STD (sexually transmitted diseases) but will speak instead of STI (sexually
transmitted infection). The fact is that many of these "infections" are not
curable and will recur
throughout an individual`s lifetime.
Planned Parenthood Canada - a creature spawn by international Planned
Parenthood - has always denied any link to the abortion industry - another
fraudulent claim. The March`97 issue of the Canadian Pro-Life News reveals
that the national president of the
Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, Barbara Hestrin, was helping run a
Vancouver abortion clinic, and possibly conducting her Planned Parenthood
work out of a taxpayer-funded hospital.
Planned Parenthood has impregnated society with its permissive sexual
philosophy. It constantly connives to infiltrate governments` health and
education departments, to promote explicit sex education, contraception and
abortion; sadly, it is making devastating inroads in this respect.
Planned Parenthood causes death, disease and sorrow, but nevertheless has a
constant flow of governmental money to continue its sad toll on families
worldwide. Perversely, it creates a demand for lucrative abortions by the
sale of government-subsidized contraceptives, which in itself reaps gigantic
profits. Few yet realize its insidious nature and horrific impact on
society as the behemoth of the abortion industry, as owner of the biggest
chain of abortion factories in the world, and responsible for committing
nearly two and a half million abortions in the U.S. in the last 30 years!
What is also
never discussed is that this unbelievable carnage has swallowed a staggering
$3.9 billion of federal, state and local tax dollars.
Perhaps the single most powerful barrier to stopping Planned Parenthood is
that the average citizen believes the organization is caring, professional,
and credible. The facts belie this. As Knights - all 1.6 million of us - we
should use our considerable
resources to try and remove this barrier to rescuing the countless thousands
of unborn babies threatened by this satanic industry.