Planned Parenthood is the best deceiver of young people since the evil queen tempted Snow White with that poisoned apple. They have already been successful at reeling in young people with empty promises of carefree, no consequence sex. Now they want students to tell them when, where, and with whom sex is happening at the exact moment it occurs.
Everywhere you look these days, products and advertisements feature QR codes, which can be scanned with smartphones to visit a web site, get a coupon, or learn more information. Now a QR code has been featured on the wrappers of 55,000 condoms handed out to college students by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.
When the codes are scanned, users can check in with Planned Parenthood–and the rest of the world–with information including their age, their location, why they use condoms, the status of their relationship or lack of a relationship, and whether or not they had sex in a bed or a kitchen, at a beach or a party. Plus, they can rate the sex from “Things can only improve from here” to “Ah-maz-ing”. But they don’t even need a smartphone or a condom. They can just head to WhereDidYouWearIt.com and tell the world about the sex they just had – which the world can tweet about if they wish. Read more Planned Parenthood Uses New Technology to Take Advantage of College Students
Because it is the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia works a little differently from most localities.
For starters, its budgets are subject to review by the United States Congress. The legislative branch of the federal government is currently considering whether or not to give DC greater control over its own budget, but the specter of abortion is complicating the decision. The Huffington Post states:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which oversees D.C. affairs, expressed his commitment late last year to giving budget autonomy to the District to help city government avoid a shutdown whenever Congress appears unable to pass a spending bill.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Mayor Vincent Gray and others welcomed the proposal but reluctantly rejected the plan Issa unveiled in November because it contained a provision barring local funding for abortions — a move Issa said was necessary to win Republican votes. Read more Abortion Funding Muddies the Waters of DC Budget Controversy
According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, the most influential supporters of the controversial Contraception Mandate were HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes (who has resigned from the Obama administration), Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards.
Other than their support for this mandate, they have something else in common: they are all unabashedly pro-abortion.
Why was Cecile Richards, who is not an official White House advisor, included in the discussions so prominently? Why was someone who could directly benefit from this mandate included, yet the very organizations that would be forced to provide this coverage against their beliefs, were excluded from the conversation?
Most people have heard about the lies Planned Parenthood spews into society, which just keep on coming. PP is up in arms about the HHS mandate, and to try to improve their reputation, they’re twisting poll statistics and trying to make it look like America is on their side.
Recently, PP posted this link on their Facebook page, and commented on it saying:
” 67% of Americans oppose the Blunt Amendment, believing employers should not be able to deny health coverage for employees based on their own personal beliefs.”
Okaaay. That’s not too weird sounding, but 67%? Sounds a little fishy, huh? I haven’t been hearing statistics similar to this, and for a good reason. This number does not truthfully represent the context PP was using it in! Whoa. Is Planned Parenthood lying?!?!?! Well, they sure are twisting things a lot.
Remember it was just a week ago that CNN found a very different result showing that the public was against the Obama HHS mandate 50% to 44%.
If you’ve been paying attention at all to the Contraception Mandate debacle, you have mostly likely heard a liberal politician, pro-choice advocate, or TV talking head, say that the Catholic Church’s stance on birth control is hypocritical because “98% of Catholic women use contraception.” However, the study they are citing has some serious bias and methodology flaws.
The first problem is that the study was conducted by the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, which is closely associated with Planned Parenthood and NARAL. It seems to defy logic that such a biased source would produce results that could be taken seriously. This bias turns into an even bigger problem when we look at the methodology used in the study.
When you do a poll, the idea is to get a number of responses that will accurately represent the certain sector of society that you wish to study–whether that be a sector based on religion, ideology, socio-economic status, or political party. The whole point of a poll is to show an accurate picture, but if you choose to limit certain factors, you can seriously bias your results.
In just a few days, in 251 locations in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and Spain, pro-life advocates will join together to fight for life. The international campaign is called 40 Days for Life. The director of the campaign, Shawn Carney, noted, “With the January 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, the United States began its 40th year of legal abortion. This is a critical year in terms of the sanctity of human life – a year in which people from across America and beyond are preparing to take a public stand on behalf of innocent lives at risk.”
With 251 campaign locations, this year’s 40 Days for Life will be the largest springtime 40 Days for Life in history. According to a press release from 40 Days for Life, the campaign consists of three components, which are “40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, 40 days of constant, peaceful vigil outside abortion centers and Planned Parenthood offices, and 40 days of pro-life community outreach.” Anyone interested in participating in the event can find locations listed at http://www.40daysforlife.com/location.
It has long been established that not a single Planned Parenthood in the nation offers mammograms in their clinics. However, speculation has arisen as to whether Planned Parenthood of Waco, Texas is a mammogram-providing Planned Parenthood, because when you Google “Planned Parenthood mammograms,” the first link that appears is one for the affiliate of central Texas, which strongly implies its Waco clinic is a mammogram provider:
The newsletter that the Waco Planned Parenthood published in the summer of 2010 flat-out stated that “in 2009, [they] provided 487 mammograms” and that “[they] have provided 2,683 mammograms to low-income women” since 2001:
Earlier this year I discussed some interesting ties between Planned Parenthood and the Rockefeller Foundation, and why came as no surprise the Foundation pushed to legalize abortion in Uruguay. The Ford Foundation was another advocate for the decriminalization of abortion there as well, but this shouldn’t come as much of a shock, either.
The Ford Foundation prides itself on being advocates of global social justice, but judging from some of the organizations they support and donate large grants to, they’re certainly not living up to their mission statement.
As of May 2010, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards has been an active member of the Ford Foundation’s Board of Trustees, meaning she has strong influence in monetary decisions the Foundation makes when it comes to grants given to other organizations. The Foundation began donating grants to the abortion behemoth in 2007, when they granted a total of $559,220 to Planned Parenthood affiliates around the world— $159,220 went to research affiliates in China, and $400,000 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
A little-known current fact about Planned Parenthood is that 20% of their affiliates nationwide are under investigation for “financial irregularities.” This data is based on state and federal audits of Planned Parenthood and is found in a report recently put together by the Alliance Defense Fund. We can thank our biased media for failing to make this a big news story.
The report alleges, from evidence in the audits, that Planned Parenthood has made numerous financial errors, very likely constituting fraud. Planned Parenthood is accused of taking millions of dollars in extra state and federal funds through overpayments.
For instance, a 2008 New Jersey audit found that:
the overpayment occurred in part because “many” family planning clinics (“especially Planned Parenthood providers”) improperly billed all services as family planning, and eligible for 90-percent Federal funding.
Also, a 2008 New York audit discovered that:
New York improperly received enhanced ninety-percent federal reimbursement for 102 out of 119 sample claims. Of these, 96 were for services unrelated to family planning, and 33 were for services for which no reimbursement was available -including twenty-seven abortion procedures, and four services performed in conjunction with an abortion. HHS-OIG found that one provider was responsible for twenty-five of the twenty-seven abortion claims; this provider billed at least 3,900 abortion claims during the audit period.
Co-author of The Daily Show and avid Planned Parenthood supporter Lizz Winstead tweeted that she plans on photographing the mammogram she will receive this year at a Planned Parenthood center to try and prove that Planned Parenthood actually performs them.
Best of luck with that one, Ms. Winstead!
Over and over, we have to explain that not a single Planned Parenthood in the country offers mammograms, much less is equipped to perform them. This has been exposed time and time again. Planned Parenthood performs manual breast exams and referrals clients to other centers to have their mammograms performed. That is the extent of their breast health services. How many times do pro-lifers have to iterate this to get the point across?
If Ms. Winstead does photograph herself receiving a mammogram at any Planned Parenthood in the nation, I will literally put my own foot in my mouth and take a photograph of that.
The decisions by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold the Texas sonogram law and deny a request to rehear the appeal have set off a firestorm of complaints from pro-choice forces.
Setting aside the rhetoric, the importance of the sonogram law and the appellate decisions upholding the law can be demonstrated by considering a different opinion from a different court delivered only a few months ago.
In 2011, in Doe v. Planned Parenthood Chicago Area, the 1st District Appellate Court of Illinois rejected a woman’s lawsuit against an abortion clinic. The woman, identified as Mary Doe, previously had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic. Justice Rodolfo Garcia, writing the appellate opinion, held:
We accept as true the allegations in the plaintiff’s complaint. On December 8, 2004, the plaintiff, 19 years old and about 12 weeks pregnant, sought counseling and assistance from the defendant Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area (PP), an abortion clinic. The plaintiff asked a PP counselor whether an abortion would terminate the life of a human being in the biological sense. The counselor replied in the negative. The plaintiff told the counselor that she had been informed by a pregnancy help center that an abortion terminates the life of a human being. The counselor replied that pregnancy help centers often deliberately misrepresent the facts to prospective mothers. The counselor assured her that an abortion did not terminate the life of a human being. Given this assurance, the plaintiff decided to have an abortion that same day.