Speaking of Desperation: Planned Parenthood’s Sinking Deeper

I think an eHarmony list can lend some insight into Planned Parenthood:  Planned Parenthood is desperate.  eHarmony has a list entitled, “Seven Signs of a Desperate Dater.”  As I read through the list, I noticed that it perfectly describes Planned Parenthood’s current state.  Tell me if you agree.

First, let’s define our terms, though.  (If you haven’t noticed yet, I happen to LOVE definitions.)  I also love words.  Words have definitions.  They are important.  So, desperation is “a state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior.”  And to despair is “to be overcome by a sense of futility or defeat.”

Many people are currently predicting that abortion will end soon.  This means that Planned Parenthood will no longer be a valid organization, and our country will change for the better.  I happen to agree.  True justice and equality always make the world a better place.  True justice and equality include every innocent person getting the equal right to life.  But enough of my rabbit trail; let’s get to eHarmony’s list, as applied to Planned Parenthood.

1)       Desperate Organizations are ALWAYS Available.  Uh, yeah.  Definitely too available.  I wrote earlier about Planned Parenthood’s new ad campaign which clearly speaks of desperation.  Planned Parenthood wants men and women to know that they are the “sexual fantasy,” “private area,” “quickie,” and “sexual partner” we’ve all been looking for.  Who wants an organization to be that available?

2)      Desperate Organizations are Clingy.  Heard of Planned Parenthood’s “Women Are Watching” campaign?  Its slogan includes a huge, nasty eye right in the middle of “women.”  The issues they claim women are watching include support for Planned Parenthood (number one on their list, of course), Title X and state family planning programs, sex education and teen pregnancy prevention programs, support for new health care reform law, access to abortion care, and HPV and cervical cancer.  It appears very odd to me that Planned Parenthood’s women aren’t watching the One Child Policy in China, the widespread gendercide against women, or the onslaught of human trafficking—all issues that hurt women.  And please, whatever you’re watching, Planned Parenthood, I don’t need the image of your supposedly all-seeing eye clinging to my dreams.

3)      Desperate Organizations Need Constant Relationship Status Updates.  I’m not the only one who thinks that Planned Parenthood’s “Choice on Earth” Christmas card campaign went way too far.  Are they really that desperate to highlight the status of “choice,” that they need to mock a holiday in which Jesus, Who first came to Earth as an unborn child, was born?  Apparently so.

4)      Desperate Organizations Fish for Compliments.  Guilty again.  On Planned Parenthood’s “Get Involved” section of their website, they ask for people to contribute stories.  But instead of just leaving it at that or giving a simple explanation, they ask:  “Are you among the one in five American women (or one of the countless men) who has been helped by Planned Parenthood at some point in your life?”  As if that’s not enough, they continue, “Fill out the form below to share your story about how Planned Parenthood has been there for you, your family, or your friends.”  Because of course, in the end, it’s all about Planned Parenthood.

5)      Desperate Organizations Drop Their Friends.  It’s pretty clear what Planned Parenthood thinks of their friends when you look at how they’ve treated the Komen Foundation.  Typically, grantees don’t spill the beans to the media or get all over grantors for choosing to end their funding.  But Planned Parenthood’s anything but typical.  They’d rather attempt to save face than keep a friend.  You can read more about the inside scoop here.

6)      Desperate Organizations Drop Their Standards.  This one’s pretty self-explanatory when you combine their Choice on Earth campaign with their crude new ad campaign.

7)      Desperate Organizations Rationalize Bad Treatment.  In this case, their treatment of other human beings.  However, this one’s not new to the track record of Planned Parenthood.  They harvest money by the boatloads from abortion.  Planned Parenthood is always, continually, constantly, never-endingly (yes, I just made up that word)—rationalizing their bad treatment of other human beings.

Yep, I’d say Planned Parenthood’s looking more desperate by the day.

55 thoughts on “Speaking of Desperation: Planned Parenthood’s Sinking Deeper

  1. What are you going to do when you are no longer a relevant organization?

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    1. I work at a pregnancy clinic where a major concern is to make sure that women don’t have abortions, and I wonder the same thing sometimes… I think the fight will last much longer than the repeal of Roe v. Wade

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      1. Nice to hear, Jordan. 

        I would love for pro-life organizations to become obsolete – that would be ideal!   However,  we’ve got a long way to go.  Pro-lifers like me are also working to eliminate ‘assisted suicide’ and the death penalty.  Planned Parenthood isn’t the only professional killing organization in the world.

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        1. With you on the death penalty. Just curious. Did LiveAction or any pro-life groups have any official reaction to the shameless display in September when the debate crowd cheered Rick Perry’s record of executions?

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          1. Why do you display concern for convicted criminals but no concern for innocent children?

            With me on that but not with me on feticide and infanticide?  Who’s being a hypocrite?  Why do you divide humans into a group we can kill and a group we can’t kill?  That’s inconsistent and wrong.

          2. Thanks, Ninek. It’s always amusing to me when pro-choicers think they’ve boxed in pro-lifers if they’re in favor of the death penalty. 

            I’ve never gotten a lucid answer to why one would be against the rare killing of a person guilty of slaughtering people but wants to protect the perceived right to routinely slaughter innocent life. It’s especially confusing when death penalty opponents cite “fetal alcohol syndrome” as a mental illness that they say disqualifies a murderer from execution; they would have been okey-dokey with killing the killer *before* he was born.

            Try and wrap your head around this one, Oedipa – we are all, as the Declaration of Independence says, created equal with unalienable rights. But when one uses his or her freedom to deny another their life, they have forfeited their right to live freely.

            Execution ought to be for the worst of the worst.  It should never be for the least guilty of all, the unborn.

          3. Sadly, the pro-abortionists stand on the fact that they do not consider a child conceived in the womb to be a baby,rather, they refer to the child as a fetus or blob of tissue. This somehow makes them feel less guilty for ending its existence. This viewpoint is inhuman to me and makes me fear for the future of our country. As a mother, I will never understand how a woman could encourage another woman to kill her unborn child. It isn’t natural at all! In fact, it makes me wonder if they have completely desensitized themselves after so many senseless killings. 

      2. Maybe you can spend all your time (and money) raising funds to pay for all the extra babies that are now in the world because of your work. Maybe you could be a school guidance counselor and help them find jobs when they reach 18? Or do you actually not care once they pass the birth canal? Maybe you can explain to your grand children why taxes are so high and why the world is overpopulated. Maybe that can be your new obsession. Or maybe you could work for marriage equality. 

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        1. Do you have proof that taxes will be higher? Do you have proof supporting your claim that the earth is over populated? Do you mean to tell me that human life is not worth the time, effort, and money it would take to sustain it? And what does marriage equality have to do with any of this? There are forums for that. This is not one of them.

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        2. Do you have proof that taxes will be higher? Do you have proof supporting your claim that the earth is over populated? Do you mean to tell me that human life is not worth the time, effort, and money it would take to sustain it? And what does marriage equality have to do with any of this? There are forums for that. This is not one of them.

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          1. Well since you’re such do-gooders, I was sure you’d take up other righteous causes. Unless of course, it’s only ones that your religions care about. 

        3. Pro-lifers DO care about children once they pass the birth canal, that’s why we run the pregnancy resource centers that you pro-abortion-choicers are so keen to shut down (i.e. in NYC, San Francisco, etc.). PRCs provide, food, shelter, medical, clothing, job training, job referrals, counseling, baby items, adoption referrals, babysitting, etc. Please do your homework before accusing.

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          1. do YOUR homework before giving out your propaganda, they provide those services until the babies are born, and sometimes not at all. 

          2. One (out of many) examples of how wrong you are: http://www.maggiesplace.org/

            Also, by your logic, one can’t be against domestic violence unless one is willing to fully feed, support, clothe, and educate domestic violence victims. I assume, then, you do not condemn domestic violence for this reason…?

          3. Wade, that is not true. We run these centers. We know what they provide. And if they are unable to provide services because they lack funds, that is a tragedy, not something you can use to celebrate your victory over us. Check out Planned Parenthood’s tax returns and compare them to any pro-life organization. We need your help, your donations, if you do care about women in crisis like we do. Please! Donate to your local crisis pregnancy center so these women have a stronger chance of success in life. This is no time to throw out the baby with the bloodied bath water.

          4. Why on God’s earth would I donate to a crisis pregnancy center that peddles lies and bullies women? And no it’s not a tragedy when they lack funds, it’s their deliberate and premeditated policy because they do NOT CARE about women or their babies, just their religious agenda. Save the baby, just as long as it gets out the birth canal, then who cares!?. And by the way, a large part of my work is in assisting victims of relationship violence and sexual assault, I actually work with real people with real problems (the ones you would like to bear their rapist’s spawn as “Gift’s of God” by the way).

          5.  If  “a large part of [your] work is in assisting victims of …sexual assault,” how do you feel about the fact that LiveAction was able to prove  PP workers are prone to urge statutory rape victims to lie about the age of their impregnators in violation of law? 

          6. Also, Wade, we have people at the Super Bowl today to try and rescue young women who are victims of sex trafficking, right here in our country. Please, please help us fight injustice and help women. Donate!!!

        4. By your logic we should start showing up at daycare centers and killing all those extra babies that are taking up space in our world. If you are so concerned about there being too many people in the world why not do us all a favor and take yourself out of it.

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          1. Thank you, for showing the true nature of the so-called “pro-life” movement, you’re as hateful, vindictive and mean-spirited as you accuse others of. Thanks for your proof! 

          2. Until that last sentence of yours, I was going to say  that at least most of you are mature and actually will talk with people on the issues (and most of you aren’t hateful, Kimberly’s obviously having a bad day).

          3. Case in point re the article…I’m sensing desperation…

        5. Also the world is not overpopulated. Go to pop.org and then you can put that argument to rest.

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        6. A little unkindly phrased but your “advice” is good! I know you were responding with sarcasm but the truth is, everyone should be caring for the children in our world, donating time and money to help those less fortunate or simply living in ignorance. As for overpopulation, I refer back to a previous thought and ask why don’t we encourage abstinence before marriage? That would certainly cut down on the number of unattended children! 

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      1. The author’s post is another sophomoric attempt to marry a pseudo-intellectual concept (eHarmony? Really? We’re analyzing organizational behavior based on eHarmony?) with her ideological wishful thinking. Frankly the comments section is way more interesting.

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    2. Pro-life and Live Action will always be relevant groups- 

      Pro-lifers care about ALL human life, and after abortion ends most of us will likely spend our time finding another human rights cause to champion in place of unborn babies, including but not limited to: the death penalty, euthanasia, modern slavery, sex trafficking, etc.

      That is not to say we do not abhor, fight against, or work to end those things now- a lot of us do- but merely that we will be redirecting the time/energy/money spent on abortion to other issues.

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      1. how very pro-life of you, and as a teenager would say “lol.” 

        Grow up. 

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    1. This isn’t a news organization. It’s a Pro-Life web site. I don’t understand you point other than to just be mean and nasty because the author doesn’t agree with you.

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      1. I think Lauren means there’s a proclivity here to be self-congratulatory about the demise of PP. It’s pure fantasy. Go to the Washington Post this morning. Well sourced above the fold article about how it’s Komen that is scrambling, changing it’s rationale and trying to tamp down an internal insurrection.

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    2. This isn’t a news organization. It’s a Pro-Life web site. I don’t understand you point other than to just be mean and nasty because the author doesn’t agree with you.

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    1. Boy, I didn’t know how powerful eHarmony was. Maybe we can parse it for a solution to the jobs crisis. Or find meaning in it to apply to the Iranian impasse. Can it predict the Super Bowl winner!? Wow! I’m going there now!

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        1. Anything of your own to add? My point was that eHarmony is a ludicrous source to use to analyze organizational behavior. It says more about Ms. Brown’s dating life than anything else. What was your point? That you can cut and paste?

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          1. It’s my choice to commend her on a well written article. What’s that? I’m not entitled to my “choice”. Choice only matters to you people when it’s someone “choosing” abortion. Let’s be honest here that’s all this whole thing is about. Now go attack someone else with your hateful, ugly and bitter comments.

          2. Am I not right? How is it ugly to question how a serious writer, on a serious subject, can actually use a dating website as a structure to critique … well, anything. Except maybe to critique another dating site.

            Unfortunately, serious writing is on short supply around here. Just cheerleading. I’ll borrow from Lauren, directly below: “This is not productive journalism.”

          3. I am not going to debate whether she is a serious writer or not. I will say so far I haven’t read anything of hers that was anything less than brilliant. This is an op-ed piece. Perhaps you are mistaken on the concept. She is certainly not making light of the topic. The abortion industry spends millions of dollars a year trying to make light of what it does. Catchy slogans every ridiculous term they can use to deny the murder that it is. Sometimes taking the same approach that the baby butcher industry takes can reach more people. Maybe you are just jealous of her writing skills or could it be that she’s winning at their own game that has you so angry.

          4. No, not jealous, but thanks for your concern in that regard.

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  2. BREAKING NEWS:  Komen revises funding policy

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation Friday announced it
    would revise a controversial new policy that barred the organization
    from funding Planned Parenthood.

    The foundation said that Planned Parenthood would now be eligible to
    apply for grants. It did not, however, address other reasons Komen has
    cited for why it might choose not to approve such grants.

    Planned Parenthood celebrated the news as a victory.

    “We are enormously grateful that the Komen Foundation has clarified its
    grantmaking criteria, and we look forward to continuing our partnership
    with Komen partners, leaders and volunteers,” said Planne d Parenthood
    president Cecile Richards in a statement. “What these past few days have
    demonstrated is the deep resolve all Americans share in the fight
    against cancer, and we honor those who are at the helm of this battle.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/komen-revises-funding-policy/2012/02/03/gIQAVRa3mQ_story.html?hpid=z1

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  3. Kristie, you are a confused young woman. And while you may love words and definitions, you certainly don’t love facts. You should do quite a bit more reading of materials other than those produced by opponents of choice for women and maybe your analysis write will make sense.

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    1. Why don’t you abortion advocates stop hiding behind ‘choice’ and say what you really mean: snuffing new humans.  Cowards.

      We are not opponents of the choice between paper and plastic.  We oppose the “choice” to kill innocent people who can’t fight back.  Bullies.

      I’m so sick of abortion euphemisms.  You have no cajones.

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      1. We are not abortion advocates I know of no one who thinks abortions are a great thing and lets just all go out and have one.  We do not believe that you or anyone else has the right to tell us what to do with our bodies.  

        Why don’t pro-life organizations get their tentacles out of politics and start dealing with the root of the problem which is unwanted pregnancies.  How do you stop unwanted pregnancies?  Education and contraception. Tell your teenagers about sex and give them birth control.  Ignorance causes unwanted babies.

        How about some compassion and a help up for young pregnant women – so they have somewhere to go if they are pregnant and don’t know what to do.  Some Catholic charities have organizations like this.

        I don’t know where this women gets her idea that you are close to making abortion illegal – you are far from it.  Even if you do it will still be happening down dark alleys, in unsanitary conditions, in every unsafe way imaginable.  You are fools not to attack the root of the problem – abortion is just a symptom of unwanted pregnancy which is a problem that can be vastly diminished with a little more attention.

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        1. You can do whatever you want with your body. Your body, your choice. (Except, of course, you can’t do illegal drugs. Or drive drunk. Or get a tattoo if you’re underage. Or… I digress.)

          You cannot, or rather should not, do whatever you want with an unborn baby’s body. S/he has different DNA, so his/her body is not yours to do with as you wish.

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        2. I can’t get over the way people continually push for sex education coupled with contraception devices thrust into the hands of our young people. We as responsible adults need to teach our children and teenagers the sacredness of sex, the original intent of this act, and the importance of abstinence till marriage. Our young people need to understand the true joy that is found in waiting for the right person in the right time…having waited for intimacy till marriage myself, I can testify to the guilt-free existence this brings! We need to help our young people to grow and mature, not to find a way to enjoy the “fun” and get out of the consequences! 

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          1. If your way is to teach your children to be abstinent that is fine, if it works. But what we are doing is not working and it has been shown many times that education and birth control reduce pregnancies.

  4. People, its a blog on a pro-life website. Its actually pretty funny, and quite creative. Could all y’all pro-choicers stop trolling, please?

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  5. “This means that Planned Parenthood will no longer be a valid organization, and our country will change for the better.”
    That isn’t true. For many many years Planned Parenthood clinics didn’t do abortions but clinics were all over the country. You forget that abortion comprises 3% of PPs services. If they stopped doing abortion they would just continue with their other valuable services.

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  6. The younger generation, the future, is being taught by planned (pre-meditated murder) “parenthood” to kill their own children!  Fortunately, not all of our young people are pulled in by pp’s evil claw, but the rest of them would do well to WAKE UP to the reality. 

    PP and all other abortionists and their accessories live in nice homes, drive nice cars, wear fashionable attire, buy everything they could ever need or want with their blood-money incomes……and can’t even bat an eyelash or flush with the shame of how they acquired it…..through the crime of child murder. SO WHAT IF THE SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS THESE BABIES NON-PERSONS?! Everybody KNOWS they are deadly wrong, even if one goes to great lengths to believe what the Supreme Court falsely avers. 

    Babies are people, no matter how little, at no matter what stage of development.  Even after human beings are born, we go through various stages of growth.  God did not design it to happen all at once!  

    Babies are meant to be safe and enjoy peace in their mothers’ wombs, delivered into caring hands, then given to their mothers to love them, nurture them, cuddle them, sing to them, teach them, and (hopefully) finally see them as mature, fully grown and responsible adult children, who may one day take care of them in their old age.  This is how God means for it to be.

    How many people in this country or world ever give a thought to the imminent possibility of a great chastisement because the genocide, the holocaust, the serial murders of millions upon millions of children does not stop, in fact, has been “legal” for 39+ years in this country and pp wants to step up their murdering activities. These are crimes deserving life sentences in prison!

    GOD HELP US SOON !

    Sincerely, Mary

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