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Pro-life woman launches alternative to disturbing Planned Parenthood app

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(Pregnancy Help News) A disturbing app marketed to kids by Planned Parenthood has prompted the creation of a healthy, pro-life alternative.

Two years ago, Planned Parenthood launched the “sexual health” chatbot app called Roo with a flippant tweet:

“A robot that answers your sexual health questions accurately, doesn’t judge, and is freakin’ adorable? Yes please.”  

While the abortion giant says the app is directed at 13–17-year-olds, any child of any age can access it 24/7. Kids can ask any question they like, or pick from pre-written questions, ranging from relationships to pornography to “transgender” issues.

Planned Parenthood’s app makes clear the abortion business’s belief that sexual activity is perfectly fine at any age and that abortion is ‘healthcare.’ Those behind Roo emphasize that there is no judging on the app.

“Planned Parenthood knows that young people need developmentally appropriate and accurate information about relationships, their bodies, and sex, without feeling shamed or judged for their curiosity,” the abortion giant said, according to a report from CNSNews, “and research has shown that chatbot technology can lower users’ fears and increase their willingness to disclose personal information.”

Roo teaches about “masturbation” and “reproductive health” (abortion).

READ: Illinois Planned Parenthood calls 911 due to botched second trimester abortion

The app can easily book an appointment for a user at the nearest Planned Parenthood with a simple click of a link at the bottom of the screen.

“Everything that Planned Parenthood can offer, in a nutshell, is that they want to confuse youth about their sexuality, get them addicted to sex,” said Theresa Barbale, the woman behind a forthcoming pro-life alternative app, MyMentor. “They want them to be dependent on contraceptives, and they want them ultimately as clients for abortion, or they want their significant other as a client for abortion.”

In addition to downplaying sexual risks, marriage, and talking to parents, kids can order abortion pills through the Planned Parenthood Roo app, according to Barbale.

Among the concerns over chemical abortion is access to the abortion drugs without seeing a doctor or having an ultrasound to confirm the age of the unborn child and rule out ectopic pregnancy and other conditions. In some states the pills can be obtained without parental consent.

Abortion pills are legal in the U.S. for up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, but without an in-person exam from a doctor procuring abortion drugs via Roo means the user will not be medically confirming how many weeks along they are in their pregnancy, a real safety issue.

Sex trafficking is another area concern, as Barbale noted that if abortion pills are provided without in-person appointments it will be easier for traffickers to obtain them.

Barbale, executive director of Life Network of Southwest Florida, was aware of Planned Parenthood’s efforts to sell more contraception and abortion via Roo and saw the need for a pro-family, pro-life alternative.

Outrage over the unhealthy and immoral Roo app and finding that south Florida schools were pointing kids to it prompted Barbale to create MyMentor.

“We know Planned Parenthood’s strategy of targeting teens, and even pre-teens,” Barbale said in a report from LifeSiteNews. “Get into the schools, reach them online, hold teen nights, and more. Now their Roo app aims to further distance kids from their parents’ advice and involvement on issues of sex, gender, contraception, and abortion.”…

Continue reading entire article at Pregnancy Help News.

Editor’s Note: This article was published at Pregnancy Help News and is reprinted here with permission.

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