Marc T. Newman, Ph.D., President of MovieMinistry.com, gave a terrific presentation at the CareNet Pregnancy Center Fall Fundraiser this week.
One of the most intriguing things he mentioned was a Planned Parenthood advertisement published in 1964 to promote birth control (click the link or go to the end of this post). Read the whole thing, then consider this from the Q&A section:
Is it [birth control] an abortion?
Definitely not. An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. It may make you sterile so that when you want a child you cannot have it. Birth control merely postpones the meaning of life.
There you have it! Straight from the experts at Planned Parenthood. Read that again and try not to drown in the irony.
So Planned Parenthood used to teach that abortion kills a baby and poses medical risks to the mother. As Dr. Newman asked, what did Planned Parenthood learn since the early 1960’s that caused them to change their stance on what abortion really does?
Could it be the sonograms and 4-D ultrasounds? No, those do more than anything to promote the pro-life view. Technology is the enemy of pro-legalized-abortionists and it always will be. They might have gotten away with the “blob of tissue” argument in the 60’s, but not today. The scientific fact is that life begins at conception.
Could it be the studies showing the impact of abortion on women? No. Despite major political pressure, more studies continue to show the adverse impact abortion has on women – both physically and emotionally.
Or could it be the megabucks they make from abortions that caused them to change their minds?!
Folks, always remember that when it comes to abortion, Planned Parenthood had it right the first time:
An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health.
Be sure to quote them on that whenever you can, especially when talking to Christian(?!) pastors who support Planned Parenthood.
More on Planned Parenthood here — just your basic well documented serial felonies of covering up statutory rape. Your tax dollars at work.
19 thoughts on “Planned Parenthood vs. Planned Parenthood”
Here is another interesting article about how there is a growing awareness even among supporters of abortion that something has gone terribly wrong from what was promised:
“Few feminists, myself included, would ever have imagined that we would now be arguing for tougher abortion laws.
Our views, I suspect, have changed as a result of how abortion itself has changed.
For what I supported back then – and still do support – is the right for a woman to choose abortion as a last resort.
What I cannot support is the situation we have in Britain today where tens of thousands of women (doubtless egged on by their male partners) treat abortion as just another means of contraception – as freely available and readily accessible as the Morning-After Pill.”
It’s ironic that abortion is legal yet it is illegal to hit and harm a pregnant woman and her unborn child. If the child dies after such an incident, it is murder. If both die, the criminal is charged with two murders.
“could it be the megabucks they make from abortions that caused them to change their minds?! ”
Or could it be simply an evil and demonic deception? I’ll go with that.
Excellent find, Neil! 🙂
By the way, I love your pictures. That one of the megabucks that PP makes from abortion is a classic.
Now, if I had to venture into PP’s psyche, I think it would be a combination of the money, anti-family hatred, feminism gone rabid, and self-delusion. A lot of women don’t like the fact that men don’t get pregnant; however, the method to rectify the situation is to not get pregnant in the first place or to, once pregnant, ensure that men are held accountable for their role in such. There is nothing glamourous about feeding babies or changing diapers, but if you don’t want to do it, other people will happily adopt your child and do it for you.
“There is nothing glamourous about feeding babies or changing diapers, but if you don’t want to do it, other people will happily adopt your child and do it for you.”
True, it’s not glamorous. But it is the most noble task a woman can do, raising her own children for the glory of God because they are the least of these, they bear His image, and she is raising eternal beings.
I know most people want to throw up exceptions to stay at home moms, but let that not be an excuse to tell mothers who choose to do the godly task, that they are doing what God has called them to do, first and foremost.
While diapers are stinky, changing them is what God has called the mother to do, and He is glorified by their obedience to it.
And mothers, continue on doing what God called you to do. You ARE on the right track.
Not to go all modern woman on you, Timothy, but men can change diapers, too. 😉
Going to work is often less stressful than staying at home. You get to interact with adults; many SAHMs complain about the lack of adult discourse, interaction, and intellectual stimulation. Modern motherhood is extremely isolated. You don’t have grandmothers, aunts, and other women around to help with the diaper changes, to talk with, and to cook with. It can be a really isolated existence – and humans are NOT designed for that!
The solution to that problem isn’t to kill children or destroy the family unit; it’s to find ways to help women get adult stimulation while caring for their children and to get fathers more involved. (If child-rearing is only the duty of the mother, why do kids with active, invovled fathers do better on every mark of development?)
Yes, child-rearing is a noble task. But that doesn’t mean it has to drain the life out of you. (During the ’50s, women had three times the rate of clinical depression as did men; that number has decreased since.
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52445) When the pro-abortion movement reacts against the problems of modern motherhood, our answer shouldn’t be to tell them to pretend that those problems aren’t there (which will lead to abortion, depression, or both); we should find ways to change our society so that mothers can raise happy, healthy children while also finding contentment in their own lives.
Maybe I’m reacting viscerally because I just posted about a young woman in a Mormon cult who was told to submit to her husband to glorify God. She tried to kill herself.
Yes, men can, and DO change diapers, and feed little Joey at 4 a.m. in the morning, and at 2 a.m. if he happens to be hungry then too. 🙂
I agree that SAHM do have problems of isolation. My wife struggles with that as well, and I must admit, I’m not sure what to do about it. But I did send her to the mall with one of our neighbors with a whopping $50 for her to spend as she pleased while I watched the 2 year old, and finished my sermon… which I’m not doing for some reason. Only about 2 graphs to go… and here I am on Neil’s blog…
It’s more of a deep-rooted societal thing. If women lived with their whole extended family right down the street, they wouldn’t feel isolated at home. If their moms moved in when they had kids, they would have another adult (both to help around the house and to talk to).
It’s becoming easier for women to have careers while “at home.” Many of my female friends are considering becoming contract attorneys when they have kids – all the work is done from home and emailed in to the office (which can be hundreds of miles away). That will certainly help the isolation problem (and, of course, infants sleep like 21 hours a day, so you don’t really need to do much for them!).
Good luck with your sermon. What is the subject?
“Good luck with your sermon. What is the subject?”
Timothy told me to answer for him. He said the subject is the sin of procrastination. 🙂
Good points re. the flexibility. I should delve into Proverbs 31 sometime. It is quite a picture of an ideal wife and mother, but it doesn’t conform to the wallflower stereotypes. She appears to have a side business out of her home and buys land on her own, among other things.
I’m guilty of that, too.
Isn’t blogging a synonym for for procrastination?
Keep beating the drum Neil..most dont have the courage to do so!:)
Blogging is most definitely a synonym for procrastination. But (I think) it’s better than twiddling one’s thumbs.
by the way…
cool new theme.
Wow, I had no idea about Planned Parenthood. I wonder when they became Unplanned Unparenthood? I’ll use this info in a post sometime. Thanks!
Thanks for helping get the word out! The media hides this from people.