There are so many reasons to dislike Planned Parenthood.
Despite their claims, Planned Parenthood wants to reduce abortions as much as McDonald’s wants to sell less hamburgers. One person commented that PP offers birth control and that reduces abortions. But some of the birth control they give out has been defective (see below) and their main educational focus is to tell kids to have sex 1) whenever they want, 2) with whomever they want and 3) with a condom (also see below). Guess which steps kids will be inclined to follow and which one they are likely to ignore?
They get large amounts of government funding even though they made a profit of $63,000,000 last year as the nation’s largest abortion provider.
They ignore statutory rape. Click here for the actual audio recordings. It is chilling to hear the “advice” they give to a 13 year old claiming to have been impregnated by her 22 year old boyfriend.
Consumer Reports rated two of Planned Parenthood’s condoms as poor, and they were the lowest rated overall. Note that these are often given away for free. I’m not sure why that didn’t get attention in the mainstream media (ha!). That fiasco could have happened for one of two reasons (I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that it was #1):
- Gross incompetence by the family planning “experts.”
- The most diabolical business model I’ve ever heard of (give away free defective condoms but make up for it when they come back for abortions).
Then there is the matter of their youth website, Teenwire. They discourage parents from viewing it, of course. You can find lots of valuable advice [sarcasm intended], like the tidbit from a 14 year old girl who said that kids shouldn’t have sex until they are mature enough to know how to use a condom (assuming it isn’t a defective Planned Parenthood condom) and their official advice that, “Hooking up is only one way to get close to someone.” It follows the same philosophy they use in the classroom, which is to steer kids away from parental authority and to make decisions about sexuality on their own. They don’t offer any limits to children, other than telling them that the kids should decide when they are “ready.” They encourage them to experiement with sex and their sexual orientation. More here and here.
It is hard to believe, but PP Canada’s teen site is even worse! Most of the offenses are too perverse to list on this blog, but here is a sample of how they encourage kids to ignore their parents and their religion:
“Maybe your religion or parents are influencing your decision. Take control. Remind yourself that what you do is always a choice. You choose whether to follow the values if your religion. You choose whether to be honest with your parents. They may not be easy choices, and others may not agree with the choices you make. But they are still YOUR choices and they should be based on what’s important to you.”
It is not surprising that Planned Parenthood dislikes Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). They repeatedly lie about PRCs, and they are at it again. They think it is manipulative when PRCs give free ultrasounds to women, even though that is just showing the women what is really inside them. I thought the pro-abortion movement was about recognizing that women could handle all the facts and make decisions for themselves.
They trot out “clergy” who are pro-abortion and even claim that Jesus would be pro-choice, as if the author of life (Acts 3:15) would recommend crushing and dismembering the unborn. Worse yet, their clergy board “oppose laws requiring either notification of or consent by the parents of teens who seek to end a pregnancy.” (See related post here.)
Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, had a “unique” philosophy that PP tries to downplay.
Here’s a video where Planned Parenthood fantasized about blowing up “anti-choicers,” among other things. Ask yourself why you never heard about this in the mainstream media. Imagine if the roles were reversed and a pro-life group had made a video attacking pro-abortionists. The media would still be playing it up.
Planned Parenthood lists organizations such as Focus on the Family as Terrorists and Extremists Organizations. I realize they have ideological enemies, but that seems a little over the top.
You can read here about Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer funds to open a for-profit clinic for the well-to-do.
The Dawn Patrol reports that Planned Parenthood is now branching out to distributing drug paraphernalia.
Fortunately there are many organizations like STOPP and Houston Coalition for Life that are working to stop Planned Parenthood.
More pro-life information here.