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“The Holocaust was probably less than 3% of Germany’s budget” and other responses to Planned Parenthood distortions

Much has been made of Planned Parenthood’s marketing spin about “only” 3% of their services being abortions.  This is one of their lead arguments and it has been quickly swallowed and advanced by their supporters.  It is part of their effective campaign to conflate abortions (which are increasingly unpopular — especially with young people) with birth control (which most people reflexively support).  Yes, it is deceptive, but remember that Satan is evil, not stupid.  They could separate the businesses tomorrow and have zero problems getting funding for the contraceptive side, but that will never happen.

Here are some quick responses to make when you hear the “only 3%” line.

1. So?  The Holocaust was probably less than 3% of Germany’s budget.  If part of an organization’s charter involves killing innocent but unwanted human beings, then I don’t really care what other good they allegedly do.

2. I didn’t notice a wedge in the pie chart for systematically hiding statutory rape and sex trafficking.  How much of their resources are dedicated to those well-documented activities, and shouldn’t those who perpetuate those crimes be in jail instead of getting massive Federal funding?  [Note: Human sex trafficking is one of those rare issues that unites Liberals and Conservatives, so this is a great topic to focus on.]

3. The 3% figure deliberately understates the situation.  Just do some simple math: They did 329,000 abortions for 3,000,000 clients.  That means 11% of the people walking through the doors got abortions (or, more specifically, 11% of the people came in carrying an innocent but unwanted human being but left alone).  And it is very likely that abortions consumed even more services than average.

4. HP’s PC Division sells far more accessories than computers, but which is their primary business?  You need to look at where PP gets most of their revenue, which is from abortions.  PP doesn’t pay these salaries based on how many condoms they give away, they get it from performing 329,455 abortions. (P.S. They are the 1% so I hope the Occupy Crowd protests them.)

President Cecile Richards $353,819
Chief Operating Officer Maryana Iskander $288,886
Chief Financial Officer Maria Acosta $263,443
VP of Medical Affairs Vanessa Cullins $257,115
VP of General Counsel Barbara Otten $251,379
VP of Public Policy Laurie Rubiner $248,438
VP of Operations Karen Ruffatto $247,932
VP of Affiliates Lisa David $245,322

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Please commit a couple of those responses to memory and don’t let people get away with the “only 3%” distortion.  Feel free to copy and paste without attribution.

P.S. Yes, I’m familiar with Godwin’s Law.  I’m also familiar with Simpson’s Law, which says that I’ll make all the appropriate Nazi references I like without apology.

What brief conversation made these people consider the Gospel and do a 180 on abortion?

Please watch this, then share it, then considering using this approach yourself.

In 33 minutes it covers a lot of important ground in a powerful way. It shows how people are often ignorant of history (Adolph Hitler and the Holocaust) and how carefully framing what abortion really does can quickly change hearts and minds. There is also an excellent example of how to share the Gospel with people in a simple, compelling and accurate way.

WARNING: Viewer discretion advised — not for little ones.

Kudos to Ray Comfort and all those who put this together. It is very well done.

A different kind of denier

Holocaust deniers are routinely derided for their ridiculous statements, and rightly so.  But what is sad is that there are so many Christians who perpetuate a different kind of denial about the Jewish people, and that is teaching that they don’t need the Gospel.  For example, transparently false teachers like Chuck Currie parade as ministers of the Gospel who (rightly) criticize Holocaust deniers but deride those who seek to share the Gospel with Jewish people. 

As Greg Koukl points out in Tactics (great book – go read it!), people who criticize those who try to change the religious beliefs of others live in contradiction to their own views.  After all, Jesus commissioned Christians to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).  That is one of our important religious views

So if Chuck or some other critic thinks we shouldn’t do that, then they are trying to change our religious views.  Apparently they don’t think that is such a bad thing after all, as long as they are trying to change your views and you aren’t sharing the Gospel with Jewish people.   Consistency isn’t the strong suit of liberal theologians.

Jesus shared the good news with Jewish people, most of the early Christians were Jews, the disciples shared the Gospel with Jewish people, Paul had an incredible passion for the Jews and wished he could give up his own salvation if it would save his brethren (Romans 9), and so on.  The Bible is clear that Jews need Jesus.  He’s their Messiah.  In fact, if He isn’t the Messiah then there will be no Messiah.

To paraphrase Currie, the Gospel simply cannot be denied and those that do (like him) should have no place in positions of authority in any church.

Denying important truths, whether temporal like the Holocaust or eternal like the Gospel, is a profoundly bad thing.