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Planned Parenthood captures abortion monopoly in Texas

Planned Parenthood abortion monopoly in TexasUPDATE 7/24, 5:20a: We got great news yesterday, that the abortion rate in Texas has dropped by 13% since November, when the new pro-life law began taking effect. This represents 9,200 babies saved from abortion!

7/23, 7:32a: On September 1 a new pro-life law will take effect in Texas that requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, abortionists to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic, and the abortion pill RU-486 to be dispensed per FDA protocol.

And on that day Planned Parenthood will seize control of the Texas abortion market, since it will at that point own six* of the eight remaining abortion clinics.

Abortion’s new underground railroad

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 the median cost of a first-trimester abortion was just under $500. Add the bus travel or gas and up to three nights in a hotel, and the cost can jump by several hundred dollars. That’s the impetus behind Clinic Action Support Network, which was founded last summer in […]

NYC abortion clinic: We “release” late periods, end “invisible” pregnancies

by Kelli SofTouch® is the safest, most noninvasive method. The doctor simply inserts a soft flexible tube through the natural opening of your cervix, and applies gentle pressure. This quietly “releases” your late period and induces a miscarriage. Because it is a natural release there is immediate recovery and you can rest assured that when […]

Peek into meeting of Texas abortion activists shows pathetic disarray

9140788925_5898d68d86As the one-year anniversary approached of the passage in Texas of House Bill 2, a wide-ranging piece of pro-life legislation, I wrote a post, “Texas abortion allies try to ‘recapture the energy’ they said they’d never lose.”

When July 12 came and went without much more than Twitter angst, it became clear to those on the outside the 2013 spark had died.

But does the view from the inside match?

Notes from the July 2 meeting of Dallas for Reproductive Justice, attended by six people, give a glimpse of a statewide movement that is a dying ember of its momentarily fired up former self. And if the pro-abortion furor we saw inspired by Wendy Davis in Texas last year can’t be sustained, where can it be?

BREAKING Live Action Planned Parenthood Exposed Part 2: whips, asphyxiation

Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains BDSM sex

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been much in the news of late.

A couple weeks ago it was revealed that its Aurora abortion clinic has abortion quotas and gives awards for “exceeding abortion visits.”

Last week we learned of a lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Denver abortion clinic for not following legal protocol when aborting a 13-year-old in 2012, who it turns out was being sexually abused by her stepfather. Not only did Planned Parenthood commit the abortion and not report the incident to authorities, it gave her a birth control injection against her will, and sent her back to her abuser.

Today, Live Action released the second in its “SEXED: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids” series, which exposes “counselors” at two Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains clinics – Littleton and Lakewood –  advising an investigator they thought was a 15-year-old how to engage in dangerous BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism) sexual behavior. 

Planned Parenthood tweets pic Lady Liberty holding birth control pills

by Kelli The organization’s message came after the recent uproar over the Supreme Court’s decision that for-profit company owners with religious objections to providing coverage for abortion-inducing drugs could be excluded from the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate. Taking to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, Planned Parenthood sent an additional “Happy 4th of July” message as a reminder […]

BREAKING: Planned Parenthood announces closure of three Indiana clinics

Three Planned Parenthood clinics closing abortion feedersThe 4th of July is starting out with a real bang!

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced July 2 it is closing three Indiana clinics this summer, in Bedford, Madison, and Warsaw.

None of the three are abortion clinics; they are all feeders.

On its website the Planned Parenthood affiliate indicates the Bedford and Warsaw clinics will shutter on July 25. No date is listed for Madison’s closure.

Insider photo verifies Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas

Evidence of Planned Parenthood abortion quotas, awards

The photo above was taken by a former Planned Parenthood employee, who forwarded it to former Planned Parenthood clinic manager Abby Johnson, a converted pro-life activist. Abby explained what the award meant:

Journo calls out Planned Parenthood for false hysteria

Planned Parenthood accuses NBC of not airing Obvious Child movie with word abortionAt The Wrap it was “an individual to [sic] knowledge of the situation” who whispered in its ear that NBC was refusing to air an ad for the pro-abortion movie Obvious Child if it included the word “abortion.” 

At Bustle this news came “according to The Wrap,” i.e., Chinese telephone.

It was “sources” who told the New York Post’s Page 6 and “a source [who] told Page 6″ when the rumor jumped across the pond to The Daily Mail.

Finally, the source revealed itself to The Hill as Planned Parenthood Action Fund (although NARAL was the source elsewhere), and to its credit, The Hill properly investigated and shot Planned Parenthood’s false hysteria down (even if the post’s title perpetuated the abortion giant’s Pinnochio):

Yard sale at Planned Parenthood abortion clinic

~ Facebook post by Six Rivers Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Eureka, California

NY birth/abortion center hopes to “lessen stigma” of abortion

morrisonby Kelli

At a time when abortion rights are in jeopardy — Louisiana’s governor recently signed a bill that would close three of the state’s five clinics that offer abortions, Texas is likely to have only six clinics by September, because of a draconian new law, and other states are cracking down — fresh ideas like this might lessen the stigma of abortion….

Texas abortion allies try to “recapture the energy” they said they’d never lose

Texas pro-choice energy #fightbacktx

Would the magic last?

Three weeks after her infamous June 25, 2013, 11-hour filibuster, climaxing  days of demonstrations by proponents on both sides of the abortion issue, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was asked that by a reporter at The Texas Observer. She responded to the affirmative:

Your tax dollars at work: Planned Parenthood hosts “condom crafting”

Planned Parenthood condom crafting abortion

The occasion was the opening of a new commuter rail line in Minneapolis/St. Paul, for which Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota had been “waiting excitedly… for a long, long time.”

Planned Parenthood Indy’s BDSM pusher “no longer employed” – a LIE?

Terminated Planned Parenthood BDSM employeeUPDATE 6/13 7:10a: Planned Parenthood claims it was lying to Live Action on the call. According to USAToday.com:

A Planned Parenthood official acknowledged the staff member who took the call Thursday set up an appointment for the woman posing as the teen, even though she knew it was a Live Action operative.

Planned Parenthood staff went along with the caller’s request to meet with the specific counselor only because the agency would never tell a client about confidential personnel or employee issues, said spokeswoman Tammy Lieber.

“We knew it was a fake,” she said.

UPDATE 6/12 5:20p:  Here’s the audio.

UPDATE 6/12 2:45p: Per Lila Rose on Facebook, Live Action made a follow-up call to the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood today and was told the supposedly ex-staffer was still working there. Stay tuned.

6/12 12:11p: The first casualty of Live Action’s new investigation exposing Planned Parenthood’s proclivity to introduce minors to the dark and dangerous world of BDSM has been seen. According to IndyStar.com last night:

NEW Live Action undercover video: Planned Parenthood Indy teaches 15-yr-old BDSM

Planned Parenthood Indianapolis teaching BDSM to minor

After revealing the subject of its new investigative series yesterday, today Live Action released its first video exposing Planned Parenthood’s dangerous and disgusting practice of teaching underage girls how to engage in violent BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, masochism) sexual activities.

The video shows a staffer at the Midtown Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, Indiana, taking it upon herself – without being asked – to introduce Live Action’s investigator she thought was 15 years old, to the dangerous world of BDSM [warning: vulgarity from here on out]:

Planned Parenthood sanitizes BDSM websites

At some point in recent months Planned Parenthood thought to add an advisory to its “Getting Kinky – BDSM 101″ post, likely after conservative news sources drew attention to it in late February. A video from that post was featured in a trailer today by Live Action, promoting its new investigation into PP’s dangerous practice of counseling kids on how to engage in torture sex.

Here’s how the site looks today, with the responsible looking disclaimer…

Planned Parenthood website and video June 2014

As Live Action noted, “[T]his is an attempt to cover tracks – the tone, structure, and overall character of the video make it clear that it is intended for teenagers.”

Indeed, here’s how the youthful site looked according to the Wayback Machine in June 2013, sans any warning…

BREAKING Live Action investigation: Planned Parenthood teaches kids violent, kinky sex

Live Action investigation: Planned Parenthood counselors instruct kids on violent, kinky sex

Today Live Action released the trailer for a new investigation, “SEXED: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids”…

Planned Parenthood: Ok to put pro-choice rosaries on ovaries removes offensive “Pastoral Letter to Patients”

Planned Parenthood pastoral letter to patients

Keep_Your_Rosaries_Off_My_Ovaries_3UPDATE 6/9 12:20p: Planned Parenthood has removed its offensive “Pastoral Letter to Patients.” (Clear your cookies before checking link. Read archived letter here, on page 3.)

Either criticism reached critical mass, or as Alliance Defending Freedom’s Casey Mattox noted at LifeNews.com, Planned Parenthood decided it was a bad idea to concur that religion plays a part in deciding whether to get an abortion:

I write to express my agreement with Planned Parenthood, reflected in the publication of this pastoral letter, that for many women their religious beliefs will be very relevant to their decision about whether to have an abortion.

Planned Parenthood CEO’s annual salary now exceeds $500,000

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards 2012-13 salary now exceeds $500k
According to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2012 IRS Form 990, CEO Cecile Richards made over one-half million dollars – $523,616, to be exact – for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.

Medical Examiner: Woman died of cardiac arrest during abortion

The cause of death reflects the subsequent effects of the cardiopulmonary arrest the decedent suffered during a pregnancy termination procedure. ~ Medical Examiner’s report on Lakisha Wilson (pictured right), age 22, who died on March 28, one week after submitting to a late-term abortion at Preterm, an abortion business in Cleveland, Ohio, via Operation Rescue, […]

Swanky art auction held for fraudulent Planned Parenthood affiliate


“A fool and his money are soon parted” is a phrase that came to mind when reading the May 26 Houston CultureMap story, “Auction party: The stakes are raised for Planned Parenthood at this artful River Oaks bash,” about a “Fine Art Auction benefitting Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.”

Houston’s pro-abortion elite are either unaware or pretending not to notice that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is up to its ears in legal trouble.

BREAKING: Live Action launches “Planned Parenthood EXPOSED” campaign

Live Action Planned Parenthood ExposedToday, Lila Rose and the Live Action team are launching a new comprehensive campaign, “Lies, Corruption, and Scandal: Six Years of Exposing Planned Parenthood.”

Beginning today, Live Action will hand-deliver a packet to every U.S. congressman and senator that includes a cover letter  providing an overview of Live Action’s investigative findings against Planned Parenthood over the course of six years, and a  report detailing Planned Parenthood’s expansive malfeasance.

At the same time Live Action is conducting a public campaign by unveiling a new website, PlannedParenthoodExposed.com, launching a petition drive, and releasing a video that gives a truly shocking six minute synopsis of Live Action’s six years of undercover investigations of the United States’ largest abortion corporation.

Those findings include:

Pro-choice film collaborated with Planned Parenthood

by Carder Robespierre’s commitment to accuracy was such that she sent Planned Parenthood a draft of her script and shot the appointment scene at a local branch. “There are colors there - you can’t recreate them on a soundstage,” she says. “I don’t know where they get their paint from. Like a special Planned Parenthood hardware […]

BREAKING: Planned Parenthood closes Kansas clinic after defunded

breakingGreat news as we enter the Memorial Day weekend! From the Associated Press, this afternoon:

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced Friday it plans to close its Hays health center to save its larger Wichita clinic in the wake of an appeals court ruling that let Kansas strip its federal family planning funding.

Kansas Planned Parenthood defies informed consent law

Planned Parenthood breaking the law Kansas Overland ParkOn May 16, an embattled law finally took effect in Kansas that forced abortion clinics to provide a link to the state’s “Woman’s Right to Know” webpage.

This verbiage was mandated to precede the link, all on the abortion clinic’s home page:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment maintains a website containing information about the development of the unborn child, as well as video of sonogram images of the unborn child at various stages of development. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s website can be reached by clicking here. www.womansrighttoknow.org

Three of Kansas’s four abortion clinics have complied, albeit with derogatory preambles or very small print.

BREAKING: Third Medicaid fraud lawsuit emerges against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

breakingA third lawsuit has emerged accusing  Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast of committing Medicaid fraud.

Former PPGC accounts receivable manager Patricia Carroll is alleging her former employer falsified Medicaid claim forms and double billed.

Carroll joins former Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast employee Karen Reynolds, who won her case in 2013 and received a $1.25 million bounty from the $4.3 million settlement paid by PPGC to Obama’s Department of Justice, and former PPGC employee Abby Johnson, whose lawsuit accusing PPGC of $6 million in fraud is still pending.

Planned Parenthood didn’t report 911 call to state because hemorrhaging “not unusual”

ambulance091609Planned Parenthood Keystone had a novel excuse for failing to report the ambulance transfer of a patient to the Pennsylvania  Department of Health, as required by law.

When DOH inspected Planned Parenthood Keystone’s Allentown abortion clinic on February 27, 2014, it was surprised to learn a patient had begun hemorrhaging after her abortion on March 15, 2013, and taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Court docs reveal why Birmingham Planned Parenthood closed, plus two docs in trouble

imageFor months the Birmingham, Alabama, Planned Parenthood has maintained a shroud of secrecy surrounding its “temporary” closing in December 2013.

The abortion giant is only now coming clean after the Alabama Attorney General and Alabama Department of Health filed a legal brief on May 13 revealing exactly why the Birmingham Planned Parenthood shut down.

Planned Parenthood drops Kansas defunding challenge

Planned Parenthood drops Kansas defunding challengeHere’s news so good I couldn’t let the weekend pass by without mentioning it. From the Associated Press, May 9:

Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri dropped its legal challenge Friday to a Kansas law that stripped two of its Kansas clinics of federal money for family planning….

70 physicians join pro-lifers to block new Planned Parenthood abortion clinic


On May 3, a group of 70 physicians took out a full page ad on page 2 of the Osceola News Gazette to encourage Kissimmee, Florida, citizens to join them in attempting to keep Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando from opening an abortion mill in their community, which is just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World.

NARAL lied: No “deceptive” pregnancy center ads pulled by Google

NARAL - Thank You Google On April 28 NARAL made a media splash by claiming it had gotten Google to remove a large number of “deceptive ads from anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers.”

And those “deceptions,” if true, were major whoppers.

From the Washington Post:

Pro-choicers memorialize creator of “abortion counselors”

by Carder Shortly after the Roe decision, [Terry] Beresford left Preterm and took a position as director of counseling at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. There she inaugurated a series of workshops on counseling techniques that drew people (mainly, though not exclusively, women) from all over the country who were being hired in the recently-opened clinics. […]

Archbishop calls Planned Parenthood a modern-day Judas

We do come here to judge the unconscionable greed behind the doctors, nurses and supporters of Planned Parenthood, who, for 30 pieces of silver, offer a quick fix to such women, rather than helping than helping them find a real solution to their problems. ~ St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, at the annual […]

BREAKING: PA gov to investigate Planned Parenthood abortion clinic for compromising inspections

This is exciting news… and so fast! Excerpt from a LifeNews.com story today by Micaiah Bilger: Documents from an abortion center in Allentown have prompted state officials to investigate whether the center may be dodging unannounced state inspections. A Planned Parenthood in Allentown allegedly rescheduled abortion procedures after finding out when the Pennsylvania Department of […]

PA Planned Parenthood reschedules abortions to dodge inspectors

health-inspection-checklistsAn informant from the Planned Parenthood Keystone affiliate in Pennsylvania has slipped me some fascinating new documents.

Recall Pennsylvania is the home of infanticide abortionist Kermit Gosnell, convicted  in May 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies and involuntary manslaughter of a patient.

In reality, Gosnell likely “snipped” the spinal cords of hundreds if not thousands of babies he aborted alive over three decades but was never caught. The state simply stopped inspecting abortion clinics “for political reasons,” according to the Gosnell Grand Jury Report. Gosnell’s heinous crimes were only discovered by accident when the FBI raided his clinic for writing illegal drug prescriptions.

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett began righting the wrongs by firing negligent state workers and enacting annual state inspections and surprise random inspections.

So, either an annual state inspection was scheduled at the Planned Parenthood Allentown abortion clinic for Friday, March 21, or someone on the inside gave PP a heads up about an unannounced inspection, but here’s the memo PP distributed to staff:

Planned Parenthood CEO: Gov’t works better with everyone in the room

Government works better when everybody is in the room. ~ Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO Cecile Richards, making an ironic statement on more than one level at the Women in the World 2014 conference last week, as quoted the Thomas Reuters Foundation, March 10 [Photo via >The Daily Beast]

NYC’s tanning salons, eateries inspected; abortion clinics not no much

The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New York’s abortion clinics – with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal…. Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice […]

Number of Planned Parenthood clinics down, number committing abortions up


[In 2013] Planned Parenthood Federation of America closed 48 clinics while opening 13, marking the eighth straight year of facility decline. PP is now reporting a total of 695 clinics, which is the lowest number of facilities reported since 1973.

Fifteen states have fewer Planned Parenthood facilities than reported last year, while only three have increased from last year’s totals….

Thanks to abortion advocates for all the coathanger psa’s

imageBack in January 2010 I reported that the DC Abortion Fund had given the “gorgeous and touching” coat hanger pendant as a holiday fundraising gift. And it’s so très chic, constructed of “handmade sterling silver,” no less.

Two days ago, National Review Online noticed DCAF is again hawking the coat hanger bauble, and this time Drudge picked up the story, drawing the abortion funder lots of scorn.

An editor at U.S. News & World Report called DCAF’s give-away a “misguided parody” that “makes you wonder what goes on in the minds of people who think a trinket like that is a good idea as it lampoons the horrors of back alley abortions and makes light of the imagery the supporters of legal abortion used for decades to get their point across.”

I, on the other hand, want to thank DCAF and the pro-abortion community for their decades long “anti-coathanger abortion” public service announcements. They pretty much ensure no one will be so senseless as to try to kill her baby that way once abortion again becomes illegal, since the psa’s make it clear she might take herself out in the process.

Shocking graph: Planned Parenthood’s market share now 1/3 of all U.S. abortions

2014-03-17_1222American Life League’s STOPP reported in February:

Here are some comparative numbers based on the Guttmacher report entitled “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011,” and Planned Parenthood’s annual reports, showing Planned Parenthood’s ever-increasing share of the U.S. abortion market:

Planned Parenthood committed 31.6% of abortions nationwide in 2011
Planned Parenthood committed 23.3% of abortions nationwide in 2006
Planned Parenthood committed 16.5% of abortions nationwide in 2001
Planned Parenthood committed 11.3% of abortions nationwide in 1996
Planned Parenthood committed 8.5% of abortions nationwide in 1991
Planned Parenthood committed 6.2% of abortions nationwide in 1986

The graph below shows that Planned Parenthood abortions continue to soar, even as national abortion rates have declined and leveled off.

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Abortion fundraiser lists sponsors without their knowledge


UPDATE 6:20p: Awesome! Another supposed backer of this abortion bowl-a-thon has responded that he had no knowledge and wants out. I wonder how many ever really knew?


5:16p: The 21 annual Pro-Choice Resources Bowl-A-Thon is undergoing scrutiny as never before, and the findings are revealing – particularly to sponsors who never signed up to support this abortion group’s fundraiser.

Abortion proponents declare “state of emergency” on vanishing access


A March 6 New York Times article, “Abortion law pushes Texas clinics to close doors,” included a slide show, “Last day for last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande,” referring to one of two Texas abortion mills that closed that day. Above and below are a few of those pictures. Click all photos and graphics to enlarge…

Renegade employee transports minor for abortion in Catholic children’s services vehicle


On January 31, pro-life hero Cal Zastrow was standing vigil in the biting Michigan winter cold at the Women’s Center of Saginaw abortion clinic when an SUV bearing the insignia, “Holy Cross Children’s Services” pulled into the parking lot. According to Cal in an email update:

Girl Scouts: First Planned Parenthood, now lesbian “experience officer”

by Carder What could go wrong? If their cozying up to Planned Parenthood wasn’t enough to convince you skeptics not to have anything to do with this group, will this be enough? ~ Father Z, commenting on the Girl Scouts of America’s recent hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler (pictured in the center of the bridal party with […]

Architect: Let’s put abortion clinics in high schools and malls

by Kelli I think it’s so much about location and if, bear with me, I suggest that high schools — I know that in New York and California they can provide contraception and even in some schools in New York City they can provide emergency contraception — but what if abortion was accessible in high […]

Clinic aborts mainly black babies but escort says pro-lifers racist

by Kelli [Protestors] literally just go up to every car that comes up the street. They automatically assume that every African American driver is coming to the clinic…. They say some of the most disgusting, degrading and racist comments to them about killing the dream, killing the next Barack Obama, the next Martin Luther King. […]

Planned Parenthood loses $2 mil in donations, plus almost $2 mil more

This is an incredible story. On January 31 the Orange County Register ran an exposé on the whopping percentage commercial fundraisers bilk from nonprofits for telemarketing. In California, for instance, they get a ridiculous 63% cut of monies raised. And buried in that story was this gem: “I don’t blame the fundraisers,” [Doug] White [nonprofit ethics and fundraising […]

Planned Parenthood pays $2 million for wrongful death, press ignores

Tanya-ReevesUPDATE 2/11, 9:40a: Thomas More Society, on behalf of Pro-Life Action League, filed a formal complaint with the Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation requesting an investigation of Planned Parenthood.

2/10, 3:17p: Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012.

Girl Scouts scrubs abortion, Planned Parenthood support from websites

Girl Scouts USA was a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and is its largest member. In 2008 and 2009 over 60% of WAGGGS’ membership fees ($2.45 million and $2.3 million respectively) came from GSUSA.

Prominently displayed on every Daisy, Brownie, and Girl Scout uniform is the World Trefoil Pin, to “represent their connection to the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding.” (Source for graphic here.)


The two groups are joined at the hip.

Boycott! Just say no to Girl Scouts cookies


Pro-lifers have been warning for years of the Girl Scouts’ fraternization with the abortion industry.

wendy-dBut it appears we have late-term abortion supporter Wendy Davis (pictured right) to thank for inadvertently providing the tipping point that has triggered the call for a nationwide boycott of the purchase of Girl Scout Cookies, called “CookieCott 2014.”

The Girl Scouts’ December 18 tweet heard round the wafer is still up, despite the Girl Scouts’ January 29 apology, which came six long weeks after the tweet but just nine convenient days before the launch of its annual cookie sale.

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One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed amid a hostile political climate and financial challenges.

Its outgoing manager said Monday the decision was also prompted by a “lack of gratitude” from a young generation of women who take its abortion services for granted.

~ The Wichita Eagle, July 28

Sure, a woman’s main concern on a day-to-day basis may not be abortion rights. Her main concern may be basic healthcare for herself and her kids, or something else. But she has the luxury of abortion rights not being her main concern because it’s been an absolute guaranteed right in this country for 40 years. That means every woman in this country under the age of 40 never had to worry about getting an illegal, unsafe abortion….

That’s a long time to get lulled into a sense of security that that right is never going away — and therefore we don’t need to make its protection a priority….

~ Carla Hall, bemoaning the fact that women are taking their “abortion rights” for granted, The Los Angeles Times, July 29

[HT: Troy Newman; photo via ThinkProgress.org]

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