by Kelli At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude. “We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”… Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be […]
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by Kelli They want you to look like you are helping women out…. When they send you for training, they give you justification into why women get abortions…. The parts were brought to the lab that the reproductive health and abortion side shared, and the remains were placed into a red biohazard trash bag like […]
by Kelli It’s all talk with no actual facts or proof to back it up. In the pro-choice movement, we advocate using logic, reason and the strong values of our issue rather than glitter. ~ NARAL Pro-Choice Texas executive director Heather Busby, responding to an email from the TX Department of Public Safety which stated […]
In my post yesterday, “NOLA Planned Parenthood resumes construction; contractor says will walk for payoff,” I wrote that Absolute Concrete Services had not returned my calls requesting comment.
Today, Ronald Backes did.
Ronald is the son of Melvin and Linda Backes, and he clarified that Linda solely owns Absolute Concrete Services (which I said I’d correct), and he works for her. He said his parents are divorced.
Ronald wasn’t present to hear the conversation between his parents and Pastor Shanks, but he denies they made these comments Pastor Shanks attributed to them:
The New Orleans Advocate reported today construction on the troubled New Orleans Planned Parenthood abortion facility has resumed amidst problems within and without.
The 8,000 square foot mill project stalled almost immediately after its ballyhooed groundbreaking in May 2013.
In the 22 months since, only the foundation has been dug.
Apparently NARAL is sponsoring #StopTheBans events across the country today.
In particular, NARAL really doesn’t like the 20-week abortion ban. You know, the one that everyone else does, particularly women.
If indeed a picture tells a thousand words, the one below is classic. It shows NARAL Maryland supporters this morning griping to an empty room….
Planned Parenthood has partnered with “riot grrrl” feminist indie rock band Sleater-Kinney on tour to sell t-shirts, make it rain condoms, get people to sign a pro-abortion pledge, and promote the hashtag #Riot4Repro.
by Kelli I tried to help women to get legal abortions. If someone wants to work against that, there’s nothing I can do. ~ Abortion clinic owner Larisa Rozansky (pictured right), whose now-closed Women’s Aid Clinic owes (and has thus far refused to pay) $36,000 in fines for the death of patient Antonesha Ross, as […]
Mixed messaging much? Planned Parenthood claims 20 million women want the same 20-wk abortions Guttmacher calls “very rare”
Think 20-week abortion bans aren't a serious attack on women's health, nationwide? Think again. pic.twitter.com/EunPs2suWD — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) February 9, 2015 The abortion lobby isn’t quite sure how to smear those 20-week abortion bans that are sweeping the country. So on one hand you’ll see Planned Parenthood claim 20 million women are being negatively […]
The Houston Chronicle has posted an article on Wendy Davis’s new aspiration of “testing out professional speaking” after her gubernatorial effort in Texas bombed:
Davis, a former Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, recently began an “exploratory” relationship with the American Program Bureau….
“We’re trying to determine whether or not we can do the job for her, so we have not made any contractual relationship yet,” said Bob Davis, senior vice president at the agency.
The bureau primarily is pitching Wendy Davis to college and community groups as an authority on women’s health and education issues.
Compare it to the photo taken by Louisiana Coalition for Life in August 2014 (click all photos to enlarge)….
Can you say, “Satan”?
Wow, headlines like that only come along once a year.
In this case there was another headline almost as good: “Planned Parenthood now has fewer abortion clinics than the year Roe was decided.”
And a third headline, not so good: “Planned Parenthood now operates over 45% of all U.S. abortion clinics.”
American Life League has just issued its “2014 report on Planned Parenthood facilities in the United States,” with some interesting finds:
by Kelli The nation’s abortionist-in-chief tweeting yet another quote about human dignity from the champion of justice for all is as sincere as China celebrating freedom of speech. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle…” was the MLK quote tweeted. And it was sent by one who […]
LA Health Dept. blocks abortions at new $4 mil NOLA Planned Parenthood, and Cecile Richards is really mad about it
I’ve written several times about Planned Parenthood’s attempt to build an abortion clinic in New Orleans.
Pro-lifers, including Archbishop Gregory Aymond, have been valiantly trying to block the completion of this $4 million baby butcher shop.
Well, word came yesterday that the Louisiana Health Department is doing the blocking for us. From chron.com:
Radical pro-abortion group plans “dramatic” confrontations next week at pro-life events in four major cities
Stop Patriarchy is a pro-abortion group led by Communist Sunsara Tayler that believes “revolution” and a “counteroffensive” are needed to “radically reset” what it correctly sees as escalating “attacks on abortion.”
One tactic of Stop Patriarchy is to engage in “confrontational, dramatic, non-violent” protests.
Because the “war on women… is getting worse,” Stop Patriarchy is upping its game, planning protests next week in Washington, D.C., Oakland and San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, in conjunction with annual pro-life marches and rallies….
Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request have revealed that Maryland government officials and activists with the state chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America have been working closely together on a legal effort to shut down a local pro-life pregnancy care center.
by Kelli At the time, it was a doctors office. And then I started doing abortions in my office. I was kind of thinking about it, and one of my family practice patients had an unplanned pregnancy. I told her, ‘if you want to come back in two days, we can do it, like any […]
Planned Parenthood tweeted the graphic below this afternoon, and I loved it so much I had to share it. The only item I’m unsure of on Planned Parenthood’s checklist of horrors is, “Introduce medically unnecessary regulations targeting doctors who provide abortion.” I know on Wednesday Senator David Vitter introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, […]
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has posted a tribute to the employees of Charlie Hebdo who were gunned down by Islamic terrorists on January 7. Charlie Hebdo is a satirical news organization in France, and “Je Suis Charlie” is French for “I am Charlie.” Planned Parenthood lit one candle for each of the 12 people who were massacred….
The massacre at Charlie Hebdo took the terrorists about 20 minutes to complete.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood freely admits it murdered 327,653 babies – just in the U.S. – in 2014. That’s about 12 babies every 20 minutes.
Here is a more accurate graphic portraying Planned Parenthood as the terrorist organization it really is….
by Kelli Birth control has changed my life. It has allowed me to attend college, travel and be a working woman. I get my birth control at Planned Parenthood because it is accessible and affordable, and because Planned Parenthood advocates for women like me – a young woman of color – every day. ~ “Shireen,” […]
by Kelli The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is already a dazzling pink, and clinic owner Diane Derzis and clinic director Shannon Brewer-Anderson have invested a lot of time, resources and thought into making the clinic feel safe and welcoming to the women they serve. But the clinic is surrounded by a wide fence to keep […]
While Planned Parenthood has largely abandoned its “Choice on Earth” Christmas greetings and cards, there are still a few invaliant pro-abortion attempts to hijack this sacred Christian holiday.
The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization founded by Planned Parenthood, offered to send your someone special a “limited edition holiday card” featuring babies, children, and families for a donation of only $50. Click to enlarge…
Meanwhile, the inventive Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts used IUDs and birth control pills to create a snowflake “holiday card”…
I identify as VERY pro-choice in my political views, however once I became pregnant, I realized that I also found the idea that pregnant people deserved the right to their own bodily autonomy during childbirth to be integral…
I identify as queer when it comes to my personal life, which allows me to gain a wider understanding of the specific needs that people have in the birth community. I have done plenty of research and reading to educate myself on the notion of white privilege and being a “placeholder” for those from marginalized groups…
The Texas Freedom Network was founded by Ann Richards’ daughter Cecile, who is today the Planned Parenthood national president. This is the caliber of people who are opposing Texas traditions and American history. ~ Texas Eagle Forum’s Cathie Adams, on opposition to verbiage proposed in new Texas textbooks, woai.com, November 21
A federal judge who served as president of Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati has recused himself from a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio against the state.
According to Cincinnati.com, today:
“Sometimes, the perception is as important as the reality,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Black said in a statement. “Although lawyers and judges recognize that an association of more than 25 years ago does not create a conflict of interest, citizens are likely to view that question more viscerally.”
In countries where abortion is currently illegal, abortion advocates tend to exploit the “hard cases” (rape, incest, life of the mother) to use as weapons in their battle to liberalize abortion law.
The “women’s health” movement’s end goal isn’t really the betterment of women in general – it’s the removal of all roadblocks to abortion. And countries who resist the worldwide death march are often under immense international pressure to change their stance on the sanctity of human life.
Case in point: El Salvador, where, as Fox News reports, “girls aged 10 to 19 account[ed] for nearly a third of all pregnancies in the country last year.”
Read that again. Ages 10 to 19.
“This is the Women’s Center, we need an ambulance ASAP,” the caller said. “Does she have any abdominal pain?” the dispatcher asked. “I’m sure she does, she’s in the middle of an abortion,” the caller responded [laughing]. ~ Excerpt from 911 call made in June 2014 from The Women’s Center, an unlicensed abortion clinic in […]
In response to my October 21 post, “Pro-life activists infiltrate Planned Parenthood mega-abortion center under construction,” Abolish Human Abortion has written a “we told you so”:
We are not bragging about this or simply saying we told you so. But the fact of the matter is this, these big state of the art killing centers that Planned Parenthood is building all over the country are the unintentional (yet iniquitous) fruit of the pro-life movement.
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The location of Planned Parenthood’s new mega-abortion clinic in San Antonio, Texas, was kept a closely guarded secret until October 11, when Planned Parenthood of South Texas CEO Jeffrey Hons gave a reporter from San Antonio Express-News a tour of the facility, now in the latter stages of construction.
The existing 22,000 sq ft building, located at 2140 Babcock Road, is being renovated at a projected cost of $6.5 million, up from $5 million just 7 months ago. Love those overruns.
Yesterday, pro-life activists from Created Equal and Love of Truth Ministries were able to enter the two-story building, around which there were no “No Trespassing” signs or fence, to conduct their own inspection, with video camera in hand. Here’s what they saw…
by Carder Each week’s lectures will incorporate the stories of women who seek abortion in order to better portray abortion significance and rationale. Other topics will include a brief history of abortion, the clinical aspects of medication and procedural abortions in and after the first trimester, an overview of patient-centered abortion-care, the basics of abortion […]
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Exactly who perpetrated the fatal abortion doesn’t seem to pique the interest of those who want to hang her death around her distant-relative-by-marriage’s neck.
What I find particularly fascinating is that amid the obsession over Ann Keenan (obsession likely to arise again should [Mitt] Romney aim again for the White House) there is a blithe obliviousness of “safe and legal” abortion deaths.
A Politico article today about new abortion cases that could reach the Supreme Court gave bare mention of its potential review of RU-486 regulation.
But due a circuit court split on laws regulating the administration of RU-486, such a review looks likely – and promising for the pro-life side.
As powerful and wealthy as Planned Parenthood appears, its position is tenuous, upheld only by political friends and courts. In contraceptive terms, Planned Parenthood has no Plan B.
Had Planned Parenthood gone under in 1986, the abortion industry would hardly have noticed. At the time Planned Parenthood was committing only 6.2% of all U.S. abortions.
That was then.
Planned Parenthood’s biggest abortion surge has been in the field of medical (RU-486) abortions. Planned Parenthood operates 90% of all U.S. medical abortion clinics, according to AbortionDocs.org. Here’s a chart from STOPP.org:
by Carder Of course, Rick Perry isn’t really saying he truly thinks an abortion law like Texas’ actually might have saved Joan Rivers’ life. Even Rick Perry is smarter than to say something like that out loud. All he’s saying is that if Joan Rivers had had the benefit of the kinds of regulations Texas […]
Since 2010, abortion proponents have acknowledged with increasing frequency and alarm that they think they are starting to lose. Two recent essays reveal new crises they are adding to their growing list:
- “When the going get tough,” the report on a May 2014 meeting sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Provide
- “Another choice lost: HB 2 targets most of Texas’ independent abortion providers,” an August 28 article by Andrea Grimes, senior political reporter for RH Reality Check
by Kelli I write to express my support for the right of the clinic to be there and to serve the reproductive needs of our community…. I also write to make clear that there are many Christians, Christian denominations and many other people of faith who support the reproductive rights of women…. I am very […]
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I wrote on August 22 that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast was having trouble getting workers to help build its new 8,000 sq. ft. abortion clinic in New Orleans (photo above).
This is thanks to the diligence of pro-lifers, aided in no small part by Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who in January published a letter in the Clarion Herald promising to blacklist any person or business that “participates in actions that are essential to making this abortion facility a reality.”
Now, after 15 months of trying to line up contractors, a desperate Planned Parenthood has finally turned to “women, minority, and disadvantage [sic] businesses” for aid, yesterday holding a job fair to try to woo them….
Abortion proponents and news outlets have recently enjoyed publicizing the antics of pro-choice husband and wife “troll” team, Grayson and Tina Haver Currin, who began in March to hold off-putting signs next to those being held by pro-lifers at the A Preferred Women’s Health Center abortion clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The couple’s attempt to make light of murdering babies even made international headlines, like in Denmark…
Comedienne Joan Rivers remains in critical condition today after going into respiratory and cardiac arrest August 29 during what has been described as a “routine throat procedure,” a “minor procedure,” and “outpatient surgery.”
Rivers was rushed by ambulance from Yorkville Endoscopy to Mount Sinai Hospital, located nine blocks apart.
We pray the 81-year-old is restored to health, although there are concerns “the part of the brain that controls motor skills may have been compromised, leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair,” according to New York Daily News, in which case Rivers allegedly “would not want to live unless she could enjoy ‘a full and active life'” because she “would not want to be a burden on anyone” – a topic for another post.
Planned Parenthood executive VP Dawn Laguens (pictured above right) took Glover Park Group’s founding partner Carter Eskew (pictured below right) apart in a drippingly sarcastic August 22 Huffington Post piece, “Thanks for the lecture”:
In a recent Washington Post blog post… Eskew took the reproductive rights movement to task, and not a minute too soon by his watch. In his column, he explains that advocates for reproductive health are mired in “convoluted, poll-tested messaging” and “cannot win the debate as it is currently framed.” He probably imagines he’s doing us a favor, but he instead seems to be just tuning in to a conversation that’s literally happening all around him.
In his WashPo piece, Eskew basically concurred with me, without naming names, that pro-abortion messaging has become a hot mess:
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Two contractors have been cited for violations in Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s latest woe while attempting to construct a new abortion clinic in New Orleans.
During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper Mexico to film footage for an upcoming documentary, Trapped.
Trapped will “look at the impact of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.”
There are currently no abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley, which borders Mexico. The nearest one in the U.S. is 230 miles north in San Antonio.
The group filmed themselves crossing the border to buy Misoprostol, an ulcer drug that is used off-label to induce abortions.
Misoprostol is available only by prescription in the U.S. and can only be dispensed by doctors for abortions. But it can be purchased over-the-counter in Mexico.
After the purchase, NNAF tweeted photos, along with instructions on how to use Misoprostol illegally to self-induce an abortion…
Heartbroken by the events unfolding in #Ferguson. A parent’s right to raise their child in love and safety, and to dream that their child will have every opportunity in the world to grow into a fiercely independent adult is a fundamental issue of reproductive justice. As a feminist, as an organizer, and most of all […]
Any distrust Women of Color felt toward Planned Parenthood was kept out of the public eye until July 28, when the abortion giant blew any remaining shreds of good will.
It was on that day a story Planned Parenthood shopped to the New York Times was published, within which Planned Parenthood failed to give WOC credit for the concept of “reproductive justice” and submitted names of only white female leaders of the abortion lobby to interview – seven to be exact – but no WOC.
Enter into the fracas Melissa Flourney, pictured right, Louisiana State Director for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast – until August 15, that is, when she was forced to resign.
Suddenly, ‘”[p]ro-choice sounds stark, institutional and impersonal,” proclaimed ad agency exec Shireen Jiwan of Sleuth in the AdWeek post, “How 6 ad women would rebrand pro-choice.”
Womankind’s Sandy Sabean added, “What needs to be made clearer is that what we are against is anti-choice.” Well, that really does clear things up. I’d think the correct phrase would then be “pro-choice,” but what do I know?
I can only deduce they think they are losing not because we’re so smart but because they’re so stupid.
Which may actually be true, a case in point being that NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and Progress Texas are under the mistaken impression they conducted a super sleuth undercover investigation of pro-lifers. LiberalAmerica.org excitedly reported that “a member of the Progress Texas team managed to slip into the Texas State Capitol last Monday for ‘Keeping Abortion Clinics Closed,’ a training seminar sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Life.”
In this video, shot at the Planned Parenthood in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the “counselor” goes so far as to tell Live Action’s investigator, posing as a 15-year-old, that causing “harm” to her is “ok” if consensual. That is not only sick advice, it is dangerous. Consensual harm to what extent? Quoting Live Action’s press release: