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Planned Parenthood’s three-part plan for 2019: Abortion, abortion, abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood plan, self-managed abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2018 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has released its plan for 2019, and despite declining clients and health services, the plan reveals the organization’s continued obsession with abortion. Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care organization, and as its abortion market share steadily increased (due in part to half a billion dollars they receive from taxpayers annually), Planned Parenthood’s profits skyrocketed. In 2018, Planned Parenthood set out to protect those gains by vowing to spend millions to elect pro-abortion lawmakers and hire a new director to push for activist judges on the court.

Image: Planned Parenthood Care for All plan to expand abortion (Image: PPAction on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood Care for All plan to expand abortion (Image: PPAction on Twitter)

READ: Comedian Michelle Wolf salutes abortion: Put abortion on the ‘dollar menu at McDonald’s

“There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” the document begins. “With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we are likely to see the further erosion of Roe v. Wade in the very near future.”

The “multi-million dollar” plan was announced by the group’s political advocacy arm, and disbursed to the media days after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It lays out how Planned Parenthood will “work to ensure there is still access to abortion across the country, even if the national protections afforded by Roe v. Wade disappear.”

Image: Margaret Sanger meets with Klan from film Maafa21

Margaret Sanger writes about Klan meeting in Autobiography (Image credit: Maafa21)

Planned Parenthood is especially concerned how this alleged erosion will affect minorities they claim will not have access to abortion. Live Action News has documented time and again that historically, minority and impoverished groups, which have a disproportionately high rate of abortion, have consistently been targets of the population control movement.

The organization’s current focus is similar to one previously outlined by TARA Health Foundation’s “US Reproductive Health Investment Case” report. The plan committed to “increasing access for people with low incomes” even “where abortion… becomes inaccessible or is banned completely.” Live Action News previously detailed the abortion industry’s push of dangerous home-use and self-managed abortions, despite significant risks to women.

Image: Planned Parenthood plan to expand abortion 2019 (Image: screen from PP Action Fund website)

Planned Parenthood plan to expand abortion 2019 (Image: screen from PP Action Fund website)

According to a press release:

This past June, Planned Parenthood convened staff members from 19 states and Washington, D.C. to strategically plan for an expansion of abortion access in key states, address current inequities in access, and prepare for a legal environment that fails to protect abortion access nationally…Planned Parenthood is uniquely positioned to do this work.

READ: Media covers March for Our Lives 13x more than March for Life

The document makes no reference to incoming president Leana Wen, who once advocated for transparency among medical professionals. After accepting the position at the abortion corporation, her website on transparency disappeared.

Expand abortion using a Regional Access Network

According to the plan, “Planned Parenthood will expand services in states where abortion is likely to remain legal… and invest in technology… to help people living in hostile states… We’ll do this through investing in a Regional Access Network, expanding where we offer telemedicine, and leveraging technology and innovation to help connect people to services.”

The document does not state what that network is; however, it could include abortion collaborators such as TARA Health Foundation, and Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate” and research arm, the Guttmacher Institute. TARA Health recently vowed to invest $20 million in California’s failed attempt to force public universities to promote the abortion pill, despite reported deaths and hospitalizations from the dangerous regimen.

The abortion chain’s plans include:

  • A Regional Access Network anywhere abortion either becomes inaccessible or is banned completely
  • Facilitate telehealth care and transportation for patients facing obstacles to abortion
  • Opening new abortion facilities
  • Expanding medication abortion services
  • Expanding telemedicine services to increase abortion access for clients in remote communities

Image: Planned Parenthood 2019 plan to expand abortion

Planned Parenthood 2019 plan to expand abortion

Legislative efforts to expand tax funded abortion

The document states that the abortion organization is planning to double down on its push for abortion legislation, and fight all abortion restrictions. The release claims, “Planned Parenthood Action Fund and local Planned Parenthood advocacy organizations are already well-positioned to not just defeat hostile legislation, but also push forward proactive legislation that will expand access….”

The plan will target 10 states, including:

● Illinois, where Planned Parenthood is pushing public funding of abortion and ways the state can “codify the right to abortion in state law”

● Maine, where Planned Parenthood is “moving to ensure women insured through public programs can have… abortion”

● Rhode Island. where Planned Parenthood “will work in the 2019 legislative session to codify the right to…abortion in state law”

● Oregon, where Planned Parenthood “is implementing the Reproductive Health Equity Act to guarantees no-cost coverage for… abortion”

● Hawaii, where Planned Parenthood “is working to expand access to…abortion by advancing comprehensive coverage of… abortion”

● Washington, where Planned Parenthood “is focusing on passing the Reproductive Health Equity Access bill” to remove barriers to abortion

Use Hollywood and media to “destigmatize abortion”

It is no secret that Planned Parenthood, with its numerous abuses, is protected by the media and Hollywood. And, despite claims that Hollywood and the media side with survivors of sexual abuse in the #MeToo movement, they lend a hand in protecting sexual predators who victimize young girls and take them to Planned Parenthood to cover those horrific crimes.

Reporters and journalists who cover for the abortion corporation are frequently given awards — like the Maggie Awardnamed after Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder and a known eugenicist who admitted to meeting with the Ku Klux Klan.

The plan vows to:

  • Work with “content creators” on portraying abortion positively in film and television
  • Create resources to encourage, “accurate, non-judgmental conversations about abortion…”
  • Use technology to “help people understand the reality of safe, legal abortion and what patients experience when having an abortion”

It is doubtful these depictions will accurately describe abortion.

The 2019 plan is really no new revelation. It is simply a reboot of previous strategies laid out since the 1970’s, when Planned Parenthood first began committing abortions.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Population control film produced by Walt Disney: children in large families ‘sickly and unhappy’

Posted in Bernard Berelson, Disney, Frederick OSborn, John D Rockefeller, Population Control, Population Council with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2017 by saynsumthn
screen shot from film

A newly discovered 1960’s video produced by Walt Disney Productions promotes “family planning” propaganda as a way to solve overpopulation and enter into the utopia that can only be attained by having smaller families.  The company known for animated cartoons was started in 1923 by Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney.  In 1966, a year prior to the film’s release, Walt Disney died, leaving his brother Roy in charge.  The controversial film, entitled Family Planning was released in December of 1967 and produced in association with the Population Council, which advocates abortion.

Walt Disney Production produces FP film with Population Council

The Population Council is credited with bringing the abortion pill RU486 to the United States. The organization was founded in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd.

News Disney Family Planning film

Frederic Osborn, a founding member of the American Eugenics Society became the group’s second president in 1957. Osborn, who once wrote, “Eugenic goals are most likely attained under a name other than eugenics,” signed Margaret Sanger’s “Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood” published in her Birth Control Review in April of 1938, as Live Action News has previously documented.

Some speculate that Planned Parenthood’s infamous slogan “Every Child a Wanted Child” may have originated with Osborn.

In 1969, Population Council’s president, Bernard Berelson, published an article suggesting that if voluntary methods of birth control were not successful, it may become necessary for the government to put a “fertility control agent” in the water supplies of “urban” neighborhoods.

The Population Council brags about their Disney collaboration on their website’s timeline noting the film has been translated into 25 languages.

Disney film Family Planning with Population Council

The propaganda film features Disney’s iconic animated character, Donald Duck who introduces the alleged gloom of having a large family. Children, in smaller sized families are “healthy and happy and go to school to gain an education,” the film states, as if, children of large families are unhealthy, unhappy, and uneducated.

The mother of a smaller sized family doesn’t “have to work too hard and stays healthy and happy,” producers of the film go on to claim.

The propaganda film begins by referring to the “Common Man” who “by nature” is “one of the animals.” It states:

But he has something the rest do not have, human intelligence and the ability to reason and plan ahead. Other animals are at the mercy of the world around them. But by his ability to reason man has learned to improve his life.

Donald Duck narrates Family Planning film

In what they call an “upward rise” of man, the film’s narrator claims that man is being held back by increased numbers:

But this upward rise is being slowed by the sheer weight of numbers. The family of man is increasing at an astonishing rate. Almost doubling every generation. Ironically, this too comes about through man’s intelligence.

The film takes a slight Malthusian look at population growth blaming the increase in population on medical advances.

“The number of people in the community remained about the same for many generations,” it says. “There was almost a balance. A balance between the large number of babies born each year and the large number of people who died.”

The film credits, disease, epidemics, and famine with the death of earlier generations, until,  “[…] in the space of a single generation, man began to change these conditions. There was great progress in medical science.”

Donald Duck family planning film

Adding, that now (in 1967):

There are still about the same number of babies being born each year but, today, deaths are cut in half, or better especially among children. The old balance is upset. Those who live now, instead of dying, are added each year to the number of people in the community.

The film indoctrinates its viewers that a “happy family” is one with a modest number of children while large families basically starve with “no money for modern conveniences. […] The mother will have too much to do. She’ll be tired and cross and her health will suffer. The children will be sickly and unhappy with little hope for the future.”

This was the attitude Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger once advocated when she suggested that parents get a license to parent.

License to Breed Margaret Sanger

In Sanger’s“A License for Mothers to Have Babies” with the subtitle, “A code to stop the overproduction of children,” she writes:

Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or State authorities to married couples, providing the parents are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.

Sanger later told journalist Mike Wallace, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world — that have disease from their parents.”

In their January 1968 edition of the publication Studies in Family Planning, Population Council explained why they produced the film:

Throughout the world there is great need for more energetic programs of information and education on family planning. As we have deliberated about the problem, we have considered that one of the most familiar, most popular, and most effective materials for mass exposure is the animated cartoon; and certainly among the leading producers of this form is the Walt Disney organization. Accordingly, the Council authorized the Disney studios to prepare a short color cartoon, featuring Donald Duck, that deals with the desirability of family planning. In addition to the talent and reputation of the Disney studio in this field, the Disney style is familiar throughout the world and its identification with wholesome family life is well-known.

The film is called “Family Planning.” […] The film is designed primarily for men and women of reproductive age in the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and we have reason to believe that it will be utilized in the United States as well.

The goal of the film is then laid out in the article:

The film will, we hope, help to develop attitudes favorable to the small family norm; […] stimulate discussion of the matter; and, importantly, help to legitimate the very concept and practice of family planning throughout the developing world.

PP Children by Choice Not Chance

To no one’s surprise, Disney’s film captured a version of Planned Parenthood’s oft repeated “every child a wanted child” slogan, mentioned previously as attributed to Osborn.

“This picture can be true for complex families if the number of children born is left to chance! ” the film says.

And the solution?

Today things have changed,” the film explains, “modern science has given us a key that makes possible a new kind of personal freedom – family planning!”

“Family Planning” is key according to Disney film

It’s pure bliss in Disney’s family planning world and there is no mention in the film about the complications of birth control, the unpredictability of pregnancy or the effectiveness of each family planning method.

Nor is there any mention of whether some “family planning” methods could be abortive.

Nope.

Just rainbows and unicorns and of course, Donald Duck and the promise of miraculous results because allegedly “[family planning] improves the health of mother and children” and, as the propaganda film claims, “both are better off if children are not born too close together.”

And, as a reward, for limiting your children you will have room for “modern conveniences.”

Disney Family Planning for Modern conveniences

The film ends with the concept that family planning will somehow usher in a utopia world which benefits all of society:

[…] if enough couples choose family planning the balance will be restored. But, this time in a better way. Thus, every couple has the opportunity to help build a better life not just for themselves but for people everywhere. And, all of us have a responsibility toward the family of man, including you.

The film is one of many efforts in the 1960’s and 70’s to indoctrinate the culture on the use of birth control. It was sold by Planned Parenthood in certain areas, but went out of production in 1988 because of decreasing demand, according to a report by the Population Research Institute.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Obvious Child: Ironic name for an Abortion Comedy !

Posted in Abortion in the news, Abortion Sacred, Abortion Video, Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood and Hollywood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Obvious Child is a comedy which breaks taboos when the star of the film deals with an unexpected pregnancy and decides to have an abortion. The pro-choice community is praising the film and seem to be as excited about Obvious Child as they were when Emily Letts filmed her own abortion.

Obvious Child Poster

According to Entertainment Weekly , “In the indie flick Obvious Child, Jenny Slate plays Donna, a Brooklyn-based standup comic who is unexpectedly dumped by her long-time boyfriend (Paul Briganti). What’s a sad twenty-something to do? Head to the bar to pound beers with a bestie (the Saturday Night Live alum’s real-life best friend Gabe Liedman) and end up in the arms of a sweet stranger (The Office regular Jake Lacy) in a one-night stand, obviously. But what happens next — spoiler alert! — isn’t exactly traditional rom-com material. Donna loses her job, finds out she’s pregnant, and speedily makes an appointment for an abortion, which just happens to fall on Valentine’s Day.

Writing for Slate, Dana Stevens describes it this way, “Donna deduces she’s pregnant even before taking a drugstore test with her roomie. There was a condom on the premises that night, she insists—she’s just not sure exactly where it ended up, and when. The rest of Obvious Child doesn’t center around the question of whether or not Donna will have an abortion—she goes straight to Planned Parenthood to schedule one, though she’s still so early on she has to wait two more weeks—but whether or not, and how, she’ll tell Max. As a one-night stand (who seems willing, despite Donna’s dithering, to be more than that if she wants), does he have the right to know? What if he asks to come along? Who, if anyone, will help Donna pay for the procedure, given that she has no health insurance and the cost represents almost one month of her rent? (This last question is, disappointingly, elided in a movie that’s candid about so much else.)

The filmmakers in promoting Obvious Child write, “For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time.”

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That uncomfortable reality is an abortion and feminists and abortion enthusiasts are applauding the film.

A Feministing Blog writer says this, “Obvious Child is a huge breath of fresh air. Cultural depictions of abortion are not generally the greatest, often feeding into stigma or myths. Obvious Child provides an honest look of the choices available to women when facing an unplanned pregnancy.”

Another Feministing reviewer goes further, “In Obvious Child, Donna is not the only character who has had an abortion. In fact, she’s one of three women who talk about their abortions during the film. This might just be more than any other movie–and is much more realistic given that 3 in 10 American women will have an abortion in their lifetime.

“In a scene so familiar it feels like it could happen on your own couch, Donna’s best friend Nellie (played by Gabby Hoffman) describes her own abortion. She shares that the abortion wasn’t bad–it didn’t hurt and that the procedure itself lasted five minutes. This was not only a realistic portrayal of female friendship, but an unusually accurate portrayal of abortion (unlike most portrayals of abortion on film). Nellie also shares that although she thinks about her abortion from time to time, she doesn’t regret it. The weight and significance of this moment are palpable. When was the last time you saw two women talking on screen about their abortions so directly and honestly, without euphemisms, and without mentioning abortion as a polarizing political issue?

“This connection around personal experience happens not once but twice in the film. Donna goes to her mother looking for support after not being able to figure out how to tell the guy she slept with that she’s pregnant. We’ve seen Donna and her mother’s tense relationship throughout the film—we don’t know whether her mom will be caring or dismissive. It turns out that Donna’s mom too has had an abortion, and shares her experience with her daughter. A moment that could’ve been filled with judgment and disappointment is instead filled with heartfelt empathy and support. I wish I could peer into the minds of American filmgoers as they see these women talk so openly and honestly about their abortions, breaking the stereotype that there’s only one type of person who has an abortion.

Abortion giant Planned Parenthood tweeted this pic of the Obvious Child panelists including Fox News Contributor Sally Kohn, film star Jenny Slate, and Planned Parenthood VP Dawn Laguens:

Obvious Child PP

MovieWebb praises the film, “Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, Obvious Child is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Jenny Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.”

Lia Beck PP

Lia Beck who claims she is a former employee of a Planned Parenthood has posted this analysis of the scene where Slate has her abortion, “When Slate’s character Donna first visits Planned Parenthood after finding out she’s pregnant from a one-night stand, she meets with a doctor who estimates how far along she is in her pregnancy using her missed period and emphasizes the fact that she can speak to Donna about her options. Donna replies that she’s thought about it and has made her decision. This scene rang very true to me. I wasn’t a nurse, but often answered phone calls that ranged from women who knew exactly what they wanted to women who wanted to learn every detail of every type of procedure, get information on adoption, and talk about the possibility of scheduling an ultrasound. It’s not about forcing someone to talk about their options, just about making sure their comfortable with everything every step of the way.

“At the end of the movie, when Donna returns to the clinic, everything from the way the reception area looked to the way the area where women rest following their abortion was on point. For anyone who sees the film and has doubts, there really is a room where everyone sits on comfy lounge chairs following their procedures. In that scene, it was like Donna had an anonymity which is definitely the case at Planned Parenthood. Even though we learn so much about Donna, in that moment she was in the same situation as all the other women from all different walks of life. (Also, yes, it’s true that the ones who use sedation can be a little loopy.)…The abortion itself was just presented as though it were any day and any person.”

Jenny Slate

Obvious Child was released June 6th, 2014 and stars Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti. The film is directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Robespierre shares:

“We weren’t sure how an abortion comedy would work out… [But] I think, what Jenny did was really capture that feeling of feeling lost and learning how to grow from that experience.

PP and NARAL Obvious Child

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards also praises the director and tweets, “Director @GillianHardG on the inspiration for @ObviousChildMov, “a buoyant love story that begins with an abortion

Cecile Richards Obvious Child

Planned Parenthood should know what the film is about, after all they received a private screening.

Jenny Slate Planned Parenthood

I was just looking to play a woman that was recognizable to me, and I wasn’t finding a lot of that in the comedies I was watching and enjoying,” shares Slate. “We don’t exist in a world anymore where women have to hide that they have periods, or use the bathroom, or sometimes have to go and get abortions.”

Obvious Child opens in theaters June 6, 2014.

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