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Chaplain opposing Personhood of unborn leaves out the fact that he works for Planned Parenthood

Posted in Personhood, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2011 by saynsumthn

Speaking to a crowd of Mississippi voters, Lachina claimed to be a Southern Baptist minister, both “prolife and prochoice”. Addressing the crowd in a clerical collar, Mississippians listened intently as Lachina shared that he grew up in Jackson and had a Mississippi heritage. Lachina boldly preached an ideology of choice from the pulpit, calling for a “no” vote on prolife Amendment 26, but left out some critical details.

Lachina failed to mention that he is the Washington State Chaplain at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Jacob Dawson, of the American Family Association, was sitting in the audience and decided to do a Google search of Lachina, having never heard of a Southern Baptist preacher from Mississippi by that name – much less a pro-choice, clerical collar-wearing Southern Baptist Preacher.

Dawson got up before the crowd and stated, “A quick Google search reveals that Mr. Lachina is from Seattle, and is a chaplain for Planned Parenthood.”

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Here is how the Seattle Post Intellinger describes him:

Vincent Lachina, a Baptist minister spends much of his time telling the staff that God is a loving presence and that they are forgiven.

His work in Western Washington, the nation’s only Planned Parenthood affiliate to have a full-time chaplain on staff, signals a growing awareness within the abortion rights movement that disregarding the moral and religious questions shared by many supporters has been a mistake.

“By ignoring people of faith, we had, in essence, handed a political weapon to people who are against choice,” said Chris Charbonneau, president of Planned Parenthood of Western Washington, who was instrumental in getting a full-time chaplain in 2003. Lachina is the second minister to have the job.

“I expected a lot of opposition, but as I’ve traveled the state people are generally courteous and supportive of what I do,” Lachina said.

He knows his work raises eyebrows. Lachina has priest friends who won’t meet him for lunch on Planned Parenthood’s property. His own family, Republican abortion foes all, nearly fainted when he announced who his new employer would be.

“They just collectively sucked all the air out of the room and wanted to fall to their knees and pray,” he said. ” ‘Oh, why would you do something like that?’ they kept asking.”

The reason, Lachina says, is that he believes women should be able to do what they want with their bodies and that they are, little by little, losing that right through the courts.

BUT…..

Another bold faced lie by this PLANNED PARENTHOOD REPRESENTATIVE trying to oppose a pro-life law, is the fact that Lachina is NOT a Southern Baptist Minister. Southern Baptists generally oppose abortion and support the right-to-life of unborn children. A Google cache of Planned Parenthood Votes! Northwest shows a profile of Vincent Lachina that you can see in its original size by clicking on the graphic on right. The profile reads of Lachina: “He is now aligned with the more progressive American Baptist Conference and the United Church of Christ.”

According to the group Live Action, which has investigated many false claims of Planned Parenthood, this revelation means that a Planned Parenthood Chaplain traveled from Washington State to Mississippi and made false religious claims to influence Mississippi voters against a pro-life ballot measure.

Questions now are being raised over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in Lachina’s appearance in Mississippi. Did Planned Parenthood as his employer plan and pay for this religious manipulation of voters?
Planned Parenthood Removes Lachina Profile From Website

Sometime since August 4th, when the Google cached page containing Lachina’s profile was recorded, Planned Parenthood Votes! Northwest suspiciously removed the profile of Vincent Lachina.

Ordained Minister turned Dallas Abortion doctor: ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

Posted in Abortion, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd, Late term abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Second Trimester Abortion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by saynsumthn

Clinic expands, provides only late-term abortions in N. Texas

Boyd WFAA Article

WFAA November 4, 2009

By JASON WHITELY / WFAA-TV

November 4th, 2009

DALLAS – Dr. Curtis Boyd, who opened the first abortion clinic in North Texas 36 years ago, has expanded his practice and now provides a rare more controversial procedure known as a late-term abortion for women up to six months pregnant.

I’ve been working day and night to get this open,” he said when asked why he saw a need for such a procedure.

Dr. Boyd opened the Fairmount Center, Texas’ first abortion clinic, in 1973.

But, after 36 years, his practice has outgrown the small office at Fairmount Street and Cedar Springs Road near Uptown.

He merged the clinic with Aaron Women’s Health Center and then reopened them both under a new umbrella known as the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center at Royal Lane and Greenville Avenue last week.

Unlike his other clinic, the new location is a surgery center, which means Boyd and his staff are now able to offer late-term abortions for women in their second trimester up to six months or 24-weeks pregnant.

For us, since we’ll be serving such a large area, we’ll probably see 2,000 second trimester abortions a year,” he projected.

This is the only place of its kind in North Texas. But, it’s controversial because the fetus in the second trimester is viable.

Before this opened, they’re flying to Albuquerque,” Boyd said of his patients. “They were flying to Kansas, flying to Colorado, sometimes they went to Atlanta. So, there are women who desperately need and want this service and it wasn’t available.

“It is not illegal,” conceded Karen Garnett, Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “But, just because something’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right. Slavery was legal and it wasn’t right. Segregation was legal but it wasn’t right. Abortion is legal but it’s not right.”

The Catholic Pro-Life Committee of Dallas relocated sidewalk counselors to the new clinic hoping to prevent women from going inside.

We feel that if people don’t see the other side then hearts will not be converted,” said Jackie Lee, a sidewalk counselor of seven years. “We’re here to convert hearts.”

Lee and her colleagues said their vigils at Dallas’ five abortion clinics have saved 3,500 pregnancies since 1997.

Boyd said he too has staggering numbers, especially since second trimester abortions. He estimates that since opening the state’s first clinic in 1973, his practice has performed 300,000 abortions.

At 72, Boyd is full of energy, vowing not to stop anytime soon. Those debating what he does vow the same.

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee plans a prayer vigil and memorial outside Boyd’s old facility to remember the pregnancies women aborted.

Preventing two abortions Tuesday, Garnett said the sidewalk counselors have remained successful at the new location.

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Abortion doctor: ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

DALLAS – Dr. Curtis Boyd is no stranger to controversy. In 1973, Boyd opened the Fairmount Center, which was the first abortion clinic in Texas.

Boyd is the only doctor in North Texas who will perform late-term abortions to women up to six months pregnant.

We see patients from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and across Texas,” he said.

Now, the doctor has made a jarring admission.

Am I killing?” Boyd said. “Yes, I am. I know that.

Boyd said he is an ordained Baptist minister who has now turned Unitarian. He said he prays often.

“I’ll ask that the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and understanding,” he said.

Those prayers are vastly different than the ones that are made by members of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee who gather outside his office in hopes to sway women seeking abortions.

Well, we’re certainly disappointed to hear any unborn child will be killed by abortion,” said Karen Garnett, with the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “But, to hear it’s a late-term abortion in Dallas, once again, it’s particularly devastating.”

The doctor opened the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center last week on Greenville Avenue. By law, Boyd must have a surgery center in order to abort a fetus more than 16 weeks along.

But, opposition to the late-term abortions doesn’t just come from religious groups. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, whose district is where the surgery center resides, told News 8 he is troubled by the facility as well.

Boyd said he too has been troubled, but said his plight comes from the torment that drives patients to seek his services.

“The hardest ones are the young girls,” he said.

Girls as young as nine and ten have come to his clinic, he said.

Death threats have become a norm in Boyd’s life. He was a close friend of Dr. George Tiller, who was a Wichita, Kansas abortion doctor murdered in May.

I don’t want the fate that befell Dr. Tiller, but I’m not going to be deterred because what I’m doing is important,” he said.

Boyd said he tries to make his phone numbers and address as private as possible and has heavy security.


This Statement is recorded in a National Abortion Federation Document:
Dr. Curtis Boyd, MD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
As a physician it never occurred to me to do an abortion. I didn’t know how. But as I continued to work with the church groups and to refer women out of the U.S. for abortions, those desperate women kept pleading, “But, Doctor, can’t you do something?” At first, the answer was obvious. Of course not. In their desperation, I’m sure that those women had no idea what they
were asking of me. I would risk my medical license, my entire career, my young family’s well being, and my own freedom, if I performed an illegal abortion. Ultimately, I risked all those things which I held dear because I could no longer live with the knowledge that I could do
something and I was choosing not to. Many of the doctors of conscience who have provided abortions though the years were moved to
do so by the horrors of botched illegal abortions. I saw those ill and sometimes dying women in my medical training too. I was moved by their plight. But that was not what drove me to risk my career and sometimes my life. I was moved by the certain knowledge that women’s lives
could be ruined when they could not abort a pregnancy.

So – he was moved to tears for women but what happens to a person who sees this every day? ( Click Here) or this (Click Here)

Dr. Boyd – perhaps you should be concerned about the “Botched abortions” and “Violence by pro-choicers and abortion doctors still going on today:
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