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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.


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.