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Planned Parenthood awards journalists who ignore their sexual abuse scandals

Posted in Media Bias, MeToo, Planned Parenthood Complicit Machine covering sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2018 by saynsumthn
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Past Live Action investigations and court cases have demonstrated Planned Parenthood‘s willingness to cover for child sexual predators and abusers, even returning victims to their abusers and failing to report underage pregnancies or suspected sexual abuse to authorities. This taxpayer-funded organization, receiving half a billion dollars in these funds annually, should be called to account, especially in a society so aware of sexual assault. So, why is Planned Parenthood’s corruption in this area being silenced by politicians, media and Hollywood alike?

It is possible that these Planned Parenthood-friendly groups know but choose to say nothing, because, like the New York Times recently discovered with Harvey Weinstein, Planned Parenthood has a network of complicit “bodyguards,” so to speak, protecting the organization from damaging scrutiny.

And yet, grueling testimonies and police reports of actual criminal cases in which Planned Parenthood patients, victimized by sexual abuse and rape and then taken for abortions, are available to read at Live Action News (herehere, and here).

Planned Parenthood-covers child sexual abuse


The media has repeatedly been caught in Planned Parenthood’s web of lies — though willingly, it seems, as many pro-choice “journalists” allow their support of abortion to keep them from doing real investigative reporting. Even in the face of proof, Planned Parenthood’s media complicity machine remains quiet, resulting in sexual abuse victims being forgotten.

In one example, physician and HLN host Dr. Drew Pinsky, a former employee of Planned Parenthood, came to Planned Parenthood’s defense when pro-lifers made allegations that the abortion corporation covered up child sexual abuse. Rather than do his own investigation, Dr. Drew lashed out at Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Director of Alliance Relations. Watch the exchange in the video below, where ADF includes the very “evidence” Dr. Drew failed to find on his own:

Dr. Drew admitted on his show that he worked for Planned Parenthood… hardly a non-biased reporting source. He said, “I was there. We were working for Planned Parenthood to create an environment where young women could feel safe….”

Safe? I don’t think so, Dr. Drew!

The complicit media machine

Planned Parenthood regularly rewards the media complicity machine by “honoring” them with the “Media Excellence” and “Maggie Awards.”

2014 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to Media

Recently awarded were media outlets and journalists from:

  • Yahoo-Health
  • Buzzfeed
  • The New Yorker
  • CBS
  • Washington Post
  • Austin Chronicle
  • Huffington Post
  • The Plain Dealer
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • US News & World Report
  • Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • NBC
  • New York Daily News
  • PBS Frontline
  • The Kansas City Star
  • People magazine
  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • ABC News
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • The Metro Times
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • Concord Monitor
  • The Philadelphia Daily News
  • The San Diego Union
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Lifetime Television
  • ABC Radio
  • Arkansas Gazette
  • Los Angeles Times
  • NBC Radio
  • The Boston Globe
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • The Bergen Record
  • Charlotte News and Observer
  • Gannett News Service

Rolling Stone’s Alex Morris, Dani McClain of The Nation, and Kayla Webley of Marie Claire are all featured in this Planned Parenthood promotional video below highlighting “media excellence.”

1. Irin Carmon – national reporter and Planned Parenthood awardee

Carmon is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media and was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News. Yet, this “journalist” was recently highlighted at a Planned Parenthood event and has been awarded by the abortion corporation. To date, she has failed to report the way Planned Parenthood covers for child sexual predators.

2015 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award to media

And she is not alone.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America bestowed Media Excellence Awards to 13 journalists during its 2016 National Conference Gala. Such as…

2. Amy Goodman – executive producer and Planned Parenthood awardee

Goodman, executive producer of Democracy NOW, received the “highest honor” from Planned Parenthood, according to Katie Yoder at NewsBusters.

Goodman, who regularly defends Planned Parenthood, has never spoken out about the organization’s covering of sexual assault crimes.

Amy Goodman Planned Parenthood Award

3. Michelle Goldberg – columnist and Planned Parenthood board member

Michelle Goldberg became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in 2017. Previously, she was a columnist at Slate, and a radio and TV commentator appearing in The New Yorker, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, The Guardian and other publications. She was also a keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood, attended several other Planned Parenthood events, and sat on the board of Southwest & Central Florida Planned Parenthood. No bias here, huh?

Rather than stand with sexual assault victims and expose Planned Parenthood, Goldberg defends them.

Journalist Michele Goldberg speaks to Planned Parenthood

4. Linda Greenhouse – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Greenhouse is a New York Times journalist who has also keynoted for Planned Parenthood Houston.


Linda Greenhouse keynote for Planned Parenthood

According to a report by the Washington Post, Greenhouse wrote in her book “Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life and the Spaces Between,” that she regularly donates to Planned Parenthood and wasn’t content to just allow Planned Parenthood to deduct a monthly contribution from her bank account:

It was important to me to write a check every month and sign my name. It was the signature of a citizen. The stories that appeared under my byline, on abortion and all other subjects, were the work of a journalist. If anyone ever thought those failed to measure up to professional standards, they never told me or anyone else.

One look at Greenhouse’s writings should tell you all you need to know about whether her pro-abortion ideology informs her journalism.

5. Anna Quindlen – Pulitzer prize winner and Planned Parenthood Federation of America board member

Quindlen is a former columnist at The New York Times who won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. She recently attended PP’s 100th gala and sits on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board. Need I say more?

Journalist Anna Quindlen Board of Planned Parenthood

6. Sheryl WuDunn – writer, lecturer, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

WuDunn writes for the New York Times and lectures on political and social topics. She is married to husband Nicholas Kristof, who also writes for the New York Times.

She has been a keynote speaker for many Planned Parenthood events.

Sheryl Wudunn keynote for Planned Parenthood

In 2014, WuDunn helped Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic raise $275,000.

7. Roshini Rajkumar – radio host and Planned Parenthood fundraiser model

Rajkumar hosts CBS’ News and Views, heard on WCCO Radio in Minnesota and once modeled in a fundraiser called “Ready or Hot: Fashion Meets Passion,” for Planned Parenthood.

Media attend Planned Parenthood fashion show

8. Winston Ross – reporter and Planned Parenthood “naughty” fundraiser participant

Ross is a journalist for the Register-Guard, Newsweek, THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW and The Daily Beast and Serena Markstrom, reporter for The Register Guard both took part in a Planned Parenthood fundraiser called “Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior.”

Media personalities take part in Planned Parenthood fundraiser

To date, Ross and Markstrom have yet to call out Planned Parenthood’s real naughty deeds.

9. Dee Dee Myers – political analyst, editor, and Planned Parenthood keynote speaker

Myers was the keynote speaker at a Florida Planned Parenthood event. According to HuffPo, Myers is a political analyst, commentator and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and lecturer on politics. After leaving her position as White House Press Secretary under President Clinton, Myers took a spot on CNBC political talk show, “Equal Time.” She brags that her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Time Magazine, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Politico and the Los Angeles Times.

Interestingly, none of that “work” includes any real serious investigations into Planned Parenthood.

Journalist Dee Dee Myers and Planned Parenthood

10. Cynthia Tucker – Pulitzer prize winner, editor, and Planned Parenthood awardee

Tucker describes herself as a “veteran newspaper journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows.” Tucker was also editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years and is a Planned Parenthood Maggie Award recipient. In 2014, Tucker, along with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Glamour Magazine, was “honored” by Planned Parenthood.

And none of them have spoken out about any of Planned Parenthood’s scandals other than to defend them.

Cynthia Tucker Rachel Maddow Planned Parenthood


11. Kate Sheppard – editor and Planned Parenthood awardee

Sheppard is currently an editor at the Huffington Post and previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. She accepted a Planned Parenthood award and has never reported on Planned Parenthood’s coverup of child sexual abuse.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award Kate Sheppard with HuffPO


And multiple others, including…

… MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who called Planned Parenthood part of “my spirit and my soul.” She was given a Maggie Award.

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award MSNBC Melisa Harris-Perry

… Lawrence O’Donnell, who is host of The Last Word on MSNBC, and is also a Planned Parenthood keynote speaker:

Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC pp-choice-affair-2015

… Katha Pollitt, who is a contributor to The Nation, and also a Maggie Award recipient:

Planned Parenthood Maggie Award The Nation

… Essence editor Lauren N. Williams, who is a Maggie Award recipient:

Essence editor Lauren N. Williams Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… Essence journalist Jeannine Amber, who is a Planned Parenthood awardee:

Jeannine Amber Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

… ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent awarded by Planned Parenthood

 Dahlia Lithwick, who is senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek, is also keynote speaker for Planned Parenthood:

Dahlia Lithwick Planned Parenthood

 John Young, who is with the Waco Tribune Herald and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

John Young Waco Tribune Herald Planned Parenthood Media Award

 Jordan Smith, who is with the Austin Chronicle and is a recipient of the Maggie Award:

Jordan Smith Austin Chronicle Planned Parenthood Media Award

The list goes on and on.

Media elites are more eager to prop up Planned Parenthood than courageously take the side of young sexual abuse victims to expose Planned Parenthood. We can only hope that one day, light will shine on Planned Parenthood and the media complicity machine that protects them.

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

Abortion doc worried women won’t kill babies after clinic vandalism

Posted in Abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2015 by saynsumthn

Circuit riding abortionist Willie Parks found his way to MSNBC’s Melissa-Harris Perry’s show this week to denounce a recent incident vandalism at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion clinic. Of course, the falsely labeled “Christian” child killer has yet to denounce the myriads of women killed, raped, or maimed inside abortion clinics.

While there is absolutely no proof the alleged act has been linked to anyone who opposes abortion, the Clarion Leger reported that abortion advocates at the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, accused the incident on anti-abortion protesters.

Harris-Perry, rather than questioning the timing of the so-called vandalism as a rather convenient sympathy booster for the death mill- has gone on an all out assault assuming it was tried to those who oppose killing babies in the womb.

Her fear is that women won’t have an abortion at all if they are faced with protesters outside.

“It’s about fear. Fear both for physicians and staff members but also for women, who, if faced with this kind of gauntlet simply – I mean it’s alre4ad hard enough to access in Mississippi and in the Deep South – but simply then make a decision not to access it at all,” the so-called journalist said.

Abortionist Parker, seeing an opening to attack the pro-life message, dusted off the old “Domestic Terrorism” adjective to lob at the demonstrators who have been carrying on a vigil at the clinic for a while.

Willie Parker Melissa Harris Perry

Make no mistake about it,” the man who dismembers babies in the womb said, “This is a form of domestic terrorism…And, I can’t help but wonder if they [women seeking abortions] extrapolate from this destruction of clinic property to what degree they are safe when they come.” the abortionist said.

Well…let’s see – just how safe are women who seek abortions?

Here are a few dead women who believed they were – only the ones who put them in danger were the abortion staff.

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Tonya and Lakisha abortion deaths

Laura Hope Smith

While vandalism is a crime and is indeed wrong, killing babies and then sending their mother’s to a morgue is not a worthy enough action to condemn according to abortionist Parker’s latest statement.

But, can you blame him? After all – he makes his living on abortion – so why even try to be honest about what abortion is or what it does to babies or their mothers?

Let’s hope what women extrapolate from this blog post, is the truth, that abortion clinics do not care for them- and yes- let’s hope that they will turn around before it is too late.

Keep “Dreaming” only thing Planned Parenthood honors is agenda of Klan speaking founder

Posted in Planned Parenthood Black History Month with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2015 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger once had a dream that who she considered to be unfit and feeble minded would be stopped from “breeding.”

Today, through abortion that dream is coming true.

The Planned Parenthood founder even met with the KLAN.


Sanger gave this account of that KKK meeting in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366.)

*NOTE: Illustration from the brochure: In the New Klan Lynching is for Amateurs found here.


But, today, the organization she founded which continues to name their top award after Klan speaking Margaret Sanger is celebrating “Dream Keepers” for Black History Month.

Planned Parenthood Dreamers

From their release,
To celebrate Black History Month, Planned Parenthood is honoring 99 African American leaders — one for each year since Planned Parenthood was founded.

Isn’t that interesting – read it again: one for each year since Planned Parenthood was founded.

Well…Margaret Sanger would be proud

Margaret Sanger from her autobiography

In 1939, Sanger described the her Negro Project in a letter to fellow eugenicist, Clarence Gamble, “The minister’s work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

PP 2-2-15-Dreamkeepers-Headers_doers

So, it is no surprise that also on Planned Parenthood’s list of Dream Keeper “Doers” is none other than abortionist Willie Parker:

Willie Parker PP Dreamer

Planned Parenthood is great at spin and using their founder’s finesse for marketing they have several media personalities in their philosophical pocket as well.

Planned Parenthood’s list also includes MSNBC host Melissa Harris- Perry in their Storyteller Dream Keeper section.

Her definition of when life begins gives cover to Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda.

PP 2-2-15-Dreamkeepers-Headers_storytellers

Melissa Harris Perry

Harris-Perry who loves abortion once said, “When a pregnancy is wanted by the mother and father. is easy to think of the bump as a baby. But not every pregnancy is a fairy tale. When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science. The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.”


Since 1973 25 percent black Maafa21

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the nation and since 1973, abortion has reduced the Black population by 25%.

Sounds like the “DREAM KEEPER” Planned Parenthood is really honoring is their “DREAM KILLING” founder, Margaret Sanger!

End Sanger’s dream – show the film Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America for Black History Month and awaken future Dream Keepers!

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry calls abortion giant Planned Parenthood part of “my spirit and my soul”

Posted in Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by saynsumthn

Melissa Harris Perry


Melissa Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” was the keynote speaker for the Greensboro Friends of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Greensboro Health Center.

Melissa Harris Perrt Tweet PP speaker Oct 2013


She told the News Record, “Planned Parenthood is a part of my spirit and my soul,” she said. “I have seen the results, from education, to birth control, to honoring a woman’s choice.”

Perry is also the recipient of Planned Parenthood’s 2013 Maggie Award. This award is named after Planned Parenthood’s racist and eugenics founder, Margaret Sanger.

Melissa Harris-Perry was the Planned Parenthood of Mercer County’s annual benefit speaker in 2012.

Melissa Harris Perry speaks PP 2012

Melissa Harris Perry is a Planned Parenthood Media Mouthpiece.

In the past, MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry defined the beginning of life “on the feeling of the parents.” Well that sounds like a Planned Parenthood idea.

She said: “When a pregnancy is wanted by the mother and father. is easy to think of the bump as a baby. But not every pregnancy is a fairy tale. When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science. The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.”

In the past : Melissa Harris-Perry: All Your Kids Belong to Us unless they are THINGS in the Uterus you can dispose of

MelissaHP_1Collective Children? Narrating a new MSNBC “Lean Forward” spot, the Tulane professor, Melissa Harris-Perry, laments that we in America “haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children.” “[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities,” Harris-Perry argued.

WOW- isn’t that the same MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who referred to unborn babies as “things?

HARRIS-PERRY: So my only worry about that, is because I feel like a lot, I mean, having an 11-year-old, I do a lot of kids reading that sort of thing. But I feel like we do that, but it`s always about private morality, right? It feels sort of like to the extent that we talk about morality in the public sphere, we talk about private morality, who you should and shouldn’t sleep with, how you should or should not dispose of things in your uterus. I mean, you know, this is — this is what we think of as morality, right? But we don`t talk about public morality, what it means.

And later, said, “costs to have this thing turn into a human?”

HARRIS-PERRY “It feels sort of like to the extent that we talk about morality in the public sphere, we talk about private morality, who you should and shouldn’t sleep with, how you should or should not dispose of things in your uterus. I mean, you know, this is — this is what we think of as morality, right? But we don`t talk about public morality, what it means,” she said. Earlier this month Perry was quoted as saying, “I seemed to have popped open the fertilized egg. We’ll put that back together. But the very idea that this would constitute a person, right? And that some set of constitutional rights should come to this. Look, I get that that is a particular kind of faith claim. It’s not associated with science … When you’re talking about what it actually costs to have this thing turn into a human, why not allow women to make the best choices that we can with as many resources and options instead of trying to come in and regulate this process?

Austin Chronicle’s Jordan Smith is a Planned Parenthood media mouthpiece

Posted in Media Bias, Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by saynsumthn

Jordan Smith082610_015 Jordon Smith a Perfect example of pro-abortion journalists.

The Austin Chronicle’s reporter Jordan Smith to talk about the “war against women’s reproductive rights” in other words ABORTION!


Event page here:

Of course, abortion giant Planned Parenthood wants in on the fun!!

PP AUstin Chronicle

Not a total surprise since Jordan Smith of the Austin Chronicle was the 2012 recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Maggie Award, named after the racist and eugenics founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.

According to a somewhat bragging article posted by the Austin Chronicle Jordan Smith’s award, is to honor Smith’s Austin Chronicle piece “The Destruction of Texas Health Care.”

“I am once again honored to have our work recognized by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As access to women’s health care in Texas continues to be threatened by a political dislike of Planned Parenthood by certain lawmakers, it becomes even more important to report and write about the impact on women that these decisions have,” stated Maggie Award recipient Jordan Smith.

Austin Chronicle Politics Editor Michael King elaborated: “We are delighted and honored to learn that Chronicle writer Jordan Smith’s incisive reporting on health care in Texas – and the deleterious effects of political decisions on the lives of women and their families – has once again been recognized for excellence by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The state of Texas has unfortunately created a national template for using hypocritical ‘pro-life’ rhetoric as a means of slashing funding for basic health care – thereby undermining the health of women and their children, increasing the number of unplanned births and conceptions, and paradoxically increasing the number of abortions. Smith’s reporting on this preposterous crusade has been steady and indispensable, and it has brought the consequences to a broad and engaged audience. We thank and celebrate PPFA for recognizing this important work.”

Makes you wonder what Jordan’s bias was on these recent articled:

Abortion Law Heads to Court
Suit challenges constitutionality of HB 2
News Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

From ‘Abstinence-Only’ to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly … or nonexistent
News Feature, Oct. 10, 2013

Abortion Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State of Texas
News Feature, Oct. 3, 2013



In addition to Jordan Smith- Planned Parenthood has issued the Maggie Award to the following:

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2013

• TV News Reporting: Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, for her coverage of the federal and state-level political attacks on women’s health, family planning funding, and health care access
• General Interest Magazine Reporting: Family Circle, for the publication’s coverage, both in print and online, of Let’s Talk Month, encouraging open, healthy discussion between parents and children about issues of sex and sexuality
• Commentary: Katha Pollitt, The Nation, for her “Subject To Debate” column
• Daily/Weekly Print Reporting: Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post, for her sensitive and moving series on transgender children centered around “Transgender at Five”
• Radio Reporting: Maria Hinojosa, National Public Radio, for her July 2012 piece highlighting the danger posed to women by Mississippi state legislators’ efforts to shut down the last remaining abortion provider in the state
• Women’s Magazine: Gretchen Voss and Lisa Bain, Women’s Health, for “Special Report: Are Your Birth Control Rights Endangered?”
• Print and Online Reporting: Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones, for her Clinics-in-Peril series
• Online Reporting: Katie J.M. Baker, Jezebel, for her ongoing original coverage of reproductive health news and legislation
• TV Documentary: Lauren Bosworth, John Ferriter, Howard Lapides, Dr. Drew Pinsky, David Stanley, and Siobhan Walshe, Executive Producers, I’m Positive, MTV
• Digital and Social Media: Ultraviolet, for their Rick Ross/Reebok campaign
• Community/Personal Blog: Pamela Merritt, Angry Black Bitch, for her coverage of the death of Anna Brown
• Youth Media: Seventeen, for the publication’s commitment — in print and online — to ensuring its readers have accurate information about sex, healthy relationships, and their bodies

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2012

Commentary: Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury series March 12 – 17, 2012
Daily/Weekly Print Reporting: Jordan Smith, The Austin Chronicle, “The Destruction of Texas Health Care”
General Interest Magazine Reporting: Sarah Blustain, Mother Jones, “In the Name of the Mother”
Women’s Magazine: Jeannine Amber, ESSENCE, “Our Teens’ Secret Sex Lives”
Online Reporting: Laura Bassett, Huffington Post, for her coverage of the recent attacks on women’s health, including the Catholic bishops’ influence on legislation and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation defunding controversy
TV/News Reporting: Diversity Films, Inc., Why Us? Left Behind and Dying
Social Media: Deanna Zandt, Tumblr, “Planned Parenthood Saved Me”
Community/Personal Blog: Denene Millner,, “Let’s Talk About Sex” series

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2011

Television: Modern Family and Friday Night Lights
Commentary: Connie Schultz, The Plain Dealer, for: “A Full-Scale Attack on Reproductive Rights”
News Magazine Reporting: Laura Tillman, The Nation, for: “Crossing the Line”
Women’s Magazine Reporting: Amanda Robb, Ms. Magazine, for: “Not a Lone Wolf”
Online Reporting: Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, for: “Behind the Assault on Planned Parenthood”
Daily and Weekly Print Reporting: Jordan Smith, The Austin Chronicle, for: “The War on Women’s Health”
TV News Reporting: Lawrence O’Donnell, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, for his coverage of the recent federal and state-level legislative attacks on women’s health, family planning funding, and the work of Planned Parenthood.

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2010

Film: Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
Commentary: Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, for: “Is Abortion a Racist Plot? Of Course Not” and “Ga. Senate’s New Concern for Black Children”
News Magazine: The Nation for: “Shotgun Adoption”
Women’s Magazine: Glamour for: “The Serious Health Decision Women Aren’t Talking About”
Online Reporting: Lynn Harris,, for: “Our Daughters Should Not Be Cut”
TV News Reporting: The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, for its coverage of the health care reform debate, the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the anti-abortion movement
Special Mention: RH Reality Check, for its coverage of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, health care reform and the Stupak amendment, and the anti-choice movement’s targeting of African-American women.

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2009

The CW TV program Privileged – episode: “All About the Power Position”
The American Prospect, “America’s AIDS Apartheid” by Kai Wright. Ann Friedman, Editor
Glamour, “It’s Your Turn to Talk to McCain and Obama” by Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief; Jill Herzig, Executive Editor; Linda Kramer Jenning, Washington, DC, Editor; Ellen Kampinsky, News Director; and Geraldine Sealey, Editor
The New Republic, “Life Sentence,” an article debunking the notion that John McCain is a women’s health moderate by Sarah Blustain. Esther Kaplan, Investigative Fund Editor, and Peter Scoblic, Editor
Amanda Robb for her article “Leslee Unruh’s Facts of Life,” published in More, a profile of an anti-choice ideologue
Fiorella Valdesolo for her article “Freedom From Choice,” published in Nylon, highlighting television’s unrealistic portrayals of abortion
Jennifer Wolff Perrine for her article “When There is No Good Choice,” published in SELF, discussing the personal, medical and legal issues surrounding second- and third-trimester abortion
Deborah Kotz, for her extensive work in US News & World Report on reproductive health, pregnancy, sex education, and preventive care

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2008

Kate Walsh, actor, for her extensive advocacy efforts on behalf of affordable family planning services and real sex education
ABC-TV for Boston Legal — “The Chicken and the Leg” episode
Cosmopolitan, “The Sneaky Threat to Your Fertility,” by Stacey Colino, and “I Have an STD. Now What?” by Gail O’Connor
Redbook, “Your (very personal) Health at 20, 30, 40, 50,” by Andrea Cooper
Marie Claire, “The Easiest Choice I’ve Ever Made Is Also the Hardest to Live With,” by Gretchen Voss
John Young from the Waco Tribune-Herald for numerous editorials in support of reproductive health and sexuality education
Judy Peres for her extensive body of work in support of reproductive rights and sexual health while at the Chicago Tribune

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2007

Cosmopolitan, “Your Gyno Exam: What to Know Before You Go,” by Amanda Pressner
Glamour, “New Lies About Women’s Health,” by Brian Alexander
KTVK-TV Channel 3, Phoenix, Arizona, “Sex Education Varies in Arizona’s Schools” — two-part series, by Brandy Aguilar, producer
New York Daily News, three columns: “Pro-child, pro-choice politics,” “Birds, bees belong in school,” “Voters choose choice — but now …”; by Lenore Skenazy

PPFA Maggie Award Recipients 2006

PBS Frontline for The Last Abortion Clinic
NBC-TV for Boston Legal — “Smile” episode
Sheryl McCarthy, columnist — for her extensive body of work in support of reproductive rights and sexual health
The Kansas City Star for editorials supporting reproductive justice, family planning, and the right to confidential health care
NBC-TV for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit — “Rockabye” episode
La Opinión for “Proposición 73 Olvida lo Principal” (“Proposition 73 Overlooks What Is Key”)
ABC-TV for The George Lopez Show — “Prescription for Trouble” episode
Seventeen magazine for “Vagina 101: What’s Normal, What’s Not”


Glamour magazine for “Yes, You Can Save Women’s Lives”
CBS-TV for Cold Case — “Volunteer” episode
Rev. Tom Davis for Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances
Vera Drake


Women’s eNews for overall excellence in reporting on reproductive rights and health
Working Assets for covering reproductive rights and health on and for donating a portion of the proceeds of its various services to nonprofit organizations, including Planned Parenthood


Human Rights Watch for its website,
The WB Television Network for Everwood — “The Kissing Bridge” episode
People magazine for “An Iowa Mystery”
HBO films for Real Woman Have Curves
HBO for Six Feet Under for its unique depiction of sexuality, gay and straight


Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist for the Boston Globe, special award for consistently insightful opinions about the need to protect women’s reproductive health and rights
San Diego Union-Tribune, for “Girl and Boy, Interrupted”
Ann Telnaes, syndicated cartoonist, Tribune Media Service, for editorial cartoons in support of reproductive rights
Essence magazine for “In Case of Emergency” and “If All Else Fails”
ABC News 20/20 for “Abortion & Terrorism”
MPH Entertainment, Inc. for The History of Sex in the 20th Century
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) for its Web site,
NBC-TV for Law & Order: Criminal Intent — “The Third Horseman” episode
NBC-TV for Days of Our Lives for daytime drama about sexual and reproductive health
HBO for Sex and the City for its treatment of sexual and reproductive health issues
Daimler-Chrysler for a television advertisement that uses sexuality in a positive and humorous way
Fast Company magazine for “Planned Parenthood’s 25-Year Plan”


Patt Morrison, columnist, Los Angeles Times — special award for Spontaneous Activism
Los Angeles Times for coverage of reproductive health issues
Glamour magazine for “Why I Risk My Life to Do Abortions”
Richard North Patterson for Protect and Defend
The Dallas Morning News for editorials on family planning
Queen Latifah/Telepictures Productions for “Teens Desperate to Have Babies: Convincing Them to Wait”
Hispanic Radio Network for “Mundo 2000 — International Women’s Day”
The Feminist Majority Foundation for their website,
Joan Osborne for advocacy and education through music
Rod Lurie for The Contender
NBC-TV for Third Watch — “Faith” episode
ABC-TV for General Hospital for daytime drama about sexual and reproductive health


Teen People magazine for coverage of our issues
Mike Peters for cartoons supporting reproductive health and rights issues
Natalie Marie Angier for Woman: An Intimate Geography
Judy Mann for columns covering our issues
NBC-TV for 3rd Rock from the Sun — “Sex and the Sally” episode
MTV/Kaiser Family Foundation for True Life: I Need Sex RX
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for their website,
NBC-TV for The West Wing — pilot episode
Ani DiFranco for “Hello Birmingham”
Eve Ensler for The Vagina Monologues
John Irving/Miramax Films for The Cider House Rules


Glamour magazine for “The Truth About Abortion and Women’s Health”
The Village Voice for “Roe v. Wade: 25 Years Later”
The Metro Times for “Matter of the Heart”
Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA) for “Dangerous Liaisons”
Waco Tribune-Herald for columns on reproductive health care and freedom
KCRG-TV for “Dangerous Liaisons”
KRON-TV for “First Cut: AIDS Update”
CBS-TV Cosby — “Now Is The Time, The Walrus Said” episode
Youth Radio for “Youth Voices on Sex” for “Maternal Morality Worldwide: Dying for Motherhood”


Sarasota magazine for “Sex, Lies and Politics”
The Houston Chronicle for editorials on family planning, reproductive rights, and Planned Parenthood
The Washington Post for a series of cartoons on family planning, legislation, and abortion rights by Herb Block
HBO for If These Walls Could Talk
KRON-TV for “First Cut 97-05”
NBC-TV for “The More You Know” PSAs
Hispanic Radio Network for “Buscando la Belleza” (Searching For Beauty and Health)


Self magazine for “What’s New in Birth Control?”
The Nation magazine for Katha Pollitt’s columns on the abortion issue
The Chicago Tribune for “Gambling With Life: Why Parents Defy Odds and Circumstance to Have More Babies”
HBO for The Dying Rooms
HBO for Sandra’s Web: A Mother’s Diary
ABC for Home Improvement — “The Vasectomy One” episode
NBC-TV for Dateline NBC for “The Toughest Choice”


Glamour magazine for “An Abortion Doctor’s Diary of Terror”
Ser Padres magazine for “Niñas Que Son Madres”
The Boston Globe for coverage of December 30 murders at the Brookline, MA, clinics
CNN for “Christian Soldiers”
NBC-TV Dateline for “Dutch Treat”
NBC-TV for Law and Order — “Progeny” episode
Lucky Duck Productions, with Ogilvy Adams and Rinehart, for Smart Sex
Youth Radio for “The Realities of Teen Pregnancy: A Day in My Life by Ayoka Medlock”
Monitor Radio for “Population Perspective”
Honorable Mention
The Beaumont Enterprise (TX) for “Kids Having Kids”


The Nation magazine for “Eastward, Christian Soldiers! Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia”
Concord Monitor (NH) for series “Sex Education — Teen Realities”
Chicago Tribune for series “Saving Our Children: When Kids Have Kids”
Concentric Media and KTEH-TV for When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories
Home Box Office for Talking Sex: Making Love in the ’90s
KSBW-TV for Not Me: Innocence in the Time of AIDS
WBBR 1130 AM for “Condom-Phobics”


The Philadelphia Daily News for “Out of Control”
Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) for editorial cartoon by Rick Cole
Glamour magazine for “Why Do We Romanticize the Fetus?”
Health magazine for “The Birth Control Bind”
Home Box Office for Life Stories: Families in Crisis for “Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story”
WHSW-TV 24 for “In Your interest/Teen Pregnancy”
Media Works, Inc. for Sex Education in America: AIDS and Adolescence
WHTZ-100 FM for “Z-100 Love Phones”


Glamour magazine for “Where Are the Doctors Who Will Do Abortions?”
The San Diego Union for five-part series “Bedside Planners: Contraception in the ’90s”
The Washington Post for series of cartoons on family planning and legislation by Herb Block
ABC-TV for Roseanne — “A Bitter Pill to Swallow” episode
ABC News for PrimeTime Live for “Lying In Wait”
ABC News for 20/20 for “Is This Our Future?”
KING 5 TELEVISION for Sexual Survival
Monitor Radio for “Women and AIDS”
Honorable Mention
Univision Network News for “Buffalo Anti-Abortion Demonstrations” and for The Cristina Show for “Condomania”


The Washington Post for series of cartoons on family planning and legislation by Herb Block
The Dallas Morning News for six-part series “Sex Lies and Big Brother: Sexual Tyranny in Romania”
Glamour magazine for “Teenage and Pregnant” and “The Politics of Birth Control”
NBC/Carsey Werner Co. for A Different World — “If I Should Die Before I Wake” episode
World Monitor Television for “Women with AIDS”
Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. for Peter Jennings Reporting: The New Civil War


San Francisco Examiner for series of columns on reproductive rights issues by Suzanne Salter
Newsweek magazine for coverage of the abortion issue
Lifetime Television for Ask Me Anything: How To Talk to Kids About Sex
WPLG-TV for “AIDS en la Familia”
Tribune Entertainment, Inc. for The Geraldo Rivera Show — “To Be Gay in the Midst of the AIDS Catastrophe”
NBC-TV for L.A. Law — “Captain Hurt” episode


ABC-TV for 20/20 for “The Abortion Pill”
NBC-TV for “Roe v. Wade” and A Different World — “No Means No” episode
ABC Radio for “American Agenda: Abortion”
New Woman magazine for “A Matter of Life and Love: One Woman’s Story”
Arkansas Gazette for “Children Having Children”


Essence magazine for “A Matter of Choice”
Los Angeles Times for its series “Prenatal Care: Less Costs More”
WSM Radio/Nashville for “AIDS: Plague of the ’80s”
NBC-TV for A Year in the Life — “Things You Should Know Before and After” episode
NBC-TV for outstanding segments on AIDS and young people on Main Street
ABC-TV for outstanding news segments on AIDS and contraceptive technology on Good Morning America and for World News Tonight for its series on world population


ABC-TV for made-for-TV-movie Daddy
NBC-TV for “AIDS Composite”
KING-TV for two-hour documentary Teen Sex: What about the Kids?
Working Woman magazine for feature on “Where ‘Boss’ Stops and ‘Friend’ Begins”
Alabama Journal for a series of articles titled “Teen Pregnancy: An Alabama Tragedy”


NBC-TV for St. Elsewhere — “Boom Boom Womb” and “To Tell the Truth” segments
WIVB-TV for Family Secrets (Documentary)
Vogue magazine for “Selling Chastity: The Sly New Attack on Your Sexual Freedom”
The Washington Post for a six-part series “At Risk: Chronicles of Teen-Age Pregnancy”


ABC-TV for World News Tonight for “Almost Adults”
ABC-TV for 20/20 for “Sex Education”
NBC-TV for Today for “Sex Education”
WJLA-TV for five-part series on “When Babies Have Babies”
NBC Radio for “It Can Happen Anywhere” (child sexual abuse)
WEEI Newsradio for “The Learning Center” (teenage sex and pregnancy)
Youth News, Oakland, CA, for “Heartthrobs and Hormones” (teenage sex and pregnancy)
The Boston Globe for a series of editorials supporting reproductive rights and reproductive health
Mike Peters for an editorial cartoon satirizing the federal government’s position on reproductive rights
Glamour magazine for “The Battle Against Planned Parenthood” (Feature Article)
Glamour magazine for “Why We Can’t Be Silent About Anti-Abortion Tactics” (Feature Article)
Image magazine, Texas Christian University, for “Smart Sex” (Feature Article)
Ms. magazine for “The Fetus and The Law — Whose Life is it Anyway?” (Feature Article)
Time magazine for “The Population Curse” (Cover Story)


ABC News’ 20/20 for “Too Much, Too Soon”
WCBS-TV for “Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The HUB Program”
NBC-TV/UBU Productions/Paramount Television for Family Ties — “Ready or Not” episode
KAMR-TV, KFDA-TV, and KVII-TV (Amarillo, TX) for a unique cooperative effort to promote 1983 National Family Sexuality Education Week
Family Circle magazine for “What Kids Really Want to Know About Sex but Are Afraid to Ask”
Seventeen magazine for “Sex and Your Body”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch for “Children Having Children”
The Bergen Record (NJ) for a series of four editorials


ABC News’ Nightline for “Teen Contraception — The Baltimore Experiment,” “Abortion Clinic Violence,” and “Anti-Abortion Setback” (Television News)
KPIX-TV for “The Snitch Rule” and “Snitch Rule Update” (Television Editorial)
NBC-TV for Family Ties — “Oops” episode (Television Entertainment)
WRKS-FM for “The Stork Doesn’t Work Alone” (Radio Documentary)
Parents magazine for “Genetic Counselors: How They Can Help and How They Can’t” (Magazine Feature)
Los Angeles Times for nine editorials on the subject of reproductive rights (Newspaper Editorial)
Honorable mention certificates to:
KUHT-TV for A Baby Maybe: To Be or Not To Be a Parent (Television Documentary)
WFSB-TV for “Babies Shouldn’t Die” (Television News)
Newsweek magazine for “Infertility” (Magazine Feature)
Family Circle magazine for “How Women Feel About Abortion: An Exclusive Family Circle Survey” (Magazine Feature)
Glamour magazine for “The Battle Over Abortion:” (Magazine News)
Charlotte News and Observer for “Growing Up in the ’80’s” (Newspaper Feature)
Gannett News Service for outstanding coverage of the issues surrounding abortion (Newspaper Feature)


Hearst/ABC Video Services for Where Do Babies Come From? (Television Documentaries)
WDAY-TV for “Opening of the Fargo Abortion Clinic” (Television News)
Glamour magazine for “Contraceptive Update — The Latest on What’s Right or Wrong for You” (Magazine News)
Glamour magazine for “My Abortion — Why It Was The Most Difficult Decision I May Ever Have To Make (Magazine Feature)
Honorable Mention Certificates to
Group W Production for Hour Magazine show featuring Ann Landers speaking out on the need to keep abortion legal (Television Editorial)
WFAA-TV, for a five-part series on infertility (Television Public Affairs)
Seventeen magazine for “Sex and Your Body” (Magazine Feature)
WSB for continuous enlightened programming efforts (Radio Public Affairs)


David Greene/Finnegan Associates for The Choice
Honorable Mention Certificates to
Dan Curtis Associates for “I Think I’m Having a Baby”
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report for “Medicaid Abortion”
Hour Magazine for “How We Can Encourage Teens to Be Sexually Responsible”
David Sawyer and Victoria Hamburg for “So Many Voices: A Look at Abortion in America”


Michael Hirsh and Station WTTW/Chicago Public Television for Guess Who’s Pregnant: An Update


Tandem/Tat Production House: for three television episodes on adolescent pregnancies, in One Day at a Time, Good Times, and In the Beginning

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Did Woman arrested with dead still born baby in home use Melissa Harris-Perry’s definition for when life begins?

Posted in child abuse, Media Bias, Media pro-abortion with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

A Woman who told her boyfriend she was pregnant and had an abortion has been arrested after they found the still born child’s dead body in her home.

But- did Lorie Bendorovich simply use MSNBC’s host Melissa Harris-Perry’s formula for when life begins as her excuse?


MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry said: “When a pregnancy is wanted by the mother and father. is easy to think of the bump as a baby. But not every pregnancy is a fairy tale…When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science. The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.

Lorie Bendorovich

Charges have been filed against the mother of a baby who was found dead inside the bedroom of her Bucks County home.

Police say 38-year-old Lorie Bendorovich gave birth to a baby boy on either July 14. Investigators say Bendorovich believed her child was stillborn and placed him in a black trash bag. Police say one of her children later discovered the baby’s decomposing body inside the bag.

On July 18, around 11 a.m., police say a friend of Bendorovich’s visited her at her home on the 200 block of Lakeside in Tullytown. The woman noticed a smell coming from a bedroom. When she walked in, police say she found the remains of the newborn inside the bag.

The woman contacted police who took Bendorovich in for questioning. Bendorovich told police she didn’t realize she was pregnant until she gave birth to the child. An autopsy performed on the child confirmed that he was stillborn.

“We are not charging criminal homicide at this juncture,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler during a press conference on Monday. “The post-mortem examination which was performed Friday of last week indicated, at least preliminarily, that the child was indeed stillborn and that the lungs in particular never had oxygen in them and that the child never took a breath.”

Despite Bendorovich’s claim, prosecutors say that she knew she was pregnant at some point. According to investigators, the father of the child told police that he had offered to raise the baby with or without her back in October of last year. However, the father says Bendorovich told her in November that the pregnancy had been “terminated.” Officials are investigating whether Bendorovich underwent a procedure to end her pregnancy and believed the child had been aborted.

On Monday, Bendorovich was arrested and charged with concealing the death of her child as well as abuse of corpse. She appeared in court Monday afternoon for her arraignment and was released on unsecured bail. A judge ordered her to live with her parents. She is scheduled for another hearing on July 30.