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Pro-abortion media can’t be trusted to report truth about Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee, Pro-choice Hypocrisy, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2018 by saynsumthn

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The media has remained silent about Live Action’s investigative report and docuseries, Aiding Abusers, which documents the decades-long child sexual abuse cover-up by taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood. The horrific criminal cases, civil lawsuits, and health department records alone — some recently uncovered by Live Action and some published previously by other pro-life organizations — are, in and of themselves, substantial evidence showing Planned Parenthood’s disregard for victims of child sexual abuse. Add to that Live Action’s undercover investigations, along with testimonies from former Planned Parenthood staffers who witnessed Planned Parenthood’s complicity in failing to report suspicion of abuse, and the proof is overwhelming.

In addition to the Planned Parenthood-supportive media, organizations and individuals who praised the MeToo and TimesUp movements are also silent.  An obvious example can be seen in an article published by pro-abortion Rewire News, which claims its goal is to “[…] foster public knowledge and enlightenment through high-quality evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting….”

Image: Rewire News fails sexual abuse victims taken to Planned Parenthood

Rewire News fails sexual abuse victims taken to Planned Parenthood (Image credit: Twitter)

However, while one might expect a level of bias from Rewire News, author Katelyn Burns exhibited not a hint of true journalism in her piece, “Republicans Coordinate With Discredited Anti-Choice Group to Call for Planned Parenthood Investigation.” As I read Burns’ piece, I wrongly anticipated that Burns might mention, with some level of empathy, the victims of sexual abuse, some as young as twelve years old, taken by their abusers to Planned Parenthood and then returned back to the abusers for additional suffering. I assumed Rewire might issue some level of rebuke, token of disdain or outrage regarding theses horrific cases. I assumed Burns might conclude that something is wrong at Planned Parenthood, and side, not with the big corporation, but with actual sexual abuse victims.

I was wrong.

Instead of examining all the evidence presented by Live Action, Burns was hyper-focused on the two undercover investigations conducted by Live Action, which (according to media reports) resulted in the firing of at least twoPlanned Parenthood staffers and one being put on probation by their state’s Department of Health. Without citing any evidence, except a lazy link to a Huffington Post article which made a false claim about a completely separate Live Action investigation, Burns called the undercover stings “discredited and extensively edited ‘sting’ footage.” Burns was so unable to see through her bias that she failed to even acknowledge more than two-thirds of Live Action’s evidence. In so doing, Burns completely disregarded sexual abuse victims like Denise Fairbanks, who, as Live Action detailed, was forced by her rapist to have an abortion. Denise’s cries for help were then — according to the victim, not Live Action — ignored by Planned Parenthood.

Image: Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Denise told Planned Parenthood she was raped and they did NOTHING (Image credit: Live Action Twitter page)

Burns also disregarded the sexual abuse victim of predator George Savanah, who, according to the criminal caseagainst him, brought his young victim to Planned Parenthood not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions, and each time it appears that Planned Parenthood returned her to her abuser.

Image: George Savanah impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

George Savanah impregnates daughter three times and takes her to Planned Parenthood

The cases in Live Action’s report are horrific and are most likely the reason Burns selectively left them out and made a deliberate decision to be a propagandist for Planned Parenthood rather than a true investigative journalist. Another reason might be because on the Rewire News board of directors is none other than Bryan Howard, CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona. Live Action conducted two of undercover stings in Arizona, and Live Action’s report contains details of a criminal case involving Planned Parenthood in Arizona.

Image: Planned Parenthood CEO on board of Rewire News (Image credit: screen grab from Rewire News blog)

Planned Parenthood CEO on board of Rewire News (Image credit: screen grab from Rewire News blog)

 

In that case, Planned Parenthood allegedly told a 15-year-old rape victim it wasn’t worth the “hassle” for them to report her rape to police, then also allegedly miscoded the incident as “consensual” sex.

Image: Image taken from Tyler Kost police report

Image taken from Tyler Kost police report

OOPS!

I guess Burns saw no need to reveal this conflict of interest.

We have seen this kind of selective reporting before, when NBC News squashed Ronan Farrow’s initial report regarding the predatory behavior of Harvey Weinstein. Last month, Farrow told Recode Decode, “The fact that there was a veil of silence around the Harvey Weinstein story for decades is not accidental, and there were a variety of systems that kept it silent…. The question of the complicity of the media and the role the media played in keeping this quiet for as long as it was quiet, are important ones.” He added:

I think one reason why I structured those stories… around systems rather than individuals, is because the systems still have a long way to go…. This was a story about the abuse of power and the way in which the most powerful people in this country can manipulate the press, manipulate the judicial and legal process…. These are systems that are still be used every day.

Now, Planned Parenthood’s complicity of silence is shamefully doing the exact same thing, but just as in the Weinsteincase and other abuse cases, truth cannot be silenced. It will eventually come out.

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

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

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

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Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398291083735277/

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

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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

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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, MyBrownBaby.com, “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, Salon.com, 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”

2005

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
Kinsey
Vera Drake

2004

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

2003

Human Rights Watch for its website, http://www.hrw.org/
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

2002

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, http://www.siecus.org/
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”

2001

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, http://www.feminist.org/
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

1999-2000

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, http://www.kff.org/
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

1998

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”
ABCNEWS.com for “Maternal Morality Worldwide: Dying for Motherhood”

1997

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)

1996

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”

1995

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”

1994

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”

1993

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”

1992

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”

1991

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

1990

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

1989

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”

1988

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

1987

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”

1986

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”

1985

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)

1984

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

1983

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)

1982

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)

1981

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”

1980

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

1978

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

More of Planned Parenthood’s Media Mouthpieces here

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Don’t pro-lifers care for me? Is common ground on abortion possible?

Posted in Abortion, birth control, Black Crime, Black Genocide, Black Victims, Church, Common Ground, Eugenics, Margaret Sanger, Nazi, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Pro-Life, Racism, Richard Nixon, Slavery, Sterilization, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2009 by saynsumthn

USA Today reporting on a new Pew Research Poll on abortion says this in their report: R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Not in Congress — or church — if you disagree

They Write: Disrespect is respectable to a surprising chunk of people when it’s on a matter of great importance such as abortion, according to a report released today by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Now, the Pew report, released today, finds Americans are divided sharply on whether a view on the legality of abortion that is opposite their own view is a respectable opinion to hold.

While 50% of people who support legal abortion say the view that it should be illegal is a respectable view, 42% say it is not.

And on the flip side, among those who oppose legal abortion, 44% say supporting it is respectable but 47% say it’s not.

Men are more tolerant than women on this, and people under age 50 more tolerant than their elders. Religion has a role as well. The report finds…

52 % of pro-choice evangelical Protestants express respect for the opposing view, compared with 32% of pro-life evangelicals. Among those who attend services weekly or more, those in the pro-choice camp are more likely to respect their opponents than those in the pro-life-camp (49% vs. 37%)

I suppose that Pew nor USA Today has not seen this display of RESPECT from pro-choicer Franke Schaeffer Jr:

The pro-abortion media loves to vilify pro-lifers. Would they want “Church” People to “Respect” opposing views on MURDER? RACISM? SEXUAL ASSAULT?

What USA Today fails to state is how “DISRESPECTFUL” it is to steal a pro-lifer TAX Money to pay for child killing. Where is the respect for that?

Pro-Choicers want “Tolerance” in word alone. They force us to pay $350 million dollars to Planned Parenthood and millions more to Population and Family Planning organizations world-wide by taking our tax dollars. Planned Parenthood was founded on Eugenics and Racism and for that we are suppose to show “respect”? Why don’t they chastise us for not allowing the KKK to openly speak from our pulpits and churches as well?

See how racist they really are by watching this Maafa21 Trailer:

The pro-choice media refuses to show the pictures of aborted children – they censor the truth about abortion then call us “Disrespectful” if we parade around with graphic posters of dead babies. Perhaps if they did their journalistic duties, we would not have to be so vocal.

The truth is that the so-called pro-choice churches and their baby killing politicians and abortion industry friends are trying to pawn so-called “Common Ground” policies
down the throats of the lesser educated pro-life community. Hidden in these meetings is a full on abortion/birth control plan to “reduce abortions” by passing out contraception like candy. And much of this “candy” will involve so-called “morning After” abortion pills. Well, I will NOT buy their snake oil !

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If the worst I am called is “Disrespectful” with regard to my tolerance of Child Killing ( abortion) than I stand alongside the great American Abolitionist :
William Lloyd Garrison who wrote this about slavery and in response to those critical of his “Rhetoric” in 1831:
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From the opening editorial of The Liberator, January 1, 1831:

I am aware, that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire, to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hand of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.

Another well know advocate against slavery was revivalist Charles Finney, said this to The Silent Churches regarding slavery:

( I added the (abortion) word in addition to slavery to give it perspective )

LECTURES ON REVIVALS OF RELIGION
by The Rev. CHARLES G. FINNEY
LECTURE XV
HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS

The church must take right ground in regard to politics. Do not suppose, now, that I am going to preach a political sermon, or that I wish to have you join and get up a Christian party in politics. No, I do not believe in that. But the time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics, or the Lord will curse them. They must be honest men themselves, and instead of voting for a man because he belongs to their party, Bank or Anti-Bank, Jackson, or Anti-Jackson, they must find out whether he is honest and upright, and fit to be trusted. T… God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, he does see it, and he will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.

Revivals are hindered when ministers and churches take wrong ground in regard to any question involving human rights. Take the subject of SLAVERY (abortion), for instance. The time was when this subject was not before the public mind. John Newton continued in the slave trade (abortionist trade) after his conversion. And so had his mind been perverted, and so completely was his conscience seared, in regard to this most nefarious traffic, that the sinfulness of it never occurred to his thoughts until some time after he became a child of God. Had light been poured upon his mind previously to his conversion, he never could have been converted without previously abandoning this sin. And after his conversion, when convinced of its iniquity, he could no longer enjoy the presence of God, without abandoning the sin for ever. So, doubtless, many slave dealers and slave holders (abortionists and abortion workers and supporters) in our own country have been converted, notwithstanding their participation in this abomination, because the sinfulness of it was not apparent to their minds. So ministers and churches, to a great extent throughout the land, have held their peace, and borne no testimony against this abominable abomination, existing in the church and in the nation. But recently, the subject has come up for discussion, and the providence of God has brought it distinctly before the eyes of all men. Light is now shed upon this subject, as it has been upon the cause of temperance. Facts are exhibited, and principles established, and light thrown in upon the minds of men, and this monster is dragged from his horrid den, and exhibited before the church, and it is demanded of them, “IS THIS SIN?” Their testimony must be given on this subject. They are God’s witnesses. They are sworn to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” It is impossible that their testimony should not be given, on one side or the other. Their silence can no longer be accounted for upon the principle of ignorance, and that they have never had their attention turned to the subject. Consequently, the silence of Christians upon the subject is virtually saying that they do not consider slavery (abortion) as a sin. The truth is, it is a subject upon which they cannot be silent without guilt. The time has come, in the providence of God, when every southern breeze is loaded down with the cries of lamentation, mourning and wo. Two millions (46 millions unborn) of degraded heathen in our own land stretch their hands, all shackled and bleeding, and send forth to the church of God the agonizing cry for help. And shall the church, in her efforts to reclaim and save the world, deafen her ears to this voice of agony and despair? God forbid. The church cannot turn away from this question. It is a question for the church and for the nation to decide, and God will push it to a decision.It is in vain for the churches to resist it for fear of distraction, contention, and strife. It is in vain to account it an act of piety to turn away the ear from hearing this cry of distress.The church must testify, and testify “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” on this subject, or she is perjured, and the Spirit of God departs from her. She is under oath to testify, and ministers and churches who do not pronounce it sin bear false testimony for God. It is doubtless true that one of the reasons for the low state of religion at the present time is that many churches have taken the wrong side on the subject of slavery (child killing-abortion), have suffered prejudice to prevail over principle, and have feared to call this abomination by its true name….

But I repeat it, the subject of slavery (abortion) is a subject upon which Christians, praying men, need not and must not differ.Another thing to be avoided is an attempt to take neutral ground on this subject. Christians can no more take neutral ground on this subject, since it has come up for discussion, than they can take neutral ground on the subject of the sanctification of the Sabbath. It is a great national sin. It is a sin of the church. The churches by their silence, and by permitting slaveholders to belong to their communion, have been consenting to it. All denominations have been more or less guilty, although the Quakers have of late years washed their hands of it. It is in vain for the churches to pretend it is merely a political sin. I repeat it, it is the sin of the church, to which all denominations have consented. They have virtually declared that it is lawful. The very fact of suffering slaveholders (abortionists) quietly to remain in good standing in their churches, is the strongest and most public expression of their views that it is not sin. For the church, therefore, to pretend to take neutral ground on the subject, is perfectly absurd. The fact is that she is not on neutral ground at all. While she tolerates slaveholders (abortionists, those who have and support abortion) in her communion SHE JUSTIFIES THE PRACTICE. And as well might an enemy of God pretend that he was neither saint nor sinner, that he was going to take neutral ground, and pray “good Lord and good devil,” because he did not know which side would be the most popular…

Still it may be said, that in many churches, this subject cannot be introduced without creating confusion and ill-will. This may be. It has been so upon the subject of temperance, and upon the subject of revivals too. In some churches, neither temperance nor revivals can be introduced without producing dissension. Sabbath-schools, and missionary operations, and everything of the kind have been opposed, and have produced dissensions in many churches. But is this a sufficient reason for excluding these subjects? And where churches have excluded these subjects for fear of contention, have they been blessed with revivals? Every body knows that they have not. But where churches have taken firm ground on these subjects, although individuals and sometimes numbers have opposed, still they have been blessed with revivals. Where any of these subjects are carefully and prayerfully introduced; where they are brought forward with a right spirit, and the true relative importance is attached to each one of them; if in such cases, there are those who will make disturbance and resist, let the blame fall where it ought. There are some individuals, who are themselves disposed to quarrel with this subject, who are always ready to exclaim, “Do not introduce these things into the church, they will create opposition.” And if the minister and praying people feel it their duty to bring the matter forward, they will themselves create a disturbance, and then say, “There, I told you so; now see what your introducing this subject has done; it will tear the church all to pieces.” And while they are themselves doing all they can to create division, they are charging the division upon the subject, and not upon themselves. There are some such people in many of our churches. And neither sabbath-schools, nor missions, nor revivals, nor anti-slavery, nor anything else that honors God or benefits the souls of men, will be carried in the churches, without these careful souls being offended by it…

What is the condition of this nation? No doubt, God is holding the rod of WAR over the heads of this nation. He is waiting before he lets loose his judgments, to see whether the church will do right. The nation is under his displeasure, because the church has conducted in such a manner with respect to revivals. And now suppose war should come, where would be our revivals? How quickly would war swallow up the revival spirit. The spirit of war is anything but the spirit of revivals. Who will attend to the claims of religion, when the public mind is engrossed by the all-absorbing topic of war. See now, how this nation is, all at once, brought upon the brink of war. God brandishes his blazing sword over our heads. Will the church repent? It is THE CHURCH that God chiefly has in view. How shall we avoid the curse of war? Only by a reformation in the church. It is in vain to look to politicians to avert war. Perhaps they would generally be in favor of war. Very likely the things they would do to avert it would run us right into it. If the church will not feel, will not awake, will not act, where shall we look for help? If the church absolutely will not move, will not tremble in view of the just judgments of God hanging over our heads, we are certainly nigh unto cursing, as a nation…Upon the question of slavery (abortion) the church was too late in her testimony to avoid the war. But the slaveholders were much alarmed and exasperated by the constantly growing opposition to their institution throughout all that region of the north where revival influences had been felt. They took up arms to defend and perpetuate the abomination, and by so doing abolished it.

Vicious, Venal and Violent Reaction to pro-life activist Jim Pouillon’s Killing

Posted in Abortion, Constitution, Planned Parenthood, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Religion, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by saynsumthn

[Editor’s Note: the following is a letter from Father Thomas Eutenerer, president of Human Life International, sent out on September 14.]

This is really the only title that adequately describes the murderous movement known as “pro-choice” or “pro-abortion.” It is now frightening, thought not at all surprising, how absolutely hardened and inhumane our culture has become because of this satanic force that has grown strong through 36 years of wholesale murder of God’s precious innocents. The pro-choice movement has made murder just a casual pastime now, part of the general round of things that the news reports routinely. Yet, how surprised should we be at this when we stand back and see the unclean spirit that is behind the movement whose sole motivation is death? The fruits of this movement are universally demonic: a callous disregard for the sanctity of life, the insane promotion of death through lies, distortions and hate-filled propaganda. The nastiness of this movement is no longer able to be contained.

If this were not evident prior to last Friday, then the killing of pro-life activist Jim Pouillon in Michigan on the eighth anniversary of 9-11 should make it clear. Literally every major pro-life organization condemned in categorical terms the killing of abortionist George Tiller immediately as it happened this summer, but we are still waiting to hear an outright condemnation of Pouillon’s murder from Planned Parenthood or the National Organization for Women and other organizations that profit from and justify baby-killing. NARAL issued a pathetic “condemnation” which refused to recognize the anti-life motivation for this killing. After all, lies and killing are the business of these organizations: at six weeks, sixteen weeks or sixty-two years in Jim’s case, they have no regard for the protection of the innocent if it does not support their anti-life agenda.

The summit of viciousness had to come, however, from the media, the propaganda mouthpiece for the killing industry. A local paper, the Flint Journal, published within 24 hours the entire legal record of the victim, including dismissed misdemeanors and traffic violations. Outside of the fact that this man was arrested and penalized numerous times precisely for his pro-life activism, have we ever heard of such a diabolic mockery of an innocent man’s death? As far as I am concerned, Jim Pouillon will be granted a chance to stand up and testify against the editors of the Flint Journal on the day of their judgment. He will convict them of every vicious word. Woe to those journalists of iniquity! Their names will be blotted out of the Book of Life because they are sadistic enemies of life.

The evidence of pro-abortion viciousness is all around us for those who have eyes to see. HLI has documented thousands of cases of abortion violence and published the information on a special website (www.abortionviolence.com). It should convince any reader that the pro-death movement is the most violent and hateful social movement ever known to man, without exception.

Don’t forget the social impact of decades of “pro-choice” rhetoric either. If you think it has not had any effect on our youth culture, take a look at a smattering of the comments that appeared the day of the shooting on the NBC 25 (Mid-Michigan) news comment section. The few that I have published below show only a fraction of the hate. That is all I have the stomach to write today. We will pray for the dear pro-life martyr, Jim Pouillon, who literally gave his life for babies; but more than anything, let us pray for these vicious enemies of life who will have a great deal to answer for when they are judged by a more severe force of Justice than the internet.

Some of the comments on the murder of James Pouillon received by NBC-25 Mid-Michigan News

• One way to stop these nuts
• Maybe the rest of these anti abortion nut-jobs will get a hint that people don’t want to see these signs.
• I’m glad this kook is gone.
• Oh well
• Just consider it a retroactive abortion on another right wing whack job. No great loss. (This one was posted by a man calling himself Dave Devilish…)
• kooks
• I’ve never seen this man before, but I’ve seen others like him. The signs are so offensive that the issue becomes about the sign instead of being about abortion. He hurts the pro-life cause and I’m glad that he’s gone.
• Good!
• One less Democracy-hating fundie terrorist to put up with. Did they think Americans would just allow them to go around stalking & murdering people and not face the backlash? He was harassing schoolchildren, and he got what was coming to him.
• Pro-life = Anti-abortion
• Since most “pro-lifers” I’ve spoken with are in favor of capital punishment, one can’t help but marvel at their hypocrisy.
• Religion is poison-a late-stage cancer in our world.