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Is Planned Parenthood struggling with an identity crisis?

Posted in Alan F. Guttmacher, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 2019, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood nonabortion services, Planned Parenthood Reinvention Plan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2019 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood appears to be struggling with an identity crisis of sorts, uncertain whether to remain an abortion vendor or become a health care agency. It took 50 years for Planned Parenthood to again name a doctor as president, and just as with Planned Parenthood’s previous appointment, Alan F. Guttmacher, a specific agenda appears to be behind the decision to appoint as president Dr. Leana Wen. The taxpayer-funded corporation is suffering from a serious image problem due to its numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators, and it appears Wen has been assigned the task of creating a new image of an organization whose focus is health care, not abortion.

But Wen is sending confusing messages to media outlets who willingly push the abortion giant’s talking points. The most vivid example comes from Buzzfeed in a recent article with the title, “Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care.” Wen wasn’t pleased.

The article title received pushback from pro-abortion supporters, causing Wen to course correct and admit that actually, Planned Parenthood’s “core mission” is abortion. In a series of tweets, Wen also called on supporters to”double down and fight.”

First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care…. Planned Parenthood continues to be a powerful political force across the country.

Image: Leana Wen Planned Parenthood prez confirms core mission is abortion (Image: Twitter)

Leana Wen Planned Parenthood prez confirms core mission is abortion (Image: Twitter)

 

In the Buzzfeed piece, Wen announced a “listening tour of 20 Planned Parenthood affiliates” to learn how best to “add or expand nonabortion services.” This may be why Buzzfeed jumped to a wrong conclusion — one many Americans have been manipulated into falsely believing as well. Among the “nonabortion services” Wen wants to offer are…

  • Treatment for opioid addiction
  • Treatment for diabetes management
  • Mental health counseling

“Wen’s idea to turn more Planned Parenthood affiliates into one-stop shops where you can come in for birth control, STI tests, or an abortion, and meet clinic workers prepared to diagnose and treat a range of other problems unrelated to reproduction, from diet to depression to addiction,” Buzzfeed’s Ema O’Connor writes.

Diet? Depression? Addiction?

Image: Buzzfeed headline Jan 2019

Buzzfeed headline Jan 2019

Wen’s plans, according to Buzzfeed, “could involve in-house mental health counselors, which a few clinics already have, and will likely include increased training for Planned Parenthood staff on how to provide “trauma-informed care.” (But surely nothing about post-abortion trauma….)

READ: So much for 3%: Planned Parenthood prez says abortion ‘our core mission’

Planned Parenthood’s attempt to reinvent itself as a “health care” provider instead of an abortion vendor has been tried before. It failed. That “reinvention plan” was introduced by former president Pamela J. Maraldo, who was a nurse in the 1990’s. According to a Planned Parenthood staffer, the plan was “economy-driven.” Maraldo was eventually pushed out of Planned Parenthood after board members determined that her plan hardly mentioned abortion — and Wen has no intentions of making the same mistake.

Wen’s proposals come at a time when Planned Parenthood’s existing health services such as pap tests, cancer screening, and contraceptive services as well as patients and facilities are plummeting… while abortions,  CEO salaries, and excess revenue (profit) climbs. Also increasing are the tax dollars the abortion corporation receives in its political money laundering scheme (demonstrated in the video below) in which the corporation uses its influence to elect pro-abortion politicians, mostly Democrats, who then turn around and make certain that Planned Parenthood continues to receive half a billion dollars annually.

The sudden resignation of “political organizer and chief” Cecile Richards and other high ranking leaders in the organization might be causing ripples. Buzzfeed notes, “[S]trategists and advocates on both sides of the aisle see her presidency as a pointed and purposeful departure from Richards, and one that sends a clear message…. Democratic strategists are concerned that Wen’s shift to focusing on health care over politics is a sign Planned Parenthood is backing away from the fight.”

Democratic campaign consultant Hank Sheinkopf called it “fatigue”:

It’s a symbol of fatigue, the battle has been a tough one and they’re tired. If you publicly project that you’re no longer an advocate but a provider of medical services, the presumption is the bad guys will no longer beat you up because you’re no longer poking a stick in their eyes all the time.

Politicians are not the only ones showing concern. Live Action News recently documented how vocal and very dissatisfied staffers readily exposed internal accusations of intimidation, low wages, discrimination, and a toxic working environment at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps this is why Wen suggested to Buzzfeed that she “wants to be able to practice at Planned Parenthood clinics” and may “perform blood tests and screenings for Planned Parenthood patients herself.”

Wen, who once advocated transparency among physicians, scrubbed her “Who’s My Doctor?” website shortly after being appointed head of the abortion corporation. But, not to fear, because everyone (except Planned Parenthood staffers and former employees) know how “trustworthy” Planned Parenthood is, right?

READ: Medical pregnancy centers fight lie that Planned Parenthood is about women’s health

Wen is treading water, forced to put forward a public image of Planned Parenthood as a health care agency, all while internally the organization seems to be attempting an image makeover — all while the true agenda of Planned Parenthood continues to be abortion.

While on one hand, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland just erected a billboard that read, “I had an abortion and I’m not apologizing,” on the other hand, the mother ship seems to be attempting to refresh its image as a legitimate, diverse health care provider. And yet, Planned Parenthood’s 2019 plan clearly lays out a focused agenda to “expand abortion.”

Planned Parenthood, which ends the lives of nearly 900 preborn babies in the womb every day with abortion, is never going to be viewed as a health care agency. As Wen morphs from prestigious physician into the corporation’s “propagandist-in-chief,” she may want to heed a well-known passage of scripture, which reads, “A double minded man [or organization, for that matter] is unstable in all his ways.”

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

Pelosi promised Planned Parenthood she wouldn’t pass Obamacare without abortion

Posted in Cecile Richards, Obama and Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, ObamaCare and abortion, Pelosi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2018 by saynsumthn

  / (From Live Action News)

Image: Nancy Pelosi and former Planned Parenthood Prez Cecile Richards

Nancy Pelosi and former Planned Parenthood Prez Cecile Richards

Despite former President Barack Obama’s promises that “no federal dollars” would be used “to fund abortions and federal conscience laws would remain in place” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent Tweet by former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards unintentionally revealed that funding abortion through the ACA was actually part of the plan from the beginning.

In a series of tweetsRichards responded to pushback against Nancy Pelosi being nominated as Speaker of the House in the newly-elected Congress. In her tweets, Richards said she spoke with Pelosi while the ACA was being pushed through, receiving an assurance that abortion would be part of the healthcare act.

“I also find it interesting – though not surprising – that the effort to go after [Pelosi] is being led by four men in Congress,” Richards tweets. “She was the Speaker of the House when we passed the Affordable Care Act. As  has said himself, we would not have the ACA without her.”

Then came this admission:

I will never forget the meeting with her [Speaker Pelosi], when I was at PP, where she told me in the middle of that fight that she would not pass the ACA if it banned insurance coverage for abortion. Though many “progressive” men were willing to throw women under the bus, she was not.

Image: Cecile Richards Tweet reveals Dems knew ObamaCare would fund abortion (Image: Twitter)

Cecile Richards Tweet reveals Dems knew ObamaCare would fund abortion (Image: Twitter)

Of course, pro-life advocates saw this coming at the time, despite the claims of Pelosi, who even had trouble wrangling members of her own party to vote for the ACA because of its abortion funding.

Planned Parenthood worked tirelessly to elect President Obama, who told members of a 2007 Planned Parenthood event,  “… In my mind reproductive care is essential care. It is basic care. So, it is at the center and at the heart of the plan that I propose….” ‘Reproductive care’ is frequently used as code for abortion.

READ: Gallup poll: Majority of Americans want more abortion restrictions

Despite the American public’s opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions, Planned Parenthood, with direct assistance from Speaker Pelosi, made certain abortion was in the ACA, and we now know this was a deliberate and calculated effort — a cooperation with the abortion industry.

In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that identified 1,036 ACA plans that covered abortion and received taxpayer subsidies. The 2014 report concluded that more than a thousand federally subsidized ACA policies paid for abortion, often unbeknownst to policyholders.

A recent analysis of ACA plans found that, despite existing regulations requiring it, “For 2014… none of the entities interviewed that billed insurance… either itemized abortion on the premium bill or issued a separate bill that clearly named its purpose for abortion.”

To remedy this, the Trump administration issued a new rule to make certain consumers aren’t forced to pay for abortion coverage if they don’t want to. But, of course, Planned Parenthood, which recently issued a new plan to expand abortion, is crying foul.

Image: Planned Parenthood calls Trump HHS rule change secret plan (Image: PPFA Website)

Planned Parenthood calls Trump HHS rule change secret plan (Image: PPFA Website)

Why would a rule stating that consumers must be told when their plans cover abortion “make it nearly impossible… to cover abortion”? Perhaps Cecile Richards has an inkling that Americans really aren’t as favorable toward abortion as the abortion industry tries to claim.

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

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Additional:
From The New York Times (Read: LiveActionNews)

Nancy Pelosi did not want to talk about Planned Parenthood.
It was a meeting of House Democrats early in 2017, during Republicans’ drive that March to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Pelosi and her political lieutenants laid out their counterattack: Democrats would talk about pre-existing conditions and millions of people losing coverage. And they would talk about an “age tax” — a provision in the Obamacare replacement passed by the House, which would have allowed health insurers to widen the premium gap between younger and older customers.

Ms. Pelosi acknowledged it would require restraint from Democrats. In her own San Francisco district, she said, people wanted her to fight the health care battle over funding for Planned Parenthood and Medicaid. “Those things are in our DNA, but they are not in our talking points,” Ms. Pelosi became fond of saying, according to a close associate.

Cecile Richards: (Excerpt Broadly)

“People’s impressions get based on no information,” she said. “One of the reasons I wrote what I did today is because a woman I know said to me the other day something I couldn’t believe. She was like, ‘I need to know where Pelosi is on abortion rights,’ and I was like, ‘Are you kidding? Nancy Pelosi is the reason we still have access to abortion rights under the Affordable Care Act.’”

Richards explained when the Affordable Care Act was on the verge of being passed, many members of Congress were ready to agree to it being passed while excluding abortion coverage.

When Richards visited Pelosi in her office, she said Pelosi looked her in the eye and said, “If there is an abortion ban, there will not be an Affordable Care Act.”

When it comes to criticisms being lobbed against Pelosi, Richards said much of it is “centimeter deep and a mile wide” and based on “whatever GOP line there is out there that day.”

…In terms of Pelosi’s accomplishments, Richards said there is no Speaker who has paralleled what she’s accomplished when leading the majority, and also when leading the minority.

“She’s done it at the same time as helping to build a caucus that’s beginning to look as diverse as the rest of this country,” Richards said. “A caucus with new progressive women, people of color, women of color, LGBTQ people, who are going to rock Capitol Hill. That’s something to look at and recognize.”

In Richards’ eyes, Pelosi deserves to sit in the seat at the table that she fought so for many years to obtain, a seat Richards also believes will be filled by many more women in the future.

TX pro-life gov tweets jinx on Hillary Clinton

Posted in Hillary clinton with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2015 by saynsumthn

Texas governor Greg Abbott sent out a tweet congratulating the Houston Astros who were up 6 to 2 over the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning – just six outs away from advancing to the league championship series.

The Tweet stated, “Congratulations to the Astros on advancing,” causing the hashtag #AbbottCurse started trending on the social media site.

From the Houston Chronicle:

    Shortly after the tweet – which was quickly deleted – the Kansas City Royals rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to take the lead.

    Abbott has two Twitter profiles – both verified by Twitter. One of them – @GregAbbott_TX – is his billed as “Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Personal Twitter Feed.” The other – @GovAbbott – is for “official news from the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.” The latter sent the jinx-filled tweet.

He later sent this:

    Hey @Astros fans. Unfollow –> @GovAbbott. Follow the REAL Greg Abbott right here. No predictions. Just support.

To show his humor in it all, after the Democrat Debate, Abbott tweeted this about Hillary Clinton:

    “I don’t believe in curses or jinks. But just in case they really work: Congratulations @HillaryClinton.”

ABbott jinxes Hillary

Hillary is a radical pro-abortion liberal who supports Planned Parenthood despite being caught on undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress selling the organs of babies they abort.

She also praised Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was a known racist who gave Klan speeches and was a proud member of the American Eugenics Society known for the forced sterilization of many Black men and women.

Planned Parenthood supporter: abortion for “preserving white countries”

Posted in Planned Parenthood Supporter, Pro-choice Logic, Pro-choice People, William Shockley with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2015 by saynsumthn

I stumbled upon a tweet that read:

    I unfollow anyone who is against the right to an abortion. Get over #plannedparenthood “scandals” and focus on preserving white countries.

Planned Parenthood racism support white countries abortion

In another tweet he suggested that pro-life people who oppose abortion be “ethnically replaced.”

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The tweets came from user Edgar Ulrich who supports Planned Parenthood.

He even retweeted one of their messages:

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Edgar Ulrich’s support of Planned Parenthood is not surprising. The organization was founded in eugenics and focused on a desire to limit the population of non-whites.

Edgar’s tweet revealed his support of abortion for infanticide:

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This Edgar Ulrich Tweet below implies that abortion eliminates those whose IQ’s are not in par with “Whites.”

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Again, that idea came from supporters of Planned Parenthood.

In the 1970’s, Dr. William Shockley, a national committee member of Planned Parenthood and a featured speaker at at least one Planned Parenthood conference, agreed with Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger that Blacks should be sterilized because their rates of reproduction was disproportionate.

William Shockly 1974 race

He also suggested that Black IQ was inferior to Whites:

William Shockly IQ Black

In 1967 the eugenicist and Nobel Prize caused a national uproar when he stated that it was a waste of taxpayer money to create better schools and welfare programs for what he called “Ghetto Negroes.”

Shockley advocated licensing women to have children.

He said what he called “unskilled Negroes” are reproducing at a much higher rate than unskilled whites.

He advocated birth control and said the Census Bureau would decide how many people could have children.

The Planned Parenthood speaker advocated Eugenics in this article – The Montreal Gazette – Dec 13, 1967:

Shockly license

He claimed to have research showing that people of African descent are genetically inferior to whites in intelligence and simply not smart enough to take advantage of programs designed to help them.

William Shockley Certificates to be pregnant

To save tax money, he proposed that the U.S. government implement forced birth control to lower the reproduction of the inferior classes and then issue certificates to become pregnant that would be sold on the New York stock exchange.

Mr. Ulrich would love for pro-life people to “get over the Planned Parenthood scandals” but that will never happen. He, by his own tweets is adding fuel to the “scandal” that the abortion biz was founded in racist eugenics.

Sally Kohn slammed for bigoted tweet on religious liberty

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Religious Freedom with tags , , , , , , , on August 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

During Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, liberal Sally Kohn tweeted, “If bakeries are so worried about their religious freedom, they can become churches. #GOPDebate”

Sally Kohn

Afterwards she was slammed:

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Cartoon Network writer sends odd tweet about baby ending with #plannedparenthood

Posted in Cartoon Network with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Cartoon Network writer has sent out an odd tweet using the hashtag #plannedparenthood.

Kelsey Abbott IMD

Kelsey Abbott, whose Twitter page says she writes for Uncle Grandpa on Cartoon Network, tweeted this, “If I ever accidentally have a baby, I’m gonna dress it in a dog costume so hopefully my dog will raise it. #plannedparenthood”

Kelsey Abbott Planned Parenthood twitter

According to the Cartoon Network, Uncle Grandpa is everyone on Earth’s magical uncle AND grandpa, who travels around helping people and changing their lives forever.

The show is obviously not intended for the very young and is rated PG.

Common Sense Media describes Uncle Grandpa this way:

Uncle Grandpa

    Parents need to know that although Uncle Grandpa is a cartoon, it isn’t appropriate for very young kids. Body-related gross-out humor is the main offender, as issues like obesity, farting (including a tiger who passes a rainbow trail from his rear end that doubles as a weapon), and the removal and ingestion of one’s own body parts are revisited ad nauseam. There’s no semblance of reality to the meandering, fantasy-based plots, and supporting characters are often rude to each other. Despite Uncle Grandpa’s craziness, he often proves himself helpful in a roundabout way. Violence is limited to physical exchanges with punching and kicking, as well as the occasional laser gun showdown or stray explosion.

Kelsey Abbott cartoon Network

From the looks of her twitter page, Abbott is obviously a comedian.

Although Abbott’s tweet is bizarre – she does not appear to have other public words of support for abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Still, it is surprising that she would even put the term planned parenthood in a tweet given the potential outrage people might have in discovering that a Cartoon Network writer tweeted it.

Kelsey Abbott Planned Parenthood

Having said that, if you are writing for the Cartoon Network, it might be best not to tweet a joke about how you would let your dog raise a baby you “accidentally” had; a suggestion that could lead others to believe that you don’t like kids.

Just Say’n.

NARAL tweets: Abortion is fundamentally about “Parenting” i.e. Killing is parenting?

Posted in License to breed, NARAL, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

Naral Pro-choice America is tweeting, “Being pro-choice *is* fundamentally about *parenting!

NARAL Prochoice parenting

The NARAL Tweet takes you to RH Reality Blog’s tumblr page where they posted this:

RH Reality prochoice parenting

They think that because Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL has announced that she was pregnant with twins, that it is, “confounding anti-choice activists.”

NARAL Pregnant twins

Well not really.

See, we have always known that the babies the abortion lobby wants killed are NOT their own.

In their warped elitist world – they are the ones “deserving” to have children.

After all wasn’t it Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger and other eugenics leaders that she followed, who suggested the government enact a “License to breed?”

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In fact, as late as 1970, former Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher called the idea of a limitation of families to only 2 children in America “desirable.” (read about that here)

He endorsed the concept of limiting births by force.

As early as 1966 , in an article in Medical World News Reports, Guttmacher lauded the possibility that coercion will be used to control population, “Each country will have to decide its own form of coercion,” he wrote, “and determine when and how it should be employed. At present the available means are compulsory sterilization and compulsory abortion. Perhaps some day a way of enforcing compulsory birth control will be feasible.

Later, Guttmacher figured out that society would frown on the idea, so he endorsed a plan that he says would work, ABORTION, “If we could get the abortion law liberalized, most of the 750,000 unwanted pregnancies would not lead to babies…”he stated.

LICENSE TO BREED

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger once wrote that no one should have the right to bear a child and no permit for children shall give a couple the right the have more than one birth, requiring parents to obtain a “license to breed.”

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

A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.

Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.

Article 5. Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or State authorities to married couples , providing the parents are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.

Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

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The idea of Forced Population Control is not a new concept as I detail here but was opposed by society generally.

In 1970, Guttmacher said it was inadvisable for Planned Parenthood to go public with their ideas to “limit births” because it would essentially cause a public relations backlash among Americans and especially minorities who see this language as genocide and eugenics. Planned Parenthood was knee deep in Eugenics and Guttmacher knew the sensitivity of how the minority black community felt about population control which we have documented before (here) and here.

So, in conclusion, NARAL prez having babies is not a surprise.

What is a shock is that somehow being for the “choice” to kill your baby at any time prior to birth and for any reason under the sun makes you a “good parent.”

That- is ridiculous!