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Tax-funded Planned Parenthood spends $500K to organize ‘army of volunteers’

Posted in Planned Parenthood Army, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Volunteer, Planned Parenthood Youth with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPACT) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) are spending $500,000 to organize “an army of volunteers” to support their 650 centers across the country. According to Rewire, which supports Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion mission, several hundred “volunteers” met recently in Seattle to discuss the grand plan to mobilize Planned Parenthood’s supporters and “go on the offensive.”

The goal, according to Rewire was to, “develop more than 600 volunteer teams in the next year or so.”

 

PP Defense Strategy in Seattle (image: Facebook)

“In practice, this means mobilizing on-the-ground support for each of the organization’s roughly 650 health centers,” Rewire wrote.

Buzzfeed also reported about the effort, organized under the direction of Planned Parenthood’s national organizing director Kelley Robinson, stating:

Over the next 12 months, the 100-year-old women’s health and abortion rights group will build a corps of 600 volunteer-led community organizing teams across the country, each one located near a Planned Parenthood health center […]

Planned Parenthood Tweets about their Defense Strategy Meeting

Live Action News has discovered that Planned Parenthood has been holding these “organizing summits” in several states. In early September, Planned Parenthood held events in Phoenix and Missouri, and Buzzfeed reports that Planned Parenthood also held summits in Oklahoma City and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PP organizing summit program guide

Buzzfeed pointed to Planned Parenthood’s previous “volunteer” training used to push the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That effort was funded by the taxpayers under the ACA’s Navigator program.

According to Buzzfeed, “The ‘curriculum’ they plan to use […] will be an updated version of one used they’ve used before, though never at a program of this scale.” Adding that:

At each of the four gatherings, planned for Seattle, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City, around 250 hand-picked volunteers will undergo three days of trainings, covering digital programs, protests, congressional town halls, and the more basic work of building volunteer structures. Planned Parenthood will equip volunteers with online tools like phone banks and webinars, an official said, as well as ‘lots of pink materials, including shirts’ — uniform of the ‘pink army’ known to appear at rallies and protests.

With calls to defund Planned Parenthood growing ever louder, it might seem reasonable that this desperate abortion corporation, with half a billion taxpayer dollars at risk, would attempt to mobilize support. However, this is not Planned Parenthood’s first attempt at rallying their so-called volunteer “army.”

Earlier this summer, Planned Parenthood went looking for young people to recruit for what it labeled its “Summer of Defiance,”  to “provide activists campaigning and organizing skills while working on actual campaigns such as the national fight for health care reform or passing local sex education policy.”

Planned Parenthood prepares for War (Image: Think Progress)

In 2016, Think Progress, a Progressive website that supports legal abortion, reported how Planned Parenthood was spending $20 million in an effort to recruit their “army” to help gain votes for Democrat politicians, specifically Hillary Clinton. Apparently, the soldiers never turned up as Hillary was ultimately defeated.

In their puff piece entitled, “As It Prepares For War, Planned Parenthood Is Training A Political Army,” Think Progress described Planned Parenthood’s effort as, “one part of what Planned Parenthood says will be the most expensive electoral effort in its 100-year history.”

Think Progress wrote in part, “For Planned Parenthood, this election season means war. And you can’t win a war without an army.”

The newest attempt to grow Planned Parenthood’s “army” comes on the heels of yet another failure by the GOP Congress to remove PPFA’s more than half a billion in forced taxpayer dollars from the abortion corporation. But, it confirms that Planned Parenthood has indeed been on the defensive following years of undercover investigations conducted by Live Action which exposed Planned Parenthood’s history of misinformation, falsehoods, covering up of child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking, and deceptive advertising.

In addition, undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) shocked the nation and revealed Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts scheme capturing leading Planned Parenthood staffers as they haggled over the bodies of babies they aborted.

READ: 5 things we learned about Planned Parenthood from the ‘baby parts’ videos

Planned Parenthood’s survival may be dependent upon this alleged grassroots effort and, of course, the tax payers who once again (thanks to the US Congress) are forced to send the money for Planned Parenthood to pull it off. After all, the organization’s own numbers reveal that they are losing massive amounts of patients, dropping more than 600,000 since 2011, while Planned Parenthood’s reports show that their alleged “health care” services are decreasing rapidly.

And, despite taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood doubling in past years, losing patients and decreasing actual health services, Planned Parenthood has managed to increase the one “service” they claim they do not focus on: abortion.

Today, Planned Parenthood garners 35 percent of the abortion market share nationally.

The fact remains that Planned Parenthood can afford to waste their dollars growing their “army” because with the help of the U.S. Congress, Planned Parenthood has been netting millions of dollars in excess revenue almost every year.

But, with all of Planned Parenthood’s dollars and efforts to recruit this “army,” the fact still remains that the largest youth-led efforts surrounding the abortion debate are solidly pro-life.

Students for Life organize to Defund Planned Parenthood 2017 (image credit SFL Facebook)

Organizations such as Students for Life serve over 1,000 student-led groups, training over 11,000 students each year conducting nearly 600 trainings annually.

In response to the news about the latest Planned Parenthood effort, SFL noted on their website, that: 

Surveys have shown that over 53% of millennials believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. What’s worse for them is that not only are the majority millennials pro-life, but, even according to NARAL and EMILY’s List, pro-life millennials are more likely to be passionate about their beliefs than pro-abortion millennials. These passionate pro-life millennials are more inclined to be engaged on social media and ready to stand up for the preborn.

Planned Parenthood’s effort to rally their “army” is yet another attempt to simply push abortion down the throats of the American public.

The fact is, that the over half a billion dollars sent to Planned Parenthood every year by the Government is fungible and frees up funds that can pay for abortion and be used to campaign against the very politicians who keep failing to defund this abortion behemoth. And, apparently, funds can also be used to organize an “army” which can then attack anyone who opposes Planned Parenthood in the future.

If Planned Parenthood can waste $500K to organize their “army” then perhaps they no longer need the millions of dollars the taxpayer is forced to send them each year.

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

Pro-lifers: the forgotten first responders

Posted in Pro-Life, Pro-life affects of the battle with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

I’ve been involved in the pro-life movement for many years and I have witnessed many things.

I could talk about the babies, or the times out at the clinic, or testifying before the state legislatures, organizing events on campus, doing life chains, holding prayer meetings, talking at church, interviews with the media and on and one and on, but, this blog post is different.

Because, I’d like to talk about the pro-life people.

I think it was my friend Jill Stanek who pointed out recently in a blog post on her website that holding an abortion survivor may be causing her to experience PTSD. She was exaggerating but was she?

I have thought about this for a very long time. I am not a psychologist or a mental health specialist, but, I do know that there are very long-lasting affects to being in this culture war of abortion.

It occurred to me one day as I listened to a first responder tell about a breakdown he had. He went on an emergency call for a child who was severely injured. He had done this many times before, but, this time he said that he personally related with the young child because the boy was the same age as his own child.

The injuries were severe and fatal. After the child was at the hospital and pronounced dead, this first responder said he just could not do anything. He could not finish his duties that day- he went home and he stated that he doesn’t remember the next several days.

Days later, he eventually recovered – but – recognized that he was suffering from what he had witnessed, and he needed a support network to get through the process completely.

It was when I was listening to this that it dawned on me, this is just like people in the pro-life movement.

What we face day in and day out is traumatic. We daily choose to witness the horrors of abortion.

I, like Jill, also held the bodies of aborted children in my arms. In my case, they were in multiple pieces – the victims of suction abortion- dismembered- and a horrific sight. I describe that experience here. I can tell you, it was traumatic.

As pro-lifers, especially those of us who have been speaking out for many many years, we stood up when our convictions were not in the majority. We plugged along without giving ourselves the emotional support we needed. I mean, how could we? Who would offer such support- the church back then- rarely spoke up. In fact, I recall many lashing out against us. Now, things are beginning to change. But the reality that abortion will take a toll on us still rings true today.

I have had the privilege to speak with many pro-life activists. Some report nightmares, some anger, some have given up in a hopeless way – and others fight on but say they feel alone- isolated.

Many of these people are also strong – independent- and great fighters.

In many respects, are we not like a first responder? Running into the scene of abortion – not knowing what we will find- but determined to save lives?

First responders have now implemented what is called Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).

An article in Psychology Today says that CISM is needed when a person is, “Caught off guard and “numb” from the impact of a critical incident… The final extent of any traumatic event may never be known or realistically estimated in terms of loss, bereavement, mourning and grief. In the aftermath of any critical incident, psychological reactions are quite common and are quite predictable. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing or CISD and the management of traumatic reactions by survivors can be a valuable tool following a life-threatening event…There are oftentimes, unusually strong emotions attached to the event which have the potential to interfere with that person’s ability to function”

‘In time, researchers began to find evidence that emergency workers, public safety personnel and responders to crisis situations, rape victims, abused spouses and children, stalking victims, media personnel as well as individuals who were exposed to a variety of critical incidents (e.g., fire, earthquake, floods, industrial disaster, and workplace violence) also developed short-term crisis reactions.”

The article also details the need for emotional support, “ventilation and validation are important to individuals as each, in their own way, needs to discuss their exposure, sensory experiences, thoughts and feelings that are tied to the event. Ventilation and validation are necessary to give the individual an opportunity to emote.

What is needed for today’s pro-life activists is much more emotional support.

For me, I had friends who were not absorbed with child killing on a daily basis – yet- they supported me.

My friends listened and allowed me to express anger. Even anger directed at them- telling them that more people (including them) needed to get involved and do more ! Let’s face it, if we were actual war soldiers wouldn’t we get that kind of support? Would people understand our passion more if they really saw this battle as a real war?

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, recently expressed a similar thought, while describing a new project they launched called Shockwaves of Abortion, “The basic tenant of it is very simple, abortion hurts everybody. We know it kills the baby, we know it hurts the mother. There’s been increasing awareness that it hurts the dad as well. We know it hurts the abortion clinic workers themselves and the pain and the devastation and conflict it gives to them.

Fr. Pavone points out that even pro-lifers are impacted, “And the pro-life activists who tried to save those lives but failed. We face that every day. We’re trying to save all these lives. Much of the time we don’t save them. And, how does that impact us? Well, it impacts us very deeply. And, we’ve got to be able to admit that and to grieve that properly lest it turns into bitterness or discouragement.

In the example of the first responder I mentioned earlier, he told the group that, after he had his break down, the only person he wanted to speak to was his partner. He said that was because she was there – she could understand what he saw and felt.

If you are a friend or a pastor of a pro-life activist, this is great information. Often, we feel we have no one we can turn to except other activist pro-lifers. The problem is that, for many of us, we have not unloaded our own grief, anger, and pain and it is difficult to take on another person’s emotions in that state.

As I write this, I think of all the wonderful people who were so passionate to reach out to women seeking abortion and to strive to save babies from the grip of death that are no longer involved. I believe the battle itself burns people out and I wish – no – I pray that support networks will arise that can help those who are so desperately needed to battle for the unborn.

Pro-lifers are strong and resilient and unrelenting. But, any professional will tell you – that battling all the time is not good. No, I am not saying that people should quit-in a war that is not an option. I am saying though, that we, as pro-life activists, need to seek out support from friends and others within the movement. We must also work on cleansing our hearts and emotions through the scriptures and in daily prayer.

It is easy to get hardened when you are seeing dead children piling up day in and day out. It is easy to allow your emotions to become embittered or to get so overwhelmed that you give-up. This battle takes it’s toll. Abortion slaughters countless innocent unborn children in the womb, it damages the women – mothers, clinic workers, and yes, pro-life activists.

So, the next time you lash out at the way a pro-lifer expresses their passion, even calling it “unkind” or “mean” recognize that abortion – with it’s long grip of death- even affects the pro-life activist. Grace and compassion MUST be extended to those who work to end the slaughter.

Earlier today, as I drove home from work, I recalled this song by now deceased Christian artist Keith Green. It brought me to tears as I recognized the hardness of my own heart in this battle. I let the tears flow, I needed the cleansing. I need my heart soft in order to please my Lord, to keep fighting, to be effective.

As we carry on in the battle for life, we ARE the first responders witnessing the horrors of this terrible war and running into it to save every precious life we can. We must protect our emotions – we must gather a support network around us.

God is our strength – we must fight on – and we must not quit – ever !

Shocking Video: Millions Dead – Abortion vs. War!

Posted in Abortion stats, Life Dynamics, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2014 by saynsumthn

March 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
Life Dynamics Logo

Today, Life Dynamics Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, has released a shocking video comparing unborn babies murdered inside American abortion clinics to those killed from American wars.

American Soldiers Killed War Life Dynamics

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According to the latest statistics, there were 1.06 million abortions reported in the United States for the year 2011, the last year the stats have been publicly recorded.

From 1973 through 2011, at least 55 million unborn children have been slaughtered in the womb in our nation.

Although these figures do not represent all abortions performed in the United States the numbers reveal that the loss of human life from abortion is staggering.

War vs Abortion Life Dynamics

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics in explaining why they created this video said, “We did this video because it’s very easy to talk about 55 million dead babies but no one can fully wrap their minds around those numbers. This will help America understand just how overwhelming these numbers are and demonstrate the magnitude of abortion in the United States.”

A stunning new video graphically displays the sheer magnitude of abortion in the United States in a clever, if chilling, way.

Life Dynamics released the video today. One jar contains red beads, one for every 1,000 soldiers who have died in all U.S. wars since the American Revolution.

Another series of larger jars contain multi-colored beads, each of which represents 1,000 children who died from abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

“These people did not die for any noble cause. They were killed simply because someone wanted them dead and someone else was hired to kill them,” the video says.

The sound of marbles clinking into one another goes on, and on, and on.

Life Dynamics Bead 1000 babies

Even this display does not capture the full picture, as complete abortion statistics do not exist. Most estimates place the number of abortions at 56 million in 41 years.

“Although these figures do not represent all abortions performed in the United States the numbers reveal that the loss of human life from abortion is staggering,” the organization said.

Alex Jones: Secret Bilderberg Agenda Leaked by Mole

Posted in Alex Jones, Big Brother, Net Neutrality with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2011 by saynsumthn

FULL STORY HERE

The elite now meeting behind closed door in the Switzerland are pushing for a wider war and incalculable suffering in the Middle East.

The money masters have long profited from war and mass murder. Nathan Rothschild made a financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and while also funding the Duke of Wellington’s peninsular campaign against Napoleon. The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French and also financed the Mexican War and the Civil War in the U.S.

In addition to worrying about Congress waking up to the Libyan scam, the global elite is also concerned about a diverse liberty movement that has grown exponentially with the help of an open and free internet.

In response, the pocketed pawns in Congress have introduced a raft of bills over the last few months designed to take down the internet and blunt its impact as a medium for alternative news and information….

Finally, the Bilderbergers will work on an effort to sucker an already economically besieged American public into further fantastic debt producing bankster bailouts, specifically for Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and other member EU nations sliding toward bankruptcy and social disruption on a monumental scale.

US Producer Prays to end war in Darfur with a Sudanese pastor who prays to end war on unborn through abortion in the United States

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Black Genocide, Black History Month, Church, Maafa21, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Racism, Sudan with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2010 by saynsumthn

RESPECTING LIFE : Bella producer, Jason Jones Interviews Tito (a sudanese pastor) who has powerful words to say about abortion in the United States.

Abortion is a target for Black Genocide both in the US and in other countries see how here: Maafa21 (Clip Below)

Matthew Hoh ” We used population control and biometrics”

Posted in Population Control with tags , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by saynsumthn

Nov. 4: The Interview: Rachel Maddow is joined by Matthew Hoh, who recently resigned from his job at the State Department over the way the U.S. is handling the war in Afghanistan.

” One of the key things we did – literally we fenced people in”