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***UPDATE*** PP – FRAUDS AND FELONIES IN THE SERVICE OF IDEOLOGY

UPDATE: Just after Lila Rose broke the latest PP scandal, I started a diary about PP’s history of abuse and asked for help completing it. Here is the updated diary. It grew – a lot. Some of that is my writing style, I am sure, but I think the nature of Planned Parenthood and the methods they use to escape justice for their actions,  requires a detailed historical analyis. I hope you can take the time to make it through this lengthy diary.  

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A SUMMARY OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S FRAUDS AND FELONIES IN THE SERVICE OF IDEOLOGY[i]

 

WHY EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD AGREE THAT WE NEED TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD – NOW

 

MIKE WALLACE: Do you believe in sin — When I say believe I don’t mean believe in committing sin do you believe there is such a thing as a sin?

SANGER: I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world–that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin — that people can — can commit.[ii]

Mike Wallace Interview With Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, 9/21/1957

 

 

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Both sides of the political isle are claiming that they want to reduce spending. Yet, the fight over what to cut, all too often leads to the compromise of cutting all too little. It is my belief that the reader, that is any reader, of virtually any age, gender, race or politic – should concur in the defunding of Planned Parenthood.  Is there anyone who will stand up and defend federal funding?  

-          Used to promote abortion, even to children as young as 5 years old?

-          Used to promote abortion, even if that means lying about the facts of abortion to convince women to have abortions?

-          Used to promote promiscuity and irresponsible sexual behaviors to children, teenagers, and those with HIV?

-          Used to promote racial eugenics?

-          Used to aid and abet criminals, including rapists, those who sexually exploit and abuse minors, and sex-traffickers?

-          Steals even more taxpayer money through fraudulent billing practices? 

I hope that the answer is no. I am not naïve enough to suggest that there aren’t those who will remain willfully ignorant of the facts shared in this summary. Those who will hold onto false defense of this organization, no matter how tenuous, illogical, or absurd.  But I do not  believe there are sufficient numbers possessing such an ideological fortitude to make a difference – if only the rest of us are truly informed.

I know there are many firmly held beliefs on both sides of the abortion debate, but the intent of this summary is not to convert. In the same way I would expect my pro-life friends to denounce those who advocate violence to end abortion, I would hope my pro-choice friends would join me in denouncing taxpayer funding of the pro-choice equivalent. De-funding Planned Parenthood is not about denying choice – because you will see, Planned Parenthood is not about choice. Nor is it about planning, or parenthood, or providing valuable services to the less fortunate among us. Even the most strident pro-choice advocates should be able to look at the facts and see that supporting Planned Parenthood is not what you’re movement is about. It is only those who intentionally, knowingly, and willfully use “choice” as a cover for their true ideological aims that will only go along kicking and screaming.

Why now?

In the last several weeks, shocking new video evidence of Planned Parenthood’s willingness to be complicit in the sexual slavery of underage girls has been released. This video is so shocking that it has already led to a vote in the house to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Yet, amazingly there are those still willing to defend federal funding of Planned Parenthood and their hope is downplay this story and re-insert Planned Parenthood’s funding as the budget process plays out.  Planned Parenthood has erected a wall of propaganda and half-truths to defend itself. In addition PP benefits from a lack of real scrutiny into its history of abuses. PP could be compared to an individual who is arrested for DUI. If it is a first offense and the person is perceived to do good things in the community, no one wants to throw the book at them. But in criminal matters, we look at the individual’s criminal history or “rap sheet” before sentencing. If it was the individual’s 3rd, 4th, 10th DUI, we know that and we increase the penalty accordingly.

The problem with Planned Parenthood is that very few people ever take the time to look at the rap sheet and so PP is able to commit crime after crime after crime – literally and figuratively, but yet always receive the benefit of the first time offender who does good things in the community. This summary will demonstrate at least a portion of Planned Parenthood’s rap sheet, so that their true culpability can be assessed, and so that the propaganda and half-truths they use as a shield can be exposed.  

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD AIDS, ABETS, AND COUNSELS SEX TRAFFICERS OF 14-15 YEAR OLD GIRLS

 

Let’s begin with the most recent evidence. The video evidence described below can be found here.   

Sex trafficking of minors is a Federal crime, punishable by imprisonment for 10 years to life.

- 18 U.S.C. 1591

 

Any person who aids, abets, or counsels a federal crime to be commited may be punished as if they had commited the crime themselves. 

- 18 U.S.C. 2

 

As you watch the video’s or read the descriptions, understand that medical privacy laws do not protect the PP employees. Nearly all states require medical personnel to report certain crimes, especially those involving suspected abuse of minors.

 

January, 2011: Planned Parenthood manager in NJ conspires with investigators posing as sex traffickers managing 14-15 year old sex slaves. The manager advises on how to get abortions for the minor sex slaves, how to lie about their age, how to circumvent reporting requirements, and even how to use the girls in the sex trade while they are recovering. Manager also agrees to help get past the nosey nurse practitioner in exchange for bribes. Manager also provides a readymade handout listing another abortion provider who doesn’t follow reporting guidelines.

January, 2011: A second video of a Planned Parenthood in Richmond Virginia, a third video of a PP in Falls Church VA, a fourth of a PP in Charlottesville VA, a fifth video of a PP in Roanoke VA, a sixth video of a PP in the Bronx, NY and a seventh audio of a PP in Washington DC all show PP employees advising the “pimps” on how to get PP services for the 14 to 17 year old prostitutes who don’t speak English.

That is seven videos in all, seven locations in three states and the District of Columbia. The full length videos are on the website. Not one of the videos has been disputed by PP, beyond general innuendo that “they might be doctored.”  Below is more of the same transcript quoted in first paragraph of this summary:

Pimp: OK and then uh… OK this is the second part of it, alright? Um, this is all

confidential [in audible] alright?

 

PP: M’hm, yes.

 

Pimp: OK, Uhh so, we’re involved in sex work, alright, and there are some girls that we manage, that uh we’re not quite sure if I got it from one of them –

 

PP: OK

 

Pimp: Now the thing is, um, okay, so some of ‘em are like, eh, some of ‘em are young,

they’re kind of like, something like 15, 14, and then some of them don’t speak any English.

 

PP: Uh, huh, ok

 

Pimp: You know, cause they’re not even from here, so it’s like — how can they come in

here? Cause it’s like, they don’t always feel comfortable coming into facilities.

 

PP: One, minors are always accepted without parental consent.

 

Pimp: Ok, ok

 

PP: The only thing you do have to be careful is if they are minor, we are obligated, if we hear any certain information…

 

Prostitute: 14 and under… That includes being 14 and under.

 

PP: Yeah- 14, you know once they get to 15, then there’s a little bit more play room. So as long as they just lie and say, “Oh, he’s 15, 16….you know, as long as they don’t say 14, and as long as it’s not too much of an age gap, then we just kind of like, we just kind of play with it a little bit.

Pimp: What if they need an abortion though?

PP: Oh, that’s a com- that’s a completely different story now. No, no, now this is more -[crosstalk] If they come in for pregnancy testing — um, shit, at that point it still needs to be, you never got this from me, just to make all of our lives easier.

Pimp: OK

PP: If they’re 14 and under [circles clinic paper] just send them right there if they need an abortion, ok? [laughter]

Pimp: This is the spot? Okay!

Prostitute: Ok, will they ask questions or anything… will they need ID or something?

PP: They won’t need ID, them, they’re gonna be a little bit more different, but their protocols aren’t as strict as ours, and they don’t get audited the same way that we do, like with the [inaudible] (children?)

PP: Trust me, like, I use this like my Bible. [laughter, in audible] You get so many parents, [inaudible], I mean I understand where they’re coming from, but they’re like, “Oh, but she’s a minor” – ok, yeah, so? [laughter]

Prostitute: Yeah, but they still need to be seen

Pimp: Yeah, you know.

PP: exactly, you know she’s still entitled to care without mom knowing what the hell’s going on,

PP: Yeah, you know, and I’m the office manager here, so if you guys have any questions, just let me know. So for the most part, I’m usually the one doing most of the interviewing before they go back to the exam room.

Prostitute: Ok, great

Prostitute: And then, question, if it comes down that they do need an abortion, how long till they can be sexually active again?

 

PP: Aaaaoh, minimum two weeks, minimum two weeks.

 

Prostitute: Do you have any suggestions about what they could do in that time, like, cause they still need to work?

 

PP: Yeah, um, waist up.

 

Prostitute:  Waist up?

 

PP: Waist up, or just be that extra action walking by. Because then they’re at more risk for infection, and you don’t want to do that. So, and they can’t even wear tampons during that time period, so, yeah -

 

PP: Exactly, and you just kind of, so the whole thing is with me we already know, I see you, we already know we’re gonna kind of alter the story and kinda see what we can do to kinda tweak information.

Pimp: We might just need to uh, is there any way we could stream line this? Like, holla at you, slide you a little, you know, and you can just get em streamlined –

PP: We can solve – Depending on what the situation is, we might be able to do that.

Pimp: We could slide you like a $100, to just like uh, help us.

PP: And exactly, and then, I’m sure you guys are going to have a decent amount of money –

Pimp: Yeah, yeah –

PP: And the nurse practitioner will be like, said she’s stupid, but you know, at some point she’s going to be like “That car looks pretty fucking nice!”

Pimp: Yeah, I mean we could make this work for the both of us, I mean it’s like, I mean if you could fill out a number -

PP: Do, let me just find a pen…

These portions of the transcript speaks for themselves, there should be no reason to explain why the ideology they represent is vile. The transcript has been edited only to conserve space, and the full unedited video is available at the link. I do believe the PP Manager has created a top 10 “most obvious questions that the media will never ask.”

Imaginary Reporter: Is this the type of service, advising a pimp and sex-trafficker on how to continue to profit from the sexually exploitation of a 14 year old girl forced into prostitution while she is recovering from her illegal abortion – Is this the type of valuable service that PP requires federal funding for?

With regard to these video’s PP has stated 1) the videos were selectively edited or doctored, 2) this was an isolated incident, 3) we are retraining all of our 11,000 staff to avoid this ever happening again, 4) we reported it to the authorities, and 5) we fired (at least one) the PP manager involved. Now it should be obvious that 1 and 2 and 4 are not consistent with 3 and 5. Why would they need to re-train staff and fire employees if the videos were doctored, of if it was only an isolated incident, or if they properly notified the authorities in a timely manner? Obviously, as the video’s were staggered in their release, it became impossible to say “isolated incident” with a straight face. As the entire videos are available for all to see, it is also impossible to argue that they were selectively edited. There have been no specific allegations about a particular video being doctored in any way, and it is apparent that this allegation is always thrown out there so that some people will believe it and assume the videos are doctored.

As to PP reporting the incident, (which they describe on their website) they did report all of the incidents at once, more than a week after the videos were taken and after PP realized that they were the subject of a sting operation. PP has not even seriously claimed that any of the individuals in the videos actually took action to notify law enforcement independent of their realization that this was a sting and they needed to cover up their actions. Again, they just let the “we reported it” argument hang out there so that PP supporters can conclude that they legitimately reported their suspicion of crime versus reporting it only after they knew they were caught. It is a great shame that they can fire some of the employees involved, re-train all their employees, and still convince people that that no one did anything wrong because they reported it. It is the lack of scrutiny under such obvious deceptions that has allowed PP to remain unscathed as long as it has. A microcosm of this defense by nneuendo is well analyzed here.

If you still have any doubts, consider this confirmation from Abbey Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic, that this type of thing happens all the time, in Planned Parenthoods all over the country, and that she herself condoned such actions at her PP clinic while she was director. In her own words, “It happens all the time, I let it happen.”

Surely we can all agree that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used to aid, abet, and counsel sex traffickers of 14-15 year old girls?

THE DEFENSES, ACCUSATIONS, AND EXCUSES

Moving beyond this latest series of damning evidence against PP, take note of the common defenses and excuses that PP and its supporters use every time they get caught in a situation like this. Then evaluate as you learn more of PP’s history, whether any of these excuses are 1) true and/or 2) make any difference in light of the little shop of horrors that Planned Parenthood has become.

1.       These are isolated rouge employees and not official policy of Planned Parenthood or a systemic problem.

2.         Planned Parenthood provides many needed services that will be unavailable if PP is defunded.

3.       Planned Parenthood doesn’t use taxpayer money for abortion; they use our money for those other needed services.

4.         Abortion’s will actually increase if we defund Planned Parenthood, because so many people who get free contraception from Planned Parenthood will now get abortions.

 

 

 PLANNED PARENTHOOD WAS FOUNDED TO PROMOTE CONTRACEPTION AND TO SPECIFICALLY PROMOTE CONTRACEPTION AMONG CERTAIN RACES AND CLASSES OF PEOPLE.

 

Having reviewed the most recent scandal in PP’s history, let us return to the beginning of that history, to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margret Sanger’s vision. This was her ideology; this is part of what Planned Parenthood was about, in her words;

 

“[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children…”[iii]

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”[iv]

“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”[v]

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…”[vi]

“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”[vii]

“Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.”[viii]

“The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind.”[ix]

“The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.”[x]

“The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped”[xi]

MIKE WALLACE: Do you believe in sin — When I say believe I don’t mean believe in committing sin do you believe there is such a thing as a sin?

SANGER: I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world–that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin — that people can — can commit.[xii]

 

There is a dispute about the extent to which Sanger was a racist. There is also a dispute as to some quotes attributed to Ms. Sanger, and for that reason the quotes listed above not the disputed quotes, and are only those with sources, which are cited in the endnotes to this summary. [1]Planned Parenthood provides a spirited defense of Sanger here, but it is clear their defense of some her actions or statements, such as speaking in front of KKK Women’s Auxiliaries, require quite a strained interpretation, and some of the defenses are simply untrue. But in the end, even PP must disavow some of her more radical views and admit that she did favor contraception as a means of weeding out the weak. Wikipedia seems to take a more balanced approach here, which acknowledges her racism. I think a clearer picture of Sanger’s twisted vision can be gleaned by reading a portion of Woman and the new race, by Margret Sanger, scanned into Harvard’s online library at the link. Page 30 begins the chapter The Materials of the New Race, which, read in its entirety (17 pages) unfolds a complex worldview of racial purity whereby Sanger clearly believes that Blacks should not re-produce, along with many other groups of  “Non-Native Whites,” and feebleminded individuals, but where misguided compassion and hyper-fear of overpopulation may be the driving forces of that world view, versus a more simplistic hatred based racism. Whatever the motives, her

But PP does make the point in defense of Sanger that eugenics was being thoroughly explored during Sanger’s days of activism, and many people (though never a very high percentage) had views similar to Sanger’s. We do not condemn America and its founders for all eternity, because some those founders were slave owners. It is beyond the scope of this summary to condemn Sanger or PP, for nearly 100 year old bad ideas that may have had wide acceptance at the time and that were based on yet unproven social theories and moral progress. But to make sense of PP’s actions today, we can certainly place them in proper historical context.

There is also evidence that Sanger herself was pro-life, from her own autobiography:

To each group we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.[xiii]

Perhaps Sanger merely decried abortion and conceded that a life was destroyed by abortion to further her case for contraception, and it was never genuine but I will leave that for Planned Parenthood to argue. The point is that Planned Parenthood today simply ignores the pro-life sentiments of their founder and have for decades argued against her point that no matter how early, a life had begun.

Yet this is divergence of monstrous proportions. The true horror of Planned Parenthood appears to be that they have adopted the worst elements of Margaret Sanger’s vision, the goal of the elimination of “undesirables,” and the method of achieving that goal through the promotion of contraception, and then added the promotion of abortion – as another “method” to achieving that same goal. The result is that we really are funding an organization committed to aborting as many “undesirables” as they possibly can.

Where Sanger promoted contraception as a means to care free sex, PP now promotes abortion as a means to care free sex.

Where Sanger promoted contraception as a means to reduce the populations of the poor, feeble minded, and other weaker members of society, PP now promotes abortion as to means to limit those populations.

Where Sanger promoted contraception to reduce the birth rate of black people, PP now promotes abortion as a means to reduce the birth rate of black people.

This concept is so contrary to media portrayal and the resulting public opinion, that I know it cannot be grasped immediately by those encountering this information for the first time. It is admittedly a tenuous connection to grasp considering the span of time between the founding and the present operation of Planned Parenthood. But, there was an unguarded moment by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2009 that clearly linked Sanger’s ideas on contraception to their extension to abortion through Roe v. Wade in 1972, to today’s battle for publicly funded abortions –

But that’s what Ginsburg thought too!

These were the hair raising words of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader published in the New York Times Magazine in July 2009. Here Justice Ginsberg is perhaps caught in an unguarded moment discussing (the usually unspoken) reason she felt Roe v. Wade was decided as it was;

Justice Ginsberg:  Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into abortions when they didn’t really want them…

These are not the words of a pro-life zealot conspiracy theorist; these are the words of a Supreme Court Justice. This is not a quote from 1921 or even 1972, it is a quote from 2009.  Justice Ginsberg is a strong pro-choice advocate, stating why she thought abortion was made the law of the land. Again, abortion is not only viewed as a choice, or an unfortunate reality that must be dealt with as safely as possible – but as a goal to be promoted among certain classes of people “that we don’t want to have too many of.”[2] It is one of the more shameful omissions of the press that these statements were given very limited attention at the time. But clearly this statement,  made by someone with the power decide such things, represents the continuity of Margaret Sanger’s vision -  with abortion as the proxy for birth control.

Surely we can all agree that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used to promote abortion, much less to promote abortion as means of physical, mental, and racial eugenics?

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROMOTES ABORTIONS (with our tax dollars)

The single fact that I believe distinguishes the PP ideology from the vast majority of Americans, even pro-choice American’s, is the distinction between the stated purposes of Planned Parenthood to protect the woman’s right to choose versus the reality that they promote one choice – abortion – as aggressively as they can get away with. 

There is no doubt that the concept of “choice” has been a winning slogan for the pro-choice movement. It was for Sanger as well. Agree or disagree, Sanger has at least had a reasoned argument for a woman’s right to choose contraception. However, she also had a world view whereby contraception should be encouraged, and even forced onto certain members of the population, which had no grounding in reason. Today,  PP’s online glossary whitewashes her unsavory world view in its ode to her battle for women’s rights:

Margaret Sanger (1883–1966)   
Founder of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Margaret Sanger began her career as a nurse who fought to legalize birth control in order to prevent women from relying on dangerous, illegal, self-induced abortions. Sanger established the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. In 1948, she helped found the International Planned Parenthood Federation. In the 1950s, Sanger drove the research and development of the birth control pill. One of the world’s leading sex educators, Sanger convinced people around the world that they held these four basic human rights:

  • A woman has a right to control her body.
  • Everyone should be able to decide when or whether to have a child.
  • Every child should be wanted and loved
  • Women are as entitled as men to sexual pleasure and fulfillment.

In the same manner, Planned Parenthood’s outward mantra is that of promoting a woman’s right to choose, but the facts show “choice” as the often thinly veiled double-speak for their true agenda – performing as many abortions as they possibly can.

As to using our tax dollars for abortions, the entire premise is a fallacy as even if PP segregates its government money from its other income, the government money is used for abortion no matter how it is actually spent. Assume my expenses, including a $25 a month gambling habit is $125 a month and my income is $100.00 a month. You decide to help me out, by supplementing my income to the tune of $25.00 a month, but make me promise not to spend it on gambling. The simple math is if I spend your money on rent and my money on gambling or vice – versa, it doesn’t affect the fact your $25.00 allows me gamble. There is no reasoned argument to the contrary.

But in this case, it goes well beyond the fallacies of the premise. For instance, with a combined total of over $1,000,000.00, Planned Parenthood was the largest pro-choice donor to federal candidates and committees,  and the largest pro-choice spender on lobbyists. So PP uses our money to elect and lobby for abortion.

They also use all their other operations to feed and increase their abortion business, by constantly promoting abortion. Abbey Johnson, a former Director of Planned Parenthood who became disillusioned with her job after her bosses pressured her for months to increase profits by performing more and more abortions, put it plainly:

Every meeting that we had was, ‘We don’t have enough money, we don’t have enough money — we’ve got to keep these abortions coming, it’s a very lucrative business and that’s why they want to increase numbers.”

But don’t PP’s contraceptive services actually reduce abortions? Ms. Johnson reports:

54% of abortive women state that they were using contraception when they got pregnant. Planned Parenthood uses contraception for foot traffic, they provide birth control that is not likely to work for these women.

But haven’t abortions been going down lately?

From Planned Parenthood’s own 2008-2009 Annual Report we see that although overall abortions are going down, Planned Parenthood’s share of those abortions is rising dramatically.

From their own factsheet[3], in 1997 PP received $165 million from taxpayers and performed 165,174 abortions. In 2009 PP received $363 million from the federal government and performed 324,008 abortions. In almost identical graph lines, for every $1,000,000.00 in taxpayer dollars received, PP performs roughly another 1000 abortions. But they don’t use our money for abortions?

 

*Chart Courtesy Marjorie Dannenfelser, as posted on Redstate.com

Perhaps, it can be argued, PP is merely trending with the uptick in abortions overall, and not actually using taxpayer dollars to promote abortions? Not so. In 2001, there were 1,291,000 abortions performed in the United States of which Planned Parenthood performed 16.5% (214,026).  As of 2008, the Guttmacher Institute (also pro-choice) reported that abortions nationwide were down to 1,212,400.  A modest decrease of roughly 6% from 2001. But in spite of the overall decrease, Planned Parenthood performed 324,008 abortions in 2008, an actual increase of 110,000 abortions from 2001, a statistical increase of 52.1% and an increase in PP’s share of all abortions from 16.5% % to 26.72%. Perhaps this isn’t sufficient data standing alone to absolutely conclude PP promotes abortion, or that it is our tax dollars causing the steady increase in abortions done by PP, but it is a very strong indicator.

Prior to the current amendment to defund PP, the previous congresses Omnibus Appropriations bill allocated $327 million for the Title X Family Planning Program – which provides funding to Planned Parenthood. This is a $44 million increase over the last four years and $710 million was allocated for international family planning/reproductive health which provides funding to organizations such as Planned Parenthood that promote and perform abortion overseas. This marks a massive $270 million increase over the last four years. This is over $1bllion taxpayer dollars for abortion services. If PP receives 100 million of the overall increase, we can expect them to perform another 100,000 abortions in 2011.

3% Adoption Rate

In addition, in 2009, Planned Parenthood referred less than 10,000 women for adoption to go with their 324,000 abortions, or about a 3 adoption rate. You have a better chance of having a second child in China than having a child based on a consult with Planned Parenthood.

 

“They will coerce anyone into an abortion… minors are the easiest to sell. We are all good salespeople and that is our job.”

Former PP director Abbey Johnson.

In 2008 and 2009, an undercover investigation revealed multiple Planned Parenthood employees and doctors telling numerous lies or half truths to sell abortions to undercover investigators. They lie about when the heart starts to beat, about the relative complications of abortion versus having the baby, about pro-life materials being fake and pressure the investigators to have their abortions now, when it more safe and less costly. There is no thoughtful discussion about the choices of raising, adoption, or abortion – everything is geared toward getting the abortion. Similar confessions and allegations have been surfacing periodically for years.

PP bills itself as “The Nation’s Largest Sex Educator”

Also consider how PP spends our money in other ways to promote abortion, if not on the actual procedures themselves. PP considers itself to be the nation’s largest sex educator reaching over 1.2 million people a year with their programs, and boasting 1.25 million visits per month to their website.

Planned Parenthood spends a lot of its money on outreach to children and teens and creating sex-education programs that “provide medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education and professional training in our communities across the country.” This language is taken directly from Planned Parenthood. As usual, the wording makes it sound somewhat innocuous, but when it is further clarified in a section on the PP website called “What children need to know and when they need to know it,” it can be pretty nauseating:

 

Get them young!

 

Here is some of what Planned Parenthood lobbies for children 5 years old to learn about sex:

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    • the correct names for all body parts, including sex and reproductive organs
    • how to talk about their sexual parts without feeling naughty
    • that it’s normal to touch one’s sex organs for pleasure[4]
    • to seek privacy when touching one’s sex organs for pleasure
    • how a “baby” “gets in” and “gets out” of a woman’s body
    • that a woman does not have to have a baby unless she wants to

For 5 – 7 year olds:

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    • that people experience sexual pleasure in a number of different ways
    • that everyone has sexual thoughts and fantasies and that having them is normal
    • that families are structured in different ways
    • the roles and responsibilities of different members of their families
    • how to live outside of stereotyped gender roles — for example, that women can be good leaders and men can be good at taking care of children
    • that sexual identity includes sexual orientation

In the 5 -7 year old category 0 “sexual pleasure” is hyperlinked to a page including the following:

·         Is Sexual Pleasure Good for Us?

Yes. Sexual pleasure can be important to our emotional and physical health and well-being.

A healthy sex life — with or without a partner — has been associated with

o        better reproductive and sexual health

o        better general health

o        better sleep

o        reduced stress and tension

o        increased self-esteem

o        a more youthful appearance

o        better fitness

o        a longer life

It is unfortunate that many of us have grown up hearing only about the risks and dangers of expressing ourselves sexually. While those risks are real, it is also true that having sex play — with or without a partner — can be a positive and powerful force in our lives. It helps us create connections to other people and it helps us enjoy our world.

So at sometime before your child reaches age 7, PP wants to teach them that no matter what your parents say about sex or “sex play” – it’s good for you! Clearly girls will not get pregnant and have a need for abortion, until they have sex. The unabashed advocacy that children as young as 5 years old, (7-9 years before they even enter puberty) engage in sex to so they can live longer lives clearly promotes abortion with false advertising.

Once your child hits the 8-12 age group you’re really ready for the big time –

·         ABOUT SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, PRETEENS NEED TO KNOW

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    • how to accept human sexuality and their own sexual feelings as a natural part of life
    • that people have sex for pleasure — that it’s not done only to have a baby
    • that masturbation is very common — that it is normal to masturbate, but only in private
    • they don’t have to feel guilt about masturbating
    • what sexually transmitted infections and safer sex are
    • how to talk about and practice safer sex
    • what rape is
    • what sex work is and why it’s dangerous for young women and young men

ABOUT HUMAN REPRODUCTION AND BIRTH CONTROL, PRETEENS NEED TO KNOW

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    • the biology of the fertility cycle, how pregnancy happens, and the basics about how a pregnancy develops
    • that no one has to become a parent
    • that birth control methods — including emergency contraception — can prevent pregnancy
    • that 85 out of 100 women who have vaginal intercourse will become pregnant within a year if they do not use birth control 
    • how to talk about birth control and what some of the methods are
    • how to get birth control
    • what abortion is
    • that women can get pregnant without having sex by using alternative insemination or other fertility treatments

Notice that when you are 8 you need to be told twice that you don’t have to have a baby, and then learn about abortion. Of course it gets ultra graphic at this age and this is also the category that lands Planned Parenthood in the negative press every so often, when some 8 or 9 year old’s parents find out they were learning about anal sex or tasting condoms in class. Apparently that’s why they call it comprehensive sex education, all 5 senses are involved.

Remember also that this type of education is part of what is meant when PP defenders accuse of PP’s critics of depriving the public of the valuable services PP provides. Another such valuable service is PP’s advice to HIV sufferer’s that they have no obligation to inform their partner’s that they have HIV.

Planned Parenthood is very open about its promotion youth. Their 2010 annual report is worth looking at; for the sheer volume of pictures of children in the report, for the ways in which they spend taxpayer dollars to lobby and legally fight every attempt made to require women to receive complete information before making their “choice,” and to seek the dismantling of all “abstinence only education,” and for the announcement despite all the public denials that they are fighting for and they believe Obama Care will provide federal funding for abortions. PP was proud of their marketing efforts:

During 2008–09, Planned Parenthood Online launched a redesigned site with a contemporary look and feel that connects with the way young people “live” online.

 

It is astonishingly brazen that PP even attempts to deny that they promote abortion. Just review how their website helps you decide –

…you have a lot to think about. You have three options — abortion, adoption, and parenting.

Note that abortion is listed first and parenting last. But that’s just the beginning, if you check out the “parenting option” here is what you should consider –

Some Things to Ask Yourself If You Are Thinking About Raising a Child

o                                Am I ready to help a child feel wanted and loved?

o                                Am I ready to cope with a tighter budget, less time for myself, and more stress?

o                                Do I have the support of family and friends?

o                                Am I ready to accept responsibility for all my child’s needs?

o                                Would I prefer to have a child at another time?

o                                Is anyone pressuring me to continue or end the pregnancy?

o                                How do I feel about other women who have children from unplanned pregnancies?

o                                Can I afford to have a child?

o                                What would it mean for my future and my family’s future if I had a child now?

o                                How important is it to me what other people will think about my decision?

o                                Can I handle the experience of pregnancy and raising a child?

If you are already a parent, ask yourself how bringing another child into your family will affect your other children.

Think about what your answers mean to you. You may want to discuss your answers with your partner, someone in your family, a friend, a trusted religious adviser, or a counselor

It does not take a lesson in subliminal messaging to see that EVERY single consideration regarding parenting is negative towards parenting. Moving on, PP doesn’t really have positive considerations regarding adoption either, although it doesn’t seem quite as depressing as parenting.

Some Things to Ask Yourself If You Are Thinking About Adoption

o                                Am I ready to be a parent?

o                                Can I afford to be a parent now?

o                                What would it mean for my future if I had a child now?

o                                Can I accept not being my child’s primary parent?

o                                Does adoption feel like what I should do, not what I want to do?

o                                Would I consider abortion?

o                                Is someone pressuring me to choose adoption?

o                                Am I prepared to go through pregnancy and childbirth?

o                                Will I be able to cope with the feeling of loss that I may have?

o                                Do I have people in my life who will help me through the pregnancy and adoption process?

o                                How do I feel about other women who choose to place their children for adoption?

o                                How important is it to me what other people will think about my decision?

The only thing that can be said in fairness is that on the “abortion” page, there is a 50% / 50% pro/con mix of questions. But how about informed consent – the couldn’t be deceptive about the risks of abortion could they?

·         Are There Any Long-Term Risks of Abortion?

There are many myths about the risks of abortion. Here are the facts. Abortion does not cause breast cancer. Safe, uncomplicated abortion does not cause problems for future pregnancies such as birth defects, premature birth or low birth weight babies, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or infant death.

Without venturing down the breast cancer path, stating “Safe, uncomplicated abortion does not cause problems” is like saying “Safe uncomplicated parachute landings will not cause you physical harm.” It is another blatant persuasion technique, compounded because it is misleading a potential patient about the actual risks.

So PP’s founder promoted abortion, a former director states plainly that they promote abortion, video shows them deceptively promoting abortion, the stats show them using tax-dollars to increase the number of abortions, and referring less than 3% of women for adoptions, they clearly want to sexualize and indoctrinate children beginning at age 5 that abortion is just another outcome of pregnancy, and their “choice” aids are deceptively persuasive.

Surely we can all agree that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used to promote abortion?

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD CONTINUES TO PROMOTE ABORTIONS ACCORDING TO RACE

 

In addition to the founder’s views, and Justice Ginsburg’s apparent restatement of those views, there is additional evidence that Planned Parenthood promotes abortions according to race.

In a 2010 audio tape investigation, many Planned Parenthoods across the country were willing to accept financial donations specifically designated to abort black babies because the caller wanted to reduce the number of black children. Some PP employees even agreed with that purpose, none expressed outrage or refused the donations. One conversation went like this;

Idaho donor: The abortion—I can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose?

PP Rep: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that your gift be used to help an African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that the gift was earmarked for that purpose.

Idaho donor: Great, because I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name.

PP Rep: Yes, absolutely.

Idaho donor: And we don’t, you know we just think, the less black kids out there the better.

PP Rep: Understandable, understandable.

Idaho donor: Right. I want to protect my son, so he can get into college

PP Rep: Alright. Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.

There is statistical evidence of targeting by race. 67-80% (depending on the study) of PP’s clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Not coincidentally, while black child-bearing women make up a just 12.8%  of the population, they receive 36% of abortions, that is triple what the percentage would be the number was proportional. More than twice as many black Americans have been aborted since 1973 as have died from; the combined total of heart disease, crime, accidents, cancer and aids.  

Also, as noted by Abbey Johnson above, the average cost for an abortion surgery is around $550.00, with a sliding scale discount that benefits, the poor and the extremely young – and apparently sex criminals as well: If you listen to the first set of videos above, the Washington PP informs the “pimp” that she can probably get discounts for her 14-15 year old non-English speaking sex-workers of about $250, based on income. So the sliding scale discount for pimps appears to around 50%. Why is a major surgery like abortion about the same cost as dental exam? Supply and demand. If the price goes up, the demand goes down. Some of those women in minority neighborhoods might chose adoption or caring for their child versus abortion.

Surely we can all agree that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used to promote abortions of black and other minority children?

 

NOT THE FIRST TIME PLANNED PARENTHOOD AIDED AND ABETED SEX OFFENDERS

 

Planned Parenthood has been caught red handed numerous times protecting sex-offenders.

June 24, 2008: A Bloomington Indiana Planned Parenthood employee coaches an investigator posing as 13 year old girl impregnated by 31 year old man to lie about the father’s age, and cover up felony statutory rape. Discovery of statutory rape must be reported in Indiana.

June 24, 2008: The scenario is duplicated in Indianapolis where two Planned Parenthood employees coach an investigator posing as 13 year old girl impregnated by 31 year old man to cover up felony statutory rape and get an abortion in a state that doesn’t have parental consent laws.  

July, 2008: The scenario is duplicated both in Tuscon and Phoenix Arizona where a Planned Parenthood employee coaches an investigator posing as 15 year old girl impregnated by 27 year old man to cover up felony statutory rape and get around parental consent laws. Discovery of statutory rape must be reported in Arizona.

The same is scenario is repeated in Birmingham, AL, Memphis TN, Milwaukee WI, and Louisville, KY. That is 8 clinics in 6 states all assisting a 13-15 year old girl to get an abortion, lie about the age of their abuser to protect him, and in some cases get around parental consent laws. In 2008, PP made the same arguments they make now that these were a few bad apples, that the tapes were edited, that they would re-train their workers.

And in civil and criminal legal actions against PP;

1998 – 2009: Six lawsuits filed against Planned Parenthood for failing to report rape and sexual abuse of minors, allowing the rapist to continue to abuse the children. The cases were in Santa Clara CA, San Francisco CA, Phoenix AR, West Hartford CT, 2 in Cincinnati OH.

 Just last week, the only Prosecutor brave enough to file charges against PP testified to his findings  

Kline revealed in his sworn testimony that his investigation of the KS abortion industry found 166 cases of abortions performed on girls age 14 and younger by Planned Parenthood in Overland Park and George Tiller in Wichita. Each abortionist reported only one case to the authorities, leaving 164 unreported cases of statutory rape between the two abortion clinics:

It just isn’t reasonable to view the evidence and assume, that this many people are simply be “out to get Planned Parenthood.”

Surely we can all agree that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used to assist in the cover up of statutory rape?

 

Conclusion

Can we stop Planned Parenthood’s frauds and felonies in the service of ideology?

In summary, recent video investigations have shown that that Planned Parenthood is “disturbingly eager to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children forced into prostitution.”[xiv] 

Ad to this the evidence that Planned Parenthood is disturbingly eager to facilitate the sexual exploitation of minors forced into sexual relationships.

Ad to this the evidence that PP is disturbingly eager to promote abortions for the purpose of racial eugenics.

Ad to this the evidence that PP is disturbingly eager to promote abortions generally, and promote abortion specifically to children, beginning at age 5.

It seems difficult to comprehend how this could be so? Wouldn’t it just be easier to believe the rationalizations of Planned Parenthood than to accept what is before our eyes?

Yet, it is unavoidable that what is happening is merely a modified version of Planned Parenthood’s founder;’s vision. Margret Sanger was very clear and unambiguous that certain people should not be procreating – 1) most non-whites, 2) weak and feeble minded 3) diseased or sickly, 4) prostitutes, and 5) women under 22 to name a few.[xv] It must be remembered that Sanger didn’t pretend to posit her ideology for profit, or merely for women’s rights – she felt that preventing these pregnancies was crucial to the survival of the American Race and civilization as a whole. To her “the greatest sin” was to bring the wrong kids of babies into the world. It therefore follows that even as disturbing as child rape is, the real sin would be allowing the fruit of that rape to come into the world. As disturbing as promoting and coercing black people, or poor people, or young people, or sick people into having abortions may be, the real sin would be populating the world with their offspring.

Planned Parenthood’s actions are so horrific only because the foundation for their their worldview, their ideology, their religion is simply that horrific.  And they are aware that most of the world sees their ideology in this way. Their entire world then becomes a fraud in service of their ideology. The only way to serve their ideology is to mask their ideology as something completely different than what it is, something people will accept. They have not, nor will they in the future blink at commiting frauds and felonies in the service of that ideology.

But what about profit Abbey Johnson described – isn’t that just as likely to be the cause? Making your numbers no matter how much you have to look the other way? Isnt that less conspiratorial and more realistic? Money is always a reasonable motive, but it is difficult to believe that so many individuals in one organization, and so many staunch defenders can be so corrupt and callous merely for money.

I think it is more likely that when PP took Sanger’s vision and corrupted the corrupt even further by promoting abortion, by sexualizing young children, by shameless distortions of healthy sexuality,    seeking profit over real “choice” and seeking profit no matter who was hurt – was the natural extension of that corruption.

Once PP took that leap of active eugenics versus preventative eugenics, it became apparent that abortions are more profitable than handing out free condoms. To then promote and coerce abortion because it is not only good for society, but profitable, was an easy leap. All the difficult lines had already disappeared in the rear view mirror. The more money PP makes, the more its  ideology be implemented and spread.[5] Thus profit is a motive, but merely in service to ideology.

So it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood would not be satisfied with the hundreds of millions of dollars they already receive from the taxpayers – they needed to steal more.  Last year, dozens of Planned Parenthood centers were caught in Los Angeles defrauding the taxpayers to the tune of $180 million dollars by overcharging the government for birth control pills, and this example in just one city reinforces a suspected massive pattern of overbilling in other states. That is $180 million dollars stolen from the taxpayers in just one City alone. If the patten is like everything else Planned Parenthood does  - widespread – then we are being defrauded to the tune of billions of dollars. This is simply to reinforce what has already been proven, that there is no positive side to Planned Parenthood and that there is no rehabilitation for Planned Parenthood. 

 

All that is being debated and advocated is stop forcing the American taxpayer to fund this organization. Looking back over PP’s defenses and excuses - 

1.       These are isolated rouge employees and not official policy of Planned Parenthood or a systemic problem.

2.         Planned Parenthood provides many needed services that will be unavailable if PP is defunded.

3.       Planned Parenthood doesn’t use taxpayer money for abortion; they use our money for those other needed services.

4.         Abortion’s will actually increase if we defund Planned Parenthood, because so many people who get free contraception from Planned Parenthood will now get abortions.

 

Is there any way to believe that any of them are true? And even if they were, do any of them justify continued tax payer funding in light of these crimes and frauds? Would we fund the slaveholder if he handed out free lollypops on Thursdays? Would we fund Hitler because he provided prosperity for the non-jews? 

Would we fund Planned Parenthood because we assume they must provide some service to somebody that has some benefit?

 

 

What can be done?

The problem is that even though these facts about Planned Parenthood are there for anyone to see, very few have taking the time to look. Many are looking now because of the serious criminal propensities demonstrated in the most recent investigation and Congress has voted to defund Planned Parenthood. But Planned Parenthood and their supporters are succeeding in their false defenses and excuses. If the public and the decision makers know all the facts, then these defenses and excuses will fail.

Therefore the solution is simply to create mass awareness of the facts about Planned Parenthood, so that they cannot be ignored. Take this information and get it into the hands of as many people as you can. Conservative friends, liberal friends, everyone you know.

If you yourself have contacts or your friends have contacts with Congressman, Senators, or those in the media – get this information in their hands and request read it. Conservative congressmen and women need ammunition to make a stand on the insanity of hundreds of millions of tax dollars going to this organization. Moderate congressmen and women need this information so they are not pressured by the false defenses and excuses of Planned Parenthood and its allies. Liberal congressman and women need to know exactly what it is they are defending.

If you’re associated with Tea Parties, or local political groups, get this information distributed to your members.

If you spend time on the internet, post this link or this information wherever you see Planned Parenthood being falsely defended.

It’s a simple matter of getting the truth out there. If we don’t, we are condoning the continued funding of this horrific organization with our tax dollars.  

 

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Special thanks to Lila Rose and her team at Liveaction.org, Mark Crutcher and his team at lifedynamics.com, and Abbey Johnson for their groundbreaking and brave work in bringing the truth about Planned Parenthood into the light.

Special thanks to Redstate.com contributors, Ben Howe , Jerome Hudson, TNJim, Marjorie Dannenfelser, “Heartlander,” and “Lineholder,” for ideas, content and citations.


[1] It should also be noted that Ms. Sanger was also somewhat notorious for denying her own words depending on her audience, as can be seen in repeated denials of her own words in her 1957 interview with Mike Wallace.

[2] Reading the entire interview with Justice Ginsburg gives one the same sense of the misguided compassion (whether real or false) that Ms. Sanger appeared to posses. The sense is “we must help the less fortunate by preventing their procreation.” Its central depressing weakness, other than the obvious anti-eugenic, racial and pro-life arguments, is that it requires one to be completely devoid of a belief in humanity’s capacity to rise above one’s circumstances. As such it is completely and mind bogglingly antithetical to the American dream. 

[3] There is evidence including undercover video evidence, that PP significantly under-reports the number of abortions it performs, but their numbers are the best available,

[4] Planned Parenthood’s public push to have kindergartners touching themselves for pleasure is another area in which they sharply diverge from their founder, not to mention just about every parent, religious institution and sane medical provider on the planet. Sanger was very strong in her position:

In my experience as a trained nurse while attending persons afflicted with various and often revolting diseases, no matter what their ailments, I have never found any one so repulsive as the chronic masturbator. It would be difficult not to fill page upon page of heartrending confessions made by young girls, whose lives were blighted by this pernicious habit, always begun so innocently, for even after they have ceased the habit, they find themselves incapable of any relief in the natural act. [...] Perhaps the greatest physical danger to the chronic masturbator is the inability to perform the sexual act naturally

 

In the boy or girl past puberty, we find one of the most dangerous forms of masturbation, i.e., mental masturbation, which consists of forming mental pictures, or thinking obscene or voluptuous pictures. This form is considered especially harmful to the brain, for the habit becomes so fixed that it is almost impossible to free the thoughts from lustful pictures

[5] Thus when President Obama lifted the “Mexico City Policy” within days of taking office, the results were almost immediate. Planned Parenthood bragged in their 2010 Annual Report (Infra.) that they were able to spend 55million in taxpayer dollars promoting their ideology in foreign countries.


[i] I would like to credit Dan Collins for the title phrase as I got the idea from his blog. http://powip.com/2011/02/the-wailing-and-gnashing-over-the-planned-parenthood-sting/

[ii] http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/video/2008/wallace/sanger_margaret_t.html

[iii] Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers,1922

[iv] Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

[v] Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

[vi] Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

[vii] Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

[viii] Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.

[ix] Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. “Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?” Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.

[x] Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza: “Was Margret Sanger a Racist?” Family Planning Perspectives, January – February 1985, page 44.

[xi] Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do. The Proceedings of the First American Birth Control Conference. Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control Review, Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174

[xii] http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/multimedia/video/2008/wallace/sanger_margaret_t.html

[xiii] Sanger, Margaret (1938). Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography. New York: W. W. Norton. p. 217.

[xiv] Editors, The National Review, “The Week”, 3/07/2011, p. 8.

[xv] Margaret Sanger,   Woman and the New Race.  New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922. Chapter 7, p. 85.

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