Monday, March 19, 2012

A New Prayer Program Against Planned Parenthood

In the Vital Signs Ministries' latest report, Denny Hartford outlined a new prayer strategy be used against Planned Parenthood.  It is simple in design but I believe it could be quite powerful if we undertake it together.

This special prayer program is one which we hope will result in a greater number of Christians praying against Planned Parenthood and in bringing greater specificity to our unified intercession.  We’re calling it “3 for 5” and here’s how it works.

We’re asking believers to covenant together to pray at least 3 minutes a day on the 5 weekdays about specific issues related to Planned Parenthood’s ongoing assaults on the culture of life.  That could mean 3 minutes of prayer added to one’s morning meditations, a minute prayer lifted up three times a day…whatever.  And for every weekday, we’re encouraging prayers aimed at particular targets.  Again, this way we’re praying more AND praying for the very same things, agreeing with one another and the Holy Spirit to oppose the evil deeds of this mega-abortion corporation.

Here's the prayer schedule:

1) Monday’s focus: Pray for Planned Parenthood’s scheduled victims for the week.

“This week many young women are scheduled to have their babies destroyed by Planned Parenthood abortionists.  Many more will abort children through the various chemicals that the business sells.  Father, we pray for many of these minds to be changed.  We ask that these moms will choose instead the guidance and loving assistance of pro-life family members, churches and pregnancy aid centers.  And we also pray that those who have already been exploited and victimized by Planned Parenthood find healing in the cross of Christ.”

Scripture exhortation: Deuteronomy 30:19 -- “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” (NASB)

2) Tuesday’s focus: Pray for shame and scandal to be the portion of Planned Parenthood.

“Holy Lord Jesus, today I pray that the immoral and violent nature of Planned Parenthood be increasingly revealed to the public.  Raise up journalists, lawyers, politicians, educators, celebrities, business leaders and more to expose the organization’s promotion and enablement of abortion, sexual perversion, promiscuity, and misuse of government funds.  Take from Planned Parenthood their financial support, their partnerships and their false cloak of respectability.”

Scripture exhortation: Ephesians 5:11 --“And so do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.” (NASB)

3) Wednesday’s focus: Pray for spiritual conversion among Planned Parenthood employees and supporters.

“Please, Lord Jesus, reveal to those who work with, promote or otherwise support Planned Parenthood the organization’s inherent evils.  Give them a new understanding of the sanctity of life, marriage, family and purity.  And with repentance and conversion, make of these ‘born again’ people effective servants of Your grace and holiness.”

Scripture exhortation: 2 Corinthians 5:17 -- “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things are passed away; behold, new things have come.” (NASB)

4) Thursday’s focus: Pray for those who stand against Planned Parenthood’s assaults on the culture of life.

“Dear Jesus, today we earnestly pray for all those who seek to defend the least of these and to restore a sanctity of life ethic to our nation.  We pray for those who, in various ways, prayerfully oppose the barbarism of Planned Parenthood.  We ask You to provide wisdom, protection and spiritual power in abundance for sidewalk counselors, clergy, medical professionals, pro-life educators and especially for those who serve with pro-life pregnancy aid ministries.”

Scripture exhortation: Timothy 1:7 -- “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASB)

5) Friday’s focus: Pray for a dramatic reformation of sexual ethics among American youth.

“Father, today’s prayer is for fresh and compelling conviction of Your truths regarding modesty, purity, self-control, and the blessedness of sexual relations within marriage.  Reveal these precious virtues especially to youth and to those who influence American culture.  And also, Lord, please expose for all to see Planned Parenthood’s perverse and counter-productive sex-ed philosophy.”

Scripture exhortation: Philippians 4:8 -- “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (NASB)

Is Planned Parenthood Cheating the Government

The $100 million a year that Planned Parenthood gets from the American taxpayers isn't enough? And so they're defrauding the government for yet more dough?

That's the claim of a Planned Parenthood employee of ten years down in Texas. Here's the introduction to the story from the Lufkin News.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is a defendant in a federal lawsuit after a former Lufkin clinic employee alleged a multi-million-dollar billing scheme.

The complaint names Karen Reynolds as the whistle-blower in the allegations brought against her former employer of 10 years.

The updated complaint, filed in October 2011, alleges that while Reynolds was employed as a health center assistant, she was instructed by the organization to maximize billing revenue when the government was fitting the bill through Medicaid and the Women’s Health Program.

She claims this was the procedure in all 12 Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast locations across Texas and Louisiana.

The suit alleges that, in addition to falsifying patient records, billing the government for unwarranted services and services not covered by Medicaid, Planned Parenthood tacked on services patient did not receive...

Planned Parenthood's Sexual Deviance? Here's The Facts

"If a dirty old man showed these things to a 10-year old kid in a park, he'd be arrested. But when Planned Parenthood shows them to kids in a classroom, it gets government money." (Michael Hichborn)

Be forewarned. The latest video clip created by American Life League ("Hooking Kids On Sex II") contains a lot of graphic sexual material that you will undoubtedly find highly offensive. But that's the point. Because all of that immoral material comes from Planned Parenthood, the mega-abortion corporation that has open access to your tax money -- and your kids. ALL is trying to awaken the American public to just what Planned Parenthood is all about.

And this clip will certainly do that.

So, this isn't a clip to pass along to your kids. But it should be viewed by your pastor and youth director, your school board members and those friends and family members who still think of Planned Parenthood as an innocent charity.

(To no one's surprise, You Tube removed the video clip only days after it was posted. But you can still view it right here.)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Planned Parenthood Wants to Hire 14 Year-Olds to Be "Sex Educators"

You say you don't think Planned Parenthood is pushing promiscuity to teenagers? Why then do you suppose that the mega-abortion corporation is trying to hire kids as young as be "sex educators" for them?

And no, I'm not kidding.

The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood has posted a job listing indicating it is looking for children as young as 14 to work as sex educators.

“Planned Parenthood of WI (PPWI) is hiring Youth Health Educators at PPWI (there are 7 positions available),” the new listing reads. “Youth must be between the ages of 14-24, hold a current leadership position in a youth-serving Community Based Organization (CBO) or at their school/college, and be able to work at least 10-12 hours/week.”

“This position will further the department’s mission of creating sexually healthy communities with a focus on reducing the rate of teen and young adult pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS. More specifically, this position will provide one-on-one health education to youth in our Youth Health Clinics, assist with providing direct sexuality education to youth via the youth text hotline and “Youth Nights” programming, and act as community advocates regarding issues of responsible sexuality education among adolescents and young adults,” the listing says.

“Must have successfully completed 8th Grade.  Ability to relate to and influence peers required. Public speaking and presentation experience is a plus. Previous leadership role(s) with other youth programs desired. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred,” Planned Parenthood adds...

The pro-life group Pro-Life Wisconsin says the abortion business is pushing children to urge other children to break the law.

“In Wisconsin, early teen sexual activity, even if consensual, is against the law,” the organization notes. “Wisconsin Statutes 948.02(2) states, (w)hoever has sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class C felony. Violators, including teens, can be placed on Wisconsin’s Sex Offender Registry. It is clear that [Planned Parenthood’s] contraception sex education programs aid and abet our children in the commission of this second degree sexual assault (statutory rape) crime. And then we punish them as sex offenders when they get caught.”

Komen Gave PP 1/2 Million Dollars Last Year

New figures directly from the Komen for the Cure foundation show 18 affiliates of the breast cancer charity gave a total of more than $569,000 to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in 2010.

The donations will certainly prompt the continued boycott of the Komen breast cancer group by millions of pro-life Americans who find it disingenuous that the women’s organization would partner with an abortion business when abortions are linked to an increase in breast cancer and when Planned Parenthood has been proven to mislead the public by falsely claiming it performs mammograms.

The new figures come from an American Life League study of Susan G. Komen affiliates’ federal forms 990 and they show 18 Komen affiliates gave $569,159 to Planned Parenthood in 2010, the latest year for which figures are available...

Here's more.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Komen & Planned Parenthood Still Partners? One Christian Business Acts Appropriately. You Can Too.

Susan Tyrrell (who blogs at Bound4Life's "Moral Outcry") is pointing out to the pro-life community that rumors about the Susan G. Komen Foundation deciding to prohibit money given to the nation's leading abortion organization appear to be quite false. Sadly, Planned Parenthood and Komen seem to be as tight as ever.

Here's Tyrrell:

Much debate has arisen lately on whether or not the Susan G. Komen Foundation plans to continue to fund Planned Parenthood. Reports briefly surfaced that it had agreed to stop, but within two days of the initial reports, Komen in Orange County, CA confirmed it had given Planned Parenthood two more grants.

After this report I made a media contact with Komen officials to ask if there was any verity to the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood. Their answer, at least thus far, is that they have funded Planned Parenthood and will continue to fund Planned Parenthood...

The money Komen gave to Planned Parenthood two days after the alleged stopping of funding was to the abortion provider headquartered in metropolitan area of Orange County, CA. Is Komen really saying it could not donate money to another women’s health agency in that hugely populated area that could serve women’s breast health without killing babies in the next room? That’s pretty unbelievable.

What’s more astounding is that the Orange County Planned Parenthood alone (and Komen has 18 others on the list) had a 2010 total revenue of $31,518, 017. It’s hard to grasp with the human mind how an agency with that kind of money coming in can be the place with the greatest need to reach out “low-income, uninsured, or medically under-served women.” Let’s also remember that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms...

Money given to Planned Parenthood is fungible. The more money it gets to funnel into its "breast health program"—whatever that is, since it can’t even do mammograms—is more money freed up for its abortion program. You cant give clean money to a dirty organization.

We hope, we pray, this rumor that Komen will stop donating to Planned Parenthood may prove reality. So far there is no evidence of it, but we will wholeheartedly rejoice if it happens.

Until that day we mourn for the babies whose death might have been funded because Planned Parenthood had a bit of extra money to give because it is so well-funded.

This bizarre and thoroughly immoral practice of the Komen Foundation giving money to the mega-abortion corporation is more than enough reason for Christians to avoid any connections to Komen. Komen officials continue to insist that they do not donate money to Planned Parenthood from the national office. However, they allow local chapters to do whatever they want. How easy would it be for Komen officials to draw the line and insist -- as national policy -- that local chapters cannot partner with abortionists? That doing so is bad for the Komen image, bad for the overall fundraising effort, bad for women?

Yet Komen's head office stubbornly, arrogantly refuses to make this common sense decision.

That's why there will be more decisions on the part of Christian organizations and companies to sever ties with the Susan G. Komen Foundation -- decisions like Lifeway Christian Bookstores removing from its bookshelves a Bible sold to help fund the Komen Foundation. (By the way, thank yous are in order for LifeWay's principled action. And since they will certainly be taking heat because of their stand, notes of encouragement for the business doing the right thing are very much in order. Lifeway Christian Bookstores can be contacted at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-0162. Or you can use this page to contact them by e-mail. I sent an e-mail AND a Christmas card with my thank you!)

My prayer is that many others will follow LifeWay's principled action and begin donating to organizations and care centers that do not give money to abortion businesses. Options? Instead of helping Komen help Planned Parenthood, I suggest that our fervent prayers and financial donations go to help organizations that fight breast cancer without the sordid connections that Komen has fostered with Planned Parenthood. These would include:

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

Breast Cancer Society

And it would include actions taken to support local care centers as in this case cited by Physicians for Life:

Donna and Wayne have taken a lemon and turned it into lemonade. Recently, their friend's wife passed away from breast cancer. Kathy was a truly pro-life Christian woman. After hearing of a team running in the Komen Race for the Cure in Kathy's name, they went into action. Discouraging all those who signed up from running in her name, they found the perfect way to memorialize Kathy and help other women fight breast cancer without supporting Planned Parenthood.

Donna and Wayne contacted [a local hospital] and set up a memorial account in Kathy's name. The money will be used for mammograms for women who do not have the ability to pay.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that Susan G. Komen is the only source of helping and treating women with breast cancer. The Komen organization grows fatter each year and refuses to inform women of the abortion/breast cancer link while partnering with Planned Parenthood abortion facilities.

Here is your alternative to help women in your own community! 

Great ideas! Let's spread the word and act in the same spirit. With a bit of unified dedication, we will make a huge difference in the fight against breast cancer. We might even persuade Komen to draw that long-overdue line between itself and the grisly abortion business that is Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Has "Guttmacher'd" African-Americans

 This provocative video clip isn't just clever propaganda; it's a fact-based flash which draws attention to the tragedy of abortion among African-Americans, a tragedy that is most definitely connected to the eugenic philosophy of Alan Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, and others.

The clip comes from The Radiance Foundation and is just one of the NUMBERS DON'T LIE video series created by the National Black ProLife Coalition. The vocals are provided by Joy Hargett (aka Haddie Nuff). The creators of the series encourage you to find out more about racial targeting by clicking on the above links.

Planned Parenthood Throws Christmas Party for Democrats -- At the Abortion Clinic

And what better time to celebrate death, blood money, and political cronyism than Christmas?

At least that seems to be the view of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the River Oaks Area Democratic Women, the Texas Democratic Women of Harris County, and the Bay Area Association of Democratic Women, all of whom are throwing a Dec. 8 Christmas Party at a huge abortion complex Planned Parenthood now runs in Houston, TX. (The facility is a 78,000-square-foot supercenter for abortionists that will eventually commit late-term abortions.)

After all, what goes together better than a cup of cheer and a pregnancy that was ended violently by one of Planned Parenthood’s doctors? This is the same organization that sent out “Choice On Earth” cards rejoicing in the killing of preborn children during the season in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The actual invitation for the party is addressed to “Democratic Women…and the men who love them.” And the hosts are Texas state representatives Jessica Farrar and Carol Alvarado. The party is advertised as a pot luck, where wine and soft drinks will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to “BYOB for stronger cheer.”...

Read more here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Talk About Conspiracy Theories! Check Out Planned Parenthood's Jaffe Memo.

Have you ever heard of the Jaffe Memo?

It's a memorandum sent in 1969 by Frederick S. Jaffe (then a Planned Parenthood vice-president) to the president of the Population Council. It's a quite disturbing document, revealing as it does that the social decadence occurring in recent decades did not "just happen" by sad accident. Indeed, there have been forces (like Planned Parenthood) purposefully and actively at work breaking down America's moral, economic and social traditions.

Think I'm sounding like a conspiracy theorist? Then take a look at the document and think again.

Here's more.

Planned Parenthood's Mythomania

Is Planned Parenthood suffering from an extreme case of mythomania, the psychological disorder marked by an “excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.” Because whether it involves history (even their own), the science of embryology, the procedures of abortion, the links of abortion to breast cancer, post-abortion trauma, racism, their extremely lucrative business model, eugenics, and even more, Planned Parenthood just can't seem to deal with the truth.

And so they lie. Big, outrageous, dangerous lies. And they do it constantly.

Ryan Bomberger muses about just a couple of elements of Planned Parenthood's mythomania in this column.

(And remember, Ryan Bomberger is coming to Lincoln for the annual walk for Life next month. Here's more on that.)

PP Prez: It's Been a "Tough Year." Give Us Money.

In a fundraising letter sent out by last week by Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards (what, PP needs even MORE money?), she spoke of this past year as being the “most difficult year in our history.”

I guess it has.

However, Ms. Richards failed to explain to her supporters precisely just why it's been so tough: the undercover videos exposing PP's criminal cover up of crimes, Congressional investigations into the huge amounts of tax money PP receives (and misapplies) every year, increased public attention to the sordid business of abortion, states acting to defund PP funding, the publicity arising from former PP officials blowing the whistle on the mega-abortion corporation, and more.

Ms. Richards also failed to mention in her fundraising letter one of the reasons PP needs the dough -- her nearly $400,000 annual salary.

Yeah, it's tough to be a Planned Parenthood worker nowadays.

But it's a lot, lot tougher to be a Planned Parenthood victim.

Here's more from Steven Ertelt on this story.

Another Planned Parenthood Insider Speaks Out

In 1997, I began working at a Boston Planned Parenthood clinic as a young, idealistic college student who strongly believed in what I had been told about the organization, that I would be helping other young women access safe and affordable health care.

But I quickly came to learn that the message Planned Parenthood advertised did not reflect reality. I was disillusioned by the betrayal that was perpetrated against patients and the public alike.

My time there was not spent providing prenatal care to pregnant women, providing counseling or basic health care services or educating women about reproductive health.

Instead, I spent my days urging women to terminate their pregnancies. My superiors constantly reminded me of our abortion-centered business model: abortions first, everything else came second...

Read the rest of Catherine Anthony Adair's story in this enlightening LifeSiteNews column.

From Inside the Womb

Speaking of the collagen construction in the cornea, Alexander Tsiaras, the highly-respected president and CEO of Anatomical Travelogue, a fellow who has more than 20 years of experience in the worlds of medicine, research and art, says, "So perfectly organized a structure it was hard not to attribute divinity to it."

Watch this 10-minute clip and you'll be astounded, inspired and moved to conclude with Tsiaras that it's doggone hard not to attribute divinity to it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Should Your Tax Dollars Keep Going to Planned Parenthood? Ben Nelson Says Yes.

The following letter was sent to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson this morning. It comes from Denny Hartford, Director of Vital Signs Ministries and was originally posted on Vital Signs Blog.

Dear Senator Ben Nelson,

We have asked you for many years to join in the effort to remove tax funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion organization, an extremely profitable business that is now killing nearly 350,000 preborn babies every year through surgical abortion.

And many, many more through deadly chemicals.

Though you’ve long claimed to be pro-life, you have stubbornly refused to cut government funding to Planned Parenthood. What a shameful legacy to leave.

Senator Nelson, even the revelations through undercover videotapes of Planned Parenthood staffers from around the country covering up statutory rape and giving advice to sex traffickers in how to escape the law, haven't been enough to budge you from your enthusiastic support of Planned Parenthood receiving huge amounts of taxpayer money. It's really quite incredible that you continue to think you can pose as a pro-life politician given your unrelenting support for the country's #1 abortion provider.

Yes, I know what you will write me in response -- that same old form letter that uses the “separate pockets” argument that you've tried to sell so many times before. It just doesn't make sense, Senator. Any dollar given to Planned Parenthood from taxpayers frees the abortion organization from using its own dollars (and they rake in millions) any way they desire, including promoting sexual promiscuity among young teenagers and paying the salaries of abortionists.

No, Senator Nelson, Planned Parenthood should be denied even one dime of taxpayer money. And because you've defended for years this outrageous misuse of government funds, Ben Nelson should be denied another term in the U.S. Senate.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

8 Reasons Why We're Against Planned Parenthood

I was asked the other night about this new organization and just why the groups and churches that are a part of NAPP are so adamantly opposed to Planned Parenthood. Good question. But I explained that we couldn't just give one answer to the question.

Because there were at least eight. Eight very well-documented and extremely serious reasons.

Here they are:

1) Planned Parenthood kills preborn babies for profit. Hundreds of thousands of babies. And by payments to surgical abortionists and sales of chemical abortifacients, Planned Parenthood is raking in millions of dollars every year. They are the largest abortion providing, abortion promoting business in the world.

2) Planned Parenthood is the most aggressive promoter of abortion rights in the U.S. and abroad. It's influence in Congress, the United Nations, in state governments, in social service agencies, and among government educators is huge.

3) Planned Parenthood promotes (and enables) sexual promiscuity, even among very young teenagers.

4) Planned Parenthood promotes sexual perversion and does so with obscene and blasphemous materials.

5) Planned Parenthood holds firm to the racism and elitism of its eugenics founders.

6) Planned Parenthood has been caught on many occasions in criminal cover-ups of statutory rape.

7) Planned Parenthood operates many unsafe, unsanitary abortion clinics. It has had several abortionists who have killed adult women through botched abortion. It dispenses very dangerous abortifacient drugs in an unprofessional manner like over the phone and through "at home abortion kits." It works continually against parental rights and control. It works continually against any and all limitations on abortion.

And, oh yeah...Number 8) Planned Parenthood makes about $100,000,000 every year from American taxpayers.

Nuff said? The question thus becomes -- are you opposed to Planned Parenthood?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shocking Sexual Predator Cases: Penn State and Planned Parenthood

An institution once held in high esteem by the public has been shamed by revelations that it failed to report sexual abuse against children. Despite knowledge by its officials that sexual predators were victimizing children, they swept it under the rug. Now that the news media has brought this to public attention, the institution is facing well-placed anger and demands for justice. Highly placed officials have been forced out.

The federal government is investigating whether the refusal to report this child sexual abuse violated federal laws that apply because of reporting requirements attached to the large amounts of federal funding. An excellent public image just one week ago has now been justifiably tarnished as people rethink their support for an institution that could effectively facilitate sexual abuse against children.

I’m speaking of Penn State. But this should also describe Planned Parenthood...

Here's the rest of Steven Aden's enlightening essay.

Reducing America's Two Great Deficits

"Planned Parenthood may fly under the banner of 'women's health' or 'family planning,' but it was responsible for 332,278 abortions in this country just in 2009, or one every 95 seconds. That's roughly the population of a city the size of Cincinnati. Now would be a good time, while Congress is supposed to be looking for ways to control the federal deficit, to cut off Planned Parenthood's water. Such a move would address both of the country's two great deficits: fiscal and moral." (Paul Greenberg)

Read more of Greenberg's column, an excellent one that also examines the oft-heard question, "But do pro-lifers care about babies after they're born?"You'll find that column right here.