By Jim Sedlak
Reacting to the coronavirus, the US surgeon general has called on all medical facilities to immediately stop all elective surgeries. Among the reasons given by the surgeon general was that the protective gear used in elective surgeries would decrease the amount available to those fighting the virus, and doing the procedures could increase the spread of the virus in the facilities.
When Planned Parenthood responded that it considers abortion an “essential service,” and would continue to do them, health officials in Ohio immediately sent a notice to Planned Parenthood in Ohio ordering PP to halt all abortions. As we are writing this, Planned Parenthood is still refusing to follow the lawful order to cease and desist. A similar situation is developing in Texas.
To illustrate the real danger that is involved in this situation, our friends at Operation Rescue published an article documenting that three abortionists (including two who kill babies at Planned Parenthood in Ann Arbor [MI] and Seattle [WA]) have self-quarantined themselves because they have symptoms of the virus and are awaiting getting tested.
There is a real threat from the coronavirus. We do not yet know the extent of the threat or how long it will take to get it under control. The entire American society is going to great lengths to be overly cautious. Church services are canceled; schools are canceled; sporting events and even whole seasons are being canceled. BUT, Planned Parenthood insists it MUST be allowed to kill babies!
Can you imagine this? At a time when our neighborhood restaurants, movie theaters, and hundreds of personal service stores face a real threat of going out of business, Planned Parenthood simply doesn’t care.
Here, in the United States, Planned Parenthood kills 947 babies every day at an average charge of $600 per abortion. That’s a daily income of $236,155. Is it any wonder that PP is fighting to keep its baby-killing business going?
As of Monday of this week, coronavirus deaths world-wide are reported to be at 16,000. Deaths in the United States were at 420. It is always dangerous to make comparisons, but the fact is that Planned Parenthood will take twice as many innocent human lives today than all the US deaths from the virus so far. Planned Parenthood in the United States will end the lives of 16,000 innocents every 17 days—that’s equal to the total number of worldwide deaths so far.
In case you think we’re being overly dramatic, there is one possible outcome from the virus scare that Planned Parenthood is worried about. You see, we are in a position where many couples are not able to go to work. They wind up both working from home or, in some cases, “shelter in place.” Americans have gone through these kinds of restrictions before. Whether it is from hurricanes, tornados, or power outages, many of us have lived through times when we were basically confined to our homes and apartments. The experienced, and predictable, result has been a “baby boom” nine months later. THAT is what scares Planned Parenthood.
Bottom line is that Planned Parenthood does not like babies. Planned Parenthood in Minnesota once described babies as “loud, smelly and expensive, unless you want one.” Planned Parenthood is a self-described Humanist organization that believes there may or may not be a God, but it is irrelevant. God has no effect here on earth. There is no Heaven or Hell. They strive for the good life here and now.
We see babies as gifts from God. Planned Parenthood sees babies as something to get rid of.
American Life League has been fighting Planned Parenthood since 1979. ALL’s STOPP International program has been leading the fight since 1985. As we all pray and work during this current coronavirus crisis, our resolve to fight Planned Parenthood has grown even more urgent—if that is possible. The stark reality of Planned Parenthood’s insistence that nothing should ever get in the way of it killing God’s creations has never been clearer.
American Life League is a co-sponsor of the ProtestPP website and we are asking all who read this article to contact your state governors and demand that all abortion facilities be ordered to shut down immediately. You can find details here.
The fight against Planned Parenthood is on its way to new heights. We invite everyone to hop on board—it is going to be a glorious God-given victory!
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a talk-radio program on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.
As an organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the national office and is headquartered in New York City. PPFA does not operate any medical centers. All of Planned Parenthood’s centers are run by PP’s 50* affiliates. As documented in our 2019 Planned Parenthood Annual Facilities Report, PP now operates 587 centers and 375 do surgical and/or medical abortions. The list below shows what percentage of each affiliate’s centers commit abortions and (in parenthesis) how many total centers that affiliate operates.
The following 11 affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 100 percent of their centers: PP Southern New England (17); PP Hudson Peconic (10); PP Central Western New York (9); PP Orange and San Bernardino Counties (9); PP Columbia Willamette (7); PP California Central Coast (5); PP Metropolitan New Jersey (5); PP Tennessee and North Mississippi (4); PP Metropolitan Washington, DC (3); Upper Hudson PP (3); and Virginia League of PP (3).
The following three affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 92 to 95 percent of their centers: PP Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands (27); PP Los Angeles (19); and PP Northern California (18).
The following eight affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 80 to 88 percent of their centers: PP Southwest Oregon (5); PP Montana (5); PP South, East, and North Florida (10); PP Mar Monte (35); PP Greater New York (28); PP Illinois (17); PP Pacific Southwest (17); and PP Northern, Central, Southern New Jersey (17).
The following seven affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 62 to 75 percent of their centers: PP Rocky Mountains (24); PP Greater Washington and North Idaho (11); PP Delaware (3); Mount Baker PP (3); PP South Atlantic (14); PP Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (4); and PP League of Massachusetts (4).
The following seven affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 50 to 57 percent of their centers: PP Southwest Central Florida (10); PP Keystone (9); PP Michigan (16); PP Southeast (7); PP North Country New York (7); PP Maryland (7); and PP Arizona (7).
Finally, the following 14 affiliates commit surgical and/or medical abortions at 11 to 45 percent of their centers: PP Greater Ohio (18); PP Wisconsin (24); PP Association of Utah (8); PP Western Pennsylvania (6); PP Indiana and Kentucky (18); PP Southwest Ohio (4); PP St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (8); PP Gulf Coast (8); PP South Texas (7); PP Greater Texas (18); PP North Central States (29); PP Great Plains (10); PP Northern New England (21); and PP Southeastern Pennsylvania (9).
Planned Parenthood Federation of America mandates that every affiliate must have at least one facility that does surgical or medical abortions. The fact is that every affiliate has achieved that goal and, as you can see from the numbers above, most have exceeded it by a wide margin.
*NOTE: Planned Parenthood continues to count PP Indiana and Kentucky and PP Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands as two separate affiliates. This, despite the fact that the same CEO runs both affiliates and PPGNHI provides over a million dollars a year to PPINK.
As of January 2020, Planned Parenthood has 50 affiliates across the United States. Each affiliate is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Each affiliate reports its income to the federal government on a Federal Form 990. Listed below is the annual income of each affiliate based on that data. (NOTE: Five affiliates in New York State merged into a single organization in January. The dollar figure given for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is an estimate based on the separate incomes of the five affiliates).
Annual income (millions)
|Planned Parenthood Mar Monte||$103.9|
|Planned Parenthood Greater New York||$98.0|
|Planned Parenthood Los Angeles||$78.6|
|Planned Parenthood Pacific South West||$73.9|
|Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties||$69.8|
|Planned Parenthood North Central States (Heartland + MN,ND,SD)||$68.0|
|Planned Parenthood Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands||$62.1|
|Planned Parenthood Northern California||$58.7|
|Planned Parenthood Illinois||$55.4|
|Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains||$48.6|
|Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida & Treasure Coast||$45.0|
|Planned Parenthood Southern New England||$44.8|
|Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri||$38.2|
|Planned Parenthood South Atlantic||$36.9|
|Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette||$35.5|
|Planned Parenthood Greater Texas (including surgical)||$35.1|
|Planned Parenthood Wisconsin||$33.4|
|Planned Parenthood Northern, Central, Southern New Jersey||$31.6|
|Planned Parenthood League Massachusetts||$31.6|
|Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast||$28.3|
|Planned Parenthood Northern New England||$25.2|
|Planned Parenthood Greater Ohio||$24.6|
|Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic||$24.1|
|Planned Parenthood Michigan||$23.6|
|Planned Parenthood Southwest Central Florida||$23.0|
|Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley||$20.9|
|Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania||$20.1|
|Planned Parenthood Maryland||$19.5|
|Planned Parenthood Greater Washington & North Idaho||$19.3|
|Planned Parenthood California Central Coast||$19.1|
|Planned Parenthood Central Western New York||$18.9|
|Planned Parenthood Great Plains||$17.5|
|Planned Parenthood Indiana & Kentucky||$17.0|
|Planned Parenthood Arizona||$15.4|
|Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington, DC||$15.1|
|Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon||$15.1|
|Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi||$13.8|
|Planned Parenthood Association of Utah||$13.6|
|Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region||$10.4|
|Virginia League Planned Parenthood||$10.2|
|Planned Parenthood Keystone||$9.9|
|Mount Baker Planned Parenthood||$9.5|
|Planned Parenthood Metropolitan New Jersey||$9.2|
|Planned Parenthood Western Pennsylvania||$8.5|
|Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood||$8.4|
|Planned Parenthood Montana||$8.3|
|Planned Parenthood Southeast||$8.3|
|Planned Parenthood South Texas||$6.6|
|Planned Parenthood North Country New York||$5.9|
|Planned Parenthood Delaware||$5.1|
These 50 affiliates generate a combined income of over $1.5 billion. Planned Parenthood has been aggressively encouraging affiliates to merge for the last several decades. We believe that Planned Parenthood still wants to reduce the number of affiliates down to, at most, 40. As Planned Parenthood closes clinics and combines affiliates, there will be more and more members of Congress who have no Planned Parenthood operations in their district and/or state. As that happens, PP’s loss of Congressional support will help us close down the organization for good.
Today is March 25. It is exactly nine months from today until Christmas. The Christian world marks this day to commemorate and celebrate Jesus Christ taking up residence inside Mary. He will remain there for the next nine months as He goes through all the stages of development that every human being has in common. For Jesus truly became human in every way—except sin.
In many Christian religions, today is celebrated as the Feast of the Annunciation, the time when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and informed her that she had been chosen to be the virgin mother of the Savior—Jesus Christ. The angel answered Mary’s questions and, when she said, “Be it done to me according to your word,” Jesus entered her as the smallest of human beings. He was incarnate (embodied in flesh; in human form).
As the website, Catholictv.org, points out: “Significantly, the Annunciation acknowledges that God did not become man only at the Nativity, but was man from the very moment of conception. This is well reflected in the most recent translation of the Nicene Creed found in the Roman Missal, 3rd Edition: we no longer say that the Son was ‘born of the Virgin Mary and became man,’ but that He was ‘incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.’ The importance we attach to this feast day is a good reminder of why we defend the dignity of life from conception.”
Thus, this feast day is of particular importance to the pro-life movement. We know that Jesus did not suddenly appear on earth as a 30-year-old man and begin preaching. Rather, He came as all of us come, residing in His mother from conception to birth— slowly growing His human body.
Although there has always been and will always be just one Jesus, we must remember that every preborn child is created by God. Every preborn child needs the existence of already-born human beings to guide him or her through the nine months inside his or her mother and to bring him or her into this world.
As we celebrate the Feast of the Incarnation, let us renew our efforts to end all abortion and close down every Planned Parenthood facility.
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