Wednesday STOPP Report

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This information-packed weekly e-newsletter is the voice of STOPP, American Life League’s project that exposes the true nature of Planned Parenthood and documents its anti-life, anti-family programs. The Wednesday STOPP Report also spells out what dedicated grassroots pro-lifers can do to counter Planned Parenthood. Wednesday STOPP Report subscribers also receive special e-mail updates offering an in-depth look at timely pro-life issues.


In This Issue

  • UN workshop distributing perverse Planned Parenthood brochure featured lead singer from ‘queer rock’ band
  • Medical waste company Stericycle enables Planned Parenthood abortions
  • Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Counting our blessings
  • Empty cradle caroling at Planned Parenthood announced by Pro-Life Wisconsin
  • Former Iowa Planned Parenthood manager leads local 40 Days for Life vigil
UN workshop distributing perverse Planned Parenthood brochure featured lead singer from ‘queer rock’ band

We just learned that the facilitator at the “No parents allowed” workshop at a United Nations conference where Planned Parenthood’s disgusting Healthy, Happy and Hot brochure was distributed, was none other than Joshua Ackley, former lead singer of the “homopunk” band, Dead Betties. Ironically, Ackley works for Girl Scouts USA (GSUA). Just to show what bad news this really is, the video for the Dead Betties’ song “Hellevator” features the strangulation of a woman in an elevator shaft. Cathy Ruse reported on the situation in the National Review Online and states that, in publicity shots for the band, Ackley cross-dresses and, in one of the band’s music videos, he simulates masturbation.

Ackley is the spokesperson for the GSUSA’s “Healthy Media” campaign and manages the official GSUSA blog, according to a YouTube video linked from the new “100 Questions for the Girl Scouts” website. The video features Jane Smith Petry, a lifetime Girl Scout member, challenging the connection between Planned Parenthood and GSUSA, as she protests at the convention during the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting.

You can view the entire Planned Parenthood Federation of America Healthy, Happy, and Hot brochure here. The brochure says that young people living with HIV have the “right to sexual pleasure” and “have the right to decide if, when, and how to disclose their HIV status.” It goes on to say that some countries have laws requiring young people to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners and that these laws “violate the rights of people living with HIV by forcing them to disclose or face the possibility of criminal charges.” The brochure encourages them to complain about any agency that tells them they should not have sex and to shop around for a place where they feel more respected.

STOPP released a report in 2004 that detailed the direct connection between 17 local Girl Scout councils and Planned Parenthood. Two hundred forty-nine of 315 councils refused at that time to answer questions about their PP relationship.

We strongly encourage parents to contact the local Girl Scout council and ask if it has any connection to, or collaboration with, Planned Parenthood.

We also encourage parents to consider all the accumulated evidence of Girl Scouts USA’s ongoing relationship with Planned Parenthood and its agenda, as evidenced on the American Life League website here, as well as the growing evidence that is presented on the ever-burgeoning number of websites that exist to expose the deep-seated problems with Girl Scouts USA. Some of the pertinent websites include:

On Facebook, visit Make the Girl Scouts Clean Again.

Girl Scouts USA is complicit with Planned Parenthood in stealing the souls of our children. It’s time parents know the truth and act to protect their children from Planned Parenthood and its encroachment into Girl Scouts and other community-based organizations for children and young people.

Medical waste company Stericycle enables Planned Parenthood abortions

The Campaign to Stop Stericycle (CSS) is working to dissuade the medical waste company from servicing some 586 Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the campaign has established a website to inform the public about Stericycle’s collaboration with the abortion industry.

The website features a video clip of a Stericycle employee collecting “medical waste” from the second largest abortuary in the nation—Planned Parenthood in Denver, Colorado—and an audio admission by a company official that baby body parts from first and second trimester abortions are collected and incinerated by Stericycle. According to the website, Stericycle burns the remains of the tiny aborted children in its own incinerators in Haw River, North Carolina, and at other locations.

The “Help in the Fight” section of the website lists a number of ways that individuals can get involved in stopping Stericycle’s collaboration with the abortion industry, including calling corporate officers and signing a petition. You can call Stericycle president Charles Alutto at (847) 607-2004 and/or e-mail [email protected] and Stericycle CEO Mark C. Miller at (847) 607-2038 and/or e-mail [email protected] and respectfully, but firmly, express your disgust regarding Stericycle’s collaboration with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. If you receive voicemail, please leave a message.

The campaign also requests that citizens contact Stericycle clients and investors and assist with research and documentation of local activity and identification of other clients of Stericycle in your area. Further, pro-lifers are encouraged to organize pickets at local Stericycle offices. Details are at

In addition to Stericycle, the campaign is targeting Idealease and other trucking companies that lease vehicles to Stericycle for its abortion cleanup business.

STOPP highly encourages active participation in this campaign to stop Stericycle’s relationship with Planned Parenthood’s abortion business. It is another facet in opposing Planned Parenthood at every corner—a strategy that will erode community support and eventually result in the closure of Planned Parenthood facilities.

For more details on our plan to Stop Planned Parenthood, visit our website, To book one of our expert speakers, or to invite us to help coordinate strategies to shut down Planned Parenthood in your area, please e-mail [email protected].

Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Counting our blessings

On the eve of Thanksgiving 2011, we have so much for which to be grateful. We stop now to thank God for giving us the gift of life and for the gift of His Mother, who leads us every step of the way in the daily battle to save the lives and souls of our children.

The year 2011 has been a bad one for Planned Parenthood. In fact, Cecile Richards, the leader of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, says in her recent Thanksgiving letter to supporters that 2011 has been the worst year ever for Planned Parenthood. And for that, we thank Our Lady for leading us, as we thank all of you who have worked so hard to bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary. With her at your right hand, you have exposed the evil that is Planned Parenthood.

You have stood on the streets and sidewalks of America day in and day out, in rain and snow, hail and sleet, in freezing cold and smoldering heat, to speak for those who have no voice. You have prayed countless decades of the rosary. You have sought protection under her mantle and found courage there to face the battle anew each day.

You have challenged both friend and foe—in your homes, in the marketplace, at community and church meetings, hospitals, civic groups, and in the halls of local, state, and national government. You have voted pro-life. You have sent letters to the editor and written columns, white papers, and even books in defense of human life. You have worked day and night for the passage of pro-life legislation and personhood amendments. You have founded and supported ethical medical research centers. You have built, manned, and funded medical centers to provide support for those who would otherwise be left on the doorstep of Planned Parenthood—at those gates that reflect the gates of hell where all hope has been abandoned. You have given generously of your time, talent, and money in support of American Life League and our life-saving programs and initiatives.

While we are just beginning to compile the final Planned Parenthood damage numbers for the year, our preliminary numbers show that Planned Parenthood has suffered tremendous losses in its war on women, children, and families this year. Today we know of 39 Planned Parenthood facilities that have been closed or will close during 2011. Protests at Planned Parenthood facilities have more than doubled since 2007. A Missouri affiliate has joined two Texas affiliates in disaffiliating from PPFA, as the Planned Parenthood name has become a liability rather than an asset in areas where PP is heavily protested.

Nebraska pro-lifers this year formed a new statewide coalition of pro-life groups, specifically to fight Planned Parenthood’s expansion into its state. Chili’s and other businesses have backed away from lending their names to Planned Parenthood fundraisers. Parents around the country are organizing and fighting Planned Parenthood’s sex education within their communities and schools.

Unprecedented legislation defunding Planned Parenthood flourished during 2011, jeopardizing up to $79.8 million dollars for the abortion giant. Former Planned Parenthood employees are crying foul, revealing Medicaid fraud, and pursuing whistleblower lawsuits. Planned Parenthood faces new laws regulating its abortion business which increase its overhead and compound its difficulties in finding licensed physicians who will do its bidding. Undercover stings by Live Action have revealed Planned Parenthood’s complicity with prostitution rings and sex trafficking of minors.

Yes, it has been a bad year for Planned Parenthood. And for that we thank Mary, the Mother of God, to whom we have consecrated the work of stopping Planned Parenthood. And we thank you for boldly stepping into the battle day after day, under her patronage and protection.

There is, without doubt, a huge choir of little souls who extol you before the throne of God, thanking Him for you and your willingness to fight for their lost lives and the lives of their contemporaries.

We appreciate all of your sacrifices on behalf of the preborn, and we humbly ask for your continued support of our vital work here at STOPP. In this season of giving, I place before you our victories in this battle and ask you to please remember us and all the work that lies ahead of us as you make your end-of-the-year contributions. I assure you that we will remain totally dedicated to fighting the abortion giant and ending the reign of terror of Planned Parenthood. Together, we will put an end to the evil that is Planned Parenthood.

Empty cradle caroling at Planned Parenthood announced by Pro-Life Wisconsin

As Christmas approaches and our eyes and hearts turn toward the celebration of the birth of Jesus, Planned Parenthood’s death machinery intensifies its efforts to grind up little children made in the image and likeness of God—His most precious gift to the world—and use the blood money to line its own pockets.

ALL Associate group Pro-Life Wisconsin has announced it will bring Christmas carols and an empty manger to two Planned Parenthood locations this year. Pro-Life Wisconsin affiliate Vigil for Life will be singing Christmas carols on Dec. 22 at 5:30 pm at Planned Parenthood, 1306 Orin Road, in Madison. In Appleton, Pro-Life Wisconsin will be singing Christmas carols on Dec. 23 at Planned Parenthood, 3800 North Gillette Street.

“What better way to bring the joy of Christmas to a place where hopelessness abounds?” says the group’s spokesperson in its latest weekly update.

Congratulations to Pro-Life Wisconsin for its steadfast witness to the joy that is the gift of life.

Former Iowa Planned Parenthood manager leads local 40 Days for Life vigil

Susan Thayer, former Planned Parenthood facility manager from Storm Lake, Iowa, organized and led the fall 2011 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside the Iowa Planned Parenthood facility that she formerly managed.

On a recent 40 Days for Life webcast, Thayer bolstered the claims of Abby Johnson that Planned Parenthood’s business model is focused on increasing abortion numbers. Planned Parenthood pioneered telemed abortions in Iowa, and when Thayer complained about Planned Parenthood’s increasing emphasis on abortion rather than “prevention,” she was fired.

Thayer, who worked 17 years for Planned Parenthood, pointed out that telemed abortions—where the baby is killed and labor induced by pills remotely dispensed by an off-site physician—have “very little overhead” compared to surgical abortions, which require surgical suites, specialized equipment, staff, and an on-site physician.

Former Planned Parenthood employees are among our greatest allies in fighting Planned Parenthood. Following the courageous exit of Abby Johnson from her managerial position at the Bryan/College Station Planned Parenthood, her conversion and bold witness to the sanctity of human life, and her unrelenting exposure of the evil that resides at the heart of Planned Parenthood, more employees are being emboldened to leave their employment and to speak out.

Please continue to pray for the conversion of all Planned Parenthood employees and reach out in love to those at a facility near you. Their consciences are troubled by your prayer presence, and they may well be looking to you to help them escape their employment that is so intricately and desperately entangled with the evil that permeates Planned Parenthood.