Wednesday STOPP Report
2012-08-22

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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

  • Planned Parenthood heads back to school, pockets overflowing
  • Kline: Truth about Planned Parenthood crimes cannot be erased
  • Boise Planned Parenthood customer rushed to ER
  • ‘Hate group’ labeling and the shooting at FRC
  • Court: Texas can withhold money from Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood heads back to school, pockets overflowing

As you prepare to send your children back to school, beware! Planned Parenthood is heading back to school, too—with its pockets overflowing with taxpayer money, poised to target your children with its failed “comprehensive” sex education.

The abortion giant is using a new CDC report—one that shows high rates of oral sex among young people—to push “comprehensive sex education” that is notorious for its promotion of oral sex.

The CDC report, Prevalence and Timing of Oral Sex, shows that about two-thirds of 15-24-year-olds have engaged in oral sex, with those ages 15-17 having a considerably higher incidence of oral sex without sexual intercourse than others. According to the report, almost half of boys and girls ages 15 to 19 have engaged in oral sex.

Planned Parenthood vice president of education Leslie Kantor said, in a recent New York Times article, that the important thing about the study is that it shows “that it’s probably equally likely for oral sex to happen before intercourse as after . . . so we need to provide sex education to young people that provides all the information they’ll need, from S.T.D.s to pregnancy prevention.”

The fact is that Planned Parenthood’s “comprehensive” sex education has been pushing oral sex as “safer sex” and as a method of birth control for years, and emphasizing “outercourse” as “sex play that keeps sperm out of the vagina to prevent pregnancy,” saying it is “safe, effective, and convenient.” Its website, linked above, lists oral sex under the different variations of outercourse, and suggests using “latex or plastic barriers that are non-lubricated or flavored for oral sex.”

The CDC report also notes that, while the percentage of teens who ever had sexual intercourse declined from 51 percent in 1988 to 43 percent in 2006-2010, and the rate of condom usage increased, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases has not decreased, particularly among the 15-19 year olds and young adults 20-24 years of age. So much for the Planned Parenthood “given” that increasing condom use cuts the rate of sexually transmitted diseases.

In June of this year, we reported that parents in Onalaska, Washington, were outraged when an elementary school principal instructed their children in how to perform oral and anal sex, using a state-approved sex education program that was orchestrated, developed, pushed, and policed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, SIECUS, and a host of other agencies.

To make matters worse, Planned Parenthood’s Action Center beams the news that:

The new health care reform bill authorized $75 million [annually through 2014] in mandatory funding for teen pregnancy prevention. Most of this will go to states to support evidence-based, medically accurate, culturally appropriate sex education programs that address both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. This is on top of the $114.4 million for evidence-based, teen pregnancy prevention that President Obama and Congress are providing to community organizations and local governments this year.

The abortion giant then mourns the inclusion of funding for abstinence until marriage education, and pledges to continue “our work with our supporters, youth activists, and policymakers to put an end to this ineffective program.”

Planned Parenthood claims that it reaches 1.2 million people every year with its destructive sex education programs.

Parents must remain more vigilant than ever to get Planned Parenthood out of schools and away from children. You can read Parent Power!!, Jim Sedlak’s guide to taking control of the school system, here. View our Hooking Kids on Sex video here, and share it with school officials and other parents, as a tool to stop Planned Parenthood. To book Jim or another STOPP expert speaker, contact [email protected]


Kline: Truth about Planned Parenthood crimes cannot be erased

Amid cries of government corruption and cover-up, all 107 criminal charges lodged against Planned Parenthood in Kansas—alleging such egregious crimes as the cover-up of child sexual abuse and illegal late-term abortions—have been dropped.

Forty-nine charges, including 23 felony counts, against the abortion giant were dismissed in November of 2011, when it appeared that the records needed to prove claims that Planned Parenthood manufactured evidence to cover up child sexual abuse had long ago been shredded under the watch of former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius.

The remaining counts alleged Planned Parenthood failed to determine viability before abortions and committed unlawful late-term abortions. On August 17, 2012, all charges still pending were dismissed at the request of current Johnson County district attorney Steve Howe. Howe and Kansas attorney general Derek Schmidt released a lengthy statement attempting to justify the dismissal.

Planned Parenthood joined Kathleen Sebelius in attempting to strip the law license of former Kansas attorney general, Phill Kline, who brought the charges against Planned Parenthood. Kline said in a statement, “The truth in Kansas is clear for those who want to see it—the destruction of documents, deceptive legal opinions, and acts of political cowardice cannot erase that truth. The truth also remains that no one has acted to ensure that the hundreds of child victims of sexual molestation taken to Kansas abortion clinics are safe. This remains the most shocking and sorrowful fact emerging from this story of corruption and cover-up.”

Kline’s statement begins:

Planned Parenthood was investigated for illegal late-term abortion and failure to report child rape as required by law. Evidence obtained revealed that during a time the abortion provider performed hundreds of abortions on children 13 years of age and younger Planned Parenthood only reported one case of child molestation. The evidence included witness statements and reports from former Planned Parenthood employees.

This portion of the case died due to obstruction by the Administration of former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and former Attorney General Morrison who was recruited by Ms. Sebelius to run for Attorney General. Ms. Sebelius is a political beneficiary of Planned Parenthood. . . .

The case filed against Planned Parenthood alleged that Planned Parenthood falsely reported the gestational age of the fetus in order to claim the fetus was not viable. The evidence demonstrating this conduct was present in every abortion record obtained. These allegations were supported by the expert report of Dr. T. Murphy Goodwin, one of our nation’s premiere neonatologists.

The District Attorney announced today that he was dismissing these charges because it was his opinion that the gestational age stated by Planned Parenthood arguably indicated the fetus was viable. His statement misses the point and indicated he doesn’t understand the case.

You can read Phill Kline’s entire statement here.

Now that the case has been closed, who will rise to speak for the young children who are sexually abused in the state of Kansas and elsewhere and then victimized again by abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities? Who will speak for the babies that can survive outside the womb that are illegally aborted in Kansas? Though the evidence has been swept under the table, shredded, thrown out with the trash, buried, and discounted, it is fully catalogued and stands as a testament to the ability of the abortion giant to do whatever it wishes in the current political environment and get away with it. It is time for all people of good will to vote for those who will defend life at every level of government. Planned Parenthood must not be allowed to continue to run roughshod, grinding up and spitting out our posterity.


Boise Planned Parenthood customer rushed to ER

Operation Rescue reports that an ambulance transported a patient from a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Boise, Idaho, to the emergency room of St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was admitted on August 16. Abortions were being committed in the building on the day of the emergency.

This emergency follows on the heels of the July 20 hemorrhaging death of 24-year-old Tonya Reaves following an abortion at Planned Parenthood in Chicago.

Other documented ambulance runs to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities this year include a March 6 emergency run to Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a May 25 incident where an ambulance carried a woman from Planned Parenthood in Olympia, Washington, to a local hospital where she was admitted. She is believed to be the victim of a botched abortion.

Clearly Planned Parenthood abortions are not “safe.” Planned Parenthood’s war on women and children must be stopped. Visit our website to learn more about our plan to stop Planned Parenthood.


‘Hate group’ labeling and the shooting at FRC

The man who stormed into the Family Research Council last week and opened fire, wounding an unarmed security guard before the guard disarmed the attacker, was apparently on a deadly mission to silence the peaceful, faith-filled pro-family, pro-life, pro-traditional-marriage group.

The shooter, Floyd Lee Corkins II, had been working as a volunteer for the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. According to The Advocate, his parents told the FBI that Corkins has “strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner.”

Corkins stormed into the FRC headquarters in Washington, D.C., with a 9 mm handgun, 50 rounds of ammunition, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, shouting that he does not agree with FRC politics, before he opened fire.

While FRC head Tony Perkins made it clear that the shooter himself was responsible for what he did, Perkins pointed to incendiary rhetoric from the Southern Poverty Law Center, labeling FRC a “hate” group—alongside neo-Nazi organizations and white supremacists—because it opposes same-sex marriage. That type of labeling creates an environment that endangers the group and others who speak out against same-sex marriage.

In addition to the SPLC’s labeling of groups that oppose homosexuality as hate groups, Planned Parenthood branded FRC and other peaceful advocacy groups as terrorists and extremists.

World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah pointed to Planned Parenthood and SPLC saying, “Both of these organizations literally did their best to put a target on the back of FRC and other pro-family groups by labeling it as a ‘hate group’ (SPLC) and ‘terrorist or extremist organization’ (Planned Parenthood).”

He continued:

I can tell you this. Other groups and individuals on those lists—including me and my news organization—are taking this matter very seriously and beefing up security precautions in anticipation of more violence provoked by slanderous and vicious assaults of this kind.

Yes, I made the same lists. So did WND as an organization. Now we are watching our backs, knowing that Planned Parenthood and SPLC have placed targets on them for every maniac who reads their reports and takes them seriously.

No statement regarding the shooting has been forthcoming from Planned Parenthood. In fact, when contacted by World Net Daily for a comment, the abortion giant did not respond.

Planned Parenthood has removed its Terrorist and Extremist Organizations page from its website, but it continues to profile the FRC and organizations like American Life League and STOPP on its “Profiles of 15 Anti-Choice Organizations,” which was the only page that was linked to the Terrorist and Extremist Organization page when it existed.


Court: Texas can withhold money from Planned Parenthood

A ruling just in from the Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals says Texas can withhold funds from Planned Parenthood, pending the outcome of an October trial over a state law that bans organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning from the Medicaid Women’s Health Program.

Quoting a press release from Texas Alliance for Life:

The case [to be tried in October], Planned Parenthood v. Suehs, involves the nine state Planned Parenthood organizations, all of whom advocate for abortion as a method of family planning, suing the state to prevent being excluded as providers. At stake is an estimated 17 million tax dollars per year for Planned Parenthood.

The court’s opinion allowing temporary withholding of funds to Planned Parenthood is here.

“We are hopeful the court will ultimately uphold the provisions of our state law that protect low-income women from tax-funded abortion advocacy in the name of healthcare,” said Joe Pojman, head of Texas Alliance for Life. “We do not believe that abortion, promoted as a method of family planning, is ever good healthcare.”

STOPP joins Texas Alliance for Life in applauding the federal court’s decision to allow Texas to withhold tax dollars from Planned Parenthood. Kudos to all those Texans who continue to work so diligently to defund the abortion giant.