Wednesday STOPP Report
2012-10-17

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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

  • UT Houston’s PP curriculum: Groping, shirt lifting video on tap for 8th graders
  • Planned Parenthood celebrates 96 years of sex and death
  • Planned Parenthood puts bull's-eye on blacks, Hispanics, and college students
  • Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Spring Valley, New York
  • Victory: ALL survey shows record number of Planned Parenthood protests
UT Houston’s PP curriculum: Groping, shirt lifting video on tap for 8th graders

From its “Expert’s Corner I”, the It’s Your Game curriculum developed by UT Houston and Planned Parenthood advises middle school kids to use condoms when having oral, anal, and vaginal sex. There is a game where children are prompted to choose the steps in putting on a condom—choosing from a number of drawings of erect penises in various stages of being sheathed. Then, a video is presented that shows two very young students ducking into another student’s house to have sex while the parents are gone. The video shows the couple kissing on the couch, with the young man groping the girl and pulling up her shirt. All this is in addition to the previously reported outrageous materials presented to young children via It’s Your Game.

How does this help kids remain abstinent? It doesn’t.

What does it do? It legitimizes, in the minds of the students, having sex at their tender age, since the lessons are coming from the school and the teachers. It chips away at their natural sense of modesty until, through repetitious lessons, the conscience becomes numb and is easily cast aside. It makes the students believe that with all their new knowledge about condoms, contraception, and “respect,” they are ready for sex. It encourages more sexual experimentation to the point that students become preoccupied with sex. It undermines parental teaching to wait until marriage for sex. It lowers the bar to the most banal level. The program paints pregnancy as the worst thing that could happen to a person, laying the groundwork for abortion as a given when the contraceptives it pushes fail.

Studies have shown over and over that parents want their children to remain abstinent until marriage. So how does the curriculum deal with abstinence so it can claim it is an abstinence-promoting program? Conflicting messages, of course. From talking about how to respect the wishes of others, the program devolves into plain and simple sex indoctrination.

The sex ed program developed in Houston, Texas, and being integrated across the curriculum in Houston middle schools and other schools across the country, is named It’s Your Game: Keep it Real. The name itself trivializes the nature of human sexuality, dangling it before children as a game. However, as parents dig deeper and deeper into the program developed with Planned Parenthood as a partner, they are finding materials included in the curriculum that rightfully and predictably have moved them to the point of outrage.

In the Expert’s Corner II of It’s Your Game, the squirming, beautiful young female presenter says, “You should remember that although condoms may reduce the risk of getting HIV, other STDs, or becoming pregnant, choosing not to have sex is the only sure way to avoid all of these consequences.” Then her picture dissolves, her image re-emerges, and she says, in the next breath, “But as with all new things, it’s a good idea to practice until a person feels confident that she or he can use a condom correctly. Let’s review the steps for using a condom correctly. . . . As soon as erection occurs, open the condom package carefully, being careful not to tear the condom.” She then goes on to demonstrate—using two fingers as a penis model—how to put the condom on.

Recently, I was on a conference call with some of our American Life League Associate groups. One of the young ladies on the call leads a pro-life club at her local community college. When we asked about the biggest challenge she faces, she surprised us by saying “the attitude of the other students.” She said the girls have a hatred of babies, a very abnormal fear of parenting, and no desire whatsoever to ever have children.

Though we have all run up against this attitude from time to time, we were shocked to hear how prevalent it is among college students. The entire cultural milieu no doubt plays into the formation of young people into human beings who, in essence, detest their humanity when they detest the thought of reproduction. However, viewing the materials in this curriculum make it clear to us how this attitude has become so prevalent. Pregnancy is depicted as something comparable to a dreaded disease—the worst possible thing that could happen to a person.

When schools engage in social engineering through curricula like It’s Your Game, they are warping students’ sense of sexuality and thus their sense of what it means to be human. Sex is painted as glorious and good at any age or season with anyone desired—as long as you are ready—unless and until you don’t take the proper precautions to prevent pregnancy and childbirth. It’s an “anything goes” mentality, as long as you follow Planned Parenthood’s rules: You decide when you are ready, contracept and use condoms, and abort your babies when contraception fails. This is the road they are leading our children down from the youngest ages. It’s no wonder our nation is in a moral tailspin and stands on the precipice of an irreversible depopulation crisis.

The good news is that there is a game plan to stop Planned Parenthood’s sex education in the schools and it works. Jim Sedlak’s book, Parent Power!!, has been successfully utilized by parents across the nation to get Planned Parenthood out of schools. You can download a printable version here. STOPP is working with parents in Houston and throughout the nation to rid their schools of this plague. Please let us know about your local battles by contacting [email protected]


Planned Parenthood celebrates 96 years of sex and death

Planned Parenthood Federation of America dates its beginning to October 16, 1916, when Margaret Sanger opened the nation’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York.

Sanger had three basic philosophies that are still active within Planned Parenthood today:

1. A desire for uninhibited sexual activity.

2. An aversion to large families, which led her to champion birth control—including abortion—to avoid the natural result of sexual activity.

3. A passion to prevent the birth of “defectives,” which led to her stating in her 1932 Plan for Peace that persons from “dysgenic groups” should be given their choice of sterilization or confinement on a farm for the rest of their lives. Sanger was a member of the American Eugenics Society.

For 96 years, Planned Parenthood has been actively spreading these philosophies.

In the early years, Planned Parenthood fought to have churches accept the use of contraception, allow sex information to be sent through the mail, and strike down all the state laws against contraception. From 1916 to 1965, it accomplished all of these goals.

Planned Parenthood also funded a search for effective contraceptives, which led to the approval of the first oral contraceptive by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960. The advent of the birth control pill has been cited by many sociologists as the catalyst of the “free sex” era of the 1960s and 70s. This brought with it an explosion in sexually transmitted viruses and other sexually related diseases—a problem still with us some 50 years later.

In 1953, Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Lena Levine said that PP had designed its own sex education programs to teach children how to obtain sexual satisfaction before marriage—not to remain abstinent. The results of these programs became apparent in the 1980s as teen pregnancy rates skyrocketed. Today, Planned Parenthood is increasing its sex education push and, with the help of tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money, has become the largest provider of sex education in America.

Never mind that it doesn’t work. Never mind that Amarillo, Texas—a community that threw Planned Parenthood out of the Texas Panhandle five years ago—is now reporting the lowest teen pregnancy rate since records have been kept. Planned Parenthood, like its founder, still wants everyone (married or not) to have sex.

Why? Because Planned Parenthood makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year selling birth control pills and other birth control devices.

The fact that one of the known mechanisms of the pill was to allow fertilization to take place and to prevent implantation of an already created human being in the womb—thus killing that new human being—was a problem in the 1960s. This was clearly an abortion, which was illegal. The problem was “solved” in 1965 merely by redefining “conception” as implantation in the womb, thus stating that “pregnancy” begins at implantation and “abortion” is the termination of a pregnancy. In one neat set of verbal gymnastics, what was an abortion is no longer called an abortion.

Today, the use of the birth control pill, and similar products, results in the deaths of millions of human beings a year—a death toll that no one counts and few even care about. But each of these deaths is of particular concern to the individual who dies.

Other deaths are counted. In 2010, Planned Parenthood committed 27 percent of all the abortions in the United States. It has ended the lives of over 6,000,000 human beings in its own facilities since 1970. And, during that same time, it collected over $6 billion in taxpayer money.

Planned Parenthood does not make public the race of its abortion clients anymore. In the 1990s, it revealed that 43 percent of its abortions were on blacks and other minorities—who only made up 22 percent of the population.

Sex and death—that is the legacy of Planned Parenthood.

Fornication and murder accepted as normal—that is the legacy of Planned Parenthood.

Black genocide—that is the legacy of Planned Parenthood.

If Planned Parenthood, the organization, doesn’t make it to its 100th anniversary, THAT would be a great legacy for America.


Planned Parenthood puts bull's-eye on blacks, Hispanics, and college students

Life Issues Institute released a gift to Planned Parenthood on its 96th birthday that is sure to make the most-detested list among PP executives. Its meticulously researched report on Planned Parenthood surgical abortion centers shows, using the most current statistics available, that Planned Parenthood has targeted blacks, Hispanics, and college students—with the placement of the great majority of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods and college campuses.

Using 2010 Census Bureau data, the analysis shows that:

- 62 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance (two miles) of relatively high African American populations.

- 64 percent are located within walking distance of relatively high Hispanic populations.

- 75 percent are located within walking distance of a college campus. College-age women receive 32 percent of all abortions.

- 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located near either an African American or a Hispanic neighborhood.

- 45 percent of PP abortion centers are placed so that they are within walking distance of both types of minority neighborhoods.

- 33 percent of PP abortion facilities have a location that is clearly situated to be within walking distance of all three demographics.

- 88 percent of its abortion facilities are located near at least one of these demographics.

According to the report, “When the four census tracts with the highest black percentages in all of the 102 targeted neighborhoods were taken together, their average black population was 44.8 percent, nearly three times higher than the 15.6 percent average black population of the 102 counties where they were located, and 3.5 times higher than the national black population of 12.6 percent.” Black women are over three times more likely to receive an abortion than white women.

An identical examination of the Census 2010 data for Hispanic or Latino populations shows 105 out of 165--or 64 percent--of the Planned Parenthood abortion facilities were located within walking distance of relatively high Hispanic populations. Using the same method as above, the 105 Hispanic targeted neighborhoods show a top four census tract average that is 45 percent Hispanic, which is more than double the 20.8 percent Hispanic average of the 105 counties and 2.7 times higher than the national Hispanic population of 16.3 percent. Hispanic women are nearly twice as likely to get an abortion as white women.

The report points out that rather than locating squarely in the midst of these three demographic groups, the abortion giant locates in close proximity, thus gaining access to the minorities and college students. Being located just outside the targeted neighborhood enables Planned Parenthood to say that the great majority of its abortion facilities are not located within minority neighborhoods. The Life Issues Institute report debunks a 2011 Guttmacher Institute report claiming that Planned Parenthood does not target minorities.

This invaluable Life Issues Institute report can be accessed in its entirety at http://www.protectingblacklife.org/pdf/PP-Targets-10-2012.pdf. An interactive map showing the Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities in close proximity to minority neighborhoods can be accessed here.


Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary: Spring Valley, New York

Last week, we reported on the outstanding work being done to counter Planned Parenthood in Spring Valley, New York, including a large presence by Sisters of Life in their striking habits.

We are pleased to share another picture of another beautiful sister in her habit bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary, taken at the same location.

A huge thank you to Sister Rita and the dedicated pro-lifers in Spring Valley who always keep Our Lady front and center at their prayer vigils, and continue to do so during this 40 Days for Life campaign! Planned Parenthood, your days are numbered.


Victory: ALL survey shows record number of Planned Parenthood protests

We recently updated our map room and, as we compiled the new statistics, we found that you have set a new record! With protests and prayer vigils scheduled regularly at 259 of Planned Parenthood’s 749 facilities, that means that there is now a pro-life presence at one of every three Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide! And those are just the ones that we know about.

Please check out our map room and inform us if you are aware of other prayer vigils or protests outside Planned Parenthood that are not listed. We need to know the day of the week the protest is held, frequency, time of day, and contact information for the leadership. Contact [email protected] with your information!

Please follow this link to our map room and let us know if your protest or vigil is accurately reflected. If not, we will update it right away.

Prayerful, on-site presence outside these facilities is central to closing them down. Kudos to all who pray outside Planned Parenthood, and double kudos to those who bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary. God chose to send the savior of the world through Mary, and he will end abortion through her as well!