Wednesday STOPP Report
2015-02-18

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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

  • Tip of the 'consent' iceberg: Planned Parenthood says nothing wrong with child sexting
  • Planned Parenthood abortion fees skyrocketing with Obamacare
  • San Antonio government set to issue Planned Parenthood 'license to kill'
  • Lent is here, and so is 40 Days for Life
  • See you in Cleveland!
  • Victory in Waco: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sales display removed by Target
Tip of the 'consent' iceberg: Planned Parenthood says nothing wrong with child sexting

“A young [person], usually [a] girl, her photo has been shared without her consent and it has gone around the school and she’s being shamed and bullied and very unhappy because of it. Our stance is she’s done nothing wrong.” That is a quote from Lauren Dobson-Hughes, president of Planned Parenthood in Ottawa, Canada. 

While Planned Parenthood makes an effort on its website to warn girls about the perils of sexting, a PP executive goes on record saying the young girl has done nothing wrong when she shares a sexual picture with someone. It is only when someone else causes a girl shame or bullies her by forwarding the pictures that a problem exists. She makes no mention of bully-proofing young girls by teaching them that their bodies are private and that the consequences of sharing your body or sharing pictures with anyone are dire for a young girl.

In the article referencing the enactment of new bullying laws in Canada, Planned Parenthood lays its own agenda bare. Planned Parenthood’s desire to eliminate the “wrong” from wrong, really gets to the core of its “sex positive” philosophy and its sexually alluring instruction to our children through “comprehensive sex education.”

More and more we are seeing Planned Parenthood and its friends put emphasis on consent. In isolation, as a topic of instruction, “consent” sounds okay to most parents. But if you dig deep and really look at what those at PP are doing, you will see that they are instructing very young children that anything in the realm of sexuality is normal and positive as long as they consent. And, if the kids are “ready,” that is reason enough to consent, they imply, as long as the young people use condoms and hormonal birth control. Children are being groomed and encouraged to consent to situations that are or can quickly become life or death situations for them. 

Along with “consent,” shaming and bullying have become real buzzwords for Planned Parenthood and its cohorts. Bending logic, they attempt to twist the laws of nature and set themselves up as filth queens who can be as lewd as they wish and never suffer any consequences.

For example, in Boston, women dress scantily and parade about the streets for annual “slutwalks.” CBS News reported in 2011: Chanting “We love sluts!” and holding signs like “Jesus loves sluts,” approximately 2,000 protesters marched Saturday around the Boston Common as the city officially became the latest to join an international series of protests known as “SlutWalks.”

The point of the walk is that women and girls should be able to publicly bare their bodies and take no responsibility for what might happen when they do. They want to think they are doing nothing wrong. The walks were originally sparked by an Ottawa police officer’s statement that if women would avoid dressing like “sluts,” there would be less rape. A CBS report notes, “Organizers say the events also were held to bring attention to ‘slut-shaming,’ or shaming women for being sexual, and the treatment of sexual assault victims.”

While no quarter should be given to those who take advantage of vulnerable women, none of us live our lives in a vacuum, and when women set out on a public tease, calling themselves sluts and being proud of it, what in the world do they expect might happen?

In another example, a story appeared recently about a woman who had severe feminist attack (SFA) because a man on an airplane cursed at her, apparently because of her participation in Occupy Wall Street. She happened to be pregnant at the time, and a few days later when she learned the child was male, she aborted her baby boy because she could not stand the thought of bringing another “monster” like the man on the plane into the world. Say what? 

And now we see “abortion-shaming” concerns surfacing from Planned Parenthood. ALL’s Judie Brown wrote recently about the abortion giant’s effort to bring abortion “out of the closet,” supposedly in order to eliminate the stigma and shame connected with abortion. 

In order to eliminate the shame of abortion, Planned Parenthood is encouraging women to publicly shame themselves by telling their abortion story in light of how abortion has blessed them. Now there’s some twisted logic for you. 

Telling your story is an important part of beginning the post-abortion healing process, when done in a protected space like Rachel’s Vineyard retreats. In that environment, it is part of an integral process that takes the woman through a legitimate, proven process of spiritual and emotional healing—and insists on that healing before going public with abortion stories. This is the opposite of what PP advocates.

It is pretty apparent that Planned Parenthood’s sudden attempt to “take the shame” out of the whole abortion scenario has sinister roots, and—surprise!—one of the factors is economic. Judie Brown explains, “Perhaps the real reason Planned Parenthood wants to take the stigma away from abortion is because its abortion business has declined by 1.8 percent since 2011. That small change resulted in a $4 million loss of income.”  

So, who really benefits from the duplicitous “sex-positive” messages our kids are getting from Planned Parenthood and its partners in crime? Well, of course, Planned Parenthood and the schools and other entities and institutions that partner with it to bring graphic “sex-positive” messages to our children do—to the tune of millions of dollars.

Who else benefits? Child molesters, who are enjoying the perfect storm created by Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and all their friends who are grooming children for abuse with their lurid sex instruction. Following closely in the footsteps of serial child molester Alfred Kinsey, Planned Parenthood sex instruction is bringing to fruition the horrific child molestation culture that was set in motion by Kinsey’s “research.”

All those who care about children must speak up and must go to the schools and not stand down until they have stopped Planned Parenthood’s sex instruction. Jim Sedlak’s Parent Power!! is a step-by-step guide for getting Planned Parenthood out of schools and keeping it out. Download it free of charge here.


Planned Parenthood abortion fees skyrocketing with Obamacare

Thirty-seven children, on average, are killed every hour of every day—for money—at Planned Parenthood facilities across the nation. And speaking of that money, Planned Parenthood has posted some numbers on its website that sent our heads spinning here at American Life League. 

The Guttmacher Institute says that the average cost of a late (10-week gestation) first trimester surgical abortion in 2011-2012 was $480. Planned Parenthood says on its website that it charges up to $1500—more than three times the average cost! And while the average cost for a medication (pill-induced) abortion is $504, Planned Parenthood charges up to $800! 

With Planned Parenthood shutting down its more modest outlying facilities nationwide, building multi-million dollar abortion mega-centers, and shifting its business focus more and more toward its lucrative abortion business, it appears its prices are skyrocketing to keep up with its money lust and the cost of the ostentatious facilities it is now running.

Are women suddenly able to pay such a premium price for abortion? Or is Planned Parenthood grabbing this kind of money mostly from taxpayers and benefactors? With the economy in dire straits on so many levels and Obamacare in full swing paying for abortions, it is likely that Planned Parenthood has jacked up its prices to milk every penny it can from taxpayers. 

It is time to stop all government funding to Planned Parenthood, including abortion funding through Obamacare. Contact your elected representatives today at the state and federal levels and insist that all government funding to Planned Parenthood cease.


San Antonio government set to issue Planned Parenthood 'license to kill'

An investigative report by STOPP national director Rita Diller revealed last week that San Antonio city officials are fighting tooth and nail to ensure that Planned Parenthood can indeed open its new abortion mega-center at 2140 Babcock Road. Residents of the Dream Hill Estates neighborhood bordering the new abortion center were denied an injunction that would have blocked the projected March 1 opening of the facility that is projected to kill at least 2,800 babies its first year of operation.

Strange things have been going on in the courtroom and at every level of local government since neighborhood residents found out that Planned Parenthood was stealthily remodeling the 22,000 square foot building for use as a regional “flagship” abortion center. All along the way, residents have been denied protection that would reasonably be expected from city officials against Planned Parenthood’s stealth move into the neighborhood. 

Concerns about the huge amounts of traffic the facility will bring into the quiet neighborhood and all the safety issues and noise pollution issues that go along with that have fallen on deaf ears at city hall and in courtrooms. 

Now, a local investigation has shown that Planned Parenthood officials are large donors to the campaigns of current city council members and the mayor. A total of four lawyers represent the city, its officials, and Planned Parenthood in attempts to beat the neighborhood residents back and ensure that Planned Parenthood gets an occupancy certificate—a piece of paper that amounts to a license to kill the babies of San Antonio and all across south and west Texas. 

Read the full report here.


Lent is here, and so is 40 Days for Life

Lent is a time to die to self in order to grow spiritually. 40 Days for Life offers the opportunity to do some of the most life-giving penance you may ever experience. It is an opportunity to bring the Church to the gates of hell where babies are dying and mothers are being forever wounded.

Now is the time to sacrifice. Now is the time to love. Now is the time to lead. Now is the time to grab an image of Our Lady and head off to the nearest Planned Parenthood facility with a friend—to weather the cold and the heat, the jeers, and the occasional flying object or sprinkler system used to discourage you.

But most importantly, now is the time to pray for an end to the killing. Pray for an end to Planned Parenthood’s sexualization of children and teens. Pray for an end to the contraceptive culture. And pray for an end to Planned Parenthood. 

With love and sacrifice comes great grace. You will undoubtedly have the opportunity to love those who are hurting, to help those who are in despair, and to be a part of the Body of Christ—the part that cares enough to walk out of the prayer closet and onto the streets to speak up for those who have no voice, and to offer help to those who have lost all hope.

Consecrate this Lent and your work on behalf of moms and babies to Our Lady. Bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary. Keep her front and center. Pray the rosary. This is the time-tested formula for saving countless lives, converting souls, rescuing Planned Parenthood workers, and shutting down Planned Parenthood. In fact, 40 Days for Life reports that 60 locations that have been the sites of previous 40 Days for Life vigils are now closed. 

You can find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you by following this link. If there is not a location near you, go to Planned Parenthood anyway. Pray, be a public witness to the goodness of God in the face of evil, and offer help and hope to those who have neither. It may be a Lent you will never forget.


See you in Cleveland!

American Life League will have a booth at the Bringing America Back to Life Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, March 6 and 7. We hope to see you there.

Rita Diller, national director of American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International project, will be on hand to visit and strategize with those who are fighting Planned Parenthood or who want to mount a campaign in opposition to Planned Parenthood. Joining her is ALL’s Melissa Pena, development coordinator. Please stop by our booth! For more information, check out the convention website


Victory in Waco: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sales display removed by Target

Everyone has been talking about the Fifty Shades of Grey display in Target that hawks sex toys near children’s items, but pro-life activist John Pisciotta, head of Pro-Life Waco, decided to do something about it. Pro-Life Waco is an American Life League Associate Group.

Dr. Pisciotta talked to managers at the Waco, Texas, Target facility on Friday, inquiring whether the store carried the Fifty Shades of Grey product line. He expressed his dismay that Target would connect its name with the sadomasochistic Fifty Shades of Grey. On his way out, he handed the managers his Pro-Life Waco business card. The card references the Pro-Life Waco website, containing information about past protests of Waco businesses that support Planned Parenthood and its sex instruction programs. 

“Pro-Life Waco was planning a demonstration at Target for Monday, February 23,” Dr. Pisciotta said. “Signs were designed, but not yet produced.”

When Dr. Pisciotta called the store three days after his initial visit to file a phone complaint, he was told that the display had been dismantled and removed from the store due to a complaint by an “elderly man.” Dr. Pisciotta is a retired Baylor University professor.

“I encourage hometown folks across the country to be proactive with Target,” Dr. Pisciotta said. “If persuasion doesn’t work, possibly a demonstration will. If Target won’t budge in your city, at least your neighbors will know their neighbors care enough to act. Some may even join you in the demonstration.”

Planned Parenthood was busted last year by Live Action News for recommending Fifty Shades of Grey to young people at several of its facilities as an instructional tool for their exploration of perverse, degrading, dangerous BDSM sex.

Congratulations to Dr. John Pisciotta for single-handedly eradicating a situation that posed a serious threat to the children and teens of Waco, and was a source and sign of moral erosion for the entire community. We highly recommend that pro-life groups across the nation follow his lead and complain personally to local Target management about the Fifty Shades of Grey sex toy and merchandise marketing. If management is not responsive, plan a protest in a public right of way outside your Target store. 

For more information about Dr. Pisciotta’s recommendations for getting Fifty Shades of Grey merchandise out of local Target stores, visit his Facebook group Hometown Pro-Life Action. There you will find lots of information, not only about the Target protest, but about other pro-life action suggestions to free your hometown of Planned Parenthood and its abortion and sex instruction business. You can also contact him directly at [email protected].

Signs that Dr. Pisciotta designed for hometown protests at Target are included below.