Wednesday STOPP Report
2016-02-17

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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

  • Planned Parenthood, Humanism, and Schools
  • Planned Parenthood Reopens Colorado Springs Center
  • STOPP in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Quick Report from California
  • Planned Parenthood in Blacksburg Stops Medical Services
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Florida Center
Planned Parenthood, Humanism, and Schools

Planned Parenthood has a three-step process to ensure its growth and survival. It gets young people involved in a sexual lifestyle, sells them contraceptives at a huge profit, and then—when the contraceptives fail—sells them abortions. 

The important first step in this process is getting to the young people through sex education programs in the schools. Planned Parenthood builds itself as the largest sexuality education provider in the United States. As anyone who has had the opportunity to review the PP sex programs knows, it does not give the children any direction on the right or wrong use of sex. Other than saying that all sex must be consensual, PP leaves decisions up to the children. These programs are often characterized by Planned Parenthood as “values free.”

But are they?

In reality, PP’s programs teach children values that are endorsed by the American Humanist Association. These include values such as: There are no objective rights and wrongs, you decide; you are entitled to the “full range of civil liberties” including contraception, abortion, divorce, suicide, and euthanasia; short of harming others, individuals should be able to engage in their sexual proclivities as they desire. These Humanist values are documented in Humanist Manifesto II.

Many parents have long objected to schools teaching the religion of Humanism and have tried to get these PP programs banned. Parents are met with the claim that Humanism, because it does not recognize the existence of a prayer-hearing God, is not a religion.

But, in the United States’ fast de-evolution into a hedonistic society, things are changing.

Back in 2014, in a case brought by a prison inmate and the American Humanist Association, a federal judge ruled that Humanism is a religion. He directed that secular Humanists be allowed to organize and teach their religion in federal prisons—the same as any other religious group. In making his decision, the judge cited a 1961 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Torcaso v. Watkins) that referred to Secular Humanism as a religion.

Also in 2014, the U.S. Army included Humanist as a religious affiliation. It allows Humanist soldiers to organize formally and gain access to secular chaplains and services.

Now that it has been clearly established that Secular Humanism is a religion, the question becomes one of “Does Planned Parenthood spread this religion through its programs?”

The main group representing Humanists in the United States is the American Humanist Association. Among the activities of AHA is the giving of awards to people who spread its religion. 

The fact is that all of Planned Parenthood’s major presidents (those who have served three years or more), as well as many of its board of directors, have received awards for spreading Humanist values. The list below gives a sampling of the Planned Parenthood people involved and the AHA awards given.

Margaret Sanger, founder and first major president, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1957.
Alan F. Guttmacher, MD, second major president, was a signer of Humanist Manifesto II in 1973.
Faye Wattleton, third major president, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1986.
Gloria Feldt, fourth major president, won the Humanist Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
Cecile Richards, current and fifth major president, has not, yet, won a Humanism Award, but she was founder of the Texas Freedom Network, whose website was hosted for many years by the Humanists of Houston, a member organization of AHA.
Albert Ellis, a member of Planned Parenthood leadership committee, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1971.
Mary Calderone, MD, medical director, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1974.
Betty Friedan, member of Planned Parenthood leadership committee, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1975.
Isaac Asimov, member Planned Parenthood leadership committee, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1984.
Lloyd Morain, member Planned Parenthood board of directors, won the Humanist of the Year Award in 1994.

In addition to these award winners, Tom Davis, who was at the time head of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Committee, wrote a book, Sacred Work, in 2005, which was about the work of Planned Parenthood and included the line “Planned Parenthood, a secular humanist organization.”

Thus, there is really no doubt that Planned Parenthood is a champion of Humanism and receives awards for spreading its doctrine. As one reads the Humanist Manifesto II and then reads the content of Planned Parenthood’s sex programs for schools, the conclusion is obvious. Planned Parenthood’s programs teach Secular Humanist beliefs to our children. Why is this allowed to happen?

If we take the word of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Army, and a federal judge, Secular Humanism is a religion. No other religion is allowed to proselytize to our children in our public schools. Why should the Humanist religion be given a pass?

It is time all parents and ordinary citizens across the country rise up and put an end to this situation. Public schools are not allowed to teach a religion, and that is exactly what they are doing. 


Planned Parenthood Reopens Colorado Springs Center

The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office where deranged gunman Robert Dear killed three people last November has reopened for business. Although the building is still undergoing repairs, parts of it are now actively engaged in Planned Parenthood’s work.

According to news reports, Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, told reporters that “the organization is discussing ways to honor those killed.”

Hey, Vicki! We’ve got an idea. Why don’t you honor those killed by stopping the killing of innocent preborn children in all PPRM centers?


STOPP in Palm Beach, Florida

Jim Sedlak was honored to speak to a crowd of 120 dedicated pro-lifers at a banquet celebrating the work of God’s Resources, Inc. This group operates a mobile ultrasound unit available to girls outside a local college, and as of three weeks ago, outside a local abortion facility.

This young, but growing organization has already had a tremendous impact on the local community, and its members have saved a number of babies from being aborted. Each child saved not only saves that one life, but perhaps generations of the family that will come as the result of that child living.

Attendees at the event graciously gave Jim a standing ovation and the organizers spoke of receiving many positive comments. If you would like Jim to speak at your fundraising banquet, contact his executive assistant, Michaeleen Sedlak, at [email protected] 


Quick Report from California

As part of American Life League’s California Initiative, ALL vice president Jim Sedlak just completed his latest trip to the Golden State. He was invited to meet with five groups in five different cities—Sacramento, Merced, Riverside, Oceanside, and San Luis Obispo—over a period of five days. Once again, his travels took him across the state and Jim reported that he was “energized” by the level of dedication to fight Planned Parenthood in California.

Jim reports that he was met at every stop with enthusiasm from organization leaders, pastors, and citizens who want to see the scourge of Planned Parenthood removed from their towns.

As part of the trip, Wynette Sills, director of Californians for Life, appeared on Jim’s Radio Maria show to discuss the overall fight against abortion in California and some of the unique challenges faced by Californians.

This week’s meetings resulted in an invitation to have Jim back in April to meet with even larger contingents from these cities. Jim invites all those in California who wish to meet about fighting Planned Parenthood in their communities to contact his executive assistant, Michaeleen Sedlak, at [email protected].

Plans are also in progress for American Life League to take part in many large pro-life conferences in California this summer. 

Planned Parenthood currently has 110 centers in California. People all across the state are putting together coalitions of parents, fiscal conservatives, and pro-lifers to bring about the closing of these centers which will result in babies being saved and teens being spared the assault of PP sex programs in the schools.

Shhhhh. When Jim comes to your town, ask him to tell you about the night in California when he had to travel 145 miles before he could find a hotel that would let him in.


Planned Parenthood in Blacksburg Stops Medical Services

Planned Parenthood announced this week that its center in Blacksburg, Virginia, will cease all medical services by the end of the month and become an educational only office. Current clients will be handled by PP’s Roanoke center. PP cited the decrease in clients as the reason for the change.

Planned Parenthood is losing customers all across the country and continues to shut down its medical facilities. Praise God!


Planned Parenthood Closes Florida Center

Planned Parenthood announced suddenly on February 1 that its abortion center in Winter Haven, Florida, had closed for good. It is referring clients to its center in Lakeland. The Lakeland center does not do surgical or medical abortions.

As with many Planned Parenthood closures, this was done with little fanfare. A note taped to the office door is what alerted clients and those fighting Planned Parenthood in the area.

As the number of Planned Parenthood closures continues to mount, it is obvious that the general public does not have the faith in PP that it once had. You may recall that Planned Parenthood revealed in its 2014–2015 Annual Report that its number of unique customers has fallen to 2,500,000—the lowest it has been since 1998. 

It is time to halt government funding of the organization and cause its extinction. The American people are speaking, and they do not want Planned Parenthood around anymore.