Wednesday STOPP Report
2019-02-06

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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 and Northam; Black Face vs Genocide
  • Planned Parenthood now operates over half of abortion facilities in US
  • Planned Parenthood targets Kentucky and Indiana for death camps
  • Where do we go from here?
Planned Parenthood and Northam; Black Face vs Genocide

By Jim Sedlak

Planned Parenthood is known for its demented values, but there were some happenings here in Virginia this week that just brought its core values into focus.

It made national news that Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran introduced a bill in the Virginia legislature that would have struck down all laws against abortion in the commonwealth. In addition, her bill would have made abortion available to any woman throughout the entire 40 weeks of pregnancy.

In questioning by other lawmakers during a committee hearing, Tran was asked how long during pregnancy would abortion be available. She replied that it would be available for the entire 40 weeks. In a follow-up question, she was asked that, if a woman had begun labor and was already dilated, could that woman still obtain an abortion. She answered “Yes.”

This sent shockwaves through the committee and the press. It seemed outlandish that a woman could decide she wanted an abortion at that late stage and the baby, about to be born, could be killed with no criminal charges!

In a radio interview following the committee exchange, Gov. Ralph Northam (who reportedly received millions of dollars in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood) defended Tran and what the bill would allow. Incredibly, Northam—a pediatrician—said: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Northam not only defended killing the baby as he was in the process of being born, but actually defended allowing the baby to be born, making the child comfortable, and then killing him, if that’s what the mother wants. A post-delivery abortion—or, as most sane people would call it, infanticide!

As the news media went public with all this information, Planned Parenthood would not take a stand against this bill or Northam’s statements. It even, wrongly, said that all the reports about the bill allowing abortions during labor were made-up by pro-lifers. Despite the fact that it was Tran who affirmed the bill would allow killing the baby even during labor and Northam explained, apparently from experience, that even infanticide is already done today.

Planned Parenthood continued to support Northam and Tran and this horrible bill. Despite its support, the bill was killed in committee by one vote—all Republicans voting against the bill and all Democrats voting for it.

You might think this would be the end of political wrangling in Virginia this week, but it wasn’t. You see, just days after all this argument over killing babies, a new topic about Gov. Northam arose. A picture from the governor’s medical school yearbook surfaced in which his page in the yearbook contained images of a man in blackface standing next to another person dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. The press erupted again!

This time, Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called on Northam to resign after he admitted to appearing in the racist photo but didn’t specify which one he was. In a statement on Twitter, Wen said:

“As the nation's largest provider of reproductive health care, we have a responsibility to advocate for our patients, and to provide everyone who walks through our doors with compassionate health care. There is no place for Gov. Ralph Northam’s racist actions or language. He must step down as Governor. The people of Virginia need to be able to trust that their leaders will fight for them, and support policies that protect their health, safety and value their communities. Gov. Northam’s actions have put that in doubt.” 

Wen did not mention that a large percentage of the 330,000 babies killed by abortion at Planned Parenthood each year are Black babies. Planned Parenthood has killed over 2.5 million Black babies in its own facilities through abortion over the last 40 years. 

But, to Planned Parenthood, appearing in a photograph in blackface is a much more serious racist crime than actually committing genocide. 

We, of course, do not approve of either activity of the governor, but let’s be realistic. Killing innocent human beings of any race at any stage of their existence has to rise to the top of our concern. It is a sad commentary on the status of our culture that many Americans, and especially Planned Parenthood, don’t agree.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


Planned Parenthood now operates over half of abortion facilities in US

American Life League’s STOPP program recently released our 2018 Planned Parenthood Facilities Report. It is an annual survey of all Planned Parenthood locations in the United States. 

The report showed a continued decline in the total number of Planned Parenthood locations and a loss of seven surgical abortion centers. However, Planned Parenthood countered the trend by beginning medication abortions at eight more of its centers. Those openings, combined with the closure of a large number of independent abortion facilities in the nation, left Planned Parenthood running 51.5 percent of all free-standing abortuaries.

Looking at Planned Parenthood’s overall operations, it closed 11 centers in 11 states, while opening in just three new communities—one in each of three states. Planned Parenthood has gone from 938 facilities at its peak in 1995 to just 590 facilities at the end of 2018. This is a closing of 37 percent of its facilities! It was also noted that Wyoming and North Dakota are still the two states where Planned Parenthood does not operate a single medical facility.

Over the years, Planned Parenthood has tried to offset this loss of centers by opening larger and more upscale mega buildings to attract new customers and accommodate those people who went to its now-closed facilities. A careful analysis of the Planned Parenthood customer count—given in its annual reports from 2006 through 2016 shows this strategy is not working. During that 11-year stretch, Planned Parenthood closed 24.9 percent of its facilities, opened 15 mega abortion centers, and saw its customer base drop by 23.6 percent.

The dwindling facilities and customer numbers have also had an effect on Planned Parenthood’s single most lucrative activity—abortions. Despite its ever-increasing emphasis on abortion, it has struggled to even maintain its abortion numbers. Over the last nine years, PP has averaged 328,019 abortions a year, with a low of 321,384 and a high of 333,964. It currently commits 1,207 less than it did in 2011. 

It is estimated that over 50,000 babies will be saved in 2019 because 348 PP centers are no longer around. 

Here are just a few additional highlights from our report:

  • Planned Parenthood has gone from 938 facilities in 1995 to just 590 facilities at the end of 2018.
  • Planned Parenthood has a total of 357 facilities that commit surgical or medication abortions—a total number that has been consistent for the last four years.
  • Every Planned Parenthood affiliate has at least one center that commits abortion. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands commits abortions at 26 of its 27 centers. The one that doesn’t commit abortions is in Seattle (WA) where Planned Parenthood has four other centers that all do abortions.
  • Surgical and/or medical abortions are committed at 60.5 percent of Planned Parenthood’s facilities.
  • All 590 Planned Parenthood facilities distribute abortifacient drugs and devices.

STOPP’s focus for the last 35 years has always been on the local level with an aim of working with local people to close down every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States. After being involved with Bishop John Yanta and Rita Diller in the Diocese of Amarillo (TX) and witnessing Planned Parenthood close 19 centers in 12 years, we adopted their techniques and, with Rita’s help, created our Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary Campaign (Mary Campaign). We immediately saw acceleration in the closing of Planned Parenthood facilities (from nine a year to 26 a year). This 2018 report strengthens our resolve to not only keep the Mary Campaign as our primary emphasis, but to increase our efforts to spread the use of the Rosary as the primary weapon in the fight against Planned Parenthood.

As political parties across the country appear to cave in to Planned Parenthood’s wishes, you will see from us an absolute increase in our spiritual efforts to close down this demonic organization. 

To view the full report, which contains a great deal of additional information, go to: https://www.stopp.org/pdfs/2018/2018_PP_Facilities_Report.pdf

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


Planned Parenthood targets Kentucky and Indiana for death camps

On February 1, 2019, Planned Parenthood announced the apparent merging of two of its affiliates. Mergers are nothing new for Planned Parenthood. It has gone from 191 affiliates in 1991 to 54 at the end of last year, almost exclusively through mergers. But there is something different about this one.

First, Planned Parenthood is not calling it a merger. It is referring to it as a “strategic alliance.” The strategic alliance is between Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands. As this strategic alliance took place, the CEO of PPGNHI, Christine Charbonneau, also became the CEO of PPINK. 

The following are excerpts from Planned Parenthood’s Feb. 1, 2019, official announcement:

INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) announced today an agreement signed to create a strategic alliance with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK). This alliance will strengthenPlanned Parenthood’s mission to deliver quality reproductive health care, education, and advocacy in the six states the organizations now serve.

The top priority for each organization is to deliver timely, affordable, and expert health care and education to the patients and communities Planned Parenthood serves. With a commitment to a shared mission, this alliance will allow both organizations to share expertise and best practices, streamline processes, expand professional development opportunities for employees, and consolidate resources in order to improve experiences for the patients and staff of both entities.

Through this alliance, these two Planned Parenthood affiliated entities will operate 45 health centers combined across Indiana, Kentucky, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and western Washington. Collectively, the organizations will serve over 164,000 patients each year with comprehensive, inclusive sexual and reproductive health care.

The announcement contained the following statement from Christine Charbonneau:

“Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country undergo changes as part of a normal process of evaluating and enhancing efficient health care delivery for patients – as do health care providers of all kinds.

“In a shifting health care landscape, both organizations are taking a thoughtful approach to integration and innovation by entering into a strategic alliance, whereby PPGNHI will become the parent organization of PPINK. This alliance will strengthen Planned Parenthood’s ability to continue to provide access to high-quality health care, promote comprehensive, inclusive sex education, and advocate for reproductive rights in both states for years to come.”

 

Comment

This official statement sounds so nice—more health care for more women. However, when you begin reading newspaper accounts of further statements by Charbonneau and others, a new picture begins to emerge. 

Louisville Courier Journal article,reports that the alliance is being done “to better fend off attacks from conservative lawmakers and governors.” PPINK is joining forces with PPGNHI so that it will have more money and legal muscle to fight “unrelenting attempts to undo constitutionally protected rights.”  Charbonneau was reported as saying the merger (sic) is part of a conscious effort of affiliates in blue states to help patients and organizations in states that are less hospitable to reproductive freedom. She added: “Attempts to undermine our organization will be met with fierce resistance on our part." “We felt it was important to help the mission of Planned Parenthood everywhere, not just in our neighborhood. We have a big bank balance."

Kim Greene, the former chairwoman of PPINK, called the alliance “fantastic,” saying it will “enable us to strengthen and expand our services in Kentucky.” Greene will serve on the board of the merged organization.

From WGEM: Charbonneau says the arrangement will also help fund legal challenges to abortion restrictions in the two states.

The Washington Postwrote: Chris Charbonneau, the CEO of PPGNHI, said her group has an annual budget of about $70 million. She said its donors wanted to help PPINK. In recent years, PPINK has faced the legal costs of challenging far-reaching limits on abortion rights sought by Republican lawmakers in both states—including a proposed bill before Kentucky’s Legislature that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. “They feel like other parts of the country have a tougher row to hoe and they’re looking forward to supporting this effort,” Charbonneau said of the donors. “. . . The political environments in Indiana and Kentucky have been particularly oppressive . . .”

Bottom Line

This strategic alliance is not really about what we would call “health care.” It is really about rich Planned Parenthood affiliates who get a lot of taxpayer funds taking over smaller affiliates for the express purpose of exerting political muscle and forcing more abortions in the more conservative states.

PPGNHI runs 27 facilities in four states and 26 do surgical or medical abortions. PPINK runs 18 facilities in two states and four do surgical or medical abortions. The real purpose of this “strategic alliance” is to get more abortion facilities operated by Planned Parenthood in Kentucky and Indiana.

Residents of both the Hoosier and Bluegrass states need to be worried about this strategic alliance. You are all now in the crosshairs of the nation’s most prolific murderer—Planned Parenthood.

If this first-of-its-kind strategic alliance proves successful for Planned Parenthood, you can bet we will be seeing more “strategic alliances” erupt in other life-affirming states in the coming years.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.


Where do we go from here?

The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy. The devil has come out in the open with all of his slave politicians introducing horrendous legislation in state after state—legislation that seemingly has just one goal: kill as many of God’s creations as possible. Kill them in the womb before they have a chance to accomplish what God has planned for them. If they escape the womb, kill them quickly using infanticide.

Do you think the devil is getting desperate? Do you think his organization, Planned Parenthood, is seeing the writing on the wall and panicking? Let’s face it—the devil can always corrupt the corruptible through money. He is certainly throwing that money at the pro-abortionists, and they are following his orders.

In an appearance on Fox & Friendslast Friday, Special Olympian Frank Stephens made a memorable statement: “About abortion, I don’t want to make it illegal, I want to make it unthinkable. Politicians change laws. I want to change people’s hearts. I want to change people’s hearts by changing people’s minds and hearts together.”

For years, I’ve used an analogy that elaborates on Stephens’ thinking. About 30 years ago, I was living in New York and there was a group of women who were outraged that they couldn’t go topless on public beaches. They argued that men could go topless, so why not women. They brought court cases and, eventually, it became legal in the state of New York for women to go without clothes above the waist wherever men can do the same.

Guess what? Almost no one does it. It may be legal, but it is not acceptable. Even New Yorkers have an innate sense of modesty. Except on rare occasions, when it is used as a publicity stunt, women are much too smart to do it just because it is legal.

Of course, the killing of a human being created by God is much more serious than not wearing some clothing. We would hope, and we work toward, making sure our youngest are protected by law, and we will continue to do so.

More importantly, we need to also change people’s minds and hearts. That is a task that can only be accomplished if we continually keep God in ourhearts. When pro-abortion people hear us, they will not be changed by our words . . . they will be changed by what they see in our hearts.

As we go forward in 2019 fighting the onslaught of pro-abortion legislation and politicians, let us remember that it is not us, but God working through us, that will eventually bring total protection to every human being. Do not despair. Please step up your prayer life and have faith that God can change all of this.