Posts Tagged ‘Planned Parenthood’

I am Pontius Pilate

During Lent, I’ve often meditated on what role I would play in Christ’s Passion. Would I be Simon of Cyrene, helping to carry Christ’s Cross? Would I be one of the holy women accompanying Him, Veronica wiping His face? I certainly hoped that I would never be one of the soldiers reviling Him, the people taunting Him or those yelling, “Crucify Him”. I’m fairly certain, however, that at times I’ve been Pontius Pilate.

In her...

Are Prolifers on the Wrong Side of History?

Planned Parenthood in the United State has reported performing 327,654 abortions during the fiscal year of 2014. This amounts to 37 abortions per hour, or an average of slightly more than one abortion every two minutes. This figure exceeds the total number of abortions from the previous year by 487. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards considers this carnage as progress and warns that “politicians who are trying to erase women’s progress are on...

Sex Ed for the “Real World”

Many millenials would chuckle recalling the awkward dad scenes in the 1999 film, American Pie. These scenes depict a Jewish-American father explaining many sexual things to his mortified teenage son. Perhaps we find these scenes so funny because we can recall similar conversations with our parents, learning about the birds and the bees, and making that always-fun inference: “My parents did what?!” Today, the age of innocence is changing. What was once a mother/daughter or...

A Reasoned Response to Guttmacher Hysteria

The Guttmacher Institute, an organization founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood and dedicated to the promotion of contraception and abortion, issued a statement calling for action to ensure free hormonal contraception, abortion inducing drugs and sterilization for all women. In this statement, the Guttmacher Institute declares that in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that exempts closely held corporations from the HHS mandate, measures are needed to make sure...

Product Boycotts and Avoiding Scandal

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America, performing over 330,000 abortions every year. This represents 1/3 of all the abortions in the United States. Until now, Planned Parenthood had no abortion centers in Louisiana, but that will soon change. New Orleans has approved a construction permit for Planned Parenthood to build a 7,000 square foot abortion facility in the heart of the city. It is scheduled to open in 2014 and will...

The Unholy Word

Alan F. Guttmacher, former President of Planned Parenthood of America, sought to “detoxify” the word “abortion.” He wanted to purge it of all negative associations so that children of the coming generation would grow up thinking of abortion only in positive terms.

Words, however, are stubbornly persistent. Dictionaries do not always bend to ideology. Despite the efforts of Dr. Guttmacher and others who followed him, this unholy word has retained its unholy character. The new strategy is...

On the Willingness to See the Truth

A friend and I were recently discussing the status of our culture and the possible direction that our country will be moving in the next three or four decades. What stood out in our conversation was something that is quite the norm in our modern liberal democracy, namely, the willingness to hold to particular beliefs and opinions regarding a vast array of social and religious issues. This mindset is further mixed with an almost absolute...

President Obama’s Planned Parenthood Address: Part II

Read Part I of this article here. Whenever President Obama spoke in his recent address to Planned Parenthood about the principal activities of their organization, he talked about dealing with “contraceptive services.” Now let it be stated that, if all that the Planned Parenthood organization were doing was searching to cure diseases in women, like cancer, we would all be delighted to join them. Many other organizations exist for the...