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Chelsea Clinton Laments: My Grandmother Did Not Have Access to Planned Parenthood
life news ^ | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.

Posted on 06/20/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT by Morgana

New York, NY (CFAM) — From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who “did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.”

Chelsea’s grandmother was born of an unintended pregnancy. And new research shows that her family is not alone in treasuring a person who – if Planned Parenthood had been successful – would not have been born.

“Every child a wanted child” is the rallying cry of family planning organizations that promote abortion as a way to achieve that goal. The New York Times Magazine recently described a study of women who were turned away from abortion clinics because their pregnancies were too far along. Researchers found that in the vast majority of cases – 95% – the mothers bonded with their babies. A significant percentage later denied having ever sought an abortion, despite the fact they were included in the study on that basis.

In a different long-term study, Dr. Rebecca Callahan observed a similar change in attitude among mothers with unwanted pregnancies in rural Bangladesh. Although 42% of the women initially labeled their pregnancies as unwanted, over half of them changed their views retrospectively. Over 60% of women who originally stated their intention to have no more children classified subsequent births as wanted or, at worst, mistimed. Callahan presented her findings at the 2013 meeting of the Population Association of America.

Instead of focusing on the positive finding that women’s initial aversion or ambivalence about pregnancy does not mean the child will be unwanted, Callahan expressed concern that “the rationalization of births as wanted distorts the true level of unintended pregnancy.”

While neither study examined why the women’s preliminary attitudes toward their pregnancies were negative, both were dismissive of the mothers’ eventual change of heart. “It’s psychologically in our interest to tell a positive story and move forward,” Dr. Katie Watson told The New York Times Magazine. “[I]t’s wonderfully functional for women who have children to be glad they have them,”

The fact that many wanted children result from unwanted pregnancies calls into question the very reason for organizations like Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund, whose mission statement seeks “to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted.”

The Guttmacher Institute, founded by Planned Parenthood, publishes articles warning of the dire consequences for “unwanted” children – implying that they would have been better off never being born. Despite current research demonstrating that an unplanned pregnancy does not necessarily predict an unwanted child, these findings are rarely used to develop interventions to encourage expectant mothers to embrace their unplanned offspring or consider placing them for adoption.

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Experts have observed a tendency among researchers to make these recommendations reflective of the priorities of their organizations. The ongoing study by an abortion advocacy group examining women turned away from abortion tends to downplay the findings that characterize abortion or unnecessary or harmful. Gynecologist Dr. Byron Calhoun described how medical journals routinely downplay the link between abortion and preterm birth despite the evidence contained in the articles they published.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: plannedparenthood; proaborts; prolife; rankstupidity; x42
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Yeah...we lament it to. /s


2 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:12 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Morgana
We’re all lamenting that too Chelsea— but not the way you mean it.
3 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Morgana

We all wish she and Stanley Ann Dunham had access...


4 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:24 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Morgana

That IS a shame...


5 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:31 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: Morgana

So does this mean that Chelsea would rather not exist?


6 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana

Oh, the irony!


7 posted on 06/20/2013 3:48:07 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Morgana

The jokes just write themselves


8 posted on 06/20/2013 3:48:41 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Morgana

9 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:24 PM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: BenLurkin

“We’re all lamenting that too Chelsea— but not the way you mean it.”

The fact that Chelsea would say something so incredibly ill-advised tells me she has zero political acumen; like her mother. I suspect this isn’t a remedial problem as it indicates a general lack of intelligence. She might get some good handlers, but she’ll be a gaff machine like Biden. That is fortunate as it does dim her prospects somewhat.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:56 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Morgana

Given her moms thunder thighs, cankles and extreme lack of fashion sense Chlesea is living proof alcohol works ! She should be glad she wasn’t aborted by her liberal mother.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:57 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Morgana
She is as ignorant as her mom,Pelosi, Jackson Lee, and Wasserman.Good Grief! Thats one of the most asinine things I have ever heard!
12 posted on 06/20/2013 3:51:09 PM PDT by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: Morgana
her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents

I find this story just as truthful as the Sir Edmund Hillary story and Hillary playing soccer for her high school back in the 1950's......Total BS

13 posted on 06/20/2013 3:51:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Sergio

Ditto. LOL Chelsea must have gone to The Joe Biden School of Elocution.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 3:51:59 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Morgana

Everything I was thinking has been said in this thread.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Morgana

Oddly enough, for once I share her complaint.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 3:53:33 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Sergio

Bump (What you said) without the /s

TT


17 posted on 06/20/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Or trying to enlist in the Marines.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 3:57:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

It’s obvious Webb Hubbel (sp) didn’t do the “Coyote Drunk” thing and gnaw off his arm.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 3:57:27 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Morgana

The total disconnect from reality is stunning.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 3:58:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Newbomb Turk ~” Given her moms thunder thighs, cankles and extreme lack of fashion sense Chlesea is living proof alcohol works ! “

Just think .. she couldhave been called : “ Wild Turkey “
Actually , the alternative name seems more appropriate !


21 posted on 06/20/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Morgana

Fish..barrel..shoot..


22 posted on 06/20/2013 4:01:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Morgana

I guess what Chelsea is saying is that Hillary Clinton should have been aborted..we all agree Chelsea, we all agree


23 posted on 06/20/2013 4:01:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Morgana

I’m sure it has been said by others but, That is a dirty damn shame. If she had it could have saved a whole lot of people a whole lot of trouble.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Morgana

To quote a famous philosopher:

At this point, what difference does it make.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 4:04:33 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: struggle
We all wish she and Stanley Ann Dunham had access...

My Tardis, a package of plan B and a you in 5 minutes, let's re-write history...


26 posted on 06/20/2013 4:04:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Morgana
So, Chels, baby....which one do you want dead...your "beloved" grandma or your "beloved" mother???Obviously, from your comments, you do want ONE of them dead!!

You are TOO dumb for words, honey....

27 posted on 06/20/2013 4:06:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: struggle
We all wish she and Stanley Ann Dunham had access...

Imagine how much better the world would be if those two had known just what their children would turn out to be. I'm not generally a supporter of abortion, but precognition would be a good justification.

28 posted on 06/20/2013 4:07:08 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Morgana

Great 'V.P. Biden' imitation...

Maybe Chelsea and her mother are planning the first mother-daughter presidential ticket?

29 posted on 06/20/2013 4:07:59 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: andyk
Everything I was thinking has been said in this thread.

Same here, yet I feel better by acknowledging so!

30 posted on 06/20/2013 4:12:19 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: RobertClark

Chelsea, go for the can of Drano.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Morgana

Too bad, no Hillary and no Chelsea sounds like a good idea!


32 posted on 06/20/2013 4:17:39 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Morgana
Being a democrat means never having to think about what you are saying.

No matter how stupid it is, as long as it supports the party you are ok.

33 posted on 06/20/2013 4:19:01 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Morgana; All
"From the stage at the recent Women Deliver conference, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea revealed that her much-admired maternal grandmother was the child of unwed teenage parents who 'did not have access to services that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide.'”

Do these advocates for the "'services' that are so crucial that Planned Parenthood helps provide" not realize that if their "service" of choice--abortion--had been provided to the ancestor, neither they, nor their parent, would exist?

34 posted on 06/20/2013 4:23:12 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Morgana

I am not recommending it, but Chelsea’s mother could chose to perform a retroactive abortion on herself as a favor to Chelsea’s granny.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 4:29:46 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Morgana

Nor did her momma apparently.


36 posted on 06/20/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Morgana

This may be the first time I have ever agreed with Chelsea.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Morgana

We lament the fact that she didn’t abort your evil mother which means you wouldn’t be here either, mini-evil one.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 4:56:33 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Morgana

This reads to me as if Mizz Chelsea is actually lamenting the fact that her grandmother was born. But them Clinton womens is so intelligent that we here in the sticks would’a never knowed the difference no how.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 4:59:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Morgana

Lucky you...


40 posted on 06/20/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Morgana

and, lo, neither did your paternal grandmother.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 5:21:48 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Morgana
Over 40 posts, and this isn't here?


42 posted on 06/20/2013 5:23:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT IN TIME, DOES IT MAKE?!


43 posted on 06/20/2013 5:25:52 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Cicero
So does this mean that Chelsea would rather not exist?

Exactally! You'd think a light bulb would go off in her head at some point. You'd think this would help her understand that if her grandmother had been aborted then so would she by the cause and effect of that abortion.

44 posted on 06/20/2013 5:35:19 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Morgana

???

45 posted on 06/20/2013 5:35:52 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Morgana

Not to bright is she.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 6:12:27 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: Morgana

From the daughter of the smartest woman in the world...


47 posted on 06/20/2013 6:18:17 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Morgana

Finally conclusive proof that the white guilt crowd are so filled with self hate they wish they were never born. If only they didn’t want to take the rest of us with them.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 6:19:02 PM PDT by JackinFtLaud
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To: Cicero
So does this mean that Chelsea would rather not exist?
Not necessarily. If she's this ignorant, maybe she thinks she would have been conceived anyway, but by different parents.
49 posted on 06/20/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Morgana; a fool in paradise

I(f you insist on finding something good about those times, it is an undesputable fact that Chelsea’s grandmother Eva Braun didn’t have access to reproductive services, nein, mein fuhrer!


50 posted on 06/20/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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