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

Posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:31 PM PDT by DaveyB

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.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion
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Oh the irony!
1 posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:31 PM PDT by DaveyB
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To: DaveyB

yeah, I kinda wish she had too


2 posted on 06/20/2013 7:53:09 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: DaveyB

Girl not very bright


3 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: DaveyB

Yep gurl, it sure is really too bad she did not. Coulda changed history.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:28 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: DaveyB

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3033754/posts


5 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:34 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: DaveyB
the stooopid cow has NO idea how many people wish the exact same thing...
6 posted on 06/20/2013 7:55:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DaveyB
My Great Grandmother Did Not Have Access to Planned Parenthood

In her case I'd approve of making it retro.

7 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:20 PM PDT by South40
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To: DaveyB

Neither did mine. I’m such a victim.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:20 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: DaveyB

what a memorable statement !


9 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: DaveyB

Believe me, there are a lot of us who wish she had.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:52 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader
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To: DaveyB

Chelsea Clinton is an idiot.....


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DaveyB

On Web Hubbell's side of the family or Hillary's?

12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: DaveyB

Awww what a shame, besides homely she’s also stupid. Oh well. BTW she ever find out who her real father is?


13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:57:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: DaveyB

Chelsea we all share your regret.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:59:06 PM PDT by Argus
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To: DaveyB

we feel your pain, Chels...just not in quite the same way you meant it.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:59:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DaveyB

Dumbass is the only word...Dumbass.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 8:00:08 PM PDT by albie
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Klintoon is the sire. She looks like an uglier version of him, worst of both sides. Clinton was never as cute as all the Dem hoochies thought.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 8:02:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DaveyB

I really wish she had....


18 posted on 06/20/2013 8:03:12 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: DaveyB

You mean we wouldn’t have had Hillary? There really is a silver lining......


19 posted on 06/20/2013 8:05:17 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mr. K

Me too


20 posted on 06/20/2013 8:06:43 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: DaveyB
Chelsea Clinton: GO


21 posted on 06/20/2013 8:07:08 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I don't blame Obama. I blame America.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

The smile of Her Thighness
The lips and facial characteristics of Webb
The brain of a tangerine

Not a lucky girl.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 8:08:08 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: DaveyB
How somebody so intelligent say something so stupid. I mean I guess I understand what she was trying to say but what a dumb way to say it. Liberals are inherently brain muddled. It happens often to the most intelligent and she seems to be one of the most muddled brainiacs in history.
23 posted on 06/20/2013 8:09:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I always loved this pic. The best thing about her was her ....smile.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 8:09:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: DaveyB

Doesn’t this require a Bill Maher “retarded” joke?


25 posted on 06/20/2013 8:10:19 PM PDT by TChad
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To: DaveyB
Chelsea Clinton Laments: My Great Grandmother Did Not Have Access to Planned Parenthood

Me too Chelsea, me too.

5.56mm

26 posted on 06/20/2013 8:10:30 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Mr. K
yeah, I kinda wish she had too

Don't we all!

27 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:21 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: DaveyB

AT THIS POINT, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Beauty is only skin deep, but stupidity is to the bone.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:43 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: DaveyB

If that isn’t a positive ad for PP. I don’t know what is.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:45 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Rembrandt

Yep. “Suction cup” lips.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 8:11:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: DaveyB

Makes us want to reconsider really late term abortions.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 8:14:30 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: DaveyB

I kind of wish both her grandmothers did.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:14 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: DaveyB

Imagine a world without the Clintons....


33 posted on 06/20/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DaveyB
Webb Hubbell's daughter is an idiot. Imagine if ol' grandma did have access, Chelsea would have never been born. Webb Hubbell wouldn't have been born either.

 

 

34 posted on 06/20/2013 8:17:02 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: DaveyB

Boy, aint that a shame.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 8:18:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DaveyB
Is this like wishing you were never born?

-PJ

36 posted on 06/20/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: albie

37 posted on 06/20/2013 8:21:37 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: DaveyB

Damn, that’s just too easy, isn’t it?


38 posted on 06/20/2013 8:26:11 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: DaveyB
Webb, Webb, Webb. What were you thinking?
39 posted on 06/20/2013 8:27:29 PM PDT by TChad
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To: DaveyB

Chelsea Clinton and McCain’s kid are to thought what dollar store batteries are to power.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 8:30:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Wish you hadn’t said that.


41 posted on 06/20/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: DaveyB

Does she have any idea what she’s saying?......


42 posted on 06/20/2013 8:44:13 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DaveyB

Oh, Chelsea, I truly wish she had!!


43 posted on 06/20/2013 8:45:37 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: DaveyB

Tempting, Chelsea, but still not good enough reason for me to support Planned Parenthood.


44 posted on 06/20/2013 8:49:58 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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A lot of people lament that she didn’t. Thanks DaveyB, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3033754/posts


45 posted on 06/20/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DaveyB

The dope Chelsea can’t figure it out that she never would have existed if her grandmother had access to Planned Parenthood.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 9:08:07 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: schm0e
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47 posted on 06/20/2013 9:14:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

please stop stalking me.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 9:30:38 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: DaveyB

yeah chelsea, i lament that too.

the dumb doesn’t fall too far from the tree.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 9:36:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DaveyB
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_paradox

Grandfather paradox

The grandfather paradox is a proposed paradox of time travel first described by the science fiction writer René Barjavel in his 1943 book Le Voyageur Imprudent (Future Times Three). The paradox is described as following: the time traveller went back in time to the time when his grandfather had not married yet. At that time, the time traveller kills his grandfather, and therefore, the time traveller is never born when he was meant to be.

50 posted on 06/20/2013 9:42:17 PM PDT by grundle
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