Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Out of Texas Panhandle: STOPP Plan Ousts Abortion Chain from Amarillo
Posted on 12/22/2008 4:05:07 PM PST by wagglebee
Contact: Katie Walker, Director of Communication, American Life League, 540-659-4942, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Life League and the Diocese of Amarillo scored a major victory this week as Planned Parenthood prepares to completely withdraw from the Texas Panhandle.
Using American Life League's STOPP project to defeat Planned Parenthood the nation's largest abortion chain has been completely eradicated from the diocese of Amarillo, Texas.
"Once again we see that the STOP Planned Parenthood plan works even on a grand scale," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League and director of the STOPP project. "We have been honored to work closely with Bishop John Yanta, Respect Life Coordinator Rita Diller, and all those in the Amarillo Diocese who, since 1997, have worked towards the day when Planned Parenthood would no longer exist in the Texas Panhandle. Through the grace of God, that day will come next week."
In 1997, Planned Parenthood operated 19 clinics in the Texas Panhandle. As of Jan. 1, 2009, the local affiliate with its two remaining clinics will change names and sever ties with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Diller and Bishop Yanta made defeating Planned Parenthood the focal point of their efforts at the diocesan Respect Life offices. They worked with Sedlak and American Life League in implementing the STOPP plan to shut down the organization.
"As the result of our 23 years of directly confronting Planned Parenthood, STOPP has developed a plan of action that is closing Planned Parenthoods across the nation," Sedlak said. "Our plan needs local activists to do the hard work of implementing it in a consistent and persistent manner until victory is won. The dedicated people of the Texas Panhandle did just that and God has granted this victory."
"The stunning success is an inspiration to all who fight against Planned Parenthood across the nation," Sedlak concluded. "It is a wonderful Christmas present for all who have been so faithful for so long."
Those interested in stopping Planned Parenthood in their own communities can read the STOPP plan at www.stopp.org and can contact Jim Sedlak at email@example.com to get help.
American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Amarillo Globe News: Amarillo Office Plans Split from Planned Parenthood (19 December 2008)
STOPP: Defeat Planned Parenthood
Diocese of Amarillo
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Section B: GETTING PP OUT OF YOUR TOWN
You have a Planned Parenthood facility in town. Either it's been there for many years, or it just opened up. Maybe you have been fighting its coming and, despite your best efforts, it is here. There are a number of legal, non-violent actions you can take to lessen Planned Parenthood's business and make it think about leaving.
Education - the first thing you should do is start educating your community. If you have not had any of this activity in your community before, read Part I of this booklet for all the things you can do. We will assume in this section that you have already begun doing the things outlined in Section A above.
Picketing - The single most effective thing you can do to fight an existing Planned Parenthood facility is to establish a regular (at least weekly) picket. This single act will lower PP's business, tarnish its community image, and result in increased public attention to its programs and philosophies. All these effects will work to your benefit.
The more frequently you can picket PP's offices, the better. However, you should at least plan a weekly, two-hour picket. When you picket weekly, you do not need large numbers. The frequency will have its effect and will cause morale and business problems for PP.
Most Planned Parenthood facilities do not perform surgical abortions (all do give out the Pill, Depo-Provera, and Emergency Contraception and, therefore, are providing the means for chemical abortions). If your PP does not do surgical abortions, your pickets should concentrate on chemical abortions (primarily targeting the Pill) and the fact that PP comes between parents and their children.
Access to kids - Planned Parenthood is anxious to get to teens and younger children. It often establishes programs in schools and with the YWCA, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and anywhere else kids, especially teens and pre-teens, gather. You should investigate each of these organizations in your town and, if you find PP involved, get it out. You can use any of the techniques described in this plan to lessen PP's influence and get it "uninvited" to the group.
Access to money - Planned Parenthood needs money to operate and is very good at getting money from the government. You should investigate your local city, town and county governments and determine if any money is going to Planned Parenthood. Part 3 of this plan (below), "Defeating Government Funding of Planned Parenthood," will give you step-by-step information on how to identify and defeat government funding of Planned Parenthood.
Newsletters - Once you start fighting against an already established Planned Parenthood facility, you should send a monthly newsletter to your supporters and all who sign your petitions. The newsletter need be nothing fancy, but it should keep your people informed on what is happening. It can be used to notify them of weekly and special pickets, tell them of upcoming critical dates, and relate any successes you have experienced. In addition, you can include some national information on PP from STOPP International's Ryan Report. See the conclusion below to learn how you can obtain this publication.
Lawrence (KS) abortion clinic closes because of funding woes
Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)
Prayer credited for closing of abortion clinic [Eugene, OR]
Planned Parenthood will shut down 3 clinics [Indiana]
Persevering Students Help Close Abortion Clinic [Santa Paula, CA--Thomas Aquinas College]
Abortion Clinic Managers Quit After Being Outed by Operation Rescue [Wichita, Kansas]
One Man's God Squad: Troy Newman's plan to stop abortions in Wichita, Kansas
Baby Saved From Abortion is Baptized [New Orleans]
Thank You Bishop Rhoades: A Personal Account of An Abortion Protest With A Catholic Bishop -- still praying -- Harrisburg, PA
Judges rule civil suits against Planned Parenthood can proceed [Los Angeles, CA]
STOPP Planned Parenthood
CA: Abortion opponents hope to limit access for California girls (Prop 73)
Jill Stanek's Accurate Summary of Cincinnati Abortion Center Closing: 'Debi Does Ohio"
Clinic is caught in the fog of abortion war (Abortion Clinic Closes) [Springfield, Missouri]
PBS program looks at Mississippi's last abortion clinic
Former abortion clinic resurrected as Catholic chapel [Buffalo, NY]
Health Department suspends license of Montgomery abortion clinic [Alabama]
Abortion center ordered to close: East Side clinic cited with violations [Cleveland, Ohio]
Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits [Daytona Beach, Forida]
Controversial Chicago Abortion clinic closing
Planned Parenthood closes clinic after clinic
Planned Parenthood to close Longview clinic (WA)
State shuts abortion clinic over health risks [Englewood, New Jersey]
Atlantic City abortion clinic shut for violations [New Jersey]
Atlantic City Abortion Center Closes Down for Good After Health Violations
Late-Term Abortion Facility in Dallas, [TX] To Close - Eighth Closure Since Bishop Began Prayer at Clinics
New York Abortion Clinic Closes Today; Was site of 40 Days for Life Vigil [200 East Eckerson Road in New City, N.Y}
Planned Parenthood Abortion Center [Temporarily] Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls, SD]
[South Dakota] Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls]
Abortion Provider Closes Doors Instead of Obeying Laws, Old Media Silent [Sioux Falls, SD]
Planned Parenthood Lays Off SD Director
Planned Parenthood Lays Off Staff Over Economy, South Dakota Director Fired
Planned Parenthood Out of Texas Panhandle: STOPP Plan Ousts Abortion Chain from Amarillo
A tested and true plan of action. That sure beats just praying over it.
Is changing names the same as "leaving?"