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Pro-Lifers Boot Planned Parenthood from Michigan Counties
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 29, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 09/29/2010 1:27:44 PM PDT by topher

Wednesday September 29, 2010


Pro-Lifers Boot Planned Parenthood from Michigan Counties

By Kathleen Gilbert

COLDWATER, Michigan, September 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Southern Michigan pro-lifers celebrated victory last week after steady grassroots pressure prompted local health administrators not to renew Planned Parenthood's health provider leases.

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency board on Thursday defeated a motion to renew the abortion giant's lease in the three counties' health system with a 3-3 vote. A majority would have been needed to renew the lease, which expires next month, for Planned Parenthood's four locations.

The health commissioners had heard from pro-lifers at their monthly meetings since January. The concerned citizens urged the commissioners to terminate the board’s agreement with the abortion provider, which became widely known two years into the three-year lease.

Jim Goethals, the president of St. Joseph County Right to Life, told LifeSiteNews.com that when the local pro-life community learned last October that Planned Parenthood was operating in their local hospital, pastor Chuck Vizthum of Hope Community Church led a grassroots protest with parishioners holding homemade signs saying "Planned Parenthood must go." Media picked up on the protest, and demonstrations against Planned Parenthood's presence spread.

Meanwhile, 2,000 signatures were gathered voicing discontent with Planned Parenthood’s presence in the community’s backyard. Local right-to-life groups began searching for an appropriate replacement health provider, and now expect to settle on one within one to two months.

Goethals noted that locals in the deeply pro-life area were upset that Planned Parenthood would be funneling women towards their one abortion facility in Kalamazoo. "For Planned Parenthood to come down in these counties was a bold move on their part to begin with," he said.

Goethals credited the combined efforts of St. Joseph County Right to Life, Branch Right to Life, and Hillside County Right to Life, all affiliates of National Right to Life, as well as the area's abundance of pro-life parish communities.

While some objected that Planned Parenthood did not perform surgical abortions in the counties, Goethals said that wasn't the whole picture. "What about the morning after pill? What about the chemical abortions? You don't hear anything about these," he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abortion; michigan; plannedparenthood; prolife
I gotta put this on the Frontpage of FreeRepublic.

More bad news for Planned Parenthood

Seems like the folks there were almost crying over the fact that Christine O'Donnell raised so much money so quickly.

I wonder if this has anything to do with all the prayers and hard work by the people involved in 40 Days for Life

I am still waiting to hear what happens about the IRS investigation of Planned Parenthood Golden GateM

Tax Fraud and cooking da' books seems to have been the theme there.

Maybe there were some illegal donations to Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer.

1 posted on 09/29/2010 1:27:47 PM PDT by topher
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To: Salvation
From the article:

Goethals credited the combined efforts of St. Joseph County Right to Life, Branch Right to Life, and Hillside County Right to Life, all affiliates of National Right to Life, as well as the area's abundance of pro-life parish communities.

It may not be May 1st, but do you think Saint Joseph might deserve an assist on this one. He had a county named after him...

2 posted on 09/29/2010 1:31:14 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; narses; cpforlife.org; mlizzy
ping.

These were supposedly 4 health clinics that Planned Parenthood operated.

What kind of health care can Planned Parenthood provide?

3 posted on 09/29/2010 1:34:57 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

We’re taking Michigan back, one county at a time.


4 posted on 09/29/2010 1:36:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
This is some really positive news!

Before this, it was very positive news in Maryland and New Jersey (setbacks for the Baby Killers).

As I posted to someone else on another thread, when folks like Planned Parenthood are sad, God is probably smiling about what is happening...

5 posted on 09/29/2010 1:44:12 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: cripplecreek

I was blessed to have lived in Hillsdale County at one point in my life. It is truly God’s Country.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

>> Pro-Lifers Boot Planned Parenthood from Michigan Counties

Verbs, nouns, and capitalization, oh my...


7 posted on 09/29/2010 1:58:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I grew up just across the county line in Hanover. Spent many a Saturday night at the roller rink in Jonesville.


8 posted on 09/29/2010 1:59:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: topher

This is Walberg country.

http://www.walbergforcongress.com/Home.aspx

I’m Tim Walberg and this is where I stand:

* I stand for our Founding Principles - belief in God, our Declaration of Independence, and Constitution...

* I stand for Freedom - to start a business, to choose your doctor, what you drive, what you eat, to carry a gun, to teach & raise your own children, and to live your own life...

* I stand for Personal Responsibility - let’s reward good behavior and discourage bad behavior...

* I stand for Limited Government, Limited, Regulation, Limited Spending, Limited Taxing, and Limited Borrowing...

* I stand for Life and all other American Traditional Values...

“The fundamental difference in this campaign is that I put my trust in the American people, and Mark Schauer puts his trust in big government.”


9 posted on 09/29/2010 2:02:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: topher

While I am glad these counties spoke up, in the interest of fairness, let me show you the other side of the coin.

3% of Planned Parenthood goes to abortion. The rest (minus admin costs) is STD testing and treatment, birth control and counseling services.

In our minds, of course, PP is a bad group, so they must go. But go down the street, and ask any teenager where they’d go if they thought they had an STD (oh, and there are LOTS more of them than the bunch we had in the 70’s) or thought they might be pregnant. They would say “Planned Parenthood”, cos that’s what they know.

So, the other important services that planned parenthood provide will have to be provided by someone else. THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE FOR KIDS TO GO WHEN THEY ARE IN THESE SITUATIONS...and I am NOT saying it has to be PP. I just wanted you all to know how much of their business is abortions, and how they are perceived by our teens.


10 posted on 09/29/2010 2:09:48 PM PDT by blu
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To: blu

The fact is Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of abortions in our country. They exist to kill babies! The other services you cite are necessary but are also available from many other sources, sources that do not promote and provide abortions.

If Planned Parenthood only killed one baby that would be enough for us to try to wipe them out.


11 posted on 09/29/2010 2:26:51 PM PDT by baldisbeautiful (Goodbye America!)
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To: blu
You wrote, "3% of Planned Parenthood goes to abortion. The rest (minus admin costs) is STD testing and treatment, birth control and counseling services."

I understand what you're saying, blu, but I recently read that of 6000 clinic visit records examined from a Texas PP clinic, only 3 referred for adoption. Meanwhile, PP has the lion's share of the abortion indusry in the USA.

I don't call that counseling. I call that marketing.

More about that, and some of it from their own annual reports, HERE (LINK)

12 posted on 09/29/2010 2:27:33 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Qwerty, ergo typo.)
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To: blu

Only 3% of the money given to Hamas actually gets used to kill people so — to use your argument — we need to leave them alone.

Sorry, no dice.


13 posted on 09/29/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by HKMk23 ("L" is for liar, liberal, leftist, and -- come November -- LOSER!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I was blessed to have lived in Hillsdale County at one point in my life. It is truly God’s Country.

I want to move there. Only two counties over. Economy and husband's education puts a damper on the idea.

Ever been to Lost Nations? THAT is one of the most beautiful places I've been. (hope it's still in its pristine state)

14 posted on 09/29/2010 3:49:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: topher
St. Joseph, guardian of the Infant Jesus, we pray, PROTECT THE UNBORN!
 
Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus,
Guido Reni (c. 1635)

15 posted on 09/29/2010 3:58:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Adding this to my list!


16 posted on 09/29/2010 3:59:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cripplecreek

Nice job. Nice state except Detroit and the insane libs in places like Ann Arbor.

Planned Parenthood is in the very very profitable busine$$ of killing babies.


17 posted on 09/29/2010 5:23:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: grellis

ping

Be nice to know all 16 counties.


18 posted on 09/29/2010 5:57:13 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks topher.

interesting sidebar (found it while looking for something else)

Pro-Lifers Face to Face With The Discovery Gunman?
Creative Minority Report | 9/2/10 | Matthew
Posted on 09/02/2010 9:37:14 AM PDT by marcbold
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2582183/posts


19 posted on 09/29/2010 5:58:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Salvation

Amen.


20 posted on 09/29/2010 6:20:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Planned Parenthood should be abolished. There is no place for them in a right-to-life country.


21 posted on 09/29/2010 6:21:35 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: topher

Hereabouts we’re getting ads from the gov. wannabe Bernaro who boasts of his Planned Parenthood backing and his support of a woman’s “right to CHOOSE”.
Guess he’s thinking that it will increase his chances of gaining election. Silly boy!


22 posted on 09/29/2010 6:24:29 PM PDT by bog trotter
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To: TheOldLady

/bingo


23 posted on 09/29/2010 7:42:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


24 posted on 09/29/2010 8:22:10 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: blu
As a teen I was as troubled as they come, and on more than one occasion I turned to the pediatrician who had treated me as a youngster. If it hadn't been for him, I would have had to have turned to my parents (who were never anything less than loving and supportive) to help me through my little difficulties.

Oh, the horror!

If you take away the external influences, those...institutions so willing and eager to help the younger generation, what then? Will they have nowhere to go? Or will they possibly look to their parents or a trusted older relative to help them out? PP does them no service, period. I'm willing to bet that the young clients of PP who are treated for STDs and unplanned pregnancy are frequent flyers. PP does not exist to help anyone lead a moral life. PP does not guide clients into making the right decisions, ever. PP exists to sell the idea that sexual promiscuity need not have any lasting negative consequences, and that's a load of deadly crap.

PP sells immorality. Hell, they've cornered the market.

25 posted on 09/29/2010 8:35:04 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

I was a depressed kid myself. Without a whole network of family friends, pastor, and old school teachers who knows how things might have turned out.


26 posted on 09/30/2010 4:13:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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