Skip to comments.‘Worst attack - ever’: Planned Parenthood reeling from attacks on all fronts
Posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:43 PM PST by wagglebee
February 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a desperate attempt to rally pro-abortion forces to head-off proposed defunding and allegations of illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, CEO Cecile Richards sent out an email on February 14 with the subject line the worst attack ever. Richards said that the anti-choice House leadership is forcing a vote on the most dangerous legislative assault on womens health in Planned parenthoods 95-year history.
They want to shut down every Planned Parenthood health center in America, Richards declared.
Richards was referring to the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, a measure introduced by U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) on January 7, 2011. The bill, which was just approved by the House Energy and Commerce today, would strip Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in America, of federal Title X funds.
Title X funds are earmarked for providing comprehensive family planning and related services.
Pence stated, The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.
Planned Parenthood receives over $360 million a year in federal funding.
Pence said the new legislation would prevent any abortion-providing organization, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funds. However, the bill would not reduce the total amount of Title X funds and would free more federal monies to groups that do not provide abortion.
In her email, Richards observed, This attack ... is not an isolated incident. Its part of a coordinated campaign meant to shut down Planned Parenthood ...
Along with the proposed defunding legislation, recent revelations made in a series of undercover videos released by the pro-life organization Live Action have shown numerous Planned Parenthood facilities willing to aid and abet sex traffickers by helping them obtain birth control and abortions for their underage sex workers.
The videos have brought into question Planned Parenthoods credibility as a self-professed provider of care for women.
Live Actions latest videos have also resulted in calls for law enforcement investigations into Planned Parenthoods activities.
Live Action President Lila Rose said videos of PP clinic staff in New Jersey and Richmond, VA, coaching a purported pimp and his prostitute on how to cover up their child sex trafficking operation is evidence of the endemic problem of Planned Parenthoods willingness to aid and abet in the sexual exploitation of minors and young women.
We are sharing the full Richmond footage and transcripts with Virginia law enforcement officials and we are formally asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to conduct a statewide investigation of these heinous practices, just as the New Jersey Attorney General is opening her own investigation into Planned Parenthoods compliance with the law in her state. Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable, Rose said.
On another front, a coalition of many of the countrys most prominent pro-life organizations, united under the name Expose Planned Parenthood, held a vigil for victims of underage sex trafficking February 14 in front of Planned Parenthood facilities across the country.
The website of the Expose Planned Parenthood coalition says that the vigils focused on three major ideas: that Planned Parenthood is aiding & abetting underage sex trafficking, that it is unsafe for women and girls, and that it should not be receiving tax dollars.
Enough is enough, says the coalition. We must act swiftly and take a public stand against Planned Parenthoods harmful agenda - raising awareness in the communities where we live, and calling upon Congress to IMMEDIATELY strip the abortion chain of all tax funding.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) for its attempt to smear Lila Rose and cover up its protracted pattern of illicit activities.
Out of fear and desperation, Planned Parenthood and its president, Cecile Richards, have unleashed their attack dogs to distract from their unsafe and exploitive practices, Dannenfelser said in a press release. Ms. Richards has no concern about the organizations documented and systemic willingness to aid and abet sex trafficking of minors, which tells us much about Planned Parenthood and their real agenda.
At its core, Planned Parenthood and its clinics are not safe for women, for children and for the public at large. American taxpayers should not be funding this organization that engages in potential criminal activity, Dannenfelser said.
Sounds like the bitch is catching on.
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PLanned Parenthood should be investigated and defunded.
Yes, we do...
That is an insult to bitches everywhere!
even the skipper of the Titanic got it, eventually.
AMEN - I’m sick of these murderers hiding behind women’s blood soaked skirts and claiming they are “helping women” when they never tell them what their emotional lives will be like 1,2 or 5 years later. And worse, they are GIVEN TAX PAYER FUNDS to help murder these precious beings by those of us who fully KNOW that this is murder in the 1st degree! God CANNOT bless America when we stand idly by and allow this monstrous and barbaric activity to continue. Shut down Planned Parenthood and start helping women make REAL CHOICES for their future...
Planned Parenthood could still exist but only through private, not public (federal), donations.
This makes me very happy.
People can get same info from their PCP under Obamacare. I see Planned Parenthood simply as a duplication of services - one of the prime examples of waste BO highlighted in his budget speech. Am sure he would agree that one of them needs to go.
If their "services" are so important, private funding can keep them afloat. Let liberals put their money where their heart is.
Killing the unborn
I’d like to propose to them a new abortion procedure where the womb is removed and the child brought to term outside the mother’s body. The mother would die as a result of the operation.
How many women would choose abortion?
“anti-choice House leadership...”
If they are anti-choice, does than make her anti-life?
The videos of the Planned Parenthood workers are chilling. An organization that would assist in helping a pimp with his underage, illegal sex-worker business SHOULD be shut down! How is promoting such a thing advancing “women’s health” issues? And how can it be an “attack” if it is merely documentation of their standard practices?
They were caught red-handed. Shut ‘em all down.
Well, YEAH!!! HELLO!!!!!
If animal shelters had the track and safety record of PP clinics, they'd have been shut down long ago.
Liberals treat animals better than they treat people.
Shutting them down would be a nice start
Have you ever noticed that the only choices the left believe in are killing babies or getting kids to have sex?
Otherwise they would allow no choices in life at all.
They are insane.
Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time
I'm sure that the Susan G. Komen gang will ride to the rescue.
HA HA HA HA HA.
Take away every bit of public money, deluge with lawsuits and criminal investigations!
(PA Governor) Corbett fires 6 over abortion clinic horrors
thanks for the ping
Damn right. And after that, can we put every single Planned Parenthood employee on trial for murder and assault against minors?
And, dare I say, yes we can!
This attack ... is not an isolated incident. Its part of a coordinated campaign meant to shut down Planned Parenthood ...
No Ms Richards that is another of your many lies. Shutting down is up to you, isn’t it?
What gives you the “right” to my money, for activities (there’s a laugh) that I do not support, and that are NOT in accordance with the real “right” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The tide is turning on the abortion front. Sadly, we are loosing marriage.
Really, there’s no need to shut them down...
if they stopped doing abortions, their other “women’s health services” would be welcomed.
Not as bad as the attack bestowed on the American public by Planned “Parenthood”. This organization should rightfully be called “planned genocide”.
Your link didn't work; at least for me it didn't.
Try this one, I tested it:
I must have bungled the href.
I also have a link on my FR home page.
Congress will vote THIS AFTERNOON on measures that
would prevent government funding for the nation’s
largest abortion chain — Planned Parenthood, an
organization that raked in over $360,000,000 in
taxpayer dollars last year.
It’s absolutely vital that you call your Member of
Congress RIGHT NOW and tell them how you feel about
removing ALL taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood
and other abortion providers!
Call the US Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and
ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.
If you don’t know who that is, go here to find the
name by submitting your zip code:
In some cases you’ll need to know your 9-digit zip.
Find that here:
As you know, Planned Parenthood has been in the news
lately for its institution-wide scandal of aiding and
abetting human trafficking of girls as young as 14.
Additionally the abortion chain has now ordered ALL
of its affiliates to start performing abortions —
or leave the Planned Parenthood umbrella.
On Monday, you and I — and thousands of other people
of faith and conscience — held prayer vigils outside
more than 200 Planned Parenthood offices to raise
awareness about how this organization is dangerous
for women and girls.
See photos, videos, news stories and more from vigils
around the country at:
At the same time we were praying on Monday, Planned
Parenthood’s national president, Cecile Richards,
sent a massive e-mail blast to abortion advocates
across the nation with the subject line:
“The worst attack — ever”
The message screamed: “URGENT! They want to shut down
every Planned Parenthood” and called our efforts the
most “dangerous assault” on their abortion business
in its entire history.
Richards begged abortion proponents to immediately
call Congress and demand a “NO” vote on any measure
to strip the abortion chain’s taxpayer funding.
And word is that the abortion crowd is ringing phones
off the hook on Capitol Hill.
It is VITAL that you let Congress know how you feel
about de-funding Planned Parenthood!!
This could be a pivotal moment in our efforts to end
abortion in America!
40 Days for Life
P.S.- Please forward this important message to your
friends and ask them to call as well - time is short!
Please call to STOP Planned Parenthood funding today.
Keep in mind PP has their phone callers hounding Congress.
Pray and make the sacrifice to make this call for the love of God, the
conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the
Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Yours in the Sacred Hearts,
FOR ALL WHO SIGNED OUR STOP PLANNED PARENTHOOD TAX FUNDING PETITION
We can end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, but we need your help
The Continuing Resolution (see more info below) is being discussed RIGHT
NOW, so you need to make contact immediately. Call your members of Congress
and tell them to support Amendment #11 to CR1 and take all federal money
away from Planned Parenthood.
If you do not know who your member of Congress is, you can call the House
switchboard, 202-224-3121, and they can tell you. Your calls are needed
Here is the explanation of what is going on:
Planned Parenthood is in trouble
Planned Parenthood, which has always tried to convince the public and
lawmakers that it is a “trusted” provider of women’s reproductive health
services, is in trouble.
Recent public disclosures of what goes on behind the doors of Planned
Parenthood have tarnished its image and emboldened lawmakers to seriously go
after its taxpayer funding.
In recent issues of this Wednesday STOPP Report we have brought you the
stories as they unfolded (click here
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=6219&F=H to see back issues).
In New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington, DC, Planned Parenthood has
been caught on tape by Live Action
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=3863&F=H films helping “sex
traffickers” in their business
In Tennessee, and elsewhere, parents are actively fighting
http://ss.all.org/link.php?M=69269&N=1103&L=6595&F=H against Planned
Parenthood sex education programs.
Pro-life groups across the country are calling for the defunding of Planned
Parenthood and holding vigils to call attention to this demand.
Planned Parenthood reacts
Planned Parenthood has been under attack before, but this time is different.
This time, Planned Parenthood understands that its taxpayer funding is
vulnerable. It also knows that, if it loses its taxpayer funding, it is
essentially out of business.
When Medicaid reimbursements are added to its other government grants and
contracts, the majority of Planned Parenthood’s income is from the American
taxpayer. That’s right, over 50% of Planned Parenthood’s income is from us
and, right now, there is a real possibility it may be taken away.
As a result, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, has released a one minute video desperately asking its supporters
The video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuz3fB1yRbs
Can you just feel the desperation in her voice?
The Continuing Resolution and Planned Parenthood
The United States government works on a fiscal year that begins on October 1
of one year and goes to September 30 of the following year. The last
Congress did not approve a budget for the current fiscal year, so the
current Congress is actually trying to handle bills for two separate fiscal
For the current fiscal year (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011),
Congress is dealing with a Continuing Resolution to keep the government’s
doors open. This has nothing to do with the Obama’s proposed budget (see
The official designation of the bill is Continuing Resolution 1 (CR 1). As
we are writing this WSR, Congress is actively working on CR 1.
There are several provisions of CR 1 that would affect Planned Parenthood:
* The CR currently eliminates all money to the Title X family planning
program. PP gets over $75 million a year from this program.
* The CR includes the Mexico City Policy - a provision to ensure no
international population planning and population assistance funding is
provided to foreign nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform
elective abortion. This, too, would take millions from Planned Parenthood.
* The CR prohibits funding for UNFPA and deletes a $55 million earmark
for UNFPA. Planned Parenthood works with the UNFPA and, therefore, some of
this money goes indirectly to PP.
In addition, there are a couple of proposed amendments to CR 1 that directly
* Amendment #11 submitted by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is the most
devastating amendment from Planned Parenthood’s perspective. It would
prevent any funds made available under the CR from being provided to Planned
Parenthood. The amendment states “None of the funds made available by this
Act may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation
of America, Inc. or any of the following affiliates of Planned Parenthood
Federation of American, Inc.” and lists all Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
This amendment, if included in the bill, would take away all federal
government money from Planned Parenthood until, at least, September 30,
* Amendment #262 submitted by Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) would eliminate
all $440 million allocated for international population control, family
planning and reproductive health. Planned Parenthood receives millions of
dollars from these funds through its affiliates in countries all over the
Planned Parenthood supporters in Congress are not only opposing these
amendments, but are introducing amendments to restore funding for Title X
and for other programs
The New Budget and Planned Parenthood
In addition to the Continuing Resolution, Congress is also beginning to deal
with the budget for the United States for the fiscal year beginning October
1, 2011 and continuing through September 30, 2012.
This is the Obama budget that has been in the news this week along with the
statements that the Republicans will be cutting that budget.
This is totally separate from the Continuing Resolution and you can be
assured that many members of Congress will be looking to keep Planned
Parenthood out of that budget also.
We will be bringing you information on this budget as events unfold over the
next few months.
Remember: ACT NOW
Planned Parenthood is scared (just listen to Cecile’s voice on the video
link above). Now is the time to put pressure on Congress and end its
funding. We have been shown by recent world events that power is in people
speaking out together and in great numbers. We can change America and we can
stop the funding of Planned Parenthood. But, we must all work together and
join our voices for this to happen. PLEASE, do not sit this one out. Tell
you members of Congress we want NO MONEY TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Pro-Life Action of Oregon
an American Life League Associate
Seniors don't get a cost of living increase for two years so this bunch can be funded?
On the morning of Friday, February 18, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on an amendment that has been offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R-In.), which would deny all federal funds, through September 30, for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., and 102 PPFA affiliates, which are named in the text of the amendment. The House debated the amendment, but did not vote, on February 17.
On February 14, NRLC sent House members a letter urging them to support the Pence Amendment, saying, "PPFA is the nations largest abortion provider, reporting 324,008 abortions in 2008. It appears that abortion accounts for roughly one-third of the aggregate income generated by PPFA-affiliated clinics. According to press reports, PPFA has recently mandated that all of its regional affiliates must provide abortions by the end of 2013. Recent media reports regarding abuses associated with PPFA-affiliated clinics in multiple states provide an additional justification for the amendment." To read the entire NRLC letter, click here.
Please call the office of your U.S. House member and urge him or her to support the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1. (The Pence Amendment is amendment no. 11.) If you already called, please call again. Simply click here to enter your zip code into the "Call Now" box, and you will see the correct phone number, as well as a suggestion for the message you should deliver to the staff person who takes the call. After that, if possible, please take a moment to use the handy "feedback" form to send NRLC a brief report, by e-mail, regarding what the staff person said about how your representative will vote on the Pence Amendment.
Wow. Thanks for the repost. Reagan really was our last president.
Planned Parenthood is about eugenics and money. They need government funding to provide abortions to women and girls on welfare. Any twaddle about “a woman’s right to choose” is revealed as a lie by their protection of sex slave traffickers.
Defend Omaha Beach at all costs.
Richards said that the anti-choice House leadership is forcing a vote on the most dangerous legislative assault on womens health in Planned parenthoods 95-year history.