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Posted on 04/12/2003 9:50:31 PM PDT by Coleus
SPECIAL ISSUE 2003
Summary and Analysis of Planned Parenthoods Operations in the U.S.
Behold the Lord, Jesus Christ, who tries so hard to get our attention
3) Planned Parenthood Financial Information
4) Planned Parenthood Organization
5) Planned Parenthoods National Headquarters
6) Sex Education and Other Services
7) STOPP International's Plan for Defeating Planned Parenthood
This is the e-mail version of STOPP Internationals 2003 Special Issue of the Ryan Report. Its purpose is to provide detailed information about the very head of the Culture of Death in the U.S. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Please forward it far and wide.
Each year, PPFA issues an annual report that summarizes its activities in the United States and abroad. As a group that has been focusing on understanding Planned Parenthood for over 18 years, STOPP International uses the data in the latest PPFA Annual Report and combines it with historical data to present an accurate picture of PPFAs programs and policies. In December 2002, PPFA made available to the public its 2001-2002 Annual Report. That report covers PPFA provided services for the calendar year 2001 as well as financial data for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2002.
This Special Issue of the Ryan Report is packed with links to data tables and charts created with information taken from PPFAs own Annual Reports, Service Reports and IRS Form 990s. The charts are presented in PDF format. The tables are presented in both HTML and PDF formats. To view a PDF file one needs a viewer such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this program on your computer, visit www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html to download the free Acrobat Reader. We encourage readers to share these charts and tables with others via electronic or printed means. Copies may be made and information may be publicly cited if attribution is given.
The number of innocent babies Planned Parenthood kills every year via abortion procedures continues to increase. PPFA reported that it performed 213,026 abortion procedures in 2001. That represents an 8.1% increase over the previous year. The state of New York legalized surgical abortion on Sunday, July 1, 1970. On July 2, 1970, Planned Parenthood of Syracuse, N.Y., opened the first freestanding abortion clinic in the nation. While STOPP does not have accurate numbers for Planned Parenthood abortions for the early years, STOPP does have the numbers of abortions PPFA reported dating back to 1977. Since that time, PPFA has reported doing 3,019,559 abortions up to and including 2001. Remember that this figure does not include pre-implantation abortions caused sometimes by the anti-implantation effects of various birth control drugs and IUDs.
If we compare the 2001 PPFA abortion procedures to the generally accepted figure of about 1.3 million abortions procedures per year in the U.S., we can estimate that PPFA performed about 16% of all U.S. abortion procedures in 2001. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country, running about 160 abortion facilities nationwide. To see where PPFA abortion facilities are located, visit www.all.org/stopp/plan2.htm. Please view the chart, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Abortions 1977 2001, at www.all.org/stopp/ab77_01.pdf, which shows the annual number of PPFA abortions.
Based upon an estimated average cost of $375 per abortion, STOPP estimates that PPFA had a total income of $79,884,750 from abortion procedures in 2001. STOPP has made a similar estimate for each year 1977 2001 based upon the estimated average cost of an abortion in each particular year. Please view the results in the chart, Estimated Planned Parenthood Abortion Income 1977 2001, at www.all.org/stopp/estabinc.pdf. Adding up each years estimated abortion income from 1977 to 2001 gives a total of about $894,000,000 of income from abortion during that period.
Details about Planned Parenthoods various sources of income appear later in this report. However, one measure of how much of Planned Parenthoods actual business is abortion can be obtained by comparing the estimated abortion income with the income PPFA had from all services combined. In the 2000-2001 PPFA fiscal year, PPFA reported such clinic services income to be $241.0 million and in the 2001-2002 fiscal year PPFA reported clinic services income of $254.8 million. Since service data is reported for a calendar year and financial data is reported for a fiscal year (July to June), the estimated $79,884,750 of abortion income for 2001 doesnt fall completely into either fiscal year. Comparing the $79,884,750 with the $241.0 million would result in 33.1% while comparing it with $254.8 million would result in 31.4%. The average would be 32.3%. Thus, almost a third of Planned Parenthoods clinic income in 2001 can be attributed to abortion. Please view the chart, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Estimated Abortion Income (calendar year) Reported Clinic Income (fiscal year), at www.all.org/stopp/ab_cl_in.pdf, which compares estimated abortion income to reported clinic income dating back to 1994.
Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood has other sources of income such as tax money and donations, so one should not say a third of PPFAs total income is from abortion. PPFAs total income for its 2001-2002 fiscal year was $692.5 million. If one performs calculations similar to those above in order to compare estimated abortion income to total income, one can estimate that abortion accounted for about 12% of PPFAs total income in 2001.
Please view the data table, Planned Parenthood Abortions and Estimated Abortion Income 1977 2001, which includes the actual numbers used to create the previous PPFA abortion related charts. The PDF version is at: www.all.org/stopp/abnuminc.pdf and the HTML version is at: www.all.org/stopp/abnuminc.htm. See also the chart, Percent of Total US Reported Abortions Done by Planned Parenthood 1977 2001, at www.all.org/stopp/percent.pdf which shows how Planned Parenthoods percentage of total U.S. abortions has grown throughout those years. The supporting data table is at www.all.org/stopp/tpercent.pdf and www.all.org/stopp/percent.htm.
For its 2001-2002 fiscal year, PPFA reported a total income of $692.5 million, which is an increase of about 3% over the previous year. Clinic income of $254.8 million accounted for 36% of the total income, while government grants and contracts ($240.9 million) accounted for 35%, and private contributions ($190.9 million) accounted for 28%. Since 1987, PPFA has reported a total of $7,583,700,000 of income with $2,658,800,000 coming from clinic income (35%), $2,454,900,000 coming from government grants and contracts (32%), and 2,016,400,000 coming from private contributions (27%). Please view the following charts:
This GAO report states that in FY 2000, PPFA got $137,337,724 from the federal government, up from $125,751,924 in FY 1999. PPFAs fiscal year doesnt match that of the US government, which makes accurate comparisons difficult. However, the two fiscal years do overlap by 9 months. If we divide $137.3 million by $187.3 million PPFA reported it got from government sources in its 1999-2000 fiscal year, we can estimate that PPFA gets about 73 percent of its taxpayer funding from the federal government and the rest from state or local governments.
In addition to the money going to PPFA in FY 2000, the federal government gave International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) $15,768,328 and PPFAs research arm, The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), $1,113,712. The GAO report also indicates what federal programs are involved in such funding. In FY 2000, the federal domestic family planning population control program (Title X), granted PPFA $54,578,663 and AGI $526,584. PPFA also got $42,058,942 from Medicaid, $21,603,526 from social service block grants, $4,819,161 from maternal and child health services block grants and $14,277,432 from other, unspecified federal programs.
Private donations to PPFA in fiscal year 2001-2002 amounted to $190.9 million, which is a less than 1% increase over the previous year. For more details, please view the following chart, Private Contributions (Including Corporate) and Bequests to Planned Parenthood 1987 - June 2002, www.all.org/stopp/donat.pdf
STOPP often gets calls asking for a listing of companies to boycott because they support Planned Parenthood. Readers may obtain such information from the Saint Antoninus Institute Pro-Life Shopping Guide and Companies Supporting Pro-abortion Organizations at www.stantoninus.net/listab.htm and from Life Decisions International at www.fightpp.org
More detailed information about PPFAs finances can be viewed in the following tables:
Planned Parenthood Clinic Income, Government Grants and Contracts, Donations, Total Income, and Profit 1987 - FY 2002
PDF table: www.all.org/stopp/fd87_02.pdf
HTML table: www.all.org/stopp/fd87_02.htm
(This table includes a breakdown of yearly expenses.)
PDF table: www.all.org/stopp/fdlast5y.pdf
HTML table: www.all.org/stopp/fdlast5y.htm
Planned Parenthood continues to operate with a centralized headquarters that coordinates independently incorporated affiliates across the United States. Each of the affiliates operate a number of local facilities generally called clinics. The main office is in New York City, with other offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Chicago.
PPFA has 126 independent affiliates plus a special affiliate the Alan Guttmacher Institute. This number is down significantly from the 181 independent affiliates PPFA reported in 1987. This 30% reduction in the number of affiliates has generally been driven by a need to reduce expenses through eliminating duplicate management positions and physical facilities.
For the third year in a row, PPFA reported having 875 clinics. This is well below the 938 clinics it reported in 1995. Since this number has remained unchanged for so long, STOPP tried to verify it through data provided by each of the affiliates on their respective web sites or by phone. After a thorough review in 2002, STOPP was able to identify only 846 Planned Parenthood clinics. If that, in fact, were the correct number, it would represent the lowest number of active clinics since PPFA reported having 850 in 1999.
Each year, STOPP creates a list of all the PPFA affiliates ranked by the amount of income each generates. We have done so again this year and have included a second version of the affiliate information sorted by state so that readers can readily see the information about all the Planned Parenthood affiliates in any particular state. Please view the following tables.
PDF table: www.all.org/stopp/03ipabyi.pdf
HTML table: www.all.org/stopp/03ipabyi.htm
PDF table: www.all.org/stopp/03ipabys.pdf
HTML table: www.all.org/stopp/03ipabys.htm
The largest PPFA affiliate, based upon income, is Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. (PPMM), headquartered in San Jose, Calif. This affiliate has 34 clinics in California and Nevada. PPMMs IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 indicates that its total income was $50,822,598 (line 12), which included a profit of $9,242,836 (line 18). In other words, about 18 % of its income was profit! Incredibly, this affiliate stated that it received $3,694,595 in government grants (line 1c). Now, why does the American taxpayer need to give nearly $3.7 million to an organization that has a profit of over $9.2 million? Certainly, PPMM doesnt need the government grants. Even without such grants PPMM would have still made a profit.
But there is more to this story. If one looks at line 93 of the IRS Form 990, entitled, Program service revenue, one is told to see an attached statement (14) that shows several additional sources of income including the following:
State and Local Govt Contribution $1,113,512
Thus, even more government money flows to PPMM via various government programs that apparently subsidize program services. With hefty government subsidized profits, it shouldnt surprise anyone that PPMMs president and CEO, Linda Williams, had compensation amounting to $200,625 with an additional $9,789 listed as contributions to benefit plans.
Readers are encouraged to perform a similar analysis on the tax forms of their local Planned Parenthood affiliates and then publicize the results and share them with elected representatives. American taxpayers should not be forced to support an organization that kills innocent human beings and perverts children. You can obtain these 990 IRS forms for Planned Parenthood affiliates at www.guidestar.com for free download. Pay particular attention to lines 1c, 12, 18, 21, 93f and 93g.
5) Planned Parenthoods National Headquarters
PPFA reported that its national organization (headquarters) had a total income of $65.3 million in the 2001-2002 fiscal year. That figure is $12.7 million less than the previous year. According to the PPFA 2001-2002 Annual Report, the national organization figures reflect the operations of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. (including its Political Action Committee and other segregated fund, Planned Parenthood Votes) and The Planned Parenthood Foundation. Please view the graph, Reported Planned Parenthood National Office Revenue 1987 - June 2002 at www.all.org/stopp/hqinc.pdf
STOPP found PPFAs IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year 2000-2001 posted at www.guidestar.com. Therein was listed the following information about how much several key national employees are paid:
Gloria Feldt, President: Compensation = $356,300, Benefits = $21,378, Expenses = $55,858
James Minow, VP Development: Compensation = $220,480, Benefits = $13,229
Vanessa Cullins, VP Medical Affairs: Compensation = $ 209,999
John Romo, Chief Operating Officer: Compensation = $199,212, Benefits = $11,953
Joan Coombs, VP Office of the President: Compensation = $182,000, Benefits = $8,041
Dan Rutberg, VP Information & Technology: Compensation = $173,888, Benefits = $10,433
Jeff Mechanick, VP Business Support Service: Compensation = $161,961, Benefits = $9,600
Mary Allie Stickney, VP International Program: Compensation = $160,000, Benefits = $9,300
6) Sex Education and Other Services
Of course, the drop in sex-ed attendees is good news since many of these attendees are children or teens. PPFAs entire business rests upon sex education. By teaching kids a perverted philosophy of human sexuality, PPFA breaks down natural inhibitions, which then leads to greater promiscuity. As a result, PPFA then increases its customer base for artificial birth control including abortion. A long-term effect of such education is that it tends to create citizens who will support Planned Parenthoods agenda.
STOPP offers a 102-page book by its founder, Jim Sedlak, which explains how parents can gain control of the school systems that educate their children in order to eliminate perverting sex education programs. Entitled Parent Power, it is available for free at www.all.org/stopp/pp15.htm or you can order a printed copy by calling our resources department at 866-LET-LIVE.
But the good news above needs to be tempered by some very bad news. A few years ago PPFA opened up a new front on its assault against children and parental authority its website for kids teenwire.com. The utterly disgusting nature of this web site is difficult to even talk about much less describe in print. Now, parents need to be vigilant about Planned Parenthood reaching their kids online, even in the sanctuary of their own homes. PPFA reported that, in 2002, teenwire.com received about 360,000 visits a month. Thats about 4,320,000 visits per year. Parents should consider blocking software or a filtering service such as the one available at www.afafilter.com. Insist that your schools and public libraries provide such protection as well.
For the fourth year in a row PPFAs adoption referrals to other agencies (Planned Parenthood is not an adoption agency) declined. In 2001, such referrals were down to only 1,951. Thats a 79 % decrease from what they were in 1997. Yet, during the same time period, Planned Parenthoods abortion procedures increased 29 %. In 2001, Planned Parenthood aborted about 109 babies for every one adoption referral it made to an outside agency (divide 213,026 by 1,951).
PPFA reported several other services it performed for the 2,647,423 unduplicated clients it had in 2001. This information is posted, along with similar information for the previous four years, in the following table.
PDF table: http://www.all.org/stopp/sdlast5y.pdf
HTML table: http://www.all.org/stopp/sdlast5y.htm
As that table shows, the single largest category of services at Planned Parenthood is contraception. NOTE: Most of the so-called contraceptive methods provided by Planned Parenthood, such as oral contraceptives, emergency contraception (also called the morning after pill), contraceptive injectables, contraceptive implants, and IUDs sometimes prevent the implantation in the mothers womb of a human being about 5 to 7 days old. This results in the death of a human person. Pope John Paul II refers to such products as abortifacients in section 13 of his encyclical, Evangelium Vitae. Dr. Chris Kahlenborn explains the abortifacient effects of some common types of contraception at www.ccli.org/contraception/Abortifacients.shtml. American Life League has a list of over 220 doctors that have signed a statement that the pill and emergency contraception kill. The statement is at www.all.org/news/declife.htm and the list of those who signed it is at www.all.org/news/docsigs.htm.
PPFA had 2,022,479 women clients for reversible contraception in 2001, an increase of 8.1 % from the previous year. In addition, PPFA had male contraceptive clients, sterilization clients of both sexes, and huge increase in the number of emergency contraception kits it distributed. Such kits numbered 458,892 in 2001, a 248.6 % increase over the previous year. EC kits continue to be the fastest growing part of PPFAs business in recent years. Planned Parenthood listed the following percentages for contraceptive methods chosen by its clients in 2001.
43 % Oral Contraceptives
17.9 % Emergency Contraception
11.6 % Contraceptive Injectables
11.6 % Non-Prescription Barrier Methods
8.9 % No-Method
5.4 % Other/Unknown Methods
.7 % IUDs
.5 % Prescription Barrier Methods
.1 % Contraceptive Implants
.1 % Sterilization
.1 % Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
STOPP subscribes to the truth that the sexual drive in human beings was created by God to fulfill two interrelated purposes to bring a close union between a married man and woman engaging in intimate sexual behavior (the unitive purpose of sex) and to provide a means to propagate the race (the procreative purpose of sex). We further understand that, to be true to the Natural Law that guides all human action, any act of sexual intercourse must be done within marriage and be open to both the unitive and procreative purposes. Thus, we object to Planned Parenthood facilitating sexual intercourse outside of marriage. We also object to Planned Parenthood distributing products, such as those listed above, which artificially attempt to render procreation impossible.
STOPPs plan for defeating Planned Parenthood is available at: www.all.org/stopp/plan.htm. It relies upon people opposing Planned Parenthood in their own communities. The STOPP plan is divided into sections:
This plan is based on actual experience in fighting -- and defeating -- Planned Parenthood programs, facilities and government funding via peaceful, prayerful, and legal means. In conjunction with local pro-lifers throughout the country, STOPP has been at the forefront of such battles since 1985. These tactics are proven. They work! There have been some amazing victories, but we have a long way to go. With the help of STOPPs plan, and constant prayer, you should be able to shut down Planned Parenthood in your community.
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By all means, STOPP, you should keep Planned Parenthood from being in the abortion and contaceptive businesses, as long as they receive a penny of government money.
But for crying out loud, why did you have to bring in the Natural Law argument (which, BTW, I totally agree with)? You just handed PP the ability to label you extremists, and to marginalize you. Many Americans don't buy into "sex-only-in-marriage" (they're wrong but that's not the point), and VERY FEW buy into the "Natural Law procreative-unitive argument" against contraception (again I AGREE with the argument, but again that not the point).
Is STOPP really advocating an ultimate LEGISLATIVE MANDATE of Natural Law? If I were PP, I'd sure say so, and most Americans would automatically view STOPP as a bunch of busybody religious zealots bent on enforcing their view of the world (which again I think is correct) on everyone else.
STOPP should limit its agenda to:
- Defunding all government money to PP (if individuals are nutty enough to contribute to them, you have to let them do so).
- Overturning Roe v. Wade.
You might as well argue that since making the murder of the post-born illegal has not stopped the practice, it might as well be made legal. Before abortion was legalized, very few abortions actually took place. Read some of the things early legal abortion proponents have to say on the subject--wish I could remember the name, but I remember one guy saying that the numbers both on illegal abortions and women dying from the same were grossly exaggerated in order to sway public opinion.
As far as the "extremist" pro-life views driving away "moderate" Republicans, guess what triggered my move away from the Democrat party? If you guess "their extremist view on abortion," you've got it. Check the polls: abortion does NOT have majority support. Sure, the headlines on the polls will often claim that, but when you dig in and look at the numbers, you'll find that the poll's authors have lumped in people supporting abortion in the case of rape, fetal abnormality, or immediate danger to the mother's life (which together account for less than 10% of abortions) with those who support abortion as a form of birth control, presumably because the authors didn't like the actual results of the poll.
Furthermore, the only "religious" reason I can see for people to be against abortion is that murder IS one of the ten commandments, and thus is forbidden. It is science, not the bible, that tells us that the pre-born is a living human being. I have great faith in the accuracy of science.
Fair enough, and I totally agree with her faith positions, including Natural Law. Evangelical Christians who have taken the time to understand Natural Law don't need to be Catholic to agree with her.
But if Ms. Brown thinks that she is helping the pro-life cause by simultaneously working for the end of legalized abortion AND prominently wishing (or appearing to wish) for a legal mandate for the "natural law procreative-unitive only" position regarding sex, she is (IMHO) sadly mistaken.
"If you truly want to be able to stop abortion, then you should strongly support contraceptives, because that is the only way abortions are going to be prevented.
....is the argument that PP has dishonestly used for decades.
No one can credibly argue that contraceptives aren't available to anyone who wants them. This availability hasn't slowed abortion, it has caused an INCREASE. Why? Contraceptives aren't 100% effective, and people get careless. Not to mention the obscene proliferation of STDs as a result of sexual promiscuity.
I'm not advocating banning contraceptives. But I am suggesting that mass distribution of them to teens and other non-married people is incredibly irresponsible.
There is nothing 'straw' about putting your vacuous assertion in the proper context. The issue is one of life or death, the protection of innocent individual human beings waiting to be born. The order in which unalienable rights were affrimed in the Declaration of Independence shows the proper imperative ... LIFE, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Making it illegal to murder born people hasn't eliminated that, either; is that another bad law?
What? You STILL haven't donated to the best site in the world?
If conservatives could get together and divvy up the research on nonprofits, we could generate our own PP spreadsheet. At the end of the day, we'd have a comprehensive analysis and donor exposure that would curdle the blood of the PP elites. One by one--that's how we'd have to do it. This is a research project worthy of the name.
Pew Charitable really loves the deaths of the unborn.
I wonder if Teresa Heinz Kerry and her Heinz foundation contributes to planned parenthood. I understand she is also affiliated with the Tides Foundation.
Hey buddy, get ready to duck. The fanactic who are in a rampage to control every aspect of one's personal affairs, what we can read, what movie we can see, what ABC can broadcast, the saying of "dirty" words (as though words had an inherent quality apart from the context of their uttering), and the reproductive conduct of an otherwise free person, are gonna be all over you like white on rice.
It is true that few people REALLY like freedom and liberty, if someone uses it in ways they do not like.
Are you a neocon?
Neocons strike me as people who are conservative about only one thing:
And that the neocon definition of freedom is the ability to spend their money on whatever sick and perveted and immoral vice they feel like.
People should be free to do whatever they feel like.
For example, is someone wants to improve their neighborhood by decorating fences and buildings with graffiti, busybodies should not be permitted to make laws preventing that.
And if someone wants the freedom to blast his car stereo and horn under other peoples' windows, he should be free to do so.
Freedom means anything goes, man. And if someone else doesn't like it, he should mind his own business.
None of us said any such nonsense. Do you often argue with such obvious strawmen?
LIBERTY, if you do not know, means being able to live one's life as one chooses, so long as one does not violate the life, liberty, or property of another through force or fraud.
Far too many people do as you have, and compare acts against others' lives and property to acts one performs on oneself. It is apples and oranges. Oh, and "neocon" as a pejorative is pretty much only used by leftists and Pat Buchanan. Neither one is in any way credible; nor does its use make you look intelligent.
Then you are a neocon.
And neocons are nothing more than liberals who have been mugged . . .
. . . in their wallets.
Coleus,Thanks for the update.
In this issue:
Planned Parenthood seeking more tax dollars in Idaho
A quick look at elements of the budget Bush sent to Congress
Links to recent news items on Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood / Komen connection
STOPP speaking engagements
Life saved outside Waco Planned Parenthood abortuary
Planned Parenthood seeking more tax dollars in Idaho
The Idaho Pro-Life News Network (http://www.idahochooseslife.org/IPLNN/2005/0205/021805.htm reports that Planned Parenthood and the Idaho Womens Network have managed to get a bill introduced in the Idaho Senate that would provide millions in new tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. Sen. Shawn Keogh (R-Sandpoint) and Rep. Margaret Henbest (D-Boise) are sponsoring SB1140 to expand family planning services. It calls on the Department of Health and Welfare to seek federal matching funds to establish a bigger effort aimed at providing low-income families with family planning services like education, contraceptives, counseling and sterilizations.
It calls for state appropriations of $221,000 in the first year, $300,000 in the second, and escalating tax money over five years. But this is just the tip of the ambitious money grab. Once the legislature sets aside the state moneythey want the department to go get 90% matching federal funds. That translates into over $2 million the first year, $3 million the second and escalating millions in years out. Given the fact that Planned Parenthood of Idahos total annual budget is something like $1.3 million you can see this is a huge new infusion of money with which to expand their empire. We need your help in stopping this raid on Idaho families! Members of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee will soon be considering SB1140 the Planned Parenthood Funding Bill. Please call or email these legislators to express your opposition to this abuse of Idaho taxpayers!
In the Boise area, call 332-1000. Or use the toll-free number, 1-800-626-0471
Senate Health & Welfare Committee: (Click on name to send e-mail)
You can also contact these Senate leaders about the bill:
We at STOPP congratulate the members of the pro-life community in Iowa for being involved and for spotting this bill. We encourage all STOPP supporters in Idaho to immediately take action to stop the funding of Planned Parenthood in the state.
A quick look at elements of the budget Bush sent to Congress
Planned Parenthood receives over $265 million annually from federal, state and local tax money. In addition, PP tries to work closely with many government agencies to get its agenda pushed as part of the health programs, particularly womens health programs, in the United States. Of course, Planned Parenthood is very much opposed to abstinence education, as it does not make a dime from children who refrain from all sexual activity. There are several items in the proposed Bush budget that are of interest to Planned Parenthood and, therefore, of interest to us.
Links to recent news items on Planned Parenthood
We present here each month links to recent stories about Planned Parenthood. (Note that many newspapers move web pages. The links below were working at time this report was initially sent.)
The following items concern places funding Planned Parenthood:
Pro-Life Waco (an Associate Group of American Life league), the group that successfully fought the connection between the local Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood, has opened a new offensive in its battle against Planned Parenthood. In a move that may have implications across the country, Pro-Life Waco is going after the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop its funding of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood in Waco gets $35,000 from the Komen Foundation. It is estimated that, on a national level in 2003, Planned Parenthood received a reported 21 grants totaling more than $475,000.
Pro-Life Waco has created a web site that should be useful to anyone who wants to fight the Komen/Planned Parenthood connection anywhere in the country. We encourage all our supporters to go to http://www.prolifewaco.org/Komen.htm and use the information to fight in your town.
STOPP speaking engagements
STOPPs directors, Jim Sedlak and David Bereit, regularly give talks around the country on Planned Parenthood. Our current schedule is always posted on our web site (http://www.all.org/stopp/onroad.htm). To schedule a talk in your area, please call our offices at 540-659-4171 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We have the following talks coming up in the next month, please say hello if you attend any of these talks:
Life saved outside Waco Planned Parenthood abortuary
STOPP received the following report from an avid Planned Parenthood fighter in Waco, Texas:
Yesterday at our local Planned Parenthood abortion mill (in Waco, Texas), the faithful came to the gates of hell to stand in the gap and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Because of their willingness to reach out to those who find themselves in a place where they ought not be, God moved to spare the life of precious baby made in His image.
This is how it happened. As Christians were making up the hedge around Planned Parenthood, a young Hispanic man pulled up and asked our brothers and sisters, "Is there any other abortion clinic around here?" They replied, "This is the only one." He responded, "The reason why I am here is because I just found out that my sister has a 9:30 appointment to have an abortion. I thought maybe if she sees me here, she might just change her mind." He was visibly upset.
The saints gathered about him to stand with him, pray, and to trust God for a miracle. As they were seeking the Lord about this crucial situation, lo and behold, her car pulled out of the Planned Parenthood parking lot. Seeing his sister leave the young man stated, "I'm just going to wait a little while longer just in case she decides to come back."
A little later on, he received a phone call from his wife relaying the joyous news, "Your sister is at our house and she wants to keep her baby!" With tears streaming down his face he passed the message unto those who stood with him during this trial. He personally shook hands and thanked every person who cared enough to be out there for him, his sister, and her pre-born baby.
Afterwards, Pastor Ronnie had the opportunity to minister to him and give him follow-up information that will help his sister bring the baby to term.
The saints found out later that the main reason why this woman decided to keep her baby was because she didn't want to face all those people who stood on the sidewalk representing Jesus, righteousness, and the plight of her child. Praise be to God!
IN KING JESUS' SERVICE,
Rusty Lee Thomas
STOPP supporters are urged to pray for Rustys wife Liz Thomas. Liz has been dealing with a series of life-threatening medical problems for several months. She is in the hospital and is in and out of intensive care. Please say a prayer for Liz, Rusty and their 11 children that God will grant them all the strength to come through their current trials.
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And I am sure that the Republican majority has been bolstered by the outcry against abortion and the judicial highhandedness that overturned State laws against abortion.
Why would you ban partial birth abortion?
Back when we didn't have health insurance, had only one income and were pretty doggone poor, we bought our own birth control.
Although I don't understand why your insurance wouldn't cover it - contraceptives are cheaper than prenatal care and a lot cheaper than pregnancy and birth if there are any complications.