No matter how challenging this struggle to defend the human person becomes, there is one stunning aspect of it that never ceases to disgust me. And that is the actions and influences of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The recent causes of personal nausea come from a variety of news reports including a Houston, Texas, item detailing the opening of a new Planned Parenthood facility. “The $26 million project, dubbed Prevention Park, is the largest Planned Parenthood administrative and medical facility in the nation. It also serves as the headquarters for 12 clinics—10 in Texas and two in Louisiana.”
According to a local television news report, the dedication of the building included a “prayer service” and the building was actually defined as “sacred and holy ground.” Now in case that is a somewhat disturbing piece of trivia, please note that while it appears to be perfectly acceptable for Planned Parenthood to conduct a “religious” service within the walls of an establishment that your tax dollars and mine are funding, such would not be the case if a Christian football coach at the local public high school wanted to lead his team in prayer.
Houston Coalition for Life reported in an e-mail to our office after leading a protest at the new facility: “This was a truly sacrilegious prayer service, certainly not invoking God our Almighty Father. So, Planned Parenthood, the number one killer of unborn children in the womb, who is your god?”
To which most of us would respond, I believe his name is Satan. And the evil one’s newest playground is Prevention Park, a place where developing preborn babies are prevented from being born, young expectant mothers are prevented from hearing about their own child’s development and school children are prevented from understanding that Planned Parenthood’s various products are accompanied with the threat of sexually transmitted diseases, various forms of cancer and possibly death. Prevention Park—a synonym for lies.
Another of Planned Parenthood’s faith principles is that education should be one-sided or not exist at all and their influence is everywhere. Take the current case inNorfolk, Virginia, as an example. Some of us at American Life League watched a news report detailing events surrounding the suspension of Oakwood Elementary School Principal Sheila Tillett Holas. It seems school officials are investigating an elementary school staff member’s use of “4-inch-long plastic fetus dolls” as part of a project for third, fourth and fifth grade students.
During the news report, which we would encourage you to watch, there are terms used that truly boggle the mind. Here we are in the United States of America, where adult citizens involved in educating our children and transmitting information over the airwaves are supposed to be enlightened, intelligent and capable of providing essential information with clarity. One would think that such people would understand such basic facts as fetal development. Well, if you listen to the newscaster, her report begs the question, “Oh, really?”
The reporters use terms such as “fetus dolls,” “fetus figures” and “squishy flesh-life figures” to describe the fetal model known as Precious One. The model of the twelve-weeks-old preborn child is described by the designers at Heritage House as “the most realistic 12-week fetal model ever developed. Its beautiful detail, softness and weight can really move hearts and change minds! Each baby includes a free full-color development card describing the first trimester of life.”
Well, someone should have told this to the “outraged” school officials and the apparently ill-informed news reporters in Norfolk including the reporter from WAVY who instead described it this way:
An anti-abortion card was handed out with the dolls that read: “Some people think that my life began at birth, but my life’s journey began long before I was born.’ Norfolk schools Spokeswoman Elizabeth Thiel Mather said that the dolls were not authorized instruction materials.” … “We’re very concerned because these weren’t authorized obviously by the curriculum,” said Mike Spencer, another Norfolk schools spokesperson. “We’ve taken some pretty aggressive steps.”
One of those aggressive steps was not, according to what we have learned, investigating the authenticity of the fetal model.
LifeNews interviewed pro-life registered nurse and blogger Jill Stanek, who brilliantly put this in perspective, calling the outrage “so ridiculous and beyond the pale.”
She pointed out quotes from school board officials, such as School Board Chairman Stephen Tonelson, who said, “It is hard to imagine that we would have an employee who believes it would be appropriate to share plastic fetus dolls with students in one of our schools.”
Board member Kirk Houston Sr. added: “Very life-like, and it’s a pro-life tool. To be quite honest, that is so incredible to me, that a staff member would do something so … entirely inappropriate and unacceptable. [Board members] were all pretty dumbfounded.”
Stanek responded, “What’s the difference between this doll and any other baby doll? Yet here are incredibly obtuse quotes from school board members.’”
Right on, Jill! Further, one wonders what would have happened if the same school staff person had been assisting a Planned Parenthood presenter as he was providing a condom demonstration instead of a fetal model to the children. Would the outrage be the same?
Obviously, this is right in line with PP’s creed that it is a woman’s right to never know or see her preborn baby. This is also why PP has launched a series of rallies in four Florida cities to pressure Florida Governor Crist to veto legislation that would require abortion providers to show an expectant mother an ultrasound prior to killing her baby.
“It’s bad legislation,” said Sue Idtensohn, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando. “It’s mandating something that doctors and their patients should decide on their own. What other medical procedure would lawmakers try to force people to undergo?”
Clearly, the Planned Parenthood mantra, karma or whatever one might call it is devoid of truth, respect for human dignity and basic decency. The only way to get rid of this cancerous pox on our society is exposure, and that is why if you are reading this you need to subscribe to Stop Planned Parenthood International’s (STOPP) Wednesday STOPP Report. Don’t delay, as the soul you might protect from this wickedness may well be a member of your own family. To subscribe, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.