The root of the abortion issue

 

The abortion issue is really so simple. It’s not the complicated, indecipherable, and ultra-personal thing Planned Parenthood tries to tell you it is. Head over to Live Action to read my latest post on this topic.

The Thin Mints are calling

It’s that time of year again. Your doorbell rings and instead of a Bible-toting guy in a suit or a sketchy salesperson, you find cute little Girl Scouts politely offering you cookies. They are some of the best cookies after all – how can you resist that smiling face? Sadly, I’ve found out too much about Girl Scouts USA to knowingly support them anymore. Read on to find out why.

*Please be warned that this article contains topics which may not be suitable for children.

The main reason I will no longer support Girl Scouts is because GSUSA has a long history with Planned Parenthood (America’s abortion giant) and their agenda. 

  • Betty Freidan (co-founder of National Organization for Women and NARAL – both radical supporters of abortion) joined the GSUSA board in 1970 and removed the word “loyalty” from the Girl Scout oath in 1972.
  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is mentioned in“Family planning: meeting challenges, promoting choices” by Pramilla Senanayake which states:

“This project began in 1990 with funding provided by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)… It is co-ordinated by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Assembly of Youth, theWorld Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Young Women’s Christian Assocation (YWCA).

Training youth leaders in communication, sex education, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), pregnancy, sexual relations, childbirth, child care, etc.; “

  • A Girl Scout leadership manual presented 9-12 year olds with the opportunity of visiting Planned Parenthood to “learn about health issues” in a puberty workshop.
  • “MEdia” Journey Book designed for girls ages 11-14 included a link to womensmediacenter.com – an organization who partners with this lovely list provided by honestgirlscouts.com (which was curiously removed after this was brought to GSUSA’s attention)

womensmediacenterpartners

  •  And one of the biggest controversies over this was when the Planned Parenthood brochure titled “Happy, Healthy, and Hot” was distributed at a conference hosted by GSUSA. I’m not even going to talk about what was in that. You can see for yourself at that link.

The CEO of GSUSA admitted this herself:

Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood worker wrote further about this and revealed more details as a person who saw what happened. Read her side here and here.

From the mouths of former Girl Scouts…

 

What many people are conflicted about with this controversy is that individual chapters decide what organizations to partner with. That means not all of them go out and are involved with Planned Parenthood. Many chapters are involved with churches and other great places that really do teach girls good things. However, anytime money is sent back to headquarters, you now know exactly what it’s supporting. That is something I cannot justify doing.

Learn more about this connection at Honest Girl Scouts and Speak Now Girl Scouts.

In the end, I refuse to support Girl Scouts not only because of their partnership with Planned Parenthood (and other similar organizations) , but also because of the role models they present to the young girls of America. Girls need to know that they don’t have to be “hot” to be amazing young women. We are worth so much more: more than our bodies, and more than the standards of the leftist feminists of the US. Our beautiful young girls – our future – are being swept into an organization which has the potential of changing then into young women who define themselves by their bodies. We. Deserve. Better.

If you, your daughter, your friend, or someone you know is part of Girl Scouts, please pass this message on. Tell her she’s worth more. There are other organizations (such as American Heritage Girls or Little Flowers) which promote the true dignity of girls and women.

P.S. If you can’t stand to be without GS cookies, never fear! I found this recipe for Thin Mints on Pinterest 🙂

P.P.S. I did not include all the details on this controversy because of the graphic nature of the content. Please contact me of you would like more info. Be sure to check out the links I included too!

 

 

The Mother of Birth Control: See for Yourself

Margaret Sanger, the woman responsible for much of the development of the modern birth control pill, was a terrifying woman. Not only did she want to make the world dependent on birth control, but she wanted to exterminate “undesirable” (black, minority) people by forcing sterilization, birth control, and family size limits. The woman had some terribly twisted views of the human person. See for yourself in this interview:

Tonya Reaves Dies, Thanks to Planned Parenthood

Tonya Reaves (Credit: Facebook)
Tonya Reaves, pronounced dead after abortion at Planned Parenthood

Last Friday, Tonya Reaves went to Planned Parenthood to have a cervical dilation and evacuation abortion procedure, and never made it home. She died in a hospital 12 hours after her procedure took place. Why? Abortion is a “safe and legal” procedure, right? Wrong.

Tonya went to America’s largest abortion chain for a second trimester abortion. Being that far along highly increased her risk of complications; something they may or may not have told her. Her family was heartbroken when they heard the news, as they hadn’t even know where Tonya had been. “It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone,” says her twin sister, Toni. Her family begged for answers, receiving none from Planned Parenthood. And now we know why.

New documents uncovered about this case reveal Planned Parenthood’s failure to assist Tonya following her abortion. She apparently suffered heavy bleeding after her procedure, but was not attended to until five hours later when an ambulance was called. 5 hours.  Um, who the heck leaves a suffering bleeding woman unattended for 5 hours? [Yeah, Planned Parenthood did.]

After she was taken to the ER, doctors there were not informed about her complications.  Dr. James Anderson, M.D. tells us:

“I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.”

This delay eventually cost Tonya her life. She had been hemorrhaging, which wasn’t caught early enough by ER doctors (because PP didn’t tell them anything). After ultrasounds in the ER, they eventually found that Tonya’s uterus had been perforated, and her abortion had been incomplete, leading to more bleeding, and further complications.

After all that happened, Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO Carole Brite issued a statement saying:

“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient.”

While I assume most health care workers care about their patients, Planned Parenthood neglected a suffering woman, and caused her to die. Is that really caring? Her abortionist left her with a perforated uterus, an incomplete abortion, bleeding and alone. For 5 hours. Tonya’s family has obtained an attorney, and will possibly file a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood.

Will you help me spread the word about the danger of Planned Parenthood?

Dear Planned Parenthood – When Does Life Begin?

Earlier today I posted this picture on the Planned Parenthood’s Facebook Page…

…and let’s just say I don’t plan on doing that again anytime soon. I’ve posted links and had conversations on their wall before, but this must have really hit a chord in people’s hearts because it garnered a grand total of 403 comments in a couple hours. Wow.

I’ve heard the pro-choice rhetoric, the cuss words, the false accusations, the lies, the non-arguments, etc. But the people who were commenting on this were plain illogical. They started out saying that life begins at the picture in the top right corner, or the one after that: the first representing an unborn baby past the point of viability, and the second after birth. Then someone decided to point out that the picture on the top row second from the left looks like a shrimp (slightly creepy and twisted), and that they were now hungry for shrimp. Ew. Comparing an incredibly complex and beautiful human being to coconut and garlic shrimp is not cool. At all.

1. Our physical lives begin when our physical bodies begin to exist. That is the moment of fertilization: not when we’re considered “viable” or after birth.

2. When I asked them to elaborate on this point, and when they thought life begins, I received this shining example of pro-“choice” logic:

“When something no longer needs to be attached to something else either with or without their consent in order to survive.”

So, wait a second, we’re not considered to be alive if we depend on something else to survive?!?! No way! ‘Cause we sort of rely on a lot of things like food and water to survive…..This person even went on to say that life begins when we can breathe. I asked her if she believed a person on a ventilator qualified as being alive, and she said….wait for it….no. We’re not alive if we’re on a ventilator, because apparently we’re only alive if we can breathe on our own. Huh? This takes the cake for most illogical statement of the day award! I’ve heard it many times before, but it is so illogical, I had to include it.

Some other gems of comments in response to “When Does Life Begin?”:

“Life starts when I say so, B***h!” 

“When a woman chooses it’s time for her to bring forth life.”

“Technically a fetus isn’t a person or citizen until it gets a birth certificate, so I would say after it is born.” 

“The word “life” is a multi-meaning word, it means many different things to different people. Maybe you’d have better luck brainwashing…a sunday school class full of gullible six year olds.”

“Life is a fuzzy concept.”

Now maybe I’m being too simplistic, but life and death are black and white to me. Life is not a fuzzy concept when you have science and logic on your side. Maybe I’m being harsh, I don’t know, but life is life, and death is death as far as I know. Abortion kills an innocent person, and that is wrong. Is that really too hard to understand?

After this part of the conversation, it moved on to people saying that “any woman who has an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage is committing a murder, and should be tried for involuntary manslaughter.” And this is where I just have to sigh and pray for these people. I tried explaining, but alas! These brains filled with pro-“choice” mantra were impervious to the facts of life. I will go more into this in a later post.

I am not “all-knowing”, but I can tell you this: no matter what people tell me about abortion, and when life begins, it will not change the scientific fact that life begins at the moment of fertilization and that each and every life deserves a lifetime. I wish I could learn from these people what their stories are, and why they think how they do, but all I get are new cuss words.

This is one reason why I read the book “UnPlanned” by Abby Johnson, and why I go on abortion blogs and Facebook pages every so often: I believe we have to understand the opposing side in order to defeat them. We have to see exactly what Satan has infiltrated hearts with to see how we can then be a tool of Christ in turning those same hearts back to Him who created us. I sure didn’t learn much from this post because all it was were empty pieces of rhetoric I’ve heard before. These “arguments” are getting rather old.

I pray for everyone involved in that comment thread, as there were some very troubled people who desperately need God’s mercy and love. Please join me in praying for them, and never, ever stop standing up for what you believe in, no matter how much heat you get from the other side. You never know how God will use you. Metal is put through fire to make it strong. God puts us through tough times to solidify our beliefs, bring others to Him, and strengthen our resolve. Let us begin.

Let’s go Komen!!

I was so happy this afternoon to log onto my Facebook account and see numerous news stories about Susan G. Komen defunding the largest abortion chain in America – Planned Parenthood. I’ve wanted to support Komen for a while now, but have refused to because of their support of abortion. Seeing as abortion contributes toward breast cancer, it never made sense that Komen would support an organization causing what they’re fighting against.

I went to Komen’s Facebook page  and wrote a little thank you to them. As I scrolled down the page, I saw so many rude comments from people who said they would no longer support Komen because of this. Wow. I, for one, and rather happy about this happening.

Planned Parenthood, as you can imagine is VERY UPSET about loosing around $700,000. They said that Komen is “bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists” but that really doesn’t have much to do with it. Komen indicates that funds were cut off because of a “newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations that are under investigation by local, state or federal authorities.” Planned Parenthood is under investigation right now, thanks to places like Live Action, so Komen has removed funding for that reason.

News stories indicate that Komen may go back to supporting PP depending on the outcome of the investigation. Some pro-lifers have chosen to continue to not support Komen because of that. Well, that’s ridiculous.  Right now is the time when we as pro-lifers must STAND UP and SUPPORT Komen in their decision! Let’s show them our support NOW, because guess what? If you support them now, they will think twice before going back to funding abortion. They will know that going back to funding abortion would cause them to loose a valuable asset: our voices, and our support.

Please visit Komen’s Facebook page, and leave them a note saying that you are happy about their decision to stop funding abortion, and that you will now happily support them. Give them a call at 1-877 GO KOMEN, or send them an email through their website.

Raise up your voices, and let Komen know that we support their decision to stop funding abortion, and that we will stand with them as long as they continue to fight for life, not against it. Let’s go Komen!

Human Rights Day

If you didn’t know already, Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America, and has no problem with the murder of innocent babies. They also have no problem hiding abuse, and giving women false medical information. Don’t believe me? Check out these undercover videos which show them doing just that.

Anyway, Planned Parenthood posted on their Facebook page yesterday about “Human Rights Day”. The page their post links to says:

“Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community”

Really?!?! ‘Cause last I heard, Planned Parenthood still supports abortion. Did they suddenly have a change of heart? Well, I’m pretty sure they didn’t change their mind, unless they were brainwashed by aliens. I haven’t heard of any alien sightings recently, but I like the idea! I rest my case – they’re just a little confused about human rights. If they really thought we all had equal human rights, then they would not be okay with killing babies.

“On Human Rights Day 2011, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders” 

Well, gee, thanks! I guess they must be paying tribute those involved in the pro-life movement, since we are the ones defending human rights. We defend the right of babies to be born, and the right of women to be told the truth about abortion. What rights does PP support? Hmmm, the “right” to kill your baby, and the “right” to live irresponsible lives that lead to abortion.

So, Happy Belated Human Rights Day from a person who believes we all have the right to live to everyone who really supports human rights – the right to be born and be given the truth. Carpe diem!