by Steven Ertelt
December 14, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood sent an email "holiday" greeting on Friday to its pro-abortion members nationwide with the message "Choice on Earth." Surprisingly, the nation’s largest abortion business has yet to promote sales of its Christmas cards with the same offensive message.
The greeting comes from Cecile Richards, the president of the pro-abortion group.
"As I reflect upon the past year and consider the next, I can’t help but feel a sense of good will," Richards writes. "Good will toward the women, men, and families that we serve. Good will toward you, my Planned Parenthood family."
"And good, determined will to accomplish the work that lies ahead in the new year," Richards adds.
The greeting closes with an image of the Earth and the message, "Choice on Earth. From all of us at Planned Parenthood, we wish you a peaceful holiday season."
Yet, the email contains a link to a donation page but no mention of the Christmas cards the group has normally promoted in similar messages in previous years.
LifeNews.com profiled the cards earlier this month. They feature six different designs and the ability to customize a message on the inside of the card.
Cards, envelopes and imprinting are all included in the price of $36.00 per pack of 25.
The cards feature messages ranging from the yearly "Choice on Earth" (with gold snowflakes on a purple background or golden birds on a tree branch) to "Seasons Greetings" (featuring a pink background and a white silhouette of a parent and child) and "Happy Planning for the New Year" (with a parent hold a child’s hand).
One version of the sacrilegious "Choice on Earth" card features two Christian doves holding an olive branch.
Pro-life advocate Jill Stanek told Lifenews.com she finds the cards patently offensive.
"Since 1994 Planned Parenthood has enjoyed poking Christians with sticks at Christmas, mocking the birth of Jesus with their unique holiday greeting cards," Stanek says. "This year Planned Parenthood offers the same ole same ole "Choice on Earth" options along with a lie for good measure — pretending to like children."
Stanek noted that former Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt said the abortion group’s supporters were "energized by the vicious criticism of our holiday card."
That energy appears to have faded.
"I’m not seeing much attention paid to PP’s cards this year. They’ve apparently become blase," Stanek concludes.