Ohio Foundation Gives 5K to Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 30, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Ohio Foundation Gives 5K to Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 30
, 2008

Cincinnati, OH (LifeNews.com) — An Ohio foundation has given $5,000 to Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Ohio, a Cincinnati-area abortion business. The CareSource Foundation gave the grant to the abortion center even though it is the subject of a lawsuit over allegedly breaking the state’s parental involvement law.

The grants, which CareSource also gave to other local businesses and agencies, are meant to go to groups involved in one of three areas of concern: issues of the uninsured, critical children’s health trends and community health issues.

CareSource Foundation’s grant reportedly went to PPSO to "support the Butler County Prenatal Health Center" but pro-life advocates note that it is a local affiliate of the business that does 25 percent of the abortions nationwide.

The grants are meant to help promote "healthy birth outcomes."

Paula Westwood, the director of Right to Life of Cincinnati, told LifeNews.com she is very disappointed by the grant.

"As an abortion provider, Planned Parenthood cannot on the one hand kill unborn babies and at the same time support unborn babies’ care," she said.

She is urging local pro-life advocates to contact CareSource and "and request that they consider awarding such funding to one or more of the many pregnancy help centers in the greater Cincinnati area which offer no-cost assistance to pregnant women and their babies."

Jim Sedlak of STOPP International, a Planned Parenthood watchdog group, also noticed the objectionable grant.

"Apparently, the CareSource Foundation considers abortion as a healthy birth outcome," he said.

The grant also comes as a surprise because, earlier this month, the Ohio Supreme Court held a hearing in a case involving a secret abortion on a 14-year-old girl who was a victim of rape. A Cincinnati couple is upset their daughter had an abortion at PPSO without their knowledge or consent as required by state law.

The girl’s parents filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio for violating the state’s parental notification law by not telling them of her abortion, which may have been coerced.

The girl in the case provided an incorrect phone number to Planned Parenthood officials for notification. Instead of giving the abortion center her parents’ phone, she gave the number for her 22-year-old boyfriend — her soccer coach John Haller.

Haller started having sexual relations with the teenager when she was 13 and he was eventually convicted in 2004 of sexual battery and spent three years in prison. He signed off on the abortion instead of the teen’s father.

The parents filed a lawsuit that began the series of court actions and alleged Planned Parenthood violated state law, failed to get proper informed consent, and failed to report a suspected case of child abuse to authorities.

In their suit against Planned Parenthood, the teen’s parents want it to turn over to their attorney the abortion records of all women under the age of 18 to determine if there have been other cases and to show how the abortion business handles them.

ACTION: Contact the CareSource Foundation and urge it to rescind the grant and not give any further grants to Planned Parenthood. Use the following link for contact information – https://www.csmg-online.com/en/Contactus/default.htm

Related web sites:
Right to Life of Cincinnati – https://www.cincinnatirighttolife.org

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