Planned Parenthood Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Guide: Promote Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 25, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation Guide: Promote Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 25
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — When Americans gather around their dinner tables with friends and family tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving, they will catch up on the latest family chatter and probably talk about sports and the weather. But, Planned Parenthood’s president has a suggestion for those who need a topic for discussion.

In an email today to supporters of the abortion business, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards unveiled her own Thanksgiving dinner conversation guide.

"I don’t know how things are at your Thanksgiving table, but in my house we don’t just make small talk," she writes, saying she is "committed to having real conversations" that invariably turn to abortion. It is Thanksgiving "conversations like these that help" promote her pro-abortion agenda, she says, suggesting that abortion advocates follow her lead.

"If your family is anything like mine, you’ll want to be prepared to converse thoughtfully. Here’s some help — a guide to dinner table conversation," Richards says.

Richards links to a Planned Parenthood web page urging members to help their family "avoid dirty politics by sticking to these points. If ‘turkey talk’ turns to health care reform, stand ready — we’ve got you covered."

The page lists several talking points on the topic of abortion funding in health care that covers the Stupak amendment added to the House government-run bill to remove abortion funding and the phony Capps amendment Harry Reid put in the Senate bill to include massive abortion funding in it.

"If Uncle Bill wants to debate, here are a few points he will have a tough time responding to: Stupak amounts to nothing less than an unacceptable ‘middle-class abortion ban,’" Planned Parenthood advises saying. "If this bill becomes law, millions of middle class women will be prohibited from buying, through the exchange, private insurance that covers abortion, a legal medical procedure."

The Planned Parenthood page urges activists to tell their family that some members of the House who supported the Stupak amendment are experiencing "buyer’s remorse" and that "President Obama has indicated the Stupak goes too far."

"Members of Congress have been saying in public interviews that they didn’t realize the impact of Stupak before they voted for this proposal. Now that they have come to fully appreciate the impact of the Stupak ban, they are indicating that Stupak went to far," it continues.

The Thanksgiving dinner conversation suggestion page urges activists to tell their family that health care reform "must include abortion" and that "Planned Parenthood must be part of the Exchange."

Richards says the conversation guide is great for responding to occasions where "Aunt Gladys asks you questions," but given polls showing most Americans oppose being forced to pay for abortions under their health care plan, Richards’s suggestions for answer may give Americans an upset stomach.

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