Planned Parenthood Looks for Hard Abortion Stories to Promote Health Care Bill

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 9, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Planned Parenthood Looks for Hard Abortion Stories to Promote Health Care Bill

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 9
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Hoping to promote the Senate health care bill that funds abortions and could direct millions more to its abortion centers, Planned Parenthood is looking for stories from women of hard cases where they felt they needed an abortion for medical reason to give it a new lobbying tool.

Planned Parenthood officials sent the request via Twitter to its pro-abortion followers.

"Now more than ever, we are fighting to protect women’s health and ensure access to safe abortion," the group claimed.

"Help us tell the real story. Your story. Right now, Congress needs to hear from women who have experienced wanted pregnancies where there was a severe health risk to the fetus, causing the women to choose abortion," the abortion business continued.

"This is just the type of real and compelling story to illustrate how an abortion ban would affect women all over America," Planned Parenthood said — misleading its supporters into thinking abortion itself would be banned and not merely forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.

The request includes a lengthy form in legalese making it so people sharing their stories grant Planned Parenthood permission to use them extensively.

David Schmidt of Live Action, the pro-life group that has relied on undercover videos to expose Planned Parenthood covering up cases of sexual abuse of minors and urging them to violate parental involvement laws, called the request "idiotic."

"So let me get this right, Planned Parenthood wants stories where a human fetus faces a health risk and the solution is to kill the human fetus through abortion? Talk about health risk," he said. "Abortion is the ultimate health risk with a close to 100% success rate at ending human life."

Schmidt said the request promotes eugenics.

He says Planned Parenthood is seeking "people who wanted a perfect baby and any sign that the child may not be fully healthy would eliminate that child, not because a child was unwanted, but because that child was unwanted."

"In short, what Planned Parenthood is doing here is promoting the idea that some people are more valuable than others based on the soundness of their physical condition," Schmidt continues. "If children are unwanted, the problem lies not with the children but with a society that says it is acceptable to deny some children love and their very lives."

The Live Action advocate also says the request exposes the phoniness of Planned Parenthood’s "pro-choice" mantra.

"As much as Planned Parenthood likes to say that they support all choices, it seems like there are some choices they support more than others. Have you ever seen Planned Parenthood collect stories about a mother choosing to not kill her child or give him or her up for adoption?" he asks.

"I’ve never seen it and I doubt I ever will because that isn’t who Planned Parenthood is," he concludes.

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