Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Drops “Choice on Earth” Christmas Cards

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 3, 2010   |   6:52PM   |   Washington, DC

The national Planned Parenthood abortion business formerly sold “Choice on Earth” Christmas cards in prior years but appears to have dropped them, perhaps due to poor sales or criticism.

Jill Stanek, the pro-life nurse and blogger, noticed the abortion business did not offer them over the last two years and doesn’t have plans to have the cards rolled out in time for this year’s Christmas sales season.

When first offering them in 2002, then-PP CEO Gloria Feldt became belligerent about the negative public reaction, stating, “Our supporters are so energized by the vicious criticism of our holiday card that we’re printing additional cards and limited-edition ‘choice on Earth’ T-shirts.”

Sales must have slowed from there. If my accounting is correct, PP failed to even offer their cards in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Planned Parenthood instead ran a Choice on Earth Christmastime fundraising campaign. That came on December 17th, so there is still time for the abortion business to offend Christians this season.

But, Stanek noted at least one local affiliate of the abortion business is trotting out the cards for its supporters. Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania  is selling a card featuring a 70s-looking motif of birds that appear to have come right out of the Partridge Family show. With the phrase “Choice on earth” adorning the front side of the light-blue-colored card, the inside features the nondescript greeting, “Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.”

Stanek also found another local Planned Parenthood affiliate with a Christmas offering — though Planned Parenthood of North Florida is offering individual cookies for sale with the Planned Parenthood logo on the outside wrapper in a way that makes them look like a condom package.

“Maybe hook-ups taken by surprise when opening these little square package will stop what they’re doing and eat a cookie instead,” Stanek deadpans.

The offerings follow news carried by that Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in Alaska is selling holiday gift certificates at the Mitzvah Mall this Sunday at an event sponsored by pro-abortion Jewish congregation Beth Sholomin in Anchorage, Alaska. The gift certificates can’t be used to purchase abortions but Stanek says it makes Planned Parenthood look hypocritical, as if they suddenly think something is wrong with abortion in this context but not elsewhere.

“That’s just an accounting charade, but what does it matter anyway? Why is it not ok to donate for abortions?” Stanek says.