Democrats and Planned Parenthood Happy to Party at Christmas

Opinion   |   Steve Aden   |   Dec 7, 2011   |   5:22PM   |   Washington, DC

All the superfluous language about “women’s reproductive health” aside, Planned Parenthood is in the business of death. They’ve built an empire by performing abortions to the tune of 300,000 a year (currently), by filling their coffers with taxpayer monies, and by securing an ever-ready defense from leftist politicians.

And what better time to celebrate death, blood money, and political cronyism than Christmas?

At least that seems to be the view of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the River Oaks Area Democratic Women, the Texas Democratic Women of Harris County, and the Bay Area Association of Democratic Women, all of whom are throwing a Dec. 8 Christmas Party at a huge abortion complex Planned Parenthood now runs in Houston, TX. (The facility is a 78,000-square-foot supercenter for abortionists that will eventually commit late-term abortions.)

After all, what goes together better than a cup of cheer and a pregnancy that was ended violently by one of Planned Parenthood’s doctors? This is the same organization that sent out “Choice On Earth” cards rejoicing in the killing of preborn children during the season in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The actual invitation for the party is addressed to “Democratic Women…and the men who love them.” And the hosts are Texas state representatives Jessica Farrar and Carol Alvarado. The party is advertised as a pot luck, where wine and soft drinks will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to “BYOB for stronger cheer.”

What’s extra sad about this party, and the location in which it’s being held, is that the facility is located “in the midst of four huge minority neighborhoods.” Looks like a bill introduced in Congress that bans groups like Planned Parenthood from making a profit on race-motivated abortions hasn’t come a moment too soon. Such a location makes it easy for Planned Parenthood to appeal to mothers who are already dependent on the government for life, and to convince them that allowing the government to pick up the tab for death isn’t such a bad thing either. (Of course, the abortion mill will keep a little bit of the funding for themselves, too.)

When the facility opened in June 2010, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said, “It’s not about the building; it’s about people’s lives; it is not about women, it is about families; and it’s not about what we do here today, it’s about our future.”

Never were less-true words spoken. For it is about life, it is about women, it is about families, and our future is at peril via the deaths Planned Parenthood celebrates now.

So there’s going to be a Christmas party at Planned Parenthood in Houston. It’s a safe bet the little drummer boy will not be present, nor will wise men bring frankincense and myrrh. After all, I doubt Mary and Joseph would be honored there for the great pains they took to be sure their baby could be born alive and remain that way. Note: Steve Aden is the Senior Legal Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. This article originally appeared in Town Hall and is reprinted with permission.