In 2013: Keep Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Business

National   |   Defend Life   |   Dec 14, 2012   |   5:29PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is trying to give itself a public image makeover. Patricia Bainbridge is determined that America’s largest abortion pro­vider and most vocal proponent of abortion won’t get away with it.

“Planned Parenthood is and al­ways has been about changing the way people view human sexuality,” the chairman of Human Life Inter­national said at a Defend Life-spon­sored talk in Ellicott City October 19.

In great part, said Bainbridge, they have succeeded in debasing our culture to the point where, for most teens and young adults (not to men­tion adults in general), sex is “just another recreational activity.”

But there has been push back.

“For the first time in their his­tory, Planned Parenthood is running scared,” Bainbridge declared. Undercover exposés by Live Ac­tion and other groups have revealed Planned Parenthood employees giv­ing false information to “clients” and aiding and abetting “pimps” in ex­ploiting underage girls.

States have defunded Planned Parenthood to a total of $61 million. So the abortion organization is working hard to transform its im­age from mass baby-killer to kindly health care provider.

Never mind that 97.6 percent of its services to pregnant females are abortions. Or that Planned Parenthood Fed­eration of America’s Fact Sheet re­ported committing 329,445 surgical abortions in 2010. PPFA is now calling its clinics “health centers,” asserting that they provide a great variety of health ser­vices, of which abortion is only a miniscule part—3 percent, to be ex­act, said Bainbridge.

Their clinic on Howard Street in Baltimore, for example, is now the “Baltimore City Health Center,” according to Planned Parenthood of Maryland’s website. Bainbridge noted that Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parent­hood clinic director in Texas, calls the 3 percent claim “a gimmick.”

“That number is actually clos­er to 12 percent, but strategically skewed by unbundling family plan­ning services so that each patient shows anywhere from 5 to 20 “vis­its” per appointment (i.e., 12 packs of birth control equals 12 visits), and doing the opposite with abortion vis­its, bundling them together so that each appointment equals one visit,” explains Johnson.

At, a long list of “General Health Care Services” includes items such as cho­lesterol screening, flu vaccines, and thyroid screening, which your local Planned Parenthood clinic “may” provide (call first to make sure, they advise).

“Most of these services you can get at your local mall,” Bainbridge observed: “In Maryland alone there are at least a dozen county health clinics that offer these services free.”

One of Planned Parenthood’s most notorious tactics is their claim that they perform mammograms when, in fact, not one of their clin­ics does; they merely refer clients to other facilities for them.

“I’m sick and tired of President Obama and others going around and saying, ‘Oh, if we defund Planned Parenthood, women won’t be able to get mammograms!” Bainbridge fumed.

In the meantime, Planned Par­enthood works tirelessly and aggres­sively to propagandize children and teens and thus build its customer base for contraception and abortion.

“Planned Parenthood really be­lieves there are no rights or wrongs with any sexual behavior, as long as it is consensual,” said Bainbridge.

Masturbation, oral sex, sod­omy—they’re all okay. In a book touted by Planned Par­enthood, Girls and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy, an associate of the discred­ited “sexologist” Alfred Kinsey, the question is asked, “Are necrophilia [sex with a corpse] and bestiality [sex with an animal] okay?” The answer: it depends on your point of view.

Planned Parenthood recruits college students by organizing campus groups called Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood (there are groups at Towson University, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland College Park). At Vox events, said Bainbridge, “They have tables with ‘goodies,’ such as penis-shaped lollipops.”

Planned Parenthood is on Face­book, Twitter, You Tube and Smart Phones. They also run “Safe is Sexy” spots on MTV, VH1, TBS and the Internet, appealing to their young audience with shock humor. One shows a cartoon couple hav­ing sex in bed, with two “angels” sit­ting on the bedpost behind them. The male “angel” has a moral concern: does the guy in bed have “protection”?

“That’s blasphemy, as far as I’m concerned!” Bainbridge exclaimed.

Another spot shows an actual (not cartoon) man wearing a con­dom with his penis hanging out of his pants, proudly sauntering all over public places as people stare at him. The voice-over cautions that you should be proud to wear a condom, but save it for sexually intimate oc­casions.

In addition to their own website and materials, Planned Parenthood receives support and advocacy from 140 organizations, including the Girl Scouts, the American Red Cross, the YWCA, and the Children’s Defense Fund. The entertainment media and magazines also help Planned Parent­hood spread their message.

“Even the October 2012 Family Circle magazine had a favorable arti­cle on them!” bemoaned Bainbridge. The article was titled, “How to Have the Sex Talk with your Teen.”



“All month long, we’re teaming up with Planned Parenthood to bring you advice on this essential conversa­tion,” Family Circle told its readers.

Bainbridge offers this advice to pro-lifers who want to expose and oppose Planned Parenthood:

  • Know the facts and be able to document them. Study their annual reports, monitor them on Facebook and on their web­site. Do internet searches on them.
  • Sign up for their mailing list if you’re comfortable with that.
  • Know where their centers are and where their fundraising events are being held, and be there to hand out information.
  • Know which politicians support them, and who is on your local Planned Parenthood Board of Directors and expose them.
  • Know your audience—friend, family, fellow Catholic, “cafe­teria Catholic”—and gear your argument toward them.
  • Don’t focus on Margaret Sanger; they will say, “That was then, this is now.” Stick with what Planned Parenthood is doing today.
  • Use scientific facts. Don’t say, “I believe life begins at concep­tion”; say, “Life begins at con­ception.”

Finally, Bainbridge urged, take heart from the advice of Archbishop Charles Chaput: “If we stand up to evil, we may lose. If we don’t stand up to evil, we will lose.”

Reprinted with permission from the Defend Life Nov. – Dec. 2012 newsletter.