A Texas school board in a school district near Fort Worth, Texas is coming under fire for having a partnership with the Planned Parenthood abortion business.Parents are outraged by the association a school district would have the abortion giant and they are speaking out.
Their outrage should serve as a reminder to all parents to check to see if their own school district works in any capacity with the largest abortion business in the nation.
What seemed like a simple piece of district housekeeping became a hotly contested debate as Crowley ISD trustees considered renewal of the district’s contract with Communities in Schools for a seventh year. Its partnerships with Planned Parenthood and Common Core were called into question during the public comment portion of the meeting.
When the dust cleared, the board approved the contract 5-1, with trustee Sybil Lane voting against it, and Sherri Whiting absent from the meeting.
Faith Bussey, of Arlington, not only called into question Planned Parenthood’s large abortion industry, but recent news reports charging that some Planned Parenthood workers, mandatory reporters of neglect, as well as physical and sexual abuse, had not been reporting cases of rape and incest in their abortion clientele.
Citing a 12-year research study by Denton-based pro-life organization Life Dynamics, Inc., Bussey said she felt giving students access to Planned Parenthood would be “damaging to young girls.”
Bussey said she was not asking for the district to discontinue it’s association with CIS, but asked if CIS could consider another provider, one that does not provide abortions, to take the place of Planned Parenthood.
Trustee Ryan Ray he had no problem with CIS’ Planned Parenthood partnership, stating the agency is a major purveyor of women’s healthcare.
“I think it’s a good partnership and helps keep kids in schools. CIS helps kids solve the problems they have in their lives outside of the classroom and that keeps them in the classroom so I have no reason to object.”
“Even one percent of our students is too much for me to vote to send to Planned Parenthood when we can send them to another agency which does not give referrals for abortions,” she said, asking if CIS could partner with a different agency if the district wanted to sever ties with Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood continues receiving taxpayer funds despite recent annual report documents showing it remains the nation’s biggest abortion business and provides few options for pregnant women other than abortions.
According to their annual report [PDF], Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions in 2012—almost 80,000 more than they performed in 2005. That’s about one every 95 seconds, every day of the year. The report shows 149 abortions for every adoption referral Planned Parenthood makes and it made $170 million from abortions.
One of the most glaring numbers was the steep decline in prenatal services-a 31.97 percent decline from the prior year. In addition, Planned Parenthood’s highly touted cancer screening services dropped 14.22 percent from the 2011 numbers.
ACTION: Contact Crowly ISD at https://www.crowley.k12.tx.us/domain/33