Sunday, March 27, 2005

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Death on Good Friday—in Churches

On Good Friday, Planned Parenthood's Web site touted an inspirational message for its supporters: "Takin' It to the Church!" It's illustrated by the graphic at left—a cross-less church dwarfed by huge morning-after pills.

The article by Heather Merriam—apparently the same Heather Merriam who has such respect for Christendom that she touted the post-election map deriding America as "Jesusland"—tells of Planned Parenthood's turning houses of prayer into temples of Moloch:

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington (PPCW), headquartered in Yakima, has express health centers located in what you might call nontraditional locations. At an express health center, clients who are short on time and do not require a table examination can quickly pick up their birth control medication or get contraceptive advice.

Two are located in churches. Both the United Methodist and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have PPCW express health centers.
By "birth control medication," Planned Parenthood means the morning-after pill, so-called emergency contraception, which in fact causes abortion, destroying a new life.

In true Margaret Sanger eugenics style, Planned Parenthood's church-based clinics are targeted where they can best prevent minorities and the poorest of the poor from reproducing—in this case, illegal immigrants and migrant workers. Merriam writes:
In order to reach out to large, undocumented populations in rural areas, getting a federal grant wasn't enough. PPCW had to think out of the box.

These churches are in small communities like White Swan, where there are many migrant farm workers who would otherwise have no access to reproductive health care.
The placement of the clinics and the choice of venue hearkens back to the Negro Project, Sanger's first full-scale effort to prevent minorities from polluting her dream of a "race of thoroughbreds." As Sanger wrote in 1939 to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble of Procter & Gamble, then the director of the Southern region of what would become Planned Parenthood:
The minister’s work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the [Birth Control] Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Even if one accepts the modern-day Planned Parenthood's explanation that Sanger did not want the accusation of genocide to go out because it was simply not true, Sanger's words betray her cynical and patronizing belief that black clergy could be manipulated. That same cynicism runs through Planned Parenthood's efforts to infiltrate churches today. From Merriam's article:
Setting up express health centers in churches is only one of the out-of-the-box ideas that have been hatched by PPCW's clergy group, an advisory team made up of 12 religious leaders. The group performs many services for the PPCW staff and clientele, including weighing in on ethical questions and blessing new health centers.
While Planned Parenthood's Web site pays lip service to faith in its self-praise over its church clinics, another new article on its site, a portrait of a young abortion activist, betrays its true, utterly derisive attitude towards faith. The activist is quoted as saying "thank god" for legal abortion. Just like that. God doesn't merit a capital "G" in Planned Parenthood's world. But what would you expect from an organization whose founder (right) boasted on the cover of her newsletter The Woman Rebel, "NO GODS NO MASTERS"?

But lest you think Planned Parenthood has no respect for religion whatsoever, it's important to note that Teenwire, its Web site where children as young as six may register to ask "sexperts" questions, has an entire full-page article devoted to a glowing tutorial in a major world religion. The article is called, "Buffy's Tale." The religion is witchcraft.

Planned Parenthood's witchcraft expert, Patricia Telesco, aims to entice children who are intrigued by depictions of witches in popular TV shows:
If you've seen the movie The Craft, leafed through the New Age section of a bookstore or checked out any of these TV series — Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, or Charmed — then you've probably heard the words Wicca, witch, and/or "magick" used regularly. In the process, you may have wondered what Wiccans do, if a Wiccan and a witch are the same thing, and why there seems to be so much fuss about this magic stuff....

One of the best symbols that reflect Wiccan ideals, and the most often misunderstood one, is the pentagram. The five points on the pentagram represent the "five" elements — earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. All of these energies are harmoniously placed within a circle — an emblem of cycles, time, "sacred space," and the "Source of all things." Unlike the upside-down pentacle often displayed in movies as a sign of evil, the pentagram is the perfect image of everything that Wiccans hope to obtain — a sense of self in the greater scheme of things, an awareness of others and the earth, and an openness to welcoming "Sacred energies" into our lives on a daily basis.
So here we have Planned Parenthood introducing morning-after abortion pills into churches on the one hand, and tutoring children in witchcraft on the other. You can't make this stuff up.

Although technically a nonprofit, Planned Parenthood made a $35.2 million profit in fiscal 2004, buoyed by over a quarter billion in taxpayer funds. Its profits were boosted by an increase in abortions and sales of "emergency contraception." It is apparent that all Planned Parenthood's efforts to supposedly prevent abortions through contraception and sex-positive education only result in more abortion business.

Planned Parenthood's taxpayer dollars are fungible; even if they don't go directly to abortion, they still enable the organization to spend more money bringing its anti-abstinence, pro-abortion message into churches, and promoting witchcraft (marking the "Wiccan celebration" of Candlemas, for example).

If you do not want to see your tax money going to support Planned Parenthood, contact your your senators and your representatives and tell them so.