Wednesday, May 10, 2006

When You Care Enough to End the Very Best

In September 2004, after reading a Planned Parenthood brochure that urged supporters to send "pro-choice greeting cards" for Mother's Day and other occasions, I invited readers to suggest what such cards would look like.

Well, it took them a while, but Planned Parenthood has finally caught up with the idea — via its fund-raising "Mother's Day Challenge!"

You've got to admit, the title of the promotion is truth in advertising. Planned Parenthood's mission is to make Mother's Day — that is, the reason to celebrate the holiday — a challenge.And they do make it a challenge, all the way down to the eliminations.

To help celebrate the challenge, Margaret Sanger's organization is selling a variety of e-cards.

Note that the only e-card featuring a live baby depicts a black child. That's ironic; according to Planned Parenthood's research arm, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are nearly four times as likely to abort blacks as they are to abort whites.

There's one Planned Parenthood e-card with which I agree: Every child a wanted child. Every child is wanted by God, who wishes it to have the opportunity to thrive. The child's mother is blessed with the responsibility to give him or her that opportunity. On Mother's Day and every day, I'm thankful that my mother gave me mine.

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