Planned Parenthood Promotes Mother's Day Abortions, Draws Protests

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By Alexander J. Sheffrin, Christian Post Reporter
May 10, 2008|6:54 pm

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of surgical abortions, has triggered protests and outcry from pro-life groups recently over a series of emails that were sent out soliciting donations "in honor” of Mother's Day.

"Dear Friend, Join us! Make a Mother's Day gift!” the email states.

Janet Morana and Georgette Forney, joint founders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), an organization dedicated to bringing to public the horrors of abortion, said the emails sent by Planned Parenthood were a slap in the face to the millions of men and women who continue to suffer from the personal trauma of past abortions. Moreover, they added, Planned Parenthood’s use of Mother’s Day as a platform to further their abortion agenda was “appalling.”

"The irony of Planned Parenthood asking for Mother's Day donations in honor of mothers and daughters hardly needs pointing out. Planned Parenthood already took our money when they aborted our children; I guess now they want money for the ones they missed,” Georgette Forney said incredulously in a statement.

“This is an organization that has turned Mother's Day into a painful reminder of terminated children for millions and millions of women. To ask for money on this day so that it can traumatize even more women is the ultimate in insensitivity,” cried Janet Morana.

The American Life League, although expressing disbelief, said that the recent move by Planned Parenthood was not at all surprising given the sinister nature of the organization.

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“Planned Parenthood, the organization that has slaughtered 4,358,499 babies, is trying to raise money in conjunction with the national holiday on which we celebrate our very own mothers,” the group said in a statement.

“PP kills 5,572 innocent human beings every week. This means that every week Planned Parenthood kills twice as many innocent human beings as died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001,” the group continued.

“This same organization is asking for donations to celebrate Mother's Day? Of course! You wouldn't expect anything less from a baby-killing, pornography-pushing, rapist-protecting, $1-billion-in-assets business,” the group concluded.

According to a report released by Planned Parenthood this year, the organization raked in record profits and recorded the highest number of abortions on record. During the 2006-2007 period, 289,570 abortions were performed throughout its 860 locations, an increase of nearly 25,000 from the previous year.

Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, describing itself as "the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider."

 

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