Monday, January 03, 2011

Planned Parenthood Expanding Abortion Emphasis

Currently, abortions account for 95% of Planned Parenthood's business, but that's not enough, as the organization initiates a new nationwide push on abortion. One local PP chapter in Texas is pulling out of the affiliation because they never have, and never will perform abortions.

-- From "Local Planned Parenthood chapter drops affiliation" by Sara Foley, Corpus Christi Caller Times 12/20/10

The local chapter of Planned Parenthood will drop its affiliation with the national organization and take a new name . . . Family Planning of the Coastal Bend, CEO Amanda Stukenberg said.

Planned Parenthood wanted to standardize its operations at all of its agencies nationwide, Stukenberg said.

That included a new requirement for all affiliates to perform abortions, something the Coastal Bend office didn’t see as necessary because of abortion services offered by local doctors, Stukenberg said.

The Coastal Bend office focuses on education and sexual health, including an expanded focus on men’s health, Stukenberg said.

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From "Planned Parenthood Chapter Quits, Forced by National to Do Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, 12/21/10

The requirement to do abortions is not a surprise given the resignation of another Texas Planned Parenthood official last year. Abby Johnson quit her job as the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station after participating in an abortion prompted her to change her mind and become pro-life.

She has said her Planned Parenthood facility also faced pressure to do abortions — including having a quota of abortions she was required to meet.

“Abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood’s operations,” [Johnson] said. “Even though they’re two separate corporations, all of the money goes into one pot. With the family planning corporation really suffering, they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company.”

. . . prenatal care and adoption referrals resulted for only 5 percent of the total services provided to women in 2007 while abortions accounted for 95 percent of the services that year, according to Planned Parenthood’s own figures.

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From "Planned Parenthood plans to expand abortion services nationwide" by Amanda Carey, The Daily Caller 12/23/10

Abortion may soon be more readily available than ever before, thanks to a new requirement from Planned Parenthood that more of its centers nationwide offer the service.

When contacted by The Daily Caller, Lisa David, senior vice president of Health Services Support for Planned Parenthood, said that the organization is implementing a broad “new patient services initiative.”

She went on to say that abortion services will be offered in at least one clinic per affiliate. However, a waiver may be obtained in the case of “unique local circumstances.”

. . . a spokesperson for the [pro-life] Family Research Council . . . [said,] “We’ve been hearing rhetoric lately that abortion should be safe, legal and rare, but [with this requirement] we can see the writing on the wall. The bottom line is there is no place in the U.S. where a woman would have difficulty getting abortion if they want to.”

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From "Planned Parenthood Confirms Nationwide Abortion Expansion" by Steven Ertelt, 12/23/10

The new mandate also calls for more emphasis on the non-abortion services of Planned Parenthood — used as method of attracting more abortion customers and painting a picture of Planned Parenthood as something other than an abortion business.

[Lisa] David also confirmed another report — that the national Planned Parenthood abortion business plans to expand into the territory of offering sexual assault examinations in order to boost its abortion business. The news outlet [The DC] said Planned Parenthood “will expand immediate access to testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.”

Jim Sedlack of Stop Planned Parenthood says Planned Parenthood is the last place women victimized by sexual assault or abuse should turn since the abortion business has a history of covering up such cases by doing abortions and failing to report them to authorities.

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Liberals Try to Increase Abortion Federal Funding

Abortion Industry Dead, Were it not for Taxpayer Support

Pro-life Congress: De-Fund Abortion Industry

Planned Parenthood's Sexual Assault on Kids

Taxpayers Funding Kids' Sex Guides, Abortion

Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Acts in Iowa School

Planned Parenthood Found Bilking Medicaid

On-line Abortions by Planned Parenthood Going Nationwide