Breaking News Archive 2010
Only One Choice
Yet another chapter of Planned Parenthood is ending its affiliation with the kingpin of the abortion industry. The reason is astounding, if not ironic.
Amanda Stukenberg, CEO of the newly-renamed Family Planning of the Coastal Bend in Texas, told the local newspaper that Planned Parenthood’s national leaders want to “standardize operations.” All Planned Parenthood affiliates will now be REQUIRED to perform abortions, she said. But Stukenberg’s branch wasn’t interested in meeting the new requirement-the office prefers to focus on education and prevention. So, no longer welcome under Planned Parenthood’s umbrella, they took the only choice they were given: leave. It seems Planned Parenthood is only for “choice” if the choice is abortion.
In a way the news is not all that surprising. Just last year another Planned Parenthood director announced that she, too, had been told to shift her priorities. In a powerful episode of Facing Life Head-On broadcast earlier this year, Abby Johnson uncovered the truth about what goes on behind closed doors. Superiors hounded her to increase the number of abortions within the facility by an astounding 60 percent. “Abortion needs to be your priority” they told her, “because that’s where our money is.”
The abortion industry’s ruthless motivations are becoming more apparent every day. Planned Parenthood’s mission is to see more babies born dead. It’s a heartbreaking reality in a season that should be filled with joy. As we celebrate the Savior who came to give us peace and eternal life, please say a prayer for the millions of unborn babies targeted by this grisly industry. Planned Parenthood refuses to see these children as the precious gifts of life they are, but truly, there’s more to life than money.
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