"The nation's leading abortion provider is under fire for handing out gift certificates for its services. Pro-life supporters say the scheme by Planned Parenthood of Indiana denigrates the holiday season.
The network of 35 clinics across the state announced it is offering holiday vouchers for basic health care services "or the recipient's choice of birth control method." ...
Opponents of abortion said Planned Parenthood was making a "mockery" of the holiday season.
"The tragedy is that almost 6,000 fewer children will be celebrating a first Christmas this year because they were aborted in Planned Parenthood's Indiana clinics," said Mike Fichter, president and CEO of Indiana Right to Life.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana operates abortion clinics in Indianapolis, Merrillville and Bloomington. ...
But Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe applauded the Planned Parenthood offer, calling it a "really a meaningful gift."
Spokeswoman Diane Quest of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America said the Indiana branch is among a handful of its 99 affiliates that currently offer gift certificates or have done so in the past." excerpts from Ken Kusmer
This made me truly sick. What better way to celebrate Christ's birth than to give a gift certificate to kill a baby.
I looked up the planned parenthood website. Even the name of the organization is a lie- it's name should be more like "Planned UNparenthood." Here are just a few quotes from their site as they attempt to disguise and lie about the slaughter of millions of innocent babies.
"Abortion is a safe and legal way for women to choose to end pregnancy." notice PP states it is "safe and legal" to help the woman feel better about her decision to abort. They also state "to end pregnancy" or to terminate the pregnancy, they never say to kill the fetus/unborn baby - as they don't want women to think about what they are actually doing.
"Women have abortions because they care about themselves and their families or their future families." Wow- what a way to word that!!! Women kill their children because they CARE, hmm interesting way to justify murder. How is killing your future family - showing that you care about them?
"You may feel that it's hard to talk to the people you normally reach out to for support. Some people can be very judgmental. When you're around judgmental people, you may feel bad about yourself or your decisions. Seek out people you know will support you and who will understand that you're trying to do what's best for yourself and your family or future family." BEST??? How is killing your future family best? Basically PP advises women to only seek out people that support abortion for advise/support. Everyone else is "judgmental." PP wants women to believe that murder is justifiable because it is "safe and legal." Anyone who views an unborn baby as an actual living human being - avoid talking to them and don't listen to their point of view. PP doesn't want women to feel bad about their decision to murder their child. PP doesn't want women to realize what they are ACTUALLY doing.
This is under the section "Thinking about abortion"
"Specially trained educators at women's health clinics — like your Planned Parenthood health center — can talk with you in private. Or you may bring someone with you if you wish. When choosing a clinic, beware of so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" that are run by people who are against abortion. " Again another shock - Wow! "BEWARE" of any other views except the one offered by planned parenthood that "abortion is a way to show you care and or doing what is best for your future family."
"Abortions performed later in pregnancy may be more complicated but are still safer than labor and childbirth." I don't even know how to comment to this - that is so sick. Killing a baby is NOT the better option. I have given birth to four beautiful babies and to think that someone thinks that killing them in an abortion is the better option because it is safer as there are risks involved with labor and childbirth is one of the most repulsive and disgusting things I have ever heard of. The process of giving birth is a miracle in itself that I don't have the words to describe it.
"...it's important to take the time you need to make the decision that's best for you, it is important that you understand there may be greater health risks later in pregnancy. So, you may not want to wait too long." Basically PP is saying 'don't think about it too long - or you might change your mind - hurry and do it.'
"Serious, long-term emotional problems after abortion are about as uncommon as they are after giving birth." so basically PP is stating if you kill your child in an abortion you won't feel any different emotionally or have any "serious long-term emotional problems" than if you gave birth to your child... I don't even know how to respond to that... Killing or birthing a child - basically same thing?? right???
"Ultimately, most women feel relief after an abortion. Women tend to feel better after abortion if they can talk with supportive people in their lives." Talk to supportive people like us at Planned Parenthood - we will help you rationalize and self-justify your crime against nature, your crime against humanity, your crime against self, your crime against their child, and your crime against God. Honestly the truth is abortion has a devastating impact on women and families, see Operation Outcry (one of the many organizations to help post-abortion women) to find out the facts about the effect it has - the relief promised is a lie. OPERATION OUTCRY exposes the two great lies surrounding legalized abortion: 1) abortion is good and safe for women; and, 2) it is not a baby being aborted.
"How Effective Is the Abortion Pill? You can feel confident in knowing that medication abortion with the abortion pill is very effective. It works about 97 out of every 100 times. You'll follow up with your health care provider after your abortion so you can be sure that it worked and that you are well. Some of the medicines used in medication abortion may cause serious birth defects if the pregnancy continues. So, in the unlikely case that it doesn't work, you will need to have an aspiration abortion to end the pregnancy." - PP is basically saying: 'Don't worry we make sure the baby is good and dead and if this doesn't work then we have another procedure that is 100% sure to work as it tears the baby apart.'
"If medication abortion isn't right for you, don't worry. Another abortion method is likely to be safe for you." - again PP states: "DON'T WORRY" - 'we have many ways to kill.'
"How Effective Are These Methods of Abortion? (specifically aspiration and D & E)
You can feel confident in knowing that these abortion methods are very effective. They work almost every time they are done. You’ll follow up with your health care provider after your abortion so you can be sure that it worked and that you are well. " -PP states again: 'don't worry this procedure will make sure the baby is good and dead.'
STEP ONE - THE ABORTION PILL: Your health care provider will give you the abortion pill at the clinic. You will also be given some antibiotics to start taking after the abortion pill.
The abortion pill works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down, and pregnancy cannot continue.
STEP TWO — MISOPROSTOL: You will take a second medicine — misoprostol. It causes the uterus to empty." -Again PP states: "the pregnancy cannot continue" and "it causes the uterus to empty" - no mention of the developing baby that is dying as the lining of the uterus disintegrates. The baby is being killed by withholding nourishment and oxygen. Aside from the gruesome fact that this medication kills the baby, it is also dangerous to the mother - "The nature of abortion practice in the United States is that nine out of ten abortions take place free-standing abortion clinics or in doctors' offices (Alan Guttmacher Institute, Facts in Brief) with minimal government supervision. There are no guarantees that doctors prescribing mifepristone and misoprostol to U.S. women will adequately screen for medical conditions that make use of these drugs dangerous, among which are: adrenal insufficiency; coagulation disorders; use of steroid medications; known allergies to the drugs; liver, respiratory, renal or cardiovascular disease, thromboembolism, hypertension, anemia and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. (Source: MPI and NEJM, op. cit.)
Women in the U.S. often do not return to abortion clinics for the required follow-up appointment. Suzanne Poppema, a Seattle abortion provider, has said they are "lucky if 30-40% of patients" return. In PC's U.S. trials, despite stringent counseling standards, 5% of women failed to return for the day 14 checkup. Not only do women with incomplete abortions or hemorrhaging risk death, but those with ongoing pregnancies are also at risk. Eight malformations to children were reported in 71 cases of continuing pregnancy in France, Sweden and the United Kingdom between 1987 and 1998. (Von Hertzen, op. cit. at 136)." from: usccb.org
PP doesn't want you to hear facts about the safety of the abortion drug: "Two women taking RU-486, the abortion-inducing drug combination, have died, the drug maker says, and four others have become very ill. The news prompted pro-life groups to urge that the drug be taken off the market. According to a report in the Washington Post, Danco Laboratories, the maker of the drug marketed as Mifeprex, has sent a letter to doctors, telling them about the six women." from: Physicians For Life
more quotes from PP:
"Breastfeeding During Medication Abortion: -A little bit of misoprostol will be present in breast milk after you take it. If you are breastfeeding, the misoprostol may cause your infant to have diarrhea. Let your health care provider know if you are breastfeeding so you can work out the best plan together." I can't even begin to describe how insane and twisted that is, a mother would nourish, love, and feed one child with her body and then kill the sibling. The mother needs help with her emotional state, not help in killing her child.
"Why Do Women Choose the Abortion Pill? Many women feel it's more "natural" — they feel it is more like miscarriage." Wow that's great, PP equates an abortion as "natural" - and tries to convince women it is the same and it will "feel more like a miscarriage" - PP tries to convince women to believe that lie. Abortion and miscarriages are both heartbreaking to women, however an abortion is completely controlled by the mother's decision to kill the baby. A miscarriage is the result of nature - yes a tragedy as well, but it is not caused by malicious intent and doing of the mother (via the abortionist). There is a difference!
"Nearly all women who have used the abortion pill would recommend the method to a friend." Wow - PP would have you believe that the abortion pill truly is wonderful - 'don't take our (Planned Parenthood) word for it', women "would recommend the method to a friend."
"During an aspiration abortion ...
- A tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
- Either a hand-held suction device or a suction machine gently empties your uterus."
Here some good Q & A from Abortionist Harlan Raymond Giles that planned parenthood "forgot" to put on their website.
"Q. Okay. Can the heart of a fetus or embryo still be beating during a suction curettage abortion as the fetus or embryo comes down the cannula?
A. For a few seconds to a minute, yes."
and from abortionist Martin Haskell:
"Q. When you perform an abortion by the suction curettage method does it ever happen that a portion of the fetus is extracted from the uterus while the fetus is still alive?
Q. And how does that happen?
A. Well, when we do a suction curettage abortion, you know, roughly one of three things is going to happen during the abortion. One would be is that the catheter as it approaches the fetus, you know, tears it and kills it at that instant inside the uterus. The second would be that the fetus is small enough and the catheter is large enough that the fetus passes through the catheter and either dies in transit as it's passing through the catheter or dies in the suction bottle after it's actually all the way out.
Now on any given procedure does a surgeon know precisely which of those three possibilities is going to occur, the answer is no. But is it my intent that one of these three possibilities will happen with each given patient, then the answer is yes.
Q. And when you perform an abortion previability are you concerned with the point in the process when the fetus dies?
A: Generally no, because it doesn't add anything medically to the safety or care of the woman that's being taken care of."
Again another description from Planned Parenthood:
"During a D&E
- In later second-trimester procedures, you may also need a shot through your abdomen to make sure there is fetal demise before the procedure begins.
- Your health care provider will inject a numbing medication into or near your cervix.
- Medical instruments and a suction machine gently empty your uterus."
What is a D & E abortion? The first task is remove the laminaria that had earlier been placed in the cervix to dilate it sufficiently to allow the "procedure." The abortionist uses a 14-French suction catheter. It is clear plastic and about nine inches long. It has a bore through the center approximately ¾ of an inch in diameter. He, then introduces the catheter through the cervix and turns on the suction machine which is connected through clear plastic tubing to the catheter. A pale yellow fluid that looks a lot like urine will come through the catheter into a glass bottle on the suction machine. This is amniotic fluid that was surrounding the baby in order to protect her. After the suction is complete, the abortionist will get the Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At one end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ on an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go.
A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. The abortionist reaches in with the Sopher clamp and grasps anything he can. At twenty weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so he has to be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once he has grasped something inside, he squeezes on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard – really hard. Something pops and lets go and out pops a fully formed leg about 4 to 5 inches long. He reaches in again and grasps whatever he can. He sets the jaw and pulls really hard again and out pops an arm about the same length. He reaches in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.
The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. He knows he has it when he crushes down on the clamp and sees a pure white gelatinous material issue from the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. He then extracts the skull pieces, a little face may also come out. (summary of procedure described from Dr. Tony Levatino, M.D.)
Basically the child is dismembered with forceps.
More quotes from Planned Parenthood:
"How Safe Are In-Clinic Abortions?" Whose safety are you talking about? Completely 100% Unsafe for the unborn baby.
"The risk of death from childbirth is 11 times greater than the risk of death from an abortion procedure during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. After 20 weeks, the risk of death from childbirth and abortion are about the same. Overall, the risk of death from abortion increases the longer a woman has been pregnant." again Planned Parenthood is comparing childbirth with an abortion in order to convince the woman that an abortion is safer and better than childbirth and also to encourage her to hurry up and have an abortion ASAP, 'just to guarantee her safety.'
"YOUR FEELINGS AFTER AN ABORTION -You may have a wide range of feelings after your abortion. Most women ultimately feel relief after an abortion. Some women feel anger, regret, guilt, or sadness for a little while. Serious, long-term emotional problems after abortion are about as uncommon as they are after giving birth." PP would have you believe: 'that you will feel the same as women who have given birth feel', and if you do "feel anger, regret, guilt or sadness" it will only be for "a little while," as these feelings are "uncommon."
"If you want to talk with someone after an abortion, abortion providers can talk with you or refer you to a licensed counselor or to nonjudgmental support groups." Come talk to us here at Planned Parenthood everyone else is "judgmental" we (PP) will help you rationalize and self-justify your guilt and remorse. After all you are only "caring about and doing what is best for your future families." PP doesn't want women to know that there is a better way - judgmental groups are really NOT as judgmental and cruel as Planned Parenthood would have you believe. Often these groups are run by women who had personal experiences with abortions. These groups such as Operation Outcry offer help: "You're not alone. There is hope and help after abortion. Calls are answered by women who have personal experience with abortion and the healing process. Call 1-866-482-LIFE (Toll-free, confidential, 24-7) CALL NOW! The first step in the journey of healing can begin with your call."
Planned Parenthood doesn't want women to hear any other voice but theirs (PP). Any other voice is "judgmental" and won't help and will just make you feel "bad about yourself and your decision." According to PP -the best way to relieve guilt, remorse, anger and sadness is to rationalize and justify it. There is a better way to to find relief and heal, but PP doesn't want women to find out about it.
"Abortion begins a new menstrual cycle." What a touching way for PP to explain what an abortion is - 'it is merely starting "a new menstrual cycle" again' - that's all.
"Where Can I Get an In-Clinic Abortion? How Much Does It Cost? Visit a Planned Parenthood health center... Costs vary depending on how long you've been pregnant and where you go. Hospitals generally cost more." basically PP is stating: 'Come to us, we provide Cheap abortions and we will help you feel better about what you've done' (by feeding you lies like the ones noted above).
There is a better way.
Do not believe these lies from Planned Parenthood.