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Aurora City Council grants Planned Parenthood's parking request

Posted by Eric Scheidler on Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Eric watches the proceedings TuesdayRoger Earl beat me to it with the exciting news that three babies were saved from abortion the day after the Aurora City Council met our (very low) expectations by granting Planned Parenthood's request to expand their parking lot. This is an especially significant number, since precisely three aldermen voted against PP's petition.

On the City Council agenda for Tuesday evening, October 27, was a petition by Planned Parenthood to expand their parking lot. The petition had been approved by the Planning and Development Committee, but then appealed by 4th Ward Alderman Rick Lawrence to the full Council. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Fox Valley Activists Scuttle Planned Parenthood's "Community Forum"

Posted by Matt Yonke on Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Protesters at Community Forum

It was cold, windy and exceptionally dark on Wednesday, February 11, when over 40 pro-lifers from Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood (FVFAPP) protested Planned Parenthood's so-called "Community Forum" on Reproductive Justice at the Eola Community Center in Aurora, IL.

Planned Parenthood has been holding these Forums all over Illinois in support of Illinois House Bill 5615, the Reproductive Justice and Access Act (RJAA).

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Monthly protests enter second year

Posted by Matt Yonke on Monday, November 17th, 2008

Pro-lifers picket Planned Parenthood Aurora [Photo by Dan Wurtz]Last Saturday saw Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood's thirteenth monthly protest at Planned Parenthood Aurora. Despite chilly windy weather, over 100 pro-lifers came out to let Planned Parenthood know that their presence in Aurora was not welcome.

Planned Parenthood Illinois CEO Steve Trombley predicted when Planned Parenthood opened in October of 2007 that the protesters opposing them would dissipate once they gained a victory in opening. What Trombley didn't understand is that, for pro-lifers, stopping Planned Parenthood from opening was only a battle, not the whole war. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why activism?

Posted by Matt Yonke on Friday, November 7th, 2008

Activism is more important than ever in our new political climate. Local prayer warrior Linda Dudley recently shared with us her reflections on her experience as an activist and I thought I'd share them with you:

Pro-lifers march and pray at the 2nd annual Jericho MarchLast night Walter and I were at the Planned Parenthood Clinic from midnight to 1:30 am. Other First Pres sisters and brothers followed hour by hour, as, together, we filled “our” day in the 40 Day Vigil. The night was quiet, warm, and dark enough for us to enjoy the quarter moon in the sky. Candles were lit along the sidewalk, flickering as the stars were doing above.

The night time hour might lead you to believe we were alone, as most everyone we know would have been home, fast asleep. But a number of cars and trucks drove past softly; a young couple, holding hands and laughing headed along the road toward Walgreen’s; at 1:00 a young person walked his dog. Most paid little attention to the small group of “Radicals” or “Extremists” standing along the sidewalk in the middle of the night. It was peaceful, silent, and profound. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series: #6: Sanger and PP racism–Past and Present

Posted by Corrina Gura on Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Margaret Sanger in 1957In this final segment of my “Why PP Series,” I’d like to address Planned Parenthood’s racist roots and its current racist business practices.

Margaret Sanger was one of the earliest advocates for access to birth control, abortion, and involuntary sterilization in the United States. She explained that these “rights” were necessary to create “a race of thoroughbreds.” She specifically placed her clinics in minority neighborhoods and, according to she “created the Negro Project [which was] designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society” because, Sanger said, “colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated."

Her support of birth control was meant to decrease the fertility of the unfit; she wrote in her Birth Control Review that "the campaign for Birth Control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical in ideal with the final alms of Eugenics." [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series: #5: PP Plays Dirty

Posted by Corrina Gura on Thursday, October 30th, 2008

BREAKING NEWS from Students For Life of America!!! Jill Stanek has posted to her blog SFLA's most recent PP expose! A counselor at Freehold Planned Parenthood in New Jersey counseled a woman about her abortion–admitting that sometimes during an abortion the baby is born alive, but it doesn't survive long!!! This directly violates the Born Alive Infants Protection Act!

Planned Parenthood logo covered with mudIn this segment of my “Why Planned Parenthood” Series, I’d like to broaden the scope to look at the various other bad behavior and crimes PP has been accused of.

Planned Parenthood thinks they don’t have to play by the rules. Their failure to report statutory rapists is certainly one element of this. However, they also don't feel they have to follow the same rules other organizations that receive taxpayer funding do. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series: #4: PP's focus is abortion, not healthcare

Posted by Corrina Gura on Monday, October 27th, 2008

Healthcare not in focusAccording to Planned Parenthood's 2006-2007 Annual Report, only 3% of their services are abortion. But let's look at the numbers.

Each year PP sees 3,051,144 "unduplicated clients;" this number divided by the number of abortions (264,943) means 8.6% of their clients have an abortion. Why do you suppose that PP plays with the numbers to make it look like abortion is a smaller part of their business than it is? (It’s a rhetorical question.) [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series: #3: PP hurts women

Posted by Corrina Gura on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

A Sad GirlI have already covered the issue of PP's cover-up of statutory rape and their assault on youth, but I also want to address the crimes PP commits against all women, not just minors.

At our League office, we have a list of lawsuits against the Chicagoland Planned Parenthood clinics that our sidewalk counselors offer to women seeking abortions there. The list includes case 07L009004, in which Latanya M. sued PP for failing to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy which caused her to need her fallopian tube removed and caused a permanent disability; case 06L8071, in which Lauren L. sued PP for not requiring a medical history and thus prescribing birth control that caused her to develop a blood clot; and cases 99L4076, 93L1595, 93L6459, and 92L14559, in which women sued because their uterus was perforated during the abortion.

This list is only a list for one particular PP clinic-this isn't the only PP with a list of lawsuits against it, it just happens to be the only list I have at my fingertips. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series: #2: PP is Targeting America's Youth

Posted by Corrina Gura on Monday, October 20th, 2008

Kids in Planned Parenthood's CrosshairsAs a logical follow up to the first segment PP Shelters Child Rapists, this post covers PP attack on America's youth-and it is yet another story of deception.

Planned Parenthood spends a lot of time "educating" youth about sex, contraceptives, and abortion. This makes sense, since kids who don't have sex don't need PP's "health care services" and PP won't make any money. They push for "comprehensive sex ed" in the schools, claiming that if kids know about contraception, unwanted pregnancies will be reduced and everyone will be happy.

If only this were true. [Continue reading . . . »]

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Why PP Series #1: PP Shelters Child Predators and Rapists

Posted by Corrina Gura on Friday, October 17th, 2008

Lila Rose from the Bill O'Rielly interview via YoutubeI think this is a good place to start, since it's been splashed all over YouTube and every pro-lifer has already heard at least some of these stories. The YouTube videos tell the story much better than my words can, so I'm not going to write a whole lot on this one.

Lila Rose, a pro-life UCLA student produced an excellent exposé video, posing as a 15 year old girl who was having sex with a much older man. Planned Parenthood workers were more than happy to help her cover up the statutory rape.

In North Carolina, two young women posed as 15 year old girls who had sex with a 30 year old man recorded their encounters with Planned Parenthood employees. [Continue reading . . . »]

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