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About Planned Parenthood’s ‘sex-crazed abortion business’

Click here for the full story from Catholic Online about reactions to closure of El Paso Planned Parenthood clinics. Some excerpts:

— In 1937, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger personally visited her gleaming new Planned Parenthood offices in El Paso, Texas. Today, American Life League will join local pro-life activists in celebration of another major victory, as all seven of the Planned Parenthood of El Paso facilities permanently close their doors.

— “We expect many more closures in the days to come, as people become aware of Planned Parenthood’s sex-crazed birth control and abortion business,” said Rita Diller, director of American Life League’s STOP Planned Parenthood project.

— “What happened to Planned Parenthood of El Paso is part of a larger trend,” Diller said. “One by one, with hard work and prayer, these facilities are closing down, no matter how entrenched Planned Parenthood may seem to be in a particular community.”

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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  1. Doesnt make sense for me to pay(thru taxes) for an abortion or your pills simply because you cant control your hormones.


    July 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  2. Rey, your sex crazed mother, who obviously couldn’t control her hormones because she got knocked up with you, should have aborted you when she had a chance. Planned Parenthood provides many health services beyond contraception, on a sliding scale. We are losing a great resource in our community, and these closures will only further tax the overburdened health system in El Paso. I move that the religious, pro-life groups who advocate the closure of Planned Parenthood be prepared to provide the services beyond contraception that will no longer be available. Christian women are not immune from cervical cancer, and need a pap-smear just like the rest of us heathens.


    July 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm

  3. “….simply because you cant control your hormones.”

    So, a husband and wife who do not have the financial resources to purchase birth control (very expensive at retail shops but more affordable at PP) and to raise another child are not to engage in marital relations but instead should “control their hormones?”

  4. I left a comment on that original article earlier–a respectful, but dissenting, comment that questioned the demonization of an entire organization because it made abortion referals while it also prevented pregnancy and treated diseases that occur when the policy rhetoric of abstinence fails. You might notice said comment was never posted.


    July 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

  5. So many self appointed ‘life guardians’ wanting to interject themselves into others bedrooms. Jerks!

    Ken G

    July 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

  6. It is a sad commentary when we demonize a solid long term public health advocate in the community. Planned Parenthood has helped families “plan” children that they can afford to raise, helped women understand that they have control over their own bodies, and helped educate the community about responsible sexual behavior. My mother (a dyed in the wool conservative) was a long time board member and volunteer for Planned Parenthood. She realized that it was a critical resource particularly for women of lesser means and education to get critical health information – information that doctors often didn’t take the time to give. She felt good about the advice she gave and the funds she raised. These services must survive if we are to care about the health of our community and our children.


    July 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm

  7. Your sex life is YOUR business, not the public’s responsibilty to provide for YOUR martial relations.

    Women have control over their bodies, by all means control it at your expense. People learn about the birds and bees in school and at home. They make their choices and it’s time THEY accept responbility for their actions.

    Dont cloak the lack of responsibilty with some sob story about children. YOU chose to to engage in behavior that creates children, therefore responsible for everything that happens to that child. If you dont want the baby, then at YOUR expense, do what you want. Like I said, I shouldnt have to fund choices that is in conflict with my beliefs.

    I dont force my beliefs on you, dont force your choices,beliefs, morals and expenses on me.


    July 3, 2009 at 8:49 am

  8. Rey,
    What doesn’t make sense to me is how people like you are able to procreate – I hope for the benefit of the species the only “titillation” you get is from typing that type of nonsense in here… Do you walk on your knuckles? The more postings I read from you, the more I am convinced that you blow dry your face in the mornings after showering.


    July 3, 2009 at 8:55 am

  9. Rey,
    Oh, but you do, force your “choices, beliefs, and morals” on me when you advocate for this. You forget that we who support family planning are also taxpayers – taxpayers who fully support the mission of organizations like Planned Parenthood. You didn’t hear me bitching when I read of many “faith-based” organizations, which were really Evangelical Christian organizations get millions of dollars from the previous Presidential administration. Their religious beliefs and complementary zealotry most definitely conflicts with my and many others’ beliefs, yet we had to put up with it because we are part of a collective whole… If we could all pick and choose where our tax dollars went, nothing would get done. But go ahead and try that, let’s see how far you get… You’re too much.
    P.S. Here ‘ya go: r-e-s-p-o-n-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-y


    July 3, 2009 at 9:19 am

  10. Planned Parenthood’s closing in El Paso is just not acceptable. I hope the hate expressed for PP by Catholic Online does not represent the opinion of most Catholics. PP was one of the first general health providers for low-income people in El Paso and its primary goal is family health. Lets hope the abortion witch hunters of this era don’t kill public health.


    July 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

  11. Rey, get a life. PPH has never been known as an abortion clinic, well maybe to a jesus freak like yourself.

    July 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

  12. Since when is having religious beliefs freakish?

    In any case, you cant have it both ways. You cant demand people state out of your personal business and then DEMAND public funds regardless of what they used for.


    July 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm

  13. Rey, only a freak like yourself would think PPH had anything to do with abortion. Having religious beliefs is freakish when you exert them upon others. It’s obvious by your responses on other subjects that you are afraid, very afraid of change. Change in El Paso, especially. I pray for you, oops, I only hope for the best for you.

    July 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

  14. I stated that the choices YOU MAKE are YOURS, just dont expect me to pay for them.

    When you DEMAND public funds, THAT is forcing YOUR beliefs on others.

    The AIDs program was a good idea but not the rest. The other programs were money for YOUR responsibilties.

    I fight for change, for too long the people of EP have been taught to have low expectations and been taken advantage by a few “progressive elitist”. They have shell gamed them into believing that what is being done is for their own good. In other words children, we know what is best for you. The only changes that have occurred is the chosen few get fatter wallets and the neighborhoods are still neglected.


    July 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

  15. Public funds for pamphlets, condoms and the occasional morning after pill. Major moolah, eh Rey? Let me guess, you’ll bring up utilities and other stuff. Who owns these wallets that you speak of? You speak like if you actually know things, but in fact you generalize things. As if everyone is out for themselves. Believe what you want but you have been trained to expect EP to have low expectations. Your scare tactics do not work, most people just don’t care or are unmotivated to care hence the voting turnouts. Using the word “progressive” as a general term for anybody who wants to use taxpayer money for more or improved things in EP is just stupid. I’ve said it before, your kind is very afraid of the awesomeness that El Paso, Texas could be. It’s obvious. Bottom line, you are not the only one who pays taxes in El Paso.

    July 6, 2009 at 9:44 am

  16. Condoms and morning after pills are a personal choice.Two beings animals or humans having intercourse and you need a pamphlet to tell you the results. Taxes should be used to help those that truly need help, not those that lack self responsiilty.

    My statements arent designed or stated in a manner to scare anyone. The term progressive is not a general definition but a precise term that socialist use to describe themselves. The term is misused in EP or maybe to fool most.

    Because this is my home now and have lived beyond the city limits, I KNOW what consitutes a great city and will continue to question those that are not doing what is in the best interest of the people or the town. Once the people open their eyes and ears, the town will become a city.


    July 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

  17. PP is an aboprtion referral service – if the local is like the ones who have been caught around the country- they are breaking the law by not providing the proof of Stauatory rape. If they are not, then the Liberals around here need to put their money where their mouth is…

    Bill in el Paso

    July 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

  18. Rey:
    The town becomes a city–now that sounds like a clever non-sequitur! Let’s see if I can get it right.

    When everyone pays for everything they need at a price set by the megacorporation insurance companies and banks who–after all–only have our best interests at heart, we will have a City.

    Life in the City will be good for those who can pay for what they need. For those who cannot, maybe not so good. Not only will debt be a big industry, it will be the ONLY industry. I’d rather live in a town.

    BTW, if a citizen of the City has an unwanted child, or a mentally ill child, or a totally disabled child, you and I, Rey, will pay for the care, feeding, imprisonment, or lethal injection of said child. So birth control is not really such a personal choice in every case, no?

    Carole Powell

    July 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm

  19. The choice begins, the minute you decide to enage in intercourse. We are not animals, therefore we dont pick and choose the puppy and thoss the one we dont want. Even that act is cruel.

    Millionaires have several children becuase they have the means. The rest of us, make a realistic choice based on can we provide for a good life for the child. Not, well I can afford two and the state will hook me up with money for the rest. So no big deal.

    People live on what they can afford. Very few people REALLY need the help. Those I would give my last shirt. The other bums, you reap what you sow.

    People want control of their bodies and everyone to stay out of their personal business. I agree with you, but dont DEMAND and EXPECT the state to pay for YOUR choices. When you EXPECT and DEMAND funding, your choices are being forced on others.

    The corruption and greed that exists in this city because people refuse to do anything about it. It starts with voting. The housing mess in the US was because along with the banks, the people got in on the greed as well. Buying houses, they KNEW was beyond their reach.

    We are not living in a Utopia or a socialist country, where the wealth is redistributed so we are all the same. We work hard and help the TRUE needy not provide handouts. Want sex, YOU pay for it.


    July 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

  20. Much respect, Rey. We hear where you’re coming from. Thanks for ranting back and forth with us.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:06 am

  21. Thanks, to all of you, at least you question the opinions

    By the way, at the rate I am starting to lose scalp hair, I would look foward to having hair on my face.
    Knuckle dragger, no, I wasnt in the Infantry(NO OFFENSE TO YOU GUYS).


    July 7, 2009 at 7:48 am

  22. The Associated Press State & Local Wire

    March 3, 2009 Tuesday 12:55 AM GMT

    Texas receives $517M in HUD stimulus money


    LENGTH: 537 words


    The Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated more than $500 million to Texas cities and counties Monday, part of a wave of stimulus money expected to flow into the state.

    Federal officials released another $14.4 million to support 12 Texas health centers, many of which provide care to people with no health insurance. The federal money is expected to create more than 400 jobs in the state, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

    The $14.4 million from the Department of Health and Human Services will go to the following health centers in Texas:

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock

    Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program in Bay City

    Ellis County Coalition for Health Options in Waxahachie

    Houston Area Community Services, Inc.

    Health Opportunities for People of East Texas in Center

    Mt. Enterprise Community Health Center in Mt. Enterprise

    Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso

    Motherland, Inc. in Houston

    Fort Worth Northside Community Health Center

    Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care in San Antonio

    Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic in Dallas

    Carl Starr

    July 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

  23. BTW over the years, how much taxpayer money went to Planned Parenthood?

    As much as we are paying for a war of choice?

    Oh, well.

    Carole Powell

    July 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm

  24. Here is the Appeal Brief in the 9th cir PP FCA.

    “The same rationale applies here, as the district court noted: Although the Planned Parenthood affiliates are incorporated as separate entities, each affiliate had interests identical to those of
    the San Diego-Riverside affiliate that were threatened by the DHS audit. The very purpose of the e-mail was to alert other Planned Parenthood affiliates to the common threat that they all
    faced and to initiate a coordinated response. The e-mail even alluded to the protection of internal information concerning the alleged fraud . . . . Indeed, instead of triggering corrective action,
    the e-mail alert set off a coordinated defense against the audit under the leadership of PPAC, the affiliates’ political action committee in Sacramento.

    Carl Starr

    July 9, 2009 at 8:27 am

  25. Pretty cool post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your posts.

    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon!


    July 10, 2009 at 3:22 am

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