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Planned Parenthood Revives “Choice on Earth” Theme for Holiday Season

by | Dec 10, 2011

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research

Ahhh, Christmas!  That wonderful time of year when men and women of good cheer come together to celebrate the birth of the Savior.  It’s understandable that many people want to get in on the festivities, and even that a few in these difficult times might want to use it to earn an extra buck or two. 

But one group hoping to capitalize on the season has no desire to celebrate the birth of anyone.  That group is Planned Parenthood, reviving its almost blasphemous “Choice on Earth” campaign for the “holiday season.”

The “Choice on Earth” theme is an intentional corruption of the phrase from Luke’s gospel, in which an angel announces to the shepherds that Christ been born in Bethlehem and the heavenly hosts breaks into praise verse 14 of chapter 2, saying:

Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.  (KJV)

Instead of “peace on earth,” Planned Parenthood offers “choice on earth,” and by that, they mean not the ultimate triumph over death, but death for innocent children here and now.  That sort of Christmas card sentiment seems more suited to King Herod, who, though he told the Magi he wanted to know when and where they found the Christ child–so that he could also “go and worship him”–ended up slaughtering the babies of Bethlehem. Ironic, isn’t it, that Planned Parenthood types in Texas are celebrating the holiday season with a bash at the largest abortion clinic in North America?

In place of good will and peace on Earth, the folks at Planned Parenthood bring a message of despair and violence. At least 332,278 children lost their lives at Planned Parenthood clinics in 2009, their most recent fact sheet tells us.  They build giant new mega-clinics with attractive designer colors and furnishings so that they can lure in more women. Never content they seek to expand their deadly reach with the use of web-cam abortions, bringing their lethal wares to  “under-serviced” smaller, rural communities where when abortions go wrong women may have limited access to emergency medical help.

There is no room at the Planned Parenthood inn not only for unborn babies, but for needy pregnant women who need help as well.  Prenatal services are rare at Planned Parenthood (given to 7,021 patients in 2009), and adoption referrals (997) even more scarce.  Even worse than turning them away, however, Planned Parenthood exploits and profits from these women, selling them abortions that may haunt them the rest of their days.

This is what “Choice on Earth” is all about.

It’s also about raising money. Just below the “Choice on Earth” headline on the front page of Planned Parenthood’s website is the statement “Stand with Planned Parenthood/Make your tax-deductible year-end gift today” with a handy “Donate” button you can click to send in your contribution.

Planned Parenthood is already a billion dollar a year corporation, making at least $149.9 million from abortion alone. But they need your money in order to keep paying their top executives exorbitant salaries, to continue defending barbarities like partial-birth abortion in the courts, and to help them keep politicians in office who will keep your tax dollars flowing to the nation’s largest abortion chain.

The theme and the graphics may be festive, but the reality is anything but.  They celebrate “Choice on Earth,” but not for unborn children. The only “choice” here is which gruesome way their lives will be extinguished.

“Choice on Earth” inverts and subverts the true message of Christmas, the celebration of the Savior who came to give us life, to bring us “Peace on Earth,” not unborn babies cut into pieces.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the words to a carol often sung at Christmas time that seems an appropriate response to Planned Parenthood’s mockery of the season.

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men. 

And in despair I bow’d my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

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