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Planned Parenthood. Have you no shame? Leave Mother’s Day Alone!

by | May 11, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

   It is particularly ironic and tragic that Planned Parenthood, the largest purveyor of abortion in America, has the chutzpah to ask supporters to “Celebrate Mother’s Day by helping support and empower women around the world.” How? “Make a gift to Planned Parenthood Global.”

    We read, “From Guatemala to Ethiopia, countless women across the globe rely on Planned Parenthood Global and our partners every single day,” so “Join us in celebrating women everywhere this Mother’s Day by making a special gift to Planned Parenthood Global.”

   The irony/tragedy is that this pitch for money for the already deep-pocketed PPFA comes out in the same time span as a remarkable report analyzing what would took place in Chile when abortion was made illegal. As the Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists explains

“One of the most significant findings is that, contrary to widely-held assumptions, making abortion illegal in Chile did not result in an increase in maternal mortality. In fact, after abortion was made illegal in 1989, the MMR continued to decrease from 41.3 to 12.7 per 100,000 live births (69.2% reduction). ‘Definitively, the legal prohibition of abortion is unrelated to overall maternal mortality rates’ emphasized [lead author Dr Elard] Koch.” 

   Let’s be clear. The Planned Parenthood model for reducing maternal mortality is to help mothers kill their babies. In fact, in the developing world where proper medical facilities are so often lacking, women are more likely to die from having an abortion.

  The real solution (as pro-lifers have been proclaiming from the roof tops for years) is dramatically different. 

 ”Educating women enhances women’s ability to access existing health care resources, including skilled attendants for childbirth, and directly leads to a reduction in her risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth,’ according to Dr Elard Koch, epidemiologist and leading author of the study.”

    There are a lot of days Planned Parenthood could use to promote its agenda of death, although out of courtesy I will not name them.

   Just don’t try to co-opt Mother’s Day by asking for a “special gift” which will be used to make fewer mothers (of living babies) by the minute.

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