Facts and Figures on Planned Parenthood, Obama, and Abortion in America

by Nathan A. Cherry, 04/19/2011

Martinsburg, WV – A slew of interesting articles came across my desk in the last week and I could not pare them down to just one or two to share. So I am going to share them all –

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards with President Obama

 including links – so that you can be right on top of some major pro-life news happening right now. Of course, much of this revolves around Planned Parenthood because of the major push to permanently defund the corrupt organization of federal tax money. But you knew that.

Planned Parenthood lies again

This article shines a very big, bright light on the propaganda and rhetoric being spewed out by Planned Parenthood and their PR campaign. They want to make us all believe that they are concerned with women’s health and helping lower income women afford necessary medical assistance. However, the truth is far uglier. The truth is that Planned Parenthood is an abortion machine that first seeks to bolster their abortion quota. If you’re unsure of this certainly, read the statistics from 2009 on the number of women “helped” and exactly what services were provided. It’s eye opening. (Click here for the full article)

Poll: 54 Percent Oppose Giving Planned Parenthood Tax Money

Whether you are pro-life or pro-abortion, one fact is clear: defunding Planned Parenthood makes good fiscal sense. There is no legitimate reason why a “non-profit” organization needs more Title X funds than any other group in the nation. In fact, most non-profits – such as the Family Policy Council of West Virginia – are supported by loyal partners that believe in our mission. If Planned Parenthood can’t raise their own support maybe they should consider that the majority of Americans don’t believe in their mission of death. As this article states:

“Even 26 percent of pro-choice adherents rejected diverting taxpayer dollars for family planning organizations that provide abortions.”

This is one aspect to the abortion issue that both sides of the aisle can agree on: no federal funding of abortion. Period. (Click here for the full article)

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Abby Johnson: Planned Parenthood is Deceiving American Taxpayers

By Nathan A. Cherry, 03/18/2011

Martinsburg, WV – Many Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion advocates would have us believe that our tax dollars are not funding the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood has repeatedly stated that no tax dollars are ever used to pay for an abortion. It’s a sort of rhetoric designed to incite good feelings and the “warm fuzzies” while covering up an ugly truth. What is the ugly truth? It’s that Planned Parenthood uses millions in tax payer funding to help pay for abortions. It’s really that simple. But don’t take my word for it; take it from someone who should know.

Abby Johnson is the former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director that is now staunchly pro-life and she’s blowing the whistle on all the lies PP has been feeding the public. In a recent article she corrects three specific deceptions propagated by PP.

Abby Johnson: Tax Money Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Planned Parenthood has been misleading Congress and American taxpayers for many years. I know — I was part of the deception. For eight years I worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, and for two of those years I was the clinic’s director.

Here are the ways Planned Parenthood is deceiving the public — and taxpayers — about what it does.

Deception No. 1: Taxpayer funds don’t go to pay for abortions. This defies common sense and basic logic; of course taxpayer money helps to finance abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics.

Planned Parenthood gets one-third of its annual budget from taxpayer funding, and it performed a total of more than 650,000 abortions in just 2008 and 2009 (the last year for which figures are available).

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

VIDEO: Abby Johnson Talks With Bill O’Reilly About Planned Parenthood

By Nathan A. Cherry, 03/03/2011

Martinsburg, WV – In this short video clip former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson shares disturbing information about what takes place inside Planned Parenthood clinics each and every day. She reveals the abuse cover-up, poor quality of medical care, and push for more abortions. After seeing this interview I want now, more than ever, to see Planned Parenthood lose all federal funding and begin to close its doors forever. Watch the video below:

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Planned Parenthood Closing Its Doors?

By Nathan A. Cherry, 02/28/2011

Planned Parenthood Logo Martinsburg, WV – If the first few weeks of 2011 are any indication of how this year is going to treat Planned Parenthood, life advocates have a lot to be excited about. After the release of five videos showing the cover up of underage prostitution and sex-trafficking heads began to roll. Then momentum to defund Planned Parenthood gained steam and bi-partisan support on Capitol Hill and legislation passed that removed every tax payer dime from the embattled abortion provider. Then, states began to defund the criminal organization one by one – and it appears more are poised to do the same. All in all, it’s been a lousy start to the New Year; and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Take a look at this time line put together by Lifenews.com of reprehensible behavior and conduct by Planned Parenthood dating back to 2002:

– In 2002, an activist with Life Dynamics called 813 Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation abortion facilities posing as a 13-year-old girl pregnant by a 22-year-old man and said she wanted an abortion. She found that 91% of the abortion facilities agreed to cover up the statutory rape and perform the abortion without reporting the rape.

– In 2007, a Kansas district attorney filed 107 criminal charges against the federally funded Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, Kansas, for performing and covering up illegal late-term abortions, 23 of which were felonies.

– In 2008, Live Action released audio of Planned Parenthood workers in several states accepting donations for the abortion of “black babies only” from an actor posing as a racist.

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Advice for Planned Parenthood to Balance Their Budget By

Here is a remarkable study in contrast.

Dys Welcomes PCC Reps to WV Senate

Last Thursday, while the Family Policy Council of West Virginia was ushering representatives from Pregnancy Care Centers (PCC) across West Virginia onto the floor of the West Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate, Planned Parenthood was about 1.5 miles uptown protesting the U.S. House of Representatives’ move to defund Planned Parenthood.

Downtown, 134 lawmakers took the time to affirm the life-saving, women’s health-loving, family-supporting work of the thousands of staff and volunteers who support their local PCC (maybe you call them Crisis Pregnancy Centers).

Uptown, supporters of an unfettered abortion industry dodged the rain and the use of the word “abortion” except to point out how mean “anti-abortion” people were and how Planned Parenthood – who performed more than 330,000 abortions in 2009 – does not use Federal Funding to perform abortions (note how they never deny doing them, just not using your tax dollars to do it).

I feel sorry for PP, what with all the scandal and proposed cuts in funding!  So, I’m offering them some advice to help them tighten their budgetary belts and, while I’m at it, put a few fallacies to rest.  So, here’s what I might tell Planned Parenthood if I were their budget analyst:

First, don’t miss the forest for the trees.  You’re still a money-maker, baby. Let’s assume the PP execs are right and you don’t use the $363 million, a subsidy you receive annually, to perform abortions.  That leaves $800 million (approximately) leftover for you to be able to provide your self-styled, “life-saving” family planning services.  Look, I don’t mean to say that it won’t hurt to lose $363 million of my $1.1 billion annual budget.  But, I think I might be able to trim a few things to make it work.  Don’t you?  But, seriously, you still have $800 million annually!  You can assemble a dream team or film the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy – TWICE every year - with that kind of cash!!

A video grab at Charleston rally for abortion industry with ironic sign.

Second, sell more product, trim the fat. If, as you tend to argue, you would like to make abortion “safe and rare,” then what’s the problem?  This should be a blessing in disguise for you!  Less money = abortions are more rare + abortion still legal = you’re happy, right?

But, then again, if I were looking to trim areas of my budget, perhaps I’d start with the most cost-intensive portion: salary for abortionists and anesthesiologists, medical equipment rental, etc.  The average cost for an abortion is $468.  Multiply that times 330,000, and we’re looking at real money (I’ll do the math for you, it’s: $154,440,000).  But, if you insist on performing abortions, ok, do more of them – they just won’t become rare.  But, abortion is your product, so sell more.  You see, your problem is that business for you is down and you have a whole warehouse full of product that you just can’t move.  Well, it’s a bummer for your bottom line, but it’s a wonderful thing for babies.

If you can’t move your product, then do with less.  Trim abortions . . . er . . . product sales by half each year, and you have an immediate savings (in the 10-figure range) by simply allowing children to be born.  Indocrinate . . . er . . . Teach them correctly and, in about 20 years, they’ll start paying back on your investment.

Plus, I would wager about 1/3 (if not more) of your budget, PP, goes to salaries and facilities.  Close down a few abortion mills . . . er . . . clinics, trim Cecile Richards’ $385,163 salary (and, while we’re at it, cut the position of “VP for Contraceptive Enterprise.”  What kind of position is that anyway?), and force a pay cut across the board. . . er . . . utilize your legions of volunteers more heavily, and you’re realizing some huge savings.

That doesn’t even begin to touch the sensible earnings you should be making off of the multi-million dollar trusts and other investments they should have made by now.  Or, did you leverage your entire stock against increasing the number of abortions?  Hmmm.  Better get your marketing team on the phone.  Sounds like your “safe and rare” message isn’t matching reality in the board room.

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About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.