Tag: Planned Parenthood

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Weep, Seattle Catholics

 

The headline reads: “Planned Parenthood Decision Sparks Seattle U Protest.” In typical fashion, you can’t really tell what the story is about, except that it has to do with Planned Parenthood, Seattle University, and protests (a frequent pastime in Seattle). It’s probably not what you think, though.

Seattle University used to be a private, Jesuit University. Over the years, the school has strayed farther and farther from being really Catholic, and I’m pretty sure the majority of students there are no longer Catholic. The decision in question, taken by the President of the college, was not to include Planned Parenthood on an online list of medical-care resources. About 1,000 students, faculty, and alumni were protesting this decision! You know what color Seattle is (as blue or maybe red/communist as can be), and as I have pointed out before, progressives are progressive first, and everything else later, including Catholic. With Abortion as the Holy Sacrament of the Progressive movement, any action to discourage it is taken as an affront by the population.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Defending Margaret Sanger on Eugenics

 

“Framing access to reproductive health care and bodily autonomy as eugenics exposes a fundamental misunderstanding of the racialized gender oppression on which antiabortionists stand. The truth is, the anti-abortion movement was born out of racist and xenophobic concerns about the falling white birth rate—echoes of which you will hear in today’s white supremacist rhetoric.”
— Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

This quotation came from the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago. Someone had written a piece criticizing Planned Parenthood. Not surprisingly, the president of the organization decided to respond by attacking the pro-life community with an outrageous accusation. Not only are her comments about the pro-life movement untrue, but she completely mischaracterizes the common understanding of eugenics.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review unleashes an epic rant about the re-emergence of Anthony Scaramucci – this time as an anti-Trump figure suddenly loved and respected by the press – and the Trump culture that created the Mooch. But first, he and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate Planned Parenthood withdrawing as an applicant for Title X funding for refusing to stop advocating for patients to get abortions – and saving taxpayers $60 million. And they unload on sanctuary counties in North Carolina and Maryland for letting illegal immigrants go despite them being accused of heinous sexual offenses.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Unplanned Trip to the Movies

 

Last week between track practice, drama club, and our own schedules my wife and I found ourselves with a few free hours with no kids. I had read some articles about the movie Unplanned and thought maybe I could use a little more education about Planned Parenthood and the abortion issue so we went to the movies.

Unplanned is the true life story of Abby Johnson, a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic who went on to become a pro-life activist. Being a “Pro-life” or “Anti-Choice” film means some people won’t even give it a chance. Looking at the Rotten Tomato scores you can tell this is controversial. The critics, who tend to be left-leaning, gave it a 50 and the viewers gave it a 93. Both of those scores are skewed by politics. I have no doubt that if this was the story of a pro-life woman who went on to become a Planned Parenthood director that the critic score would be about 15 points higher. If it was about a pro-life man who became a female director of her local Planned Parenthood clinic that score would be 30 points higher.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Questions for Men and Women

 

Why do so many women and men treat woman’s fertility as a sickness? Why do so many (oh, so many) people ask a person who is pregnant if she or her husband are planning to get “fixed” after the birth of the expected child, as though her fertility is a sign something is broken?

Why are so many ob/gyn offices festooned with posters, pencils, pens, mugs, clipboards, paperweights, lights, boxes, calendars, and charts manufactured by companies that make contraceptive pharmaceuticals?

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unload on the media for running with the Buzzfeed story on the Mueller investigation that the Mueller team itself has now debunked, and for piling on a group of high school students over the incident at the Lincoln Memorial before almost any of the facts were in. Alexandra also explains how Planned Parenthood’s own report for fiscal year 2017-2018 debunks four of it’s most oft-parroted talking points. And they shake their heads as Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono questions whether a member of the Knights of Columbus can be trusted to hold public office and then suggests a resolution condemning religious tests for nominees addresses a problem that does not exist.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Death Merchant Cecile Richards Steps Down from Planned Parenthood

 

It has been reported that Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood will be stepping down from her position. She leaves a gruesome legacy:

During Richards’ tenure as president, Planned Parenthood increased the number of abortions performed each year by more than 10 percent. In 2006, Planned Parenthood performed 289,750 abortions. In the 2016-2017 report, that number had grown to 321,384.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America give credit to the mainstream media for calling Democrats to account for their silence over the sexual assault and harassment allegations lodged against Hollywood mogul and prolific Democratic Party donor Harvey Weinstein. They also fire back at Twitter after the social media service censors a video from Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn because her efforts to stop the sale of aborted baby body parts were considered inflammatory and likely to elicit negative reactions. And Jim and Greg sigh as the latest NFL protest chaos includes ESPN host Jemele Hill getting suspended for encouraging Dallas Cowboy fans to boycott team sponsors, Al Sharpton vowing to boycott the NFL unless Hill is reinstated, and President Trump gloating over the Hill suspension.

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James O'KeefeJames O’Keefe joins Dave Sussman at Whiskey Politics on Ricochet at Freedom Fest to discuss the CNN Scandal, fake news, Project Veritas videos, how notoriety has impacted him personally and the big things on the horizon for his growing organization. (22 min.)

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate with the pro-life community over the news that a California court is dropping 14 of 15 charges against activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, whose undercover videos show Planned Parenthood illegally selling aborted baby body parts. They also express concern over the FBI’s reluctance to state that the Alexandria shooter was politically motivated. And they discuss reports that German police are raiding homes and interrogating people over controversial social media posts.

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I’m not Catholic by any stretch, but I have plenty to confess. I’ll start small: I’m not familiar with Tomi Lahren to the point where I don’t even know how she pronounces her name. I’ll happily confess as well that I haven’t watched “The View” in decades. But I understand that Lahren managed to tick off […]

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From a 2013 Lifesite News article by Sarah Terzo: [….] Roe v. Wade was based on the rape argument– Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff Jane Roe, claimed that she had been gang-raped and needed an abortion. Years later, she admitted that the rape story was false and was made up in order to garner sympathy for the pro-choice […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Strange Bedfellows

 

Last week, a friend’s wife posted a picture on Facebook of her adorable baby, clad in the onesie to the right. Under the photo, she’d poured out the usual lamentations about how sad she was that her daughter would not witness the ascendance of Hillary Clinton. I’ve seen the same (and much darker) eulogies on hope from every Facebook friend who gave birth in the last three months. Like Michelle Obama, many of the women I know apparently have an extraordinarily narrow set of conditions that must be met before they can feel proud of their country at election time.

What stood out about this particular post though, was the tagline at the end about where to find the onesie: “From Otherwild, proceeds to Planned Parenthood.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. House GOP Moves to End Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood

 

We’re used to the GOP Congress making headlines for breaking promises to their voters or letting Democrats pick their pockets. So it’s especially satisfying to hear Paul Ryan’s latest detail on the House Republicans’ Obamacare strategy: no more funds for Planned Parenthood.

Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday.

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I woke up happy. I will tell you why. I reflected on Trump’s selection of Dr. Tom Price (orthopedic surgeon and congressman) to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “He has an 100 percent pro-life record … He helped lead the charge to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation,” says the president of […]

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By Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States - Cecile Richards, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
By Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States – Cecile Richards, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

In The Blaze, Matt Walsh says Republicans need to make good on their promises:

OK, Republicans. You won everything, congratulations. Well done. […] You had excuses before, you may have excuses again in the near future, but for now, for two years at least, you have none. You can do everything you told us you would do and wanted to do. If you don’t do those things, it will confirm that you never actually wanted or intended to do them at all. You’ve been given new life so that you can accomplish something. If you do not accomplish anything, despite there being nothing standing in your way, it will show once and for all that you are not on our side. You are the enemy. And what was a rebirth will quickly become an extinction level event for Republicans. There will be no forgiveness if you fail us now. Of course, there are many issues that need to be addressed in terms of immigration, the economy, foreign policy and so forth. But might I suggest one crucial and quite simple step that you can, should, and must take right away? Defund Planned Parenthood.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Call Their Bluff

 

shutterstock_217629508Planned Parenthood plays a nasty and fundamentally dishonest brand of politics. First, it — like all leftist organizations — argues that healthcare is a right. Second, it presents abortion as an integral part of “women’s health.” Third, it presents itself as he great champion of “women’s health.” As such, if you attack its status as America’s Largest Abortion Provider, you’re invariably against not only women’s health, but women’s rights and women in general and are probably the sort of person who saw Mad Max’s Immortan Joe as a paragon of family values.

For years, this has worked well for them, sufficiently so that they were able to survive the reveal that they were happy to negotiate sale price for accept reimbursement for the costs of disposing the remains of fetuses they’d killed. But Planned Parenthood didn’t escape totally unscathed and congressional Republicans rightly concluded that the Democrats’ continued reverence for — and capture by — the slimy, lying provider of some 300,0000 abortions a year is a political liability. That, in part, is likely what motivated Congress to use language in their Zika legislation that — quietly — excluded Planned Parenthood’s Puerto Rican affiliate from receiving funding to fight Zika:

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I heard this story on NPR this morning (yes, I know!!!) As many abortion clinics close throughout Texas, it’s becoming difficult to train new OB/GYNs in the technique. Who will carry on this important work in the future? A few years ago, 48 doctors in Texas did abortions, but a recent study shows it’s now down […]

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