Once the darling of the media and general public, believing wrongly that Planned Parenthood was as American as apple pie, Planned Parenthood has fallen on hard times. Just ask President Cecile Richards. She sent a fundraising letter to her groupies and donors telling them the last year has been the “most difficult year in our history.”
It’s hard to know where to start but here goes:
- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the subject of a congressional investigation. One of the allegations is that of fraud and improper spending of federal taxpayer dollars.
- Starting with Abby Johnson, several Planned Parenthood employees have resigned or been fired and are now speaking out about Planned Parenthood’s emphasis on abortion. One of the latest, Catherine Adair, worked for Planned Parenthood in Boston for over 10 years. Says Adair: “My time there was not spent providing prenatal care to pregnant women, providing counseling or basic health care services or educating women about reproductive health. Instead, I spent my days urging women to terminate their pregnancies. My superiors constantly reminded me of our abortion-centered business model: abortions first, everything else came second.”
- Planned Parenthood is now the nation’s (and the state’s) largest abortion provider and is building mega-clinics in major cities to increase its abortion business. Planned Parenthood has mandated that all affiliates provide abortions by 2013.
- Videos by Live Action expose Planned Parenthood in numerous locations around the country (including Wisconsin) giving false information about a developing unborn child, not reporting child sex abuse, and facilitating sex trafficking of young children.
Message to Ms. Richards: Perhaps your year is difficult because of you and what you do. May the hard times for Planned Parenthood roll!