Planned Parenthood passes out tips to promote abortion at Thanksgiving

posted at 4:00 pm on November 24, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Often, the holidays are far pleasanter in the abstract than they are in the particulars. Warm intentions to celebrate family with good food, generous attitudes and grateful hearts often give way to heated religious or political debates at one extreme or stiff politeness at the other. It’s tempting to develop a strategy to avoid awkward confrontations — and, on some level, leftover rules of etiquette do compel us to avoid controversial topics when we’re talking to those with whom we don’t have a particularly regular relationship — but, on Thanksgiving, as on any other day, it’s worth it to firmly but graciously defend first principles … especially when opponents of those principles come to the dinner table prepared to muddy the water, obscure the issue and cast you as the intolerant extremist.

And, according to LifeNews.com, the New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood has passed out tips to help abortion advocates do just that:

As is expected, the tips Planned Parenthood of New York City gives its supporters involve covering up promotion of abortion with terms like “reproductive health” and focusing on women’s rights. …

“The holidays are upon us! Going home or getting together with relatives for the holidays is always a stressful time, but if your family members are the type who regularly protest outside the local Planned Parenthood, you know that this holiday is going to be a doozy,” PPNYC complains. “Luckily, we have some tips for surviving those awkward conversations. So read on, and bring some diplomacy and understanding to the table along with that pumpkin pie.”

Planned Parenthood also encourages people to push abortions of disabled unborn children on their Thanksgiving guests, by telling them, “We can try to imagine the heartbreak of a family when they get the news that a test has shown there is something wrong with their baby.”

The tips include “Avoid bumper speak talk” and “Remember the big picture” and abortion activists are told, “Debating when life begins or whether or not abortion is federally funded may get you nowhere. Instead focus on your shared values and the big picture—for instance, talk about how you believe everyone should be able to afford to go to the doctor, or how the decision about when and whether to become a parent is a personal one.”

As LifeNews’ Steven Ertelt summarizes, “Anything to ignore the unborn baby.”

If a PPNYC-prepped pro-choicer wants to talk abortion with me today, I’ll be glad to keep it positive and personal, too: Among all the blessings I’m counting this Thanksgiving, I’m first and foremost just so glad and grateful that my parents weren’t more concerned with reproductive health or women’s rights than they were with welcoming me into the world with open arms. And that’s exactly what I wish for every unborn baby — a warm welcome, whether into the home of the biological parent or into the home of an eager adoptive parent. We do have choices — both before and after pregnancy. Abortion need not be one of them.


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Or is it your position that women are too stupid and irrational to think logically about their blobs of protoplasm?

tom on November 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM

There is much greater connection when the woman feels the baby kick than in the days following conception. Most women are unaware when a fertilized egg fails to properly implant, which happens perhaps 30% of the time.

dedalus on November 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM

That’s certainly true. For many of us, it’s “out of sight, out of mind.” But abortion is legal right up to the point of birth, even when the baby is so far developed it’s pure fantasy to pretend there is no human life there. And at that point, that baby has no legal protection at all.

tom on November 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Accept no slippery slope. Accept no misdirection. Every conception is a gift from God, and is a life. Every willful destruction of such a life is murder. Full stop.

The only counter-argument I will even give a moment’s credence is the extreme case of the mother certain to die if she delivers. My wife and I discussed this before attempting to start a family, and though we were still pretty young at the time, she was the first to say that the new life trumps the life already having been lived. I can understand that many others would disagree, and I wish on nobody in the world a coin-flip choice of one must live, one must die.

However, to use such an amazingly rare circumstance upon which to decide policy is utter insanity.

Rape/incest? Non-starter arguments. People make mistakes, God does not.

Freelancer on November 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Freelancer, I agree with you on every principle, but to frame an argument about this and centering it on God makes it a non-starter for many people. They either are simply too ignorant to understand or don’t possess any faith whatsoever. While we can agree that a human is endowed with a human soul, the argument is best framed in terms of human life beginning and the arbitrariness of the pro-death contingent who simply cannot acknowledge that absent a coherent scientific understanding of embryology and the continuation of life from start to natural finish. TO do so otherwise, makes them try and deny the inherent fallacy of sentience and being able to off a kid who is less than 2 yrs old and cannot understand pain, life beginning or ending, and self-awareness. And there are those pro-death persons who readily admit that’s where abortion leads….for minorities or people they simply don’t like.

JP1986UM on November 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Great article and commentary, Tina.

The unborn is G-d’s gift, awaiting entry into the world of possibilities – possiblities which are cruelly truncated by the abortionist’s scalpel.

oakland on November 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Pure evil is found in those who can kill sentient entities without PMremorse, but cry crocodile tears for a blob of nothing protoplasm

keep the change on November 24, 2011 at 5:34

If a human in fetus stage is nothing but a “blob of protoplasm”, then how on earth can you claim not to be the same thing?

oakland on November 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM

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