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September 17, 2008
Column #1,412
The Evil of Planned Parenthood & Obama
By Mike McManus

When Lila Rose was a UCLA freshman, she got a message from the local Planned Parenthood President demanding she remove two website videos "violating the privacy" of PP employees or face a $5,000 fine, and a "full range of civil and legal remedies."

"They were afraid," Lila, 20,  told the Value Voters Summit. With good reason.
      
       She conducted an undercover Planned Parenthood investigation by posing as a pregnant 15-year-old victim of the sexual assault of an older man.  In case after case, PP employees are captured on videos saying, "Lie about your age in the paperwork. Say you are 16." Or they ask her to not tell them the age of who got her pregnant, because he was guilty of statutory rape.

In all states, sexual activity with underage children is illegal. Every state also mandates that if a health care worker suspects that an underage girl is being sexually abused, they are required by law to report it to police or a child protective agency.

Lila bravely reported PP's threat and released the videos to the press, prompting Planned Parenthood to back off its threat.

Life Dynamics, a pro-life organization in Denton, TX, made covert calls to 800 Planned Parenthood clinics and those of the National Abortion Federation. The caller said she was 13 and her boy friend was 22, saying she wanted an abortion to keep her parents from finding out about the sexual relationship.

"Even though many of these clinic workers openly acknowledged that this situation was illegal and that they were required to report it to the state, the overwhelming majority readily agreed to conceal this illegal sexual activity," said the report. (See ChildPredators.com.)

"In a significant number of instances she was encouraged to lie about - or conceal - her age or her boyfriend's age or to give false names."

Planned Parenthood is apparently involved in thousands of crimes by failing to report the statutory rape of minors.  That can have tragic consequences for those girls, who are more likely to drop out of school, become pregnant, be lured into prostitution, abuse drugs or alcohol, be in physically abusive relationships and end up on welfare.

They are also significantly more likely to attempt suicide.

Planned Parenthood's evil and coverup is shocking. Yet it has never been convicted of a crime. Indeed, it gets a $330 million federal subsidy as America's largest abortion provider!

Now consider the relationship of Barack Obama with Planned Parenthood.

1. Two years ago the Colorado House of Representatives was stunned to hear Gianna Jessen, a young woman with cerebral palsy, sang a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.  When she finished, the legislature exploded in applause. Moments later they were angry to learn that Rep. Ted Harvey reported she was a survivor of a botched abortion.

When he was an Illinois State Senator, Obama voted four times against the "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act." A federal version of the law passed 98-0 in the U.S. Senate, with even Sens. Kennedy voting for it. Obama is more liberal than Kennedy.

Ms. Jessen appears in a new TV ad, saying "Can you imagine not giving babies their basic human rights, no matter how they entered the world? My name is Gianna Jessen, born 31 years ago after a failed abortion. I'm a survivor...but if Barack Obama had his way, I wouldn't be here."

2.  During Barack's 2004 race for the U.S. Senate, Michelle Obama wrote a fund-raising letter opposing a ban on "partial birth abortion," the gruesome killing of a baby who could survive outside the womb, if delivered - virtual infanticide.  She said it was "unconstitutional."  However Congress passed a Partial Birth Abortion law and President Bush signed it.  The U.S. Supreme Court said the law WAS constitutional. 

3.  Jill Stanek, a nurse who held a baby born in a botched abortion in her arms until it died, features a video of Obama being asked at a Planned Parenthood meeting what he'd do about "so much anti-choice legislation" passed by state legislatures. Obama declared, "Well, the first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act" (jillstanek.com).

That law would be the first to legalize abortion and would overturn 300+ local, state and federal abortion restriction laws. Thirty-six states require a parent of a minor be told she wants an abortion. That prompts fewer girls to get pregnant.

Dr. Michael New reports that when a state enacts a parental involvement law, the abortion rate drops 13.6 percent.  If the law requires parental consent, it falls 19 percent. Mississippi and Minnesota mandate the involvement of both parents, resulting in 31 percent fewer abortions.

Killing such sensible abortion restrictions is Obama's top priority?

How dismaying!
 
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