The Planned Parenthood Presidency

Well, it’s official. At the Democratic Party convention last week, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and President Barack Obama exchanged vows, promising to be true to one another for better or for worse … well, at least until Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th. Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, stood by as bridesmaid.

Actually President Obama plighted his troth to Planned Parenthood in March this year during his special message recorded for Planned Parenthood supporters, promising to provide his full support and to stand behind them with the full weight of his office.

In his message, President Obama echoed the hackneyed falsehoods rehashed by Cecile Richards that PP is a comprehensive health care provider where cancer screening is provided extensively at their centers. According to their last annual report (2009-2010), the largest provider of abortion in the country, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, committed 329,444 abortions, provided 841 adoption referrals, and 31,098 prenatal related services. (Source: Live Action Blog, 1/3/2012)

How about mammograms (breast cancer screening), touted again and again by President Obama and Cecile Richards as a valuable service provided to the community by the largest abortion chain? According to Live Action, a pro-life investigative action organization that has repeatedly uncovered fraud and criminal activity at Planned Parenthood centers, their undercover research  based on calls to thirty Planned Parenthood locations encompassing twenty-seven states revealed that no mammogram screening services are provided at PP offices. Some provide referrals and nothing more.

Planned Parenthood is first and foremost a provider of surgical abortion services and chemically-based contraceptives such as the widely used COCP (combined oral contraceptive pill). According to American Life League, one of America’s preeminent international pro-life organizations, Planned Parenthood and other abortion and contraceptive providers are responsible for many more lives destroyed beyond what’s reported as abortion:

“Because many contraceptive measures are abortifacients (drugs that induce or cause abortions), it is important not to overlook the number of children killed by chemical abortions. Since 1965, an average of 11 million women has used abortifacient methods of birth control in the United States at any given time. Using formulas based on the way the birth control pill works, pharmacy experts project that about 14 million chemical abortions occur in the United States each year, providing a projected total of well in excess of 610 million chemical abortions between 1965 and 2009.” (American Life League, Abortions in the United States)

One indication, closer to home, of President Obama’s close-knit relationship with Planned Parenthood is the federal/state battle over the Texas Women’s Health Care Program (WHP). The Obama administration, ever protective of Planned Parenthood’s prerogatives, stopped $40 million of federal Medicaid funds from going to Texas in December of 2011 after Governor Perry signed a bill (SB7) in July last year banning abortion providers from receiving Medicaid funds from Texas’ Women’s Health Care Program. Planned Parenthood was receiving 40% of the program’s funding. Texas’ decision to ban funds for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers resulted in twelve PP office closings last year.

Planned Parenthood then filed suit against Texas to force the state to restore their WHP funding. Last month, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas’ law banning abortion providers from receiving state WHP funds was constitutional.

Planned Parenthood has also been embroiled in congressional investigations into the abortion provider’s involvement in defrauding the government, misusing Medicaid and Title X funds, widespread failure to report criminal activity such as statutory rape, child sexual abuse, and sex trafficking at their facilities.

So what are we to make of this?

Planned Parenthood’s political clout spreads across the American landscape like an octopus’s arms, stretched around the three branches of government and American press. Eugenicist and libertine Margaret Sanger who founded the organization would be amazed that her offspring today is a billion dollar enterprise.

What can we do about it?

The electorate must deny Barack Obama another four years in the White House this November.
The defeat of Obama and his allies in Congress would spell disaster for Planned Parenthood. Please do everything you can to assist and ensure the election of good God-fearing men and women who are running for federal, state, and county – executive, legislative, and judicial – offices in the 2012 General Election.


We need help!

Texas Leadership Coalition is supporting pro-life and pro-family candidates running for office in Bexar County. These are legislative, judicial, and administrative candidates. Most have very tough races ahead of them. These candidates are David Rosa (US Congress), Susan Narvaiz (US Congress), Dr. Donna Campbell (TX State Senate), Michael Berlanga (TX State Senate), Alma Perez Jackson (TX State Rep.),Kevin O’Connell, Art Rossi, and Joe Appelt (District Judges), Joe Ortiz (County Commissioner), and Robert Stovall (Tax Assessor-Collector).

We need many volunteers to help with these campaigns! Can you help stuff mailing packets
for an hour or two either at a central location or take the campaign material home and do it
as time permits? Can you spend an hour or two block walking and dropping off packets at
designated neighborhoods? Or a hour or two at the phone bank calling voters?

There is much to do in a short time. The General Election is only 8 weeks away. Your assistance
is urgent. Volunteers are needed to stuff 70,000 packets over the next two weeks. Please
step forward – “many hands make light work” – and there are never enough hands.

Please contact Mrs. Darlene Jimenez as soon as possible to contribute whatever time you can to
help a worthy and able group of men and women who will defend our Catholic Christian values in government.

Contact:    Mrs. Darlene Jimenez
134 East Mistletoe Ave., San Antonio 78212

Stay tuned. Texas Leadership Coalition will be publishing a Catholic Voter Guide with candidate
endorsements this month.

About Phil Sevilla

Mr. Sevilla, prior to assuming the role of President of the Texas Leadership Coalition was the President of Catholic Coalition of New Mexico, a non-profit Catholic advocacy organization and Executive Director for Project Defending Life, a Catholic pro-life ministry in Albuquerque, NM. He held managerial and staff positions serving technology companies in Silicon Valley and Fortune 100 corporations for over twenty years.

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