WhatLiesBeneath by t4Ri061


									  Planned Parenthood's History
Founded as single birth control clinic in 1916 by
Margaret Sanger
Initial focus was birth control
Changed name to Planned Parenthood
Federation of America (PPFA) in 1942
Opened first abortion clinic in Syracuse, New
York in 1970
Largest provider of abortion in America today
   Who was Margaret Sanger?
Born Margaret Higgins in New York
Lived 1879-1966
Focused on birth control and sexual liberation
Supported eugenics
Was Sanger racist?
Does Planned Parenthood own up to it's own
        PPFA by the numbers
332,278 abortions performed in 2009, up from
165,174 in 1997
977 adoption referrals in 2009, down from
9,381 in 1997
7,021 prenatal clients in 2009
Performs 47 abortions for every prenatal client
and 340 abortions for every adoption referral
More than 800 health centers in U.S.
  Your financial support of PPFA
1.1 billion dollars of revenue in 2008-2009
Received more than $363 million from
taxpayers in 2008-2009
“Excess of revenue over expenses” (profit) of
$63 million in 2008-2009
$55 million spent on “Public policy and other” in
     PPFA's abortion advocacy
Active lobbying at local, state and federal level
Opposes laws that regulate abortion clinics,
informed consent provisions, parental consent
for minors seeking abortions, partial-birth
abortion bans and laws protecting the
conscience rights of health care workers
Supports taxpayer-funded abortions
        Majoring in minorities
Eugenic legacy
Explicitly identified core clients as “young
women, low income women, and women of
color” (Plan of Action, 1997)
Minorities are around 33% of U.S. population
but have 66% of abortions according to
Guttmacher Institute
           Misguiding teens
Schools and community organizations
  “The program reaches out through more than
  150 local community partners that do not
  traditionally work with Planned Parenthood,
  including public libraries, prominent medical
  institutions, and faith organizations.” (Annual
  Report 2007-2008)
Undercover exposé of attitude towards rape
 Active in religious communities
Clergy Advisory Board & Pro Choice Religious
  The CAB consists of religious leaders and ministers
  Counseling women and supporting abortions
  Supports partial-birth abortions
  Opposes conscience clauses, parental notification
  laws and “'so-called' Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
Planned Parenthood in Michigan
Three affiliates: Planned Parenthood of West
and Northern Michigan, Planned Parenthood
Mid and South Michigan, Planned Parenthood of
South Central Michigan
28 offices across the state
Detroit, Flint, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor clinics
perform surgical abortions or offer medical
abortions, the rest refer to other abortion clinics
             What can I do?

Educate, Educate, Educate

Think globally, act locally
  Right to Life of Michigan's handout with strategies
  for opposing local Planned Parenthood centers
          Available materials
“Getting Planned Parenthood out of Michigan!”
  Plan for helping groups to end Planned
  Parenthood's influence
“Providing & Promoting Abortion” flier
“What Lies Beneath” brochure
Other prolife brochures, research and materials
List of RLM Education Centers at www.rtl.org
           Additional reading
Books about Planned Parenthood
  Bad Choices, by Douglas R. Scott
  Blessed are the Barren, by Robert Marshall and
  Charles Donovan
  Grand Illusions, by George Grant
A detailed look at Margaret Sanger
  Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Legacy, by Angela

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