By Judie Brown
Every Valentine’s Day, we hear the same blather from the folks at Planned Parenthood. One affiliate even provides cutout cards. Its web site conveys this message: “Surprise your sweetie with a one-of-a-kind Valentine's card.”
Now that they’ve peeked your interest, Planned Parenthood invites web site visitors to choose from a wide array of equally offensive selections. The condom is always a primary focus of the card, of course. It’s either artfully depicted on the front or the messaging conveys the idea, such as the card that says, “I always stay safe with my pants on the ground” or “I like playing with you.” You get the picture?
There is also the Planned Parenthood of Illinois version that is best described in the latest Stop Planned Parenthood International Wednesday report:
Interestingly, PP says on its affiliate web site, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois ranked eighth out of 50 states for the most gonorrhea cases in 2008 and ninth out of 50 states in chlamydia cases.”
In light of that reality, you’d think PP of Illinois would eventually be forced to admit that its obsession with distributing condoms only increases the chances of people catching an STD…pushing promiscuous lifestyles onto children means children having sex, which leads to more problems.
STOPP further informs the reader:
If free condoms inside PP’s own facilities weren’t bad enough, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is actually bringing these disgusting pieces of latex where people work, in its own state capitol. This week PP Affiliates of CA is attempting to persuade state legislators to give more money to Planned Parenthood by giving those legislators condoms.
If all of this makes you slightly nauseous then the following report just published in the Washington Times should send a shock wave or two down your spine:
Now that the Obama administration and Democrat-led Congress have jettisoned federal abstinence-education funding, sex education that stresses condom use to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will dominate classrooms and communities.
A new Indiana University School of Medicine study on chlamydia infections, however, hints at serious flaws in the condom approach.
Nearly 400 teenage girls were tracked for several years, according to the study published in January in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Every three months, the girls saw health care workers and received sound public-health messages; i.e., if you want to avoid chlamydia, don’t have sex, and if you must have sex, be sure to use a condom.
The teens were regularly tested for chlamydia and treated promptly if they had an infection, as happened with 54 percent of the girls. In fact, 120 teens got two or more chlamydia infections during the several years they were in the study.
What's extraordinary is that these teens were in an optimal situation: They (and their parents) were eager to be in the study. The girls kept daily diaries for months, and talked about their boyfriends, sexual activity and condom use with concerned health care workers. The girls knew they were being tested for a STD and were very aware of the risks of unprotected sex, but still dozens of them stopped using condoms anyway.
Reporter Cheryl Wetzstein writes that the reason so many teens fail to use condoms or stop using them, according to at least one expert, Dr. Yolanda Wimberly, is simple to understand. Most people can’t fathom that their sexual partner could have an STD. As Wimberly said, "They are thinking, 'This person is a nice person, this person is a cute person, this person goes to my school, this person goes to my church.'" Tragically for these young people, the purveyors of condom mania don’t really care much about the possible diseases that could come about because of their fascination with selling sex to kids. Keith Morelli, who wrote a story entitled “Condom Week intended to lift access barriers,” explains it like this:
Planned Parenthood is trying to impress on sexually active individuals the importance of using condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases, of which some 19 million cases are reported every year. Of that, health officials say, almost half are between 15 and 24 years old.
A good condom, Planned Parenthood said, is the only form of contraception, aside from abstinence, that reduces the risk of STDs. Campus chapters of Planned Parenthood are planning events this week, at which information about unprotected sex along with condoms will be distributed.
Obviously, somewhere between the Planned Parenthood marketing offices and the research results provided by qualified scientists who study sexually transmitted diseases and their causes, there has been a serious absence of communication. It’s either that or—as some believe—not a matter of protecting health and well being, but rather creating a client base for the casualties of the very promotions your nonprofit sponsors.
In other words, if you ignore the clinical facts and continue to give away condoms, the recipients of those condoms will come down with an STD that will require treatment. And since Planned Parenthood provides that treatment service, why not get a leg up on the competition by making sure your clients come back again and again, even if it is because you actually created the opportunity for the disease to invade the body in the first place.
If this sounds like a racket, then you are on to something. This is one of the many, many reasons that American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International works so hard to cut off the tax dollars to this outrageous organization.
The wisdom of the ages is contained in a remarkable brochure in which STOPP founder Jim Sedlak tells the world that Planned Parenthood’s real goal is stealing souls from God. Obviously, the condom craze is one way to achieve that goal. And as Sedlak informs the reader: “Planned Parenthood’s programs push young people into accepting the idea that sex is a recreational activity to be pursued whenever you feel you are ready.”
Freelance writer Elizabeth Yank expressed a similar truth to her readers, saying the last thing Planned Parenthood wants “is to see your child in a committed relationship of lifelong love in marriage. By trivializing sex and marketing this view to children of younger and younger ages, who do not have properly formed consciences and no concept of the meaning and purpose of marriage, they are undermining the future of this country.”
There you have it. With Planned Parenthood in charge, which it will be if Obama’s health care program gets off the ground, America will witness generations of children who will suffer from all manner of sexually transmitted diseases, will have no regard for the sanctity of marriage or the sanctity of life and will most assuredly not be concerned with their eternal happiness. This is the Planned Parenthood formula for keeping their income level high. It is also the formula for destroying human beings, one by one.
Get involved now. Contact American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International (www.stopp.org) and find out what you can do to save your children from such a dreadful fate.