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  1. Palatka51

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    This aught to boil your blood!:mad:

    Planned Parenthood income tops $1 billion. :mad:

    By Katherine Kipp

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the country's largest abortion business, garnered more than $1 billion in income for the first time in history last year.

    Planned Parenthood jumped from making $972 million in 2005-06 to $1.017 billion in the 2006-07 fiscal year, according to its recently released annual report. Of last year's revenue, $336.7 million, or about one-third, came in government grants and contracts.

    Planned Parenthood's abortion figures also increased markedly from calendar year 2005 to 2006, according to the report. The number of abortions provided by Planned Parenthood affiliates grew to 289,750 from 264,943.

    In addition, the total of emergency contraceptive kits dispensed by Planned Parenthood affiliates increased to 1,436,846 from 1,240,516. Commonly called Plan B or the "morning-after pill," emergency contraception can have the effect of preventing an embryo from implanting in the uterine wall, thereby causing an abortion.

    The Planned Parenthood report also showed the organization doubling its "excess of revenue over expenses" from $55.7 million in 2005-06 to $112 million last year.

    Rep. Mike Pence, R.-Ind., again is seeking to pull some of the federal funding from the organization because of its abortion practice. He is expected to propose an amendment this summer that would prohibit grants from going to Planned Parenthood under Title X, the government's family planning program. The House of Representatives turned back Pence's efforts last year.

    "We don't give any U.S. tax dollars to any foreign family planning organization that promotes or provides abortion as a means of birth control," Pence said in a written statement. "It's time the American people know the largest recipient of Title X funding in America is the largest abortion provider as well. It's time to pass the Pence Amendment to keep taxpayer money out of the hands of Planned Parenthood."

    Planned Parenthood received about $70 million in Title X funds during 2005-06.

    Pro-life advocates outside Congress also are calling for Planned Parenthood's defunding.

    "It is outrageous that Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider, continues to reach into the pocket of the American taxpayer to the tune of $336 million per annum," said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "I join pro-lifers across the country in applauding Congressman Pence's effort to rectify this egregious use of the public purse. I would call upon Americans to make their views on this matter known to their elected representatives."

    Planned Parenthood, however, has plenty of supporters who see the organization in a different light.

    "It is unfortunate that some of my colleagues continue to pursue their misguided attacks on comprehensive family planning programs in general and Planned Parenthood specifically," said Rep. Lois Capps, D.-Calif., who was recently honored by the organization, according to CNS News. "Title X funding is a wise investment of tax dollars that encourages effective family planning and helps reduce unintended pregnancies."

    Planned Parenthood opponents have a growing number of reasons for not trusting the organization, including:

    -- A Kansas Planned Parenthood affiliate is facing 107 criminal charges after allegedly performing late-term abortions, refusing to report child abuse, failing to comply with parental consent requirements and not enforcing the 24-waiting period, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink reported.

    -- California Planned Parenthood clinics are being sued after allegedly overcharging the state and federal governments $180 million.

    -- An investigation by UCLA students uncovered several Planned Parenthood affiliates accepting racist-motivated donations, most recently in Oklahoma and New Mexico.

    -- Allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates fail to report the sexual abuse and statutory rape of underage girls have mounted in recent years.

    -- An affiliate in Aurora, Ill., falsified city permit documents in order to build a mega-abortion center in the town.

    To top it all off, Planned Parenthood has announced plans to spend $10 million during this election cycle to build support among elected officials. Its "One Million Strong" effort will attempt to recruit 1 million people to vote for pro-abortion candidates, according to CitizenLink.

    Focus on the Family and nearly 60 other pro-life organizations have sent a letter urging Congress to suspend Planned Parenthood funding. The Family Research Council sent out a petition April 1 that will be delivered to President Bush, asking him to approve new Title X rules that prevent funds from going to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

    The Planned Parenthood annual report may be found online at www.plannedparenthood.org.
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    Katherine Kipp is an intern with the Washington bureau of Baptist Press.
    http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=27796
     
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    What do you expect from satan's helpers?


    That's a crime. People should start suing them until they are bankrupt.

    Whether you like him or not Rod Parsley is doing something to try to put a stop to Planned Parenthood. I guess we will see how it turns out. I'm hoping for something good.

    What are you or your church doing?

    Rod Parsley: Planned Parenthood
     
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    Guess nothing? :saint:
     
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    Spreading the gospel of Christ Jesus.
     
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    That wasn't the question.

    What are you or your church doing to try to put a stop to Planned Parenthood?
     
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    You know...you are right! Churches should be more active on this issue not just individuals. I'll have to make a change in that area.
     
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    You don't think that if more people become Christians that it will damage the work of Planned Parenthood?
     
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    Doesn't matter, that was not the question so let's stay on the topic.

    Also, "good Christian" girls still get abortions. I've even heard of self-proclaimed Christians who protest at the abortion clinics getting abortions at the very same clinics. Now if that's not hypocritical...
     
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    I don't think churches should be concerned with Planned Parenthood, they need to preach the Word and spread the Gospel along with training the saints.

    Now, if an individual wants to protest, write letters, boycott or other actions to counter Planned Parenthood, good!
     
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    Heaven forbid the church take a stand for the unborn. That would be tragic.
     
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    The more people that fight against them the better. I guess we should just be silent and do nothing?
    Should the world have be silent and let Hitler continue his mass murders?

    The children of God have stood by far too long on this issue as millions of children are slaughtered. A silent church is a dead church.


    I know. Time to shut down planned parenthood.
     
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    Amen, brother. There is no Biblical warrant for the church, as an organization, to be involved in politics.
     
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    Even if individuals want to contribute to it and work for it?

    As for as government involvement is concerned I think that you are correct.
     
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    This isn't about politics. It's about putting a stop to planned parenthood, an organization that is indoctrinating children into believing sex is fine as long as you use condoms and if that doesn't work, it's fine to murder your unborn child.
     
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    The life of the unborn is not politics. Strange you fail to see the difference. :confused:

    Is there a biblcial warant for feeding people? Is ther a biblical warrant for stopping a man from beating a woman? We pass laws and our government gets involved in these issues one way or another. But to simply catagorize abortion as a political issue alone is incorrect. Perhaps you unintentionally mispoke.
     
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    KenH, I think you may have wrote that too hastily. Planned Parenthood itself isn't "politics." It contributes to politics, what it does has become a political matter; but in and of itself, what you said is likening any business to politics. They're businesses, not political machines. This particular business makes its money from killing unborn humans. They've only survived by making that a political issue, and they thrive by using government money to subsidize it.
     
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    Waste, Fraud and Abuse of Tax Dollars

    I wonder: how many tax dollars went for the recent excursion of the Pontifex Maximus to the USA?:saint:

    Planned Parenthood--an interesting misnomer. The real problem is in parenting for sure--it goes back many generations. We have become an amoral society. We have turned away from the Creator and now worship the creation--especially procreation. But we have problems with the consequences. Our safe-sex ain't so safe. Our promiscuity and fornication still have the same consequences--pain and suffering for someone--the unborn in this episode.

    As long as we do not see our sin as an example of our depravity, we will rationalize our behaviour. Just change the definitions: abortion is not murder, it is now freedom of choice. Homosexuality is not an abomination, it is an alternate lifestyle.:love2: Now what? We are reaping what we sowed, as a nation, for the past several decades.:sleep:

    There seems to be about a 50-50 split among those who still vote regarding abortion.:sleeping_2: What's to do? Pray hard. Get ready to get out of Sodom. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

    Selah,

    Bro. James
     
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    Just imagine if all the money spent in the failed war in Iraq were spent to counter the effects of Planned Parenthood and battle abortion. After all, what is more important, saving the lives of the unborn, or helping to stabilize another Muslim country?
     
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    Not to mention that Iraq was pretty stable under Saddam Hussein.
     
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    Ephesians 5:11-16
    11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
    12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
    13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
    14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
    15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
    16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

    It is awfully hard to reprove the "unfruitful works of darkness" when the govt takes from us at the point of a gun to fund this evil organization. And then when we speak to reprove it by God's Word entities within Church circles stand up and fight for the darkness, in the guise of the Church should not get involved. It is high time we awaken and let those merchants of death know that we will not stand for it.
     
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