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Nationwide ‘walks for choice’ limped

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This past Saturday, February 26, pro-aborts tried to organize a “Walk for Choice” in various cities around the country. The goal was to show support for Planned Parenthood in the face of our effort to defund it.

Remember the pro-life flash mob, for instance? It was in response to Chicago’s Walk for Choice, whose videographer devoted more time to our much larger presence – organized in less time – than their own.

But while pro-lifers have a great ground game in every nook and cranny of the country, pro-aborts don’t. Nor do they have the communication network we do.

And so they saw, for example, a clash in timing between the New York W4C with Planned Parenthood’s rally, which resulted in this…

I found it interesting that NY W4C organizers didn’t redirect their people to attend the PP rally, which pro-lifers would have done in a similar situation. Dissension?

RH Reality Check devoted an entire post to rebutting complaints that the DC W4C “was poorly advertised [and] the turn-out was depressingly small.”

I did a spot check of the promoted W4Cs. Minneapolis…

Phoenix…

Seattle’s event was larger, although “the rally broke a bit earlier than originally planned, mostly because of the cold.” Namby Pambys for Choice would be more like it. They’d never survive even 15 minutes of the 4 hour March for Life held every January in DC…

MSM coverage of the Nashville W4C optimistically reported “more than 100″ participants, but news video shows this could only have been true if they were counting people in dog years.

News coverage of the Hawaii W4C also showed 1) weak attendance, 2) B-footage strangely cutting to several ultrasounds of pregnant mothers, and 3) it was organized by PP, not an organically grown show of support for abortion.

theind.com reported “a small group” of pro-aborts showed up for Lafayette, LA’s, W4C. An optimistic reporter counted “more than a dozen.” If it were a pro-life crowd, I’m betting the same reporter would have counted “less than 20″…

Because there was no rally wrap-up or photos, I’m speculating the Santa Fe rally never got off the ground; nor the rally in Gainesville, FL;  nor the rally in Youngstown, OH. Again, I just did a spot check. But the list of the various W4Cs was way more bark than bite.

Here’s a photo of the little Little Rock W4C, giving an example of what I often saw – many PP-supplied, “I stand with Planned Parenthood” and “Don’t take away my breast exams” posters, leading me to wonder how many PP employees were compelled to fill out whatever crowds there were around the country…

Finally, I read a ton of these on the sites I perused – excuses…

Pro-lifers have something the other side will never, never, ever, ever have: Passionate support for our cause in every pocket of America, come rain, snow, sleet, or dark of night.

We’ll see a ready example only next week when the largest ever 40 Days for Life campaign kicks off in a record-breaking 247 cities across the US, Armenia, Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Georgia, Ireland, and Spain.

Back to you, pro-choice.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on JillStanek.com. Reprinted here with permission.

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Pro-life billboard towers over Planned Parenthood – for one day

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Jackson Right to Life, in Michigan, followed all the rules when renting billboard space next to the Jackson Planned Parenthood.

For one glorious day a pro-life billboard towered over Planned Parenthood’s pathetic little abortion feeder with the simple but powerful message, “Choose Life = No Regrets.”

There was only one problem: The billboard was on Planned Parenthood’s property. Adams Outdoor Advertising had leased the billboard space but forgotten about Planned Parenthood’s addendum forbidding any pro-life messaging.

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So just as quickly as the billboard went up, on June 9, it came down the next day. Adams is offering Jackson RTL other locations, and on the advice of attorneys Jackson RTL is accepting Adams’ offer and moving on.

But the snafu was all worth it for the amazing photo op, eh?

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Planned Parenthood CEO’s annual salary now exceeds $500,000

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards 2012-13 salary now exceeds $500k
According to Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2012 IRS Form 990, CEO Cecile Richards made over one-half million dollars – $523,616, to be exact – for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013.

That’s a lot of money to pay the CEO of a nonprofit organization, particularly one that claims to cater to low-income women.

“Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable,” boasts Planned Parenthood

Really? How much more affordable would Planned Parenthood’s services be were not its corporate bosses and affiliate CEOs making big bucks? For that 2012 reporting period, PPFA’s 12-member executive team tallied a combined income of $3.87 million.

When questioned by The Daily Caller in October 2012 about what was thought at the time to be an “almost $400,000 salary,” Richards responded, “None of my salary is paid for by the federal government.” 

But if “[n]early half of Planned Parenthood patients rely on Medicaid coverage,” as Planned Parenthood states, does Richards really think she’d be making the same coin were government funding – to the tune of $540.6 million in FY 2012-13 – removed from Planned Parenthood’s total revenue of $1.210 billion?

And actually, The Daily Caller was well over $100,000 off on Richards’ salary.

Turns out Richards made $583,323 during Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). This represented a whopping 39% pay increase from the year before that, when she “only” made $420,153.

Cecile Richards campaigns Barack ObamaSo, actually, Richards’ 2012 salary of $523,616 represented a 10% pay cut.

But this was because she took time off from Planned Parenthood to campaign for President Obama’s reelection – which paid off for Planned Parenthood handsomely via windfall income via Obamacare and other government funding streams, only kept flowing by Obama and other pro-abortion politicians.

This sort of financial cushion then frees up Planned Parenthood to raise and spend money to elect pro-abortion candidates, who then return the favor.

See how the circle of loot works?

And where are the liberals – the Occupy Wall Street types – who supposedly despise such top-heavy income? They oppose Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Finance. But Big Abortion? Not on your life, or rather, not on the lives of innocent little babies.

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South by Southwest: Pro-life laws eradicating abortion clinics

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There is a mesmerizing time-lapse video at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, that in four minutes shows the North’s four-year takeover of the South during the Civil War (screen shots above – view a video clip here).

I was reminded of that video when viewing this GIF from Planned Parenthood. Click on the image to launch…

Planned Parenthood 5-1-14-Abortion-Disappearing-In-South-Map

The correlation between slavery and abortion makes it poignant that legal abortion is first being wiped out in the South, although the area also encompasses some of the Southwest, including Texas and Oklahoma….

Headlines: Abortion disappearing in the South

While many different types of pro-life laws are being enacted, such as late-term abortion bans, waiting periods, ultrasound requirements, and parental involvement, those having the greatest impact are what the abortion industry calls “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws” – abortion clinic regulations and requirements that abortionists have hospital admitting privileges.

The sudden proliferation of “TRAP” laws most certainly can be tied to the discovery in 2010 of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors and Gosnell’s subsequent conviction in 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three abortion surviving infants and involuntary manslaughter of a patient.

Whether the Gosnell case emboldened pro-life politicians, or frightened them into trying to avert the discovery of another Gosnell in their state, it doesn’t matter.

The result is both a physical and political win, physical in that these laws save the lives of children and mothers, and political in that they expose the abortion industry as medically substandard.

The Associated Press describes the toll on the abortion industry in the South/Southwest:

The [admitting privileges] requirements are already in effect in Texas and Tennessee….

If the law there is upheld, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic would have to close….

After judges allowed Texas’ privileges law to take effect earlier this year, 19 of 33 abortion clinics closed….

In Alabama, operators of three of five abortion clinics testified last week during a trial challenging the law that they use out-of-town doctors who wouldn’t be able to admit patients to local hospitals. They said they’d have to close….

In Louisiana, opponents said the Louisiana law would close three of the state’s five abortion clinics….

Of course, states in many other areas of the country are enacting pro-life legislation, but there is a concentration in the South/Southwest that “could see an entire region of the nation with little or no access to safe abortion,” warns Planned Parenthood.

Legal sure, but “safe,” no. At least one woman a month dies from a legal abortion in the U.S.

Reprinted with permission from Jill Stanek

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