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Planned Parenthood targets Hispanics with ‘East Los High’

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HOLLYWOOD, August 7, 2013 (American Life League) - Planned Parenthood’s has its guns aimed squarely at Hispanic teens, as it continues its latest foray into eugenic targeting via an unbelievably salacious novella featuring an all-Latino/Latina cast.

Set in East Los Angeles, Episode 1 of East Los High (ELH) features Vanessa, who has just been crowned Winter Queen. She receives a text and, stopping mid-dance with her boyfriend, the Winter King, dashes to a car and has sex with the caller. The scene flashes from the dance floor to the car, where Vanessa is seen gyrating and moaning, while someone videotapes the sex scene with a cell phone.

This is Planned Parenthood’s avenue for curbing teen pregnancy?

A Hollywood Reporter headline proclaims: “How Hulu lured Latinos to East Los High” with a subtitle that says, “The streaming service’s racy soap, designed to curb teen pregnancy, uses ‘salacious’ storylines to lure kids to the message.”

Hulu streams video via the Internet, and is very popular among the teen population.

Population Media Center (PMC) is the creator of East Los High. PMC’s founder and president is William Ryerson, a former Planned Parenthood executive. Since 2008, he has also served as CEO of the Population Institute, which works in partnership with his social engineering organization Population Media Center.

The Hollywood Reporter article trumpeting East Los High continues:

It’s a hit drama set among Latino teens with themes of love, sex, violence and revenge—all the elements of a racy telenovela. But East Los High is designed to teach as much as titillate.

The first TV series exclusively on Hulu in English with a Latino cast, the show is the brainchild of the nonprofitPopulation Media Center, which creates serialized content to promote social change, and is designed as a PSA of sorts for the target Latino audience. Storylines have a moral, characters become role models, and viewers ultimately are directed to websites with resources on such issues as teen pregnancy.

Which begs the questions: What kind of public service is done by the airing of this trashy novella directed to Hispanic teens? And just what is the “moral” of Episode 1? Finish the dance with your boyfriend before dashing to the car to have sex with someone else? Watch out when you have sex in a car because someone may be videotaping you? Being voted Winter Queen will make you extremely popular on the hookup circuit?

How can anyone even use the word “moral” in connection with this series?

Vanessa does become a role model, however. Not one that parents would want their teens to emulate, but a role model nevertheless, as borne out by comments on the East Los High Facebook page, where a teen comments that Vanessa is “real,” but the girl who plays the role of a virgin is “annoying.” Getting her out of the “virgin’s club” is a recurring theme of the series.

A quick visit to EastLosHigh.com will show that the websites and resources offered are from Planned Parenthood and its cohorts. The trailer for the series on YouTube shows scene after scene of sex, dirty dancing, sex, violence, sex, foul language, and more sex.

The Reporter article continues describing the methodology of pulling Hispanic teens in to Planned Parenthood’s web with the soap opera:

“You start out with a very salacious soap opera and get them in,” says Evangeline Ordaz, who writes the show with creators Carlos Portugal and Kathleen Bedoya. “Then hit them up with, ‘If you’re going to have sex, be responsible.’”

After watching Episode 1, this author found no hint of a responsibility message connected to the sex taking place on camera or the sale of cocaine that is the subject of the last half of the episode.

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A July 30 Huffington Post article pinpoints Planned Parenthood as an originating partner of the series: “The series grew out of partnerships with sexual health organizations and the Latino advocacy groups Planned Parenthood, Advocates for Youth, Voto Latino and the California Family Health Council.”

The series shows teens putting themselves in inappropriate, dangerous situations—including drug sales, alcohol use, violent relationships, and engaging in sex—and having no regrets, except when they fail to use contraception or end up on the wrong end of a gun.

Some of the excerpts from the show are featured on the ELH Facebook page as memes, including: “Sexaholic and proud of it,” “You can’t get out of a DUI with a hand job,” and “You’re getting buried—I mean married.” Teens are also instructed on the Facebook site, “Watch Maya get personal—with a banana. You too might learn something.” Also included are tips on how to “pleasure your partner.” Remember, all this is supposedly presented by Planned Parenthood and friends to curb teen pregnancy. Vanessa’s Winter Queen sex video is also featured on the Facebook page.

How could Planned Parenthood orchestrate a more blatant attempt at targeting the Hispanic teen population to draw them into its facilities? The series hands teens the recipe for their demise on a platter via Hulu—which is owned by Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Comcast, and claims a subscriber base of four million—and frames it to teens, to parents, and the public as education.

Interestingly, Disney collaborated with the Population Council, founded by John D. Rockefeller, as early as 1968 to produce a “family planning” propaganda cartoon employing overpopulation scare tactics. The propaganda piece was translated into 25 languages. Rockefeller was an initial supporter and funder of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. The Rockefeller Foundation continues to be a major funder of Planned Parenthood today. The Ford Foundation is another longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood, so it comes as no surprise that as the credits roll at the end of Episode 1 of East Los High, thanks is given to the Ford Foundation and Planned Parenthood supporters Fred and Alice Stanback. The Stanbacks gifted Planned Parenthood in North Carolina with $300,000 in 2012 alone for “affiliate-wide support.”

Parents and concerned citizens should contact Hulu’s corporate headquarters at 310-571-4700. Let them know that the targeting of Latino teens by Planned Parenthood is not acceptable, and request that the videos be removed and a second season contract not be extended.

This article originally appeared on the website of the American Life League and is reprinted with permission.

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What does it mean to be brave? Is it the doctor who dedicates himself to improving the health of a third-world nation? Is it the woman who faces her third round of chemotherapy to fight the progression of cancer? Is it the teacher who forgoes the comforts of a suburban school to reach minorities in the inner city? All of these are examples of bravery demonstrated in exceedingly challenging circumstances. And our society longs for stories of bravery to inspire us and fill us with hope.

As someone who works day in and day out with those on the front lines of helping rescue babies from abortion, I’m no stranger to stories of bravery. I see courage every day in the eyes of the men and women who sacrifice their time and energy to help women facing unplanned pregnancies. I see it every time a young mom — despite being pressured by her parents or significant other to get an abortion — chooses LIFE. And perhaps more profoundly than in any other situation, I see it when an expectant mom with no relational support, job, or income chooses to place her baby for adoption rather than abort her son or daughter.

This was Nicky’s situation.

When Nicky found herself pregnant with her boyfriend’s child, her life was already in shambles. During her 26 years, Nicky had already given birth to and surrendered sole custody of a little girl, committed several felonies, lived in her car, lost several jobs, and barely subsisted on minimum wage. So when she met up with an old boyfriend, Brandon, Nicky believed she was being given a second chance at happiness. “Our first year together was beautiful. We were getting to know each other and deciding if we would stay together forever.” Unfortunately, a positive pregnancy test result changed everything.

“When I told him I was pregnant, Brandon sat down on the bed, looked me in the eyes, and told me to ‘get an abortion’.” Nicky says those three little words changed everything for her. “I became depressed living with someone who wanted his child ‘dealt with.’”  Like thousands of women every day, Nicky began searching online for information on abortion, hoping her boyfriend would eventually change his mind. Through our strategic marketing methods, Online for Life was able to guide Nicky to a life-affirming pregnancy center where she received grace-filled counsel. “The woman I sat with was beyond wonderful. She helped me to just breathe and ask God what to do….And so I did.”

Nicky left the pregnancy center that day with a new resolve to choose life for her child, even though she still wasn’t sure how she’d financially support a child. “I was alone with just $10 in my pocket…and without any type of plan for what I was going to do.” So Nicky relied on the support of the staff she met at the life-affirming pregnancy center. With their help and through a chain of fortunate events, Nicky was put in contact with the couple who would eventually become her daughter’s adoptive parents.

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After meeting this couple face to face and coming to terms with her own desperate situation, Nicky conceded that the best thing for her unborn child would be to place her in someone else’s loving home. She told Brandon about her plans and he agreed that adoption would give their child the best chance at a happy and secure future. He even returned home to help Nicky prepare for the birth of their child. “The weeks leading up to my delivery were filled with a mixture of laughter, tears, protectiveness and sadness,” Nicky recalls. But one sentiment continued to be shared with her. “Brave…so brave.” That’s what everyone from the life-affirming pregnancy center to the adoption agency to the birthing center kept calling Nicky. “The nurses kept coming up to me and telling me they were honored to care for and treat someone like me.” After several weeks of preparation, Nicky finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl, and she made the dreams of a couple from the other side of the country come true.

Nicky’s adoption story continues to be riddled with a strange combination of pain and joy. “I cry every day, but I know my baby, who came out of a very bad time, ended up being loved by people from across the country.” When asked what message she’d like to share with the world about her decision to give up her child for adoption, Nicky responds, The voice of the mother who gives up a baby for adoption isn’t heard. We need to change that.”

To learn more about Online for Life and how we’re helping to make stories like Nicky and her daughter’s story a possibility, please visit OnlineforLife.org.

Author, speaker, and business leader Brian Fisher is the President and Co-Founder of Online for Life, a transparent, metric-oriented, compassion-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to helping rescue babies and their families from abortion through technology and grace.

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New York farmers stop hosting weddings after $13,000 fine for declining lesbian ceremony

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New York farmers Robert and Cynthia Gifford, who were ordered last week to pay $13,000 for not hosting a same-sex "wedding," say they are closing that part of their operation.

"Going forward, the Giffords have decided to no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their farm, other than the ones already under contract," said Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyer James Trainor. ADF represented the Giffords in their legal fight against New York's non-discrimination law.

Last week, the Giffords were ordered to pay a $10,000 fine to the state of New York and $3,000 in damages to a lesbian couple, Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, who approached them in 2012 about hosting their "wedding." The Giffords, who are Roman Catholic, said their religious convictions would not let them host the ceremony, but that McCarthy and Erwin could hold their reception on their property.

Unbeknownst to the Giffords, lesbian couple recorded the two-to-three minute conversation. After declining to hold the reception on the Giffords' farm, on which they live and rent property, the lesbian couple decided to make a formal complaint to the state's Division of Human Rights.

Eventually, Judge Migdalia Pares ruled that the Giffords' farm, Liberty Ridge Farm, constitutes a public accommodation because space is rented on the grounds and fees are collected from the public. The Giffords argued that because they live on the property with their children, they should be exempt from the state law, but Pares said that this does not mean their business is private.

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Trainor told TheBlaze that the Giffords' decision to end wedding ceremonies at Liberty Ridge “will hurt their business in the short run," but that was preferable to violating their religious beliefs.

“The Giffords serve all people with respect and care. They have hired homosexual employees and have hosted events for same-sex couples,” he said.

However, "since the state of New York has essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions," Trainor explained to LifeSiteNews. "No American should be forced by the government to choose between their livelihood and their faith, but that’s exactly the choice the state of New York has forced upon the Giffords."

"They will continue to host wedding receptions," said Trainor.

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South African mom files ‘wrongful life’ lawsuit on behalf of Downs son

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A South African woman has launched a "wrongful life" lawsuit against the Cape Town-based Foetal Assessment Centre, claiming a failure to inform her that the child she was carrying was at risk of having Down Syndrome prevented her from aborting her baby.

A twist in this lawsuit is that, unlike other "wrongful birth" lawsuits, the mother in this case missed the time limit to file the claim on her own behalf, so she is asking the South African Constitutional Court to allow her to sue the center for “wrongful life” on behalf of her now-born son.

“You have a duty to tell my mother carrying me that I'm malformed so that she can make an informed decision as to whether or not to carry me to term,” the statement of claim against the Foetal Assessment Centre reads, according to SABC News.

“It is not as if the foetus is sort of putting up its hand and saying why you didn’t destroy me," the mother's lawyer, Paul Hoffman, explained to Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. "The foetus is complaining that its malformation, its development is the result of the bad advice that was given.”

The SABC report did not say what compensation the woman is seeking.

The scope of the case is similar to that of a New Zealand couple who won a lawsuit claiming monetary compensation after a routine 20 week ultrasound scan failed to discover that their daughter had spina bifida.

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The mother, whose name has not been released, claimed that the continuance of the pregnancy was a “personal injury,” and, had she been given the correct diagnosis after that scan, she would have aborted her daughter.

"We consider that the continued pregnancy of the appellant following a misdiagnosis in the 20 week scan is capable of being an injury suffered by the appellant,” the court ruled, and directed the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to make the woman eligible for compensation for the ongoing surgical and physiotherapy expenses incurred by their child.

New Zealand disability advocate Mike Sullivan said the underpinning attitude behind the decision is that those with disability, both born and unborn, are seen as a burden on society.

“This is what happens,” Sullivan said, when “the children become reduced to nothing – wrong even to exist.”

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