To the Editor of SeacoastOnline.com:
I am writing to refute your lead editorial of February 4, 2016 which was entitled “Congress Should Drop Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt.” Here are the errors in this editorial:
- Planned Parenthood does not “provide vital health care services to our nation’s low-income women and families.” In fact they target these groups. The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sangar, sought to establish her clinics in poor areas so that she could advance her eugenic plans. Sangar’s goal, in her own words, was “to prevent the birth of those who would transmit imbecility to their descendants.”
- The purpose of the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood is to determine their role in harvesting and selling baby parts; it has nothing to do with undermining women’s access to health care.
- Planned Parenthood has not been “cleared of any wrongdoing relative to a legal fetal tissue program” by a Texas grand jury. The grand jury never even voted on the charges against Planned Parenthood who had been caught trafficking in baby parts. Instead County District Attorney Devon Anderson indicted the man who exposed this heinous practice. It is noteworthy that one of the Planned Parenthood board members works as a prosecutor in Anderson’s office.
- Planned Parenthood is NOT “our nation’s largest provider of women’s health care!” “Planned Parenthood kills 5,871 innocent human beings every week.” http://www.stopp.org/stats/
- It is totally false to say that Planned Parenthood’s main focus is to provide services other than abortion. Ask Abby Johnson who directed a Planned Parenthood clinic for seven years and wrote the book Unplanned.
- A one minute search can provide 21 pro-life pregnancy help centers in NH who can step in to offer women’s health services in the absence of Planned Parenthood. See https://nhrtl.org/get-involved/support-pregnancy-centers/#cpc
- To say that “there is simply no evidence of wrongdoing by the agency” is to totally ignore the fact that the videos revealing Planned Parenthood harvesting and selling baby parts were investigated and found to be un-doctored.
Sister Mary Rose Reddy, DMML