Planned Parenthood says a lot of things, but the more the light is turned up, the more the deception becomes apparent.
The directors of the PP clinics actually have abortion quotas they are required to meet.
In fact, Sue Thayer, a former PP clinic manager, says her quota was 1,135 abortions per year.
Thayer says, "For my clinic specifically, we were required to perform 1,135 abortions per year, so we're really selling those abortions to pregnant women who are coming in. At Planned Parenthood one of their mottos is that every telephone call and every client visit must be turned into a revenue generating visit. Well, the only way to make a profit off a pregnant women is to sell her an abortion, because Planned Parenthood doesn't provide any prenatal care."
Abby Johnson, another former clinic manager, explains on video how Planned Parenthood bundles their reimbursement requests, using deception to increase their income.
The law firm has also revived the law suit in Washington State that claims Planned Parenthood Northwest claimed at least 25,000 false claims resulting in income revenue which could be as much as $377 million.
Valerie Tarico, Ph.D., from Bellevue who serves on the board of PP here in the Northwest and is a nationally published columnist is saying conservative or evangelical Christianity is "Going Down."
The Washington State law suit was originally filed by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Jonathan Bloedow back in July, 2011. I wrote about it at that time.
The suit was subsequently dismissed on a technicality by a federal district judge in December, 2013.
Alliance Defending Freedom has appealed.
Alliance Defending Freedom has done an excellent job of looking below the surface of Planned Parenthood. They have found that what you see---or hear, is not what you get.
In their new in depth analysis, they address 4 major areas of activity and deception within Planned Parenthood.
1. It is promoting risky sexual behavior in children.
2. It enforces abortion quotas to drive revenue.
3. It fails to uphold state health standards.
4. It is presently under investigation for fraud.
I mentioned former clinic manager Sue Thayer above. This is a video of her explanation of how PP sets abortion quotas.
Abby Johnson is also a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager. She explains how PP bundles their services and products to mislead both the public and the federal government in their reimbursement claims.
What struck me was how important it is to look at the profile of those who lead the abortion movement.
One such person is Valerie Tarico, Ph.D., from here in Bellevue. Here's the profile.
She is the former director of the Children's Behavior and Learning Clinic in Bellevue. She is a psychologist with what she calls a "passion for personal and social evolution."
She co-founded the Progressive Alliance of Washington, she is the founder of Wisdom Commons, a web site that advances the far left social agenda.
She is a social commentator who writes and speaks on issues ranging from religious fundamentalism to gender roles and women's rights. She also serves on a number of boards including, co-chair of Washington Women for Choice and serves on Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Board of Advocates.
And speaking of religious fundamentalism----Dr. Tarico has written a book titled, "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs In A New Light."
She has also written a column for Salon titled, "10 Signs That Religious Fundamentalism Is Going Down."
For secular progressives like Tarico, "religious fundamentalism" means orthodox Christianity or evangelicalism.
In the column she gives empty hope to her hopeless peers by beginning her column with, "Things are looking bright for those who would like to see humanity more grounded in science and reason. If you are a non believer in the mood for a party, here are 10 reasons to celebrate."
She rattles off a litany of so called facts that the secular left always proclaim as they prophecy the end of biblical Christianity---you have heard them all---atheism is on the rise, Christianity is in steep decline, the whole world believes homosexuality is normal, etc., etc., etc.
She then attacks the Apostle Paul's writings in the New Testament announcing that according to the Bible, "A woman's consent is not needed or preferred before sex."
She adds, "By demanding an end to the rape culture, today's young men and women are making the Bible writers look as if they were members of a tribal, Iron Age culture in which women were property like livestock and children---to be traded, sold and won in battle. Small wonder the culture warriors have ramped up their fight against contraception and abortion. Imagine if, on top of everything else, all women got access to expensive top-tier contraceptives and the power to end ill-conceived childbearing."
She also expresses deep concern about what she calls "Religious Trauma Syndrome," giving her readers a "scholarly analysis" on this imaginary "relationship between religion and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders and panic."
She concludes that hopefully some day "religious fundamentalism itself may be treatable."
Her profile is that of Planned Parenthood itself. It is the face of evil. And confusion. And moral corruption.
It is for this that Jesus died---on a cross---publicly.
In her writhing attempt to free herself from the truth taught in her Sunday School class, she has enslaved herself to the emptiness and hopelessness of secularism and atheism.
There is only one way to freedom. It is through the very Truth she attacks and denies and the very Person she mocks and ridicules.
There is only one Person who can fill that void. He, Himself said, "I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly."
This coming weekend we celebrate his provision for that life---His death and His resurrection.
Because He lives, we live every single day of our lives in that Truth.
Be Blessed. He is Risen.