Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Wonder What Obama's Church Thinks of Planned Parenthood?
I have heard many Black pastors lament about the amount of clinics providing abortions in low socio-economic African American neighborhoods. That doesn't seem to bother Barack. We know that Obama is very pro-choice...pro-choice enough to be pro partial-birth abortion.
"Planned Parenthood of Idaho has apologized after an employee encouraged a telephone donation aimed at aborting black babies.
A fundraising employee violated the organization's principles and practices when she appeared to be willing to accept a racially motivated donation," Planned Parenthood of Idaho CEO Rebecca Poedy said in a written statement to the Statesman. "We apologize for the manner in which this offensive call was handled. We take full responsibility for the actions of the fundraising staff member who created the impression that racism of any form would be tolerated at Planned Parenthood.
According to a transcript released by The Advocate to the Statesman, an actor portraying a donor called Autumn Kersey, vice president of development and marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho, saying he wanted the money to be used to eliminate unborn black babies because "the less black kids out there the better."
Kersey responded: "Understandable, understandable. ... Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited and want to make sure I don't leave anything out." (source)
Wow. I had to read that a few times to make sure I was reading it right. But, I was encouraged to read another Planned Parenthood story yesterday:
"Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) is proposing an amendment to the appropriations bill that funds the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
"I just think it's wrong that the largest abortion provider in America is the largest recipient of non-abortion funding under Title X," Pence told Cybercast News Service.
Title X is the "family planning" program run by HHS that funds birth control clinics." (source)
It's amazing to me that people squawk over church-related charities receiving government money, yet Planned parenthood (an organization that so many Americans are opposed to) benefits from an abundance of taxpayer dollars.