Planned Parenthood Sells Abortion in 11 Pa. Communities

Over at the pro-life youth website Live Action News, there is a very informative article about the dangers of having a Planned Parenthood facility in your community.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America, and while not all their PlannedParenthood1facilities perform abortions, they all refer to and promote abortions.

Here in Pennsylvania, 11 of the 19 abortion facilities in our state are run by Planned Parenthood, according to the state Department of Health.

Planned Parenthood does not have a good reputation. According to the article:

“Planned Parenthood has been under government investigation for tax fraud. Corruption is widespread. Planned Parenthood takes over $1.4 million (yes, million) each day in our taxpayer dollars. And, every 90 seconds, they end the life of another baby through abortion.”

Undercover investigations have found Planned Parenthood covering up sexual abuse and lying to women, too. I encourage you to read the rest of the article here.

Behind Planned Parenthood’s catchy slogans and logos, the center of their business is abortion. They do not make their money offering women pregnancy and parenting resources or adoption referrals. Their money comes from abortion, and that’s what they sell to women.

We believe that there’s always a better option than abortion. That’s why there are about 200 pregnancy and parenting resource organizations across the state, dedicated to helping women and their babies. If someone you know is pregnant and needs help, click here.

Six Tips for Internet Debates about Abortion

Internet comment debates about abortion quickly can become fruitless and downright immature, but that doesn’t mean that we as pro-lifers should never try to bring the truth to a conversation.

girlPro-lifers can have good conversations with the other side on the Internet. We just have to be tactful and respectful when we do it.

Here are just a few tips:

First, make sure you’re addressing the person’s actual argument. For example, if they’re comment is something along the lines of “my body, my choice,” don’t just respond: “It’s not just your body. Do you have two heads and four feet?” The “my body, my choice” argument can mean several different things. So, don’t just assume you know what the other person is thinking. Ask questions.

Second, back up your argument with sources. It’s best to use something from a neutral source, such as a mainstream news outlet or a reputable research group. If you can find a source from their side, such as research from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, share it.

Third, be respectful of the other person when you disagree with them. Don’t respond with an attitude that makes them feel stupid, or resort to name calling. It’s childish, and it doesn’t win any arguments.

Fourth, if you start feeling angry, take a deep breath and step away from the keypad. It’s easy to get frustrated and angry, but remember that you’re conversing with another human being who you want to help see the truth. “A gentle answer turns away wrath …”

Fifth, don’t feed the trolls. If a commenter keeps responding with nasty remarks, just ignore them. They’re probably just trolling you.

Sixth, if you don’t know, just say so. No one expects you to be the Pro-Life Encyclopedia. Go do some research and get back to them.

To get you thinking, here’s a great example of an Internet debate from Live Action News blogger Kristi Burton Brown.

Lila Rose: Exposing Truth about Abortion to Young People

We are busy getting ready for our annual Celebrate Life Banquet in Pittsburgh next week.

Our featured speaker is going to be Lila Rose, the young president and founder of Live Action. She has become the face of the young pro-life movement. Still in her mid-20s, Lila and her organization Live Action have accomplished so much. Through LiveActionvideoundercover videos, they have exposed many abuses and lies in the abortion industry.

Every pro-lifer should check out Live Action’s undercover investigations. The videos are short, but telling. Watch them here:

Inhuman: Live Action goes undercover in America’s late-term abortion industry

Protect Our Girls: This investigation exposes sex-selection abortion practices at Planned Parenthood

The Mona Lisa Project and Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Cover-Up of Child Sex Trafficking: These video investigations show Planned Parenthood failing to properly handle and report child sex abuse

The Rosa Acuna Project: Live Action documents the lies Planned Parenthood tells its patients, ignoring scientific and medical facts about abortion

Educate yourself about the abortion industry, and then come hear more from a young women who is on the front lines exposing these horrible practices.

Sign up now for the banquet on Tuesday, October 29 at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, in Mars. You won’t want to miss this special opportunity to hear Lila Rose. Plus you’ll learn about the progress we are making right here in Pennsylvania to protect preborn babies and their mothers from abortion.

Click here for more details or to register. You also can call us at 717-541-0034.

Hope to see you there!

Discrimination against Women Starts in the Womb

Friday is the International Day of the Girl.

On Monday as I was thinking about the special day and browsing through the news, two stories caught my eye.

The first headline read, “Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ariz. Abortion Law” which bans sex and race-based abortions.ProtectOurGirls

Then the second, “Australian Doctor Investigated for Refusing to Do Sex-Selective Abortion.”

And last week, I read about a debate in England after two doctors were caught agreeing to do illegal sex-based abortions. The government has said it won’t prosecuted the doctors.

I wonder whether others raising awareness about women’s rights made the connection between these stories and the reason we have an International Day of the Girl.

The United Nations estimates that up to 160 million girls are missing in our world today because of sex-selection abortion.

There are many, many injustices against women in our world, from education and career discrimination to sexual harassment and human trafficking. But sex-based abortion, which I consider among the worst of injustices, goes unnoticed far too often when we talk about women’s rights.

This Friday, help raise awareness about gender discrimination in the womb. Here are a few ideas:

Check out the trailer for “It’s a Girl,” a new documentary about this issue.

Share a graphic like this one or the one above on Facebook or Instagram. Or make your own!

Post a video of Live Action’s genocide investigation.

Learn more about the issue by visiting Women’s Rights without Frontiers.

Connect pregnant women in your community with life-affirming and empowering support. Click here to find a list of pregnancy resources in Pennsylvania.

Everyone Can Do Something for Life This Autumn

One person cannot do everything to protect life, but every person can do something.

That’s a message our Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo shares with pro-lifers when he is out on the road. How true it is.

Bucks County Right to Life volunteers

If you’re one of those people who has always wanted to do something more, this fall is a great time to get involved.

Maybe it’s just taking an hour to read the latest news about what’s happening in the abortion debate in America. Maybe you can help educate other people in your church by requesting our free Respect Life Bulletin insert (Contact us at or 717-541-0034). Maybe you can read a pro-life book such as “Unplanned” by Abby Johnson or “Why Can’t We Love Them Both” by Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Willke. When you’re done, consider donating it to your church or community library so others can read it, too.

Maybe you can participate in one of these upcoming pro-life events in Pennsylvania:

Lila Rose Red DressCelebrate Life Banquet — On Oct. 29 in Pittsburgh, join pro-lifers all across Pennsylvania for the pro-life event of the year. This special evening will feature Lila Rose, the young pro-life activist who founded the undercover investigative group Live Action. Register now by calling 717-541-0034 or visiting our website. The banquet benefits the life-saving work of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund.

“What I saw at the Gosnell Trial” with journalist J.D. Mullane — at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, in St. Mary’s Hall across the street from the church. J.D. Mullane is a columnist for the Intelligencer and the Courier Times. He reported extensively on the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the West Philadelphia abortionist convicted of murdering newborns. The event is hosted by the Bucks County Right To Life.

Life Chain — Thousands of Life Chain events will be held on Oct. 6 on sidewalks all across the U.S. People will gather to pray and hold pro-life signs as a peaceful public witness about the devastation of legalized abortion. For a list of times and locations, visit and click on “Pennsylvania” on the left side of the screen.

Respect Life Conference — St. Gabriel’s Ministry will host the conference “Building a Respect Life Community” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the St. Patrick’s Parish Activity Center, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle. Speakers include Monsignor Stuart Swetland, vice president of Catholic Identity, Mount St. Mary’s University; and Maria Gallagher, legislative director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Registration is $25, including lunch. A family rate is available. For more information, contact Patricia Dowling at or Gabriel Marcella at

Pro-life Film Showing — A special showing of “The Voice of John,” a pro-life film produced here in Pennsylvania, will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Hill City Church, 600 South Poplar Street, in Hazleton. Come see the newly released director’s cut with never before seen footage. The event is free.

40 Days for Life – Join pro-lifers outside abortion centers to pray peacefully for an end to abortion. There will be ten 40-day prayer vigil sites in Pennsylvania this fall. The outreach runs Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. For locations, visit

For more ideas, volunteer opportunities, and events, click here to contact pro-life volunteers in your community.

Abortionists Say Baby, Life Are Relative Terms in New Video

When is a baby a baby? According to the abortion industry, it depends on the mother.

The definitions of “baby” and its “life” are relative to its mother’s wishes, abortion staff tell undercover investigators in a new video released by Live Action. Watch it here. LiveActionvideo

LeRoy Carhart, a Maryland late-term abortionist, says, “ … life begins when the mother thinks it begins, not when anybody else thinks it begins. For some women, it’s before they conceive; for some women, it’s never. Even after they deliver, it’s still a problem, not a baby.”

And an abortion counselor in New Mexico says, “Well what – how – what do you consider a baby? It’s definitely a fetus. … Um, it depends what the term ‘baby’ means to you, and how you perceive it.”

The truth is not relative. It is not something we perceive. And the truth is on our side.

Whether society calls it a fetus or a zygote or a baby, it’s still a human being whose life begins at the moment of conception. Those are unarguable scientific facts.

And women deserve the truth.

Lila Rose Red DressLearn more about Live Action’s investigation of abortion centers during our 2013 Celebrate Life Banquet in Pittsburgh this October. Lila Rose, the young pro-life advocate and founder of Live Action, will be our featured speaker. Find out more by clicking here. Please join us for this special evening!

Gosnell Not Alone in Inhuman Treatment of Babies Born Alive after Failed Abortions

The two breaking pro-life news stories this week have a lot in common.

First, the Kermit Gosnell murder trial is wrapping up with closing arguments Monday. The prosecution says Gosnell murdered four late-term babies by delivering them alive and then snipping the backs of their necks to kill them. He also is charged with the third-degree murder of a female patient. (The judge dropped three additional first-degree murder charges last week.) Gosnell’s defense claims he killed the babies while they were still in the womb.

Second, the undercover investigation group Live Action released two shocking new videos of late-term abortion centers. In the Bronx, abortion staff said they put babies in jars of toxic fluid to ensure their deaths. And if the baby is born alive at home before the abortion? Flush it down the toilet, says a staffer.

Live Action founder Lila Rose linked their horrific findings to the gruesome practices at Gosnell’s center in Philadelphia.

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly,” Rose said. “The gruesome and inhuman practices exposed in Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ are business as usual for the abortion industry in America. These children’s lives are brutally destroyed when they are the most defenseless. This isn’t ‘choice’; this is murder.”

The Pro-life Fight for Women

By Maria Gallagher

The line “War on Women” did not die on Election Night 2012. The pro-abortion lobby carefully coined this phrase in an attempt to neutralize advances made by those who believe that law and public policy should protect an innocent person’s right to life. It’s catchy, alliterative, and denotes violence and death, and so it works well in a soundbite world.

Every time the catch-phrase is uttered—on cable news, radio talk shows, and in the Twitterverse, it should be countered—in an equally soundbite-savvy way. For what the pro-life movement has been engaging in for the past 40 years is a Fight for Women. And many women are leading the charge:

Abby Johnson. This courageous mom once worked for Planned Parenthood, but, Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnsonwhen viewing an ultrasound-guided abortion—and seeing the goodness and kindness of the 40 Days for Life members standing vigil outside the abortion center door—walked bravely to “the other side.” She now assists those who work within the abortion industry to find a safe way out. You can learn more about her And Then There Were None ministry at . (And be sure to read her fascinating account of her transition from abortion proponent to pro-life advocate in her ground-breaking book, “Unplanned.” Abby is a passionate leader in the Fight for Women.

Lila Rose. This remarkable twenty-something is lila3tthe founder of Live Action, which uses the tried-and-true tools of investigative journalism to expose the illegal activity and corruption present in the abortion industry. Lila has been especially effective at lifting the veil behind the cover-up of the sexual abuse of minor girls. You can learn more about her at . Lila is a fearless truth-seeker in the Fight for Women.

Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden. These two articulate young women have put a face on “choice.” Both are survivors of attempts to take their lives through abortion. They have raised their voices for those unborn girls who have none, and their testimony is powerful. Discover their stories at and . Gianna and Melissa represent the heart and soul of the Fight for Women.

Kristan Hawkins. She is the Executive Director of Students Kristan_Hawkinsfor Life. She has invigorated pro-life activism on college campuses around the nation, and has helped to show the world that youth have a particular stake in the Fight for Women. The Students for Life success story can be found at . Kristan is among the leading strategists in the Fight for Women.

This is far from a complete list—but it does spotlight the role that young, vibrant leaders are playing in the Fight for Women. Whenever you hear abortion advocates talking about the War on Women, point to the awe-inspiring Millennials and Gen-Xers at the forefront of the pro-life movement and respond, “No, you must mean the Fight for Women—and we are winning!”

Planned Parenthood’s game of name calling

My dad used to tell us that when someone called us a bad name,
they were really describing themselves. And the older I grow, the more I
realize the wisdom of his words.

When people resort to name calling, they often are convicting themselves of the very thing they are accusing the other person of.

So often seems to be the case in the abortion debate.

Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, claims
pregnancy resource centers provide “false” or “misleading” information to their clients.

As you have probably guessed, the real false information is coming from the abortion giant itself.

Jenni Stone, a Live Action writer, points out the half-truths and other misinformation in Planned Parenthood’s description of fetal development.

She writes:

According to Planned Parenthood, “’The ball of cells develops into an embryo at the start of the sixth week. The embryonic stage of pregnancy will last about five weeks. During this time all major internal organs begin developing.

Weeks 5–6
• The embryo is less than 1/5 inch (4–5 mm) long.
• A very basic beating heart and circulatory system develop.
• Buds for arms and legs develop.
• The neural tube begins forming. The neural tube will later form the brain, spinal cord, and major nerves.
• The bud of a tail develops.
• The umbilical cord begins developing.

“That ‘ball of cells’ is scientifically and biologically a newly conceived human being, but don’t expect Planned Parenthood to ever admit such a thing. The ‘very basic beating heart,’ which isn’t basic in any sense of the word, is pumping blood throughout the baby’s body just 21 days after conception — before the vast majority of women even realize they’re pregnant. By 28 days after conception, an unborn child’s heart is beating about 121 beats per minute. Planned Parenthood claims that ‘the neural tube will later form the brain,’ at 5-6 weeks of pregnancy when, in fact, the brain is the first organ to begin developing. By 3 weeks after conception, the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain can be identified.”

And what are pregnancy resource centers’ alleged inaccuracies? I guess it must be their dedication to informing women about the damaging effects of abortion and about the precious, unique life that is growing inside of them.

Sounds like another instance of name-calling for Planned Parenthood.