Steven Aden

Christmas is a holiday which marks the birth of Christ, and one on which people celebrate rich traditions that have come to be tied to the season. However, one thing’s for certain: none of those traditions involve Planned Parenthood’s newly released talking points for defending baby killing during your Christmas dinner—an idea even more repugnant than the group’s usual propaganda.

Labeled “Talking Turkey,” these talking points are nothing less than a crash course in how to make Planned Parenthood look good at the dining room table if a pro-life friend or family member voices his or her opinion that “abortion is murder,” “I don’t want my tax dollars going toward abortions,” or the ever problematic, “I think sex ed should be left to parents.”

It’s shocking to think anyone still believes such backwards values these days, but that’s why Planned Parenthood has your back.

In the case of “abortion is murder,” Planned Parenthood advises their proponents not to go there. Instead they are to do all they can to avoid such “bumper sticker speak talk.” (I guess this means “abortion stops a beating heart” is off the [dinner] table too.)

Regarding the use of tax dollars for abortion, Planned Parenthood advises readers to remind family members that “because of the Hyde Amendment, tax dollars can’t go toward supporting abortion,” and then to quickly change subjects by adding, “But I do believe that everyone deserves access to basic, preventive reproductive care, and that it’s important we support those services. No one should ever have to choose between paying rent and buying birth control.”

Just kind of makes you makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside on a cold winter’s night, no?

For some reason, Planned Parenthood also doesn’t want the discussion to include a focus on the hundreds of thousands of abortions they perform annually. This means a worst case scenario for them would be a rousing chorus of “Away in a Manger” or “What Child is This?” followed by facts about how Planned Parenthood received $349,000,000 in federal taxpayer funds while performing 324,008 abortions in 2008 alone.

Steven Aden

Steven H. Aden is senior counsel and director of life alliances for Alliance Defending Freedom.