Claire E. Healey

The Planned Parenthood Vandalia abortion feeder clinic in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN recently had "cause for celebration." That's because a new commuter rail line stop just opened near the clinic, giving clients more convenient access to it.

The organization's "can't miss event" hosted activities that were "friendly for kids and fun for grown-ups" to celebrate the new line.

"Don't forget to stop by Planned Parenthood at 671 Vandalia Street. Volunteers will be passing out condom roses, a craft specialty of ours," Planned Parenthood wrote. (Never mind that two of the organization's condoms received the worst ratings according to Consumer Reports.)

This is the message we're sending to our children? That Planned Parenthood is a family-friendly organization? It is everything but. The organization's principles are inherently against family life. It's responsible for one in every four abortions in America - killing unborn children does the opposite of keeping a family intact. Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson was once told to double the amount of abortions performed in order to bring the organization more revenue.

Planned Parenthood is also unashamedly teaching teens about BDSM, as Christine reported a few days ago. And let's not forget Live Action's recent comprehensive report, which documents six years of investigations that finds the organization guilty of aiding sex-selective abortions, covering up instances of sex-trafficking and statutory rape, and assisting underage teens in obtaining contraception. On some of its affiliates' resource pages, it lists the site "Go Ask Alice," which gives advice for "sexual" activities like drinking urine and playing with feces. On top of that, Planned Parenthood once released in ad campaign in New England with statements like "We're your private area: Discreet sexual health services in a new downtown location."

"Friendly for kids?" I don't think so.

Oh, and don't forget. Planned Parenthood still receives over $500 million in funding from taxpayers like you.


Claire E. Healey

Claire Healey is a Townhall intern and a graduate of Grove City College.