WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critics of Planned Parenthood have always suspected that the organization uses its access to students in sex education classes to bolster its own financial interests, particularly when it comes to abortion services.
After all, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading abortion provider, and the leading provider of K-12 sex education in public schools.
Students are reminded of their legal right to an abortion, and how and where to obtain one.
As the organization itself boasts on its website, “Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of comprehensive sex education in our communities. Each year, Planned Parenthood affiliates reach 1.5 million young people and parents with effective sex education and outreach in programs run by professional educators and youth peer educators.”
But now, following the stunning admission by a top Planned Parenthood official that the organization harvests and sells the organs of aborted fetuses, many critics are now calling on lawmakers and school officials to ban it from the classroom.
They don’t want young girls to continue to be naive providers of the raw products for Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish revenue enhancer.
“If this doesn’t convince people of the truth – that Planned Parenthood is in the abortion business and doesn’t care about our daughters’ best interests – I don’t know what will,” said Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, a California-based non-profit that promotes traditional family values.
“My immediate thought was now more people will see. Those of us in the movement have long known these things, but mainstream media has always tended to marginalize what we have to say. We’ve known for a long time they encourage abortion and sell body parts.
“As much as there was sadness (to hear the admission), people need to be sad and disgusted by it to build up the outrage so it will stop. I’m glad it came to light. Mainstream media actually has been picking it up. CBS and CNN have covered it. That’s very rare.
“Planned Parenthood always has been about money. The fact that taxpayer dollars fund this, everyone should be outraged about.”
Valerie Huber, president and CEO of the National Abstinence Education Association in Washington, D.C., says her organization has always opposed Planned Parenthood’s presence in public schools, but never more so than now.
“We have long advocated that any group that normalizes or encourages teen sexual activity should not have access to students,” Huber said. “That applies to (Planned Parenthood) and other groups, so this new revelation does not change our stance.
“(But) it strengthened our antipathy to their fitness as role models for our youth. Regardless of one’s stance on abortion, this footage creates a visceral reaction to our sensibilities and humanity.”
State Rep. Bob McDermott of Hawaii, an aggressive opponent of Planned Parenthood, did not mince words about the new revelations.
He has long accused Planned Parenthood and other providers of “comprehensive” sex education of purposefully giving students medically inaccurate or incomplete information, in an effort to promote their political and financial agendas.
“Planned Parenthood is an organization with racist roots in their founder Margaret Sanger,” McDermott said. “They continue to target poor minorities – to wit, more black babies were aborted in New York City than born last year.
“They are anti-Catholic religious bigots who engage in ridicule of that faith on a routine basis, they promote immoral behavior and promiscuity among our young people, they are despicable sex-hustlers who’s very actions victimize young girls.
“They claim to be providers of reproductive health care. I’m not sure how the little babies whose parts are being sold would feel about that statement. To Planned Parenthood, this was a business decision. Instead of throwing the baby parts in the trash as normal, they chose to make a buck!
“Planned Parenthood is simply an evil organization driven by greed, sex, and immorality. It is utterly without value. Nothing surprises me when it comes to an organization whose main purpose is killing the unborn.”