Week in Review – Kaiser Permanente to Start Performing Abortions; Plan B Vending Machines Spread across Campus
In this week’s Wednesday STOPP Report, Rita Diller reports that to answer long wait times at Colorado Planned Parenthood locations, Kaiser Permanente (KP) will now begin to perform abortions.
According to Colorado Public Radio, KP has decided it will “offer abortion services” in Colorado as part of its everyday healthcare to allay longer waiting times for abortions at Planned Parenthood. “This is the choice that the woman makes and we are there for them and support them and we take care of them,” according to an unidentified Denver area KP employee.
Since when do we take care of mothers by killing their babies in our medical facilities? Women in crisis situations need real help—the kind pregnancy help centers provide—not abortion.
In the same article, a statement from KP reads, “Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing comprehensive reproductive health care that respects and supports all of our members’ rights to make, and act on, fully informed decisions about their fertility, family, and future.”
Seems they “respect” everyone . . . except the baby.
Rita Diller explains it is a particularly chilling decision, especially when you realize that Kaiser Permanente is the “largest nonprofit health plan and integrated health care organization in the state, serving 509,773 members through 41 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals.”
As ALL’s Judie Brown writes this week in her excellent commentary, Abortion and the Dead Conscience, “The fact that an actual baby dies during an abortion barely registers on the awareness screen these days. . . . Without a properly formed conscience, the destabilizing result that leads to killing the innocent by calling it ‘choice’ persists. The blood of the innocent is the toll exacted by noisy purveyors of evil. Thus it is that the conscience is deadened, and the bodies pile up.”
Planned Parenthood’s activism arm is setting its sights on establishing “Plan B Vending Machines” across college campuses, with the most recent attempt at Cornell University.
However, this trend has been ongoing for years, with an uptick following the demise of Roe.
The Boston Globe covered this story a few months ago, expressing Planned Parenthood’s desire to get contraception even more readily available on campuses.
Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said on-campus access would eliminate the need to go to a pharmacy to purchase such products.
“There are still challenges to get to a pharmacy. That’s why I think the vending machines are so brilliant,” Childs-Roshak said. “You just walk down the hall in your dorm.”
As we know, contraceptives can still cause an abortion, and even damage a woman’s health long term. It is clear, yet again, that Planned Parenthood works for their bottom line only and has no real interest in helping women—and certainly not the babies.
ALL in the News – ALL Spokesman Hugh Brown a Guest on Trending with Timmerie; WSR Published This Week
Hugh Brown was recently a guest on Relevant Radio’s Trending with Timmerie as part of the show’s Thanksgiving special.
Susan Ciancio, Celebrate Life editor, writes a weekly op-ed often featuring current cultural events with a fresh Catholic perspective. This week’s article , which was published by LifeSiteNews, is titled “This Advent let’s imitate the saints in their pro-life witness”.
The bi-monthly Wednesday STOPP Report was published this week. The report dives into the inner workings of Planned Parenthood and how STOPP works to shut them down. Read the full report here.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America.
Video of the Week – Your Annual Reminder About the Salvation Army
This is the link to the December 12, 2022 Video of the Week: https://all.org/pro-life-this-week/pro-life-this-week-12-09-2022#D.
No doubt you’ve heard the bells ringing outside your local Walmart, Target, or other big-box store lately. The red kettles are parked outside store entrances waiting for you to drop whatever spare change you happen to be carrying. Have you thought whether The Salvation Army is worthy of your charity? We explain the problem with The SA in this video short.
Action Item of the Week – Advent Is Here! Be Ready with the NEW Advent Booklet
Walking with the Saints This Advent will take you through Advent with stories of some amazing saints and with teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each day, we introduce a concept from the Catechism, provide a short bio on a saint, and include a reflection of how that saint lived his or her life according to Church teaching. We then offer a way for you to use that saint’s example to build a culture of life in your home or community and end with a short prayer.
Pro-Life Social Media – Advent has arrived and Instagram gives us a few joy-filled faces.
Nearly every child’s favorite holiday is Christmas, which makes Advent so special for little ones. The anticipation of the season of Christmas lifts children’s hearts. We took a dive into Instagram Reels to find a few children immersed in the glow of the season.