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WSR: 2021-07-07

  • California’s love affair with Planned Parenthood
  • Planned Parenthood opens new center in Hemet, California
  • Planned Parenthood “specifically targets the Black, Latinx, and LBGTQ+ communities.”
  • Planned Parenthood loses in Iowa

STOPP has pointed out for years that Planned Parenthood has more medical centers in California than in any other state. Currently, it operates 109 centers, and that number is increasing. One of the primary reasons for all these centers is that the state of California has several taxpayer-funded programs that funnel money to the organization.

To illustrate the kind of funding available to Planned Parenthood, we will look at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, which is the biggest (by income) Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country, operates 34 of the PP centers in California and reports a total income of $121 million. (Note: All PPMM financial numbers in this article are taken from its Federal Form 990 covering the year from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019).

PPMM reported that it received $36 million from California’s Family PACT (Planning Access Care Treatment). Low-income women, men and teens seeking birth control may qualify for the state’s Family PACT funding program, which includes some no-cost services. Eligible women may receive birth control, routine periodic exams, and pap smears, as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or vaginal infections. Men can receive condoms and STD testing/treatment as well as vasectomy services. (Note: When a high school or college student goes into Planned Parenthood for its services, only that individual’s personal income counts toward determining if they qualify as “poor” people; their parents’ incomes do not count.) 

PPMM also reported receiving $35 million from California’s Medi-Cal program. Medi-Cal will pay for most of Planned Parenthood’s services, including birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, and abortion services. (Note: Planned Parenthood frequently claims that taxpayer money cannot be used to pay for abortion services. That is NOT true in California or in 15 other states [Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington].) 

Finally, PPMM reported receiving $6.6 million from the Medi-Cal/Medicaid program. Not all Planned Parenthood centers in California have providers that qualify as federal Medicaid providers, but many do.

Thus, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte reports that a full 64 percent of its annual income is taxpayer money from these three programs.  

There are six other Planned Parenthood affiliates in California. Although all the affiliates also receive taxpayer monies from these three programs, their numbers are smaller than PPMM.

There has been significant attention to the increase in healthcare funding in California during 2021. Although the state budget for the next two years was signed within the last two weeks, the final numbers have not yet been settled; additional funding is expected to be tacked on to the budget through what California calls “trailer bills.”

What is clear is that California is significantly increasing its expenditures for “healthcare” and that Planned Parenthood is positioning itself to be a large recipient of those funds—not only in its traditional roles involving abortion (including the abortion pill) and birth control but also in emerging economic opportunities such as “transgender services.”

Facing its future, Planned Parenthood is beginning to increase its number of centers in the state.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.

In May, we brought you news of Planned Parenthood of the California Central Coast opening a new center in Oxnard, California. Today, we are reporting that Planned Parenthood is opening a second new center in California, this one by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. This brings the total number of Planned Parenthood centers in the state to 109.

After reaching a high of 113 centers in 2013, consistent work by anti-Planned Parenthood individuals and groups reduced the number of PP centers to 104 in 2018. However, with the growing support of state leaders and the state’s increased spending on anything “healthcare” related, Planned Parenthood is beginning to make a small comeback. It added two centers in 2019, one more in 2020, and now two this year.

Planned Parenthood is optimistic this year. Here are excerpts from the message sent by the CEO of PPPSW, Darrah D. Johnson, about its new center:

“While the past year has brought tremendous challenges and unexpected difficulties for many of our communities, we’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish throughout our three-county region. We’re so excited to share with you that today, June 17th, we’re opening up a new health center to serve the community of Hemet.

“With the opening of this new health center, we’re doubling down on our commitment to invest in communities, improve quality of care, and support health equity. Our health center in Hemet will offer our full range of sexual and reproductive health services including STI testing and treatment, breast and cervical cancer screenings, abortion, pap tests, contraception, pregnancy testing, and more. We look forward to doing our part to expand access to health care, and to offer affordable, convenient, and compassionate care in the community of Hemet. …”

Unfortunately for Planned Parenthood, the anti-Planned Parenthood forces are emerging from the lockdowns of the pandemic ready to resume, and even escalate, the fight against this satanic organization.

While Planned Parenthood has been stealing Payroll Protection Program funds from the government to keep its staff employed and plan the opening of these new facilities to increase its killing numbers, those opposing its agenda have been fortifying themselves with prayer and getting closer to God.

Jim Sedlak met with many of Planned Parenthood’s opponents in California last month and is expecting exciting victories as the year moves along.

The words in this headline come directly from theSkimm reporters who interviewed Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, about a new PPFA effort, Be Seen. They were not Johnson’s words, but clearly was the impression the reporters, Kamini Ramdeen and Maria Martinolich, took away from the interview.

According to Johnson, “’The Be Seen campaign is a love letter…with a simple message: No matter what the world says, we see you – the whole you.’ And you are worthy of care, respect, and support. It’s been launched in partnership with Planned Parenthood affiliates in five cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Miami.”

In answer to the question, How does Planned Parenthood tackle systemic racism in health care?, Johnson states, as she did a year ago, “… [Our] work also demands that we hold ourselves to high standards by acknowledging and learning from our own history, but also addressing the harmful systems our own organization has upheld – internally and externally.”

A year after first uttering this admission, you would think that Johnson would have pointed to things that are changing within Planned Parenthood to reduce internal and external racism; she did not. At the time in 2020 that Johnson first said Planned Parenthood would change its ways on racism, many of its minority employees expressed disbelief. They pointed out that PP had made these promises before and nothing happened. It appears, from this interview, they were right.

So, what is the new Be Seen initiative about? After reading this article, it is not clear. Planned Parenthood wants to appear to have a sympathetic ear. Planned Parenthood wants to expand its transgender services. It also includes a major push for Planned Parenthood’s sex education program, which has done so much harm over the years. To put it bluntly, it really appears that Planned Parenthood, itself, is anxious to “be seen.” To make sure we weren’t missing anything, on July 6, 2021, we went to the webpage for Planned Parenthood’s Be Seen effort. Wow! The highlight of the page is a blank text box where visitors are invited to enter an answer to the question “What makes you feel seen by a nurse or doctor?” 

We expected there would be, at least, the “love letter” Johnson talked about; there wasn’t.

With apologies to Shakespeare, it appears that Planned Parenthood’s new Be Seen initiative is “Much Ado About Nothing.” It is a farce. It is clearly an effort to attract more customers from the Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities. Remember, Planned Parenthood is really having trouble attracting customers. In 2006, Planned Parenthood reported having 3,140,540 unique customers. By 2015, that number had fallen to 2,400,000. Every year since 2015, Planned Parenthood has reported the same 2,400,000. It is possible that the number has remained that steady for five years, but the more plausible explanation is that the number is still going down, but PP doesn’t want to report the continuing decline.

Those fighting Planned Parenthood should be encouraged by this new effort. Planned Parenthood is becoming desperate.

On June 30, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court, on a 6-1 vote, reinstated a 2019 law that allows the state to prohibit Planned Parenthood from teaching state-funded sexuality education programs.

The original law was passed in 2019 and banned Planned Parenthood from teaching in two state-funded programs, the Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program, known as CAPP, and the Personal Responsibility Education Program, or PREP. Both are programs used in Iowa that reportedly do not speak about abortion. Planned Parenthood sued after the law was passed and won in district court, blocking implementation of the law; the state appealed.

Prior to the law being passed, Planned Parenthood personnel taught some of the programs in 10 counties and was the only provider in five of those counties.

According to the Des Moines Register, the Iowa Supreme Court justices wrote: “Even if the programs do not include any discussions about abortion, the goals of promoting abstinence and reducing teenage pregnancy could arguably still be undermined when taught by the entity that performs nearly all abortions in Iowa. The state could also be concerned that using abortion providers to deliver sex education programs to teenage students would create relationships between the abortion provider and the students the state does not wish to foster in light of its policy preference for childbirth over abortion.”

Planned Parenthood has a three-part business plan. 

Part 1 is to get sexuality education into every school (K-12) and to teach our children “how to obtain sexual satisfaction before marriage.” The programs are designed to get children involved in lives of sexual sin.

Part 2 is to sell the sexually involved children all types of birth control products to “prevent pregnancy.” Most of these devices sometimes act by preventing implantation of an already-created human being—thus killing the child. Planned Parenthood buys the products for very cheap prices (e.g., $2 for a month’s supply of the birth control pill) and sells it to the children or gets taxpayer reimbursement for a much higher amount (e.g., $18 for those same birth control pills).

Part 3 is to sell abortion to take care of what it calls “contraceptive failures.” What they call “contraceptive failures,” we know as babies. Again, making considerable profit for Planned Parenthood from every abortion.

By cutting off Planned Parenthood access to the kids through sex education, you save not only lives from abortion, but the souls of those children.

Congratulations to the persistent fighters against Planned Parenthood in Iowa!