Pregnancy Centers Go ‘Express’ to Reach Women Targeted by Planned Parenthood Mega Centers

Pregnancy help centers are focused on one main goal: helping women and girls who are facing unexpected pregnancies. Many of these women are dealing with pressure to abort their babies based on either financial circumstances or their young age, and sometimes both. But pregnancy help centers and life-affirming medical clinics are there to help by providing resources, access to medical care, ultrasounds, and even baby gear. However, these life-affirming centers often face an uphill battle when it comes to reaching the girls and women who are most in need of their services. In order to overcome those obstacles, many centers have re-imagined the plans they’ve put in place. They have needed to figure out a way to reach into the communities where women are most vulnerable to abortion, and do it within their extremely tight budgets. Despite the challenges, CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage, Ill., has succeeded at doing just that. Tweet This: #Prolifers reaching women in shadow of #PPact mega-center. #abortion #DefundPP #Illinois #Minnesota “The biggest barrier to reaching more women and creating more centers out there is overhead. That’s a big part of it,” Barbara Singer, the organization’s executive director, said. “If we could cut our expenses in half or even less and reach into areas that we have not been able to reach into before, that would make a big difference. “What we’re trying to reach into is high impact, like across from a college or high school or a downtown area where you’ve heard there’s a lot of need. Space is not available or it’s so expensive you can’t possibly get in there. But with...

Planned Parenthood Abortion Sites Failed to Report Rape of Teen Girls in Seven States

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is currently embroiled in a national scandal surrounding its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. Now, the abortion company is caught up in another national scandal over its repeated failure to report cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape. A new report from a national legal group chronicles how Planned Parenthood abortion places in seven states failed to file reports of cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape of minor girls — preferring to make money off of the victims by aborting their babies instead. A report Alliance Defending Freedom issued Thursday catalogs multiple instances of Planned Parenthood performing abortions on sexually abused minors and failing to report the rapes to authorities as required by law. Affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America instead accepted money for the abortions and allowed the rapists to roam free without any notification to the proper authorities. ADF Legal Counsel Natalie Decker told LifeNews.com that the abortion giant has been taken to court in multiple instances and has been forced to settle lawsuits in the past over its failure to protect young girls victimized by sexual predators. “Americans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize a scandal-plagued, billion-dollar corporation,” Decker said about how taxpayers fund Planned Parenthood. “The recent CMP undercover videos have revealed only the latest scandal. As our report demonstrates and documents, Planned Parenthood has been involved for many years in performing abortions on underage, sexually abused girls and letting their rapists go free, many times to go on abusing the same girl or other children,” she added. The report presents a pattern of Planned Parenthood...

Final Exit Network Fined Nearly $33,000 After Found Guilty of Violating Minnesota Law Against Assisting Suicide

[Comment: While getting a ruling against assisting suicide is good, the fine seems rather puny to me and without some jail time, I don’t think this will even slow down Final Exit or other pro-assisted suicide groups. N. Valko RN, 24 August 2015] The following statement may be attributed to Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL): Today’s sentencing of Final Exit Network by Dakota Co. Judge Christian S. Wilton sends a very clear message that assisting suicide is illegal in our state, and that violations of our law will be punished. We commend Dakota Co. District Attorney James Backstrom and his counsel for having the courage to prosecute this violation. Final Exit Network purposely came into our state, broke our law and assisted in the suicide of a vulnerable person who needed care, not suicide. Our law protecting Minnesotans from suicide predators like Final Exit Network and other assisted suicide advocates has been in place since 1992 and has served all of us well. Final Exit Network and other groups seek to legalize assisted suicide, which can lead to: Abuse: Abuse of people with disabilities, and elder abuse. An heir or abusive caregiver may steer someone towards assisted suicide, witness the request, pick up the lethal dose, and even give the drug. Mistakes: Diagnoses of terminal illness are too often wrong, leading people to give up on treatment and lose good years of their lives. Carelessness: People with a history of depression and suicide attempts have received the lethal drugs. Contagion: Assisted suicide is a contagion and can increase suicide rates for all populations....

Minnesota Makes $4.7 Million in Grants to Help Women Find Abortion Alternatives

The Minnesota health department has distributed grants totaling $4.7 million over the next three years to pregnancy centers and other agencies that help pregnant women find abortion alternatives. The grants will hopefully help offset the increase of abortions due to new Planned Parenthood centers. The grants are part of the Positive Alternatives program that Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life successfully got the state legislature to approve. The legislature ultimately approved the program in 2005 with overwhelming bipartisan support. Positive Alternatives grants are available to organizations that provide life-affirming care to pregnant women in need who want to bring their children to term. They help women with services ranging from medical attention, nutrition support and housing assistance to adoption services, educational and employment assistance, and parenting education. Scott Fischbach, the executive director of MCCL, told LifeNews.com that the organizations empowered by the grants will, in turn, empower women with help and options apart from abortion. “Positive Alternatives delivers a wide range of support to women when they are most vulnerable and needy,” he said. “These grants ensure that pregnant mothers will continue to receive helpful services and won’t feel abortion is their only option,” Fischbach added. A total of 31 grantees were selected across Minnesota to receive the funding for the 2008-2010 biennium. MCCL defeated an effort from pro-abortion legislators in the last session to gut funding for the program. Reps. Ken Tschumper, Shelley Madore and Will Morgan, all Democrats, tried to cut the funding. In the end, MCCL was successful in having the Positive Alternatives program cut no more than the 1.8 percent the Minnesota health department had cut...