Monday, April 13, 2009

Planned Parenthood Staffer Condemns Women Who Say They Regret Their Abortions

Planned Parenthood Staffer Condemns Women Who Say They Regret Their Abortions

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 13
, 2009

Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) -- In a new editorial piece posted on a pro-abortion activism web site, a Planned Parenthood staffer condemns women who regret their decision to have an abortion. The unnamed staffer for Planned Parenthood Health Systems says she is upset women would share how their abortion adversely affected them with other women.

The Planned Parenthood staffer, writing under the pseudonym “StephatPPHS” at the RH Reality Check web site, says she lives three doors down from the Richmond Medical Center for Women abortion business in Virginia.

The staffer says she was upset when she woke up recently to hear pro-life advocates outside protesting abortion and telling women about better options.

The Planned Parenthood official said she saw a woman holding a sign reading "I regret my abortion" who was standing quietly on one street corner outside the abortion center.

The staffer said she felt “discomfort” at the message because “women [are] so freely permitted or expected or encouraged to express regret” about the abortion they have.

Although she doesn’t trust women to discuss their regret and disappointment following an abortion, the Planned Parenthood staff condemned the woman and her sign because it means she doesn’t trust women to make a decision before an abortion.

The woman’s sign “presupposes that the women who are coming to the clinic to seek abortion care (or even the women driving by who have or will consider abortion) have not considered regret among the ways that they might experience this choice,” she writes.

The Planned Parenthood staffer goes on to compare the woman’s negative abortion decision and her sign to protesting outside a fast-food restaurant.

“If I were to stand outside of McDonalds for a month straight strategically standing between the drive thru and the building entrance bearing a sandwich board … I am fairly certain that I would see a lawsuit coming my way,” she said. “I would also be remiss to think that the patron's of MacDonald's were not education [sic] enough to know that among the many possibilities of feelings that may follow a meal at MacDonald's.”

“Who am I to educate people about how I felt after eating fast food? It's insulting,” the Planned Parenthood staff complains.

The Planned Parenthood staffer says “I am proud to work for an organization that will deny abortion care to a woman if there is any hint that that she has not had the freedom to make her choice without coercions from a partner or parent.”

However, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly opposed laws to make the performance of coerced and forced abortions illegal. The abortion business opposed such pro-woman laws in Michigan and in Missouri.

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