December 1, 2008

What Better Way To ‘Celebrate’ The Birth Of Our Lord…

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 10:00
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IN (LifeNews.com) -- In what could easily become the most offensive Christmas offer ever a Planned Parenthood affiliate is offering Christmas gift certificates. Purchasers can use them to give the gift of abortion even though the group claims that's not its purpose or intent.

"Looking for an unusual, yet practical gift this holiday season? Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) is now offering gift certificates for services or the recipient's choice of birth control method," the abortion business says.


The gift certificates can be purchased in increments of $25 online at the group's web site or for any amount at some of PPIN's 35 statewide facilities.


While PPIN president and CEO Betty Cockrum say they can be redeemed for contraception, birth control and legitimate medical services like breast exams and Pap tests, they can also be used to pay for abortions.


"Why not buy a loved one a gift this holiday season that they really need," Cockrum says in a press release LifeNews.com obtained. "The gift certificates are also a wonderful idea for that person in your life who puts everyone else first."


"Please join Planned Parenthood of Indiana and give the gift of health this holiday season," she adds.


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"It is difficult to think of a more tasteless, ghoulish thing to give anyone. I refuse to refer to these financial instruments as gifts as they are nothing more than a legal way to put a hit out on someone," said a participant in a forum at the online Lone Star Times, where the plan was reported.


"Planned Parenthood, this generation's King Herod, you know, the guy who ordered the mass slaughter of babies when Jesus was born," added WND columnist Jill Stanek, who also documented the plan on her blog.


According to the Lone Star Times, the nation's leading player in the abortion industry is "celebrating the most important crisis pregnancy of all time by selling gift certificates, perfect for the woman who has everything but moral fiber … And it's so much easier than finding the perfect 'Baby's First Christmas' ornament."


According to WISH-TV in Indianapolis, the controversial plan has people talking.


"People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do," Chrystal Struben-Hall, an official for the abortion business, told the station.


The report said the certificates come in $25 increments and can be used for everything from birth control to $58 examinations that include breast exams and pap tests.


"They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things," said Struben-Hall.


But can they be used for abortions?


Of course, Struben-Hall said. "We decided not to put restrictions on."





Stanek has campaigned to alert the American public of President-elect Barack Obama's extreme pro-abortion position. In fact, Obama considered partial birth abortion a "legitimate medical procedure" and opposed a requirement that abortionists provide life-preserving care for infants who survive abortion attempts, because of the burden it would impose on the abortionist.


On the Lone Star Times forums page, the reactions ranged from horror, to, well, horror:

"A gift for those who only want to kill the very innocent."


"Good for one dead baby."



"Redeem this at Planned Parenthood. No other redemption possible. Ever."


"What a marvelous way for the donor as well as the recipient-user to have blood on their hands."



"No matter what you believe about abortions this has GOT to disgust people that you would 'give' that kind of thing as a gift to someone!?? I mean WHO would you give it to??? 'Here best friend in case you ever need an abortion.'"



"I met a woman once who CELEBRATED her abortion because she was 'happy that no MAN could tell her what to do with her body.' It was all I could do to walk away silently without puking in her face. She's the kind of person that would give all the women she knew one of these gift death certificates.


World News Daily has reported Planned Parenthood's various "Choice on Earth" campaigns at Christmas.

One promotion included a "holiday" card that said, "'Tis the season to share with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones the message of 'choice on earth.'"


At that time Jim Sedlak, executive director of American Life League's STOPP International, slammed Planned Parenthood.


"In its continual attempt to 'normalize' abortion, Planned Parenthood has once again chosen to offend the Christian community by releasing the latest edition of its 'Choice on Earth' holiday cards," said Sedlak in a statement. "Contrary to the open-minded image the abortion organization aims to present for itself, Planned Parenthood has zero tolerance for anyone – or any religious group – that recognizes abortion as an evil act that kills a pre-born baby."


The controversial theme is derived from a passage in the Gospel of Luke, where an angel announces to shepherds the birth of their savior in Bethlehem.


The King James version of the Bible states: "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"


"By replacing 'peace' with 'choice,' or more accurately, 'killing the innocent on earth,' Planned Parenthood is essentially saying 'abortion on earth,'" Sedlak said. "This blatant mockery of Christian values – and of Christ Himself – truly demonstrates the bigoted, anti-religion, anti-God nature of Planned Parenthood."


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This past November 4, America had made it’s choice, however, all Christians must be in the forefront to lead by good example, and convince the world that Christ and Christian models are the solution for America's turmoil. As Christians, we are morally obligated to pray and to work together to abolish the evil of abortion in America, limiting it as much as we can until it is finally abolished.

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Judi Lynn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit judilake.com

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3 comments on "What Better Way To ‘Celebrate’ The Birth Of Our Lord…"

Angela on 12/2/08, 5:58 PM said...

Nice site! I never know it was so many individuals who also labor for the Lord. Jesus said to pray for the Lord to force out or thrust laborers into the harvest. I see He is doing that. I'm also a fellow laborer who prays for the Lord to manifest His Glory. Keep up the good work. I also like the links you provided. They are good resources.

allen on 12/2/08, 6:00 PM said...

Well written articles that tell things as they are. Keep up the good work - I'll be back often.

DD on 12/2/08, 6:05 PM said...

I hope many would read your blog and understand that there are more powerful forces exist in our daily life. God Bless.

 

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