Hundreds rally in Beaverton to call for defunding Planned Parenthood

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by NW Spotlight

Several hundred pro-life supporters rallied in front of the Planned Parenthood building in Beaverton yesterday. It was part of the “Women Betrayed” nationwide rallies calling for state governments and the federal government to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, and calling on all 2016 presidential candidates to pledge to defund Planned Parenthood.

The pro-life supporters gathered respectfully and peacefully on all four corners around the front of Planned Parenthood to avoid blocking traffic. The Beaverton Valley Times referred to the rally as a “peaceful protest” and The Oregonian reported that Beaverton was chosen over Portland in part because Beaverton had a “quick turnaround for a permit.”

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The Valley Times listed the speakers at the rally as including: “Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Gayle Atteberry; author Cindy Brunk (“Love Will”); State Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer); Patti Williamson, a speaker for SaveOne; and former Benson High teacher Bill Diss (he was fired after not allowing Planned Parenthood representatives to speak to his class).” Lisa Stiller from Democrats for Life of America also spoke.

The Women Betrayed website described the recent video exposés that inspired the rallies: “On July 14th and July 21st, the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives casually discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. It was sickening. It was horrifying. In both videos, the abortionists filmed – Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services and Dr. Mary Gatter, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council – candidly discuss the harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies and the haggling of prices for these baby body parts.”

Lisa Stiller (Democrats for Life of America) was quoted in the Valley Times commenting on the video exposés: “The videos show the horror of what’s really going on.”

A third video exposé was released yesterday. According to Life News, that video caught “a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.”

Photos from the Women Betrayed pro-life rally in Beaverton, Oregon (July 28, 2015)

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  • Bob Clark

    Planned parent does do some good things (the carrot) but they also operate as a wing of the statists, helping Obummer get elected and re-elected (crony capitalist non-profit outfit largely sponging off taxpayers).

  • Jack Lord God

    When the response to a PP official chomping on a salad and discussing crushing a baby’s head and legs so as to insure intact organ harvesting is – “the video was heavily edited” – you have lost your place at the table of civilized discussion.

    Oh, and by the way, if you joined the pompous brigade yammering on about Bush and Cheney waterboarding a half dozen terrorists and you can’t condemn head and leg crushing with forceps – congratulations, you’re a douche!

  • IhateLiberals

    On one of the Sunday morning political talk shows; the President of Planned Parenthood spent the better part of 15 minutes giving screechy denials and lame excuses for her organization. Even her answers to softball questions were lame and filled full of excuses.
    What disturbs me most, is that this vile and corrupt organization gets some of the five figures my wife and I pay in Federal taxes every year.

    • DavidAppell

      A fraction of a fraction of a fraction of your penny goes towards providing much needed reproductive health care to women.

      Your burden must be terrible.

      • IhateLiberals

        Sorry moron – I don’t like to see my tax dollars going to pay the way for vile liars.

        • DavidAppell

          I know — you’d rather women go without any care at all. That’ll teach’em for screwing around!

          • MrBill

            if PP is defunded, will women not get any care at all? Is that what you’re saying?

          • Eric Blair

            In some cases, yes, that will happen.

        • DavidAppell

          “Planned Parenthood sometimes donates, but does not sell, fetal tissue for scientific research at the request of its patients, the family planning provider’s attorney, Roger Evans, told the committee in a letter on Monday.”

        • DavidAppell

          Send me your address — I’ll send you the tiny fraction of a penny you feel cheated out of. In fact, I’ll send 10 years worth of your immense burden.

        • DavidAppell

          By the way, I don’t want my tax dollars going to baby-killing drones in the Middle East. Will you refund me that?

      • MrBill

        If it’s such a small amount, seems like we could get along without it.

        • Eric Blair

          Speaking of small amounts.. you do realize that only a very, very small portion of the federal dollars that PP gets goes to abortions, right? The bulk of the federal dollars goes to other activities such as birth control.

          If you defund PP, and poor women have a more difficult time getting birth control, that might actually increase the number of abortions. Right?

          • MrBill

            Sure, but the fact that you can use the federal funds for things other than abortions only frees up other funds that can be used for abortion. Nothing that a little creative accounting can’t overcome.

            A lot of birth control is already available over the counter. Perhaps you’ve missed those aisles in at your local supermarket. I don’t think availability of birth control is an issue.

          • Eric Blair

            And the check-ups that go along with it? And all the other services that go along with reproductive health? Can you find those in the supermarket?

            Keeping funds dedicated to the purpose they have been acquired for is not creative accounting. PP is not Enron.

            The fact is, if they are defunded, and they completely stop abortions, the hit will still cripple them and limit their services to mainly the poor.

          • MrBill

            If there’s a need, it will get filled. In the meantime, I don’t see much point in funding the ghouls PP has become.

  • Commonsensesssss

    Remember less than 3% of what PP does is provide abortions. The “other” 97% is much needed screening, educating and providing health care to women related to reproductive issues. Pro life/Pro choice is its own issue, completely defunding PP is a stupid idea supported by a small percentage of the population.

    • Pilates Pontificus

      KPIP is the best way to go EB. And don’t let sum road Appell (buffalo-chip) – ‘campfire’ your primal urges condiment alight with a mj (masters/Johnson) doobie [hankering] out over wander perimeters of common sense.

      • DavidAppell

        You are as incomprehensible as ever. But I’m touched that you think of me.

        • PP

          Too bad so sad your daddy didn’t KPIP when enjoined to commiserate with your momma, DA.
          That goes for Eric Blair, too, both reproductions spermed by wet whistle Willy’s systemically penetrating like a Whee Willy whilst entering a Juanita Brodderick’s defenseless back yard.

          • SNAP

            Stop pegging it’s messing with your mind!!!

    • MrBill

      What does it mean when they say less than 3% of what PP does is provide abortions? Does that mean that 3% of clinical interactions involve abortion procedures? I think that’s what they mean and thats not probably not a good representation of what they do.

      In their 2012-2013 annual report they state that of the 3 million people they served, there were roughly 300,000 abortion procedures performed. That would suggest that 10% of those entering their doors are getting abortions. When you consider that both men and women walk through their doors, then more than 10% of women are there for abortions. If you further consider that an abortion probably costs a lot more than a cancer screening, birth control pills, or advice/counseling, then performing abortions probably accounts for a fairly high percentage of their actual budget. I don’t know what that percentage is, but I suspect it’s more than 10%, and quite a bit more than 3%.

      • SNAP

        Sorry, but you assume only one visit per person. What if those 3 million served each came in 20 times? Your math sucks and you must have only taken stats 101? To clarify, 3% of their OVERALL Operation goes to abortions. My statement was “less than 3% of what PP does is provide abortion services” I think that’s pretty clear. If I say the military accounts for 10% of my business you don’t need to know what my profit margin is on that % but simply understand 10% of my business goes to making parts for Uncle Sam. That % may represent a wide range of profit/loss . So to clarify, 3% of their overall business. Regardless, I want FREEDOM FROM RELIGION! And I want old fat white men to let women make their own choices

        • MrBill

          If the 3 million figure included individuals who made multiple visits and the total number of individuals who walked though their door was less, then then my 10% figure is even lower than I thought. What you’re saying reinforces my argument. Thanks for pointing that out.

          I’m all for freedom too, but right is right and wrong is wrong regardless of whether it comes from an old fat white man or a woman.

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