By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
When I worked as a reporter, the general consensus among my colleagues seemed to be that no one ever changed their mind about abortion. People were either solidly in the “pro-choice” camp or the “pro-life” division, and cross-overs simply did not happen.
How wrong we all were.
I was reminded of this fact recently when I did a radio interview with a woman who had been trained as a comprehensive sex educator by Planned Parenthood. The woman, Monica Leal Cline, had been in her position for more than a decade.
Over time, she realized that Planned Parenthood was grooming children for its abortion business. Cline is now the founder and president of an organization called It Takes a Family, which teaches parents how to counteract the dangerous messages of Planned Parenthood.
Through her real-life experience with Planned Parenthood, Cline learned the truth: that Planned Parenthood’s brand of education leads to abortion. When she realized what was going on, she left the toxic environment in which she had found herself.
As this example demonstrates, once people realize the truth about abortion and Planned Parenthood, they are likely to embrace the pro-life cause. Facts are stubborn things, and it is difficult to defend an organization which takes the lives of an estimated more than 300,000 preborn children each year (accounting for about a third of all abortions).
The majority of Planned Parenthood’s clinic income comes from abortion. As a result, it has a financial incentive to expand abortion.
Which just goes to show that the old saying is true: When you think Planned Parenthood, think abortion.
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