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Abortion giant Planned Parenthood hosts Mother’s Day fundraiser

As families across the nation gather to celebrate Mother’s Day, others will gather to support the abortion industry. Never one to miss a fundraising opportunity, a New York affiliate of Planned Parenthood is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch to support the clinic.

Here is the advertisement that was published in The Ithaca Journal (ironically, over an advertisement for a children’s garden):

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes will hold its second annual Mother’s Day celebration at Moosewood and will feature two seatings, 10:30 a.m. to noon and noon to 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the restaurant, 215 N. Cayuga St. in the DeWitt Mall.

The brunch will include coffee, juice, breads, soup and a choice of vegetarian or vegan entrees. Admission is $18 per seat. All proceeds will go to support Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.

This is not Planned Parenthood’s first attempt to raise money through Mother’s Day. Year after year, the abortion giant encourages supporters to donate on behalf of their mothers. One 2010 Planned Parenthood e-mail read:

Honor a mother in your life with a gift to Planned Parenthood… Say thanks this Mother’s Day with a gift that honors her independence, her courage, and her commitment by making a donation to Planned Parenthood Federation of America in her name.

The irony of this tasteless fundraising ploy is obvious. The organization responsible for the death of over 300,000 children annually has no right to be raising money in honor of mothers. Abortion steals motherhood from women.

Abortion takes a beautiful, natural relationship and destroys it. Abortion pits mother against child, and groups like Planned Parenthood fuel the belief that pregnancy (when unplanned) is a curse, a problem to be eliminated.

On Mother’s Day, we honor the sacrifices that our mothers have made. Motherhood and sacrifice go hand-in-hand. Mothers know that children are not mere commodities to be discarded when they are inconvenient, costly, or unwanted. Mothers know that life isn’t perfect, that even if a child fits Planned Parenthood’s “every child a wanted child” mantra, there is no such thing as “planned” parenthood. Parenthood is filled with unexpected twists and turns, and mothers bravely face them all for the sake of their children.

Planned Parenthood rejects this motherly sacrifice and urges the opposite: personal convenience. On its webpage for those considering parenting, Planned Parenthood lists the advantages and disadvantages of parenting. The small paragraph of advantages is entirely self-focused (“Many people say that parenting brings great happiness and a deeper understanding of themselves”), never addressing what is good for the child. Planned Parenthood then follows with a longer list of self-focused disadvantages of parenting:

But parents often give up a lot for their children. Meeting a child’s needs can be very challenging. Parents deal with less sleep and less time to do the things they need and want to do. Having a baby is expensive, and many people find it hard to support their children. Having children can also put a parent’s school plans or career on hold.

Many people find that having a child can test even the strongest relationship. And if you are single parenting, you may find it more difficult to find and keep a relationship.

Again, Planned Parenthood encourages people to focus on themselves.

Mothers exemplify selflessness, while Planned Parenthood urges selfishness. As an organization that stands contrary to the very nature of motherhood, Planned Parenthood has no right to exploit this special day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000150054754 Elizabeth Volkmer

    Planned parenthood is the very embodyment of ANTI MOTHERHOOD….they don’t need any more $ to “honor mothers”.     Honor your mother by donating to a good organizaion like a maternity home, Smile Train (which helps children with cleft lips get surgery they need)  or a local pro life organization’s mother’s fund (that helps women that choose life, with bills such as rent or grocery or medical)

  • Rebecca Downs

    It bothers me that they list ‘advantages’ and ‘disadvantages’ of parenting. Who are they to be the experts? Even with books specifically on parenting though, the reader should know to take what is written as the author’s opinion/own experiences. Granted, I am 21 and not a parent yet, so I’m certainly not one to speak about the experiences of parenting, but still… Also, since it’s Planned Parenthood here, I feel like they have the ‘advantages’ just so they can say they provided the other side before they listed the ‘disadvantages.’ Goodness! 

    • 12angry_men

      I think that’s why they used words like “can,” “may,” and “many parents.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/redsmurfettemolly Miranda Elizabeth

    As the mom to a beautiful 4 month old baby girl I would be pissed if someone made a donation to PP in my name as a gift. I dont think I would ever speak to the person again. As Elizabeth said, PP is the embodyment of Anti-motherhood. They steal the lives of innocent babies and steal motherhood away from women. If anyone wants to make a donation in my name as a gift they should make it to a foundation like March of Dimes or an organization that helps moms who choose life for their babies. 

  • Cwc3kids

    Wonderful article. So proud to see a young women standing up for her beliefs.

  • Montag500

    The Irish say, “Laugh so you don’t cry”. I’m laughing at Planned Parenthood. Too Monty Python? I suppose so.

    Happy Mother’s Day, all. Time to get on the horn to Mom, tell her I love her.