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November 1, 2010
Planned Parenthood bending the truth
A pro-life group is accusing Planned Parenthood of misrepresenting a report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on teen pregnancy to make it appear as though the findings weigh in favor of the abortion provider.
Teen mothers are most prevalent in southern states, according to the new CDC study, and they are predominantly Hispanic and black in almost every state. American Life League's (ALL) Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP), reports that Planned Parenthood has issued a misleading press release.
"They have said that the CDC report makes it 'crystal clear' that the way to stop teen pregnancy is through Planned Parenthood-style sex education, when the report makes no such claims whatsoever," she explains.
Rita Diller (STOPP)The study does acknowledge that teenage birth rates have continued to decline since their peak in 1991, which coincides with the time frame of the availability and popularity of abstinence programs. Diller believes Planned Parenthood is all about sexualizing school children so kids will later have to go to them to get abortions and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases.
"It's a money-making scheme that Planned Parenthood has hoisted upon our society, and it's also a very racist scheme where you see them time and time again following the lead of their racist founder Margaret Sanger in going into the minority neighborhoods to target the black and Hispanic population especially," the STOPP national director suggests.
So her group advocates stopping all government funding of Planned Parenthood.
Contact: Bill Bumpas
Publish Date: November 1, 2010