Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Former Planned Parenthood director: complicity with sex trafficking happens ‘all the time’

by Kathleen Gilbert

February 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The shocking scenes of complicity with illicit sex trafficking at Planned Parenthood clinics captured by undercover investigators and published this month are a common occurrence thanks to the abortion giant’s “idea of tolerance” of various sexual lifestyles,  a former Planned Parenthood director told Fox’s Bill O’Reilly this past weekend.

“It happens all the time, it happened at my clinic,” said Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, on the O’Reilly Factor Friday night. Johnson converted to the pro-life cause from the abortion business after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion of a 13-week-old unborn baby in October 2009.

“You let it happen?” O’Reilly challenged, to which Johnson replied, “Absolutely. I let it happen.” She suggested that Planned Parenthood workers may not even realize what they are doing because of their employer’s philosophy of sexual “tolerance.”

“Planned Parenthood has created this idea of tolerance,” she explained. “They want to tolerate all these lifestyles, and all these different walks of life for their clients; they forget to protect their clients. They forget to protect these minors that are being abused by pimps and being abused by older men. They forget to protect these women that they’re there to help.”

Planned Parenthood’s aggressively liberal sexual philosophy, a foundational pillar of the group’s mission and philosophy, is clearly displayed on its website, which encourages teens to pursue sexual pleasure through masturbation, homosexual activity, and, in a page that has been recently taken down, anal penetration. In addition, Planned Parenthood encourages parents to “give babies a sense of ... their sexuality, and their bodies from birth.”

By age eight, children should begin learning that “that people have sex for pleasure - that it’s not only done to have a baby’,” and by age thirteen, that “there are a lot of different, normal ways to have sex play,” according to the website’s section on parenting.

The abortion organization last week was met with possibly the greatest threat in its history, after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a critical budget bill that not only gutted Title X “family planning” funds, but also directly barred Planned Parenthood itself and all its national affiliates from receiving any federal funding.

Johnson claimed that without funding the organization would be simply unable to operate. “They can’t survive without our tax dollars,” she said. “They don’t have enough support to raise it privately.”

Government grants are the second-largest source of revenue for Planned Parenthood, second only to “medical services,” a category largely propped up by abortions, which cost hundreds to thousands of dollars each.

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