"Apparently Planned Parenthood isn’t content with killing 244,628 innocent children in the last year through abortion. Now the harmful organization is telling its advocates how to thank elected officials for voting against a measure aimed at saving the life of Terri Schiavo," said David Bereit, national director of American Life League’s STOPP International.
On Thursday, March 24, the director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida sent an e-mail to advocates for the abortion operation telling them how to "express your appreciation" to Florida Republican senators who split with the GOP leadership by voting against a bill intended to save Terri Schiavo. The message listed the names and contact information for the six senators.
In a Wednesday, March 30, phone conversation with David Bereit, the Planned Parenthood executive admitted to sending the e-mail and said, "We just felt that it was pretty courageous of them [the six senators] to do what they did, and it’s always a good idea to thank legislators when they do something you like."
When asked by Bereit about the specifics of the measure, the abortion clinic employee admitted, "I really am not sure exactly what the legislation said," but explained that she sent out the e-mail because, "I think probably the majority of our supporters feel that there should not be government intrusion, that the court should be the ones handling this issue, as it has, and so that’s why I did it."
"It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Planned Parenthood and its supporters think the courts should ultimately decide who lives and who dies in America," Bereit explained. "After all, it was the courts that forced abortion upon America, giving Planned Parenthood the ability to make over $100 million a year by terminating innocent children."
Bereit added, "This is just one more example of why people across America are uniting to oppose Planned Parenthood and its destructive agenda." [Source]
This indeed is a sick consistency and shows their love of the judiciary. Heaven forbid our duly appointed representatives actually pass a law that might save a life. You just got to love them admitting that they don’t even know what the legislation said, but as Groucho Marx sang "Whatever it is I’m against it." [audio] If they are so against government intrusion then why do they accept$254.4 million in taxpayer money? I truly wish the government wouldn’t intrude in PP’s budget.
Dawn Eden previously reported that while Planned Parenthood does not come right out and support euthanasia, their End of Life page does list three euthanasia advocates and the forth is the The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) . NHPCO had this to say about Terri.
Over the past week many people have asked – “why is hospice caring for Terri Schiavo?” “Terri isn’t terminally ill,” “Terri doesn’t have cancer,” “Terri has been in the hospice facility for too long,” are just some of the variations on the question of “why hospice” that we have heard.
Our response – who better than hospice to support a family in crisis and conflict over end-of-life decision making? Who better than hospice to provide comfort care to Terri and her family? Who better to provide support for a community, a nation, torn apart by differing beliefs about this tragic situation? Who better than hospice to educate people about the body’s response to withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatments? Who better than hospice to minister to Terri, her family, her caregivers and all of us as we experience anticipatory grief over the loss of Terri’s life?
So withholding food and hydration comes into the area of comfort care. I certainly hope they never start a hotel chain since their definition of comfort is somewhat different than mine. If I ordered room service would they bill it as "life-sustaining medical treatment"?