Home abortion Dear Planned Parenthood: Stop. Betraying. Women. (And Claiming that Feminism Cares For Them.)

Dear Planned Parenthood: Stop. Betraying. Women. (And Claiming that Feminism Cares For Them.)

by Kelly Crawford

Dear Planned Parenthood Stop Betraying WomenThere’s a national uproar over the recently released video about Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts from aborted babies. Of course PP contends they haven’t broken the law (they claim they aren’t making a profit from these sales, even though it is illegal to sell them at all, AND she admits to performing banned partial birth abortions in order to harvest sought after organs).

But regardless of facts, the grotesque description where Dr. Deborah Nucatola gingerly explains over salad, how she tries to “crush above or below” the vital organs to leave them in tact, have many, including some pro-choice advocates bent out of shape. The evidence is a huge, wonderful blow to this corrupt industry.

While I’m thankful the video has stirred some much-needed anger and concern, the new information is irrelevant to the atrocity of abortion. Why would it surprise anyone if PP was even attempting to make a profit from the sale of body parts? We already know PP is a lucrative, deceptive business. This should not be surprising.

For the record:

Selling body parts is not the crime here (it’s one crime, but not the appalling one). Killing children is.

Planned Parenthood has had to do a lot of lying and deceiving over the years, and the web gets more and more tangled. For years, women have been told an abortion simply removes tissue, that a baby is like a virus in your body, and great efforts have been made, using shoddy science to keep dim the understanding that the “tissue” is a perfectly formed, living, human child with just as many rights as the mother.

They’ve even tried, for years, to convince us that they protect family values. (Excellent article by Rosaria Butterfield of her conversion from a staunch pro-choice advocate to being staunchly pro-life.)

Once medical technology made it impossible to hide that fact, they focused on other means of deception. “The baby doesn’t feel pain.” “A baby doesn’t have value until it’s outside its mother’s womb; it’s more of a parasite in utero.” “Your life is more important than your unborn child’s life.”

Margaret Sanger’s vile efforts to “purify the race” and sterilize women continues in full force, and women are certainly not better off for it. They are deceived, hurt and broken. And far worse than even that, we’ve robbed millions of people of their right to live, killing an entire generation of women and men in the name of choice.

The great irony of abortion should call the motives of feminism into question if nothing else does. No group of people, if they believe what they claim, should be more outraged that the choice to live is being robbed from so many, particularly women. Don’t tell me you care about women and then kill them. I refuse to believe what you say when your life speaks differently.

Killing children simply CANNOT be justified by any measure of dire circumstance. Just like a mother with a 5 year old, who finds herself in a terrible bind would not (we hope) kill her child to mitigate her circumstance, nor should she be allowed to kill that child a few years earlier for any reason.

The irony of the claim to “help women” at the cost of killing people, is staggering to comprehend. I pray we see a softening of hard hearts, blinders falling off of eyes, and a nation willing to repent of our heinous crimes against women and children.

My cry to you is to continue to be outraged against this evil, the blood on our nation’s hands. Do not stop abhorring what is evil, and cleaving to what is good. Don’t stop pleading with others, sharing articles like this one and the ones linked. Teach your children so they can take the wand and keep running. You can also read more and sign a petition to defund Planned Parenthood HERE.

May God have mercy and may we be moved to fight for the lives of these men and women without a voice.

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Shelly July 30, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time reading comments and commenting on an opinion post on foxnews.com. The post was a pro-life one about bringing back dignity to a mother’s womb. I was sickened by the way people desensitize themselves so that they don’t feel guilty about supporting infanticide. Terminolgy such as “clusters of cells,” “parasites,” (as you said), and globs of tissue were used repeatedly, and every time someone would use the terms “baby” or “child” someone would immediately comment, “They’re not babies! They are embryos and fetuses!” One person actually asked why we’re so upset about the “donation” of the “embryo’s” organs because people often donate the tissue and organs of their deceased children. I replied that the difference is that the parents of the aborted babies CHOSE to have their child die, while the other parents did not. I also said that that comparison was a slap in the face to any parent who has ever lost a child to accident or disease. Jesus, please come quickly!

Kelly Crawford July 30, 2015 - 1:09 pm


I agree, the desensitization is unbelievable. Every time I’ve ever posted about abortion, I’ve gotten at least a few comments about how “hateful” or “insensitive” I am, as if the murder of a child is perfectly normal. There are lots of topics that have gray areas and I can see the reason for disagreements. This is one where there NO gray area. It is so black and white, which reveals the depth of depravity to which people have plummeted.

MelissaB July 30, 2015 - 2:33 pm

How perfectly you put the truth into words here… Praying that same prayer with you.

Annie D July 30, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Today I am stunned by the outrage about the death of a lion in Zimbabwe and the calls for punishment against the hunter. And yet it’s okay to kill our babies. My heart hurts.

Natalie July 31, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Great point Annie D.!

6 arrows July 30, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Bravo for posting on the atrocity that is abortion, Kelly.

Your statement

I pray we see a softening of hard hearts, blinders falling off of eyes, and a nation willing to repent of our heinous crimes against women and children.

and Rosaria Butterfield’s

And then I met Jesus Christ.

fit right together and show us our need for a spiritual revival of our hearts, which only Jesus can provide.

The real Jesus — the One we meet in the Holy Scriptures — not the Jesus remade in the image of the liberal mind unsubmitted to the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The Jesus Who says, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”

Our LORD Who says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Our Holy God, Who declares in Psalm 102:18, as Rosaria Butterfield reminds us, “And peoples yet uncreated shall praise and magnify the LORD.”

When we know the real Jesus, then we can clearly see the evil of abortion. May we have eyes to see, and hearts on fire for Him, awaking from our spiritual apathy.

Kelly Crawford July 31, 2015 - 10:49 am

Amen, and amen!!!

Kristen July 30, 2015 - 4:41 pm

I are with everything you said, Kelly. It sickens and disgusts me. But, it doesn’t surprise me. What else can we expect from the world?

Natalie July 31, 2015 - 8:07 pm

Thank you for posting this Kelly!

Cindy August 1, 2015 - 10:36 pm

I had an ob call my baby a parasite recently. Won’t be seeing that one again. Nothing to add to this excellent post, but I wanted you to know I’m reading. Missed you. My feed reader dropped your feed (think it had something to do with an untitled feed. I notice it’s titled now, so maybe it was confused when that changed. I dunno.) and I seriously thought you’d stopped blogging. But that didn’t make any sense at all, so I finally thought to drop by the site and check. I’m glad you’re still here. I wish my brain was. 🙂

Kelly Crawford August 1, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Ha! I’m glad you stopped by too! I’ve missed you and admired you for leaving FB. But so glad to “see” you again! (I deleted my email feed but I thought I transferred everybody to the email subscription list. So if you aren’t getting updates, subscribing will send them to you. I send all my posts to subscribers now.) Love you, Lady. And…wise move dropping the OB. Geesh.

Cindy August 4, 2015 - 3:43 pm

I’ll just get you by email then. My feedly is crashing trying to load your site. That just won’t do. 🙂

Kristen August 2, 2015 - 11:36 am

My former doctor had a similar remark once. We had adopted 3 children and wanted to adopt again. So I had to have a physical. She said, “what do you want to have any more kids for?” I can’t remember now I answered. I’m never very good at on-the-fly good answers, but I was stunned at the anti-children attitude she had. Needless to say, I found another doctor who thinks all 5 of my children are wonderful.

liz August 4, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Yesterday we were walking and biking and had all 5 of our children with us. We are so used to getting so many negative comments about our multi ethnic family we grew through adoption that we were already a bit nervous when we saw a family with “only 2 kids” coming our way. We saw them tun their heads and stare at our 4 kids who were on bikes. I prayed silently that they were marveling at our 3 year old who rides with our training wheels. As this family approached us the mom had a HUGE smile and made a comment about the biking and asked if “this whole brood” was ours. I smiled and said “yes all 5”. She smiled again and said “what a Blessing” then proceeded to ask where we lived and introduce themselves. It is so sad that this has happened maybe 3-4 times ever.

Heather August 6, 2015 - 11:48 am

I believe you are incorrect when you say that you are pro-life. What y’all are is pro-birth! After the birth your ilk could care less about what happens to the child. When you start adopting all of these kids that are born to mothers who cannot take care of them then, perhaps, your outlook will be justified.

And no one is pro-death. What we are is pro-choice. I, myself, would probably never have an abortion but that doesn’t mean that I can take that choice away from a woman who is unable to care for the child.

Also, PP does a lot more than abortions. In fact, only approximately 4% of PP’s services are abortion. The others are wellness exams, contraception, STI checks and treatment, etc. You know pro-women services. Perhaps y’all should remove the blinders and actually read up on the wonderful services that are performed by PP.

Are you so blind to the plight of women in this country? It isn’t abortion that is devastating. It is the lack of support from other women that is devastating. Men rule this world and our bodies. As for me and my family we support women and that means supporting PP!

I don’t think you will post this. I just hope you take the time to read and become educated. Remove the blinders that the pulpit has put upon you and see the real world for what it is. It may not be pretty but removing women’s rights to their own bodies is not going to make it better. Abortions will exist whether you like it or not. Let’s keep them out of alleys where desperate women die needlessly. Because, unfortunately, that is what will happen if you get your choice. I would prefer to see these women live! That is true support of our gender.

Thank you!

Kelly Crawford August 6, 2015 - 12:02 pm


Where to start. There are so many wrong statements in your comment, that virtually the entire comment is false.

You start out of the gate with THE most absurd claim: “after the birth your ilk could care less what happens to the child.” (Where DO you get this stuff? A valid debate loses its credibility when you sling completely unfounded insults at your opponent.)

Our “ilk” are the largest adoption supporters in the country. Just in my little “ilk”, the percentage of people (many who already have large families) who adopt is staggering, not to mention those of us who assist them financially, physically and otherwise.

Our “ilk” have established women care centers like The Morning Center, providing free care, counseling and practical help to women who don’t have anywhere to turn. That’s where tax payer’s dollars could be going, to fund actual HELP not murder.

We are doing everything we can to put shoe leather on our belief that every child is worthy of the choice to live.

And your statistic on the percentages of abortions performed by PP is incorrect. You should educate yourself. (“40 percent of all reported abortions committed in the United States occur at a Planned Parenthood clinic, making it by far the largest abortion provider in America.” http://www.lifenews.com/2012/09/05/media-hides-fact-planned-parenthood-does-40-of-abortions/

Another: http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/08/92-of-pregnant-women-at-planned-parenthood-get-abortions/

And another source: “But it’s easy to calculate, as the Weekly Standard did, that Planned Parenthood gets at least a third of its clinic income—and more than 10 percent of all its revenue, government funding included—from its abortion procedures.” http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/05/07/_3_percent_of_planned_parenthood_s_services_are_abortion_but_what_about.html

(Educate yourself, Heather, please.)

And let’s not forget the myriad of free services for women from Sav a Life to your local Health Department, some of which offer more practical help like baby clothes, car seats, etc. and parenting classes–the kind of stuff women really need. And remember, Obama is taking care of all that. We don’t need PP anymore.

Men do not rule our world and our bodies. That’s a silly, ignorant statement.

You cannot simultaneously be for “freedom” when that requires the murder of innocent life. It’s a schizophrenic position. You can’t place a higher value on one’s life because they are older. Try taking that logic to its conclusion.

We are not “progressive” because we have legalized the murder of humans. We are depraved and wicked, and there is NO excuse for it. Women should be ashamed that in the name of feminism, we have taken the most basic human right away from millions.

Don’t pretend to have compassion on a woman unless you will have compassion on her child. That’s the height of hypocrisy.

6 arrows August 8, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Looks like another drive-by poster who careered headlong into truth with her blinders on. Ouch. I’ll bet she hates it when that happens. No wonder she left the scene.

Good links and comments. May the Lord use them to open Heather’s and others’ eyes. All of ours, in fact. Where would any of us be without our Savior in this sin-sick world?

Stumbling around in the darkness, and without hope.

Praise God for the reality of the peace we have through Jesus.

liz August 7, 2015 - 11:15 pm

Hi Heather,
I’m always a bit hesitant to ask as an adoptive mother of 5 ( domestically at birth) why you would be concerned about others adopting “all these babies”? We have adopted domestically from birth 5 times and every.single.time. there were over 200 other families waiting to adopt at just ONE agency in CA. This includes babies with special needs identified in utero and even drug exposure/conceived through rape and incest and all ethnicities. So when people bring up that argument I truly don’t understand what they are arguing. I know the families at the adoption/attorney office we worked with would have been more than happy not to wait at all. So I don’t understand that argument.

Christina April 3, 2016 - 5:26 pm

Where to start…I want to share my perspective as a woman who has had an abortion. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve been through (though growing up in the drug culture I’ve been through a lot) and I wanted to read what women on the other side of the issue had to say about it. I can feel the emotions even through the internet posts.

I’m not a bad person. I’m not wicked. I made the easy decision. I gave up. Part of that was that I didn’t have any support from family or friends. I had no idea where to go. The only person I trusted was my husband and he was as confused and sad as I was. All I knew was that I wanted to kill myself rather than give my life up to another human being. In my family growing up I was the caretaker of five other kids while my mom drank and drugged and slept around. I couldn’t immediately bear the thought of giving up my life again to other people when I hadn’t even taken my life into my own hands. My dad, who was “liberal” only ever told me that I had a choice to be a mother or not. My own mother was never happy as a mother and only became one because her mother and church pressured her. I think this must happen a lot, where the obedience one must have to God is confused for obedience to other, earthly things. It is easy to let ego creep into the idea of obedience.

Anyway, the worst thing about the abortion was not the fear (because I knew I was getting out of having to take care of someone else) or the pain (which was minimal) nor even the moral dilemma (because I felt I was doing the only thing I could at that point). The worst thing was how easy it was. I was only seven weeks along and it was over in two minutes. When I realized it was over, that was it, I started sobbing. I felt worse than I’ve ever felt in my life. I felt like I should somehow have to pay for the loss of a life. But I think as humans we are inclined to be very fearful of the death of other humans. It is part of our Lizard Brain, our tribal DNA. One of the peak experiences of life is creating life and of losing it because these are such turning points within this grand play.

Despite my experience, I wouldn’t call myself pro-life on this issue. I am grateful I had the choice to do what I felt I needed to do. Yes I ran terrified from an opportunity, from life, from a child. But I also learned what giving in to fear costs. I’m not sure I could’ve learned that in any less dire of circumstances and for that gift I am grateful.

I don’t believe what I did was wrong. I don’t believe I will be condemned. I don’t believe in that kind of thing. I believe that life wants to continue and will find a way, but death is part of the life cycle and not to be feared. I’m not advocating wanton killing–I don’t believe the choice to have an abortion is ever easy, even if it’s played off that way. But I am also not advocating removing the choice from women who need to make choices for the lives of people (including children) that are already here.


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