October 21, 2006

Planned Parenthood's Birthday: The Ultimate Oxymoron

Well, I missed it. I think their 90th was celebrated October 16th. I generally miss most birthdays other than those of my husband, kids, and of course, Jesus' birthday. (This can serve as a public apology to my parents, brothers, and friends who never get cards from me...I'm just not good at keeping up with this stuff!)

Likewise, I missed the birthday of Planned Parenthood. Do you know how hard it is to type "birthday" and "Planned Parenthood" in the same sentence? Well, no apologies...I don't feel bad for not sending a card. Millions of children will never have birthdays because of Planned Parenthood's work in the provision of abortion services.

A few celebrities thought of PP on their birthday:

Celebrities wish Planned Parenthood a Happy 90th Birthday.

"For 90 years, Planned Parenthood has been serving humanity in the face of adversity. And now, with changes at the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal abortion ban trials on the horizon, a state ban on abortions in South Dakota, pharmacy refusals, and dangerous abstinence-only programs across the country, we need Planned Parenthood for the next 90 years and beyond."
— Kathleen Turner

"It's hard to imagine where we'd be in this country had Margaret Sanger not founded that first clinic here in New York, 90 years ago. Luckily, we don't have to. Happy birthday, Planned Parenthood!"
— Dana Delany

"What do you get an organization like Planned Parenthood for its 90th birthday? If I could buy a seat on the Supreme Court, I would. Short of that, I send my undying support for your mission, and urge others to do the same."
— David Eigenberg

"Happy birthday, Planned Parenthood! A year older, a year wiser ... (I can relate). Thanks for looking out for us all these years."
— Wendie Malick

"Planned Parenthood, you are a saving grace for so many people in this world. Happy birthday — and here's to many more."
— Heather Tom

"My birthday wish for Planned Parenthood is simple — may you keep up the vital work you do every day for millions of American women, men and teens."
— Julianne Moore

Planned Parenthood's cake may have had 90 candles, but each of those flames represent the millions of lives that have been snuffed out by the self-focused/centered image they've been propogating all of these years.

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