Komen’s Link to Planned Parenthood; Getting the Facts Straight

Anyone who watches Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers’ games knows there’s something different going on in October. Packers’ players and coaching staff all sport something pink–ribbons, shoes, wristbands, hats.  The pink is to show support for curing breast cancer.  The Susan G. Komen Foundation pushes October as Breast Cancer Awareness month and uses the month as a major fundraiser.  In recent years, it has become well known that the Komen Foundation also supports Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider.

Wisconsin Family Council president Julaine Appling says that link between the two organizations causes problems, “The link between the Komen group and Planned Parenthood is more serious than many understand.  Research shows a very strong link between abortion and breast cancer, meaning that the risk of a woman getting breast cancer is considerably higher if she has had an abortion.  If we’re really going to talk about breast cancer awareness, let’s get all the facts out there.  Women’s lives are at stake.”

Read more about the link between abortion and breast cancer HERE and HERE.

Watch this video from Family Research Council about the the partnership between Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood by clicking HERE.

Note: Susan G. Komen and Affiliates recently held a rally at the State Capitol to raise awareness for breast cancer and kick off their “Justice for a Cure” campaign.


No Money; No Sympathy – Planned Parenthood’s BOOT out of Wisconsin

From the desk of Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action president:

ImageI can’t think of one single reason that a dime of taxpayer money should be going to Planned Parenthood.  Not one.  I can’t think of one single reason I should be upset that last week Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin shut down the first of four facilities in our state.
Let’s briefly rehearse the history of Planned Parenthood.  The organization grew out of the American Birth Control League, founded in 1921, by Margaret Sanger, a woman who believed we needed to purify the gene pool, so to speak, by discouraging people she deemed “unfit” from having babies.
Sanger made no secret of her interest in eugenics. An even cursory review of her writings would show that she was targeting the African-American community, although she was smart enough to not directly state that.  Comments such as this one from her Birth Control Review publication, however, make her racist thinking clear. Sanger wrote, “As an advocate of birth control I wish … to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation…. On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.”
Where did that approach get the African-American community?  Today, some contend that over 78% of Planned Parenthood facilities are in minority neighborhoods, in spite of the fact that African-Americans make up just 12% or so of the total population.  Tragically, 35% of the abortions in America are done on African-American women.
ImageOver the years, through smooth-sounding phrases and disingenuous words, Sanger’s campaign for birth control became a nationwide campaign for abortion on demand, the ultimate contraception–which in 1973 became a reality with the truly infamous Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision.  That ruling put Planned Parenthood in the driver’s seat. Almost overnight they were everywhere, including in our federal and state budgets, most often under the guise of Margaret Sanger’s passion—family planning or birth control.
Think about that for a minute.  Government uses taxpayer money to encourage its citizens not to have babies.  Aren’t babies the future taxpayers and workforce in our country? Aren’t they the next scientists, leaders, teachers, artists, and athletes?  Well, apparently they are, but we really want only those babies to be born whom we believe can improve the gene pool. So we use our taxpayer money to fund an organization whose goal is to keep women from having babies—either by contraception or if contraception fails then by murdering their unborn children? It makes no sense.  None.

WI DPI Holding Hands With Planned Parenthood to Bring Homosexual Curricula to a School Near You


It’s a marriage made in…well, certainly not heaven.

ImageWisconsin’s liberal DPI and Planned Parenthood – together they are scheming to come up with a curricula for Wisconsin’s children that is “LGBTQ inclusive.”Image

Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action states, “It’s not enough that Planned Parenthood has infiltrated Wisconsin’s public schools with an “anything goes” sex ed curriculum, now they want to dabble in homosexual activism and indoctrination, and our very own Wisconsin Dept. of Instruction is shamelessly getting on board with them. The implementation of homosexual curricula would promote the loss of parental control over the very issues that should be taught and openly discussed in the home environment.”

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POTUS MAKES HISTORY! Formally praises/backs Planned Parenthood “Services”

“He encouraged those gathered to continue fighting for abortion rights. ‘You’ve also got a president who is going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,’ Obama said.”

ImageFOR THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY a sitting U.S. president spoke before a Planned Parenthood group, vowing to be a comrade-in-arms, praising them for their “services” to women.  He referred to pro-life policies with words that mocked traditional values and insinuated an “old-fashioned” mindset.  Time and again, the President referred to the killing of innocent unborn babies as a woman’s “right.”

Wisconsin Family Action vehemently opposes the President’s statements at today’s Planned Parenthood event, and works unrelentingly to strengthen, defend and preserve marriage, family, life and liberty in the state of Wisconsin.  We are currently working with legislators on pro-life initiatives, including the Personhood Amendment, which will protect life for ALL Americans, born and unborn.

ADF Appeals Planned Parenthood Defunding to SCOTUS; List of States Who Have Succeeded

The role of government where life is concerned is to protect all human life by instituting and enforcing laws that protect human life.  Tragically, here in the U.S. alone, we have over 50 million reminders from the last 35 years that the right to human life is not a reality for everyone.  We applaud these states, especially our own Badger State, who are valiantly championing for life.

From our affiliates at CitizenLink:

A religious-freedom law firm, a pro-life group and a tax-reform organization are in court together. Though it may sound like the opening line of a joke, no one is laughing.

That’s because the groups involved are the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court recently on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The issue: Standing up for Indiana, which passed a law last year barring taxpayer funds from going to state affiliates of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion seller.

Susan B. Anthony List provides this comprehensive list of states who have successfully defunded Planned Parenthood.


Closing of 4 WI Planned Parenthood Facilities is “GOOD NEWS” for Wisconsin

WFA President Julaine Appling explains how the recent closure of four Planned Parenthood locations in Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek, Shawano and Chippewa Falls is “good news” for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Closings Cause for Rejoicing

A message from WFA President Julaine Appling:

An Unintended Consequence & Cause for Rejoicing

The press release showed up in our inboxes on Monday.  I read the headline and cheered, as did everyone else in our office. I don’t think that’s really the reaction the organization that issued the press release wanted people to have.  Here’s the headline that caused our jubilation: “Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Announces Health Center Closures.”

Yes, you heard that right.  Earlier this week, the state’s largest abortion provider announced that it is shutting down four, as they call them, “family planning health centers” in the state.  The four communities directly affected are Shawano, Chippewa Falls, Johnson Creek and Beaver Dam.

Of course, the timing of this announcement is designed to coincide with Governor Walker’s budget address this week.  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin blames the Governor and the state legislature for having to close these facilities—and for the record, these are not “health centers.”  Any place that counsels for abortion and refers for abortion is not about women’s health.

ImageIn the budget that the state enacted in June 2011, nearly $4 million of taxpayer money that had historically been designated for “family planning” was redirected with the stipulation that the counties that would get the money could not give our tax dollars to organizations that promoted abortion or referred for abortions or had affiliates who promote or refer for abortion.  Since Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received the lion’s share of that $4 million over the two years of the budget, they were the most unhappy of the state’s abortion-referring and performing organizations.

Was the direct intent of the legislature and the governor to shut down Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin facilities?  No, of course not. The intent was to quit using taxpayer money to support organizations that kill the next generation of Wisconsin citizens.  Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has every right to raise money from the private sector, just like we do.  What the governor and the legislature said was that they value human life and aren’t willing to keep pouring millions of dollars of taxpayer money into an organization whose main mission is to abort Wisconsin’s future taxpayers and workers.

This is a great lesson about passing good legislation.  Bad legislation often has bad unintended consequences; good legislation often has good unintended consequences.  It also highlights the truth that I have been trying to get people to understand for years.  Not only can we legislate morality, we do it every day.  Someone’s morality—someone’s view of right and wrong—becomes law every time we pass a bill in Madison or anywhere else.  We get good law when good morality is legislated.

Now, what about these communities where the facilities are closing?  Planned Parenthood wants us to believe that women are going to be going without cancer screenings and other health care.  The truth is that Planned Parenthood is not the only provider of such screenings and reproductive health care in these communities—not even for low-income women. Don’t believe the lie that these women have no alternatives. It’s just not true.

It’s especially not true when you remember that the counties by law had to dispense the money from the state for these services—they just couldn’t distribute it to organizations such as Planned Parenthood.  Someone in those four communities got the money and is making the services available.

What the closing of these centers means is that fewer teenagers will be given contraceptive drugs and devices without their parents’ knowledge, let alone permission.  The closings mean fewer women will be told that abortion is their only viable option in an unplanned pregnancy.  It’s important to note here that in the most recent reporting period, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin reported that they had zero—let me repeat that—zero referrals for adoption.  That’s why I said that women are told that abortion is their only option.  In those communities, fewer women will suffer the trauma of abortion; maybe more babies will be born—and more babies adopted in to forever families.

In spite of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s best effort to issue a doom and gloom press release on the closing of these facilities, from our perspective this is a time for joy—and a time to thank God for this particular unintended consequence.  We can only hope that the governor and the state legislature will shut down other funding streams that use taxpayer money to fund this abortion giant. That would be more cause for cheering.