Friday, December 02, 2011

Selling Abortion: A Planned Parenthood Staffer's Job One

"I felt like I was being choked in there, like something very dark and ugly was in there trying to take the lives of innocent babies."

Preying on women who think Planned Parenthood will help them when they are poor and uninsured works to some degree because well meaning pro-life people unknowingly walk through their doors, which is how Alisha found the Planned Parenthood at 56th and Busch in Tampa. Not long after she was married, Alisha took a home pregnancy test which gave her a positive result. Because she didn’t have insurance, and because she remembered many of her friends in high school got birth control from Planned Parenthood, she went for one of the ever-publicized free pregnancy tests at Planned Parenthood in Tampa.

She rounded up her mom and her husband and they set off to find out if they were about to rejoice over a new life. Her first surprise, as she sat in the clinic populated with young girls who appeared to be by themselves, was when she was called back to see a nurse.

"When my name was called, naturally my mom and husband stood up to come with me and the nurse told them they were not allowed. I asked the nurse, "not even my husband?" and she said "no, just you!" I felt very disappointed and confused.

Still, she complied and went back alone as the nurse asked her medical history questions. But the next questions stunned young Alisha, as the nurse asked her if she wanted to keep “it” if she was pregnant. When Alisha insisted she did, the nurse pushed...

What happened next to Alisha is a all-too-common example of what young women have been receiving from Planned Parenthood for decades. For what PP offers is not sound medical advice, and not compassionate, patient-centered care. What they offer is a manipulative hard sell of abortion.

Read the rest of Alisha's story right here at Moral Outcry.