Feminists for Life Reveals and Analyzes
Planned Parenthood’s Internal Training
ALEXANDRIA, VA—“MANIPULATION: Shattered Dreams, False Choices, Eternal Hopes” may be our most powerful issue of The American Feminist ever.
In it, Feminists for Life reveals and analyzes the internal and interactive training documents and multimedia elements developed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Consortium of Abortion Providers as they attempt to normalize abortion and win over counselors who have qualms about abortions.
“At first glance, it’s so ‘vanilla,’” says FFL President Serrin Foster who provides analysis of PPFA and CAPS training. “However, the Q&A section reveals that Planned Parenthood clearly understands that women recognize ‘it’s’ a baby. Fearing that women may change their minds, they resist showing an ultrasound when asked. They also want staff members to be able to address their own concerns of conscience—as well as those of clients. Women frequently ask if they will go to hell or if God will forgive them. Planned Parenthood makes it clear that they don’t want religious beliefs stopping women from going through with their abortions. Furthermore, they work to assure women that abortion is ‘normal’ and ‘common’ and that they are good mothers who do this for their born or future children.”
“Perhaps what is most chilling is what is not addressed,” Foster added. “Concrete solutions or even referrals to organizations that could address the unmet needs of women are completely missing. This is more than strange when you consider that the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s former research arm, reported in May 2016 that 3 out of 4 women who receive abortions are poor or low income. Regardless of income, girls and women return to the same unsupportive environment as before. Abortion solves nothing—hence half of all abortions are repeat abortions.”
An attorney by training, journalist Ellen J. Reich provides an in-depth interview of 10 former clinic workers from “And Then There Were None,” an organization founded by Abby Johnson that serves those who have escaped the abortion industry. “What made them work there? What did they see and do? What made them leave? Their insights will stun even those in the pro-life movement for decades,” Foster said.
In addition, this gripping issue also features an in-depth article about the lives of girls and women in the “adult” entertainment industry by FFL speaker Joyce McCauley-Benner, reported during her efforts to rescue these teens and women from the street.
FFL Board member Sharon Serratore shares the chilling experiences of girls and women coerced into abortion, while law school student Jessica Stanton analyzes new laws to protect them.
Finally, New York Times staff editor Anastasia Economides tells the terrifying experience of a woman held hostage abroad.
“I warn you that the contents of ‘MANIPULATION’ may shock you, and this is inappropriate for young and sensitive readers. But without our knowing what is happening behind the scenes, we will never improve the lives of the most vulnerable.” Foster concluded.
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