Recent Planned Parenthood billboards in the Kansas City area hail their 75th anniversary of ‘helping your loved ones’. Indignant pro-lifers contacted Kansans for Life to co-sponsor billboard rebuttals. (Sample shown)
The anniversary fundraising dinner received, in effect, free publicity from the Kansas City Star, part of the McClatchy chain. Having pocketed Planned Parenthood’s 2006 Maggie Award–named for eugenicist founder Margaret Sanger– the Star exhibits an ongoing love affair with the abortion business located in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.
One Star piece profiled Emily Boyer, a 20-year-old college student scheduled to speak at the dinner, based on her PP experience of “canvassing crowds with petitions for support of comprehensive sex education, passing out condoms on her campus and sitting at information tables.”
A Star editorial on the day of the fundraiser read like a glowing press release. It cited PP’s history in Kansas City, attempting to minimize its 5,000 annual abortions (half of Kansas’ total) and the 107 criminal“infractions” (their word) they face.
In just weeks, however, PP returns to court WITHOUT
- the outrageous protection they enjoyed for 4 years under Kansas Attorney Generals Morrison and Six;
- a firm willingness by the state Supreme Court –following the recently-lowered retention numbers–to improperly intervene.
And in January, the legislative session begins WITHOUT many abortion-championing state representatives, including 6 from the Kansas city area.
These are grim times for PP that billboards and love-songs from the Star cannot overcome. And they are brighter days for a pro-life Kansas.