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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Filed under: Abortion — DRJ @ 9:03 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Gift certificates are good gifts when you aren’t sure what to buy that special woman in your life who puts everyone else first:

“Why not buy a loved one a gift this holiday season that they really need,” [Planned Parenthood of Indiana president and CEO Betty] Cockrum says in a press release obtained. “The gift certificates are also a wonderful idea for that person in your life who puts everyone else first.”

“Please join Planned Parenthood of Indiana and give the gift of health this holiday season,” she adds.

According to Chrystal Struben-Hall, PPIN’s vice president, buyers of gift certificates can give the gift of death, too.

She confirmed to WISH-TV that they can be used for abortions, even though that’s not the intended purpose.

“They really are intended for preventative healthcare. We decided not to put restrictions on the gift certificates so it’s for whatever people feel they need the services for most,” she said.”

After all, what better way to celebrate the birth of a babe than to give the gift of an abortion?


Is LifeNews like The Onion? This must be a joke.


34 Responses to “The Perfect Christmas Gift”

  1. You know those times when you think, Now I’ve seen everything?

    Dana (79a78b)

  2. After all, what says I don’t trust you not to get knocked up and I don’t want to have a child with you, more than a gift certificate for a free abortion.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  3. They’ll sell a lot. We may find it hard to believe that there are people who are pro-abortion — not pro-choice, truly pro-abortion — but there are. The only “good” thing about it is that their genes will be eliminated or at least limited in the gene pool.

    nk (5fa892)

  4. Can I give these with notes saying “please give to your mother 6 months prior to your birth”?

    Or would that be in bad taste?

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  5. NK,

    Maybe so. I know pro-abortion men and women who are politically conservative, but they are fiscal not social conservatives. In general, they are not religious and view abortion as a way to support feminism and a feminist agenda.

    DRJ (a50047)

  6. There are some folks I’d Like to give Forest Lawn gift certificates to. With an expiration date.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  7. NK has a good point – would you want a person who would have an abortion raising the children of a future generation? It is bad enough that they are allowed to vote.

    Milo (59752f)

  8. “The nicest present I received was a gift certificate for a lobotomy.” — Tom Lehrer

    Eric Wilner (3936fd)

  9. From a quick googling, it seems that a number of hospitals and health providers sell gift certificates.

    I’m sure this will provide some soothing, cathartic outrage for the pro-life right, but it’s not terribly interesting for anyone outside the pro-life right.

    jpe (5320bf)

  10. They’ll sell a lot.

    It’s always surprising how many women use ob/gyn services. Probably near 100%, even.

    jpe (5320bf)

  11. This is from Indiana? Good Allah. First we vote for Baracky, and now this?!?!?

    JD (e0ab0e)

  12. There is a subset of people who think of abortion as a moral good, hard as that is to believe. There is a lot about abortion that is not emphasized, even by those people. For example, something over 70% of pregnancies in black women are aborted. I have read as high as 79%. People don’t realize that Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicists. Read some of their early literature about eliminating “undesirables” and you will see. There is a lot of talk among nutballs this week about genocide. This is as close as it has ever come in this country. And we just elected the most pro-abortion president in history. And he is black.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    MIke K (394db3)

  13. The author of “Freakonomics” has postulated that the rapid increase (and social acceptance) of abortion has led to a decided tilt towards conservative policies in many areas, due to the absence of young lib voters not being born (and raised) in the first place. Wonder if these folks have ever considered this theory, and that perhaps their efforts would be better spent towards birth control in the future.

    Dmac (e30284)

  14. Planned Parenthood’s founder was into population control and was a big fan of the Nazi’s. If this gift certificate is true, I can only shake my head and say WTF! WTF has happened to this Society. Sick, sick, sick. Puke.

    J. Raymond Wright (0440ef)

  15. Dmac – That Freakanomics book was interesting. Prolly racist, but interesting.

    JD (e0ab0e)

  16. NK wrote:

    We may find it hard to believe that there are people who are pro-abortion — not pro-choice, truly pro-abortion — but there are.

    It isn’t difficult to believe at all. In fact, to be pro-choice, you have to be pro-abortion. I’m certain that some people — might I mention Oiram here? — would be appalled by that statement, but it is objectively true due to economic considerations.

    Abortion is a plainly nasty procedure, and very few gynecologists perform it; most physicians really are in the busines of saving lives. But if abortion were to become, in Bill Clinton’s famous formulation, “safe, legal and rare,” it would also become mostly unavailable.

    NARAL frequently complains that something like 86% of counties in the United States have no abortion providers at all. Abortion is primarily a business of major population centers, a business which depends on high volume to stay in business. For the largest part, a woman seeking an abortion must use one of these abortion clinics to have the procedure done. Their “choice” to have an abortion exists solely because enough other women are having abortions to make the clinics economically successful.

    The economics are simple: unless there is sufficient demand for the product, the practitioners willing to supply the procedure will drop. To practice abortion on a mass basis, specialized equipment is required. If abortion were rare, longer, more difficult procedures would be required, and even fewer gynecologists would be willing to perform them. Thus, the cost of abortion would increase, while its availability would decrease. As this happened, abortion would not be an available “choice” for many women, especially poorer ones.

    The logic is simple: to be “pro-choice,” you have to actually want that choice to be available; for the choice to be available, a fairly substantial number of abortions must occur. Therefore, to be pro-choice, you must want a sufficient number of abortions to be performed to keep abortion an actual choice.

    The realistic Dana (556f76)

  17. JD – oh yeah, that author is definitely a wacist.

    Dmac (e30284)

  18. Dmac – I was always surprised that the author was not called out on that. However, didn’t Bill Bennett get called a racist for expressing basically the same idea?

    JD (e0ab0e)

  19. Can’t wait for Post-Partum Abortion to be an accepted practice…

    I’ve got my list, constantly updated!

    Another Drew (4deae6)

  20. Comment by Dmac — 11/27/2008 @ 7:49 am

    James Taranto @ WSJ-Online calls this the “Roe Effect”.

    Another Drew (4deae6)

  21. The other comment in Freakonomics that caught my attention is his conclusion that abortion, and not firm police policies, are responsible for the decline in crime since the 70s. I don’t agree but it may be a factor. Try to find any coverage of the black abortion statistics and you will have a difficult search.

    MIke K (394db3)

  22. JD, how does it feel to be a racist AND a blue-stater?

    Icy Truth (b7d162)

  23. Do the certificates — ala James Bond — have “License to Kill” emblazoned on them?

    Icy Truth (b7d162)

  24. However, didn’t Bill Bennett get called a racist for expressing basically the same idea?

    Pretty much, but Bennett is associated with the evil Fundies, and besides, he didn’t even go to the right school (University of Chicago). So there you go.

    Dmac (e30284)

  25. So a conservative blogger comments on a planned parent hood gift certificate.

    Does everyone really believe planned parenthood is only about abortions?

    I wonder if there is a liberal blogger coment on Gun Shop gift certificates this holiday season………..

    Hmmm……….. you just gave me a good idea patterico…. Thanks!

    Oiram (2d20d0)

  26. There is a subset of people who think of abortion as a moral good, hard as that is to believe.

    It’s morally neutral. It’s just a medical procedure: neither good nor bad.

    jpe (5320bf)

  27. Comment by Oiram — 11/27/2008 @ 12:29 pm

    Comparing gift-certs from PP to those of a “gun shop” is really apples/oranges.
    Plus, not everything a “gun shop” sells is leathal; every abortion results in a death!
    What retailer doesn’t offer some form of gift certificate?
    Haven’t seen any hospitals or medical-groups advertising gift-certificates though.
    That would be the true comparison.

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will refrain from saluting your thought processes, such as they are.

    Please, Overeat!

    Another Drew (4deae6)

  28. Another Drew: PP provide the whole range of OB/GYN services. It’s a great low-cost women’s clinic.

    jpe (5320bf)

  29. Haven’t seen any hospitals or medical-groups advertising gift-certificates though.

    That was my first thought, too, which is why I used something we call “google” and found numerous hospitals offering gift certificates.

    I dunno about yall, but it’s 15 minutes to turkey time here. Can’t wait.

    jpe (5320bf)

  30. Oh the world we live in! I am surprised but not shocked that the leftist illuminati types would allow this. It makes me so sad!

    ew (7f2fd7)

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  32. Get a copy of the voter registeration rolls and award each democrat an abortion coupon, for all the abortions they can handle. Soon there will be no democrats born and the remaining will be in a mental facility. To each his own but I think every women who has had a ‘non medical required’ abortion will pay in the future with bad mental problems. Killing your own child for birth control has to eat them up inside.

    Scrapiron (dda662)

  33. I own approx 20 firearms from WWII German lugers to modern 30-06’s and about everything in between. I have owned firearms for over 50 years and not one of them has killed a human, much less a baby.
    One of them did kill a deer this evening, which will be in the freezer tomorrow and every part of it will be eaten.

    Scrapiron (dda662)

  34. I love going to to find the perfect Christmas gift, they even have a personality profile that you can take for your friends and family to find them just the right thing for the holidays!!

    Sarah Haman (a3d001)

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