Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Planned Parenthood Admits: Medicaid Funding Increases Abortions!

Planned Parenthood's "research" arm, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, recently came out with a study which admits that federal laws like the Hyde Amendment, and laws in other states banning the use of state Medicaid funds for abortion, saves hundreds of thousands of lives every year!

The AGI study was titled "RESTRICTING MEDICAID FUNDING FOR ABORTION FORCES ONE IN FOUR POOR WOMEN TO CARRY UNWANTED PREGNANCIES TO TERM". Of course, from Planned Parenthood's point of view, giving birth to a beautiful new baby boy or girl is characterized as "being forced to bring a pregnancy to term".

Ignoring the extremist death cult rhetoric and you see a naked confession that Medicaid funding of abortion, such as we have in Washington, massively increases the number of abortions.

When contacting your legislators on this issue, make sure they know that the abortion industry has already conceded one of our main arguments.

Almost 500 Signatures, Need District Heads

The petition campaign has almost reached the 500 mark! The current tally is 487. 500 signatures is just 10 for each of Washington's 49 legislative districts. Our short-term goal is 1,000 signatures, or just about 20 per district.

We are also looking for representatives for each district to serve as a liaison between the campaign and the legislators for that district. We already have a few such volunteers. Thanks very much for your service. We have started contacting legislators and are collecting official positions on this issue which will help us focus efforts.

If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact us at

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Now Over 350 Signatures

Well the signatures keep rolling in. We're now at over 350. Thank you for all who have signed. We expect the momentum to continue. Please continue to publicize the campaign in your own networks, your churches, your local pro-life groups, or simply your common-sense friends.

For those who attend church, please notify your church leaders (pastors or priests) and make sure they know about it. We want to see plenty of signatures from community leaders.

One thing we've noticed is that women are making up about 90% of our signatures. For those with men in your life, please forward to them and ask them to sign also.

Thank you again for all your support!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crossed the 200 Signature Mark Already!

Thank you very much! This campaign has barely begun, and thanks to you we've already crossed the 200 signature mark. In fact, as of this writing, we're at 212 signatures, from all over the state. For a geographic representation of the signers, go here.

Please keep those signatures coming. Tell your friends, and please get your immediate family members to sign also. This stage of the campaign is all about numbers. We need the politicians in Olympia, even the friendly ones, to be able to point to something concrete that demonstrates the public is behind this effort.

Also, for those of you on Facebook, we now have a campaign page there. It already has 93 fans. Please connect with us there, and promote it to your Facebook friends.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

FAQ #6: What Can I Do?

1) Sign the petition (see top right corner) or click here. (You can see a geographic view of signatories so far.)

2) Vote in our online poll.

3) If you have a blog or other site, please add our logo to your site, or otherwise add a link to this site. (Right click on the logo and select 'View Image', for the logo URL.) If you're on Facebook or Twitter, please mention that you just signed the petition and provide a link.

4) Find your state legislators and send them each an email.

5) Share with others what you did by posting in the comments section for this post.

6) Sleep a little better, knowing that you're making a difference.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FAQ #5: Does the abortion industry even need this money?

The abortion industry wants you to think that this money is going to "women in need". In fact, it's going into the pockets of abortion doctors and abortion clinic owners. So the question then is, how badly do these people need this money?

The Abortion In Washington blog covered this very well. (reprinted with permission)

Below is a listing of the salaries for some of the top employees of Washington's largest chain of abortion centers -- Planned Parentood -- and the Cedar River Clinic. Remember your tax dollars go to pay the salaries of these people, which makes them essentially sub-contractors for the state.

Wow. Look at those numbers! We've got a suggested recruitment tagline for the local abortion industry: "It may be killing, but it's one heck of a living!"

Planned Parenthood of Western Washington
Christine CharbonneauCEO$259,418
R. Campbell McIntyreVP, Med. Affairs$243,626
Michael RomoCOO$206,185
Mary GrinnellCFO$170,705
Lucile K. ArendtVP, Ext Affairs$148,565
Carole WilliamsVP, HR$129,615
Stephen McCallisterVP, IT$119,615
Anna Kaminski**Asst. Med. Dir$118,063

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington
Anna FranksCEO$127,000
Sarah CateMed. Dir.$101,420
Elizabeth BianchiPart Time Abortionist$97,905 (NOTE: This is for just 12 hours a week!)
Karl EastlundCOO$92,700

Planned Parenthood of Spokane
Penny M. PalmerMD/FT$144,102
Elizabeth BianchiPT Abortionist$102,290 (NOTE: Same woman as part time for Central Wa. Hours for Spokane not listed)

Cedar River Clinics
Dr. Robert L. KothenbeutelFull Time Abortionist$327,390
Dr. Charlie BrowneFull Time Abortionist$156,050
Beverly WhippleFounder & CEO$71,346

(**a.k.a. The papaya abortionist.)

Isn't it time to get the profit motive out of the abortion industry? All of the above are "non-profits". Just how much sacrifice do you think is involved for these individuals? Do we really want a society where an individual can make a very comfortable full-time career doing (or arranging) abortions?

NOTE: All salaries include benefit plan contributions, not just salary total compensation. Numbers are from 2005 and 2006. Names in blood red are for those we know or are almost certain are actually involved in bringing beautiful, innocent lives to an end with their own hands.

Monday, November 10, 2008

FAQ #4: Where is this $7 million going?

County Provider Paid

King Planned Parenthood (PP) of Western Washington $1,204,702

King Cedar River - Renton

Spokane PP of Spokane $ 424,283

King Aurora Medical Services $ 386,312

Yakima Cedar River - Yakima
$ 355,984

Thurston Sound Choice Health Center $ 237,771

King Aradia (now closed)
$ 229,148

Pierce Cedar River - Tacoma
$ 224,396

Whatcom Mt. Baker PP $ 205,119

Pierce All Womens Health $ 185,238

Oregon Lovejoy Surgicenter $ 174,170

King Seattle Medical & Wellness $ 168,984

Benton PP of Central WA - Kennewick $ 146,689

Clark PP of the Columbia $ 41,170

Yakima PP of Central WA - Yakima $ 28,344

Oregon Downtown Womens Center Inc. $ 25,968

King UW Medical Center $ 16,646

Thurston EWH Inc $ 16,204

King Swedish Hospital
$ 11,448

Oregon Oregon Health Science U. $ 10,119

Spokane Deaconess Hospital - Spokane $ 5,452

Oregon Bours Health Center $ 4,950

King Assoc. of University Physicians $ 4,756

King Harborview $ 3,765

Pierce Tacoma General $ 2,806

King Bellegrove Ob/Gyn Inc PS $ 1,783

King Group Health Coop $ 1,668

Skagit Skagit Valley Hospital Opps $ 1,061

King Evergreen Hospital
$ 785

King Group Health - Puget Sound $ 785

Spokane WomanHealth $ 594

Skagit Fidalgo Medical Assoc PLLC $ 266

Spokane Rockwood Clinic PS $ 266

Spokane Valley Ob/Gyn PS $ 248

King Minor & James Medical PLLC $ 198

King Bellegrove Prof Park $ 198

Skagit Skagit Valley Med. Ctr. $ 198

Skagit Island Family Physicians $ 11

These numbers are from Washington State Fiscal Year 2006. The numbers actually add up to only $5,276,388 (as opposed to the separately published total figure of $7,554,501 because of a narrower interpretation of "abortion-related services"). You can actually multiple these numbers by 30% (1.3) to get the amount of tax money these institutions actually received for the total set of abortion services rendered to Medicaid clients.