Planned Parenthood's Core Principle: The Ethics of Misinformation

Judie Brown
November 11, 2011
Reproduced with Permission

Twisted values have always been a Planned Parenthood hallmark whether discussing the human rights of the preborn or a believer's right to love God. No matter what the right thing to do might be, you can count on Planned Parenthood to do the opposite.

For example, during the November 2 hearing on Capitol Hill which addressed whether or not new Obama regulations actually threaten conscience rights, Planned Parenthood's pawn, Catholics for Choice, told those in attendance, "When medical professionals refuse to provide legal reproductive health services, or provide timely referrals to other providers, they violate the right to conscience of the person seeking those services."

If this sounds a bit familiar to you, you may recall two years ago when Planned Parenthood adamantly opposed conscience protection laws, stating in a media release that such protections "will severely impede access to basic health care services for women."

There is nothing these people will not do to protect their income stream, even if it means ponying up false witness to a simple principle like protecting the rights of those who do not want to tear babies limb from limb or provide expectant mothers with chemicals that will kill their babies and potentially cause severe health problems to the women using them. Respecting conscience means denying money to Planned Parenthood, and the organization wants none of it. This is ethics lesson number one.

Planned Parenthood's masterful abuse of ethics knows no boundaries, even when it is caught red-handed with its hand in the till. A "whistleblower," Karen Reynolds by name, worked at Planned Parenthood for 10 years. When she finally decided that she could no longer keep silent about the fraud occurring in her place of employment, she provided documentation alleging that her "bosses trained employees to bill government agencies for medical and family planning services not rendered, for services no reasonable medical personnel would provide, and - the biggest bombshell - for abortion-related services fudged to appear as if they were not."

Reynolds's 35-page complaint is explosive. It states in part, "PPGC [Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast] even utilized cross-training of employees whereby employees from 'under-performing' clinics were sent to higher-performing clinics to train on methods of increasing revenue billed to state and federal health care programs. For example, PPGC corporate directors instructed the Lufkin clinic to send assistant director Regina Wittmann to the Greenspoint Clinic in Houston for several days for training on how to increase the average 'price per visit' for WHP, Medicaid, and Title XX patients."

As Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood tells us, "Former Planned Parenthood employees are beginning to put a real strain on the abortion giant's business through lawsuits and their public witness about the reality of what goes on inside the facilities."

Interestingly, where bilking tax payers is concerned, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, is silent - and we do not believe she is suffering from laryngitis. Richards' position appears to be this: Don't comment on the deceptive way tax dollars are being abused at Planned Parenthood facilities and the questions will go away. This is ethics lesson number two.

Following on the same path, we also must make note of the fact that Planned Parenthood's biggest Achilles heel is God Himself. It is clear that the organization cannot function within a framework of checks and balances that is based on the natural law. It much prefers having a structure of man-made regulations that oppress the believer and deny the truth. Why else would phrases such as "close the 'Catholic gap' in contraceptive coverage" spew from the lips of Planned Parenthood officials?

Clearly, wherever accurate, clear facts and proof of the dangers of contraception and abortion exist there is a Planned Parenthood ethic that will debunk, discard, or destroy that which is true and logical. This is ethics lesson number three.

As people committed to defending the innocent and sharing fundamental, documentable facts, we realize we must never back away from defying the evil in our midst.

The antidote to the ethics of misinformation is obvious. Let us use it wisely, often, and diligently.