As Frodo and Sam gazed at the great gates of Mordor in "The Lord of the Rings"trilogy, readers (and viewers watching the movies) could feel their fear and trepidation.
The sight of the great army was tremendously intimidating and it seemed as if they would never prevail. For social conservatives who have been fighting the great battle against abortion for decades, reading about Planned Parenthood’s massive “door-to-door army” recently could be relatable to the despair that Frodo and Sam experienced.
But that’s not how the story ends, is it?
Rolling Stone, wrote a fawning story about Planned Parenthood’s $30 million effort this election cycle to make sure that women aren’t deprived of their Supreme Court-given right to access abortion. It was revealed that Planned Parenthood Votes, a super PAC, along with Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a 501c4 that can do campaign work, are ramping up their door-knocking work in eight swing states and will have 800 paid staffers (more than the Hillary Clinton campaign) and 3,500 volunteers.
Members of Planned Parenthood rally to mark the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on January 22, 2008 in Westwood, California.(David McNew/Getty Images)
The unpleasant sound of those stomping feet traipsing across suburban neighborhoods in their pink shirts can already be heard.
Planned Parenthood is a supposed non-profit organization yet receives over half a billion dollars a year from taxpayers. They also provide around 30 percent of the abortions committed in the nation, which equals about 897 per day. Because of our government subsidies, this non-profit rakes in over a billion dollars in profit each year.
Planned Parenthood’s affiliated c4 organization then goes and buys politicians who will do their bidding in Congress, voting for more money for Planned Parenthood, no medical or safety standards for the abortion facilities, and no bans on abortion at any point or for any reason.
Then the massive, paid army goes out and knocks on three million doors, not only trying to persuade voters to cast ballots for their candidates, but also to talk about how wonderful Planned Parenthood is and all the good work they do. They kill two birds with one door knock – advertise their business and keep their allies in government.
This incestuous relationship between the non-profit and their election-orientated organizations is corruption at its finest.
Oh, and one other small detail: 99 percent of Planned Parenthood PACs donations so far in this election cycle went to Democrats and only 1 percent to Republicans.
Those Democrats have been working hard for their friends too. Even with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, Planned Parenthood has received their millions every year, courtesy of forced donations of taxpayers.
But no amount of money will ever be enough for Planned Parenthood. They continually complain that woman-hating laws that try to take away Planned Parenthood’s tax dollars or repeal the bi-partisan Hyde Amendment hurt the poor. Imagine what that $30 million investment in Planned Parenthood’s ground game could do for women in inner cities or those who need a little extra help. Job training, childcare supplements, material support, prenatal support, etc. But no, that money needs to go back into the cycle of corruption so Planned Parenthood can cash the check from taxpayers, buy politicians, get more money, cash more checks, and do even more damage to women and their babies on a daily basis than they already do.
Planned Parenthood is the army of destruction and ruin as they betray women and fill their own bank accounts.
But it’s not over and good will ultimately prevail over evil. As the pro-life movement trends younger and younger, there is great hope. Institute for Pro-Life Advancement polling earlier this year showed a majority of Millennials believe abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. Pro-life students on hundreds of campuses across the country hold diaper drives, pray in front of abortion facilities, host baby showers for pregnant and parenting students, and have fruitful conversations with their pro-choice peers every day.
This is the generation that will end the atrocity of abortion. A one day soon, the army of Planned Parenthood will be a memory of the past.
Kristan Hawkins is president of Students for Life of America.
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