From STOPP International comes this report:
Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce magazine promotes PP intimidation tactic
We received word from a STOPPer in Walla Walla, Washington, that the local chamber of commerce is supporting Planned Parenthood’s intimidation campaign, Pledge-a-Protester, by carrying a story about the “success” of the campaign in the Chamber’s magazine, Valley Business News. Through Pledge-a-Protester, PP hopes to dissuade protestors and at the same time raise money for its failed programs, asking for contributions based on the number of protesters who show up at the PP facility.
The story in the Chamber of Commerce magazine included a quote from Anna Franks, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho that said Planned Parenthood stands for “exceptional health care, honest education, and fearless advocacy. We know the best way to prevent unintended pregnancies and lower the abortion rate is to make sure all people have access to information and basic family planning services,” Franks said.
The chamber of commerce also lists Planned Parenthood of Central Washington on its website under business directory.
Please call the chamber at (509) 525-0850, e-mail: email@example.com or write:
Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 644
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Politely insist that the chamber of commerce stop promoting Planned Parenthood and therefore its political agenda of abortion and sexualization of our children.
Planned Parenthood says it is not a business but a non-profit organization. Yet, the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce told our informant it has to accept the PP story because PP is a paid member and it cannot ostracize legal/legitimate businesses because it doesn’t agree with the nature of their business.
If another sexually oriented business wanted to become a member of the chamber of commerce, would the chamber leadership feel compelled to accept the membership and the stories of that business in its magazine, so long as it pays its dues? I think not.
You can point chamber administration to the following Planned Parenthood resources if they have any doubt that PP is bad for the community:
Teen Talk, Planned Parenthood’s website for teens.
Take Care Down There; another PP website for young people.
Happy, Healthy and Hot, a PP brochure.