Thursday, June 30, 2011

Planned Parentood Shill KUOW in Hot Seat for False and Misleading Story on Vitae Caring Foundation

Is there anybody left in America who thinks the MSM and specifically Nation Public Radio are a neutral, unbiased group of hard working journalists and thinkers who are just searching their dog gone hardest for the truth? If you are one of those people, this story should put that notion to rest.

Many of you probably saw or heard about the billboards and bus signage the Vitae Caring Foundation put up this spring. Well, the local NPR station KUOW did a story on...well, we aren't quite sure what the story was on since they are denying that the story was even about Vitae.

That's strange.

Maybe the story was about web design! After all, the reporter Meghan Walker walker sat in Planned Parnethood's office with their director of public affairs Kristen Glundberg-Prossor and critiqued Vitae’s website for the first third of the interview. In that case they should have interviewed someone who knows something about web design, layout and copy. And maybe it should have been someone who didn't have a horse in the race.

So a PP public relations hack gets together with a reporter and they talk about Vitae's billboards and they never contact Vitae.

Silly us. Maybe the story was about Planned Parnethood! That seems the more likely subject since the story they aired is littered with falsehoods and lies about themselves and others that are all par for the course whenever PP or its friends open their mouths.

Vitae asked KUOW to appoint an ombudsman. KUOW has been non responsive. Why are we not surprised.

Vitae also e-mailed Mr. Nelson asking for the station’s Ethics Policy. To date, no reply has been received. Sadly, this is the same kind of action we get from local officials at Seattle Public Health and others when we ask for documents related to their policies on abortion.

Welcome to Seattle Vitae!

Vitae has since filed a complaint with the Washington News Council.

Vitae's full press release about the situation is here.

However, since their initial press release more problems with KUOW's story have come to light and were outlined in an email to us from Vitae president Carl Landwehr as follows:

  • The story inaccurately identified Jeff Smith as a doctor, when he in fact is an attorney with Lee & Hayes Law Firm in Spokane .
  • Jeff Smith JD is the Board Chairman of Life Services, not Life Choices as reported.
  • The quote from Jeff Smith used during the broadcast was taken out of context.  The quote came from an archive audio recording of Mr. Smith testifying before the Washington State Senate Health Care Committee earlier this year.  This archive piece was KUOW’s only attempt to offer information from the other side’s point of view.
  • Megan Walker, the reporter of this story, is not listed as a staff person on the KUOW website.  Does this mean she is (or was) an intern?  If so, we question KUOW’s ability to properly manage its intern reporting.
  • As KUOW received replies to this biased story and inaccuracies pointed out, the station continued to respond with their standard inaccurate reply (misidentifying Jeff Smith and continuing to say the story was not about Vitae).  This continued dissemination of misinformation points out a culture of misrepresentation that not only condones but affirms inaccurate reporting.
There we have it. The story is about bad reporting.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Join the Anti-Choice Project this Weekend to Show Seattle What "Choice" is all About

Hey Everyone,

We're going back out to the street corners once again this Saturday, June 11th between 2:30pm and 4pm to shed light on the intentionally vague mantra: "Freedom of Choice".  We meet in the north-west corner of the Northgate Mall parking lot by the Stanford's restaurant. 

When we let society dream about how nice it is to have "reproductive choices", injustice rules and babies die.

When we have the courage to stand up and SHOW our neighbors the bloody carnage they are actually choosing and supporting, babies live.  It's that simple.

We have to reach as many people as possible, while the greater society still has enough of a functioning conscience to realize the horror of abortion and be therefore sufficiently moved to reject it.

Terry, one of our committed regulars will not be able to attend because of a scheduling conflict and so we need some extra help. 

Please give the unborn an hour and a half of your time this month.  You will not regret it.  And bring your pro life friends.

Thank you for your support,

Marc Snyder
ACP Seattle

Pro-Abortion AG Rob McKenna to Announce Candidacy for Governor

It's been predicted for years now that AG Rob McKenna (R) was planning to run for governor. He's a Catholic and a Republican. He's also "pro-choice". His support for abortion is usually painted as support for women. After all, dead babies don't vote or contribute funds to political campaigns.

My in-box received several notices this week of an impending announcement that he would run for governor. And now the shoe has dropped.

Rob McKenna has abandoned his Catholic faith for political power. As reported to me by one of his old Eagle Scout friends, Rob used to sit around the campfire and plot out his rise to power. The ultimate goal: POTUS.

It's time for the women of Washington state to tell Rob McKenna abortion is bad for women and we won't vote for or contribute funds to anyone who thinks otherwise.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

If they think that way, they're going to act that way

Here at AIW we've been watching the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal with detached interest.

We really can't understand what all the fuss is about. Rep. Weiner is a pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-homosexual, pro-divorce, pro-pornography, pro-prostitution, pro-fornication member of congress. He thinks that way so of course he's going to act that way like so many others before him -- Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, just to name a few.

Afterall, wasn't Rep. Weiner just living the lifestyle he strongly believes in and promotes through legislation in Congress?  The same lifestyle that millions of American affirm when they vote liberal candidates of either party into office. No wonder he's refusing to resign.

In many ways it reminds us of the shock over the abortion murders committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Dr. Gosnell's crime was that he, "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has said.

Hello? Don't the American people get that abortion is legal in America through all nine months of pregnancy? Every year about 1.5 million are killed through abortion. Do they not know that zero, nada, zilch regulations exist governing how those babies are killed? "Inducing labor and cutting the back of the babies' necks with scissors and severing their spinal cords" is not illegal in America, even if the babies are "viable" as ABC's so kindly stated it for their naive readers who still think most abortions are pleasant affairs for women and babies.

As Christina Dunnigan at Realchoice points out, someone who does get the connection between getting out what you put in is the President of the United States -- "The President of the United States himself, when he was a State Senator in Illinois, went on record as believing that babies born alive during abortions are not to be afforded the same care and treatment as other babies, because to do so would unduly “burden” the woman and her doctor."

Apparently Dr. Gosnell was astonished that he was being so vigorously prosecuted.

We are more intrigued by the question of why is it that the American public is so shocked that after electing people who promote these horrific outcomes, the nation gets those exact outcomes.

All these things -- abortion, contraception, Planned Parenthood, homosexual acts, divorce, pornography, prostitution, fornication are either legal or promoted as critical to the American Way of Life and symbols of our great liberty and freedom. The American people shouldn't be surprised when that is what they get from their children, parents, elected officials and yes, even church leaders.

And that's exactly what we got with Rep. Weiner. He was simply living the Planned Parenthood lifestyle of "safe sex" that is promoted everyday in public schools, on television and legislative action around the country. According to Planned Parnethood, anything that feels good and is consentual is a-okay with PP and their supporters. Age, gender, marital status, location, etc. are irrelevant to those living the PP lifestyle. If it feels good do it!

We don't take joy in anyone's humiliation and failures but we do have to say that we aren't surprised.  Elected officials like Rep. Weiner who think that way about sex are going to act that way.