Thursday, October 12, 2006

Churches, Youth Orgs Partner with Planned Parenthood on Civil Rights Group

Joseph Bryars at Abortion Watch reports the disapointing news that "Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced last week that it has joined the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), sharing membership with such organizations as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Junior League, the Teamsters, YMCA and the National Bar Association, among others."

If you are a member of or contributor to any of the organizations that are part of the LCCR, I would encourage you to start putting the pressure on these organizations to get Planned Parenthood out of the LCCR.

Joseph makes this recommendation, "Pro-life members of these organizations should ask their leadership to revaluate its association with the LCCR since it now has common cause with the nation’s largest abortion provider." I, however, hesitate encouraging groups who are sincerely pro-life to pull their membership in LCCR. We need people on the inside fighting against Planned Parenthood, not pulling out in defeat and retreat. This only creates a vacuume that the pro-abortion side is only too willing to fill.

I scanned quickly through the membership list of LCCR and sadly I don't see any "fighters" for the pro-life cause there. Not the USCCB. Not Catholic Charities. Certainly not the ACLU, the NEA, or the League of Women Voters.

Which incidentally confirms an AIW axiom -- "Any group that isn't explicitly pro-life will become pro-choice overtime."

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