For the last few months, I have received an email from John Naughton and Project Mustard Seed. I keep meeting to write about this pro-life effort but always something keeps me from doing it. This month, I have included the entire note.
If you can, please do. If you can't, then please pray for an end to abortion.
Please consider joining thousands in the Mustard Seed Project by sending a letter each month to a designated corporation asking them to stop supporting Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider.
There is a sample letter for July 2014 below. You can use the sample letter or selected parts of the letter. Or you can write your own letter.
You can save your letter to use again next month; just change the addressee and date. Or, since new facts about PP are provided periodically, you may want to update your letter. It doesn't take long.
If you would like your letter to be considered for the August 2014 Project Mustard Seed, please send it to me.
Please remember to always keep the tone of your letter respectful and polite.
Use Google to view issues of “Abortuary Digest” highlighting PP’s operational problems.
The letter recipient for July 2014 is: GANNETT. Operations: advertising/marketing (Clipper, Jaxxon Promotions, Planet Discover, Ripple6, Spencer), broadcasting (cable/satellite: Captivate Network, television), graphics/imaging/printing, internet (products/services: Clipper, PointRoll, websites), publishing (catalogs/guides/specialty/trade, magazines, newspapers: USA Today, USA Weekend).
Please write to:Ms. Gracia C. Martore,President & CEO
Gannett Co. Inc.
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22107
Gannett has been on The Boycott List for a number of years. We last wrote to them in June 2004. Let’s remind them that we have not forgotten their support of Planned Parenthood. Please see their website for a complete list of all of their publications.
Thank you!____________________________________________________________July 2014
Ms. Gracia C. Martore
President & CEO
Gannett Co. Inc.
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22107
Dear Ms. Martore,
I am writing to ask you to reconsider your support of Planned Parenthood. I have become aware of the fact that your corporation is on the list for a pro-life boycott by Life Decisions International.
I am certain that your company gives donations to many causes and that you personally may not always be involved in the choices that are made.
I am asking to you stop your company's support of Planned Parenthood for several reasons, the most important being that abortions take the lives of innocent human beings.
This letter contains information about which you should be aware as we all want to know how our donations are used. . According to its annual reports, PP performs over 330,000 abortions annually and gives awards to PP facilities that exceed their quotas for doing abortions, and they do not do mammograms.
There are other reasons that Planned Parenthood does not need your support. As a "non profit" it has received billions in taxpayers’ funds over its history. Moreover, Planned Parenthood has been audited in several states, including California, New Jersey and New York and has been found to have overbilled for its services. In one audit, the overbilling was $630,000. PP settled a fraud suit with Texas for 4.3 million dollars.
Abortion injures women in many ways, but these injuries are denied by Planned Parenthood.
• 31% report suffering physical health complications.• 10% suffer immediate, potentially life-threatening complications.• Women have a 65% higher risk of clinical depression following abortion vs. childbirth.• 65% of women suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after abortion.• Women’s death rates from various causes are 3.5 times higher than after giving birth.• Many women describe their experience as “a nightmare”, which can hardly be equated with “choice.” 60% of women surveyed after abortion responded that “Part of me died.”• Suicide rates among women who have had abortions are six times higher than those who give birth.• Abortion increases a woman’s risk of future miscarriages by 60%.• A single abortion increases the risk of breast cancer by up to 44% and is even higher for multiple abortions.
Also, the organization Live Action for the last six years has done investigative reporting using undercover videos of Planned Parenthood supporting child sexual abuse, racism, deceptive counseling, sex-trafficking, false advertising, fraud and sex-selection abortions. Recently, Live Action videotaped a PP employee instructing a 15-year-old girl in S&M sex. Google 'Live Action Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood after Documenting Years of Abuse' and scroll down to see some of the videos. Google 'Planned Parenthood Exposed' to see the S&M video.
Some poll findings:86% say abortion should be illegal in the last three months of pregnancy. PP objects to banning these abortions, which are very painful to the baby.83% say there should be more restrictions on abortion. PP vigorously objects to any restrictions.77% support banning sex-selection abortions. PP actively lobbies to stop any attempt to ban sex-selection abortions. A sex-selection abortion is the killing of a baby girl just because she is a girl. Personally, I wonder at those who call all this “a war on women.” There is some logic missing here. These are baby women we are discussing.71% support notifying a parent of a minor’s abortion. PP actively lobbies to prevent children from notifying parents. Their latest (May 30, 2013) is a suit to overturn a Montana law.71% say abortion should be illegal in the second three months of pregnancy. PP objects to banning these painful abortions.
PP’S OPPOSITION TO SAFETY FOR WOMENPlanned Parenthood vehemently opposed a new Michigan law that requires women to be screened to help prevent coercive abortions, require aborted babies to be buried or cremated and abortuaries to be licensed and inspected.
License/inspection requirements include:• Patient welfare should be the number one priority;• Facility should be kept clean and sanitary;• A qualified physician shall be present and in authority.
No one who considers the safety of women among their priorities would oppose this law, but PP did. The PP abortuary in St. Louis has had 23 emergencies where women required an ambulance to transport them to the hospital.
The PP abortuary in Wilmington, Delaware had four (4) emergencies in the first two months of 2013 and was forced to clean the abortuary filth and train its workers.
Tonya Reaves was denied immediate hospitalization and died from four hours of hemorrhaging in the PP abortuary in Chicago.
Calls were made to PP abortuaries in seven states about their emergencies—they all denied any emergencies.
For moral, ethical and financial reasons I again ask you to refrain from supporting Planned Parenthood. If you don’t believe the information about PP in this letter, I suggest you may wish to do your own research. Thank you for reading my letter and for considering not contributing to Planned Parenthood.
Very truly yours,