Former Planned Parenthood Worker Regrets Role in Clinic

attwn_quittersA former employee of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has released a statement in the wake of the revelations Planned Parenthood affiliates are being compensated for providing aborted fetal remains to medical researchers.

In a column on the website for the group And Then There Were None he writes,

“My name is Jim and I once proudly worked for Planned Parenthood. As the Director of Security for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, I took the job thinking it was the most perfect opportunity a security professional could find.

“One person I swore to protect was the Vice President and Chief of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood, Savita Ginde. In fact, I was hired mostly because she approved. She questioned me at length during the interview process, and I heard later that she was the main reason I got the job.

“During that interview process, I asked her specifically ‘Why do the protestors claim you cut up baby parts and sell them for research?’ Her answer: ‘Because they’re crazy’. I even spent many a morning telling the protestors how they were lying about the body parts being sold. We didn’t do that. I was confident we didn’t, because that’s what I was told. (more…)

10 Facts Every Student Must Know About Religious Rights in School

Liberty Institute in Texas has put together a list of 10 facts every student (and, we would add, public school) must know about religious liberty. This is a great list to look over as students head back to school.

Liberty Institute’s list includes:

  1. Students have the right to First Amendment protections in public schools.
  2. Students have the right to read their Bibles at school during free reading times.
  3. Students have the right to pray before an athletic competition, school assembly, or other extra-curricular activity.
  4. Students have the right to pray during free time, such as lunch or recess.
  5. Students have the right to share their faith with their peers.
  6. Students have the right to talk about religion with teachers and school employees.
  7. Students have the right to write or talk about God in class or school assignments.
  8. Students have the right to start a religious club at their public school.
  9. Students have the right to distribute informational flyers and use school resources for their religious club.
  10. Students have the right to wear jewelry and clothing that expresses their religious beliefs.

Liberty Institute expounds on the facts on this list on their website, and they also provide additional resources to help people understand, exercise, and protect religious liberties. Click here for more information.

Unbundling Planned Parenthood’s Phony “Care Package”

For years Planned Parenthood has pushed the narrative that healthcare and abortion are a package deal. Recently, however, a series of videos have called into question many of Planned Parenthood’s practices.

Today the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview has released a new commentary on Planned Parenthood’s “phony bundle.” John Stonestreet writes,

It’s a ‘package deal’ that Christians must reject, even if there were strong evidence of the link between contraceptive services and abortion rates. But given the empirical difficulties, there is no doubt what our answer should be: no deal.

You can listen to Stonestreet’s entire commentary below or read it here.