Monday, February 14, 2011

Refuting the Liberal Press

On 2/12/11, the Denver Post, no friend of conservatives in this city, ran a very misleading article on their front page reporting what they called a “sea change” in policy at Focus on the Family toward the abortion industry. They reported that Mr. Jim Daly, the president of Focus was going to dialog with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains to try to help them reach their goal of making abortion “rare.” Below is a letter I wrote to Mr. Daly concerning that article:

Dear Mr. Daly,

My wife and I have been long time supporters of FOTF; and we will continue to support that fine Christian ministry. We have been deeply involved in the Pro-Life movement since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973; and we are the founders of Caring Hands Pregnancy Center in southwest Denver.

I read with deep angst the article in the Denver Post of 2/12/11 which referred to the “sea change” of policy in FOTF. The article implied that Focus would begin to compromise with Planned Parenthood on the abortion issue. I listened to that program; and determined that the Post’s article was a gross misstatement, obviously designed to diminish conservative support for the FOTF ministry. It did not seem to me that Focus is even thinking about changing its attitude toward this horrendous problem in our country; and I am very thankful for that.

I sent an e-mail to Electa Draper, the author of the article protesting her misleading article.

All that being said, I think it is pointless to try to dialog with leaders of the abortion movement about their purported goal of making abortion “rare.” If they really wanted to do that, they have had many opportunities to do it in the past, which they have not done. As a matter of fact, they have done everything they could do to make abortion a common procedure in the United States. Their condom education program in schools and media has encouraged young people to have more and more sex outside of marriage; this produces ever more abortion business for them—which makes them more and more income. They know very well that the most effective way to get a teenager pregnant it is to put her on birth control pills, and that is just another avenue through which they are advancing their grizzly business.

If you really want to talk with the leaders of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains about how you can help them make abortion “rare,” I guess there would be no harm in that; but I would not expect anything good to come of those talks. I do not recommend talking with them!

Your colleague in saving unborn life,
Edward Manring, M.D., M.S.

No comments:

Post a Comment