Image via WikipediaJust when I thought we had hit rock bottom, here comes a story from Alaska about Planned Parenthood selling holiday "gift" certificates for a "pregancy free" Christmas season. - Brian
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”
by Joel Davidson
11/17/10 8:04 PM
Five days after the start of Advent, in which Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus, the largest provider of abortions in Alaska plans to utilize a popular holiday bazaar in Anchorage to promote and raise funds for their organization.
Planned Parenthood, which in past years has promoted a “Choice on Earth” abortion campaign during the Christmas season, is now offering gift certificates which can be used toward paying for abortions.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is scheduled to be one of 35 non-profit organizations that will participate in the annual Mitzvah Mall, a December 5 holiday bazaar hosted by Congregation Beth Sholom, a Reform Jewish synagogue in Anchorage.
In an email to supporters, Planned Parenthood noted that the “very popular season bazaar” is a place to find gifts for “hard-to-buy-for people on your list.”
According to the Congregation Beth Sholom Web site, Mitzvah is the Hebrew word for “good deed.” The Mitzvah Mall will allow bazaar goers to “choose among gifts that support programs of 35 nonprofit organizations.”
It adds, “These gifts from the heart range in price from $5 to $30.”
Planned Parenthood recently made headlines in Alaska for its opposition to a successful ballot measure that now requires abortion practitioners to notify at least one parent of a minor girl before they perform an abortion on her.
Planned Parenthood runs five clinics in Alaska, four of which perform abortions and one that refers for abortion. On average, more than 600 abortions are performed in Alaska annually.
LifeNews.com Note: This article originally appeared in the Catholic Anchor newspaper and is reproduced here with permission.