Thursday, December 04, 2008
So think about giving a gift of health this year. And if by chance you have already bought and wrapped that beautiful pearl necklace or designer watch- there's always New Year's Eve to think about...
Gift certificates can be purchased in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 at any Planned Parenthood of Illinois Health Center beginning Monday December 8th, 2008.
Planned Parenthood Gift Certificates
As you can imagine, some people are rather alarmed by this:
Baptist Press - Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates - News with a Christian Perspective: "The certificates also can be redeemed to help pay for abortions, the Associated Press reported, though a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman doubted certificates would be given for such a reason. 'I certainly don't think anyone would consider giving it for that purpose,' Kate Shepherd said, according to AP.
That assertion from Planned Parenthood was neither reassuring nor comforting for pro-life advocates.
The new gift certificates 'represent a brazen and ill-disguised effort to package abortion as a gift,' wrote Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. on his weblog Dec. 3.
They 'have been called 'tasteless,' but a better description of these gift certificates is deadly,' Mohler said. 'There is every reason to believe that some babies will have their lives ended by means of these gift certificates.
'The Culture of Death creeps forward all around us.'