Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Northwest is used to getting up in your business, but is now planning to get you involved in their new business, which is about all-things immigration.
Must Read Alaska readers might encounter them in either Anchorage or Fairbanks on Saturday, as they start gearing up for the election season by focusing on their goals of both ending unplanned pregnancies and promoting unplanned immigration.
Curiously, PP is positioning itself as the savior of families.
In Anchorage, they’ll go door-to-door to identify abortion-friendly voters, while in Fairbanks you can meet up with them at Golden Heart Plaza in a “Fairbanks Families Belong Together Rally” at noon, to where “Planned Parenthood Votes will be joining with the ACLU of Alaska and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fairbanks to rally and show opposition to the separation and detention of families at the border.
“At Planned Parenthood, we believe that the rights to access health care and the ability to stay with your family are essential to living a happy and complete life. Part of honoring immigrant heritage in this country is fighting to protect immigrant rights so that immigrants who have and continue to enter our country are able to live a life of dignity — no matter what.”
Some observers note that Planned Parenthood is actually responsible for ripping families apart by removing children from the wombs of their mothers, and then destroying them as tissue. It’s the “complete life” part that kind of went over the edge, no?
But that’s not how Planned Parenthood sees it. For them, having secure borders is “inhumane.” The organization is in favor of all immigrants, “no matter what.” And having a happy and complete life is for those already born.
“The Trump-Pence administration has stepped up its attacks on immigrants and refugees in unimaginable ways over the past week, closing America’s doors to survivors of domestic violence and defending the inhumane separation of families.
“These un-American policies go against our values and Planned Parenthood will continue to stand with refugees, asylum seekers, and all immigrants in their quest for a better life. We condemn the administration’s callous attempts to divide our families, our country, and our world.
“We will not silently stand by as Dreamers, DACA recipients, and immigrants, many of whom are part of the Planned Parenthood community and rely on Planned Parenthood for health care, are ripped apart from their families and stripped of their rights and protections.
“Join us to call for an end to family separation,” the letter urges its readers.
The note is signed “in solidarity,” by the political and organizing director of Planned Parenthood’s Seattle office, a former union organizer and operative for Organizing for America, a subgroup founded by Barack Obama inside the Democratic National Committee.
Of course, if you are not interested in joining the fun with Planned Parenthood, find Suzanne Downing at the air show tomorrow, starting at 10:30 am.