Planned Parenthood


Does Planned Parenthood Reduce Abortions by Preventing Pregnancies?

by Rachel MacNair We’re aware of people whose hearts sincerely ache at the killing of unborn children, and who take action to educate about the horrors of abortion and otherwise try to prevent it, who ask: if PP is a major provider of contraception, and this prevents pregnancies, doesn’t PP therefore prevent abortions? PP certainly…


Finding Alternatives to Planned Parenthood

by Rachel MacNair Back on January 7, 2016, I wrote a post for this blog called “Defunding Planned Parenthood” that went over the consistent-life reasoning to take such action for a nonviolent world. It responds to the objection that PP contraception programs prevent abortions by explaining how this doesn’t fit experience. It also responds to…


Noncooperation with Planned Parenthood

by Rachel MacNair As nonviolence advocates, when we take on abortion as one of our issues we naturally want to apply the knowledge about effective nonviolent action to countering abortion practice. A major part of the theory of why nonviolence works is that any kind of power relies on other people cooperating. From independence movements…


Guns and Abortion: Extremists Resemble One Another

by Carol Crossed, Consistent Life Board member At his press conference about gun control, President Obama was clear and uncomplicated: The Constitution protects the right to bear arms. But some restraints on our freedom are necessary to protect innocent people. This should carry weight with Republicans since this is the same argument they make to…


De-funding Planned Parenthood?

by Rachel MacNair The concept of the U.S. federal government removing all federal taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood has been a hot legislative topic recently. It seems to be set aside for now, but is bound to come up again and again. What is there to say from a consistent-life view? First, withdrawing…