'Choice on Earth' Cards Offend Again

By Melanie Arter | July 7, 2008 | 8:05pm EDT

(CNSNews.com) - It's that time of year again, not just for Christmas, but for Planned Parenthood to solicit donations and promote abortion through its "Choice on Earth" e-cards.

A pro-life group said the nation's largest abortion provider has offended Christians once more by promoting the "distasteful" cards.

"They're at it again," said Jim Sedlak, executive director of the pro-life American Life League's STOPP International. "Despite having made efforts earlier this year to position itself as an organization supporting Christian principles, Planned Parenthood has once again chosen to offend Christians by selling its distasteful 'Choice on Earth' cards."

As Cybercast News Service previously reported, STOPP International has been protesting Planned Parenthood's use of the "Choice on Earth" cards for several years now, but the pro-life group said this year's pitch is "particularly offensive."

"In a year where tens of thousands of individuals have lost their lives in natural disasters around the world, and we passed the 2,000 mark for troops that have been killed in Iraq and the 1,000 mark for those that have died through capital punishment, it is particularly egregious that Planned Parenthood would use the Christmas season to celebrate the deaths of babies in the womb," said Sedlak.

"According to numbers just released by Planned Parenthood, 255,015 babies who visited Planned Parenthood facilities in 2004 will not be alive to celebrate the birth of Jesus this year," he added.

On Planned Parenthood's website, the cards are advertised with the sales pitch: "Tis the season to share with family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones the messages of 'Choice on Earth' or 'Peace Hope Justice.' Place your orders now for the 2005 Holiday Card."

STOPP International, however, said the word "choice" is synonymous with "abortion."

"Some misguided clerics within the Planned Parenthood realm may actually think that killing very young, innocent babies is okay with God, but this idea is anathema to most Christians," said Sedlak.

"We call on all people of faith who recognize each human life as a gift from God," Sedlak added, "to reject the message of Planned Parenthood and, instead, join with Christians in celebrating this season of peace and joy."

See Earlier Stories:
Planned Parenthood Attacked for 'Choice on Earth' Cards (Nov. 30, 2004)
Planned Parenthood Replays Negative Reviews of Holiday Card (Dec. 02, 2003)

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