When Blayne Wittig approached her mom with questions about sex in high school, she didn’t leave the conversation with many answers.
So she turned elsewhere. Her sister – who is eight years older – pointed her to the local Planned Parenthood. They gave Blayne her first month of birth control pills and sent her on her way.
This began Blayne’s relationship with Planned Parenthood, fostered by once-a-month visits for her supply of birth control. As Blayne got older, it became natural to see Planned Parenthood’s encouragement of teens being sexually active as helpful.
So when she found out she was pregnant as a 19-year-old college student, it wasn’t such a surprise when the nurse at the campus health center pointed her to Planned Parenthood. They had strategically positioned themselves to be there for her in the past, so it made sense that Planned Parenthood would be there now in the face of an unplanned pregnancy. When she was feeling desperate and not sure where to turn, she quickly accepted the first and only option that was presented to her, an abortion.
It's not an uncommon story.
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee, is intimately familiar with how Planned Parenthood turns children into clients.
Planned Parenthood is more than happy to answer your children’s questions. They push sex education in public schools as early as kindergarten. Over time, they build a relationship with students and begin promoting everything from sexual activity between minors to abortion.
Not only that, but they often encourage children not to talk to their parents about these issues and even help them conceal information from their parents. As Abby shared, the Planned Parenthood that she worked at would give out birth control to girls as young as 10 or 11 years old.
Planned Parenthood even filed a lawsuit against an Alaska law that simply required parental notification when an underage girl requested an abortion. Wouldn’t you want to know if your daughter was making such a life-changing decision – for both herself and her baby?
On top of all of that, Planned Parenthood has also been known to cover up sexual assault, performing abortions on the victims and failing to report the incident to police.
Is that really the type of organization you want your children getting information from?
Blayne, now a wife and mother of three, is passionate about educating her children – being open and honest with them about their questions.
After all, she knows that the questions will come. And she wants to make sure she’s the one to answer them.
The reality is that our federal abortion laws are stuck in the past. So, it makes sense that Mississippi would want its state law to reflect our modern scientific knowledge.
While claiming to protect women’s health, this legislation fails to acknowledge the physical and mental toll abortion has on women—to say nothing of the unborn female lives being aborted.